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To Those Who Are Staying Home

6/24/2020 | Pastor Erin

  To those who are staying home When church gatherings resume, You need not apologize or feel guilty. You need not give an explanation.

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Making Our Road by Walking

2020-06-14 | Pastor Rene
pastorrene@trinityspringfield.org

Books and seminars can really replace the wise words and example of a mentor, someone who’s been there, and knows what it takes to give your life over to Jesus. ...

Three Lessons I've Learned Over the Past Few Months

6/10/2020 | Pastor Erin

A ban on public gatherings and orders to stay at home might sound like a dream for an introvert like me, but really, it has been tough. I (like just about everyone else) have had my ups and downs. I have experienced loneliness. I’ve longed to be with Trinity folks on a Sunday morning. I have wrestled with my s ...

On Taking a Stand

6/3/2020 | Pastor Rene

I believe we must take a stand. Although we are an imperfect church, we are God’s church. We are people of faith called to “proclaim good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight to the blind, [and] to set the oppressed free.” ...

A Prayer for this Time

6/2/2020 | Pastor Erin

In response to horrific violence against black people in this country, the death of George Floyd, the protests, the anger, the hurt, the hopelessness, I pray. Though, I know that spoken prayers alone are not enough. This is my prayer. May it help you find your own.   God, I’m struggling to f ...

Not Too Optimistic?

5/23/2020 | Pastor Erin

I came across this ten-minute video that Lutheran minister Nadia Bolz-Weber shared earlier this month. In it she gave me permission to let go of optimism. Actually, maybe she just helped me feel a little less guilty for my already dwindling optimism. She helped me understand hope and faith in a new way. She reminded ...

A Time for Everything

5/13/2020 | Pastor Rene

I am hoping that things will not go back to the way they were ...

What do we do with grief?

5/2/2020 | Pastor Erin

There are many emotions we might be feeling (or trying not to feel) right now. Some of those feelings may be related to grief. As Dr. Hillary McBride defines it, grief is “the presence of absence,” and we are certainly living in a season of absence. As the COVID-19 cases move into the neighborhood, the d ...

Coming back to Church

4/27/2020 | Pastor Rene

We need to come back to church SLOWLY, carefully and with a good plan to make sure that everyone is safe. ...

A Prayer for Today

4/24/2020 | Pastor Erin

O God, in this time we are living in, We are learning where we are not so bendy, Where we are inflexible, stiff. Let us pay attention to that. In moments when it is good and right, Stretch us, God. Move us. Loosen us up. And in other moments that call for a different stance, ...

Do Something You Have Never Done

2020-04-21 | Pastor Rene
pastorrene@trinityspringfield.org

The other day, someone wrote on their Facebook page that since they probably would not be able to go on vacation once this was all over, they were going to enjoy their corona-cation. I laughed. Even though I understand the seriousness of the virus, it was funny when I read it. I got the humor of it. People are just ...