Sunday’s Coming ~ June 1

WorkAndWorshipSunday’s Coming
Let’s cross that chasm!

What chasm?  That giant gap between Sunday morning and Monday morning.

We get it – all of life is meant to be a glory to God.  But what does that really look like?  What does the Kingdom of God have to do with my Monday morning commute, my job as a truck driver, my life as a stay-at-home parent, my domain of a cubicle, or cleaning the pig poop out of a confinement?

A paycheck might motivate us to get a job, but money can’t buy job satisfaction.  How can my following after Jesus actually increase the joy in my daily work?

That’s where we are headed this summer – I hope you’ll engage us in the journey each week – in person, on cable, or online.  After sermons that intersect the Ascension of Jesus and Pentecost with our work, we’ll tackle some of these….

  • How God’s work in creation reveals the purpose and meaning of our work
  • How the biblical story of human sin and Christ’s redemption shape our current realities
  • Tackling meaninglessness in pointless toil!
  • How can I get along with my boss and coworkers

If you have a question about work and worship you’d like answered, e-mail the church office and we’ll see if we can work it in.

A few other fun notes about summer worship –

  • Worship Leader Andy Keller is doing some incredibly creative work developing some theme music Sundays.  I’ve heard a preview – it is awesome!
  • Tech intern Jamie Jongerius is creating video interviews with Trinity attenders in their work places and how God’s Kingdom intersects with their daily work.
  • Hannah Barker is crafting liturgies of commissioning for the people we will feature in their work place.
  • A summer sunday School class on work will begin on June 8.

I can’t wait for Sunday!  See you there…

Pastor Jon

Just a reminder of our Summer Worship Times.

  • We have one service starting at 10:00 a.m.
  • This week our Summer Sunday School will start for children ages 5 – entering Grade 2.  They will be dismissed during the worship service and you can pick them back up at 11:15 a.m.
  • For Adult Opportunities, the Sunday School Guide class is meeting at 9:00 a.m.  Starting next week, June 8, there will also be a Work and Worship Class.  This class will also meet at 9:00 a.m. and will further explore this topic as class members flesh out what “Work and Worship” means in our daily lives.

The Bridge Donations

Bridge Drop Off SiteDon’t forget to bring in your donations in for The Bridge.  If you haven’t done so already, please see the bulletin insert for a complete list of needed items, and sign up this week at the Welcome Center which items you plan to donate, to help ensure all items are covered.

Or you can click Bridge Needs List 06-15-14 for the list as well.

Helpful Words on Being a Christian by Maya Angelou

maya angelouLegendary poet Maya Angelou died this week.  This poem is one that helps us understand what it means when we call our selves “Christian” ~

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.”
I’m whispering “I was lost,
Now I’m found and forgiven.”

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not holier than thou,
I’m just a simple sinner
Who received God’s good grace, somehow.