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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

When my oldest was about 3, he was my buddy.By buddy, I mean that he went everywhere that I went…I had to be careful I didn’t run him over if I was in a hurry in the house. If I was working in the yard, he was working in the yard.If I was working in the house, he was working in the house.If I liked broccoli, he liked broccoli.My buddy. Like the child’s doll jingle from the mid-eighties: “My buddy,…

The Unexpected Life

On Sunday,I spoke about how God works in unexpected ways. This was illustrated through the story of Joseph.· Sold by his brothers into slavery.· Sold into Potiphar’s house.· Falsely accused and sent to jail.· Languished in jail after helping his cell mates out.· Second in command to Pharaoh.· In the power position when his brothers are in need. And to this, Joseph proclaims to his brothers,“What you meant for harm, God meant for good.” That’s unexpected.Both in Joseph’s response (the…

God Will

As I said last Sunday,being a person of faith can be difficult,especially when we misunderstand what that means. In our culture of “get what you want when you want to get it,”engaging faith can be confusing. Tag to that a propensity for our minds to think that the theology of the “God wants you to be wealthy” crowd has something to itor that, for some reason, thinking we deserve this or that,and we can set ourselves up for problems. Faith…

Who We Are

Different.That’s who we are.At least, that’s who we are supposed to be. Different.Other.Unique.Peculiar.Holy.Righteous. But, different than what?The world. What does the Bible mean by the world?The things opposed to God’s justice and peace.The things that keep us focused on us and not the other. In Sunday’s sermon, I tried to show and communicate that we have an opportunity to invest in the things that will last. The readings from this week encouraged us both to see what is true about…

Out of the Blue

Last Sunday, I shared an encouragement from Luke 10.We are to focus on the “being” part of lifeas opposed to the “doing” part.This thought is taken from the Gospel reading from Luke 10:38-42. It is the story of Martha fulfilling her hostess duties(which were always done by the women)and Mary, her sister, neglecting to help Marthaby sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening to His teaching. In that story, Jesus praises Mary for having “chosen the better part.”This act of…

Come to the Table

Greetings friends! Sunday our lectionary readings focused on seeking and pursuing—both God seeking us and our seeking of God. We learned that he seeks and invites us into a relationship with him “just as we are” in all of our goodness, weirdness, and not despite of, but because of, our weaknesses. He invites us to be his children, and to be a part of his very own kingdom. For some of us, that offer is hard to imagine. We focus…

IFM Soup Can Drive

For the next two weeks, Holy Trinity will be collecting cans of donated soup and fruit for Interfaith Food Ministry. Please help support this valuable ministry to our community by donating the next two Sundays.

Calling All Green Thumbs!

With summer just around the corner the grounds of our lovely church are going to need more attention. Trinity prides itself in having well tended grounds that show how much we love our church.Your Buildings and Grounds Committee is looking to establish an “Adopt a Gardening Area” so we can spread the love of gardening amongst many. This will help make the activities of planting, weeding and general upkeep easy for everyone. Some areas of the church are well established and…

Israel 2024 Trip

Who wants to go to Israel in 2024? Sign-Ups Starting NowAs has been the tradition at Holy Trinity, we will be traveling to the Holy Land with Emmanuel Church. Past participants have called it a life-changing experience.Our trip will be scheduled for the last part of Januaryand possibly into February 2024.If you are interested in going with us, please email the church office by clicking the link below.  Email the Office

What We’re Due

What is really ours in this life?What do we really earn for ourselves?And can we really take credit for much of anything? We,together,are largely where we are because of others that have come before us. Yes.Our efforts help and put is in the right places,but without the help of others, we would not be where we are. The image from Scripture is, Since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses,let us run the race before us with perseverance.”…

Mid Year Meeting

Sunday, June 5, 9:30-10:30 (Between Services) Please join us for an update from Fr. Brad and the Vestry as we move into the second half of the year, and reflect on all that is going on here at Trinity.  Topics will include: Pledge Process  Vestry Goals for 2022 Vestry Liaison Program Given this is also Pentecost, we hope to have a good turnout and it will indeed be a busy Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Invitations

Invitations We get them all the time. Birthday parties.Weddings.Holidays.Baby showers.Bridal showers.House warming gatherings. And when we get them,we have to decide whether or not we want to receive the invitationand involve ourselves in what is being offered. We can decline an invitation.And whether we do or not isn’t the point.The point is that with an invitation comes a decision. Yes or no.In or out.Leaning in or leaning out. On Sunday,I shared that the disciples had received an invitation from Jesus.“As…

Easter Forum

Led by The Rev. Dr. David Davidson-Methot During the Sundays in May (5 of them) we will be reading and discussing the book, “Jesus, Interrupted” by Bart Ehrman. In a nutshell, it is a review of New Testament scholarship (questions like who wrote the various books in the NT, how are they similar and how are they different, and what about the other writings of the same time that weren’t included in the NT, and why? that kind of thing).…