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Friday, October 14, 2016


This Week

Pray always. Do not lose heart. This is the encouragement of the Christ of the gospel today. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed. Wrestle with the word. Remember your baptism again and again. Come regularly to Christ’s table. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed.

Readings and Psalm

  • Genesis 32:22-31
    Jacob’s struggle with the angel: I’ll not let go until you bless me
  • Psalm 121
    My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. (Ps. 121:2)
  • 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5
    In the presence of Christ the judge, proclaim the message
  • Luke 18:1-8
    The widow begs for justice; God grants justice to those who cry to him

On Saturday volunteers will be present to receive donations to help stock our clothing pantry from 10 am - 3 pm. (God's Closet will not be open that day; volunteers will only be present to accept and sort donations).  Please see the flier attached or the event page to see what is needed.  We've also set up an Amazon Wishlist.  Thank you to all of the volunteers and those who give!

A few snapshots from last week's Pet Blessing:
Saint Martin’s Day Before Christmas Festival and Sale at First Trinity

Those interested in vending: tables will be $20 and we ask that you do not sell clothing unless it is handmade. Contact
Our annual voter’s meeting is scheduled for Sunday, December 4, after worship. All are welcome to attend, and members are welcome to vote on the budget and other items. If you are not sure of your membership status, please see Rene or Pr Tom.
Seeking Volunteers to Build Community!

Our community meals have become one of the highlights of each week at First Trinity.  They are free meals, shared by community members, and enjoyed by everyone who is able to come.  Community meals are a safe place for our homeless neighbors to rest and have something to eat, a gathering place for our seniors, and a great way to meet neighbors, volunteers, and others in our community.

We need some help!  We need volunteers to help prepare,  serve, and clean up after meals, twice a week.  Volunteers can donate food for the meal or use items from our pantry to create a meal.

If you think this is something you are interested in doing, please contact Rene at  We hope to find volunteers to sign up once a month, or as able.  We also welcome youth groups, church groups, groups of friends, community organizations, and others to participate as able.
October Calendar

If you would like me to include your birthday (or your children's birthdays) please let me know!

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