This Weekend in our Church Calendar is "Trinity Sunday" - the one Sunday of the year when we actually focus on a "doctrine" rather than an event, such as Advent, Lent, Christmas, Easter, etc. But it is also, in our secular calendar, Memorial Day weekend, a time we set aside to focus on those gave their "last full measure of devotion" for our freedom, and to recognize those who have served in our Military.
In our 8AM service, we will primarily focus on the Memorial Day theme, honoring those in our congregation who have served our country in the Armed Forces, and remembering those who have "gone on" who gave their lives in service to our country. Our prayers, hymns and other parts of the service will be more patriotic in nature and we will spend time in remembering those in our congregation who have gone on to be with the Lord, but who served our country, especially in war-time.
In our 10:45 service, we will primarily focus on the theological emphasis on the Trinity. "Trinity Sunday" is the point of transition from "Festival" Time (specifically Advent through Pentecost) to "Ordinary" Time, (which focuses on the Church and the completion of the Great Commission which Christ gave us.) Trinity Sunday is a celebrtation/ affirmation that the Godhead IS completeness, as we reflect on how the fullness of God has been at work through the entire story that our Church Year commemorates. It is an occasion for re-capitulation and acts as the appropriate transition into "Ordinary" time.
We invite YOU to join us for whichever service
you feel you would most appreciate and enjoy!
Better Yet, why not join us for BOTH services and
celebrate both of our Sunday themes!
Thoughts for Today
"The Christian church, following the Pentecost experience, has always been committed to a 'triune' experience and understanding of God. The discipline of addressing the congregation once a year on the meaning of triune faith and worship is helpful and necessary, because in today's world of New Age monism and Islamic oneness, Christians need to know not only the why of the trinitarian God, but also the spiritual understanding of the self, who was made in the image of God, and the significance of Christian community that mirrors the eternal, communal relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." Robert Webber, Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2004), 175.