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Sunday Worship & Study – May 15, 2022

See below for all of our Sunday worship links. We are currently worshiping in-person (masks are optional) in addition to online. Traditional Worship – 8:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship – 11:15 a.m. Education Hour – 10 a.m. There are two adult classes, one of which will also be on Zoom. Students in grades 12 and younger have classes as well. Details about the adult classes can be seen here.
Little girl with special needs enjoy spending time with mother

Sunday Worship & Study – May 8, 2022

See below for all of our Sunday worship links. We are currently worshiping in-person (masks are optional) in addition to online. Traditional Worship – 8:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship – 11:15 a.m. Education Hour – 10 a.m. There are two adult classes, one of which will also be on Zoom. Students in grades 12 and younger have classes as well. Details about the adult classes can be seen here.

Spring Education Hour 2022

Classes are 10 -11 a.m. There will be no Education Hour classes on Easter Sunday April 17. Adult Classes – beginning April 24 to June 12 Christianity and BioethicsHave you wondered how to think about the ethics of stem cell research, assisted reproductive technology, abortion, euthanasia, or organ donation? These are among the many perplexing issues that we face today in the advancing fields of medicine, science, and technology. This course introduces ways to approach such issues based on Biblical…

No Mere Mortals

A dear friend of mine works for an organization that helps resettle immigrants and refugees in Buffalo. I’ve heard from her for years about her work—this Burmese family who hopes to start a restaurant, that Congolese man who was recently reunited with his large family, this Iraqi woman whose name could not be disclosed for fear of violent repercussions. And while I have always admired my friend’s work, I am ashamed to say that I did not pay a lot…

Twice As Nice

A few years ago, I got a cantaloupe at my local Aldi grocery store. While I’ve always been something of an Aldi evangelist, I’ve also always been suspect of their produce. As an inhabitant of a northern state, my rule with Aldi produce is this, particularly in the winter months: the hotter the climate the item was grown in, the less likely it is to be good by the time it gets to Aldi’s northerly shelves. Of course this is…

Grandfathered In, Grandfathered Out

I have always been fascinated by the idea of “the grandfather clause”. The phrase dates back to England’s King Henry II, who declared when he became king in 1154, “Let it be as it was on the day of my grandfather’s death.” His cousin Stephen had been king after a series of family conflicts and deaths, and Henry was glad to have the throne restored to his direct family line. Henry wanted several of Stephen’s decrees undone, which led to…

Vesper Service – December 5, 2021

The live stream begins at 4 p.m. with pre-service music from the handbells, plus carols and brass choir! You can watch the recording any time later also. There is no in-person attendance this year due to local Erie County mask mandates.

Marketplace of the Heart

It started innocently enough. We recently moved into a new house, and in our old house, we had a square dining room and a lovely old set of cherry wood dining room furniture, including a large round dining table that filled up the room nicely. In our new house, however, the dining room is long and rectangular, so my husband and I decided to look for new furniture to fit. I had used Facebook Marketplace a few times before, without giving…

Winter Education Hour 2021-22

Classes are 10 -11 a.m. There will no Education Hour classes on Sunday December 19 or on Sunday December 26. All Classes resume January 9 for all ages. January 2 – One Time Class “Getting Serious about the New Year,”  led by Pastor Chuck. It will focus on setting goals and moving ahead toward a great 2022. Held on Lower Level and via Zoom (see Zoom info below). Adult Classes – beginning January 9 to February 20 How We Got…

Haiti Update – October 27, 2021

First Trinity was able to send Israelson Izidor the $750 needed to pay for his truck repairs (the parts were also donated). This is Israelson’s main way of getting water filters, tarps, and lights around Haiti. See the pics below which are just so cool.Hard thing is that the gas shortage has become dire in Haiti–and there has been quite a bit of violence and vandalism at the gas stations. Gas today is 3,000 gds per gallon– according to Google,…