In hopes of connecting with you each day, we will share a daily devotion with you here! They will be a mix of reflections, faith in action, devotions and more! They will also be posted daily on our Facebook page. We hope you will join in the conversation and thoughts shared by many each day.
Thursday, October 17th
Pastor Jillene shares a message for this Memorial Day. Blessings to you on this day as we remember and honor those who have sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy.
A New Way of Thinking
Do not be shaped by this world. Instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you. And you will be able to know what is good and pleasing to God and what is perfect.
I want to give you a new way of thinking. When you just let your thoughts wander, they tend to wander to your problems. Your mind swirls around and around, trying to solve them. You waste time and energy. Worst of all, your mind is so filled with your problems that you lose sight of Me.
Train your mind to look for Me wherever you are. I want your thoughts to be so filled with Me that you lose sight of your problems. I am all around you. Do you see Me? That bird singing, that smile from a friend, that ray of sunshine peeking through the clouds? I send each one your way. That feeling of safety and peace? That's from Me too. I'm always thinking about you. So think about Me.
~A devotion from Sarah Young's, Jesus Calling for Kids
Join Pastor Jillene in reflecting on the Day of Ascension, which on our church calender occurs 40 days after Easter. God's holy presence through the Holy Spirit continues to connect us together in this time and in all times.
"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy."
Birds in the backyard, plants budding in gardens, spectular sunsets. God's beauty is all around us! What are you noticing around you in these days? Take a moment today to sit and soak in what's around you, and give thanks for God's beauty that surrounds you. Post on Trinity's Social Media or call up a friend and share about something that you noticing around you this spring.
The Festival of Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter Sunday. We will be celebrating Pentecost on Sunday, May 31 in our virtual worship. Pentecost is a celebration of God pouring his Spirit into his people and his world. And the Holy Spirit is still at work today - calling, gathering, and empowering his followers to be disciples in action. The Holy Spirit calls us to put our "Faith in Action" in this world.
We are looking forward to a week of celebrating Pentecost, and want to hear from you! While our physical building may have been closed the past 2 months, the church has been alive and the Holy Spirit has been active. Where have you seen the Spirit at work in your life? How have you felt the Spirit? How have you seen the Spirit at work in the lives of others?
Take a moment and record a response and send it to Laura. You can also also send a written response. You can send Laura your responses by email to or by text. We look forward to hearing from you!
Have a wonderful week! Blessings on the journey!