Trinity Lutheran Church
From the Council President
Can you believe it has been four months we have been without a Pastor at Trinity? We’ve had great speakers, and so many volunteers that have been willing to take on more responsibility to make sure our Services and Sunday School continued. Thanks goes to all who helped. But everyone is getting anxious, wanting to know when we will get an interim or a Pastor. That’s a hard question to answer correctly. Knowing there is a shortage of Pastors coming out of the seminary, and Pastors retiring, it may be several months before we get an interim and year to a year and a half before we get a full-time Pastor.
Have you ever tried to open a rosebud without tearing off any petals? I know you’re probably thinking what a silly question to ask when we are in the middle of a crisis. I believe the following poem will give us the answers to all our questions:
UNFOLDING THE ROSE
It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God’s design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
God opens this flower so sweetly,
When in my hands they die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design.
Then how can I have wisdom
Then unfold this life of mine?
So, I’ll trust in Him for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.
The pathway that lies before me,
Only my Heavenly Father knows.
I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.
Like the rose unfolding, God will lead an interim/Pastor to Trinity when it’s time. Maybe all we need to do is “trust.” God will do the rest.