Connecting With Our Neighbor: You Have To Go Through Samaria

Rev. Rebecca Heilman-Campbell(John 4)  It’s been an interesting 72 hours for me. On Wednesday morning, we fully expected the Rev. Gad Mpoyo to join us on World Communion Sunday and to be your preacher. By Thursday, he and I agreed to postpone his visit because of the...

Sing Your Hearts Out

Dr. Steve Lindsley(Colossians 3: 12-17, Psalm 100: 1-5) There’s a lot that goes into writing a song. Much like a lot goes into baking a loaf of sourdough bread, or building a house, or earning a college degree. It’s a lot of little things, done with intentionality and...

All In

Sara Martin(Luke 14: 25-33) Today’s scripture comes from the heart of Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 14, during the time that Jesus and his disciples were traveling to Jerusalem. At the end of Chapter 9, Jesus “set his face toward Jerusalem,” and in...

Together At Trinity

Dr. Steve Lindsley(Luke 5: 17-26) It happened on one of those days, is how one translation begins this passage. It’s as close to the original Greek as English can get.  I rather like it.  It happened on one of those days – as if what happened could happen any...

Drawing Large and Shouting Loud

Dr. Steve Lindsley(Luke 4: 16-30; Isaiah 61: 1-3b) If it happened in 2022, you know exactly how it would’ve gone down.  CNN and MSNBC and FOX and all the others would interrupt their daily stream to report the breaking news. It’d be trending on Twitter with something...