Quarter of a Century

Time passes so fast… twenty-five years ago today I started at First Trinity Lutheran Church. Even though they brought me flowers this morning, the staff care committee is going to mark it in some way in September (they promised: low key), but I can’t let today go by without reflecting a bit.  Some random thoughts:…

8 Reasons NOT to join a Life Group…

Leo Figini wrote a great post that included the eight reasons he used NOT to join a Life Group: 1.  I never owned a Bible and didn’t know how to use one, therefore I wasn’t about to start learning now. 2.  I was embarrassed because I didn’t know much about God and His life and was…

Sunday Night Mind Dump

Not much to “dump”, since I wasn’t at First Trinity today. Here’s the things I wondered about: What did Jason do for the children’s message? How did the group like the Chadder videos at Servant Adventures? What Bible character did Pastor Chuck talk about in Bible class? Did Marsha come to church even though she’s…

Sunday Night Dump

I love Mother’s Day at church. Lots of families that might not otherwise come to church come because they know the mom in the their life would love it. Moms are generally beaming.I would love to see them come next week, too. 🙂 Had tons of fun being Large Group leader at Kingdom Quest today….

Front Page News

Check out today’s Buffalo News, front page! There’s a great story about Dawn and Sheila Guetti, from First Trinity.  Sheila was adopted by the Guetti family, from Haiti. The reporter also interivewed Pastor Chuck and there was some stuff about the Joshua’s Men Life Group and  it’s just a great story!

Sunday Night Mind Dump

Always always glad to be back at First Trinity when I’ve been away for a Sunday. Sunday is “Game Day” for me and I love love love it. Isn’t the banner above beautiful? You can check it out live in the Hall of Joy (leads into Celebration–the gym). The Kingdom Quest kids made it during…

Moose, Mulch & Daffodils

Signs of Spring at First Trinity: Moose Moosmann was at church all day spreading mulch around The daffodils are up and beautiful!

Down to a Crown of Thorns

I LOVE HOLY WEEK. Last Night’s Maundy Thursday service was really wonderful. Pastor Chuck and Jason did a dialog sermon that focused on the INCREDIBLE gift of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) for the past for the present and for the future. Jesus first gave us this gift on the night before He died on…

Home and so grateful

This is an iguana I ran into in Belize. Wow-did I ever think I would be writing that sentence in my lifetime? NOPE. I am home…and so very grateful for a restful and beautiful vacation. I cannot wait to celebrate Palm Sunday in the morning at First Trinity. God is so very good.