After Hurricane Sandy: Ways to Help
PRAY: Gracious God, you are our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.In the wake of Hurricane Sandy reveal your presence to those in the Caribbean and the eastern region of our country so that all may know your healing, hope, and love.As one community on earth bound together by your grace,inspire us to pray, serve, and help all those who suffer.Lord in your mercy,Hear our prayer.
God, you still the storms and are a very present help in trouble.We pray for all those suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy.Bring comfort to the afflicted and strength to those who come to their aid.Lord in your mercy,Hear our prayer.
+Send a donation to Lutheran Disaster Response. Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response or ELCA Disaster Response, designated for Hurricane Sandy, will be used entirely - 100 percent - to help families whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by this disaster. Donations from people like you allow this church to respond to those in need. http://www.ldr.org/2012/10/hurricane-sandy.html
Send an email to email@example.com to get updates on ways others in the church are volunteering and ways you can join in.
Spirituality and Aging
Spirituality and Aging is not a book group. However, we do plan to use selected readings as a jumping-off point for reflection and discussion, starting with Joan Chittister's "The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully." The paperback edition costs a little over $11.00 on both the Barnes & Noble and Amazon websites, and the New York Public Library has at least 6 copies. Please consider snagging a copy before our first meeting, which is coming right up!
At Trinity, we're known for questioning conventional thinking around race, class, sexual orientation, and national/ethnic origin. Now, it's time to tackle some of the thornier issues surrounding age and aging. The Spirituality and Aging discussion group will provide a space for us to challenge truisms, air and share fears and anxieties, and identify the unique burdens and blessings of aging as we advance from one stage of life to the next.
If you'd like a little more information, or if you're ready to jump in and join us, please call Peggy Crane at 212-316-5036 for directions to the meeting's location (don't worry, it's only a couple of blocks from Trinity!).
Wine, cheese, insight and community will be on offer.
We have classes at 11am in groups for younger and older children.
Each week at 10 am, the children learn a Bible story related to what is read in church that Sunday. The stories are made more memorable as they are accompanied with a variety of creative activities. During our 1pm Spanish worship service, the children leave during the readings and sermon in order to have their own age-appropriate lesson. They return to worship in time for holy communion.
All children are welcome! Maybe you know a child who might like to attend...
Blessing of Animals on October 7
with a blessing of animals as part of our St. Francis celebration. Animals of all faiths (or none) are welcome, accompanied by their human friends. In addition to the blessing, there will be special treats. All are invited to enter the sanctuary for worship following the blessings. You are also invited to bring photos of any deceased pets whose names we will include in our prayers, giving thanks for their companionship.
I was in prison and you visited me, said Jesus, compelling all of his followers to seek compassion and just treatment for all prisoners. The ELCA has produced a new social statement on Criminal Justice. Next Sunday October 21st is the last chance for any congregant, who chooses, to have input on Trinity's Restorative Justice Team's final commentary to be sent to ELCA. Copies of the statement are available in the church office or on the ELCA website.