Farewell to Alleluia and the Burning of the Palms (to prepare ashes for Ash Wednesday)

Today at the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist we said farewell to Alleluia and burned the Palms from this past Palm Sunday to prepare for Ash Wednesday.

Here is the Insert for the Service: Farewell to Alleluia and Burning of Palms (2018)

Here are photos from the close of the Eucharist today.

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The Festive Coffee Hour (thanks to the Trinity Handbell Choir)

The Trinity Handbell Choir graciously hosted the festive Coffee Hour today. Here a few of the goodies (tasty and healthy) from today.DSC03083.JPG

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Our Current Bulletins

If you are ever unable to visit us and wonder what happened, here is the place to look for the most recent copies of the bulletin.

From the Pulpit: “This is why I am a priest of the church today.”

“So this is why I am a priest of the church today. Because I get to serve God in and through a church that continues to lift me up, a church that takes both Word and Sacrament very seriously, a church that encourages my gifts for worship and service, a church that reminds me that God will give me the strength and courage to do the hard work of being Jesus for others for the sake of the good news God wants us to share with them. These are places I find myself in our scripture lessons today. They are places of blessing for me. That is why I find myself in this pulpit of Trinity Church. It’s a good fit, I think. And a blessing.”

From a sermon by the Reverend Donna, J. Larson, Interim Priest. Sunday, February 4, 2018

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Come worship with the Trinity Handbell Choir—today at 10:15 a.m.

The Trinity Handbell Choir will lead us in worship this morning at 10:15 a.m. Please join us for the Holy Eucharist with choirs, sermon and music. Then stay for a time of hospitality, fellowship and delicious healthy food at a festive Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall.

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From the Pulpit: “Finding God in difficult and demanding experiences of life.”

” It pleases me that so many of the Psalms speak to my love of music, all kinds of music, but especially the music of the church. In fact, they hymns, anthems and service music of the church have always served as my prayer, praise and thanksgiving to God.  Even when my experience of church seemed distant and remote–even damaging to me, I was able to ‘sing to the Lord with thanksgiving.’ Truth be told, however, I think God might be amused by the ways I also relate to the psalmist, David, whose musical talents compelled him to dance with joy as he brought the Ark of the Covenant home to the Israelites. Because dancing–from formal ballroom to rock and roll, has always been a kind of spriritual experience for me, as well, So, I can’t help smiling whenever I read or hear the Psalms of David. Even more important to me, however, are those times I find myself in psalms that speak to the more difficult and demanding experiences of my life; such psalms always bring me the comfort and assurance I need as I ‘wait for God’s gracious favor.'”

From a sermon by the Reverend Donna, J. Larson, Interim Priest. Sunday, February 4, 2018

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From the Pulpit: “Now that’s my kind of ministry.”

“Most of all I welcome you as you welcome me because I share your belief that ministry is centered in community; in our shared experiences with people who bring their different selves and their diverse gifts to serve God’s purpose for us a community of faith and action in a world God created for our common good. So it pleases me to be joining in your common mission: as a ‘community of God’s people where all are welcome . . . feeding all in body, mind and soul.’ Now that’s my kind of ministry.”

From a sermon by the Reverend Donna, J. Larson, Interim Priest. Sunday, February 4, 2018

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