It is with great joy and gratitude that I want to thank all those who served at this past
Sunday's Great Pumpkin Harvest Festival. With the help of over 100 volunteers and staff, we welcomed over 2,600 people onto our campus. I was able to come for the last hour, following our Annual Charge Conference, and there was still a palpable buzz of excitement in the air as hundreds of children and families dressed in costume were enjoying trunk-n-treat, hay rides, games, petting the animals, waiting to enjoy the 'Spider Encounter,' getting their photo taken, and more. Trinity's goal of sharing radical hospitality was on full display, and I was so proud to be able to witness it in action.
I would like to invite you to join me in praying for those families who came to our Harvest Festival, but do not yet have have a church home - may they be compelled by the Holy Spirit to come to worship
this Sunday and all throughout Advent and Christmas (if not at Trinity, at least somewhere) so that they can encounter God's saving grace and come to know God's relentless love for each of them.
This week, we will be celebrating All Saints
Sunday. This is a special
Sunday in the life of the church when we remember all those in our community who have passed into eternity during the last 12 months. This service will include prayer, special music, and a candle lighting opportunity. And, as we reflect on the legacy of our faith that has been passed down to us throughout the ages, we will explore how greatness in God's Kingdom is achieved by serving others in ways that create windows of opportunity for them to see and encounter Christ.
Blessings of peace and joy,