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    CHURCH-

          This is a word that has a lot of different meanings and connotations. For a lot of people, the word church means a

building where religious services are held. For some, church means the people who participate in those religious services. For most

church means some combination of the two. I've heard it said that if the building was destroyed and the pastor left, all that would

remain is the "church." Some think of the entire denomination or even all of Christianity. 

         Our experience with the Covid 19 pandemic has certainly changed the way we view church. The building definition has all but

fallen by the wayside as the buildings for the most part have been closed. We have experimented with various social media 

platforms to bring the good news of the Gospel and to stay in touch with our members and friends. All this is "church." No other

activity points to what church really is than the food pantry that is housed in our building. The decision to remain open during this

crisis and time of food insecurity, to change the way food has been distributed so as to keep everyone as safe as possible, is really

the church at its finest.

         Jesus said, "feed my sheep." He meant physical food as well as spiritual food. During these trying times Trinity UMC is doing

both. Trinity is truly a "Church"!


May the circle of blessings continue,


Pastor John

          PASTOR- JOHN PAJAK

          PASTOR- JOHN PAJAK

MONTHLY MESSAGE THEMES

An advance look at the scriptures and themes for the upcoming two  months.  Research and read your bible ahead, you will be surprised how the messages will speak to you!  


April 19     2nd Sunday of Easter / Scripture John 20:19-31 / Message: Thomas

April 26     3rd Sunday of Easter / Scripture Luke 24: 13-35 / Message: The Walk to Emmaus


May/June

May 3          4th Sunday of Easter with Holy Communion/ Scripture: Psalm 23 / Theme: the Good Shepherd

May 10        5th Sunday of Easter & Mother's Day/ Scripture: 1 Peter 2:2-10/ Theme: Growing Up as Children of God

May  17       6th Sunday of Easter/ Scripture Acts 17: 22-31 / Theme: To an Unknown God

May 24        7th Sunday of Easter & Ascension Sunday / Scripture  Acts: 1:6-14 / Theme: The Ascension

May 31        Pentecost Sunday / Scripture: Acts 2: 1-21 / Theme: Pentecost

June 7         Trinity Sunday with Holy Communion / Scripture: Genesis !:1- 2::4a / The Creation Story

June 14       2nd Sunday after Pentecost / Scripture: Matthew 9:35 -10:8 / Theme The Cost of Discipleship

June 21       3rd Sunday after Pentecost & Father's Day / Scripture: Romans 6: 1b-11 / Theme:  Grace

June 28       4th Sunday after Pentecost / Scripture: Matthew 10: 40-42 / Theme: Be Welcoming





MEET THE PASTOR

  • My full time employment is with the Detroit Pistons and its various entertainment venues (DTE, Meadowbrook, and Freedom Hill). I am the Director of Housekeeping and have been with them for since 2019 year 
  • Born and raised in Detroit. Attended University of Detroit earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in the History of Religion.
  • My full time employment is with the Detroit Pistons and its various entertainment venues (DTE, Meadowbrook, and Freedom Hill). I am the Director of Housekeeping and have been with them for 31 yrs.
  • I became a Licensed Local Pastor in 2008 and was first appointed in April of 2009. I have served at Redford New Beginnings (2009-2015) and Algonac Trinity ( 2015-present)
  • Given the above, I like to say that if cleanliness is next to Godliness, I should be in pretty good shape!!
  • I’m married to Connie ( 33 yrs.) and have 4 children (Maria, Jacqueline, Grant and Ross) We just became grandparents with two grandson's

I have been blessed beyond measure and am both honored and humbled to be doing the Lord’s work as a pastor .