Sunday’s Coming ~ June 22

Flood Relief While most of our church family was spared from significant damage in this year’s rain and water, our neighbors in Haywarden, Rock Valley, and Rock Rapids have been overwhelmed. Having to travel to Sioux Falls on Tuesday, Ann and I witnessed first-hand some of the devastation – circumnavigating south in the morning through Akron and then coming home …

Midweek at Trinity

Midweek at Trinity We express our sympathies to Jeff and Renee Guthmiller and family, in the loss of Jeff’s mother Sarah “Sally” Guthmiller, of Orange City, who passed away on Sunday, June 15th. There will be a memorial service on Friday, June 20th, at 11:00 a.m. at the American Reformed Church in Orange City.  Interment will be prior to the service at the West …

Monday’s Here

Make Something Beautiful Two challenges about our worship and work for this week: Observe beauty in someone’s work and acknowledge it in some way. Make something beautiful in your work. We learned that the Hebrew word for work in Genesis 2 is also used for worship in other texts.  Our worship and our work are not as distant as they …

Sunday’s Coming ~ June 15

When did work Start? Sometimes our work is absolutely joy-producing.  That certainly isn’t true every day for every one.  But hopefully it is true some of the time for all of us. I cannot remember a week that I have had more fun and joy in the course of my weekly work.  Uninhibited laughter in a staff meeting, meaningful work …

Midweek at Trinity

Here’s what’s happening this week at Trinity…. Senior Fellowship Tomorrow Our Senior Fellowship meets Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  Join Pastor Jon for a time of refreshments and a first-look at the Open Space Master Plan!  You’ll get to see how pages of ideas were sifted through and prioritized on the remaining acres of land.  Some work has already begun with …

Monday’s Here

Monday’s Here! Not that I doubt the power of God’s Word, but I can honestly say I did not expect the response to the topic on “Worship and Work” to be such a ripe need in people’s lives.  I have been blessed and amazed at the conversations in the last 24 hours – in person, e-mail, even text messages – …

Sunday’s Coming ~ June 8

Ugandans say, “Thank You!” What a joy to speak with Michelle, Julie, and Val today as they “unpacked” some of their recent memories.  They are first of all so thankful for your prayers, which they did indeed feel along the way.  As you might expect, the stories they’ll tell are amazing and beautiful and very moving.  We’ll here more in …

Monday’s Here

Monday’s Here Where are you worshiping today?  I’ve had a number of responses today, from parents rushing off to summer rec to a homeowner with water in the basement.  Worshiping while and where we work is both a challenge and a reward.   Thanks for your active response to yesterday message and the series in general.  I am looking forward …

Sunday’s Coming ~ June 1

Sunday’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 …

Sunday’s Coming ~ May 25

Senior Sunday and Summer Worship Time This Sunday, May 25th, we will be starting our Summer Worship Time. We will have one service, starting at 10:00 a.m. We will also be celebrating Senior Sunday. Please join us as we recognize our 20 seniors with a Bible. There will not be Children in Worship or Children and Youth Sunday School this …