Rodney’s Weekly Enote

Friday July 17, 2015

An eNote from Rodney

Dear Trinity Church Family,

Please know how honored Cheryl and I felt last Sunday when you surprised us on the tenth anniversary of our being appointed to Trinity. Boy, can you keep a secret! We had no idea. The pen and ink drawing of the front of our church is beautiful and it will be a memory of Trinity for Cheryl and me the rest of our days. We are excited about using our gift card to the Bohemian and plans for the love offering may include a night in Charleston and seafood at the Ordinary.

One morning this week in our building there was: an elevator crew, a construction crew, a remodeling crew, a painting crew and a carpet crew. The electrician showed up later. As one member has wisely said, this building has loved us for a long time, and now we are loving it back. One of my fervent prayers is that as we renew this physical building it will be a driving metaphor for us to continue to build ourselves up as a congregation of God’s people. I truly believe this is a congregation with a vibrant future.

I am deeply thankful that you have allowed me and Cheryl to be here and to have you affirm me as your pastor. I love you and I am proud to be the pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. One last thing, who is that skinny man in those pictures Jennie Lynn Krichbaum took ten years ago? Well, here’s to another year.

Andrew and the youth spent last night at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. That actually sounds like fun and I hope they had fun and they will be returning this afternoon.

This Sunday is Little Red Wagon Sunday and we will collect for Hall Fletcher Elementary. We will be collecting snacks and Clorox or Lysol disinfecting wipes.

In August, we will begin collecting school supplies. A big thank you for your continued support of this ministry to our community. Remember, you can bring the items on any Sunday or drop them off during the regular church office hours. However on the third Sunday (Red Wagon Sunday), please keep them with you at your pew and place them in the wagon when the children come around during the opening hymn.

Again, thank you so much for last Sunday and I look forward to seeing you in Worship on Sunday Morning.