It's been a few days since my last post...
I can say
that with the warm weather that we've been having it's been great to
see people out and about walking, running, biking and working around
It was great to see Trinity folks on the trail a few
days ago...and random Trinity folks out walking in town and around the
I enjoyed being outside in the
flower/herb garden alongside my house on Friday morning as I tackled the
weeds and met a few spiders while clearing space for some basil,
parsley, thyme, oregano, Thai basil and chives. It feels great to walk
out and see the changes in that space. There is still more work to be
done, but with a good dent in the weeds, it feels great to see the space
change shape. I am also super thankful that I had the opportunity to
get things planted before the rains came in yesterday and today. I only
had to water the plants a few times.
Today the gospel
was proclaimed in worship as the youth presented The Amazing Grace
Race. They did a fine job singing and teaching us about God's amazing
grace that encompasses us all along our life journey.
worship we had a Parent/Youth Summit. A handful of parents and youth
stayed after worship and shared some lunch, then the youth headed to one
room, and the parents to another and each group talked about youth
ministries and activities at Trinity.
later...the adults kept checking in on us. We (I was with the youth)
talked, laughed, shared experiences and ideas about life and the church
and the role the church and their faith plays in their lives. They were
honest and full of ideas and suggestions. They thought about service,
building relationships, having fun, meeting new people, bringing in
friends and were just able to be themselves. It was an epic experience
for me. I'm excited and energized about thinking about the future of
youth ministry at Trinity. With the help and commitment from this group
of youth I pray that we will reach out to others and create more times
and spaces for the youth to learn, grow and deepen relationships with
God and with one another.
Until next time . . .