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  • R.E.A.L. Faith in a Real World: Galatians

    Dear Friends What would you do if someone said, “Today belongs to you! You are free to do whatever you want to do today!” In our passage this weekend, we are going to dig deeper into the passage from Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Even with a quick glance, you will see there seems to be a list of dos and don’ts! These are not conditions, but a list of ways to celebrate living in the freedom with Christ. There are specifics as to the defeating ways to live life as if we are completely without the grace of God through Jesus Christ and with the passion of the Holy Spirit. God desires to be connected to you, to your story in your everyday and in your forever. Our God is in the midst of our day, engaging, us and is present in joys and our sorrows. When you and I feel connected to God we are more likely to share the Good News of God in our own lives, the joys and the sorrows. We are in the midst of conversations about R.E.A.L. faith in a real world. R.E.A.L.: Relate, engage, act, and love. We are putting words around the verbs to explore and define who we are to God and how God longs for us to be with one another. This week whether you join in on Sunday morning, online, or on Wednesday evening together, we will explore what it means for engaged people to engage people! You are invited, you are welcome, you are known by God who wants and will always engage in a relationship with you now and always. This Good News sets us free and compels us to invite, to welcome, and to engage with one another! Please see the latest Sign up Genius list for Vacation Bible School and Day Camp 2022. The Youth Mission Trip list will be up soon but you can get a jump start on that list as well as they need snacks, paint brushes, paint rollers, paint plastic tarps, and your prayers! Blessings to you all, Pastor Katie

  • R.E.A.L. Faith in a Real World: What Defines You

    Greetings from the blessedly cool offices of Holy Trinity! In recent days, with temperatures hovering near 100 degrees, it’s been hard for our geothermal system to keep pace, given it was operating at half capacity (see past e-news). Thankfully, we were able to install a new heat pump and air coils on Monday, which restored and even improved the system. It cost a staggering $23,000 to install, but it was a necessary repair/replacement to make our facility habitable. Stay tuned for information next month on what you might do to help us offset this unanticipated expense. I’d like to offer a huge word of thanks for all those who made an effort to advocate for greater gun safety over the past two weeks. Thankfully, your voices appear to have been heard as our legislators work to break the ice on establishing sensible boundaries and limits. As Lisa and I participated in Saturday’s “March for our Lives” in Cedar Rapids, we again heard stories from those who had been victimized by this epidemic of gun violence. I am thankful for movement, no matter how seemingly small. In worship this Sunday and Wednesday, we are going to continue our “R.E.A.L.” series by digging into a rather bizarre story found in three different gospels (see Luke 8:26-39). At first glance, it might appear to be describing a scene that is light years away from our own lives, I believe that it still resonates. How so? Well, it seems that the “demon-possessed” man in the Gospels had quite literally been defined by his affliction. His entire identity had been subsumed by that which bound him. And how many of us have been defined by our failures or limits? Don’t we often tend to identify ourselves in terms of our deficiencies and our disappointments? Perhaps not always, of course, but often enough to rob us of the abundant life God hopes that we experience and share. Truth be told, there are so many voices and cultural forces trying to discourage us that we might still call them Legion – for they are loud and plentiful indeed! Yet against all of them stands the still, small, but oh, so mighty voice of the one who still crosses oceans and boundaries to tell us of God’s love and call us back to grace-filled awareness and our forever identity as God’s beloved. Join us in worship this week as we recall how! And while you’re at it, register for Vacation Bible School or join us on Wednesday for worship and ice cream, starting at 6:30pm. Let’s celebrate summer TOGETHER! Peace, Pastor Tim

  • R.E.A.L. Faith in a Real World: Holy Trinity Sunday

    Dear Friends, The days of spring 2022 have brought news of joy and sorrow, triumphs, and great heartbreak. How are you doing? In your household, your neighborhood, or maybe the place you work, how is everyone doing? What are they doing? And is whatever we are all doing, does it bring forth *hope?* This week we lean into several scriptures that will not only nudge us to think and act – but to experience *hope *in the Triune God — creator, savior, and spirit – three in one! It is our celebration of the Holy Trinity, the namesake of our congregation. *“Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. (Romans 5:1-5)* Throughout this summer we will dig deeper into a collective understanding of what it means to say that here at Holy Trinity – we are the R.E.A.L. church in a real world. We need your input in the attached survey to help with feedback, direction, and inspiration! Please take the 5-10 minutes right now and complete the questions in the survey . See you in worship and fellowship on Sundays or Wednesdays. Blessings to you always, Pastor Katie

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  • Resources | Holy Trinity

    CALENDAR Holy Trinity's calendar for the month. DOWNLOAD> Newsletter Everything that is happening at Holy Trinity this month! DOWNLOAD> Church Center app Download the Church Center App to access key components of Holy Trinity. DOWNLOAD> Council Minutes An overview of the most recent council meeting. REQUEST> Mental Health Resource Document A resource document to learn more about the Mental Health Advocacy Team and resources available to all. DOWNLOAD> Welcome ministries handbook Fellowship, Greeters, Ushers, Acolytes, and Altar Guild Handbook. (Please check with office for details. ) Annual Report The Annual Report of calendar 2021 is ready and available upon request. REQUEST> Pastor Tim's Sample Letter Sample Legislative Letter DOWNLOAD>

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - North Liberty, IA

    WELCOME TO GET TO KNOW US PRAYER REQUESTS LISTEN/WATCH MAKE A GIFT VBS REGISTRATION YOUTH ADULTS SERVING & SHARING YOUTH MINISRTY CHILDREN'S MINISTRY ADULT MINISTRY MINISTRY GROUPS SERVE EVENTS Announcements for the week of June 26 Ministries Highlights August - December 2021 Learn more about ELCA resources and beliefs Learn More Holy Trinity is a vibrant ELCA congregation in Johnson County, Iowa. All are welcome and invited to call Holy Trinity their church home. When we say, all are welcome, we mean all - no exceptions, qualifications, or asterisks. As a community we are committed to be authentic, safe, and intentional as we grow in our relationship with God and with one another. ​ We worship on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Worship is offered via Facebook Live at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Any updates can be found on our Worship Services page. On-demand recorded worship is always available on our Worship Services page. Join us for Small Groups and Ministry Events: There are many opportunities to get involved at Holy Trinity. All opportunities are found in the banner at the top of the site. ABOUT US Want to learn more about events at Holy Trinity? See Events

  • Worship | Holy Trinity

    ​ WORSHIP WITH HOLY TRINITY Throughout the summer, we gather in person for worship weekly in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 9:00 and Wednesday evenings at 6:30. Stop by the registration desk when you arrive! You are also invited for fellowship before and services. We also broadcast live via Facebook at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. This is recorded for playback later. You can view services anytime on our Worship Services page. WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT WORsHIP Kassie a. - Member "Worship at Holy Trinity means a chance for our family to step away from the busyness of day to day life and deepen our faith together." Else s. - Member "For me, worship at Holy Trinity means celebrating God's love and grace through worship, learning, and fellowship with people of all ages and backgrounds." Rebecca p. - member "Worship is how we let God know we love and trust him, and Holy Trinity makes it clear that we can love and trust God always!"

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