This Sunday - May 26 (Trinity Sunday)
Happening this Sunday
Awesome@Nine / Two@Ten
This Sunday we begin our Summer schedule of worship services. Our regular 7:45 am & 5:00 pm Rite I, 9:00 am Awesome and 4:45 pm Healing Service will continue as usual. At 10:00 am we will celebrate Rite II in the Church and Contemporary service in the PLC. There will be no Sunday school this week. Adult education and children and youth Sunday school will resume on June 2.
The SJD offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 until 5:00 pm in observance of Memorial Day
Drop by the Get Connected Center and take the opportunity to sign up for ETM summer fine arts camp (children 4 - 14 years old), and VBS (4 years old - 5th grade).
Lunch is served Cafe Divine! Burger bar with your choice of lean ground beef burger or veggie burger with your choice of toppings, all the sides, and ice cream.
This Sunday's Gospel Lesson - Trinity Sunday
Jesus said to the disciples, "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you."
Meditation on the Scripture by The Rev. Jan Dantone
Trying to understand the Trinity is something like children trying to understand their parents’ marriage. When the children are young, they lack the emotional maturity and personal experience to comprehend the depth of the relationship between their parents. They even find it hard to imagine that Mom and Dad have any other role in their lives besides being mother and father. But the children don’t need to know everything about their parents. They do need to know that their parents love them, and it gives them security to know that their parents love each other. As children grow older and gain life experience, and especially after they are married themselves, they will come to understand more about their parents’ relationship. Still, the children can never know all.
In the same way, we as believers cannot expect to understand all there is to know about the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But God does reveal to us what we need to know that we are loved and we are secure. Everything about Jesus’ life on earth was a revelation of God the Father. And before his crucifixion, Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would guide the disciples and the believers who would come after them to understand more fully all the events of Jesus’ life, including his coming crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. The Holy Spirit magnifies our understanding of the Son, who by his life magnifies our understanding of the great love which the Father expressed for the world by sending the Son. And we as believers can take our growing understanding of God, and what he has done and continues to do for us, and give thanks to God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Image: Stained glass window - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Newinton, NH
The Rev. Greg Buffone, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Membership Development
Director of Ministry Projects
Director of Contemporary Music
Assistant Director of Music Ministries
Director of Junior High Ministry
Director of Youth Discipleship
Assistant Bookstore Manager
Director of Electronic Media & Database Technology
Parish Records Coordinator
Children's Ministry & Stewardship Associate
Special Events Coordinator
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Administrative Assistant to Music
Director of Finance
Executive Assistant to the Rector
Director of Financial Stewardship
Executive Assistant to Kathy Golvach