Last days of summer
August 27, 2020
Pastor Brad is on vacation through August 30. Rev. Joey Olson will be preaching this Sunday August 30. There will be no written sermons available, but you may go online to view the worship service. For Pastoral emergencies during this time, please call the church office.
Upcoming sermon series: Pastor Brad thought it might be time to have some fun in worship, so his sermons, beginning in September, will focus on what he’s calling the “Aged Sages of Biblical Renown.” He’ll be focusing on people like Sarai and her laughter, Elijah trying to find shade, Anna and Simeon at the Temple, Zachariah becoming mute, Solomon and his wisdom…and other biblical stories of those who were wise beyond their years, or who had a relationships with God that simply makes us smile. Sure, there will be points that can help us today, but it’s time for a little fun, some smiles, and maybe even some laughter. So, he says, I’ll see you in September.
Some Concerns that we have:
- For all those who are ill from the COVID-19 virus; for those families who have lost loved ones to the virus; and for all the first responders/essential workers.
- For Katherine Parker, missionary to Nepal
Even though you can’t be with those having birthdays this week, sending emails or making phone calls are appreciated.
Parking lot service continues at 10:00 am. You can still view our service online. Just go to our webpage https://www.sequimtumc.org for a link to the service.
We still ask that you mail your contributions to the church and make sure to use our Post Office Box 3697 instead of our street address. We thank you for your continued support of our ministries here at Trinity.
Upper Room daily devotionals for September and October are available to pick up at the church, just outside the main doors. Monday – Friday between 9am and 2pm.
Hold the date: Beginning the week after Labor Day, Becky Morgan and Kathleen Charters will start a support group for people experiencing loss due to COVID-19. This includes missed social opportunities, traveling, special events, and more.
Many thanks to all who donated funds for the Sequim Education Fund Grant and the Boys and Girls Club Back to School Fair. Enough funds came in for the grant and we were able to give a check of $684.04 for the Back to School Fair. Your generosity is appreciated and certainly will make a difference for our Sequim students!
A new book study is coming soon: “Right Here Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness” by Amy G. Oden.
Come and learn about Christian Mindfulness while also practicing and experiencing its benefits. This has been used since the beginnings of our faith, is rooted in Scripture and historically encouraged by Christian leaders, including John Wesley. This prayerful practice fosters a deeper relationship with God so that we can become more centered and less reactive; lead a more authentic, compassionate life and increase our sense of gratitude. It is also known for its stress reduction and physical and mental health benefits.
- Dates/Time: 6 consecutive Wednesdays: Oct. 7,14,21,28 and Nov. 4,11. 2-3:30 pm
- Where: We will meet online using Zoom
- Books: Limited copies available for purchase at church office for $15. Used copies available at Amazon.com and a few copies will be in the church library to borrow.
- Leader: Melody Romeo
- To sign up or ask questions contact Melody Romeo: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-461-5595
Trinity to help CERT with food distribution: Beginning Wednesdays August 26, TUMC will provide a staging area in our front parking lot for food distribution at Guy Cole Center (at Carrie Blake Park). This is a program providing food to those in need that CERT has been operating at the Sequim High School for several months. With the school year beginning, the high school parking lot is no longer available so CERT has moved to the Guy Cole Center and requested use of our parking lot. For all those with business at church, there will be people at the street who will direct you where to park.