Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22, 2018
In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus describes himself as the Good Shepherd who cares for his sheep. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, which gives the shepherd authority. The shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love.
The shepherd theme is introduced in the liturgy with the First Reading, Psalm 23, where the image of God as shepherd brings comfort and hope to the faithful.
The Second Reading, 1 John 3:16-24, declares that Jesus’ death on the cross is the clearest demonstration of divine love. It is this love we share with others, not just through our words but especially through our deeds.
May God bless our worship.
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. This week’s sermon which focuses on the image of Christ as the Good Shepherd of the flock, is provided by Pastor Bruce Kaifler.
Cradle Roll Advancement
Sunday, May 20
Children baptized at Trinity Church who have or are about to observe their third birthday advance from our Cradle Roll to our Sunday School roll at our 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship hours on Sunday, May 20.
For information about our Cradle Roll Advancement Ceremony, please call Sue at 631-744-9355.
Lutheran Church is a
Stephen Ministry Church.
Are you or someone you know going through a tough time - emotionally or spiritually? Struggling with a crisis in life?
Consider letting a
Stephen Minister help.
A Stephen Minister is a member of our congregation who is trained to listen, care, encourage, pray, and walk alongside you during difficult times. It's confidential, free and very helpful.
Contact Trinity's church office
631-744-9355 and ask for
Ellen Y or Joan W.
Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. - Galatians 6:2
Four worship services of Holy Communion.
Saturday Contemporary Praise Worship Service begins at 5p.m.
Sunday three liturgies of Holy Communion are offered: 7:45, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.