The following is a link to YouTube where you can find worship resources for Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020:
Jesus Christ has risen! Alleluia!!!
The following is a link to YouTube where you can find worship resources for Good Friday:
The following is a link to YouTube where you will find worship resources for Maundy Thursday:
Below is a link to Pastor Jane's new blog post on “Seeing God in Little Mogadishu.”
The title of the blog post is, “Annoyed,” but it might not be what you think.
Enjoy! Or not.
The following is a link to YouTube where you can find worship resources for Sunday April 5th, 2020:
The following is the YouTube link to worship resources for Sunday March 29, 2020:
The following is a link to Trinity's worship videos for Sunday 3/22:
The link will take you to a playlist titled "Sunday 3/22/2020" on the Trinity Lutheran Congregation YouTube channel where you will find a series of 4 videos. There is a video recording of the day's Psalm and Gospel reading, a second video with a reflection from Pastor Jane, a third recording of the prayers of the people and a final video with special music. We hope that you will enjoy and participate along with the worship videos understanding that we are still one body in Christ, the Trinity community, even though we cannot gather together for our usual in-person worship. We are thinking of you and praying for you!
With love and hope,
We will be worshiping this Sunday, March 15, at both 9:00 and 11:00, in Hoversten Chapel. At the moment, it is the large gatherings that are being cancelled or postponed. Perhaps this is a time when it is good to not be large!
We will take the necessary precautions to keep our time together this Sunday as safe as possible. Touching will be kept at a minimum, no handshake of peace, the communion bread will be cubed ahead of time, refreshments will be individually wrapped, hand sanitizer will be available, etc. Feel free to keep a distance apart from others.
If you are not comfortable being in large groups right now, that is understandable. Come as you are comfortable, or not. Either option is OK.
We will continue monitoring new developments in terms of the COVID-19 virus and best church practices and will be ready to make adjustments at Trinity, as necessary.
We have decided to close Homework Help for the near future. Today, Friday, March 13 will be the last day for now. We will be contacting our families to let them know.
You are all in my prayers as we deal with something new to us all. Anxiety and fear are very near these days. We can take comfort in knowing that God is with us through whatever may come next. We have that promise. Keep Trinity in your prayers, as well.
1-2 There was a man of the Pharisee sect, Nicodemus, a prominent leader among the Jews. Late one night he visited Jesus and said, “Rabbi, we all know you’re a teacher straight from God. No one could do all the God-pointing, God-revealing acts you do if God weren’t in on it.”
3 Jesus said, “You’re absolutely right. Take it from me: Unless a person is born from above, it’s not possible to see what I’m pointing to—to God’s kingdom.”
Matthew first sets the scene for the sermon on the mount by telling the reader that Jesus went up the mountain and sat down. I’ve never really recognized the importance of this detail. I had always assumed that Jesus went up on to the mountain so that people could see him and hear him more clearly, but the mountain is more profound than a grand stage for Jesus here. Jesus went up to the mountain because he could see more of the world this way. Jesus in his sermon and beatitudes was sharing a vision of the new kingdom, the kingdom of God, that he was planning to bring about. Jesus wanted as much of the world as he could reach from that mountain and so much more to know that the kingdom of God was here and that this is what it would look like.