Posted: October 10
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In recognition of that, on Sunday, we blessed posters for all of the bathrooms in our sanctuary and administrative buildings, offering phone numbers and websites to those who may need help due to an abusive relationship. We invite your prayers of blessing to join the prayer we prayed in worship: Nurturing God, it is your intention that all may have life abundant. We thank you that you have invited us to be participants in your holy work of ensuring that all have a safe place to live, surrounded by loving, supportive people. We grieve for those who experience abuse at the hands of those from whom they should be able to expect care and affection. Bless these posters, that they may be a sign of your abundant love. Bless those who are in need of support to escape abuse, that they may find hope, strength, and courage in knowing that there are people ready to help them. Bless all survivors of abuse, that they may continue to find healing and that they may serve as beacons of hope for those in pain. We ask this through your Spirit of Grace and Truth. Amen.
Posted: October 05
Trinity’s ministry was lifted up in Thursday's Everett Herald and on KOMO news radio. If you haven’t seen it yet, below is a link to the article. Please pray for this ongoing conversation within our city on how we balance the needs of all our residents: the addicted, the housed, the homeless, those in need, those who fear, those who want to help. Pray for our congregation that we may rightly discern how to love all of our neighbors. Pray for those caught in the prisons of addiction, both literal prison as well as the metaphoric prisons. http://www.heraldnet.com/news/everetts-anti-drug-effort-a-concern-to-service-organizations/
Posted: October 02
From our ministry partners at Faith Action Network: "Our hearts grieve with everyone impacted in Las Vegas and beyond--those killed, injured, witnesses, families and friends, and all our communities. We want to offer resources of support as we see them, this one from our ELCA partners: www.livinglutheran.org/2017/10/resources-violence/ And we echo the sentiments of our partners at Alliance for Gun Responsibility that there ARE solutions to these tragedies: 'We as a nation must re-commit ourselves—and demand the same of our leaders –to the hard work of building safe and just communities free from this vicious cycle of unnecessary violence. The uniquely American tragedy of gun violence does not have to continue.' "
ELCA resources addressing community violence.