Month: June 2020

Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Barbara of Holy Redeemer, June 15, 2020

Dear Church, Oh!  It was wonderful!  As I didn’t ask permission to use the photo, please Imagine the other people gathered in a bunch of other boxes surrounding mine for Holy Redeemer’s first Zoom Communion service!  As Aaron, one of our members called it, Zoom-union!  I was so excited that I forgot and actually ate regular bread!  I haven’t touched …

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Worship service for June 14, 2020

After a Sunday off last week while the Sierra Pacific Synod provided a worship service, we’re back! This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost. We’re also commemorating Juneteenth with special prayers, litany, and a pouring of libations. Please see our bulletin if you’d like to follow along and participate.  Today’s worship service was recorded at different …

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Pastor Tim

Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tim of Holy Trinity, June 12, 2020

Pastor Tim’s Devotion for June 12, 2020: The Chain Reaction of Lily, Leon and Jeremiah Lily Lily Havesh goes by “Havesh5” on YouTube. She is one of the most popular Domino Artists. She states: The best part for me is seeing something that I work so hard on, worth all the way through after, sometimes …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tia of Christ the King, June 10, 2020

Pastor Tia’s Devotion for June 10, 2020: Dear faithful protesters in Christ’s name! Taking a stand by kneeling is one of the highly symbolic images we are seeing these days. Protesters kneel, sometimes together with members of the police and politicians. It’s a simple, yet strong gesture. A humble acknowledgment that there is still lots …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Barbara of Holy Redeemer, June 08, 2020

Pastor Barbara’s Devotion for Monday, June 8, 2020 Dear Church, [Jesus] unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tim of Holy Trinity, June 05, 2020

Devotion for June 5, 2020 from Pastor Tim: Christianity Lite? Why do you attend church? (Whether you currently attend a faith community or not, it is my hope that this devotion might prove helpful.) Do you attend for worship, fellowship, community, coffee, donuts, music, the message, Holy Communion, you were forced or to make sure …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tia of Christ the King, June 3, 2020

Dear sheltered-in-peace friends! “When we go back to normal” has become a figure of speech during these last 3 months of our Covid-19 reality. At first, it helped me deny that this was going to be more than a short-term time-out. Then, it became this hope that one day our world would just look like …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Barbara of Holy Redeemer, June 01, 2020

Devotion for June 1, 2020 Dear Church, Today, June 1st, is the National Day of Mourning.  I just realized this last night and am sharing it with you. Let us pray, Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding, deal graciously with all who grieve. Surround them with your love, that they may not be …

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