Month: June 2020

Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Barbara from Holy Redeemer, June 29, 2020

Devotion for Monday, June 29, 2020, by Pastor Barbara Caine “What possible spiritual significance could a trip to the grocery store have?  How could something as common as a toothache be a door to greater life?  No one longs for what he or she already has, and yet the accumulated insight of those wise about the spiritual …

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HTLC News Email, June 26, 2020

Hi, Everybody: This Sunday, June 28, is the 4th Sunday after Pentecost and Vacation Bible School Sunday!  This year’s theme is Rocky Railway.”  All this week Terri and her helpers have been conducting VBS by Zoom.  Some said they were crazy to want to have a virtual VBS – that they had loco motives – but Terri and crew kept chugging along saying “I think I …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tim of Holy Trinity, June 26, 2020

Pastor Tim’s Devotion for June 26, 2020: How will you mark June 29th? In case you have not seen the important message from the ELCA I share it with you now. “The Church of Christ in every age, beset by change but Spirit-led, must claim and test its heritage, and keep on rising from the …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tia of Christ the King, June 24, 2020

Pastor Tia’s Devotion for June 24, 2020: Dear Zoomed-in-and-out Saints! Do you know this feeling of tiredness after a Zoom meeting? This deep exhaustion after having stared at the screen and it’s so hard not to get distracted and to start doing something else (like checking my Emails or turning off the video and muting …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Barbara of Holy Redeemer, June 22, 2020

Pastor Barbara’s Devotion for June 22, 2020 Dear Church, In the very first chapter of The Acts of the Apostles, right before the Holy Spirit came to them at Pentecost, the apostles were in a dilemma.  There were only 11 apostles left after Judas betrayed Jesus.  So they did something unexpected.  We are told that 120 believers gathered …

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Worship service for June 21, 2020

Join us for today’s service! This Sunday, June 21st, is the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Fill the Food Barrel Sunday, and Father’s Day!  Unfortunately, as we still aren’t worshiping in person, we can’t have the children hand out tiny wrenches to all the men in the congregation, but we will have a Liturgy for Men of Faith during our online worship service. Also this …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tim of Holy Trinity, June 19, 2020

Pastor Tim’s Devotion for Friday, June 19, 2020: JUNETEENTH Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It recalls how the states of Louisiana and Texas heard the news that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Slavery continued in those two states for more than two years …

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Devotions from Tr-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tia of Christ the King, June 17, 2020

Pastor Tia’s Devotion for June 17, 2017: Dear worthy siblings in Christ! I remember when first coming to the US 1,5 years ago, I wondered about these signs. Black signs with white letters saying, “Black Lives Matter”. I didn’t know anything about the history of this movement, the ignorant European I was. The black sign …

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