Dear Friends in Christ,
Congregations have the choice between resembling a bag of marbles, with committees and individuals distinct, different and separate — or a bag of grapes, distinct, yet blending with the whole and being far more flavorful. This Sunday, on Pentecost (wear red) Bishop Susan Candea of the Central States Synod will be with us as we celebrate the fulfillment of Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit to dwell in us and guide us, bringing understanding and unity. There will be light refreshments to welcome Bishop Candea and in recognition of a new pastor at Trinity!
On Pentecost, the church was born — the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit, and three thousand others were filled with the Spirit that transforms us and enables us to see others as our sisters and brothers in Christ. If you have not already done so please complete the Acts of Grace and Service insert so we make use of the gifts the Holy Spirit has given to each of us.
Four special needs for servants:
#1 Our Trinity Pet Pantry which now serves once a month on the first Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon – and to set up the day before on Friday, also from 9 a.m. to noon.
#2 Acolyte and Crucifer Coordinator.
#3 Radio Broadcast and Flower Coordinator. Charts for both are in the hallway or you may call the church office. The radio broadcast is $90 and the flowers are $55.
#4 Sacristan: Someone to help with robing, candle lighting, and making sure worship assistants have what they need.
Contact the church office if you can serve in an any of these, or another capacity.
MAY 23, Pentecost (wear RED)
Acts 2:1-21: Filled with the Spirit to tell God’s deeds
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b: Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 104:30)
Romans 8:22-27: Praying with the Spirit
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15: Christ sends the Spirit of truth
May 30, Holy Trinity
Isaiah 6:1-8: Isaiah’s vision and call
Psalm 29: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Ps. 29:2)
Romans 8:12-17: Living by the Spirit
John 3:1-17: Entering the reign of God through water and the Spirit
Jeffery Alvestad, Pastor