Message from Lisa

The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. -John O’Donohue
Community First, Music Second

Community First, Music Second

Beloved Friends,
I am delighted to share that from Friday June 23 through Friday July 14, I am turning this blog spot over to our Director of Music and the Arts, Chelsie Cree to share a little bit about the growing “soundtrack” and music ministry at Trinity. As we head into these summer months and afford the choir and section leaders a well-deserved time of sabbath, I thought this might be a good time to invite Chelsie into this space to share a little bit about this vibrant ministry. Please welcome our much beloved Chelsie Cree…

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Fatherhood

Fatherhood

Beloved Friends,
While there is absolutely nothing “religious” about this Sunday’s celebration of Father’s Day, there is, I would suggest, something holy and sacred. Not unlike the celebration of Mother’s Day, both became observances in the early part of the 20th century as ways to underscore and celebrate the important role parents play in the raising of children. The specific origins of Father’s Day can be traced back to the YMCA in Spokane Washington in 1910. Sonora Smart Dodd initiated what is now a long-standing tradition as a way to her honor her father who was a single parent raising six children. Read more…

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Love is Love

Love is Love

Beloved Friends,
This Sunday we celebrate “Trinity Sunday.” It is observed every year on the Sunday after Pentecost. It’s not a celebration of a special event, like most of the other holy hoopla days in the church calendar. You won’t find the word “Trinity” mentioned anywhere in the Bible. Instead, Trinity Sunday is when we commemorate (or sometimes collectively scratch our heads about) a church doctrine or teaching that was hammered out by church leaders over hundreds of years.

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Birthing a Movement

Birthing a Movement

Beloved Friends, This Sunday we will gather again- both for Trinity@Home and Trinity@316, 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...

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Up, Up and Away….

Up, Up and Away….

Beloved Friends, Yesterday (May 26), the church observed the Feast of the Ascension commemorating the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven. Also known as Ascension Day, this feast day is celebrated 40 days following Easter and 10 days before the day of Pentecost. The...

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How is a Bishop elected?

How is a Bishop elected?

Beloved Friends, Some of you are aware that I am currently serving on the Diocesan Bishop Search Committee. We had our first overnight retreat in December of this past year, and since then have been meeting on a regular basis attending to the concurrently onerous and...

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What We Need is Here

What We Need is Here

Beloved Friends- What a glorious week it has been. But before I say anymore, take a moment and soak in these words by poet and environmental activist Wendell Berry: Geese appear high over us, pass, and the sky closes. Abandon, as in love or sleep,Holds them to their...

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Mothering Love

Mothering Love

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

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Resurrection Madness

Resurrection Madness

Beloved Friends, We are in the heart of the season of Eastertide- the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost. It is the season following the resurrection and prior to the ascension when we are reminded of the mystery of welcoming the risen Christ- the new and not...

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Beloved Friends- Christ is Risen- They are Risen indeed! Oh how glorious it was to gather for both Trinity@Home and then Trinity@316 last Sunday for our Feast of the Resurrection- aka Easter Sunday! Both services ushered in the love and excitement we collectively felt...

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Easter’s Announcement

Easter’s Announcement

Beloved Saints, We are now in the “thick of it” in short; the “Triduum,” marking the final days Jesus traveled with us here on earth. Yesterday we gathered for our Maundy Thursday Agape Meal- the first time we have eaten together in over 2 years; today is Good Friday...

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Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies

Beloved Friends, We are starting to turn the liturgical corner and move from Lent into Holy Week this Sunday. This will be our final week with Jesus marking the last days he traveled with us here on earth. This year we enter this sacred and holy church season amidst a...

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