Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending nor beginning On an ever-spinning reel..."
These lyrics from 'Windmills of Your Mind' still stick fifty years later, though the rest of the lyrics don't. To me, they evoke rhythms of life with its cycles of life and death, greeting new people and saying goodbye, reflecting again on things considered in the past.
We are in Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Calendar, but that is a time when extra-ordinary things can happen, if we pay attention. While most of us at Trinity are not directly influenced by the school calendar, it is still with us in shifting gears, even when the weather is not changing gears according to our pre-conceived ideas of what seasons ought to be.
As we reflect on the cycles in our lives and those in the church, I hope we can continue to listen and pay attention to the work of the Spirit - "Who am I called to be? How am I called to be? Whose am I called to be?" Sometimes we catch a glimpse of that in the simple and ordinary and can allow ourselves to be transformed.
Regardless of what has brought you to Trinity as a worshipping community, I invite you to reflect on what keeps you here. What nurtures your life in Christ here at the church? How can you express that with those who are at Trinity - or how can you share that experience with others? Beyond that, how can you express that to friends and family who don't come to church?
It is a simple reflection, one that crops up on a regular basis as we ponder the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, but it is a reflection that can lead to action on our part. As you consider your life in God, what are you willing to share with others that will allow them to have similar experiences?
Pax et Bonum,
Did You Know?
-Sept. 2nd, 5:30pm: Book Study continues in Jane's Hall. The group meets every Monday. (9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30)
-Sept. 8th: Tuna Sunday. Bring canned tuna to church in support of the food bank.
-Sept. 18th, 10:30am: The Social (Sewing) Group is going to Apple Hill for a fun outing. Meet in the Trinity Church parking lot by 10:00am to carpool.
-Sept. 22nd, 12:30pm: Vestry meeting in Jane's Hall.
-Sept. 29th, 9:30am: Joint coffee hour held BETWEEN services.
-Sept. 29th, 4pm: Taize service in the church.
-The Centering Prayer group meets each Wednesday at 9:30-10:30am in Jane's Hall. Everyone is welcome to join this meditative practice. If you have questions about Centering Prayer, contact Martha Robbins, 296-7842.
-The Blairs have a new mailing address: 1020 Harmony Circle, Nevada, Texas 75173. (Nevada is the name of the town.)
-Sept. 6th, 9-11am: Elder Abuse Awareness at Rollingwood Clubhouse, 160 Sierra Place, Jackson. Sponsored by Operation Care.
-Sept. 27th, 10am-3pm: Caring for the caregiver conference. Meet with other caregivers for support and understanding. There will be speakers, discussion groups, exhibit booths. A free lunch will be provided. The event is free, but space is limited, so register at calaverasseniors.com or call 209-754-6464. To be held at San Andreas town hall.
-Oct. 15-Dec. 7th: free help with enrollment in Medicare Part D. call 209-532-6272 for an appointment.
-Story Time at the Amador County Library is Thursdays at 10:30am. Contact the library for more details. 209-223-6400
-Upcountry Veterans free monthly lunch is the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:30am-1:30pm at Pioneer Veterans' Hall, 25100 Buckhorn Ridge Rd. Contact Lori (209-418-9695) for more details.
-Dementia/Alzheimer's Support Group meets the second Monday of each month (5:30-7pm) at Gold Quartz Inn in Sutter Creek- for information contact Susan at 257-1377. They also meet the third Wednesday of each month (2-3:30pm) at Amador Residential Care in Jackson- for information contact Sheri at 223-4444.
-Dad & me: for dads, uncles, grandpas, etc. and children 0-5 years old. This is a chance for a free, fun outing together (like visiting a fire station or garden center). "Dad & me" events are held the 4th Saturday every month. Call 257-1092 to reserve a spot in the next event. Space is limited.
-Amador SPEAKS (suicide prevention/education) is putting together a Suicide Prevention Coalition and is seeking members of the community to participate. Meetings will be held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:30pm in Conference Room E at the Health and Human Services Building (10877 Conductor Blvd., Sutter Creek). Contact Vanessa Compton at 223-6315 for more information.
All are invited to join the Trinity Singers! Choir practice happens each Tuesday at 5pm in the church. Bring your voices, your instruments and a heart for worship and praise! For more information please contact Mary Yount at 209-267-5461.
Food Bank Donations
Food gifts for August totaled 169 pounds.
The total for 2019 is 832 pounds of food collected in the food cart.
Thank you for your generous support of this ministry.
The following members of our church family are celebrating birthdays in September!
1st- Colin Kendig
3rd- John Lafferty
4th- Evan Kendig
10th- Jan Lemos
18th- Paul Lewis
20th- Lynne Brumit
22nd- Mary Krauthamel-Lane
25th- Carolyn Hennings
28th- Jennifer Putnam
29th- Bob Blair
29th- Bud Busch
If you are celebrating a birthday in September, but you don't see your name listed here, please contact our Parish Administrative Asst.
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