Posts from July 2023

Posts from July 2023

The Passing of Tom Ewart

This announcemenl is to let you know that our friend, Tom Ewart, a beloved part of Holy Trinity, has passed. We offer prayers for his family. Into your hands, O merciful Savior, We commend your servant Tom. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, A sheep of your own fold, A lamb of your own flock, A sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy,Into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, And into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

Living With the Weeds

This week’s Gospel reading brings us face to face with an uncomfortable reminder:  Good and Evil dwell together in this world.  And this will continue to be true until God reconciles and redeems all things. Sunday, I shared about the things in our journey that are difficult for us. Things like disease, murder, aging, divorce and mental illness. Things that make us wonder why God doesn’t step in. Or why these things happen. Or why they exist. The parable from…

The Rocky Places

If you were present on Sunday morning  (or had an opportunity to watch the service via YouTube),  then you got to receive the gift of thoughtful sermon from Summer.  The Gospel reading was the ubiquitous Parable of the Sower.  Many times, the focus of sermons and teaching about this parable focus on being productive.  Jesus gives some examples of seeds and what they do depending on the soil they find themselves in. If they were dropped on the Path- Birds…

The Yoke is on Us

In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes. And, I would add, wearing a yoke. If you missed out on being present for our Sunday morning services, then you did not hear me share about wearing a yoke (and if you tried to stream and could not because our computer was down, I am so sorry…it was us and not you). Life can feel a little shaky, and the contemporary culture is no help in…

The Gift of Service

Last Sunday, I shared from the Gospel reading about the blessing of service.  In the reading, Jesus is talking to His disciples and reminding them that their life of service will be a blessing to those they serve and to them as well.  Why?  Because service is a gift that keeps on giving. To illustrate this, I shared from my Fallen Leaf Lake experience.   As you may or may not remember, Pepsi and I, when we are at the lake, commit to being…