Sermons from Holy Trinity
Sep 03, 2023 |
515 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 · 404.377.2622 · Give
Welcome to Holy Trinity Parish!
Welcome to this place of prayer, service, and belonging. Whether you are looking for a church home or just looking for a place today to slip in quietly and worship God, we are glad you are here.
We know that the church is not the building in which we worship – but the people who worship and share God’s love with the world.
Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
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In a word, yes.
We at Holy Trinity Parish give thanks to God for the gift of spiritual maturity in our leadership. Spiritual maturity means we are able to focus on the work God gives us to do in the world. It means we are able to welcome new people, new experiences, and new challenges without fear or anxiety. It means we welcome diversity as a gift from God. You’ll find a richness here, with people trying to love God and one another all across the age and economic spectrums, and all across the political and cultural spectrums, too. You’ll find people who know the ancient rhythms of our worship by heart, people who are coming from other expressions of Christianity, and people who have little or no experience with Church.
When we gather for worship, we strive to glorify God with beautiful music, intentional silence, and words of both comfort and challenge. We also strive in our worship to welcome and include people of all ages and capabilities: people who wiggle and make noise, people whose cell phones go off, people who nod off during the sermon, people who can’t quite sing on key, and people who are so busy through the week that they struggle to “be still and know that you are God.”
If you are bringing young children to our worship, THANK YOU! and we challenge you to try to engage them in the holy drama of worship: teach them our prayers and how to hold a hymnal, show them when to stand or kneel, and use our worship bags to give busy hands something to do. Or if it is better for you or your children that they be in our nursery, it is professionally staffed from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. worship is over, and it is located on the main floor next to the office reception area.
The faithful giving of all our members enables our ministries and our life together. Each week, we are nurtured in word and sacrament. We are called by God to care for those who are ill or hurting, and welcome all those searching for a community of faith.
We try to be a generous parish. Although giving levels vary in the congregation, all of us are asked to give in a way that reflects our commitment to living a generous life. I invite you to prayerfully consider how you might live life more generously.