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 or call the church office, 906/774-2545.  We look forward to meeting you!


Summer at last! The breezes and warmth of this season are such a treat

after winter’s freezing winds and snow. I’m so happy to see people coming

back to church and then visiting afterward with each other—sometimes in

the Gathering Room and sometimes in the parking lot. Almost every

Sunday there is a sense of homecoming and reunion as people I haven’t seen

in a long time return to the pews to worship God and enjoy the fellowship of

their Church family.

Perhaps you have thought about coming back to church as well? Just

know that masks are not required, although some people choose to wear

them occasionally if they aren’t feeling 100%. We continue to have hand

sanitizer and extra masks at the double door entrance for those who want to

use them. During Worship, we are again singing hymns throughout our time

together. In honor of the restoration of full singing, I am choosing favorites

that many people have missed. If you have a song you would like to hear

played and sung, just let me know, and we’ll fit it in!

We are also collecting the offering in the pews again and singing the

age-old Doxology together again. That is really heartwarming for those of

us who have sung that song since we were young. Someday soon, perhaps,

we may again have pens and yellow prayer cards in the pews, too!

Please know that your presence on Sunday mornings is a gift to us.

This summer of Holy Spirit worship will be a reminder to us all of God’s

Holy Spirit moving like a summer breeze through our conversations and

meetings and praise of God. Please always remember that God’s Holy Spirit

is present with you for guidance, for comfort, and for strength. That’s what

Sunday morning worship is all about...reminding us, refreshing us,

renewing us in God’s own way.

May this summer/Holy Spirit season be a joy and a blessing to you and

your families. We have weathered the winter, and we know that God is with

us through all the challenges and difficulties that just don’t seem to go away.

But God’s love will never fail us. Be assured that, as the old hymn says,

‘God will take care of you...’ See you in church!

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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