NOTE: Pastor Moore's message was written prior to the statewide shutdown due to the pandemic.

April 2020

Greetings my friends in Christ, it's now daylight savings time with more sunlight in the evenings and Spring is officially here! Nature is budding and creatures are awakening from hibernation. We, as well, trust in God to renew our lives daily.

Trusting in God is that simple. Just as Moses trusted God to lead the Israelites across the Red Sea, we, too, trust in a God of the oppressed and a God of justice. Today, in our world, many are "the oppressed" like the Israelites of long ago. Moses led the people out of an oppressed way of life and into the promised land, and we as Christian Lutherans trust in the grace of God and Christ that strengthens us to love and serve our neighbor in need, even in the most difficult of times.

Looking at the month of April at this point, our Palm Sunday worship services are set for April 4th at 5pm and April 5th at 9:30 a.m. with 10:30 Fellowship Hour as well as the Sunday School Palm Parade and Egg Hunt beginning at 10:45-11:45 am. Families are encouraged to bring empty Easter Baskets along and to bring a friend. Please note that 1st Holy Communion Classes have been postponed; more information will be forwarded to all pre-registered families. Holy Week services will include Maundy Thursday on April 9th at 7pm , Good Friday worship at 7pm on April 10th, and our Easter Sunday worship service is set for April 12th at 9:30 am welcoming back glad A-L-L-E-L-U-I-A's with special anthems and music and an Easter Breakfast, all as we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ! In celebration of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd, we will hold another "Blessing of the Animals" Service at 7pm on that day in the churchyard near the parking lot.

April is most certainly a busy month at Trinity, and during this time of social distancing, please keep in mind any of the above-mentioned services or activities may be postponed at any time. It is best to be diligent in checking our church website and fB page for updates or check-in with our church office periodically. We will see what the future holds for us, as we are in the midst of this Pandemic and, for many, a relentless upheaval in our lives. Nevertheless, we persevere one day at a time, and we trust God just as Moses did.

We continue to pray for our world, our communities, and our "At Risk" population, as we move forward at a distance and soon in a renewed space with our siblings on this planet.

April is a month in which we can see many things being renewed, and we trust that God will bring us renewed good health, warmer weather, and assurance and hope in the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

A very blessed Easter to all!

The Reverend Nancy L. Moore, Pastor

Service Schedule

Sunday Worship

9:30 a.m.

Sunday School

10:45 a.m.

First Saturday of the Month

5:00 p.m.

First Tuesday of the Month

10:00 a.m.

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