Trinity Blog

Pastor's Blog

Hello! I am Jane Graner and Welcome to my blog! I pray that in these articles, you will experience the love and peace and joy that comes from following Jesus! I would love to connect with you. Feel free to email me at pastor@tumcd.org.

  • What Can the Church Offer in an Election Year

    Every four years our society goes through the gauntlet of an election year. Not only do we elect our nation’s president, but a slew of other leaders as well. Often the makeup of boards and committees turns over on the quadrennium. To add to the spectacle, we host the summer olympics (and we used to try to pry in the ... Read More

  • Remembering the Holocaust

    Last Monday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day we remember not only the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis, but the other five million human beings who were also slaughtered in the death camps. Eleven million people—each one a child of God, created in God’s image. Yet so were the Nazis. So was Hitler. All of them were ... Read More

  • Trashing God’s Good Gifts

    By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation… You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. ... Read More

  • Prayer Is an Art; Art Is Prayer

    On Sunday our choir director Wesley McCall will deliver our message on the 150th psalm. This psalm is a celebration of music as praise. In this psalm we are encouraged to utilize every musical instrument at our disposal to offer up praise. Indeed everything that breathes should praise the Lord! Music, as well as other arts, can be a source ... Read More

  • Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation

    As you have no doubt heard by now, on Friday January 3, a group of United Methodist leaders from across the theological spectrum released a document entitled the “Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation.” In the document these leaders agreed to a plan of separation that would allow the conservative Traditionalist wing (and possibly a far-left Liberationist wing) of ... Read More

  • Special Music & Preaching

    December 29 & January 5 We will have very special worship services for December 29 & January 5 featuring talented guest musicians and exciting preaching! Both Sundays will have special anthems by our own Chancel Choir, as well as the music of flute, cello, guitar, and a guest quartet of sacred singers. Our own Wesley McCall will inhabit the role ... Read More

  • Seeing God More Clearly

    Last year I decided to buy some binoculars in order to better observe the ducks who live near my house. When they came I immediately took them out in my backyard and was blown away by the quality of the optics. Just using them in my backyard and around my neighborhood, I saw details I had never noticed before. For ... Read More

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