Friday, August 27, 2010

Getting To Know One Another

Historic Trinity has numerous activities coming up........You may have noticed the upcoming events listed in the Messenger, in addition to the many church services and Bible studies. These events are designed for our members to get to know one another. With three church services, we tend to have “three churches”. The people at 8:15 am service do not know the people at the other services and vice versa. The more we meet each other at “other events” , the more we learn to care and listen to each other. The more we share, laugh, cry, and rejoice together, the stronger in the Lord we each become. So say - hi - to everyone."

Friday, August 20, 2010

Historic Trinity Presents...Seniors Sunday

Historic Trinity Senior Ministry presents a “Seniors Sunday” on Sunday, August 22nd in all three Worship Services. President Ronald Regan issued a proclamation declaring August 21st as the National Senior Citizen Day. Senior citizen members from our parish will read the litany at the services. In the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Margie Erfourth will be awarded the Cathedral Ministry “Lutheran Senior Citizen Award” for 2010." Please join us to celebrate "Seniors Sunday"!

Services at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am........ See you in church!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Historic Trinity plans to start a “Parents Night Out” once a month. Baby sitting by members of Historic Trinity would take place in the Otte Parish Hall on the third Friday evening of each month, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. or11:00 p.m. This would enable parents to leave their child/children at the church, while the parents would have “a night out” to explore the many great opportunities in downtown Detroit. Sports, plays, music, restaurants, etc. This is limited to members only of Historic Trinity. You must call in advance with a reservation for the
“Parents Night Out”. Parents also need to take time alone for each other if the marriage is to remain healthy."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Jesus Power"

"Pastor’s Comment - “Jesus Power”

The crashes of thunder and the flashes of lightening in the sky during an summer evening thunderstorm are powerful, aren’t they? Sometimes they are so fierce, they make you ‘jump’ in your seat or bed! Think of it.... we have recently experienced fantastic firework displays, with the loud booms and awesome lights. But all of the power of those fireworks do not equal the power unleashed from just one thunderstorm. Just one bolt of lightning can put out the electrical power to a large area of homes and businesses. Just one thunderstorm can lead to flash flooding or the winds can cause a great deal of damage to our property. In Mark 4:35-41 the Bible tells the story of ‘Jesus Calms the Storm’. Jesus was exhausted and weak from preaching and teaching. The only place he could get away from the crowds to rest, was on a boat. So he and the disciples got on a boat and went out to sea– the Sea of Galilee. Now the Sea of Galilee was known for its nasty storms and sure enough a good one whipped up. Jesus was sound asleep and the disciples were doing everything they could to stay afloat, but it began to look hopeless. The disciples panicked and woke Jesus exclaiming, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” So Jesus stood up in the boat, and spoke in a commanding voice, “Be quiet! Be still!” Then the storm died down and it was completely calm! Wow! What power our Jesus has! The power to create the universe, the power to calm the storms, the power through his death on the cross and resurrection to save our souls and give us eternal life with Him. “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor. We give you thanks, and praise your glorious name."