From the Pastor's Desk:
When August comes around we are usually busy with making sure the kids have all the supplies they need for school, taking those last minute summer vacations, and buying that perfect back to school outfit. Teachers are planning their year and decorating their classrooms and church leaders are gearing up for another year of ministry about to kick off. As with most things in 2020 this August feels different. There is so much uncertainty out there. What will school look like and how long will they be able to go back before an outbreak happens? Will there be sports and if so, will those sports be safe for the kids and coaches? In church it seems we are stuck in a middle ground of what should we, can we, will we do? To be honest I always love summer for the fact that we can dream and hear what God has next for us this fall and year. I wonder if we can relate to feeling consumed and possibly blinded by the Corona virus? It has taken over everything we think about and cause us to change our focus. This is a new reality in which we live.
Then it hit me, this virus cannot and will not change or stop God. It may change how we do ministry or how we teach our children, but it should not stop the Gospel of Jesus Christ from going out. That means over the next month I want us to be consumed by the Spirit and not by the virus. Yes, things are different around the world and the country because of it, but that does not stop the message of truth. So, how are we at Trinity going to go out with the gospel in this current context? It may mean that things will look differently, it may mean that we have to gather differently, but the truth will still be the center of what we do. Jesus Christ will be the foundation on which we stand and speak wherever we go. So as you go out this month do not go out with a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power that is in the Lord. Find new ways to talk about the gospel to everyone you meet. Make every conversation about Jesus and not the virus. This fall our discipleship opportunities may look a little different, but we are committed to training up our church, our adults, kids and youth in the way that they should go. Please join us for one of the discipleship opportunities and grow in your faith.