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A child hugs their guardian during Family Service at Trinity Commons
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3 Ways Into Sunday’s Stories for Children: Wonderfully Made

October 22, 2022

As we’ve noticed this fall, Jesus used parables to make a point, especially about matters of good character and behavior. Rather than shaming or calling out individuals, even people who were trying to insult him, Jesus sometimes exaggerated character flaws and situations in the parables and made them funny. By doing this, his point was made clear, but it also represented God’s kin-dom in loving and forgiving terms, which turned the former interpretations of religious laws of crime and punishment upside down.

White flowers against a backdrop of deep green foliage in an autumnal Trinity Churchyard
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Five Ways Into Sunday’s Scripture: A Gift of Grace

October 20, 2022

God, who searches our hearts and motivations, calls on us to enact a posture of repentance. In such a posture, we open ourselves to God in full awareness of who we are. We can then experience God’s mercy and kindness as a gift of grace.

Exterior of St. Paul's Chapel
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The Two Pauls at St. Paul's Chapel

October 13, 2022

The Apostle Paul is the namesake of St. Paul's Chapel and is represented by two statues, one very old and one quite new.

Yellow and red light filters through stained-glass windows and shines on the floor of Trinity Church
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Five Ways Into Sunday’s Scripture: The Quest for Justice

October 13, 2022

Who among us will persist in the quest for justice? Like the widow pleading her own case before the unjust judge, we must not take no for an answer. It is a matter of faith. It is a matter of trust in God’s goodness — and in our commitment to claiming God’s reign of justice with constancy.

Masked young people are laughing in conversation while walking down a staircase. The young Black woman at left has pink hair and wears glasses and a sweatshirt that reads "The Door." The two young Black men wear casual clothes (jeans, sneakers, and sweatshirts). All three wear white sneakers.
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Grantee Spotlight: The Door

October 12, 2022

The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.

Two people are laughing together during paired conversation. The Black man wears a white tee with a graphic print, and glasses, while the Black woman has braided hair and wears a blue floral dress and glasses.
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Friendship and Fellowship for Next Gen Leaders

October 7, 2022

With the launch of the Trinity Leadership Fellows program, we hope to have started a new way of training faith leaders. But more importantly, we hope to have created a program where those called to lonely journeys can travel together—as friends. 

A close-up of shadowy arches in Trinity Church
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Five Ways Into Sunday’s Scripture: In the Borderlands

October 7, 2022

We all have times in our lives when we feel like we’re in the wilderness and connection to community seems remote. Jesus can heal us in these times, and we can show our gratitude for this gift by offering this same love and healing to others.