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Thursday, July 7, 2016


This Week

Join us July Sunday, for community-lead worship and special guest preacher, Rev. Lydia Hernández.

About the Rev.:

Rev. Lydia Hernández-Marcial is a Puerto Rican ordained minister from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She has studied in Lutheran schools, hung with the Presbyterians (and was one at one time). She spent time as a leader in a college ecumenical ministry in the University of Puerto Rico.

As a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) she served as a pastor in several churches in Puerto Rico from 1999 to 2011. During that time, she was professor of Old Testament, Christian Ethics, and Christian Theology at the Disciples of Christ Bible Institute.

Rev. Lydia Hernández-Marcial also gave workshops on discovering and using one’s spiritual gifts as part of the Natural Church Development program in Puerto Rico.

Rev. Hernández-Marcial has a bachelor degree with a major in biology from the University of Puerto Rico (1988), M Div from the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico (2000), STM from Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York (2012), and a ThM from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (2015). She hopes to earn a PhD in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in May, 2018 from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

In Chicago, she has worked as a Spanish, Hebrew, and Greek tutor. For the past two summers, she has also taught liturgical Spanish at the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest, Austin, Texas.

In other words, she is awesome, and you should come welcome her, First Trinity style!

To love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind is to reflect God’s mercy in responding to one’s neighbor. That mercy found its most profound expression in the “gospel that has come to you”—namely the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That gospel mercy comes to us again today: at the font, at the altar, and from the pulpit. It is very near to you.

Readings: Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Psalm 25:1-10, Colossians 1:1-14, Luke 10:25-37 

Please note -  God's Closet donors, shoppers, and friends: God's Closet is going to be closed for about a week. We are unable to accept any donations during this time. We hope to be back open and running by Friday, July 15. There will still be a meal during the regular God's Closet hours, for those who can come by. Thank you.
After worship Sunday our #FTKids camp group will be heading to Lutherdale for the week.  Special thanks to Dan and Lynn for lending us a vehicle with enough seatbelt to get everyone there safely!
Introducing our new MIC Students!
Malina and Samantha will be joining us for the 2016-2017 school year as Ministry in Context students.  This is a class that students at LSTC take and is an opportunity for students to engage in ministry in a congregational context. Malina and Samantha will be with us on a very part time basis, but you will get to know them on Sunday mornings and through their projects.  Click to read their bios!

Bible Study!
Tuesdays, at 7 pm in the sanctuary.  We are reading Acts.

Tickets are here! If you signed up please see Rene to pay for and pick up your ticket. If you prepaid, just see Rene to get your ticket. Thanks all!

July Calendar with Birthdays and Commemorations available now!

Rene here - if I miss your birthday please let me know.  I can only add them to the calendar if I know when they are! Kids too! Thanks! 

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