Message from Lisa

The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. -John O’Donohue
A Healthy Community of Faith

A Healthy Community of Faith

Beloved Friends, There is a growing canon of research material focused on church growth and development. And while there seem to be as many opinions on the subject as there are authors, there are some common themes and criteria I believe are helpful articulating...

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Our Sacred Soundtrack Continues

Our Sacred Soundtrack Continues

Beloved Friends- Recently we published a new brochure highlighting Music and the Arts at Trinity. Our Director of Music and the Arts, Nate Leonard, did a fantastic job reflecting a wonderful collection of voices from our community sharing the role music plays in our...

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Carrying One’s Cross

Carrying One’s Cross

Beloved Friends, Whew! This week at staff meeting we spent nearly two hours reviewing all our upcoming worship services, events and activities. It is both a little overwhelming and a lot amazing to step back into this vibrant ministry after some time away, and see all...

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Beginnings

Beginnings

Beloved Friends- It is wonderful to be back among you after a few weeks away enjoying a time of sabbath rest. And now we are “off to the races” again as we welcome the season of Beginnings- school starting, cooler weather and a new program year at Trinity. This Sunday...

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Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Beloved Friends- During the month of August I will be away for a time of sabbath and renewal. While I am gone, I am offering some of my favorite poems to be solace and strength for your journey. May God bless each of us with silence, rest, play, and the company of...

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A Future Not Our Own

A Future Not Our Own

Beloved Friends- During the month of August I will be away for a time of sabbath and renewal. While I am gone, I am offering some of my favorite poems to be solace and strength for your journey. May God bless each of us with silence, rest, play, and the company of...

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The Invitation

The Invitation

Beloved Friends- During the month of August I will be away for a time of sabbath and renewal. While I am gone, I am offering some of my favorite poems to be solace and strength for your journey. May God bless each of us with silence, rest, play, and the company of...

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Now I Become Myself

Now I Become Myself

Beloved Friends- During the month of August I will be away for a time of sabbath and renewal. While I am gone, I am offering some of my favorite poems to be solace and strength for your journey. May God bless each of us with silence, rest, play, and the company of...

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Perspective is Powerful

Perspective is Powerful

Beloved friends- Every now and then I find it helpful to look back and reflect on some aspect of our shared ministry. I do so today, not with a posture of pride as much as with a deep sense of gratitude, humility and awe. As I look at today’s date, I realize it was...

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YOU are Worthy

YOU are Worthy

Beloved Friends- Trinity Episcopal Church in Toledo Ohio was consecrated on April 5, 1866. The corner stone of the building was put in place in 1863 during the Industrial Revolution. Toledo itself was still in its infancy having been founded in 1833. It must have been...

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Wild and Precious Life

Wild and Precious Life

Beloved Friends- "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Lately I have been reminded of the deep wisdom and truth that emerges whenever we show up fully and embrace this beautiful question posed in Mary Oliver’s lovely poem. Life is...

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