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Friday, October 2, 2015


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This Sunday

Worship this Sunday will be special.  It's St. Francis Sunday, and we will hold our annual pet blessing at the end of worship.  Pets are welcome during worship, on a leash or in a carrier.  We will also celebrate the baptism of Louisa Wind Holmes, and Rachel Wind will be preaching.

Sunday's gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. Jesus’ rebuke of the disciples who are fending off the children should challenge us as well. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a child does?

Readings: Genesis 2:18-24, Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12, Mark 10:2-16

Why I Go To First Trinity

Erika Hobbes

I was born and raised a German Lutheran in the Missouri Synod. I grew up in white, conservative suburban churches, and in country ones the kind people pay top dollar to be married in -- clapboard-sided A-frames with steeples soaring over cornfields and haystacks. The kind that did not allow women in the congregation to vote until the 1990’s. The kind where the minister insisted my mother stay married to my father long after it became clear that she might have died if she did.

But I loved God and I loved Jesus, and I firmly believed in the Golden Rule.  Click to read more...

Thanks to Erika for this moving reflection.

Erika teaches yoga classes at First Trinity, see the flier below.

A new Bible Study, Luther's Greatest Hits, starts October 26.

Leading up to Reformation Day, and our 150th Anniversary, join us for the month of October as we read from works by Martin Luther. "Martin Luther's Greatest Hits."

Tuesdays 7-8:30 in October.

You know you'll love it.

Cool Community Event Alert:


The Bridge Opens Fall Season with Mac Wellman's The Hyacinth Macaw, Sept.18-Oct. 4

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm - The Bridge, 643 W. 31st Street

Alicia and Rene had a last minute opportunity to visit Connie this week. She's looking great and seems to enjoy herself, as always!

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