Posted by: jwhes | June 24, 2020

Trinity Moment – June 23, 2020

Here is the short YouTube video to go along with this Moment for June 23, 2020.

The scripture reading for Sunday June 28 is from Genesis 22; 1-14. It is the story of God calling Abraham to take his son into the mountains. While it is a startling story, it is a story of the love of a father for his son and of faith in God.

Charles Powell will be the feature speaker in our virtual service for June 28. We will distribute information about the YouTube link for this service, later in the week.


Last Tuesday we discussed the important place that the Trinity Community Garden has in our local area and the metaphors that the Garden provide for us. Among several things, it provides encouragement to “grow” a creative activity of our own in the coming week despite the limitations of our life of caution and care with COVID-19 still among us. Many have done so. In particular. I am thinking of the quilting ladies.

Mary Pelton has described to me the virtual quilting exchange she initiated, called: “The Fellowship of the Quilts”. Members of the Fellowship have continued their art and their association, taking photographs of their work that they distribute to others in the Fellowship. In this way the creativity and mutual exchanges of the pre-COVID quilting circle are continued without physical meetings. Two attached photographs demonstrate the quilters’ works. The first illustrates the creation by Joanne Muldrew. Joanne says of her work: “This quilt was started last August and finished May 12. It is the first quilt I have quilted on my regular sewing machine for a very long time”. The second of the attached photographs illustrates the work of Marion Inskip. What great illustrations of creativity and the “growing” of an art form! Thanks to these ladies for providing examples of their work.

I am led to think about the final verse of the 90th Psalm when considering the range of activities, both intellectual and manual, with which we are involved:

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands, establish thou it” (KJV).

I hope you will continue to “grow” your personal activities in the coming week and that, in so doing, you, too, will experience the blessing contained in this verse.

A prayer for today:

God who has given us the capacity to build and change the world in which we live, we seek your guidance in recognizing the inclusivity and compassion we must incorporate in our cultural and physical structures and in our own personal lives. Be with us in our struggles, and in our joys, that we may be constructive witnesses of hope to others.  Amen


Elizabeth has provided us with the Blessing:

Peace and blessings of music, words, creativity, and struggle as we continue to move through these times”,

Harry Johnson

(for Elizabeth)


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