With Trinity Sunday the church's year reaches its halfway point. We've journeyed with our Lord from his birth, death, resurrection and ascension, and via Pentecost, to the feast of the Holy Trinity. At this feast and throughout the Trinity season, which extends to next Advent Sunday, we will focus in our worship on how these events in the life of our Lord affect the life of the church and our own lives. The hymn, St Patrick's Breastplate reminds us of the strength of the bond between Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
I bind unto myself today
The strong name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One, and One in Three.
This bond, this unity, is something we need as a church as we go forward together in the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. My prayer is that unity of purpose and intent will bring many rich blessings to God's people in St Paul's.
Reverend Canon Barry Thomas