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Trinity Coronavirus Update for June 26, 2020

06.26.20 | News

    Hi Trinity,

    Welcome to episode 15 of our weekly Trinity Coronavirus update. Unfortunately, there is no video version this week but here are a few things to keep you in the loop about what is happening in and around Trinity.

    Outdoor Worship! The first of our three summer outdoor worship services is this Sunday, June 28 at 11 a.m. Please, bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. Please Note: Because we will be outdoors, masks are optional as long as you are practicing proper social distancing. We will have our regularly scheduled 8 a.m. service and Monday evening service at 7 p.m. If our Monday evening attendance does not improve significantly, we may cancel it for the remainder of the summer.

    Holy Communion! We offer the sacrament of Holy Communion to you and your family each week at Trinity at varying days and times. You need to pre-register if you plan to attend, as we only have room for six households at a time. To register, go to our website at www.trinityct.org and click on Communion Registration. If you need assistance, contact the church office (586-463-2921). These brief services of Holy Communion are safe for all to attend. Each household is 12 to 15 feet apart and our Altar Guild members prepare the elements for you in advance while wearing masks and gloves. If you have questions, please talk with Pastor Gary or me.

    Summer camp! Our summer camp for children K – 6th grade is in full swing and going great! If you are a looking for a fun, safe, Christ centered summer camp experience for your children or grandchildren give us a call at 586-463-8803.

    Building Re-Opening! We are getting closer to re-opening our building for meetings, classes, ministry activities, community groups, etc. We will NOT, however, be opening up to all people and groups all at once. We are currently working on prioritizing groups, scheduling groups, cleaning our various spaces, and group requirements. Please, be patient. We will re-open the building as soon as we are able to do so in a safe and healthy way.

    July – August Sermon Series! Our upcoming series is. . . ."Road Trip. . . . Paul’s Missionary Journeys (aka: Paul, Luke, Barnabas, and Silas’ Excellent Adventure)." We will use the book of Acts to follow the Apostle Paul to variety of places where he, planted churches, proclaimed the good news of Christ, and instructed the church in the way of Jesus. Here’s a “road map” of our upcoming “road trip.”

    • July 5: Paul’s Conversion Acts 9:1-22
    • July 12: Missionary Journey 1: Antioch Acts. 13:14-52
    • July 19: The Council in Jerusalem Acts 15:1-35
    • July 26: Missionary Journey 2: (with Silas) Philippi Acts 16:12-40
    • Aug. 2 Athens Acts 17:16-34 Aug. 9 Corinth Acts 18:1-17
    • Aug. 16: Missionary Journey 3: Ephesus Acts 19:1- 20:1
    • Aug. 23: Miletus Acts 20:13-37
    • Aug. 30: Rome Acts 28:11-30

    Let me leave you with a scripture and a final question. Ecclesiastes 3:
    “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend a time to be silent and a time to speak
    a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace."

    What time is it…..in your life?
    What time is it. . . .for us at Trinity?

    Something to think about.

    Have a great weekend. We live by faith, not by fear.

    Pastor Ken