Communications News at TWC | Healing, Love, and Unity
Once again we see our nations divide grow bigger as people march the street filled with anger, fear, and hate. I have been reflecting quite a bit on what our response as a church should be; how do we have a voice that brings about healing, not hurt, love not hate, and unity not division? 1 John 4 is a powerful chapter. I would encourage you to read it all, but verses 20 and 21 say this:
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
As Christ followers, we are called to love everyone. We don’t have agree with every person on every issue, but this does not give anyone the right to cause violence, hate, or division. I continue to ask the Lord for wisdom as your pastor, as a Christ follower, how we can be part of the solution and not part of the problem. We can’t rewrite history, as much as we wish we could, but we can change the future. I am praying that God will give us a voice. That he will continue to use us to reach people right where they are – hurting, scared and confused. That we will show the Lehigh Valley who Jesus really is in this time of crisis and division.
There is a lot going on here at Trinity as we prepare to Kick Off this Fall. I hope you will plan on joining me August 27 at 6:30 for Leadership Development, this is for anyone who is currently serving or would like to serve in areas of ministry here at Trinity. We will provide a lite meal, so please let us know you’re coming on our Facebook page, on your Connect Card, or contact the church office. If you have childcare needs for that evening, please make note of that when you RSVP. I cannot wait to share with you where God is leading us in this next season.
I cannot wait to worship with you this weekend! Invite someone to join you. You never know what you might miss if you are not here!
8/23 Wacky Wednesday
8/25 Valley Preferred Cycling Event
8/26 Fireworks Clean Up
8/26 Men’s Gathering
8/26 Pulse Beach Trip
8/27 Leadership Development
9/10 Block Party
9/10 Get Connected
9/13 Wednesday Night Kick Off
9/16 Beth Moore Simulcast
Items needed by CAC:
Diaries for older kids
Crayons, markers, colored pencils
Hats, gloves, scarves