Trinity Lutheran Church|
Where Jesus' Voice is Heard, Proclaimed and Lived
N60 W6047 Columbia Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Pastor's Word for August 2018
Bright orange shirts and very hot weather. You probably know what I'm talking about ... Yes, the July 4th parade. We as a group from Trinity were out in the community ... with the name of our church on our shirts. People could tell who we were. We walked along main street and passed out crosses. The recipients were largely kids, but I was encouraged to see that many adults wished to have them as well. People DO hunger for the Word of God in many ways. I for one was hoping to see more people that I knew, but because I don't live in Cedarburg I was not too surprised. I keep asking myself "How do we connect with the community as a group?" We have the Food Pack in September, the Blood Drive, and the Thanksgiving Dinners, but how often have we as the Trinity Church community gone into the larger community of Cedarburg and Grafton? It's certainly something to think about. I wouldn't mind wearing my Trinity shirt and become one of the volunteers at a community service project. My thinking then becomes, "I wonder if we can offer our help in some community events during the next year?" I write this NOT as a means of increasing our membership base, but just because I wish to help. If people join our community of faith, that is great news, but it is not what is motivating me to think of helping our community.
There it is. Another month down. The summer flies by and the school year is about to begin again. The time after Pentecost is in full swing. I hope everyone is taking time for vacations and enjoying the respite.
Peace as always,