Fall is coming, Bev Mar wrote last month,
and with it a new season. As the writer of Ecclesiastes said,
“To everything there is a season and a time for every matter
We at Trinity, like the rest of the world since Covid, have been
reassessing our life in this part of the world. Sometimes, a
time away from what we are used to can give us new vision and
open us to new ideas. In the early months of Covid there was no
gathering of community for worship, then when we were allowed to
open the doors, the doors were shut because of a dangerous
building. When it was decided that worship in the parish hall
would be safe – we had to figure out what that would look like
with no organ, just a piano, folding chairs and a makeshift
altar. We just went with what we had and what we knew.
By early December of 2022 we were allowed back into the
sanctuary for worship. We were excited! For several years,
Father Chuck Cannon and Pastor Gina Gaudet led worship at
Trinity, each serving two weeks a month. Sylvia Schoenberg for
almost her entire life was our organist. Sylvia, at 90, retired.
Father Chuck did his last service on Christmas Eve 2022 and also
retired. Pastor Gina was on the Canadian side of the border. If
worship was to happen, it was going to have to look different.