June 20, 2021

Weekly Video Sermons

To view one of our Weekly Sermons via video, please click on the link below.

 

 

 

TLC Weekly Sermon June 20
TLC Weekly Sermon June 13
TLC Weekly Sermon June 6

TLC Weekly Sermon May 30
TLC Pentcoste Sunday May 23
TLC Acension Sunday May 16
TLC Weekly Sermon May 9
TLC Weekly Sermon May 2

TLC Weekly Sermon April 25
TLC Weekly Sermon April 18
TLC Weekly Sermon April 11

TLC Easter Sunday Service
TLC Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
TLC Good Friday Taize Prayer Service (Evening Service)
TLC Good Friday Service April 2 (Noon Service)
TLC Maundy Thursday Service April 1
TLC Palm Sunday Service March 28

TLC Weekly Sermon March 21
TLC Weekly Sermon March 14
TLC Weekly Sermon March 7

TLC Weekly Sermon February 28
TLC Weekly Sermon February 21

TLC Ash Wednesday  Service February 17

TLC Weekly Sermons February 14
TLC Weekly Sermons February 7

THL Weekly Sermons January 31
TLC Weekly Sermons January 24
TLC Weekly Sermons January 17
TLC Weekly Sermons January 10
TLC Weekly Sermons January 3

TLC Weekly Sermons December 27
TLC Christmas Eve Service
TLC Weekly Sermons December 20
Christmas Family Service

TLC Weekly Sermons December 13
TLC Weekly Sermons December 6
TLC Weekly Sermon November 29
TLC Weekly Sermon November 22
TLC Weekly Sermons November 15
TLC Weekly Sermon November 8
TLC Weekly Sermon November 1
TLC Weekly Sermon October 25
TLC Weekly Sermon October 18
TLC Weekly Sermon October 11
TLC Weekly Sermon October 4
TLC Weekly Sermon September 27
TLC Weekly Sermon September 20
TLC Weekly Sermon September 13
TLC Weekly Sermon September 6
TLC Weekly Sermon August 30
TLC Weekly Sermon August 23
TLC Weekly Sermon August 16
TLC Weekly Sermon August 9
TLC Weekly Sermon August 2
TLC Weekly Sermon July 26
TLC Weekly Sermon July 19
TLC Weekly Sermon July 12
TLC Weekly Sermon, July 5
TLC Weekly Sermon, June 28
TLC Weekly Sermon, June 21
TLC Weekly Sermon, June 14
TLC Weekly Sermon, June 7
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 31
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 24
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 17
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 10
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 3
TLC Weekly Sermon, April 26
TLC Weekly Sermon, April 19
TLC Weekly Sermon, Easter


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June 2, 2021

June Prayer Ventures

In 1 Peter 5:6-7 we read: “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” The Apostle Peter assures us that God will hear our humble, honest, and trusting prayer, made in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God!

 

PRAYER VENTURES:  May 2021

These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the global, social and outreach ministries of the ELCA, as well as for the needs and circumstances of our neighbors, communities and world. Thank you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of this church.

1 Give thanks for the ELCA’s commitment to being an inviting and welcoming church that reflects and embraces the diversity of our communities and the gifts and opportunities it brings. Pray that we will always be learning and reforming, discerning how to do God’s work in a diverse world, and inviting and equipping one another for this essential work.

2 Pray for seasonal workers who depend on summer income for their livelihood, that they will find safe, fulfilling employment that pays a fair wage. Pray that we will express our gratitude and respect for their work and service.

3 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assemblies of the Upstate New York and North Carolina synods, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

4 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assemblies of the Western North Dakota, Southwest California, Central/Southern Illinois, Montana, Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C.outh Dakota, Central States, Southern Ohio, Allegheny and Lower Susquehanna synods, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

5 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assemblies of the Nebraska, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Southwestern Texas, Southeastern and Metropolitan Chicago synods, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

6 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assembly of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

7 Give thanks that — through grace, faith in Christ and obedience to the will and ways of God — we are embraced as children of God, siblings in Christ.

8 Pray for nations experiencing repeated waves of COVID-19 infection and communities impacted and struggling, and pray that their health care workers, medical facilities and efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible will slow the pandemic.

9 Pray that we will be patient and attentive to how God answers our prayers and speaks to us, especially in ways we do not seek or expect.

10 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assembly of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

11 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assemblies of the Grand Canyon, Northeastern Ohio, La Crosse Area, Indiana-Kentucky, and Northwestern Pennsylvania synods, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

12 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assemblies of the New England, Virginia and Northeastern Iowa synods, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

13 When we read the parables of Jesus, we sometimes default to rote explanations of their meaning. Pray that we will hear and read Scripture with hearts and minds open to learning, insight and fresh connection to our daily life.

14 Give thanks for ELCA resources that nurture our faith and spiritual growth during times of physical distancing, including Living Lutheran magazine, blogs and newsletters, daily Bible readings and ELCA World Hunger’s at-home vacation Bible school program guide.

15 “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” Give thanks and praise to God for reminding us that we are made new each day through God’s mercy and grace.

16 Pray for the Spirit to inspire us to create and share new expressions of our faith and theology through art, music and writing that speak to all generations and the diverse contexts of people in our communities.

17 Give thanks all day long to God for God’s unwavering love and the joy and hope it stirs within us, which overflows to the people around us.

18 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the assemblies of the Northern Illinois and Caribbean synods, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

19 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

20 Pray that God’s power, presence and love will ease our fears and uncertainties, calm the storms in our lives and strengthen our faith so that we will be bold and tireless disciples who do God’s work in the world, share the gospel and serve our neighbor.

21 Remember in prayer fathers who strive to be loving, caring, wise and influential parents, including fathers who are new parents or single parents, who are deployed in the military or incarcerated, or who experience separation from family while traveling for their work.

22 Give thanks and praise for God’s great works and attention to our prayers, both when we are alone and when we gather as a community of faith.

23 Pray for the 300-plus health and human service organizations of the Lutheran Services in America alliance, which serve 6 million people every year across our country in response to God’s call to love our neighbors of all ages, needs and circumstances.

24 We acknowledge that it is not always easy to follow Christ, bear the gospel or do God’s work in the world. Give thanks that together, as siblings in Christ, we can turn to one another with our burdens and receive support and encouragement.

25 Pause today and take in the wonders of God’s creation. Give thanks for the joy, wonder and awesome complexity of nature and the universe, and ask God to help us be mindful, responsible and respectful stewards of creation.

26 Remember in prayer the leaders, voting members and others gathering online for the South Carolina Synod Assembly, that the Spirit will strengthen, guide and encourage them in choosing leaders, proclaiming the gospel, growing the church, serving our neighbor and doing God’s work in an ever-changing world.

27 Pray that we will serve our neighbors and invite others to believe and to join our communities of faith without bias, judgment, hesitation, obstruction or condition.

28 Pray for God’s strength, comfort and vision when we are weary or overwhelmed or cannot see beyond times of despair; ask the Spirit to fill us with faith, hope and empathy so that we can support, care for and encourage our neighbors who are struggling.

29 Guided by the generous, compassionate and kind actions of Jesus, ask the Spirit to fill us with eagerness to work together and share our abundance with our neighbors so that all will have the resources, food and opportunities needed to thrive and be well.

30 Ask God to help us reflect on our nation, its history, its institutions and this church with honesty, humility, repentance and gratitude, united in our vision and determined to be more just, equitable, inclusive and responsive to our neighbors in need.

 


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April 26, 2021

Outreach Update

UPDATE ON TRINITY’S OUTREACH
April 2021

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”   Deuteronomy 7:9

The Social Ministry Committee has been actively planning activities to help our community for the holiday season. 

 

Micah’s Backpack:

Micah’s Backpack was the only TLC outreach that did not close in 2020 during the Covid pandemic and continues in 2021 to supply food to our community. Prayerful and grateful thanks to Carol Brashears for organizing and to all our faithful volunteers who packed and delivered food to our local students.

Food and Clothing Bank: Our regular supplies for the Food Bank have also continued to be transported and distributed by Ralph Conrad each week to charitable places around town. He picks up between 1500 and 2000 pounds of food (dairy, baked goods and other misc. products) a month. At Christmas  Ralph picked up 5000 pounds of freezer pops to distribute which were divided into 24 pops per bag and given to families at Holly Place, Lasting Change, Wells House, the Rescue Mission, the Commission on Aging and the North Point Veterans Home. Our grateful thanks to all our hearty volunteers who continue to represent Trinity in extending God’s love to those in need.

The opening of our Food Bank will probably coincide with the hiring of a new director who will determine space used, hours and procedure. One new idea that will be under consideration is for clients who are unavailable during the daytime; the team will be looking into providing additional evening hours for distribution of both food and clothing; if this materializes, Trinity would look into calling forth volunteers to work evenings in both banks and supplying outside security for both visitors and volunteers during these evening hours.

Outreach Director: We are currently looking for the new Outreach Director starting in our own congregation in the past few weeks. Now as we advertise within our local community, a clarification is necessary. Although Jeff Reed intends to continue to serve as a volunteer in specific capacities, and would be available to mentor the new director if desired, the person taking on the advertised position would be the one in charge of the food & clothing programs, and would be responsible for changes or developments in those programs.

 

 

 

 


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