STAY HOME & STAY SAFE! - PRAY,PRAY,PRAY!
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 PAJAK
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 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
I have been blessed beyond measure and am both honored and humbled to be doing the Lord’s work as a pastor .