Musical Meditation May 20, 2020

Hello Trinity Family,

We’ve made it through Easter worshipping virtually together. This upcoming Sunday is the last of the Easter season. I can’t believe we have been worshipping virtually for that long.This unique time has been filled with ups and downs, and two verses from this Sunday’s second reading stood out to me: “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed.” – 1 Peter 4:12-13 Hopefully this week’s meditation will help us rejoice through this “fiery ordeal” in our lives.
This week’s music meditation is “O Love, How Deep, How Broad” arranged by Vicki Collinsworth. I love this hymn because the text tells the full salvation story, and I love this arrangement because the accompaniment gives the haunting melody a calming backdrop and features an ostinato pattern that moves the hymn forward. Throughout the Easter season we say and sing “Jesus is risen. Alleluia!” not just as celebratory hooray but also a mantra to remind ourselves of what our faith means and why we do what we do.
The link to the video is HERE.
Here is Verse 4 of the hymn for your reflection:
For us he rose from death again,
for us he went on high to reign;
for us he sent his Spirit here
to guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.


Ascension Day Worship Service

Forty days after Easter, always a Thursday,  the festival of Ascension greets us.  Once a major festival of church life, the Day has become largely absent from our worship calendars.  But in this year of pandemic it seems like an appropriate, opportune time to gather (virtually) to celebrate and be spiritually fed by this day of promise, hope, and expectation.
Join the Trinity Family this Thursday at 8 pm (note the time) via Zoom from the link below to remember the Ascension of our Lord.

The bulletin for the service is HERE.

Topic: Trinity Ascension Day Worship
Time: May 21, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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