“Long lay the world in sin and error pining till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth; a thrill of hope the weary world rejoices for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.”


O Holy Night


half dark sanctuaryMay the Lord be with you during this holiday and religious season. As we approach our celebration of the birth of Christ, never before in our lives has the world been turned upside down going on almost two years with the pandemic.

The scripture reading precisely calls out to everyone a call for optimism from a “weary world” to “rejoice for a new and glorious morn” as we survive and are looking forward to a new normalcy with our belief in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit getting us through this most difficult time. Everyone has been touched by this, and I pray that we have all strengthened our trust in the Lord, who we depend upon in our lives.

The accompanied picture is a perfect representation of the strength of our beliefs and our devotion to Trinity United Methodist Church. Yes, this shows an empty sanctuary, as all churches worldwide have equally been physically empty, but spiritually overflowing. It is proof of our faith, that it is not bricks and mortar that make a church thrive, but its members are the whole, the heart and the soul of the church’s community.

Advent is the season celebrating the arrival of The Messiah, but let us also use this season as that of thanksgiving and gratefulness for our wonderful Trinity United Methodist community and its continuous spiritual uplifting to its members for a new and glorious morn.

Jack Berry

nativity in white cardboard on blue background

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