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Posts by Francis Noordanus

A Message to Parents of Children and Youth

Trinity Church has always devoted much time and energy to teaching, forming, and discipling of children and youth. Now suddenly the arrangements and rhythms we apply to that cannot operate. What do conscientious Christians do as parents during a health emergency? Let’s consider this a bit. Our regular children’s and youth ministries happen in cooperation…

Online Church?

Livestream?: The examples I have seen of this are like television. In the examples I have seen, a pastor/minister stands in an empty church to pray, read scripture and preach in front of a camera that feeds either live or via delayed upload for people to watch at their convenience via Facebook or YouTube. As…

Worshipping at home — Sunday 15 March

Most of the Trinity Church family will not be in the worship venue this Sunday and for the rest of March if not longer. Many have indicated they will be taking Sunday morning(s) to worship as a family or simply alone. That will be something new for many with opportunities to experiment and innovate.

What about COMMUNION THIS WEEK?

Our existing arrangements for communion were: – Communion can be bread alone or wine shared or dipped. – If dipping bread keep fingers out of wine. At Monday’s Council Meeting we considered how we felt about Communion in present circumstances. This led to the following provisions for Holy Communion. The bread will be offered by…

Some Wisdom from Justin Welby

I am not a close follower of official publications, but recently I chanced upon something that I think speaks clearly to Trinity Church. As happens with genuinely wise words, someone noted a line in a sermon by the Church of England’s Archbishop Justin Welby which was then referred to somewhere for me to find, and…

Day 13 – “If I forget you, O Jerusalem”

Day 13 was a Friday so the first part could be lived as a normal day but the second half is charged with anticipation of Shabbat / the Sabbath. We started as tourists visiting two sites of interest and relevance to the first century context of Jesus. Our first visit was to Herodium – yet…

Day 12 – Temple Mount & Bethlehem

Day 12 was a rich mix of experiences around the Temple Mount, the City of David and Bethlehem. Aerial view of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in Jesus’ time compared to today. Click images for full size. We were woken at 5:45 to get up to the Temple Mount as early as possible. Thursday is…

Day 11 – Shiloh & Samaria

I have three destinations to share about for Day 11 – which was amazing. We headed north from Jerusalem to Shiloh which was the first longterm site of the Tabernacle after arriving in the land at the end of the exodus wanderings from Egypt. (See Joshua 18:1) The Tabernacle remained in Shiloh for 396 years…