From the Rector’s Desk

Week of March 29, 2020

Right smack in the middle of Lent is the feast day of the Annunciation, a jarring anachronism in regards to the narrative of Jesus’ life playing out through the Lent/Holy Week/Easter cycle. As I mentioned earlier this week in the “Mini-Corner,” the Annunciation celebrates the visit of Gabriel to Mary to tell her that she is…

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Message from Father Rob, March 24, 2020

My brothers and sisters in Christ, I am grateful every day for the many ways I continue to see members of Trinity reaching out, serving the community, and connecting with people during this extraordinary time.  I am sorry to share with you that we have our first case of COVID-19 within the congregation: Heather Eldridge…

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Week of March 22, 2020

  The year was 2003.  The Anglican Communion was being roiled by the issues of homosexuality and the consecration of the first openly gay bishop.  Churches and clergy were splitting away, congregations torn apart, everything was in turmoil.  As a newly-ordained priest, I was attending one of my first diocesan conventions as a rector. While…

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Message from Father Rob, March 17, 2020

My fellow Trinitarians, Given the constant changing pace of our lives, I plan on sending out regular mini-newsletters each week, such as this one. Our food pantry will be re-opening in a limited capacity on Saturday, March 21. Guests will be picking up pre-assembled bags of food outside the church office. In addition, BackSnack will also be working with…

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Message from Father Rob, March 15, 2020

To our brothers and sisters in Christ Join Father Rob online as he broadcasts from the Matthews Chapel this Sunday morning at 10:30 AM. Fr. Rob will be leading us in Morning Prayer II, and everyone can follow along either by downloading the service leaflet or using the Book of Common Prayer. Public worship has been…

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Message from Father Rob, March 13, 2020

To our brothers and sisters in Christ After having a special meeting with the Vestry of Trinity Church, we have decided that in the interest of public health and the safety of our congregation in light of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we will not be holding public worship this Sunday, and will not be…

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Week of March 8, 2020

Last Sunday I described the nature of Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11) as broadly defined as the temptation to fail, the temptation of not having to live up to expectations. But it pays to look specifically at the nature of the temptations posed to Jesus, because they provide a pretty handy breakdown of the…

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Week of March 1, 2020

This week we enter the blessed season of Lent, a particularly introspective time of spirituality in which the focus is often on self-examination, conviction, sin, and repentance. Interestingly enough, the Gospel readings feature little in the way of introspection, but instead are mostly interactions between Jesus and individuals who are pursuing their own agenda: Nicodemus,…

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Week of February 23, 2020

“If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better…

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Week of February 16, 2020

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” This passage from last Sunday’s Gospel seems to be at odds with other lessons of Jesus in which he appears to refute popular interpretations of the Scriptures, including observations of the Sabbath,…

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