Sunday 17 February
09:30         Choir practice
11:00        Morning Worship
Theme:      ‘Revealed in Wellbeing’.  Bible readings: Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1 and Luke 6: 17-26
14:00          Merton Winter Night Shelter

Monday 18 February

Tuesday 19 February
20:00      Communications & Publicity Team

Wednesday 20 February
12:00-14:00     Trinity Angelus
20:00      Queens Road Housegroup

Thursday 21 February
19:30      Prayer Group

Friday 22 February 
20:00      Choir Practice

Saturday 23 February
18:30      Chinese New Year Supper

Sunday 24 February
09:30       Choir practice
11:00      Morning Worship with Baptism & Reception into Church membership
Theme:    ‘Revealed in Peace’.  Bible Readings: Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 & Luke 6: 27-38
14:00      Merton Winter Night Shelter

The Queens Road housegroup will meet this Wednesday (20 February) at 8pm at 217 Queens Road.
We are currently studying St Mark’s Gospel. We start with tea or coffee before embarking on our exploration of the Bible passage.

Many people say they’d like to join a study group. If you are one of these people, why not come along to see if this is what you are looking for ?  You will be very welcome.

We invite you to set aside a few minutes, each Wednesday between noon and 2pm, to pray with the Trinity community.

Local:
Pray for the Merton Winter Night Shelter, hosted at Trinity and other local faith venues. Pray for Faith in Action, working the year round.

National:
This is OCD Awareness week. Pray for those affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders.

Global:
Pray for France, Germany and Monaco (World Council of Churches Ecumenical prayer cycle)

Our next Church Meeting is on Tuesday 12 February. 

At our November meeting it was agreed that we should learn more about Community Sponsorship of Refugees.

The Salvation Army has been involved with the Home Office in helping to shape the Community Sponsorship initiative, whereby vulnerable people fleeing conflict are resettled in this country.

The local Salvation Army in Raynes Park formed a Community Sponsorship Group, and sponsored a refugee family from Syria.  We are fortunate that Major Nick Coke, their church leader and the Salvation Army’s Refugee Response Coordinator, will be coming to our Church Meeting on 12 February to share his experience of the scheme.

All church members are encouraged to attend and we do hope there will be a good attendance to welcome Nick at 8 o’clock in the Mansel Road Centre.

A full agenda for the meeting can be seen here.

The 2019 World Day of Prayer (formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer) has been prepared by the women of Slovenia and will be celebrated in more than 170 countries, in more than 60 languages and 1000 dialects around the world. The theme, “Come – Everything is Ready” will be celebrated in Wimbledon on Friday 1 March at St Saviour’s church, Grand Drive and Wimbledon Congregational church – see below for times and details.  Refreshments will be served after each Service.  All welcome.

Sunday 10 February
11:00      Morning Worship
Theme: “Revealed in Testimony”.  Bible Readings: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11;  Luke 5:1-11
14:00      Merton Winter Night Shelter

Monday 11 February

Tuesday 12 February
20:00      Church Meeting

Wednesday 13 February
12:00-14:00     Trinity Angelus
20:00      Church & Society

Thursday 14 February
19:30      Prayer Group

Friday 15 February 
10:00      Trinity Toddlers
19:30      Film Club
20:00      Choir practice

Saturday 16 February
16:00      Pilots

Sunday 17 February
09:30      Choir practice
11:00      Morning Worship
Theme: ‘Revealed in Wellbeing’.  Bible readings: Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1 & Luke 6: 17-26
14:00      Merton Winter Night Shelter

We invite you to set aside a few minutes, each Wednesday between noon and 2pm, to pray with the Trinity community.

Local:
Pray for our Church and Society group and our Prayer group, meeting this week.

National:
Next Sunday is Racial Justice Sunday. Pray for those suffering injustice and pray for our society riddled with injustice, which is damaging for all of us.

Global:
Pray for Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland (World Council of Churches Ecumenical prayer cycle)

The Merton Night Shelter has been running for eight years now at faith venues across Merton borough, serving homeless people over the coldest months. Run as a partner project of the  YMCA St Paul’s Group (an association of YMCAs serving young people and communities across London), it’s supported by the Wimbledon Foundation and Merton Council.

YMCA Project Coordinator Nicki Zisman allocates 14 places at the Merton Night Shelter to people who are either referred by partner agencies or who have self-referred. Many people are referred via the Merton Faith in Action Homeless Project. Valerie (main picture) is the only female guest at the shelter and has her own private space allocated. She is Hungarian and speaks little English, so YMCA staff communicate with her via Google translate.

Beds are set up at the Merton Night Shelter venues where the guests are also provided with a hot dinner, and depending on the venue, a shower too. Set-ups vary from venue to venue, depending on space. “We have 14 different faith venues hosting which include churches, the synagogue and the mosque, with the Hindu temple providing the food at one of the churches. We will host approximately 35 people over any winter season,” says Nicki.

Polish speaking volunteers help the guests

“Our core purpose is to offer respite over the coldest winter months, but we try to help people  move into accommodation. We register everyone with a GP and try to support with what ever issues are guests need help with.

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Sunday 3 February
10:30      Elders’ Meeting
11:00      Morning Worship with Holy Communion
Theme: “Revealed in Confrontation”.   Bible Readings (Psalm 71:1-6;  Luke 4:21-30)
14:00      Merton Winter Night Shelter at Trinity

Monday 4 February
20:00     Badminton

Tuesday 5 February

Wednesday 6 February
14:30      Wednesday Social Group
20:00      Elders’ Council

Thursday 7 February
19:30      Prayer Group

Friday 8 February 
10:00      Trinity Toddlers
20:00      Choir practice
20:00      Friday Fellowship

Saturday 9 February

Sunday 10 February 
09:30      Choir practice
11:00      Morning Worship
Theme: “Revealed in Testimony”.  Bible Readings: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11;  Luke 5:1-11
14:00      Merton Winter Night Shelter

The year of the Pig

We will be holding a church supper to celebrate the Chinese New Year on Saturday 23 February at 6.30pm in the Mansel Road Centre.

Adults £12, Children £6, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £32.
Price include full Chinese meal with jasmine tea (bring your own wine or soft drinks, if required).

Book places early – using sign-up sheet on the vestry corridor notice board or the clipboard during coffee time on Sundays.

Everyone very welcome!