An Enote from Rodney

Friday August 5, 2016
An eNote from Rodney
Dear Trinity Congregation,

First let me tell you that Maxine Schrader and I delivered paper products to Trinity Place Shelter for Homeless Youth this week and they were very appreciative. Amy Hobson, their director told me to tell you all hello and thank you. We also gave them a hundred dollars. Sometimes when people take communion they will leave a small bill at the altar rail or they might put a small amount in the plate by the votive candles. I put that money in my discretionary fund and the money we gave Trinity Place came out of that fund. You have no idea how much fun it is for me to represent your generosity. Thank you.
Cheryl and I will be heading to the beach next Friday with kids and spouses and grandkids. We will be gone the Sundays of August 14 and 21. On the 14th of August our new District Superintendent, the Rev. Beth Crissman, will be preaching. On August 21, the Rev. Luke Lingle will be preaching. Lee is working on some special music for these Sundays. Let me encourage you to come and be a part of God’s message that they bring to us.
Andrew has been taking the younger youth to Camp Tekoa each morning this week and they have had a good time. As always some of our members will be at Pritchard Park to help with the Sunday morning feeding program.
Save the Date, Sunday August 28: As you know Lee has arranged for some lovely singing while the choir takes their summer break. On August 28, the Trinity Strings are going to play a few numbers and we will sing a couple of ole-­timey congregational hymns. After that we will go downstairs for some barbeque. Here’s the deal. The church will have the Q, chips, a little slaw, buns and drinks.  We are inviting you to bring a salad, slaw, side or dessert. $5.00 a plate and no more that $20 per family. The youth will put it together and serve it and keep the profits for their mission fund.  Sounds like fun. We will have a reservation form in the bulletin to help us get an idea of how many will eat lunch. You can also call the office at 828-­253-­5471 Ext 101.
The Gospel lectionary reading for Sunday morning is Luke 12:32-­40. Right now I am intrigued by the servants who watch and wait for the master of the house. I’m wondering what it means for us to watch and wait for God. I also like where Jesus tells his listeners to make purses for ourselves that do not wear out. Purses, an interesting metaphor for a life that is not built on faulty values, don’t you think? If you get a chance read the Gospel lesson for Sunday and I look forward to seeing you in worship.