Pastor Gina’s Weekly Update

This week, we are starting a new series called Dangerous Prayers. I feel like the timing is perfect for the season that I find myself. What would happened if we started praying prayers that were far from safe, but dangerous? What would happen to our own walk with Jesus? What would happen in our church? In our community and in our world? You won’t want to miss the start of this series. We are going to share in communion and ask the Lord to do something in and through us. I also have something really exciting to share with you that God is doing!  Invite someone to join you. You won’t regret it!

There are a lot of changes happening at Trinity. As God continues to trust us with additional people to share the gospel with the needs grow, the atmosphere changes and we move from knowing everyone to knowing a few. This is why it is vitally important for you to be part of Life Groups. Coming up on September 10 and 17, we will host our Get Connected event. This gives everyone a chance to meet the Life Group leaders, see what topics will be available, and to connect with people. We want to encourage and cheer you on in your faith journey. We know that that happens best in circles, not rows, through a small group setting. Don’t miss being a part of this.

We are currently looking for a new Youth Pastor. Pastor Melanie will be giving oversight to this area in the interim, as we search for who God has for us. We believe in our youth. We love their hearts for God, the way they serve, and the way they give. We want to make The Pulse the best youth group in the Lehigh Valley. Would you please join me in praying for the right person. If you have questions do not hesitate to reach out to me or Pastor Melanie.

Join me Sunday at Leadership Development! If you are a leader, serving in a ministry or are wanting to lead or serve, this is for you. We will have a lite dinner, so please let us know that you are coming by responding to this email or RSVP on the Facebook event.

I can’t wait to worship with you this Sunday!

Radically Hopeful!

Pastor Gina


Upcoming Events:
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
Coloring books
Crayons, markers, colored pencils
Children’s books
Hats, gloves, scarves
Socks
Jackets
Learning toys
Stickers
Stuffed animals

A Note from Pastor Gina

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!

Radically Hopeful!

Pastor Gina

 


Upcoming Events:
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
Coloring books
Crayons, markers, colored pencils
Children’s books
Hats, gloves, scarves
Socks
Jackets
Learning toys
Stickers
Stuffed animals