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Pastor’s Pondering, August 12

The First “Great End of the Church” “The proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind” Proclamation… telling, speaking, verbalizing, showing, demonstrating, personifying the Good News of the Triune/Three-in-One God (Creator, Redeemer, Sustaining Energy and Provider) so that the world God created and continually loves will know God’s ongoing love and be saved from… Read more

Pastor’s Ponderings

Thank You from Lee Clements Dear Members and Friends of Trinity, Thank you so much for the wonderful farewell celebration on Sunday after church. As always, the lunch was delicious. Stuart and I both had plenty of deviled eggs. We have been deeply touched as we read the notes and look at the pictures in… Read more

The Season of Lent

Today, Ash Wednesday, is the first day of Lent. Lent Is the season of preparation for the Easter celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is April 5 this year. Many Christians observe Lent by practicing a special spiritual discipline. It’s a way of paying attention to our faith, reflecting on what is important… Read more

Prayer

Laura Lapins Willis, in her book Finding God in a Bag of Groceries, describes contemplative prayer as “a way of communicating with God by allowing God to speak to us, rather than our speaking to God.” (pg. 121) She also refers to it as a form of prayer that “is both a relationship with God… Read more

Fishing for People

We know the call story of Jesus’ disciples by heart. All four Gospels have different variations. In Mark and Matthew, Jesus calls Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John while walking on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. He invites them to follow him and tells them that he will make them fish for people…. Read more

Listening for God’s Call

In the next few months, Trinity will be entering a period of discernment as together you search for a new pastor. An important part of that process is listening: listening to each other, listening to the needs of the Martin community, and listening to what God is calling you to be and to do. As… Read more