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Day Two: Sunday, Jan 21, 2018

We woke at 6 a.m. to the crow of a distant rooster. Local coffee was enjoyed out in the yard, where tomorrow’s projects await us. The view across the valley to the mountains was breathtaking and the tropical sunshine soaked all the way into the soul. After breakfast we got the orientation from our Strong […]

Day One: Saturday, Jan 20

Our first day was a travel day, significant hours on planes and longer hours in the airports, a total of 21.5 hours from meeting at the church to our arrival at STRONG Missions in Grecia, Costa Rica. In addition to flying and waiting in lines we told stories about our lives, read and shared notes […]

Holy Week

We sometimes wonder, why is Holy Week so important? Why do I need to be present on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday? The services are so dark and gloomy. I love the upbeat and spirited. Why can’t I just wave my palm branches and shout “Hosanna!” on Palm Sunday, and then return the next week […]

First-time Guests

Have you noticed them? I’m talking about all of the new faces in church. They’ve been here. New folks. First-time guests. Maybe a better question would be, have you met them? There is a difference, you know. Noticing simply takes observation. All you have to do is watch with your eyes and you notice things. […]

Asking Questions

It’s really hard for me to believe that we’re in the middle of April already.  It seems like yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas and turning the page on the calendar to a new year.  But I’m fully aware that the calendar keeps turning and that we not only have Christmas behind us, but Easter, […]

Why Summer Camp?

This is a picture of me from when I was twelve or thirteen years old. I had just gotten my braces complete with headgear, and was wearing my new eyeglasses with the awesomely trendy oversize frames. You can see my favorite t-shirt, which (in case you can’t make it out) says Superklutz across the chest. […]

Trini-ties, Feb. 15, 2016

The season of Lent continues! Last Wednesday evening we kicked off the season of Lent as we gathered for the first of our Soup Suppers at 6:00pm.  Liz Weninger provided the soup and the Core Team served.  Worship followed at 6:45pm – a traditional Ash Wednesday service with the choir singing, the imposition of ashes, […]

A Lenten Letter to Youth

(First published in the SAIL newsletter February 5, 2016) I have been thinking about the approach of Lent for some time now. Traditionally, one of the things Christians do between Ash Wednesday and Easter is practice some kind of fasting to help us grow closer to God. If we frequently indulge in something we don’t need, […]

Trini-ties, Feb. 8 2016

This week marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  We will gather weekly for worship on Wednesdays at 6:45 pm, following a Soup Supper which begins at 6:00 pm.  The theme for this year’s Wednesday evening Lenten services is “The Parables of Lent.”  In the series we will look at a Biblical parable that […]