“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Thessalonians 1:3 NIV
The work of discernment is an important step as one encounters life’s stages and changes.
Remembering the past is the first step to envisioning the future. We have to know who we are and who we have been before we can become who we want to be.
In the life of our parish, as we undertake this journey into our new future, let’s gather our communal memory of all things Trinity and celebrate the overwhelming evidence that, “Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place”(Gen.28:16).
Starting DECEMBER 18 you are invited to visit the parish hall and add your memories to the History Gathering posters there. Sticky notes and pens will be available for you. Every member of Trinity, past and present, is encouraged to share your remembrance of important people, events, personal life experiences, etc.
The information you post will have several purposes.
1) The sheer magnitude of God’s blessings and provision of the past is the encouragement we need, to remember that He is working his purposes now through us and through this place.
2) We have had multiple experiences here that might not be known or remembered by all of us. By sharing those experiences we can draw on our imaginations about our future.
3) People who are leaders, whether ordained or lay, have left indelible marks on us. By simply posting their names, others will remember and be blessed.
4) The Discernment Committee will synthesize this information and use it to complete our parish history to post on our website and share with our new rector.
We’re excited to see what God has done in our church, and encourage you to pray with us!
Kathy Sutton- Chair
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