MAY 2017
Above all, maintain constant
love for one another, for love
covers a multitude of sins.
Be hospitable to one another
without complaining. Like
good stewards of the
manifold grace of God, serve
one another with whatever
gift each of you has
received. Whoever speaks
must do so as one speaking
the very words of God;
whoever serves must do so
with the strength that God
supplies, so that God may be
glorified in all things through
Jesus Christ. To him belong
the glory and the power for
ever and ever. Amen.
(I Peter 4:8-11)

 Dear Fellow Disciples,
     It is hard to believe that a year ago we were breaking
ground for our building addition. The removal of our
asbestos tiles occurred at the end of May and
construction began in early June. At the same time our
capital campaign committee met with some leadership
donors that resulted in pledged gifts totaling $270,000
to help kick-off our campaign in June. We then
received another $251,434 in pledges. This exceeded
our goal!
     We are now enjoying the new addition. Our church building is
accessible to all. It is another step in providing hospitality and welcome
to all of God’s children. The call to be welcoming and hospitable people
is repeated throughout the scriptures.
     Now that we have this new addition, we must look at how we can
change our practice of welcoming people on Sunday morning. As we
take notice which doors are being used more, we are seeking ways to
show hospitality to our members and visitors. The Property Committee
will soon be focusing on some new signs around the building. The
Evangelism Committee has decided to have a greeter at the lower
entrance near the elevator. This is helpful to people who are entering
the portico and may be looking for assistance.
     Another greeter is located on the second floor by the church office. This
will allow us to direct visitors to the sanctuary, restrooms, nursery room,
and other areas in our church building. Since there is no longer a
greeter at the front entrance, this is an opportunity for ushers to be
present in the Narthex to greet worshippers.
     This means we may have to change what we are used to doing in order
to “be hospitable to one another without complaining.” Can you think of
other ways we can help people feel welcomed at Trinity? If you are
willing to serve as a greeter, speak to Betsy Bailey. If you are willing to
serve as an usher, speak to George DeLong. If you are willing to offer
Trinity bread to visitors, speak to Donna Zirkel.
    May we work together to share the love of Christ to all who enter our
church building. When we offer the gift of hospitality to our brothers and
sisters in Christ, we bring honor and glory to God!
Pastor Chris





Pastor Chris and Michael