Good Afternoon, Friends:
The first year Steve and I celebrated All Saints Sunday with Trinity, I was
by the list of names of those many people who were part of Trinity who had passed away
over the years.
Looking at the names of so many remarkable people that I knew and others
I did not know
who I'm sure were equally
remarkable, was moving and overwhelming. What a powerful moment to consider their lives and faith and the witness for Christ they offered to all!
This Sunday, we'll again celebrate All Saints, remembering and reading the names of members of Trinity who have passed away in the last year. We'll also once again scroll the names of those who have died in the last 60 years. Finally, each person will have the opportunity to light a candle in memory of any family member, friend, or loved one who has died. I hope you'll be present to remember these saints as well as to offer support to those who have lost spouses, children, sisters, and brothers in this past
For many this is one of the most special worship services of the year.
, we celebrate Halloween
, or All Hallows Eve, which comes from the celebration of All Saints or All Hallows (those who have died). As we do so, I am grateful to all who participated in the Trinity Fall Harvest Festival. It was a great day to offer a
of Trinity to so many in our community. Many thanks to all who decorated trunks, donated candy, helped with games, set up, cleaned up, and offered a warm welcome and
loving heart to our neighbors.
Finally, let me give you an update about your generosity toward supporting ministries like the Fall Harvest Festival and the many other ways we make an impact in our community and beyond. As of this morning, 144 households have made pledges totaling $831,500 toward our ministries in 2020. Thank you to those who have already made those pledges. And, if you've not yet had a chance to do so,
to make your pledge and/or click here to begin to give online.
you have a great weekend. Enjoy the game, and GO GATORS! And we'll see you Sunday as we celebrate the communion of saints and the cloud of witnesses who surround us in this life and in the life to come.