Church Blog (Page 2)

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Vestry Updates

We are pleased to announce that the Vestry has unanimously approved the addition of Scott Leaman to our Vestry as our ninth member. Scott will be a very welcome addition to our team, and we look forward to getting him involved. Speaking of involvement, we also want to communicate a new way the Vestry will be organized. As a part of our offsite retreat in late February, the Vestry decided to add a new dimension to the group: establishing an…

Preparing for the Inevitable

Last Sunday, I talked about death.Maybe too much for some of you. Death can make us uncomfortable.It should make everyone stand up and take notice.Death is the great equalizer.No one escapes. Not to worry.God provided the “anti-death-sting” solution.Jesus.Paul writes of it, “When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable,and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’ ‘Where, O death, is your victory?Where, O death, is your…

Group Spiritual Direction

Meeting Monthly What is Spiritual Direction? First, let’s say what it is not. It is not one person directing another on their spiritual journey. It is not one person trying to impose his or her own way onto another traveler. Ideally, spiritual direction is a balanced and healthy relationship in which one person agrees to help the other notice and respond to the direction of spiritual movement in his or her own life. It’s like riding “shotgun” for a friend…

Change In Streaming Services at Holy Trinity

The Stream Team is pleased to announce that this Sunday, April 3rd, we will be discontinuing our use of Zoom for Sunday Service streaming and moving to our new “Wirecast” based system. What does that mean to you? If you want to watch the stream live, just go to the Sunday Service event page on the Trinity website. In place of the button to start the Zoom webinar, there will now be a window that will run the stream right…

Mystify Me

As I mentioned on Sunday,much of our society is built around dualistic thinking. Good – EvilRighteous – WickedHot – ColdIn – OutSaved – CondemnedRight – Wrong It is natural for us to talk and think in this way.It is normal to understand things in light of their opposites.We are beings who are constantly evaluating the world that we live in.We are curious.We like to define who we are and where we are.And much of the time,this is in direct contrast…

Not Forgetting Where We Have Been

Remembering is the key to life.From the time we are infants and all throughout the rest of our lives, being able to remember is the key to successfully navigating life. When we are toddlers, we learn to walk.We have to remember this throughout our life. When we are toddlers, we learn to speak.We have to remember this throughout our life. When we are a young child,we learn how to do math, read, spell and develop social skills.We have to remember…

Use of the Common Cup

The use of the Common Cup during the Eucharist is a significant piece of this central sacrament of the Church. Theologically, it speaks to our oneness; to our common faith and access to this faith through the sacrifice of Jesus. Paul writes of this to the Ephesians, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were…

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,…

Chalice Bearer Volunteer Request

Since we will be needing Chalice Bearers again to help with the Common Cup during the Sunday Morning Eucharist (more information to follow on that in the next few days), we are looking for volunteers to be a part of the altar party. If you would like to volunteer, please click the “I want to volunteer” button to email the church office. Thank you.

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…