Our hearts are broken for our sisters and brothers in Charleston SC who are grieving their pastor and members who were senselessly killed during Bible study and prayer meeting. One hopes that they are safe when they come to church. One prays that they are respected as a Child of God. What we are hearing is that these people were killed SPECIFICALLY because of their race.
What we know for certain are the words of St. Paul who says boldly: “For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God, through faith. Fro as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:26-28 RSV
May the Spirit of the Risen Jesus be with the families of the faithful departed bringing comfort and Resurrection Hope.
May the Spirit of the Prince of Peace be with the community of Charleston as they grieve.
May the God of two kingdoms – secular and religious, see that justice is done.
And may we all learn and live in harmony, rejoicing in our diversity, and respecting our mutual humanity.
May the Spirit of the Crucified and Risen Christ dwell with you today, and all through the week. Christ goes ahead of us to meet us in all the places where we find ourselves. May you feel his Resurrection Power in your life today!
Contemplative Worship MEETS IN THE BACK GARDEN THIS WEEK! Enter through side gate on 31st Avenue
Tuesday nights @ 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an intimate worship style that includes reading of Scripture, Reflections by Participants, Meditative Prayer and Holy Communion.
We are reading the Book of Exodus during the Summer. Come learn about God’s powerful love for his children and the ministry of Moses and Aaron.
Trinity to participate in the Cooperative Internship Program with the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (LTSP).
After informed discussion, the congregation voted today to participate. We begin the process of application now with hopes of having a seminary student here by September.
The intern is a “student pastor” who will be mentored by Pastor Paul and participate in all aspects of parish ministry here at Trinity. The person chosen will be part time, in classes at Philadelphia from Tuesday-Thursday and with us Friday – Monday. This person would serve part time here at Trinity for 3 years. An internship committee is now in place with the following persons serving: Angela Marino, Chair, Richard Hayden, Nile Mathias, Maritza Tamayo and Pastor Paul.
Stay tuned for more information about this exciting venture!