Trinity Lutheran Church
When I began to put something together for the Trinity December Newsletter, I realized that Sunday, November 24th is the last Sunday of the Church Year. Then within a few short days we celebrate Thanksgiving, and on December 1st we celebrate the First Sunday of the Church New Year, then advent begins December 3rd for Trinity, and three weeks later we celebrate Christmas. Where has this year gone?
For the first six plus months of 2019, Trinity was without a pastor. The next three months we had Rev. Paul Park for our Interim. But now we start over asking SAM’s, retired Pastors, Ministry students and locals who have the passion to teach God’s word to us. How long will this last? Based on ELCA Pastors availability, it could be mega months, possibly years.
During the last eleven months of research, the Council saw and heard of changes within our Synod. Some of the changes we knew about, but others were upsetting and wrong in Council minds. After informing the congregation of changes, we gave a solution. This solution created ill feeling within the congregation. But it also have hope to other members. Within the last several weeks, the Council sent a letter to members explaining in more detail why we brought up a possible change. I hope and pray information provided will be reviewed so we can re-unite our Church’s healthy relationship and continue God’s work. This is not about what Synod we are in or the Synod we may change to. This is about God’s word, as written in the King James version and how the Bible should be interpreted. It’s not about being politically correct. It’s about what God has taught us, loving our neighbor, caring for others, servicing God and respecting each other.
Join with the Council and give thanks and praise for Trinity Families. Keep us close to one another as we search for a new pastor.
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.