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                        January 23, 2022
        from the pulpit at Trinity, Lower Burrell
                  
scripture: Luke 4:14-21
sermon: Do Something!
 
                                                                   
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Welcome!!

We are glad you took a few minutes to look around, discovering our church family in Lower Burrell PA. 
 
Are you looking for a new church home? If you wish to learn more about the Word of God through Bible study and discussion groups, we would be glad to have you join us. If you are in crisis and seek a kind ear, know that we are a congregation with resources and talents to be at your side. We welcome new faces and old friends. We invite everyone to participate in the life of Trinity. We invite you to join us for worship and any other ministries we offer that are of interest to you. In all we do, we try to express the love and will of God in a way that we all can understand. Trinity is a wonderful, caring place to grow your Christian faith. We invite you to come and share the Spirit with us!

 

The Lord’s Supper

 
  We celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) every Sunday at Trinity. All who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior are welcome at the table.
 
 

Childcare and Sunday School

 
  Whether you are new in your faith, are still searching, or are looking to deepen your spiritual walk with Christ, we have a class for you and your family. 
Join us for Sunday School @ 9:30 am in the Social Room. Jr. Church is available during the Church Service for ages 5 to 12.
Nursery is available during the worship service for children through the age of 4 years old.
 

Handicap accessible

  For those who have difficulty with steps or are in a wheelchair, we are handicap accessible with easy access on both levels, wide hallways, and an elevator          
 
Parking?     
   We have plenty of off street parking for all with easy drop off accessible to the front doors   For more information …       If you need more information, please email us at Trinityucc@comcast.net, message us on Facebook, or call 724.230.0866  
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     We look forward to meeting you and growing in and through God’s grace together!!
 
Here is my weekly email to the Trinity Church family for you:
TRINITY UNITED CHRISTIAN CHURCH
January 20, 2022
 
724-230-0866
 

Sunday at 11:00am

 

Dear Trinity family and friends,

 
    After the holidays, we pack up the Christmas decorations with the knowledge that the festivities and celebrations are done. January, on the other hand, is brimming with potential and the promise of new beginnings. This is why I think winter is a matter of perspective.
Inline image    I have lived in Pennsylvania most of my life and grown to enjoy the winter season. My body takes time to adjust during the fall to the colder weather and by January, I am ready for the winds and snow. You can see how winter looks from the picture taken from the window from the back our home. After all of the trees have lost their leaves and appear to be dead (despite the fact that they weren’t), the branches would be covered with ice. You can sit back and admire its one-of-a-kind beauty.

    So, is winter a good or bad thing? Is it beautiful or unpleasant? I believe that as you think about it, you’ll realize that it’s truly both. Nature demonstrates that, while hazardous, challenging, and unpleasant, it can also be restful and therapeutic. Even though it is cold and dark at this time of year, it has its own special beauty and evidence of God’s faithfulness.

    Trinity, let’s not lose sight of the promise and optimism of winter, no matter what you’re going through now. Face the darkness with the awareness that the 
 
The Epiphany Light of the World resides inside you!
 
and He will bring His light to all of your adversity. Allow Him to use the cold to sharpen and increase your faith, even when you can’t see Him. Then relax, knowing that the warmth of spring will eventually breakthrough, and it will be stunning!
Here’s what’s happening this weekend at Trinity…
 
1. Sunday School in the Chapel, 9:30am Sunday

2. SUNDAY MORNING AT 9:30AM—WOMEN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL

3. MONDAY–TWELVE MORE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE

4. TUESDAY—MEN’S BIBLE STUDY with Joe Page

5. THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP

6. EPIC (Everyone Perfected In Christ—Youth Group)

 
 
1. SUNDAY SCHOOL in The Chapel, 9:30am, SUNDAY
Everyone is invited to join us in Sunday School in the Chapel. This
opportunity will focus on the scripture planned for each Sunday’s service. A time to reflect and prepare for worship. Hope you will join Elder Rich & Carolyn Johnson at 9:30 in the Chapel.
 
2. SUNDAY MORNING AT 9:30AM—WOMEN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Join the women, in the downstairs classroom. This group of women loves to pray for each other and their Trinity Family. The fellowship is welcoming and encouraging. Check it out!
 
3. MONDAY–TWELVE MORE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE
Join us Monday evenings, at 7pm, on Zoom, for a Women’s Bible Study.
 
Our Bible study is Twelve More Women of the Bible. This is a continuation of the last study we did (Twelve Women of the Bible) and has some very interesting topics including The Proverbs 31 Woman: How not to do it all, Ruth: Staying focused in a world of distractions, and many other great topics. Anyone interested in this study should contact Missi Anderson
at (412) 313-3482.
 
4. TUESDAY—MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
with Joe Page
Join the men in fellowship and study, Tuesday evenings at 7pm. Reading Revelation 15 this week. 
If you have any questions, please contact Joe Page at 724-989-4168.
 
5. THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
    In Luke 4:16 we read that Jesus “went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom.” 
 
    Jesus made it His custom to attend worship each week…as was His custom. Through the years I’ve heard people say “I got out of the habit” of attending worship. But when we make it our custom, the action becomes a part of who we are. And when worship is a part of our life, we serve people.
 
    Jesus was active, not passive in worship. He didn’t come to be entertained. People who come to be entertained. People spend their time evaluating other people who worship rather than worshipping. They watch others to see if they’re singing or not…or how much is put in the offering plate. They aren’t there to worship–they’ve come to be entertained. 
 
    But Jesus didn’t come to worship to be entertained…but to serve God and the people around Him. Jesus died on the cross to create His church. The strength of His church is the dedication to keeping Sunday a sacred day of worship. Even Voltaire (the enemy of Christianity in the 18th century) said, “there is no hope of destroying Christianity so long as the Christian Sabbath is kept as a sacred day.” 
 
    Don’t overlook that Jesus made it a habit in His life to attend His house of worship at the appointed day and time. Jesus calls us to serve people–let’s be like Jesus our Lord and make that our habit in life. Read Luke 4:14-21 to prepare for worship.
 
6. EPIC (Everyone Perfected In Christ—Youth Group) to began the 2nd Tuesday in January (1/11/2022 at 7pm), continuing the 2nd Tuesday each month
– Teen Sunday School has begun on January 2, 2022 at 9:30 am in the Bridal Room
 
I’m really looking forward to attending worship with you this weekend!
 
Pastor Cletus