Trinity UMC is entering a unique season of life. We are hoping to relaunch physical worship. We are looking to resume many of our ministries and adapt them to the Pandemic. It's a hard prospect, but God, as the Prophet Jeremiah tells us, calls us to put down roots and settle in to difficult times and places.
A note for worship on July 5, 2020. Our digital hymn sing can be viewed on the TUMC YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfu4Emn04OQGFgNA7VPBEeA
Today we welcome back Rev. David Lillie, who served TUMC from 1997-2003. What's more, he'll be sharing a sermon conversation with our current pastor, Rev. Bryson Lillie, his son. Join us as we here two generation of Trinity pastors from the same family reflect on what it means for God to be our Heavenly Father.
Hope is the seed of joy in captivity. But it's also a double edged sword. Misplace it, and it will hurt instead of help! So how do we live hope when we feel confined? Where does Christ meet us in it? Join us as we explore this vital topic!
We've learned to perceive darkness as bad. So what do we do when we learn that God is wrapped in a type of darkness? Moses and the Hebrew people's experience of it on the foot of Mt. Sinai can teach us a lot. How can we approach and follow a God that is cloaked in the dark?
What do we do when we end up in one of life's dark pits? The Psalmist tells us to call out to God. Reading scripture, we are reminded that the Divine comes to rescue all who dwell in shadows. But the path God shows us to get out of our problems may not be what we expect. Should we still proceed even though God shows us an unexpected escape route?
To celebrate Mother's Day, we are looking at a story where God shows a definite maternal quality. Abram, God's child, is hurting. So what does the Divine do? What any good mother would. God steadfastly comforts their child in the darkness, shows them what the future could hold, and inspires them to pursue the goal.