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June 2, 2022

Dear <<First Name>>,
 

Since having been at Trinity, I haven't worn a black clerical robe, but I must admit, I cherish any chance I get to sport the red stole that was gifted to me by my parents on the occasion of my ordination – though my fondness for Pentecost runs deeper than clerical swag.

I love that at Pentecost the fledgling church was “all together in one place.” Pentecost happened not just to a single individual, but in community.  I love that “they all were filled with the Holy Spirit.” Men and women and children. Poor and rich. Educated and non-literate. I love that Pentecost is not subtle; it’s so in-your-face. The roaring wind of the Spirit breathing life into this new body; the tongues of fire resting on each one like life-sized candle flames. I love that “there were pious Jews from every nation under heaven” present – meaning from every people or language-group, representing the whole then-known-world. I love that some were likely immigrants, multicultural Greek-speaking citizens of the Roman Empire living in Jerusalem, not just visitors or pilgrims passing through.

I love that each one hears the good news in his and her own language. This is not the glossolalia (individual prayer language) of 1 Corinthians 12. The focus is more on the hearers, who understand what’s being said. There is not one unifying language at Pentecost; but there is one voice, one uniting story – the gospel – that is heard in multiple culturally distinct ways. Everyone is included. I love that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus, who though absent in body is still and forever God-with-us and for us, which means no matter how bleak it looks at any given time, the coming of Christ’s “kin-dom” (not a typo) cannot be stopped.

I love Pentecost because it reminds us that the church is not pastor or personality dependent; not 3-year-plan or written-mission-vision-values dependent; not big numbers, or program, or building-driven; but, Spirit-created, Spirit-led, Spirit-dependent and Spirit-sustained.

Sunday is Pentecost. Join us in worship as we celebrate the rushing movement of God's Spirit! 

Pastor Brittany
 

2022 Graduates


Calling all graduates! We want to celebrate and recognize those graduates in our midst from middle school through advanced degrees. Let us know who and what and when, and provide a photo along with the name, degree, institution. We'll recognize during the worship service on June 12th. Send the information to Pastor Brittany at btamminga@trinity-pres.org by June 5th.

Congregational Meeting


Join us on Sunday, June 12 at 11am for the Congregational Meeting to elect Deacons. 

June Street Life Ministries



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Quarterly Summer Newsletter 



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