Week of Sunday, April 30
Third Sunday in Easter
Sunday’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them, and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us as the scriptures are proclaimed and Christ appears to us as bread is broken and wine is poured. The story of Emmaus becomes the pattern of our worship each Lord’s day.
Plus – Samantha will be leading worship and preaching! It’s going to be a great Sunday!
Readings and Psalm
- Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Receiving God’s promise through baptism
- Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
I will call on the name of the Lord. (Ps. 116:13)
- 1 Peter 1:17-23
Born anew through the living word of God
- Luke 24:13-35
Eating with the risen Christ
Our Call to Mission
Hi Everyone! Thank you for all of the great input for our Call to Mission at last week’s meeting. Our team met and have used your ideas to create a draft Call to Mission for our redevelopment process. Over the next week or so we would love to hear your comments. We will finalize and vote* on the Call to Mission at the May 7 meeting.
Here is the draft:
Together in God’s love, we are a faith community called to grow in the spirit, to serve as Christ serves us, and to work for God’s reign of justice and peace.
Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or write them down and give them to Rene or Pastor Tom. Thank you!
* if you are not sure if you are a voting member, please check with Rene
This week we lift up the stewardship Marge and Tom Fashing. In addition to all of the things that Marge and Tom do to for First Trinity they have recently purchased new tables for the community center kitchen. We are blessed to have them in our church family!
Town Hall Meeting May 7!
Renewing Our Mission- As we take steps to deepen and renew our sense of mission and call here at First Trinity, with the help of the larger church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we will soon begin our next step of together discerning a Call to Mission. What is God’s call to action for us this year? What is God calling us to create? Help us listen for God’s call. Join us at our next meeting on May 7, after worship. On Pentecost Sunday (June 4) we will officially adopt the Call to Mission and celebrate with a potluck cookout! Your voice matters in this conversation. We are a better First Trinity because of you. All Are Welcome. You Are Invited!