Pride and Trinity Sunday

posted Jun 5, 2020, 9:54 AM by Tricia Sheffield

Dear Middletown Reformed Church Family and Friends,

Grace and peace to you.

Here is the link for today’s devotion — “The Practice of Pronouncing Blessings” from Barbara Brown Taylor’s (BBT) book, An Altar in the World. Our world, our community, your family, your friends need you to pronounce a blessing. And if you don’t think you are one of those people who can bless, then as BBT says, “All I can tell you is how much the world needs you to reconsider." 8y%882XW

I hope to see you online this PRIDE/Trinity Sunday when we will gather at 10:15 AM to check in with one another, and then worship together at 10:30 AM. Normally for this Sunday, we would be marching in the Asbury Park Pride Parade but it was canceled due to COVID-19. However, we can still celebrate the truth that all of God’s people are welcome into the full life and ministry of the church by showing our Pride in worship. With that in mind, I invite you to wear rainbow colors to worship. Judy has arranged for some very special music with Sarah Gordon singing “You Are Mine” and “Let Justice Flow” from the Sanctuary! Izaak Thorpe recorded the songs on Thursday, and you don’t want to miss these special videos. I will be preaching from Psalm 139.1-18 and Romans 8.38-39 and my sermon title is Made By, With, and For Love. Bob Kinley is our liturgist. We will also celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Please have bread and juice/wine with you during worship. 

It is with joy I anticipate worshiping with you this PRIDE Sunday. In this desperately hurting world, go and bless someone today. They need it, and they need it from you, beloved one of God.

May God’s peace and justice flow down, down like a river; down to the valleys where the helpless cry. Let righteousness flow, through us forever, lead us to the stream that will never run dry.

Pastor Trish