A Lamp Named Trinity
This week in the life of Trinity is not unlike many other weeks. About 1,000 people worshiped on Sunday and many children and adults also attended a class. Students gathered for choir rehearsal and for youth group on Sunday afternoon. Monday morning the Trinity facilities were buzzing with little ones as they arrived to begin the week with Stepping Stones Preschool. Tuesday and Thursday evenings adult choirs rehearsed for this Sunday. Wednesday night families and people of all ages enjoyed a tasty meal complemented by good friends and conversation. After dinner many shared in worship in the Trinity Chapel and others participated in one of several small groups: among them, a Bible Basics class for those just beginning their journey into the Bible, a Grief Share group to support people through their loss and grief, a group looking at the different perspectives on issues in our life and faith.
Tonight, couples gather to share a dinner-for-two with their spouse and strengthen their marriage through conversation guided by a video. Tomorrow night Stepping Stones preschoolers and their parents will gather on the Trinity grounds for a picnic dinner and celebration of transportation (complete with a hot air balloon and a helicopter, really!). Saturday morning Sonlight Youth Choir will hold a car wash to raise funds for their summer choir tour combined with service in Jamaica. Trinity will also host a bed race (yes, I said we will be racing beds) to raise support for the impactful ministry of Family Promise which provides temporary housing in local churches for homeless families.
"No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." Steve and I sure are grateful to be a part of a church centered in worship, nurturing the faith of children, youth, and adults, comforting and caring for the lost and least among us, and binding up the broken-hearted. And we do all of these things so that others will give glory to God. What a big-hearted congregation we are. I am grateful to know a lamp named Trinity!
See you Sunday as we take a look at Jesus restoring the dead places in us and get to see the final product of the restoration of the antique black walnut chairs.
Grace and Peace,