What I learned at last night’s Prayer Service

So there was a Prayer Service at my church last night. We have an awesome Prayer Ministries leader (Dorothy) who is working really hard to help all of us understand the importance of prayer, pray more, and experience being prayed for, too. She is leading the charge for a quarterly prayer service, and last night…

Praying for one of God’s littlest ones…

Did you know that Beth Vance (First Trinity’s Early Childhood Center Director) and her staff minister to SIXTY children and their families day in and day out here? You could be part of that by becoming a prayer partner. We need sixty! It’s simple: all you are committing to is praying for a child in…

Sunday Night Mind Dump

Jason did another great job. I loved it that the kids came and did the skit at all four services. This is a great way to share what happened at Workcamp. August is so deadly as far as having people away, though. Lots of Workcampers not there. My new PIT Crew (Pam Jones says it…

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…

New worship tool in the pews!

You may have noticed there are new hymnals (Called “Lutheran Service Book”) in the pews at church. Here’s some fun things to know about them: They were given by the congregation to the glory of God in thanksgiving for the 35 year service of Ruth Kovach as choir director and organist There are fewer of…

Making space…

Last night in the Servant Leadership class, we were working on the Stewardship of Self servant leadership strand (there are four strands: Stewardship of Faith, Leadership of Leaders and Leadership of Groups). One of the practices in the Stewardship of Self strand is called “Grow Spiritually”. The encouragement for servant leaders here is: For spiritual…

Sometimes God says, “HELLO…are you paying attention?!?!”

I have a personal rule that says, “when I hear about something three different times from three different sources, it’s time to pay attention.” Happened this weekend: On Friday, got an email from someone who is in a Holy Grounds group who said she was having a great experience exploring the Bible with the group…

“Always Giving Thanks to God…” #1

I am PASSIONATE about gratitude! I think it is so important to practice gratitude every single day! The Bible says so, too: Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything… – Ephesians 5:19-20 I have a personal discipline of writing down five things I’m…