January 14

Love of Neighbor

If the weather does not cooperate, keep your eyes open for an early Sunday email that indicates worship is on Zoom Only.

January 21

January 28

February 4

February 11

Love of Creation

Love of Justice

Love of Children

Love of Peace

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Thinking about Martin

Steve Garnaas-Holmes

He would have been 95 on Monday.

He would have stirred us more, pressed us more.

And we still would have resisted.

Or he might have been killed another day.

Still, we have to decide.

Maybe he nudged us these last 56 years

no less than when he was alive,

because love and justice don’t die,

the dream doesn’t disappear,

the march doesn’t stop.

The trouble with heroes is that we wait for them.

Yet what he was saying the whole time was

“You can do this. We all do it together.

Don’t wait for me, or the next one.

We are all marching.”

We march against those whose tools

are violence, hate and poverty.

We march to block the streets of habits, even our own.

We march against our fears,

singing, always singing.

Martin is still calling, still marching.

And something in us

even without our knowing,

is singing, still singing.


Stevie Wonder: Happy Birthday (1981)

Stevie Wonder met King when he was a teenage singing sensation. Wonder

remembers crying at the news of the assassination, which he heard on a car radio as he was being driven home from Michigan School For The Blind. In 1980, Wonder joined with the members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the US Congress to speak out for the need to honor the day King was born. He went on a nationwide tour – along with Gil Scott-Heron – performing “Happy Birthday,” a song that was instrumental in helping to establish the national holiday commemorating King’s birth, for which reason it will forever remain one of the best Martin Luther King songs. Above soaring keyboard synthesizers, Wonder sings, “There ought to be a time/That we can set aside/To show just how much we love you.”

The Church Council has taken two important actions by email this week.

1. The Council has voted to hold the Annual Congregational Meeting by mid-February this year. Notice will be sent to the congregation 1 week before with all the reports as required by the Constitution and Bylaws.

2. Council meeting will be held on Monday, January 22

In Loving Memory

We received word of the death of Dallas Sponberg on Monday, January 8. Arrangements for a Memorial Service at Trinity will be made on a later date.

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