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Scripture Reflection: Overcoming the Wilderness

March 8, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son . . .” might be the most well-known verse in the Bible — but what about Jesus’s mysterious words just before? Digging into the Book of Numbers for context, Trinity’s Faith Formation team helps us see God asking us to trust that even in the most uncertain circumstances, resurrection is on the way.

Rays of sunlight across a leather-bound copy of The Book of Common Prayer
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How Holy Week Services Help Us Walk With Jesus

March 8, 2024

During Holy Week, we ground ourselves in the scriptural accounts of Jesus’s life in the liturgy — the order and shape of our church services — because we believe this ancient story echoes through the ages: Jesus’s resurrection is a promise that death is not the final word.

Soft blue lights fills stained-glass windows in Trinity Church with a gold cross in the foreground
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Scripture Reflection: Transformed From the Inside Out

March 1, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

This Sunday’s Gospel story — when Jesus drives money changers out of the temple court — is familiar but puzzling. Is Jesus overturning worship norms, or is there more to the story? Trinity’s Faith Formation team suggests there’s a deeper meaning behind Jesus’s demonstration: It’s a proclamation of God’s presence alive and at work within each of us.

A close-up image of hands serving Communion in Trinity Church
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Scripture Reflection: Not the End of the Story

February 23, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

“Death isn’t a secret or surprise for any of us, even Jesus. In fact, it’s an essential part of being alive. But when we spend our time and energy fighting the inevitable, we lose sight of the life happening right in front of us.” Trinity’s Faith Formation team digs into Sunday’s scripture reading from Mark’s Gospel and considers a paradox of the Christian faith: The path to wholeness, purpose, and connection is through surrender.

A parishioner bows in prayer in Trinity Church
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Scripture Reflection: Fully Embracing God’s Love

February 16, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

Looking ahead to Sunday’s scripture readings, Trinity’s Faith Formation team considers what it means to fully embrace God’s love, even when it leads us down unexpected and sometimes uncomfortable paths: “Who knows where God will send us — beloved and driven by the Spirit — to help heal our broken world?”

Lenten meditation 2024
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Lenten Meditations 2024

February 13, 2024

Every year, Trinity parishioners, clergy, and staff offer a book of meditations based on the lectionary readings to accompany us through the season of Lent. Some are written reflections, others are paintings or photographs. All are insightful, meditative, and a gift from the parish to the reader.

A 15th-century Greek icon depicting Jesus's transfiguration
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Down from the Mountaintop

February 9, 2024 | By Summerlee Staten

”This is how mountaintop experiences — epiphanies and revelations that open our minds to new realities — change us,” writes Summerlee Staten, reflecting on Jesus's transfiguration. ”We come to understand the mystery of God in a new way, and by comparison the miracles we experienced before seem ordinary.”