Honor, Cherish, Adore the Trinity

VOW: (Thanks to Calhoun & Foster) I will intentionally give myself to what I value most; I will honor, cherish and adore the Trinity as supreme treasure of my life. Focusing on and responding to God, filling my soul with wonder at him, seeking first his kingdom, I will respond to God’s truth in loving obedience and by assigning ultimate value to God, I will knock down in my heart power, approval, success or control; I will work to insure that my lips and my heart are not far apart, or that the activities my life never add up to the Lord saying to me, “Go away from me…I never knew you…” Rather, seeking the transformation that comes by valuing God above else, I desire that my life will bring pleasure to God as I fill my mind and heart with the wonder of God, delighting in him and living out of gratitude; loving and enjoying God forever…with my truest inner being crying out: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty—the whole earth is full of his glory!

Take A Quiet moment: during Holy Week, how might you give special attention to honoring, cherishing and adoring the Trinity as supreme treasure of life?

Journey with Jesus through Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday

March 29 – Palm Sunday Readings: Psalm 118; Mark 11:1-11; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 15

April 2 – Maundy Thursday Readings: John 13:1-17, 31-35

April 3 – Good Friday Readings: Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9; John 19:1-37

April 4 – Holy Saturday Readings: John 19:38-42; Galatians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 15:39-44; John 12:24

April 5 – Easter Sunday Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16:1-8

Walk the ancient path from Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, to the upper room with his disciples, to the cross and his agony. Sit with the disciples in their grief and despair. Enter into joy as you celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Through the ancient path that leads to the cross, what do you see in Jesus: of his humanity; the kind of life he’s inviting you into; his compassion for our human condition; his reliance on God the Father; his offer of healing and welcome?

As you read these Holy Week and Easter Sunday Scriptures, reflect on your own journey in life: the pain and agony, friendships and betrayals, triumphs and joys. How have these events and experiences shaped you? How have they drawn you nearer to God? How has God drawn nearer to you? What saves you?

Respond to God. Is there something to be grateful for? Give thanks. Is there something to confess? Ask for forgiveness. Is there something on your heart that troubles you? Converse with God about it. Is there something you want? Make your requests known to God. Are you carrying your own private hell in your heart or mind? Cry out for deliverance and rescue. Do you suffer under the weight of your circumstances? Receive the Holy Spirit as comforter, companion, guide, and divine strength.

The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith

Sunday, April 19th after worship service (11:30 am)​
The Holy Trinity’s Women’s Book Group invites you to join us as we gather to discuss Hannah Whitall Smith’s classic The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life. Bring your lunch and your reflections on this month’s read.

​Location: Kristin Carmody’s home
For address and additional information contact: kristinc777@sbcglobal.net

 

Sunday, March 22nd

Readings: Romans 6:3-11 and Matthew 3:13-17

Holy Trinity Welcomes The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Guite

Malcolm will be reciting his poem Epiphany on the Jordan in church on Sunday and preaching on the Trinity.

Epiphany on the Jordan by Malcolm Guite

Beginning her we glimpse the Three-in-one;
The river runs, the clouds are torn apart,
The Father speaks, the Spirit and the Son
Reveal to us the single loving heart
That beats behind the being of all things
And calls and keeps and kindles us to light.
The dove descends, the spirit soars and sings
‘You are beloved, you are my delight!’
In that quick light and life, as water spills
And streams around the Man like quickening rain,
The voice that made the universe reveals
The God in Man who makes it new again.
He calls us too, to step into that river
To die and rise and live and love forever.