News & Views from campus: March 7 – 13, 2020

 “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.  Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.”           Luke 12:6-7

  I need a haircut.  It has been nine weeks since I have seen my stylist (that sounds so glamorous, like I could be an Instagram influencer) I laugh about it, but I don’t like having my hair in my eyes. I don’t like looking disheveled.  Most of you can relate because you are missing your stylist too.  The guys with no hair are smiling from ear to ear and taunting those of us who look like we are auditioning for the movie cast-a-way. But in this case hair is a metaphor for something larger.

  This pandemic has been the great equalizer in that roots are showing, hair is shaggy and none of us have been able to have our appearance propped up by professionals. Our vanity was not what Jesus was addressing. Jesus was reminding us that God is detail oriented. It doesn’t matter if roots are obvious, hair is shaggy or you have a bad haircut because you cut it yourself—God knows!  And that also means God knows when you are sad, when you are afraid, when you are lonely—God knows. In spite of all that God knows—the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly—we are cherished! So put on a hat, (and a face covering) and go forth remembering that God knows AND cares!

  Let us pray,

  It is beyond our understanding that you have the hairs on our heads numbered and that you care for us in a million little ways that we never even notice. Continue to walk with us and love us. Help us as we make decisions moving forward in uncertain times. In Christ’s name we pray.  Amen.

                 Faithfully, The Reverend Timothy A. White, Pastor 

                                Trinity United Church of Christ

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule

Devotions

  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens  
  9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

Sunday Worship

  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens
  9:15 am – Southern Court
  9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor
10:45 am – McReynolds Center   

Weekly Inspiration

  If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then craw, but whatever you do keep moving forward.              ~~Martin Luther King Jr~~

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURES OF THE WEEK   John 7:16-17
 So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but God’s, Him who sent me.  If any person would truly desire to do His Will, he or she will come to realize whether my teaching is from God or if I am declaring things I made up on my own.

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   SHELTERING GROVE
   And for:   Pray a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to GOD, Our Creator, Our Savior, Our Protector, Our Strength, Our Helper, Our Comforter, Our Counselor, Our Treasure, Our Friend.  Praise God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ The Messiah), and God The Holy Spirit.

Have internet access and like music?
Listen to Radio Recliner!

  Type https://radiorecliner.com/index.html into your browser.  Radio Recliner is a pirate radio station run by real Resident DJ’s who live at senior living communities across the country. New shows start daily at 11:00 a.m.

SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK

  Watch “Exploring Unknown Things about Angel Island” on Thursday, June 11 at 12:45 p.m. See your local Activity Aid for more information.

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