Pray the Labyrinth
Looking for a way to quiet your mind, recover balance, and listen for God in your life? This August, you are invited to begin your mornings in prayer walking the labyrinth at Phoenix Park with Pastor Sarah.
The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a way of praying and listening for the Spirit that goes back thousands of years. Labyrinth designs have been found on pottery, tablets and tiles as much as 5,000 years old. Unlike a maze, there are no tricks to it and no dead ends, and there is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. Never prayed this way before? No worries. Pastor Sarah will do an introduction and debriefing each week.
We will meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m. on August 8, 15, and 22. Come one week or all weeks. All ages welcome! No advanced registration necessary. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.832.6601, ext. 217.
God's Work. Our Hands.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
The date for the 2017 "God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday is October 22. As we observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are reminded of the gospel's promise that we are freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbors.
"God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) - one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. You work every day to make your community a better place. Let's do this work together! Visit ELCA.org/dayofservice and get started on your planning today.
In "The Freedom of a Christian," Martin Luther wrote: "A Christian is lord of all, completely free of everything; a Christian is a servant, completely attentive to the needs of all."
Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ - every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life - flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God's grace.
Whether we fill backpacks with needed school supplies, serve meals to those who are food insecure or write letters to soldiers and veterans, we are using our hands to do God's work to reconcile and restore communities in Jesus' name throughout the world.
If it's not possible to participate on October 22, please consider another day.
Welcome Pastor Natalie Leske
We welcomed Pastor Natalie Leske into the ministry of Trinity on Sunday, August 6. As the Pastor of Care and Concern, Pastor Natalie will:
- Have vision and excitement for the work of Jesus Christ at Trinity.
- Work with the Director of Visitation, Parish Nurse, Pastors, and congregation members to deepen and expand Trinity's commitment to visitation of the hospitalized, shut-in, and older members.
- Create visitation goals for each visitor.
- Create or facilitate care and programs for those in hurting and broken situations - family strife, divorce, homelessness, long-term illness.
- Collaborate with staff and member leaders to create and sustain programs and events that reach the older members, and provide cross-generational opportunities for contact.
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