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Message this weekend, November 15, 2020
from the pulpit at Trinity, Lower Burrell
 
                                                                   
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scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
sermon: Making Better Decisions,
Fewer Regrets 
 
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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
November 12, 2020
 

9:30am Sunday 

Women’s Sunday School Class

 

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tune in around 11:00am, Sunday, November 15, 2020

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Dear Trinity family and friends,
 

(From my blog Cletus’ blog site) and my book The Wisdom of the Cross and Power of the Spirit

 
For us at Trinity, Holy Communion is a precious moment. For many, it remains the high point of the cross in worship. We are one of the few Protestant churches that serve communion every week.  I know our sacramental friends call it the Eucharist which comes from a Greek work that means “thanksgiving,” thus, the Great Thanksgiving.  It is a vertical relationship with us and the Lord. A horizontal connection with brothers and sisters in Jesus. Place both vertical and horizontal together and you have the cross.  Our praise to God for His sacrifice upon the cross.
 

In our church family, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we call the moment–Holy Communion–communing with one another and with the Lord. On many occasions I have shared with folks at Trinity that I only have one sermon, and it is about a cross (1 Cor. 1:18). Communion is about the cross of Jesus, his suffering and resurrection! 
 
I believe the Holy Communion has through faith, great power for our soul and body.  It is indicated in 1 Corinthians 11 that some of the Corinthians were taking the cup and the bread unworthily.  They were just eating, drinking and missing what it was all about. Their sicknesses were not being healed.  Some died before their time.  They were not grasping the meaning of His Body and their relationship with one another.  There was division in the church.  Fussing and quarreling among the church members.  It was as if they were cut off from the forgiveness and healing the Lord could give in Holy Communion.
 
So we receive Holy Communion, believing in the Lord’s presence to heal and forgive. We love to take the Holy Communion. We love to take it often for many reasons, not the least of which it is a sacrament, a point of contact, to release our faith to God and love the brethren–to heal and forgive.  Communion is the Lord’s Table–He set the table. We do not need a list of items to check off to receive His grace. He welcomes all who desire to come to know Him deeply and share in His life.


That’s what I believe the Holy Communion means to us at Trinity. We can experience healing and forgiveness every time we share.  It is the cross and the Blood of Jesus cleansing us from all sin (1 John 1:9).  That is the meaning and reality of the words, 
 
“This is my Body and Blood I give to you”

​In Christ alone!
 
Here’s what’s happening this week at Trinity…
 
1. Trinity Leadership Council Meeting, Saturday, 9:00am, social room
2. From Hope to Habits Bible Study!
3. Zoom Prayer Service, Tonight, 7pm
4. This week in worship
 
 
1. Trinity Leadership Council Meeting, Saturday, 9:00am, social room.
 
2. From Hope to Habits Bible Study!

We began a new study called “From Hope to Habits” on Monday nightat 7 pm, November 9, 2020.  This is a study available via Zoom is open to any interested individuals.  The study introduces new spiritual practices you may not have thought about and helps you decide what works best for you and when.  Join us from the comfort of your own home as we learn new ways to connect with God.  If interested in participating, please contact Missi Anderson by email at skorpio1572@yahoo.com or call or text 412-313-3482 and a zoom link will be sent to you. 

 

3. Zoom Prayer Service, Tonight, 7pm

We are excited to announce that in addition to our monthly face-to-face Prayer Service, we will be offering a monthly “virtual” Prayer Service through zoom.  These zoom Prayer Service will be offered on the second Thursday each month with the first one occurring tonight, on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 7 pm.  If you are interested in participating in the zoom Prayer Service, please contact the church secretary, Nicholeat 724-230-0866, or Missi Anderson at 412-313-3482 or by email skorpio1572@yahoo.com and a link will be emailed to you!

 

4. This week in worship
Each of us is faced with 100’s of decisions every day, small and large ones. They range from trivial (Italian or Mexican for lunch), to moral (right and wrong), to priority (best from better). In these decisions we want to make good choices.

Why? Because your life is the sum total of our decisions. We make our decisions, and our decisions make us.

Mary Kay Ash said, “Be careful of the choices you make today. They will become your lifestyle tomorrow.”

The Lord, in his goodness, has given us decisions to make in our daily lives. Some of those decisions seem insignificant. But the constant barrage of choices can be stressful.
 
Read 1 Kings 3:16-28 as we come together this weekend to discover ways to discover how to make good decisions in life and have fewer regrets in life.
 
Again, we want you to know that our TLC leadership is closely monitoring the COVID cases in our community. With the uptick of COVID in Westmoreland county, none of us knows what the future looks like; and we are prepared to make adjustments, as needed, to protect the health of our congregation and community. As a reminder, our building is not open for food eating or preparation events. Additionally, we want people to feel safe; so we strongly recommend everyone follow CDC protocols that include maintaining physical distance and wearing masks.
 
Continue to stay safe and pray for each other this week!

 

Pastor Cletus
 

We are located at 3400 Garvers Ferry Rd, Lower Burrell, PA 15068.

A map is provided below.