Pastor Geri Hamlen

Greetings and welcome to Trinity!  It is my pleasure to meet you here in the cyber-world of our website, and if I have not met you in person, I surely would like to.  Please accept my invitation to you to join us for one of our upcoming worship services.  That's a great way to start to get to know the Trinity family.  If you have any questions or would like to know more, please drop us an email at pastorimtrinity@gmail.com or call the church office, 906/774-2545.  We look forward to meeting you!

PASTOR'S PONDERINGS.... April 2022.

I’m writing this early in April, more than 10 days before Easter. No, I’m not usually that

far ahead of ‘deadlines’ but our Church Secretary, Sally Verley, will be on medical leave

for knee surgery starting Thursday, April 14. She and I are committed to getting May and

June information out to you, even if it is a little sketchy, incomplete even. This ‘Trinity

Times’ issue is what we know as of right now. More up-to-date information will be

posted on Facebook and the Church website. If it’s really important, we’ll do a separate

mailing.

Some items for you to notice:

Worship through the month of May is described on the facing page...we will

consider what it looks like to ‘be’ Resurrection people.

Sunday, June 12, 11:30: We are overdue for a Church Family picnic—potluck

with everyone bringing a dish to pass. There is always more than enough! This

year our friends at Quinnesec UMC, First UMC, Norway Grace UMC, and

Faithorn UMC will be joining us as well. Then they will host Second Sunday

picnics on July 10 and August 14. I hope you can come and enjoy the summer!

9:30 a.m. Sunday worship will begin Sunday, June 19...a little later than usual,

but that’s to make it easier for more people to stay and enjoy the Second Sunday

picnic on June 12.

June worship will kick off our Pentecost Season with the story of the tongues like

flames, the sound of thunder, and the celebration of the Holy Spirit entering into

our lives....just like Jesus told us!

So, there may be some gaps in info, but sometimes those empty spaces can help bring

new life, fresh activities, and lively hopes into being. I discovered this poem by Judy

Brown. It kind of applies to our current situation here at Trinity. Enjoy!

Pastor Geri

 

When we are able to build open spaces in the same way

we have learned to pile on the logs, then we can come to see how it is fuel,

and absence of the fuel together, that make fire possible.

We only need to lay a log
lightly from time to time.

A fire grows simply because the space is there, with openings in which the flame
that knows just how it wants to burn

can find its way.

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