An Enote from Rodney

Friday May 27, 2016

An eNote from Rodney

Dear Trinity Congregation,

AAA says this may be the second most travelled holiday weekend on record so if you are going somewhere this weekend, please be careful.

Last Sunday at Camp Tekoa topped all expectations. Cheryl said her count of Trinity folks there was in the mid 90’s. Kids went swimming and there was even a little gray haired lady of undisclosed years on the zip line. Thanks to everyone who came and brought food. Thanks to Tate Phillips for cooking the hamburgers and to Allison Reece, Hoyle and Jody Grose’s daughter, for making the hot dogs. Andrew Tripp did a lot to make the whole thing happen. I believe we have put a hold on the same weekend for next year.

Congratulations to our graduates that we honored last Sunday. They are Cory Brookshire, Sloan Crout and Neal Hutchins. We wish you well, gentlemen, and pray that you have bright futures.

Online Giving; For those who give online there will be a tear-off at the bottom of the last page of the bulletin. That will give you something to put in the plate as it goes by.

An Installation Service for our new District Superintendent, Beth Crissman will be held here at Trinity on Sunday afternoon June 5, at 3:00 pm. The Bishop will be in attendance and we will also honor John Boggs for his service to our district as he moves into a new area of ministry. Beth has asked the Trinity Strings to play and there will be a reception in the fellowship hall after the service. As part of the installation service we need a globe. Does anyone have a globe the size of a basketball or so that we can use? Thank you.

I have been reading a fun essay titled “Miss Marple Reads the Bible.” Miss Marple is a fictional British detective created by Agatha Christie. The essay is written by David Steinmetz, who taught historical theology (late medieval and Reformation) at Duke Divinity School. Dr. Steinmetz loved detective fiction. He saw a striking similarity between the narrative structure of detective fiction and the narrative structure of the Bible. He found in this similarity an important bible teaching tool. The Old and New Testament lectionary lessons for this week and the fact that we have been talking about telling our story (narrative) provided me a chance to use Dr. Steinmetz’s idea. This could be fun or it could be a mashup. Come and hear. The scriptures are 1 Kings 18:20-39 and Luke 7:1-10.

Here is a link to our latest blog post from one of our youth.

If I don’t see you on Sunday, and I hope I do, have a good Memorial Day.


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