Monday's Here

Make Something Beautiful TWorkAndWorshipwo challenges about our worship and work for this week:

  • Observe beauty in someone's work and acknowledge it in some way.
  • Make something beautiful in your work.

We learned that the Hebrew word for work in Genesis 2 is also used for worship in other texts.  Our worship and our work are not as distant as they may seem.  Let's serve God in our places of work this week.

If you missed Sunday, our new live streaming service also archives the entire service.  You can watch any time anywhere, including the music and the interviews and other parts of worship...

CLICK HERE to see yesterday's service.

So, what questions would you like Bob and Ben and I to cover in the weeks left of the series?  E-mail us at the church office, trinitiyoc@gmail.com, and we'll see if we can work them in.

Finally, see the end of this post for some links to resources relative to the series.

For Jesus,

Jon

Women's Bible Study - Respectable Sins

The Women's Bible Study - Respectable Sins will be meeting this Thursday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m.  To prepare for this lesson, please be studying chapters 20-21 and the Respectable Sin of Worldliness, with a follow up to the class with the question "Where do we go from here?"

IMG_1229Sunday School Memory Verses

This summer, each week the K-5 kids can memorize a new verse that goes along with our Summer Sunday School Curriculum.  They can stop by church between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to recite the verse to Kristin for a prize.

This weeks verse is: "My brothers and sisters, I am sure that you are full of goodness.  What you know is complete.  You are able to each one another." ~Romans 15:14

You're Invited!

Weddings are not always worship services. This one is and we would like to invite the whole of Trinity Church (kids and all). Hannah Barker and Jackson Nickolay are getting married on July 19 at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity with a reception to immediately follow outdoors. We hope you’ll join with us to thank God for this new family. You don’t normally have to RSVP for a worship service, but this time we need you to let us know you’re coming so we can get some food ready for you.  To RSVP, simply call our home at 737-8090 or email Karen at bohm@nwciowa.edu by June 22. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! ~Jeff and Karen Barker

IMG_1334Thank You

Thank you to everyone who donated items to help replenish The Bridge ~ the table is filled to overflowing! I'm sure they will be so excited and blessed when they come later today to collect everything!

Lost and Found Table

There is a lost and found table set up outside the office, please be sure to stop and check if there's anything that's yours.  The table will be out this week through Sunday, and after that what is left will be donated.  Thanks

RESOURCES FOR WORK AND WORSHIP

(click the underlined words to see the information)

Faith and Work Website - created by Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City, this site offers practical and theological ideas for the intersection of faith and work.

Called to Work is an interview with Katherine Leary Alsdorf, founder of Faith and Work.

Why you Hate Work is the New York Times article Pastor Jon has referenced a couple of times.

Humanizing Work through Leadership is a talk by Nancy Ortberg.

What Makes us Feel Good about Work is a TED Talk by Dan Ariely.  It contains some illustrations Jon has used.

And Some books...

  • Visions of Vocation:  Common Grace for the Common Good by Steven Garber.  This is a heady read, but very good.
  • Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by Timothy Keller.  This is slightly more practical.
  • The Gospel at Work: How working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert.  This book is the most practical of the three.