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Advent Meditation on Joseph

The reading for Sunday, December 17, 2017: Matthew 1:18-25 This Sunday we read about an angel appearing to Joseph in a dream. We've no...

Friday, May 30, 2014

Psalm 107:8-9


The Good Things That Fill Us...
http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com/2014/05/psalm-1078-9.html

2014-2015 PROPOSED BUDGET

If you have not received a copy of the proposed 2014-2015 Budget and desire one via email  - please let us know by posting here or by email. The budget and explanatory notes are also printed in Sunday's bulletin.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

2 Timothy 1:6-7


Power and the Spirit in our Call to Love 
http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com/2014/05/2-timothy-16-7.html

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Meditation on This Sunday's Gospel

by Kristin Berkey-Abbott

The lessons for Sunday, June 1, 2014:


First Reading: Acts 1:6-14

Psalm: Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36 (Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 NRSV)

Second Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

Gospel: John 17:1-11


 In today's Gospel, we see Jesus at the end of his mission. We see Jesus praying, telling God all the things he (Jesus) has done. We also see Jesus handing over his ministry to his disciples.

What a strange thought, that these humans are ready for such a large mission. And yet, even my devout atheist friends have to admit the success of these early followers. And those of us several thousand years out might be wondering what Jesus did to foster this success. After all, if you set out to choose a group of people to bring the Good News to the far corners of the planet, you would likely pass those early disciples right on by.

That's the wonderful news that winds its way through the Bible. God can use all sorts of misfits and scraps of humanity to accomplish wonderful things. In her wonderful book, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott says, "You've got to love this in a God--consistently assembling the motleyest people to bring, into the lonely and frightening world, a commitment to caring and community."

Notice that all of Jesus' followers were given responsibilities. They didn't just show up at church and wait to be entertained. They didn't march off in a huff when Jesus didn't do things the way the last savior did. I'm sure that Jesus lost some people along the way--after all, he made some stringent demands. But he also gave people ownership and expectations.

Jesus taught his followers to live in the moment, to not worry so much about 5 year projections or the future of the faith. He taught people to focus on the needs of the community and not on power structures that they hoped to maintain.

Jesus commanded his followers to be dependent on each other and to trust that God would provide for them. Think about one of the Gospel's versions of the last supper. Jesus sends them into town to procure things and when they're asked what they're doing, they're to say that the Lord has need of these things. And it works! When they're sent out, they're sent out two by two, with only what they can carry (and it's a light load). This ensures that they'll make connections in the new community, not just trust in each other and the people that they already know.

I'll admit that it's simplistic to look at Jesus' ministry in this way. We can't just set out into the world in pairs (we can't, can we?). We can't decide to start over in thinking about the way we do ministry.

But maybe we can refocus a bit. The church does best when it focuses on the needs of the community and looks to fulfill those needs. Many of us might think in terms of a soup kitchen or a day care, but there are other needs too. Maybe our frazzled community needs a contemplative service, where people can come into a candlelit sanctuary and sit and hear the lessons, without a sermon and communion and all the other stuff we cram into a service. Maybe people need a noon concert series. Maybe people need to come to paint and to listen to the voice of God in the paint. Maybe people need a book group to keep their minds from turning to mush.

If you don't know where to begin (the needs of our communities can seem overwhelming), start by emulating Jesus as we see him in this lesson. We can start by praying for each other. We can pray for all our colleagues, not just the ones that are out sick. We can pray for all our church members, not just the ones who don't come to church anymore. We can pray for our leaders: our pastor, our President, our boss, Congress, the mayors and city managers. We can pray for our friends and family. Jesus told us to pray without ceasing, and once we begin praying for others, we may feel like we don't have enough time in the day to complete all of the prayers that need to be said.

So, start with some simple approaches. Say a prayer of thanks before you eat, and as you say grace, remember those who are hungry. Pray for the end of hunger in our world. Say a prayer of thanks at the end of the day and the beginning of the day, and thank God for the people in your life who mean so much to you. When your boss yells at you, when your clients are frustrated, when your students curse, pray for them.

Be the mirror that reflects God's light into a world that needs it so desperately.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 - 2015 BUDGET

BUDGET PRESENTATION TONIGHT!
7PM in Charter Hall
Budget Vote, this Sunday, June 1st, in worship during all regular services.
Budget should be emailed and posted by mid-week.
 

Psalm 59:16b


Singing in the Morning in the Midst of our Distress
http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com/2014/05/psalm-5916b.html

Friday, May 23, 2014

1 Corinthians 10:31


Doing All for the Glory of God....
http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com/2014/05/1-corinthians-1031.html

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Proverbs 4:4b


That to which our hearts hold fast...
http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com/2014/05/proverbs-44b.html

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Psalm 25:1-2a


Heavy lifting....
http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com/2014/05/psalm-251-2a.html

Meditation on This Sunday's Gospel

by Kristin Berkey-Abbott

The readings for Sunday, May 25, 2014:

First Reading: Acts 17:22-31

Psalm: Psalm 66:7-18 (Psalm 66:8-20 NRSV)

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22

Gospel: John 14:15-21


In today's Gospel, we get a hint of Pentecost. Jesus tells his followers that he will never leave them orphaned or desolate, to use words from several different translations.

Every year as Ascension Day approaches, I think of those poor disciples. They have such a short time with their resurrected Lord, before he goes away again. How on earth do they cope with this?

I also see this situation as a metaphor for our own modern one. You may be feeling a bit whipsawed by grief and loss yourself. You may recover from one crisis, only to find yourself staring down the maw of the next. As I've gotten older, I've noticed that these crises seem to be increasing in frequency and severity. I look back to the dramas of my high school and college years, and I understand why so many elders chuckle dismissively at the troubles of youth. We forget, however, that trouble feels like crisis, no matter what our age.

But Jesus offers this comfort: we will never be alone.

Notice what Jesus does NOT offer: our God is not Santa Claus. Our God is not a fix everything quickly God (at least not all the time).

I have some acquaintances who claim to have lost their faith on September 11, 2001. They had been faithful in their church attendance, but once that disaster happened, they declared they couldn't believe in a God that would let such terrible things happen. No talk of free will would deter them in their determination to let go of their faith.

Earlier generations had a similar difficulty with Auschwitz (perhaps you do too). How can God let such awful things happen?

Well, that's the disadvantage of gifting humans with free will. We will sometimes get things spectacularly wrong. I think of it as being a parent of an adolescent. We want the best for our teenagers. We know the dangers are acute; so many mistakes that are made at this age are mistakes for life and can't be easily undone. So many choices made at this age will impact the rest of adulthood.

Yet as parents, we can't prevent every tragedy. All we can do is to be there for our children when they go off the rails.

Likewise as friends, as spouses and significant others, as children: we can't keep our loved ones safe. We can try to help them avoid the pitfalls that we see, but even that won't always be successful. We can only be with those we love as they suffer, in the hopes that our presence will alleviate some of the pain.

Evil has real power in the world, and we forget that at our peril. As Christians, we are called to take a longer view, and we are called to believe that God will eventually emerge victorious--but that doesn't mean that this victory will happen in our lifetimes. We are part of a larger story, and we all have our part to play. But we must be aware that we might be like Moses or the early apostles: we may not see the fruits of our labors; we may not get to the promised land (at least not in this life). The Good News that Jesus delivers should give us comfort: all of creation will be redeemed eventually, and that redemption has begun.

Return to that promise of Jesus: we are not orphaned. We are not abandoned. Even in our darkest days, when we feel at our most unlovable, God sees our value. God remembers our better selves. God knows what we could accomplish. If God can use deeply flawed people like Saul who becomes Paul, God will also weave us into the great fabric of Kingdom life.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Thank You from Pastor Keith

I have been down with a virus for the past six days - painful throat and painful cough and no real voice. I am so rarely sick I have had a rough go of it not being to be around people. I wanted to thanks the folks at Trinity Lutheran Church Pembroke Pines for understanding and doing such a lovely job in my absence. Kayla Frey - so sorry I was not able to hear your lovely solo today and to offer the prayers of blessing for you today as we honored the graduates. Janean Becker Baumal I am also sorry that I missed your presentation of the Passover at our Worship Together service. My gratitude goes out to Pastor Robb Grimm for answering my call on Friday and stepping in on such short notice. I am resting and trying to keep up with what work I can. Hoping to be on the mend in short order. The office phones are forwarded to my cell - so if you call and here an unfamiliar voice - it is mine :)
Ever in Christ
Pastor Keith

Saturday, May 17, 2014

CORRECT FOR UPCOMING SCHEDULE


MAY
18th      Blessing of Graduates
18th      VBS Planning Meeting 12:15PM
27th      Budget Presentation Meeting 7PM *(new date)
29th      Healing Services

JUN
1st       Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting/BUDGET VOTE
3rd        BOLD Justice Celebration Tuesday, June 3rd @ 7:30pm
7th        9AM Church Yard WORKDAY
8th        Pentecost/Confirmation/Multiculturalfest
10th      WELCA – with Pastor Keith’s Bread and Bible Class
15th      Marriage Vow Renewal at 11AM Worship
16th – 20th Vacation Bible School
22nd     VBS Closing Worship in Charter hall at 9:45AM
28th      9AM Church Yard WORKDAY
29th      Healing Services

JUL
4th        Ice Cream Social 7:30PM
9th        SUMMER WED EVE WORSHIP COMMENCES 6PM
13th      BLOODMOBILE
16th      WED EVE WORSHIP 6PM
23rd      WED EVE WORSHIP 6PM
30th      WED EVE WORSHIP 6PM
27th      Healing Sunday

AUG
2nd       Church Yard Day
6th        WED EVE WORSHIP 6PM
10th      Blessing of Teachers and Staff
13th      WED EVE WORSHIP 6PM
17th      Blessing of Back Packs

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Fourth Worship Service added for this summer!

Been busy casting vision for our new summer worship service. In addition to our three services on Sunday: Simple Service of Holy Communion at 8:30AM (30 minutes  with no music), "Worship Together" our Cross+Generational Holy Communion at 9:45AM (a highly participatory blend of intergenerational worship, family faith formation and Sunday school for children, youth, and adults), and our Holy Communion Liturgy at 11AM (the whole enchilada based upon the traditional form of the liturgy) - I can now announce that beginning Wednesday July 9th and running through Wednesday September 3rd Trinity will be offering an informal Holy Communion service at 6PM followed by the opportunity to walk and pray in the neighborhoods that surround our campus and then the opportunity to gather back to share a simple meal and reflect upon the connections among the experiences of worship, walking and our prayers. Another example of Trinity's ministry being Intentionally Different and Faithfully Done!
 - Pastor Keith

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WEDDING VOW RENEWAL


Marriage Vow Renewal Service
11AM Sunday June 15th at Trinity Lutheran Church Pembroke Pines.
Time to renew and reclaim the promises that you made - whether it has been one week, one year or 75 years or something in between!  One of the most moving services of the year at which I am blessed to preside. All Welcome - but I ask that you let me know if you will be participating
.
Ever in Christ
Pastor Keith

Meditation on This Sunday's Gospel

by Kristin Berkey-Abbott

The readings for Sunday, May 18, 2014:


First Reading: Acts 7:55-60

Psalm: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16

Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-10

Gospel: John 14:1-14


 The first verse of this Gospel speaks to me this week, this season: "Let not your hearts be troubled." How often is my heart troubled!

I've often thought that my deepest spiritual failing comes in my tendency to fret and to worry and to give in to full-out panic--I go through this cycle weekly, if not daily. I've managed to tame many of my other spiritual shortcomings. Why is it so hard for me to let not my heart be troubled?

I’ve spent a lot of the week thinking about the Freedom Riders, who went with untroubled hearts into the heart of oppression. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what they accomplished with their enthusiasm and by their naive belief in the goodness of humanity, their belief that they would be allowed to eat lunch together in segregated spaces, that they would be allowed to ride on a bus together.

In many ways, they were like the earliest Christians, who shared meals together and studied together and plotted ways to bring an end to injustice. Today’s reading from Acts and the violence suffered by the Freedom Riders reminds us that the price may be great. Perhaps we worry that we are not up to the task.

 This passage also has Jesus tell us about the house with many rooms, a passage often interpreted as being about Heaven, but looked at contextually, Jesus could also be talking about our ministries on Earth. Perhaps he tells us that the Christian life has room for all of us, even if we can’t be Freedom Riders or the first martyr Stephen. Think about your particular gifts--how can you make Christ visible in the world?

When I was younger, I thought we needed to change the world for the better on a grand, global scale. Thus I set myself up for failure when I couldn't eradicate world hunger in the course of my lifetime. Now I know that the things we do for each other to help each other are just as important: staying late to help a student, listening to a friend (not solving problems, just listening), helping someone move, writing a quick e-mail to let someone know we're thinking of them:  the list of what we could do to live with more compassion is infinite.

We never know what we may unleash. When the Freedom Riders boarded the bus, they had no idea of the social changes that they were about to unfurl. They assumed they’d be taking a two week bus trip to New Orleans. When we behave as the light of the world, similarly, we may help usher in God’s larger plan for the redemption of creation.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

John 15:11


The completeness of Joy...
http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com/2014/05/john-1511.html

Friday, May 09, 2014

Psalm 22:28-29


Honor for the One for Whom in Whom we Live....
http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com/2014/05/psalm-2228-29.html

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Meditation on This Sunday's Gospel

by Kristin Berkey-Abbott

The readings for Sunday, May 11, 2014:

First Reading: Acts 2:42-47

Psalm: Psalm 23

Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:19-25

Gospel: John 10:1-10


In this week's Gospel, Christ warns of thieves and robbers.   Who are modern day thieves and robbers? Who are the ones who would lead us astray?

Well, there are lots of contenders, aren't there? But the ones I'm finding most insidious these days are all the electronic activities which steal so much of our time away from us.

You don’t believe me? Try an Internet fast and see what happens. Could you go for a day without logging on? Could you go for a week?  Venture out into the world without your cell phone and see how anxious you feel.

We might tell ourselves that we use our online time to stay connected to family and friends, and I will admit that it’s easier to stay in touch with some people via Facebook than it was with e-mail or old-fashioned paper letters. But most of us don’t post very deep thoughts on our Facebook accounts. A brief status update is better than nothing. But often, I find myself wondering how my friends are REALLY doing.

But do I take the time to write a Facebook message to ask? No. I’m too busy racing off to the next Internet diversion.

You might protest that the Internet has allowed you to meet new people. I’ve been part of poetry communities that wouldn’t have been possible without this easy way to connect. But can those kind of Internet friendships give us what we yearn for?

We might tell ourselves that the Internet allows us to stay current with what’s happening in the world, and in some ways, it’s a wonderful thing. I can read newspapers from all over the world, often for the price of my Internet connection. Not only that, I can read the opinions of others about those articles. In some forums, I can trade ideas with people. But all of that staying current comes with a price: it takes time away from other activities. Some of those displaced activities might be trading ideas with real people at a real supper table.

We often think we don't have time to have a real discussion over a real meal because we're all very busy these days. But what is really sucking away our time? For some of us, it is, indeed, our jobs. For many of us, it’s our Internet lives: we’ve got a lot of stuff to read, videos to watch, plus games to play, and virtual farms to keep up, plus status updates, and all the information we can Google now, and so we do (whereas before, if it required a trip to the library, many of us would have stayed ignorant). And if you’re like me, once you’ve spent so much of your day staring at screens, you may find it hard to reconnect to humans at the end of the day. You may feel your brain gone fuzzy. You may find yourself irritable at these humans who demand that you respond. You may withdraw before you ever have/take/make time to reconnect.

The Internet also takes time away from our relationship with God. I’ve found useful websites that allow me to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, but for the most part, I’m not noodling around the Internet looking for ways to enhance my relationship with God—or with anyone else, for that matter. I suspect that if I’m brutally honest, even my relationship with myself suffers when I spend too much time on the Internet.

Now the Internet is not the only tool and resource that allows us to sidestep the hard work of relationship. Some of us narcotize ourselves with television or with spending more hours at work than the work requires or with the relentless pace of the activities that our children do (and need us to drive them to) or any of the other countless activities that humans use in ways that aren’t healthy.

These activities can not only keep us from relationship with humans but can deafen our ears to the voice of that shepherd that goes out looking for us. Our Bible tells us over and over that God yearns to be in relationship with us. But if we’re too busy for our families and friends, we’re likely not making time for God either.

So, try an Internet sabbath, even if it’s just for a few hours a week. Try doing it every week. Invite real people over for dinner or go serve a meal to the less fortunate. Read a book. Play an old-fashioned board game, not the electronic version--and play with people who are in the same room with you.

As you disconnect from your electronics, listen for the voice of God who calls to you across space and time.

Answer.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

UPCOMING WORSHIP HELPER OPENINGS


WORSHIP HELPER OPENINGS
email/message Pastor Keith if interested
June 1st – coffee hour

June 15th – Coffee Hour

June 22nd  - Coffee Hour, Assisting Minister

June 29th – Coffee Hour, Reader Two

July 6th  - Coffee Hour, Assisting Minister, Communion Assistant, Reader Two

July 13th – Coffee Hour, Assisting Minister, Communion Assistant, Reader Two

July 20th – Coffee Hour, Assisting Minister, Communion Assistant, Reader Two

July 27th -  Coffee Hour, Assisting Minister/Heal, Communion Assistant/Heal, Pew Heal, Reader Two

Monday, May 05, 2014

BLESSING OF GRADUATES!

BLESSING OF GRADUATES is coming up!
Join us Sunday May 18th at 11AM
Any names to add to our list?
Those graduates present will be brought up for laying on of hands and a blessing - those unable to be with us will be mentioned in the special graduates prayers.


Our current list:
Sarah Gearhart  - West Broward High School
Kayla Frey – McArthur High School
Emily Brinkley – High School 
Cheyenne Berry – Stranahan High School
Amanda Burton – Rutgers, MBS
Elizabeth Gonzalez – John Jay College – MA in Criminal Justice
Amber Grigas – University of Florida, Political Science
Darren Persaud  - Miramar High School

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Pastor Keith's Sunday Sermon

Listen at the player towards the top of this page, download it there or you may also go to  https://www.buzzsprout.com/11862/171262-who-we-are-for-christ-and-why-that-matters-in-the-stories-we-tell

Saturday, May 03, 2014

A NOTE FROM PASTOR - THANKS FROM SAM - AND OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS

Blessings and Prayers this Thursday and Throughout Your Week,
Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
Obviously a number of things around Trinity are in transition right now with more coming as I will mention a bit further along in this note. As much as change often brings temporary stress, the fruits of change open opportunities to once again discern God's will and invite deep reflection on what God is doing in our midst and how we can further that work for the sake of the Kingdom.
First off, we move forward now without a paid Office Administrator. Volunteers to help out in the office will be welcome shortly and much appreciated. There are always bulletins to fold and stuff with News and Announcements and Worship Slips. There is a new "member database" that will need data entered and checked. There are boxes of old records and stuff that need to be reviewed and those things not required to be retained, shredded or thrown out. There is a space on the worship slip to let us know that you are interested in volunteering - with service hours given for students where permitted.
Dany Vega, our Facilities Manager has taken over the management of the "building use calendar" with Ron McCoy, Trinity's Treasurer, coordinating the paperwork for our outside groups.  For the sake of order and proper planning, any use of the facilities or equipment must be checked out with Dany in advance, please. 
We are switching over the phones to Voice-Over-IP (VOIP) through AT&T and this should be competed on Friday. VOIP is a fancy way of saying that ATT is providing our phone service via an internet connection rather than a traditional landline. It is getting much more common these days and will save us not a small sum of money on our monthly phone bill. Trinity's main number will remain (954) 989 1903. When the office is unoccupied we will try to have phones forwarded to my cell which remains (954) 668 6077. If calls are not being forwarded, the church voicemail should pick up for you to leave a message.
A few quick things:
Vacation Bible School registration forms are now on the table in the narthex along with the list of needed donation items. VBS takes place June 16-20 from 6PM for all ages! There will also be an adult class this year led by Pastor Keith focusing on the daily VBS Bible Stories. the first VBS Planning Meeting is this Sunday at 12:15PM in Charter Hall.
There is a basket in the narthex for your used printer cartridges. We have now begun to recycle them with Office Depot which gives us a discount on supplies for doing so.
We now have five adults who will be rotating in a schedule to provide nursery supervision at the 11AM service. Under our new policy approved by our insurer, background checked adults will always be present as nursery supervisors. Parents, may always be with their own children in the nursery  if they choose to. And youth are permitted to assist with the nursery on an as needed basis with the approval of the adult nursery supervisor for that day. As a reminder: No food in the  nursery please and the congregation is asked to use the other bathroom in the choir room and not the nursery bathroom.
The "Merry Go Round" in the playground area has  been removed as it had become prohibitively expensive to continue to have it following our recent insurance inspection. As a result of that inspection we have also upgraded our emergency lights in the sanctuary to include battery backups.
***Trinity’s NEW MAILING ADDRESS***
Trinity Lutheran Church
8362 Pines Blvd Suite 431
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
***TRINITY’S NEW EMAIL ADDRESS***
Why a new mailing address? Because we found that our mail was being exposed to tampering and theft and the weather. Trinity now rents a mail box at a local UPS Store  where we have 24/7 indoor access and complete security.
Why a new email?
Because gmail provides more flexibility and better remote access so we will be able to respond more quickly to emails moving forward.


UPCOMING WELCA EVENTS
WELCA (Trinity Woman’s Group)
Tickets for the May 9th 6:30PM Mother-Daughter Banquet are now on sale. Today is the final Sunday to purchase your tickets!  Adults $12  - Ages 4-11 $6 -  3 years and below free
WELCA May Ladies Tea is Tuesday May 13th. Come enjoy an evening with Chonda Price (via DVD) as you enjoy a favorite cup of tea, hot chocolate or coffee. 7:30PM in Charter Hall.
WELCA Covered Dish – Final Meeting JUNE 10th  6:30PM before the summer. Pastor Keith will be teaching a combination cooking and Bible Study class on the topic of Bread and the Bible


FOOD PANTRY UPDATECurrent pantry needs:  canned tuna, vienna sausage, jelly, chunky soups, chili or stew We are also in need of " travelsized" soaps.
We will be collecting ENSURE and similar Nutrition shakes (including Publix Brands) on Mother's Day, Sunday May 11th, to help our some of our Food Pantry recipients who require these shakes to ensure more adequate nutrition. Please bring your donations to the cart in the narthex on that Sunday.


Summer is almost here!
+++High School student Food Pantry volunteers needed +++
Volunteer hours awarded where permissible.

NEWS ABOUT JACOB AND JOYCE SMITTER
Jacob Smitter and his lovely wife Joyce have blessed us for the past five years in so many ways. From the choir leadership, to singing and songwriting, to providing music for special events, to helping out with our IT (technology maintenance and upgrades) and so much more. They have witnessed to what it means to give themselves away in the manner of Christ and inspire us weekly. They have announced that life has blessed them with the opportunity to move closer to their parents and that they will be moving to Martin County soon. Their last Sunday with us will be May 25th and we will express our gratitude with a special coffee hour at 12:15PM on that day.

Our longtime organist, Barbara Gilson, will be taking over the leadership of the  Summer Worship Choir which will provide music support for our worship through early September. Later this summer Trinity's Congregational Council will begin the process of discernment for how our worship will be lead and supported into the fall and beyond and we ask for your patience and prayer. We will do our best to provide timely updates to the congregation as things progress. 


I also want to thank everyone once again for the wonderful time of giving thanks to SAM for her service in the office. She has provided the following letter of appreciation to share with you all:
______________________________________________________________________
 
To all my dear friends at Trinity,
In the past 13+ years you have been with me through ups and downs, tears and smiles.  You have seen how strong my faith is and through my strong friendships with all of you, it has kept me going through it all.  Without YOU, my Trinity family, I couldn’t have gotten through the fire, our son’s bi-polar, and kept my sanity. 
Trinity has been such a big part of my life and will continue to do so… I will still, with my team, continue with the Prayer Shawl Ministry, sing in the choir, with my other team, we will still do the Easter and Thanksgiving Baskets, and I will do the 4th of July event as it is so important to so many.
And how can I ever thank you for all the warmth and love you have shown me at my party on Sunday!  Thank you for the coffee hour helpers, Jacob for the beautiful music, and especially Richard Jeboo… the one who made me cry!  For singing not one, but two songs to me!  For the beautiful assorted flowers and roses.  The delicious cake from Doris’ market.  All the LOVE!!! You know when one door is closed, another is opened.  And you all know how God has had His arms tight around me blessing me ever since the sire so… I’m not worried!  Thank you for your continuing to keep our family in your prayers and remember that our door is always open to you… just call first to be sure I’m home.  305-978-2324
Blessings, love and hugs always, Sam 
_________________________________________________________________________
My friends, let us remember today:
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people
1 Peter 2:8-9
Ever in Christ
PASTOR KEITH

Friday, May 02, 2014

Matthew 5:6


Being Full of It (Of What Really Matters)
http://thelivinggospel.blogspot.com/2014/05/matthew-56.html

OFFICE PHONES

The phones are now up and running in the office!
Same number (954) 989-1903

We are currently in the process of re-arranging both offices, emptying closets and the like so it will be a little crazy and dusty in there for the next few weeks. Please Bear with us. To get a hold of Pastor Keith right away, please call him on his cell phone.