The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. – Ephesians 3:17-19
“In the first century, Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement – a community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. Before they were called ‘church’ or ‘Christian,’ this Jesus Movement was simply called ‘the way.’ … how can we together grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world?” – The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
With the words and Scripture above, our Presiding Bishop invited everyone in our church to begin studying and reflecting on what it means to be a Christian and an Episcopalian. He chose seven practices that can help us think about and discern what Jesus is teaching us about the lives we live and what God intends for our lives. Each week in September and October, we’ll reflect on those seven practices of Turn – Learn – Pray – Worship – Bless – Go – Rest and make connections back to the bible, everyday life, worship, our beliefs, and even Trinity’s own history. Mark your calendars for Sunday adult forum, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall, beginning Sept. 8 for this time of learning and discussion. Each session will stand on its own so you can attend all or a few (but I hope you’ll attend most of them. Your questions and reflections are an important part of that hour). More details next week!