Sermon from our July 16, 2017 (Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. In the second of four sermons in his Romans 7 & 8 series, Pastor Micah contrasts the helpful daily guidance of the Holy Spirit with the general unhelpfulness of Leslie Nielsen's character from the 1980 movie Airplane!, Dr. Rumack, with his classic deadpan line: "Just wanted to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you." (Reader: Dawn Parsons)

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Sermon from our July 9, 2017 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost) worship service. Pastor Micah begins a series on chapters 7 and 8 of Romans with Romans 7:15-25, a text in which the Apostle Paul transforms the phrase "I can't" from a shameful admission into a faithful confession. (Reader: Mary Williams)

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Sermon from our June 18, 2017 (Second Sunday after Pentecost) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on Jesus sending the Twelve Disciples on their first mission trip, from Matthew ch. 9 & 10. This story helps us understand how the great big Mission of God gets translated into action in the world!

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Sermon from our June 11, 2017 (Holy Trinity) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on Jesus' Great Commission to his disciples (Matthew 28:16-20), offering 3 important things that story teaches us about God's mission:

  1. God has a misssion.
  2. God's mission has the church.
  3. The church has YOU.
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Sermon from our June 4, 2017 (Day of Pentecost) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13. part of the Apostle Paul's discussion of spiritual gifts. This sermon is for adults and kids, as we explore the tools God gives us in a bowl of water--that is, the spiritual gifts we receive in Holy Baptism.

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Sermon from our May 28, 2017 (Seventh Sunday of Easter) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on Acts 1:6-14, the account of Jesus' ascension into heaven that leaves the disciples standing around and looking up toward heaven.

Reader: Robin Tonkin

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Trinity celebrated Mothers' Day on May 14 with a new Gathering Hymn! Pastor Micah wrote new words to a tune suggested (somewhat humorously) by his wife - the tune to the classic Christmas hymn "Of the Father's Love Begotten." You can read the lyrics in this post as you listen to Trinity sing the hymn.

 

Verse 1: Birth mothers

For the mothers who have borne us,
God, we give you thanks this day;
And their arms, which first embraced us,
launching us upon our way--
Arms like those of blessed Mary,
that laid Christ upon the hay;
For their arms, we thank you, God!

Verse 2: Mothers of care/nurture

For the mothers who through nurture
have shown us your tender care,
Given shelter, food, and comfort,
and with us their time have shared;
For their hugs, which have sustained us
when life’s seemed too much to bear;
For their love, we thank you, God!

Verse 3: Spiritual mothers

For the mothers who have taught us,
Christ our Lord, to trust in you--
faithful women through whose guidance
you have shaped our lives anew;
For these ones who, when we falter,
always lead us back to you;
For their faith, we thank you, God!

Verse 4: Mothers of ideas

For the mothers of ideas,
ones whose creativity
brings about great innovation
in our homes and industries;
For their striving and their courage,
which embolden us to dream;
For their minds, we thank you, God!

Verse 5: Blessing for mothers across the ages

For all mothers, then, we thank you,
God who made the worlds to be;
Bless them in their special calling,
good and gracious Trinity:
Mothers all--who are, who have been,
and that future years shall see--
evermore and evermore. Amen.

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Sermon from our May 14, 2017 (Fifth Sunday of Easter) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on John 14:1-14, a common Bible reading for funerals...but we approach it from a different angle on a Sunday morning! Special thanks to Trinity organist Richard Etter for singing during this sermon!

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In the final sermon of Pastor's "Christian Worship Explained" series, we take a "dime tour" of Trinity's worship service, discovering the Bible passages behind most of the things we do each Sunday morning. This series helps explain much of the richness of Trinity's worship practices and traditions by highlighting their biblical origins.

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In the second of 3 sermons in Pastor's "Christian Worship Explained" series, we look at Pastor's favorite Bible story (Luke 24:13-35, the Road to Emmaus) to explore where the form of Christian worship comes from - specifically, how the Road to Emmaus story gives us the Gathering, Word, Meal, Sending pattern we use each week. This series helps explain much of the richness of Trinity's worship practices and traditions by highlighting their biblical origins.

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