- Julia Barger
The Family of God
Dear Trinity Family,
Wow - we definitely had a "hot hot Pentecost"!
I am so grateful for the meaningful worship service, Olga's report and our time with the family from Ukraine at the amazing mini-feast at Methow Park. Thank you, EVERYONE, who helped make this day super special!
The Ingalls Creek Summer Fellows have arrived! Carson, Nate and I had the immense pleasure of spending time with them last week. We visited, watched Godspeed, explored the church and experienced Godly Play. We ended our time together at a yummy taco truck sharing our stories, our hopes for the summer and why we became Anglican. Susan Waltar will be introducing the four Whitworth students during the service this Sunday. They will attend Trinity all summer and would love to enter into our church life as much as possible. If you would like to invite them for a meal, on a hike or any other activity please contact Susan Waltar.
Please take some time to meet Kae, Meredith, Isaac & Carson on Sunday mornings.
This summer, children will be in church for the entire worship service. Nursery will still be available during the sermon. Before Covid, Trinity families attended church together and everyone attended Sunday school after the service. I am glad the children will join us this summer for a few reasons.
We need their voices! Children are a significant part of Trinity Church. In the past, Pastor Matt often invited children to respond during the sermon by asking direct questions. And they blessed us! Over the past nine months the Sunday school team has been ministered to through the children’s insights. I look forward to the entire church hearing from these young theologians over the summer.
Children will experience the whole service. Liturgical worship invites all ages to participate. God’s Spirit works in our hearts during the Scripture reading, sermon and prayer time. I am looking forward to preparing materials for children to work with during the “sitting” parts of the service.
Trinity Church can grow in patience and acceptance. We do not expect children to be like adults. Instead, we ask adults to set aside their preferences to make room for children to be children. This likely means noise, disruptions and DELIGHT! We are so glad for your children to be with us to help us all practice the fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5) and remember we are all Beloved Children of God.
Here's a resource with ideas for worshiping with your children.
Here's the Sunday School update with lots of information and links for summer fun.
PDF's mentioned in the update:
Equipping Church Members and their Families to Cope with Trauma
I leave you with the Invitation from Seeking God's Face this week,
"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws."
I was moved by everything God promised to do to help Israel follow Him. I wonder how the Spirit might be moving us to follow Jesus this week?
In the Spirit,
PS - Remember to sign up for the Small Miracles team. We begin serving lunches June 27th!
Scripture: 1 Samuel 25 Book: Chapter 8: Beauty - David and Abigail Preacher: Fr. Carson Leith
Not long after David does the honorable thing in sparing Saul’s life, we find him full of rage toward another person…so much so that he is on his way to kill several people so that there’s not one man left standing by morning. Woah -- what happened? Well, there was a man named Nabal who insulted David’s pride by basically telling him he’s a nobody. And so David reacts by calling 400 of his men to strap their swords and go kill all of Nabal's men. But just before he commits this rash act of revenge, an unlikely character surprises David with a massive gift-offering and weaves together a skillful speech that ultimately stops him in his tracks. Who is this person? And how was she able to change David’s angry intentions? And when we, like David, find ourselves trying to "work salvation with our own hands” (25:33), what can we do to find true deliverance that doesn’t cause “grief” or "pangs of conscience” (25:31)? Come and hear about it Sunday.
Service Times: 8:30 and 9:45
Watch the 9:45 Livestream Here
Evensong Rummage and Plant Sale Fundraiser June 11 @ 8am-2pm
The Evensong pilgrimage girls are holding a yard sale, Saturday, June 11th from 8-2, in the church parking lot. This is the girls' last fundraising event! If you would like to donate items to be sold, please bring them to the church on Friday, June 10th from 4-6pm. The girls will be selling household items, clothes, and flowers/vegetables that they have grown from seed. Thank you for supporting their efforts! Contact Leah Dillman at (442) 226-0294 or Stephanie Stuber at (509) 833-0844 with questions.
Upcoming Newcomers Dinner June 17 @ 5:30pm
If you are new to our church in the last year, and haven't attended one of our newcomers dinners, we'd love to meet you and share stories around a dinner table at a host home in our parish. Come meet other newcomers as well as one of our pastors and staff members, and find out how you can take the next step in your path to belonging at Trinity Church. This one will be kid friendly, so feel free to bring your whole family!
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner July 6 @ 6pm
If you have volunteered on a ministry team this past year, we'd love to spend the evening together celebrating all that God did in and through us this past year! On Wednesday, July 6th @ 6pm, we are hosting a dinner at the MERCANTILE downtown for all our volunteers at Trinity. We want to show our appreciation for you, hear some stories from the past year, and cast vision for being Christ's body this next season, working together for the flourishing of our city. We look forward to seeing you!
Please save the dates August 12-14th on your calendar for Family Camp at Tall Timbers in Plain. Official registration will be opening at the end of June but we know how quickly the family calendar can fill up!
Key Info for Church this Summer
Our services are at 8:30am and 9:45am.
- Live stream our 9:45am services HERE
- Watch past services on YouTube
- Listen to Sermon audio