Monday, July 30, 2018

Baptisms at Trinity Point

One of Trinity's treasures is our summer worship and camping space at Maple Lake near Mentor, MN. The casual worship environment creates a welcoming space for anyone enjoy a summer Sunday worship experience. We even do baptisms in the lake! All are welcome for church at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ephesians 2:11-22, Sermon by Rev. Karla Mickelson

Part 1 of Rev. Karla Mickelson's sermon.

Part 2 of Rev. Karla Mickelson 's sermon

Rev. Karla Mickelson shares her message on "bridging the gaps" in this world with our Christian faith.

My own sermon at First Presbyterian lifted up three things that we can do to help heal the deep divisions within our society and our churches.

1. Unity among people, especially those in deep conflict, begins at the foot of the cross. It is an act of confession that brings us to a state of our own humility in light of what Christ has done for us. The question we can ask ourselves, "How do I contribute to the disunity that exists?"

2. While Christ has granted us redemption through the cross, we still have to work our own redemption with others in order to make relationships whole. It often means a word of apology, both in word and deed. The goal is to build up the relationship and find resurrection life. Can we laugh again?

3. It is often helpful to build unity by working on something together. Our proclamation and living of peace is made real when, in Paul's words, "we are building together a spiritual dwelling place for God. Find a project that people can work on and share in the making of decisions and the realization of something completed together.

What do you think?