Season After Pentecost . . .
In this week's First Reading, Jeremiah 20:7-13, the prophet Jeremiah accuses God of forcing him into a ministry that brings him only contempt and persecution. Yet Jeremiah is confident that God will be a strong protector against his enemies and commits his life into God's hands.
In the Second Reading, Romans 6:1b-11, the apostle Paul stresses that in baptism we were incorporated into the reality of Christ's death, just as our lives in the future will be marked and shaped by his resurrection.
This week's Gospel lesson, Matthew 10:24-39, relates Jesus's warning that his disciples will meet with opposition. Absolute trust in God is required.
Pastor Bruce Kaifler provides the sermon.
Saturday Worship Theme
We continue today a worship series entitled “The Way of Discipleship”. Based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, the series reveals both the challenges and blessings of Christian discipleship. The sermon is presented by Pastor Bruce Kaifler.
Jr. and Sr. Youth Box Village Homeless Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 28
Junior and Senior High Youth will create a "Box Village" on the campus of Trinity Church from Wednesday , June 28 to Thursday , June 29 to raise funds for charities that work with the homeless.
Participants meet at the church at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday to build their box houses and share a BBQ dinner. Special activities are planned to promote awareness of homelessness.
After a night of sleeping in their box houses, the young people will have a campfire breakfast. The event will end at approximately 8:00 a.m.
The Reverend Jeffrey Kolbo, the congregation's Senior Pastor since 1988, was honored at a filled-to-capacity retirement dinner on Friday, June 16. He preached his farewell sermon at all four of our worship services on June 17-18. In early July, the Pastor and his wife, Sandy, are moving to Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.
Nursery School Advancements
Congratulations to the faculty, students and families of Trinity Lutheran Nursery School. End of the year Advancement Ceremonies and family picnics were held Thursday and Friday, June 15-16.
Friendship Summer Activities
Our Friendship Summer Activities Program, formerly known as Camp Friendship, will be held July 3—July 28, 2017 for children ages 4 (by Dec. 1, 2017) through grade 5. Join us for games, crafts, special guests, songs and outdoor activities. For registration information contact Heidi Michta at 516-993-0302, email: email@example.com or call Mary Seufert Moore at 631-219-1953.
Vacation Bible School
July 31-August 4
Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 through grades 5 is offered this year on July 31-August 4 from 8:45 a.m. to noon.
Youth in grades 6-8 are encouraged to participate in VBS in Color, an integral part of the VBS program.
This year’s theme is, “Maker Fun Factory: A world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God.”
A VBS afternoon field trip program is also available.
Adult and teen volunteer helpers are needed. Registration forms are available online or on the information table in the annex entrance.
For additional information about our 2017 VBS program contact Kim Benkert at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 631-721-6441.
New Fellowship Hall
The long wait is over! Our Fellowship Hall expansion and renewal project is completed. Thanks for your faithful support.
Four worship services of Holy Communion.
Saturday Contemporary Praise Worship Service begins at 5PM.
Sunday three liturgies of Holy Communion are offered: 7:45, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.