Worship at Trinity Church
May 27-28, 2017
Ascension of Our Lord . . .
The custom of celebrating the Ascension of Christ forty days after Easter, or on the Sixth Thursday during the fifty-day period from Easter to Pentecost, is largely attributable to the mention of “forty days” in this week’s first scripture reading.
Strictly speaking, Ascension Thursday was officially observed on May 25, but as a matter of convenience, the day can also be observed, as is our custom, on the Sunday following the Ascension.
Acts 1:6-11 and Luke 24:44-53 are the central texts for the day; both provide a narrative description of the Ascension event. The second reading, Ephesians 1:15-23, is appointed for the occasion because it affirms that God has “seated Christ at his right hand in the heavenly places.”
Pastor Jeffrey Kolbo provides the sermon.
Saturday Worship Theme
A worship series entitled, Gospel of the Fifty Days, continues at this week’s 5:00 p.m. Saturday Contemporary Praise Worship Service. The series focuses on Jesus’ teaching and preaching while he was with the disciples after his resurrection and before his ascension. This week’s sermon is provided by Pastor Kolbo.
Confirmation Rehearsal and Dinner
Wednesday, May 31
Rehearsal for our June 4 and 11 confirmation services is to be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. A confirmation class photograph will be taken at the rehearsal. A dinner for confirmands, their families and Prayer Partners follows the rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Saturday, June 10
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine
After 41 years as an ordained pastor and 29 years as Senior Pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, The Reverend Jeffrey Kolbo has announced his intention to retire at the end of June.
A special dinner honoring his ministry is to be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 16 in the Fellowship Hall.
Contact the church office for additional information 631-744-9355.
New Blog Postings
. . . Read Bishop Eaton's Statement on President Trump's Executive Order "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty"
. . . Read ELCA's Presiding Bishop's statement of Refugees and Migrants.
. . . Read ELCA's Presiding Bishop's statement on Recent Attacks on Jewish Communities
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.