Formation at Trinity
One of our purposes as a faith community is to respond to God’s call to become followers of Jesus Christ. Our identity is found in Jesus, and he doesn’t care how many Facebook friends or Twitter followers we have. Being a follower of Jesus is not a spectator sport. It involves being active and getting dirty. It means that you’ll change, and grow, and give, and forgive, and share, and love. Trinity is a place that offers tools (worship, Scripture, prayer and other spiritual disciplines), projects (community development and engagement, service, stewardship) and mentors (Jesus, clergy, each other) that can help us to become faithful disciples. It’s a place where honest exploration and wholehearted experience can combine to create a life-changing, world-changing journey.
Starting TONIGHT on Friday, May 8, compline will start at 9:00 pm so that we can all enjoy the longer hours of daylight after dinner. (Having it at 9:00 pm also puts the prayer closer to the traditional time it is offered.) We’ll connect via Zoom Meetings every Friday evening while Trinity’s in-person gatherings are suspended due to COVID-19 related restrictions. When you join the Zoom call, we will be starting with some quiet time so that we can center ourselves before we begin our prayers.
We will offer a 30-minute virtual Coffee Hour this week following our 10:00 online worship service. Follow the Zoom dial-in information below to join us at 11:00 for coffee and conversation.
Join us on Zoom each Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00PM for a time of Lectio Divina, an ancient contemplative practice of engaging the Scriptures. Each week, we will read together a portion of the Gospel text for the upcoming Sunday and be led in a time of reflection, sharing, silence, and prayer. No reading or preparation necessary—just show up when you are able and come as you are, with your whole heart and soul.
2018-2019 Formation year: “Reclaiming Jesus”
From the Episcopal Church:
When politics undermines our theology, we must examine that politics. The church’s role is to change the world through the life and love of Jesus Christ. The government’s role is to serve the common good by protecting justice and peace, rewarding good behavior while restraining bad behavior (Romans 13). When that role is undermined by political leadership, faith leaders must stand up and speak out. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state.”
A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis. We as Episcopalians join our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in beginning this journey of Reclaiming Jesus. Look for more information this fall as Trinity explores this path in formation, in liturgy, in community and in the world. See video or check out their website: www.reclaimingjesus.org