Monday's Here

MONDAY'S HERE I saw my first leaf turn today!  A bright hue of red welcomed me down 5th Street SE at lunch.  I absolutely love the fall season.  I'm suppose, in part, because I love football (though I never played a down).  But Fall means harvest, the fruit of hard work is finally seen.

In ministry, in parenting, in many callings and careers, people work hard day-in and day-out.  There are long seasons where nothing happens.  But Fall's harvest and turning of colors only take place because someone, and especially the Great Someone -- our Father God, was hard at work doing something when no one else noticed, even when things looked far from coming around.

To that end, one of my favorite poems / hymns goes like this:

This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Father's world. O let me ne'er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father's world: why should my heart be sad? The Lord is King; let the heavens ring! God reigns; let the earth be glad!

As you walk through this week, live in the confidence that God is both ruler over all and still walks among his peoples' everyday lives.

To the King,

Pastor Jon


In case you missed it yesterday at church, here are this weeks announcements.

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And, if you missed the worship service, which included a beautiful new song, click HERE.


You can sign up today and save $5 by signing up today.  Click HERE for more information.


Trinity members, please remember to turn in your elder and deacon nomination on or before Sunday, September 21.


Cafe Volunteers NeededWe are looking for additional volunteers to help with serving coffee on Sunday mornings.  We especially need volunteers to help with 2nd service.  If you are interested please click HERE to sign up so we can get you added to our team.


Alton Roadside Park PicnicThis Sunday, Sept. 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. join us for a great night of food, games, and time to get to know people.  Hotdogs, drinks, plates, and silverware will be provided.  Please bring a side or dessert to share with others.


We are looking for people who would like to help with our monthly college potlucks.  If you are not currently in a small group (we contact them separately) would you consider volunteering once or more this year?  Dates are 9/28, 10/26, 11/6, 2/15, 3/22, 4/19.  You will be asked to bring food, hang out with the students, and assist with set-up/clean-up if needed.  Please contact Carrie Anderson with any question.  You can sign-up online, click HERE.