From the Rector’s Desk

Week of October 25, 2020

First of all, I’d like to thank all the people who helped make the first every “Fall Festival of Faith and Fun” possible. I had a great time being a part of it, and loved watching all the talented members of the congregation sharing their gifts with us. Second, my additional thanks to everyone who helped…

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Week of October 18, 2020

Just yesterday I was talking with Susan Hires, our Children’s Ministry staff person, about All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and a few of my favorite saints in the calendar who often go unrecognized. I should say unrecognized unless I mention them in the context of a service, such as we used to do at Brandon…

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Week of October 11, 2020

Trinity Church is holding its first in-person worship service on Sunday, October 18th at 10:30 AM. What you need to know This will be an outdoor event in the churchyard of the parish.  In the case of inclement weather, the service will be cancelled. We are limiting the size of the congregation for safety purposes to…

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Week of October 4, 2020

While I never thought I would reference late 1980’s big hair metal band Cinderella in a Church newsletter article, I can not help but think that a possible theme song for 2020 is there 1988 power ballad “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).” So many things that were so commonplace, so totally quotidian in…

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Week of September 27, 2020

As I wandered the rooms and halls of Trinity this past week, skirting children as they drew on our sidewalks with chalk, practiced violins, or listened to teachers on tablets, I considered what a different place the church felt like these days as a result of our agreeing to host a distance learning pod. I remarked…

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Week of September 20, 2020

Elsewhere in the Corner you will see an article about an initiative that the Vestry and I undertook to try to provide support to families of young children in the Lawrence area. This ministry has proven to be challenging, but at the same time surprisingly rewarding. I was, I will admit, a bit surprised by…

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Week of September 13. 2020

“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Jesus’ statement to his disciples has often been cited as the Scriptural foundation for the Church’s, in particular the clergy’s, authority to absolve people of their sins. But what if…

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Week of September 6, 2020

       First of all, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude at the outpouring of love and support on the occasion of my ten year anniversary at Trinity Church. It was a wonderful surprise and I was very touched.         Second, I want to share with you some of what is going on in…

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Week of August 30, 2020

Last Sunday the passage from Paul’s letter to the church in Rome used the familiar language of the Church, the community of disciples of Jesus Christ, as a single human body. Part of the metaphor of the body stresses the importance of diversity, especially the diversity of spiritual gifts. Presently, we are in the midst of heightened…

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Week of August 23, 2020

The mason had been working all day in the sun and the heat rebuilding the brick wall of the church next door. While not the hottest day of the week, it wasn’t the coolest either. As I was leaving for the day, he was still at work, although he had briefly ducked into the church building for…

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