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Sunday, December 4, 2022
Second Sunday of Advent, Year A
The new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep, for we know neither the day nor hour of the Lord’s coming. Isaiah proclaims the day when God will gather all people on the holy mountain and there will be no more war or suffering. Though we vigilantly watch for the promised day of salvation, we wait for what we already have: Christ comes among us this day as the word and meal that strengthens our faith in the promises of God
Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming nurture our growth as people of repentance and peace; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10
Isaiah describes the coming of a future, ideal ruler who will renew David’s royal line (the stump of Jesse). Gifted by the spirit of God, this ruler will reign with perfect justice. Enmity and danger will be restored to harmony and peaceful coexistence.
Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
May the righteous flourish; let there be an abundance of peace.
Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 Just before Jesus begins his public ministry, John the Baptist appears, calling people to mend their ways and speaking of a powerful one who is to come.
We are grateful for how you support Trinity and the community the church supports--but it is also an act to support God.
Tithing and offerings are actually acts of giving worship to God. Like prayer and singing,
tithing shows God your appreciation and awe.
With all that God provides for us, the least we can do in return is share what we have with our community and those that instruct us in the word of God.
Our mission to spread God’s word would be impossible without you.
Continue to seek God first, welcome Him into your heart. Giving thanks is an important part of living faithfully.
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German Christmas Vespers Service –
December 11 at 3:00 pm
Individuals and families of German and Eastern European heritage and others who are interested in experiencing a unique Christmas service in the German tradition are welcome to join in worship in the Annual German Christmas Vespers. The Vesper-Gottesdienst will include familiar German carols, Scripture readings.
Our guest preacher is Rev. Guy Erwin, President of the United Lutheran Seminary.
We continue this most honored tradition which began by our beloved Pastor Wayne Leazer. Pastor Leazer established this German service 40 years ago for people who love the German Advent and Christmas traditions.
Our Rev. Dr. Peter Boehringer of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church invites all to attend. A reception follows the service.
Seeking Singers and Bell Ringers to Join the choir for the Advent Season
Trinity Ringers and the Trinity Vocal Choir have resumed rehearsals and we need you! Be a part of a fun gathering of friends who ENJOY singing and would love to learn to play the bells. Trinity Ringers will meet on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm and the Trinity Vocal Choir meets every Thursday at 7:00 pm. Anyone of High School age or older are invited to participate! CHILDREN'S CHOIR is coming soon!
Trinity Food Pantry is open
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12 noon
AA Unity Meets at Trinity
Fridays, 7:30 pm
Saturdays, 7:00 pm
and Mondays, 7:30 pm
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We have always maintained that church is so much more than a place you "go to." Rather, it's a people who experience, model, and share the good news of God's love, and we believe that the best is before us.