Message from Lisa

The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. -John O’Donohue
Taking Time to Say Thank You

Taking Time to Say Thank You

Beloved Friends- This Sunday when we gather, we will hear a gospel lesson from Luke that always reminds me of a part of my childhood I dreaded a couple times a year; the dreaded thank you notes ritual following either Christmas or a birthday. It’s not that I was ever...

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We Are Never Alone

We Are Never Alone

Beloved Friends- Today, October 4th, is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without...

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Here We Are in the Middle

Here We Are in the Middle

Beloved friends- The words below resonate with profound depth and meaning for me as I sit down to write today. They come from Jean Vanier, Founder of the beautiful L'Arche community- a collection of 150 houses of men and women with or without an intellectual...

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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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