Message from Lisa

The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. -John O’Donohue
The Rhythm of Sabbath

The Rhythm of Sabbath

Beloved Friends, Many of you know of my fondness for the writings of poet Mary Oliver. Today, she comes to mind again as I remember this line from one of my favorite poems titled “Summer Day”: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?...

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A vision of a place we call home

A vision of a place we call home

Beloved Friends- Happy almost 4th of July! To be honest, this holiday in which we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress, is one that always comes with mixed emotions for me. On the one hand I am so very grateful for a...

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A Time of Transformation

A Time of Transformation

Beloved friends, Sometimes change is illusive other times obvious; regardless it is indeed ever present. Some change is welcomed while other change is feared. There are times when we beg and plead for things to change and perhaps, just as often, feel we would do...

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Both/And

Both/And

Beloved Friends- Several years ago, I started replacing my use of the word “but” in almost any sentence to “and” ushering in a new perspective into most situations. Such a small change often underscores the truth that two seemingly competing realities can absolutely...

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FINAL Draft of Trinity’s 2030 Vision

FINAL Draft of Trinity’s 2030 Vision

Beloved Friends, It is 2030. Trinity is alive with energy, purpose, and passion. We are a beacon of hope, healing, encouragement, and inclusion in Toledo and beyond. We stand in a beautifully restored and reimagined building; likewise, we stand in a loving, liberating, and life-giving […]

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What is a Transitional Deacon?

What is a Transitional Deacon?

Beloved Friends, Next Thursday (June 3rd at 7:00pm) our soon-to-be Diocesan Curate, Megan Allen will take the next step in her vocational journey as she is ordained a “Transitional Deacon.” I am thrilled to have been invited to travel to Akron and be among a handful...

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Pentecost

Pentecost

Beloved Friends, This Sunday we will gather again from our homes for a fabulous Feast Day in the life of the church called “Pentecost.” One of the most ancient feasts of the Church, Pentecost is often referred to as the “birth”-day of the church. On this day we read...

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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT

Beloved Friends, I write with amazing news mixed with gratitude and excitement for the work of the Holy Spirit. Since this Fall, I have been working with members of the Bishop’s staff to explore the possibility of Trinity becoming one of the churches in our diocese to...

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Mothering Love

Mothering Love

Beloved friends, From a very early age she knew she was different, and it never seemed to bother her. About this time of year from 1st grade on, our daughter would come home telling a version of the same story- over the years becoming more and more eloquent and...

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Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim

Beloved Friends, Over the past 2 weeks, 42 members of our Trinity community came together, gifting us an hour of time to share their perspectives on what this past year of engaging Trinity@Home has been like for them. If you were not able to join us, or have more to...

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Until Justice Just Is

Until Justice Just Is

Beloved Friends- “Until Justice Just Is.” This is a phrase I learned today, and it seems to describe this past week for me; what I have done, what I have left undone and what I am praying for day by day. Here is a brief summary: Monday: The Episcopal Church...

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