March 20, 2020
Dear Church Family:
I am holding each of you in my prayers as we go through these uncertain times. Please feel free to call me if you need someone to talk to or email me and I will respond. I am enjoying some of the creative ways you are finding to stay connected to one another. I know I am missing my daily interactions with you and I am sure you are feeling pain from this forced isolation as well. It is my prayer that these techniques will slow the spread of the virus so that we may soon gather together for worship.
My sermon and a video version of Sunday worship are now online so you can worship from home. Go to the Worship section of our website, and select the Sermons. Find the service for March 22nd and enjoy. If you would like to worship live on Sunday morning, I would suggest going to the Church of the Resurrection website: COR.org. Rev. Adam Hamilton’s church was built for live broadcasting and they do an awesome job.
Here are a few prayer concerns:
For all those affected by the coronavirus.
For those who have lost or might lose their jobs.
Again, a reminder that we need your contributions to the church. You can mail them in, drop them off during business hours which are Monday through Friday 9 until 1 (at least next week) or work with your bank to have them send it directly to the church,
Trinity United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 3697,
Sequim, WA 98382
Thanks so much to those who have continued to financially support our ministries and thank you for all your prayers. If there is anything I can do, please contact me.
In Christian Love,
March 18, 2020
As we go through these remarkable times remember God is with us. The thing that is being hurt the most is our sense of community. Make sure and call one another. Keep those bonds of love and compassion strong.
I recorded my sermon from last Sunday and we now have it on YouTube. You can see the video below. I will have this Sunday’s sermon available for your viewing on Sunday morning. We hope to have live streaming of worship in another week. We are dealing with some technical issues that are keeping us from doing this sooner.
Last Sunday I worshipped online with the Church of the Resurrection. As you know, Adam Hamilton, their pastor is my mentor in many things. His sermon related to the virus and why the church should be doing the things we are doing was really good. The link to that sermon is below. I encourage you to watch it.
I will be sending out additional information on Friday. Things change every day so we will try our best to keep you informed.
Rev. Bill Green
March 13, 2020
Dear Trinity Family:
You have received serval bulletins from me related to the COVID-19 virus and how it has affected our ability to worship together and do some of the important work of ministry. Now I wish to share some thoughts from my heart.
I am fully aware of how this affects you on a personal and spiritual level. We gather each week to celebrate how awesome is our God. We gather each week to share God’s love with one another and to support each other in their times of need. We gather to be inspired by the music and message. We will grieve the loss of these things. None of us knows how long it will be until we can again gather to worship.
But the church is more than a building or a time of worship. You are the church. During this time, reach out to others who might be feeling isolated or scared. Give them a call and let them know you care. Send notes of encouragement to those who are sick, grieving or dealing with other medical conditions. It isn’t as good as a Sunday hug but it is better than nothing. Continue to fill your spiritual needs through reading the Bible, praying, going online to find devotionals and more. Perhaps you could invite a friend to be a prayer partner during this time and read scripture and pray together over the phone.
We will be in the office next week from 9 until 1 to answer your calls, to check emails and continue the work of the church. If you have concerns or just need to talk, call and I will be glad to visit. I am working at getting my sermon in video format on the web, hopefully sometime early next week.
As we hold each other in prayer, share God’s love in any way we can and keep a positive attitude we can get through this. Our God is an Awesome God and in faith, we journey together.
In Christian Love