Forgiveness Begins with the Great Gift of God

The Rev. Anne Grizzle. This sermon is based on Matthew 18:21-35   I was driving on Interstate 81 Thursday and began to get really mad at the 18 wheeler ahead of me loaded with logs and staying right there in the left lane beside another 18 wheeler in the right lane for miles and miles while all of us who could actually go faster were chomping at the bit to pass.  And I was … [Read more...]

Sermon from September 3

  The Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas, Bishop of South Western Virginia. … [Read more...]

The Good News

The Rev. Canon Connor Gwin. This sermon is based on Matthew 16:13-20. Who do you say that I am? Our Gospel text this morning shows us a scene of Jesus and his disciples fresh from several chapters of argument with the Pharisees and Sadducees. Between last week's reading about the Canaanite woman and today, Jesus and his disciples have continued to travel around Galilee. Jesus has fed the … [Read more...]

God’s love

The Rev. Canon Jonathan F. Harris. This sermon is based on Matthew 15:10-28. Our Commonwealth of Virginia is much in the news right now, and not for the reason we would want.  A week ago yesterday right over Afton Mountain in Charlottesville advocates of white supremacy clashed violently with counter protestors.  One of the advocates of white supremacy killed a counter-protestor … [Read more...]

We’ll See

The Rev. John D. Lane. This sermon is based on Genesis 21:8-12.   The child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac. So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son; for the son of this slave woman shall … [Read more...]

WMRA Features Youth Mission Trip

WMRA radio station in Harrisonburg, VA has featured Trinity's youth mission trip visit the link below to read and/or listen to the story! http://wmra.org/post/muslim-teen-christian-mission#stream/0 … [Read more...]

Parish Picnic – June 4

Please join us for our annual Spring Parish Picnic on June 4 following the 10am service. All are welcome! Hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks are provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. … [Read more...]

Understanding the Pain

Bev Hollberg. This sermon is based on Psalm 66:11. In Psalm 66:7-18, Jubilate Deo, the line that stands out to me is “you let enemies ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us out into a place of refreshment.” I’ve always struggled to find the meaning in pain. Life seems full of it; from skinning your knee to losing a loved one. Even as a small child I … [Read more...]

Cover Your Ears

The Rev. John D. Lane. This sermon is based on Acts 7:57. But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. There’s a lot of ear-covering going on these days. I want to tell two stories this morning without a lot of interpretation. I’ll leave most of that to you. (1) When I was in seminary, the chaplain there was a man named Rowland Cox, youngest … [Read more...]

Baptized into the Body of Christ

The Rev. Becky McDaniel. This sermon is based on Acts 2:42-47. Those who had been baptized devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. In the Book of Acts, we learn that awe came upon everyone as wonders and signs were being done by the apostles, and that day by day the Lord added to the community of Christians, as they bound … [Read more...]