Tabletalk – Pastor’s Blog

  • Christmas 2018
    Christmas 2018
    December 7, 2018 by
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  • Advent 2018
    Advent 2018
    November 23, 2018 by
    Join us for Advent Services Wednesdays: Dec 5, 12 & 19 @ 12:10 & 6:30 An interactive Advent Service & Meal...
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  • Thanksgiving 2018
    Thanksgiving 2018
    November 19, 2018 by
    Thanksgiving Worship Thursday, November 22 @ 10:15 AM...
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  • Murder Mystery 2018
    Murder Mystery 2018
    October 24, 2018 by
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  • Women's Bible Study:  Altogether Beautiful
    Women’s Bible Study: Altogether Beautiful
    September 20, 2018 by
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  • Women's Study Group: Navigating a Life Interrupted
    Women’s Study Group: Navigating a Life Interrupted
    September 5, 2018 by
    Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted Mondays, September 24 – October 29, 6:30 – 8:30 Interruptions. They’re aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. The way we handle interruptions, however, actually tells us more about ourselves. What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! Join us for a six-week look at how life’s interruptions are often God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams.  When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result...
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  • Deacons
    Deacons
    August 6, 2018 by
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  • VBS 2018
    VBS 2018
    May 21, 2018 by
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  • Trinity 101 First Steps
    Trinity 101 First Steps
    April 4, 2018 by
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  • Easter 2018
    Easter 2018
    April 4, 2018 by
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  • Holy Week 2018
    Holy Week 2018
    March 12, 2018 by
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  • A Culture of Care
    A Culture of Care
    January 29, 2018 by
    So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.   ~ 1 Corinthians 12:25-27 When Paul describes the Church in 1 Corinthians chapter 12, he likens us to the functionality of a human...
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  • Christmas Worship 2017
    Christmas Worship 2017
    December 18, 2017 by
    Weekend Services will also include Sunday Worship, Dec 24 at 8:45 am &  10:15 am Weekend Services will also include Saturday, Dec 30 at 5 pm & Sunday, Dec 31 at 8:45 am &  10:15 am...
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  • Children's Christmas Service 2017
    Children’s Christmas Service 2017
    December 13, 2017 by
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  • The Way Home
    The Way Home
    July 28, 2017 by
    “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!  I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.’  So he got up and went to his father… ~ Luke 15:17-20a I...
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  • An Object in Motion
    An Object in Motion
    July 1, 2017 by
    Everyone was gazing at his finger. They didn’t realize He was pointing at the heavens. By the time John Trumbull was commissioned to imagine the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1817, the occasion was already pregnant with aggrandizement and mythology. While the motion to secede from the British Empire was adopted on July 4th, it would be nearly a month before anyone put quill to paper to sign it. The parchment was carried on horseback up and down...
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  • ...And Other Ways the Church is a Little Like Star Wars
    …And Other Ways the Church is a Little Like Star Wars
    May 4, 2017 by
    “The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.” ~ Charles Spurgeon A long time ago, at my brother’s house far far away… Melissa and I introduced my five-year-old nephew, Will, to the (original) Star Wars trilogy. It’s the responsibility of any decent godfather, and it didn’t take him long to fall in love with the saga. About ten minutes in, he leaned over to my brother and sister-in-law and said, “Mom; Dad! Do...
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  • The Law of Inertia
    The Law of Inertia
    April 30, 2017 by
    An object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. ~ Newton’s First Law of Motion Nothing we look down upon in the life of another is completely absent within ourselves. So then, when we judge the other, what we’re really judging are the tendencies within ourselves that we despise the most. In the same way, what we lift up in the life of another is also a...
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  • A Liturgical Drama in Three Parts
    A Liturgical Drama in Three Parts
    April 3, 2017 by
    It’s my first real memory of our parish. I remember about ten years ago I drove up to Historic Trinity from Memphis for a buddy of mine’s wedding.  I was a pastoral intern at the time, and had just enough free space to make it to St. Louis for his wedding before heading back to get settled and ready for Sunday worship.  Everything was planned down to the minute. I could have sworn the wedding started at 4:00 pm. I...
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  • Coming Home
    Coming Home
    February 27, 2017 by
    Here it is. Rembrandt’s masterpiece, The Return of the Prodigal Son, which hangs in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. He had lost nearly everything he had by the time he painted it. Nearly broke, he would die two years after its completion. I think about Rembrandt’s magnum opus near the beginning of every Lenten season. Its themes leap off the canvas: Repentance, Sonship, Love, Forgiveness, the list goes on. But the one that stands out most to me, as...
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  • The Homilies of our Pets
    The Homilies of our Pets
    February 19, 2017 by
    “Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?” ~Luke 12:24-26 Martin Luther wrote once that, though he’d heard his fair share...
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  • Life Together
    Life Together
    February 12, 2017 by
    “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” (Romans 1:11-12) I love the way St. Paul ends his epistles. With the exception of Galatians, Paul ends every letter to every church with a loving, detailed and precise litany of personal greetings and prayers.  He wants to be with them.  He loves them, and that...
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