Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
401 Fifth Street North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-822-3307 • Email: email@example.com
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
We welcome all who come to our worship services.
Communion is open to all believers!
Trinity is a “Reconciling in Christ” Congregation in the ELCA. — Welcoming all people without regard to race, family or economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or differing abilities.
The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 p.m.
Our Mission at Trinity is very simple: Sharing Christ’s Love through Welcoming, Worshiping, Learning, and Serving. We take great joy and satisfaction in working within the community, and welcoming all who wish to worship with us.
Brendan Hall playing prelude
The Gospel of Mark
January 21, 2018
Join us at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, for a performance of the Gospel of Mark, in it’s entirety, by John Robinson. The shortest and most dramatic of our four gospels was created, only five percent of the world’s population could read and write. It was created, not only to be read, but to bbe told aloud and heard from beginning to end. It truly comes to life and we are eyewitnesses to the minsitry of Jesus.
We started focusing on the gospel of Mark in our Sunday worship back on the first Sunday of Advent, and it will be the core of our Sunday worship for most of 2018. But hearing the gospel as one cohesive story is very different from hearing it, Sunday by sunday, divided into pieces and often presented out of sequence.
There is no charge for the performance; a free-will offering will be received. Tell your friends and neighbors about this unique event.
From Pastor Paul
“The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
This is the first verse of the gospel of Mark. It’s an interesting sentence, in that it has no verb. It’s an interesting idea, as it suggests that the whole book that follows is only the beginning of the good news of God’s love. The story will only come to its completion in the hearts and lives of its hearers.
The last verse of the original version of Mark’s gospel is even more intriguing. When three women encounter an angel at the empty tomb of Jesus, they are instructed to tell Peter and the othe rdisciples that Jesus has been raised from the dead and that he will meet them in Galilee. But “…they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.” The End.
The end? What kind of ending is that? One so shocking that later editors tried to improve on it. But if it’s how the author intended this book to end, it is clear that the good news that Jesus’ resurrection has conquered the power of sin, and shame, and fear, and death will only be proclaimed to people if we take up the responsibility.
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES FOR OUR TRINITY FAMILY
Sunday 9:00 a.m Bible Study
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Distribution at our Food Pantry
Wed 8:15 a.m. Men’s Breakfast @ Rae Rae’s
Wed 9:30 a.m. Sew ‘n Sews
Wed 6:00 p.m. Supper Study
Sat 8:00 a.m. Loaves & Fishes Breakfast