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    May 2020
    M T W T F S S

    Trinity Church Centre

    Trinity Church Centre


    Postcode:- LA14 5HT


    Trinity Church Centre is still here – just differently


     There’s a lot of help, support and advice out there to help us through the coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few of them

     Did you know that there’s a Support Hub in Barrow offering advice, support and practical help for people who are self-isolating? It doesn’t offer any medical advice.

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    For more information on coronavirus please go to:






     There’s also a Facebook group offering support, information and advice for the local area.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Community help (barrow & surrounding areas)

    It’s a private group. Just ask to join if you think it could be useful to you

    If you need spiritual help, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help


    Trinity Church Centre, Warwick St, Barrow, LA14 5HT

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    Trinity Church Centre goes live on Facebook with Messy Church this Saturday, May 9th – our usual meeting time of 3pm. Families, friends and helpers are invited to join Rev Jennet McLeod for a story time and craft activity – hope to see you there! Tell your friends!
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    Answers to the quizzes and more!


    The answers to last time’s quizzes are attached – and there’s a new one for you

    Some things you could do during the lock down

    ·       If you’re running out of things to do, why not see what Barrow library has to offer? They have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/barrowlibrary. It’s got quite a lot of interesting and entertaining things on it.

    There’s also an App which you can download. It’s called Borrow Box, and it can be downloaded onto your Android phone or tablet, your iPhone or iPad, or your Kindle Fire. You can borrow both ebooks and audio books from there. Just think how lovely it will be to sit in the sun (it’s bound to come back soon) and listen to an audio book. You could let your children choose a book to listen to as well

    ·       Remember to buy something to put in the Foodbank collection point when you go shopping. If you’re doing online shopping, look for the chance to donate to Barrow’s Foodbank

    ·       Keep in touch with us. Join our Facebook group, or like our Facebook page, or do both.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TrinityChurchCentre/ Trinity Church Centre

    ·       If you think we can help in any way, please contact us

    ·       If you’ve spent time making your own quizzes or puzzles and would like to let other people have a try at them, send them to us and we’ll attach them to a future edition of Trending


    Sunday 24th May

    ·10am – go the South West Cumbria United Area Facebook page for service with Rev Zena Smith. If you miss it, it’ll still be there for you to see. The only difference will be that you aren’t likely to be taking part in the service at the same time as other people

    ·11am, or whenever you like. Use the Worship Sheet for today (it’s attached to this email) to join with lots of others as we worship at home – together whilst apart. It’s a way for us to be together, even though we can’t physically be together

    Thursday 28th May

    ·       11am – Pause and Pray. Go to South West Cumbria United Area Facebook page for ‘Pause and Pray with Rev Zena Smith

    ·       2pm – Bible study on Zoom, led by Rev Jennet McLeod. We’re studying 1 Timothy. If you’d like to take part please get in touch, and we’ll send you everything you need. See you there.

    Sunday 31st May

    ·10am – go the South West Cumbria United Area Facebook page for a livestreamed service with Rev Zena Smith.

    ·11am, or whenever you like. Make yourself comfortable. Maybe curl up with a cuppa, and enjoy a time of quiet and peacefulness as you use our Worship Sheet for today. The Worship Sheet is attached to this email

    Thursday 4th June

    ·       11am – Pause and Pray. Go to South West Cumbria United Area Facebook page for ‘Pause and Pray with Rev Zena Smith

    ·       2pm – Bible study on Zoom, led by Rev Jennet McLeod. We’re studying 1 Timothy. If you’d like to take part please get in touch, and we’ll send you everything you need.

    If you find you have no way of getting either food or medication

    phone – 01229 444 407  or  0800 783 1966

    You’ll be connected to a centre which will take all the necessary details. This information will be passed to the co-ordinator of your local area hub, who will deal with it. This is a very efficient and useful service run mainly by volunteers. It doesn’t give advice. It helps people who have no other means of getting either food or medication, and makes sure that they get what they need. It covers both Barrow and Dalton. Sophie and Tim, from Trinity, are involved in the running and organisation of this project, as are many people from churches throughout the town

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    2020 24 May

    2020 31 May

    SUNDAY, 17th May 2020

    6th Sunday of Easter

    Call to Worship:

    Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great are your powers. All the earth bows down to you, they sing praise to you, they shall praise your name in song.’ Gracious God may our worship today be acceptable to you. Amen.

    Hymn – We have a Gospel to Proclaim (StF 418)

    We have a gospel to proclaim,

    good news for all throughout the earth;

    the gospel of a Saviour’s name:

    we sing his glory, tell his worth.

    Tell of his birth at Bethlehem —

    not in a royal house or hall,

    but in a stable dark and dim,

    the Word made flesh, a light for all.

    Tell of his death at Calvary:

    hated by those he came to save,

    in lonely suffering on the cross,

    for all he loved his life he gave.

    Tell of that glorious Easter morn:

    empty the tomb, for he was free.

    He broke the power of death and hell

    that we might share his victory.

    Tell of his reign at God’s right hand,

    by all creation glorified.

    He sends his Spirit on his Church

    to live for him, the Lamb who died.

    Now we rejoice to name him King:

    Jesus is Lord of all the earth.

    This gospel-message we proclaim:

    we sing his glory, tell his worth.

    Edward Joseph Burns (b. 1938)


    Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.

    And kindle in them the fire of your love.

    Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

    And you will renew the face of the earth.

    Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful.

    In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right

    and always rejoice in your consolation.

    We ask this through Christ our Lord.


    The Lord’s Prayer  – Our Father…………..Amen

    Today’s Readings:

    John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31


    In John’s Gospel, chapter 14, verse 15 records Jesus making a clear statement of fact: ‘if you love me, you will keep my commandments.’ Have you ever wondered if the degree with which you love God, reflects the degree to which you obey God? Or perhaps the degree to which you obey God and follow his teachings shows the rest of the world how much you love God? As our love for Jesus grows through our getting to know him more closely than ever before, through our reading and meditating on God’s Word, through our willingness not only to pray but also to give time to listen for God to answer, so will our obedience to God, for we will want even more to please God. However, being obedient to God is not an easy thing, for if it was everyone would claim to be a Christian! But we know that we do not need to struggle alone, relying on our own strength to keep Jesus’ commands, for Jesus tells us that God will give us another helper (vs 16). The Greek word for helper is parakletos, and this word has also been used in the New Testament to mean an advocate, an intercessor, a consoler, or a comforter. Today we use the term paraclete taken from the Greek parakletos, when we speak of the Holy Spirit and it is indeed the Holy Spirit that Jesus speaks of here. We need the power of the Holy Spirit to help us obey God, to teach us to rely on Jesus’ strength rather than our own, to help us converse with Jesus through our prayers. The Holy Spirit helps us to do what we, on our own, cannot do. John uses another title for the Holy Spirit in this passage too. In verse 17 he refers to the Holy Spirit as ‘Spirit of Truth’ who works in and through us to bring us into a new level of truth awareness. And Jesus reminds us that the Holy Spirit, unlike the risen Lord for the disciples, will never leave us. Our helper, our comforter, our intercessor, our Advocate will be with us always, we just need to learn to trust in this awesome promise of God’s. Amen.


    Creator God, teach us your children how to love your world so that we are careful stewards of your creation.

    Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us

    Loving God, teach us your children how to love humankind. Show us how to share our riches with those who have none. Give us the grace to love our enemies, and to give every woman and man their due. Help us to pray for our community and teach us how to serve within it.

    Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us.

    Enduring God, teach us your children how to work for peace in your world. Make us peacemakers in our own communities. Help us to pray with understanding for the divisions in your world. We pray now for all the situations that may be experiencing peace for the first time in a long time, may it continue after the virus.

    Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us

    Lord God teach us your children how to be fully members of your body, the church. We pray for all who today will worship you throughout the world. We ask you to bless them and lift to you those people known to us who suffer at this time. [speak the names out loud]

    Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us.

    Loving God teach us your Children how to comfort those who mourn. We pray for those who have died and ask you comfort those left behind.

    Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us

    We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

     Hymn – I Cannot Tell (StF 350)

    I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship,
    should set his love upon us, now or then,
    or why, as Shepherd, he should seek the wanderers,
    to bring them back, they know not how or when.
    But this I know, that he was born of Mary
    when Bethlem’s manger was his only home,
    and that he lived at Nazareth and laboured,
    and so the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is come.

    I cannot tell how silently he suffered,
    as with his peace he graced this place of tears,
    or how his heart upon the cross was broken,
    the crown of pain to three-and-thirty years.
    But this I know, he heals the broken-hearted,
    and stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,
    and lifts the burden from the heavy-laden,
    for yet the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is here.

    I cannot tell how he will win the nations,
    how he will claim his earthly heritage,
    how satisfy the needs and aspirations
    of east and west, of sinner and of sage.
    But this I know, all flesh shall see his glory,
    and he shall reap the harvest he has sown,
    and some glad day his sun shall shine in splendour,
    when he the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is known.

    I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship,
    when at his bidding every storm is stilled,
    or who can say how great the jubilation
    when every human heart with love is filled.
    But this I know, the skies will thrill with rapture,
    and myriad, myriad human voices sing,
    and earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, will answer:
    ‘at last the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is King!’

    William Young Fullerton (1857–1932)


    The love of God be the passion in your heart.

    The joy of God your strength when times are hard.

    The presence of God a peace that overflows.

    The Word of God the seed that you might sow.

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    Trinity Church Centre (A Brief History) –

    ‘We’ll go in the strength of the Lord’ is our motto and anniversary hymn, first sung as we left our premises for the massive refurbishment programme to commence, and as we rejoiced when our ‘new church’ was blessed on completion.

                    Trinity Church Centre began life as several churches – Abbey Methodist, Hawcoat Methodist and Emmanuel URC. Situated on the main road in to the town centre of Barrow-in-Furness, we came together in 1991, in what was the Abbey Methodist building. It underwent massive refurbishment and restyling to provide us with an accessible building, comprising a fully adaptable, upstairs worship area, a lift being available for those who have a need for it. The worship area is set up with an audio visual facility, and there are further meeting rooms off the main room. Downstairs we have a large lounge with coffee bar, large, fully equipped   kitchen, and storage, as well as an offset small chapel which is used for evening and occasional services. There are various meeting rooms, and a large multi-use games hall.  

    Many organisations meet within our premises on a regular basis. We have good links with the WI and the Civic Society, Toddlers, Steelworks Brass band as well as our own bible study, Guiding groups, indoor bowls, badminton and Women on Wednesday.  Our monthly coffee mornings are hosted by different groups of the church, and are a vital link with the local community as well as the United Area. At this time a prayer room is available for anyone who wishes to make use of it.

    On a Thursday mornings we meet for a dedicated prayer time, to complement the prayer book which is always available. We also have a small but dedicated Junior Church who enjoy sharing in worship. We have All Age and Parade services once a term.  There is an evening healing service each month and also a monthly reflective act of worship using words, music, images and silence to aid our reflection.  We also have joint services with the United Area, the nearby Baptist Church, the Barrow Mission Community and Churches Together in Barrow and District.


    Trinity Church Centre is part of the South West Cumbria United Area – the Methodist Church and United Reformed Church working together in South West Cumbria.

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