Did you know that when you are regularly praying in a way that matches your unique strengths and abilities you will be changing the world?
Developing a regular worship and prayer life – like I’m challenging people to do this summer – is more than just about you growing spiritually, or becoming happier and more peaceful. When you are praying and having that relationship with God that you are meant to have, then God will be working through you and the people around you will be changed. This includes your family, friends, co-workers and people you meet throughout the day. As we together develop a regular practice of worship and prayer, we will be able to carry out our mission, and achieve God’s vision for our future. The individuals below have made that commitment to be part of what God is doing at Trinity UMC in an intentional way! – Pastor Marianne
“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
Check out our Summer Sermon Series page for free prayer resources.
The prayer altar in the sanctuary is for you to use before, during or after worship. You are invited to come forward whenever the Spirit moves you, stand or kneel, light a tea light candle using the taper candle provided and offer a personal prayer to God. We want to thank Lauren R. who is providing this visual enhancement to worship this summer.
On June 9, come to a gospel music sing-a-long service led by Trinity’s own Rev. Robert Jones. Enjoy some old time music along with special music by the next generation of folk artists! Shauncey Ali (Studio Strings Music Teacher) will be leading his group of young fiddlers called Madfiddle as part of worship.
Come and support these young musicians as we praise God through music next Sunday.
Linda Brager and her family will host “Sundae Sunday” during fellowship hour that day.
Mark your calendars – June 2nd, there will be a potluck picnic and games for all ages after worship at Vilas park.
Bring a dish to pass. Instructions on where we’ll meet at the park will be available on Sunday.
The Trinity Community
May 19, 2013 – Pentecost Sermon
Pastor Marianne Cotter
My sermon is a prelude to the more important message this morning: a vision for the future of Trinity Church (shared by Laura Graves and Bethany Pluymers). What I offer now is the spiritual roots of that vision. In 1968, there was a block on Wisconsin Avenue right off the square that was home to two distinct congregations: First Evangelical United Brethren Church (First EUB) and First Methodist Church. In April of that year the EUB’s and Methodists merged forming the United Methodist Church. Not long after that, Ralph Alton (first Wisconsin bishop of the newly formed United Methodist Church) urged First EUB (the smaller of the two churches) to vote: merge with First Methodist or the near west side congregation named Trousdale on Vilas Avenue. The vote was 168 in favor of Trousdale, 65 in favor of joining First Methodist. And so, a new congregation – Trinity United Methodist Church – was born.
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