Weekly Email w/b 5th February 2024
This year Keith and I will be married for 19 years. They say time flies when you are having fun. Although this is true for most of our married life, the first 2 years were the toughest and felt like a century. I was away from my family, life-long friends, my home country and facing a new culture, language and embarking on this new chapter of life called marriage.
I remember we had so many disagreements and difficult conversations in those first 2 years, lots of frustration, tears and I literally felt like I was lost in translation. Sometimes all I needed to say was “I’m wrong,” or “I need help”, and sometimes I needed to hear “I’m sorry.” It was only God’s grace that carried us through those hard times.
As a church we have been running a fabulous course for the last 5 weeks called Just10, where we talk about the 10 commandments and their relevance in today’s society and our personal life. Last week we were talking about ‘How to ‘Affair-Proof’ our relationships’. J. John gave some very good principles that can apply not only to married couples, but could be a good foundation for our relationships with others around us in general; family, friends, work colleagues, neighbours etc. These principles are learning to say phrases like “I was wrong”, “I am sorry”, “I don’t know”, “I need help”. Although they are simple sentences they are very profound and essential for healthy and fruitful relationships.
These simple sentences take courage, humility and selflessness to say. I pray that these 4 short but profound sentences could help us in building healthy, loving and caring relationships with others around us. The apostle Paul says “Each of you should not look only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” Philippians 2:4-5
Amal Moore, Pioneer Community Minister
We’re well underway now with our spring morning series called “AMAZED”. Robert Parsons will be our speaker at the 9am at Meole Brace and at Christ the King, and as we do on the first Sunday of each month the 9am will be featured on our weekly livestream. The 11am is hosted by the all-age service team, and Kevin Roberts is speaking and leading at Belle Vue.
Our evening service is at 6.30pm in the Trinity Centre. Annali Hindle is our speaker as we look at “ten passages that tell it all” in the Bible, this week looking at the Old Testament’s story of hope.
This year Ash Wednesday shares its calendar spot with Valentine’s Day, taking place Wednesday 14th February. Fitting perhaps? We’ll be hosting a service at Meole Brace on that Wednesday evening at 7pm.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” These are always humbling words to hear, a reminder of our frailty in life as well as our beauty in Gods’ eyes. Our service will include a chance for the imposition of ashes and to share in communion together. We’ll be meeting in the Trinity Centre
Our next welcome event takes place on Sunday 17th March at 9am. We’ll start from 9am with some continental breakfast etc. We’ll then have some time together to get to know each other better, meet some of the team here at Trinity, and to hear something about the wider life of the church. We finish by about 1030am for those who would either like to head home or be slightly early for the 11am gathering.
Let us know please you’re coming, and we’ll start ordering some croissants! We look forward to you being with us.
Want to join a group who get together every couple of months to share a meal and “do life” together?
Suitable for all ages and ‘stages’, and whether old-timer or newcomer, you’d be very welcome at the next “Big Sunday lunch”. For those already in a group then details should be winging their way to you over the next few days. And if you’d like to join a group – and make the most of opportunities of getting to know other people at Trinity – then let us know and we’ll find some space around a Sunday lunch table near you!
Riding Lights Theatre Company are coming to ChristChurch Bayston Hill on Saturday 2nd March at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 / £6. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a passion play performed by one of the leading Christian theatre companies in the UK. You’ll be meeting the characters and re-living the events of the gospels, inviting you to walk for yourselves the narrow road towards the cross and the challenge of a life beyond. For more details contact CCBH Church Office on 01743 872088, or apply online.
A box for Shrewsbury Food Bank donations has been reinstated in the ‘servery area’ at the back of church at Holy Trinity Meole Brace. Details of food and supplies wanted in particular can be found on the box.
Food banks are an essential service in communities across the country and in the last few years they have helped thousands of people in need. Through food bank PLUS, Shrewsbury Food Bank helps people beyond the short term fix and empower them to face a more positive future. For further details talk to Mike Haddaway.
Our latest copy of Trinity Life is out now, covering February and March 2024. In it you’ll find our usual roundup of our Sunday life, as well as latest news, some midweek events, details of work with young people and children, and a reminder about the really great work of Cafe Connect and the Trinity Centre. There’s also a page of resources – podcast, book and online TV – if you want to take a step or three of faith. And you’ll find the big theme of Holy Week and Easter 2024.
Pick up a copy from church, the Cafe or the Trinity Centre. And take a sneak preview online by clicking below.
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