Are you willing?

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At weddings and gatherings, we often make toasts for the occasion.  We lift our glasses in celebration and joy of blessed events.  Jesus blessed the wedding at Cana with the miracle of more wine. In the Gospel of Matthew, the mother of James and John come to Jesus to ask if her sons will sit on the right or left … Read More

Living in the Tension…

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In the Gospel of Matthew is the Sermon on the Mount with the blessings in God’s kin-dom community.  In Luke, Jesus speaks what is called the Sermon on the Plain with four “blesseds” and four “woes”.  We immediately start wondering whether we are included or excluded.  WE wonder what it is that we have to do to be “blessed”.   Of … Read More

God’s leading…

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Every day the fishermen would go out on the Sea of Galilee to put down their nets to catch fish.  One day Jesus told them that they would no longer go out to catch fish but would fish for people.  Jesus was calling them to leave behind what they had always done to become followers who would share the good … Read More

Men’s Ministry Get Together!

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Let’s get together!  We want to rebuild and grow our community as one that supports each other, grows in faith, has fun, enjoys being together, and serves in meaningful ways.  I would like to invite ALL the men young and old for a sit down at Trinity in Fellowship Hall on SUNDAY 10 Feb, 2019 after services. Come and be with us with … Read More

For Sake of Life…

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In preparing for Sunday’s worship, I read Marcia McFee’s notes about “We’ll Share with All”.      “Ebenezer Scrooge from the classic film A Christmas Carol loses sight of the message of abundance in his life, and consequently loses sight of his life’s purpose. We too risk that loss of correct sight, but our hope for abundant life is restored when … Read More

Words, words, words…

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Who have you heard speak that made a difference in your life?  Sometimes it was a one-on-one conversation.  Sometimes it was in a speech or a sermon.  I remember many one-on-one conversations with pastors who answered questions and encouraged my journey of faith.  Working on a church staff in KS in 1986, I heard Dick Murray at CEF conference in … Read More

Walking Together…

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Recently, we had wonderful examples of Trinity being the Body of Christ when we gathered last Saturday to take down the Christmas decorations. On Tuesday we worked together to host the Immunization Clinic for children.  We had lots of people sharing a variety of gifts.  We lived Paul’s metaphor of the church as a body from 1 Corinthians 12. Another … Read More

Feeling Empty?

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Have you ever felt forsaken and empty?  Have you wondered if God has abandoned you?    Spiritual desolation comes to all of us when life seems less than full and engaging. We’re encouraged this week with Jesus’ response at a wedding celebration in Cana when the wine runs out before the guests leave.  Jesus tells the steward to fill empty water … Read More

New Life…

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As I reflect back over 2018, I see moments of hope and yet also regret.  I wish that I had been more open and aware in the moment so that I could see God’s grace at work as well as to love those around me.  I find myself on this last day of December longing for new life in the … Read More

Looking for Hope…

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We desire hope but it is sometimes hard to see in the midst of political turmoil, national division, poverty, hunger, racism, and oppression.  Yet hope in real peace and justice is at the core of our Advent journey toward the coming of the Christ child.  Mary’s words that magnified God, Zechariah’s prophecy of the coming Messiah, and the wise men’s … Read More