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Holy Eucharist at the Family Service in Parish Hall
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3 Ways Into Sunday’s Stories for Children: Valuing Intangible Treasures

August 6, 2022

Last Sunday, we heard a parable about wasting treasures. In that case, the treasure was lots of extra grain. We also mentioned intangible treasures — things that aren’t objects, things you can’t touch or see or own, things like friendship, memories, talent, beauty, joy, and kindness. What can we do to value those kinds of treasures?

Children playing behind Trinity Church during Summer Days for children and families
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3 Ways Into Sunday’s Stories for Children: Knowing What Is Enough

July 30, 2022

Knowing what is enough can be the greatest gift that parents, and faith, can teach children and seekers. Our riches, or “treasure,” aren’t only about things that are tangible. And knowing what is enough is not about self-denial or capacity limits, because Jesus taught and showed us that God’s kin-dom on earth as it is in heaven is one of abundance, not of scarcity — and there is enough for all.

East Bronze Doors, Annunciation
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Trinity's East Bronze Doors

July 28, 2022

A story about the history of the east-facing bronze doors at the main entrance to Trinity Church Wall Street.

Residents of the coastal town Pestel meet under a tree to discuss the impact of the recent earthquake on their community’s livelihood.
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Many Hands Make the Load Lighter

July 21, 2022

With the generous support of Trinity Church Wall Street, Episcopal Relief & Development and its implementing partners provided food, medical care, and emotional support to households in hard-to-reach communities in the Sud, Nippes, and Grand'Anse departments of Haiti and are investing in strengthening community disaster response and resilience to weather future shocks.

North Bronze Doors, Closeup
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Trinity's North Bronze Doors

July 15, 2022

A description and explanation of the north-facing Astor Memorial Doors at Trinity Church Wall Street

Children's choir singing in Trinity Church
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3 Ways Into Sunday’s Stories for Children: Mary and Martha

July 14, 2022

People think about and learn from the story of Mary and Martha in many different ways, at many different times. That is true of almost all of the Bible. Some people think this Gospel story is about a “right” or “wrong” way to follow Jesus. Like most things, there are different ways and different times for us to follow Jesus. And it’s never the same way for everyone every time.

Photo of a red stoplight and a bright blue, cloud-filled sky
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A Spiritual Practice to Counter Reactivity

July 13, 2022

The social witness of our Quaker siblings has always included finding prophetic alternatives to violence and speaking truth to power. For us, who want to do what is right and avoid being reactionary, we must remember to first take the turn inward.

Children listening to a story during Children’s Time
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3 Ways Into Sunday’s Stories for Children: The Good Samaritan

July 8, 2022

Some people might hear the parable of The Good Samaritan as a guilt-trip, because sometimes we might identify more with those who walked past the wounded traveler than the one who stopped to help. When we hear about heroic acts, we sometimes wonder what we would do in the same circumstances.