God's word is like rain that waters the earth and brings forth life. It is like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown into the earth. From what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises an abundant harvest. At the Lord's table all are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in Creation, striving for a world where all are able to eat.
Some sad news: many of you know Sonia who volunteers in God's Closet. Her daughter, Debra Escobedo, passed away on Monday after a month long struggle to recover after getting caught in a crossfire. Many of you remember Debra from worship, and from her work in God's Closet. PLEASE keep Debra, Sonia, Frank, and the whole family in your prayers during this difficult time. The wake will be this Tuesday, 3-9PM at Coletta Funeral Home. The Memorial Service will be at First Trinity, Wednesday, at 10 am. If you can help contribute to the family for the cost of the funeral, please do!
Read about Debra and how to contribute on DNAinfo.
Read Pr. Tom's recent blog post here.
Other upcoming items of interest, and opportunities to get involved:
Tuesday, July 15, 2pm, Prisoner Prayer Vigil Planning
Thursday, July 17, 7pm, Bridgeport Alliance Elections
Saturday, July 24, 10:30am, Church Council (Open Meeting)
Saturday, August 9, 10-Noon, Godly Play Training for folks interested in working with youth. No commitments at this time--just those interested!
August 12-25 Jesus and Justice Camp 2014: A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall! Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, August 19, 6pm (tentatively) - Interfaith Worker Justice Workshop on Workers' Rights, including rights for undocumented workers, in lead Spanish and English, First Trinity Community Center.
Sunday, August 24, Drew's Final Hoorah! Say goodbye to Intern Pastor Drew! We'll be planning a taco party after church. Please let Rene or Alicia know if you would like to bring a topping! or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 7 - We are hosting a group of Brazilian Representatives to the Lutheran World Federation for worship and fellowship!
Lot's of good work! New? Thinking about getting involved? Now's your chance! :) Peace!