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MOVING at Holy Trinity

From the Minister of Faith Formation: What is on my mind this week? The same thing on the mind of all our church staff and church leadership this month—MOVING for the Renew300 renovation! There’s a lot to do in the next few weeks to prepare for all activities that take place in the Ministry Center to move to the Worship …

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#demonslayer #Jesusgoesviral

4th Sunday after Epiphany, January 28 2018, Mark 1:21-28 In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit So I enjoy Social Media. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) I enjoy connecting with friends and family, sometimes with those I haven’t seen in person in many years. I am entertained when these family and friends share creative memes and gifs. I like …

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Pastor Will’s Christmas Eve Homily, 2017

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will forever be. AMEN Way back on Dec. 3rd we kicked off the church season of Advent with this verse from the prophet Isaiah, “O (God), that you would tear open the heavens and come down!” I really connect with this …

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The ordinary becoming extra-ordinary

Midweek Advent Worship Reflection, by Pastor Will Rose Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 (Can you hum this tune in your head?) Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff Like bingle balls, and who-foo fluff. Trim up the town with goo-who gums and bizil-bix and… Maybe you have seen the Grinch and you know how it goes. Or how about this one… It’s beginning …

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A reflection on Star Wars

This week another Star Wars movie hits the theaters and I couldn’t be more excited. Star Wars was the spark that awakened my imagination. It was my “first step into a larger world.” Most of my childhood imagination and playtime was consumed by the thought of flying through space, pretending I was Luke Skywalker wielding a lightsaber fighting for a …

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Dancing in the Dark/Christ is the World’s Light

“Dancing in the Dark/Christ is the World’s Light” a sermon preached at Holy Trinity, Chapel Hill November 12th 2017 By, Vicar Christy Lohr Sapp (read Matthew 25:1-13) In a poem inspired by today’s gospel reading, Trappist monk Thomas Merton invites us into a little creative re-imagining: There were five howling (or scatter-brained) virgins Who came To the Wedding of the …

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What is God’s?

The sermon for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Oct. 22 2017 Pastor Will Rose Isaiah 45:1-7, Psalm 96:1-9(10-13), 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, Matthew 22:15-22 (In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)   Pop Quiz for all my Geeky friends out there… What character in what movie screamed out, “It’s a trap!” Answer = Admiral Akbar from The Return …

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Rally Day at Holy Trinity

Sunday School begins today!  We call the beginning of Sunday School Rally Day.  Rally Day has been around a long time dating back to at least 1905: “This festival is rapidly growing in favor. It usually comes at the end of the summer break-up, and is used as a means of rallying the forces again for the work of fall …

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Old Growth Forests and People of God

Old Growth Forests and People of God Council Meeting Devotions, August 15, 2017 By Linda Kinsinger   As we all know, Pr. Will is passionate about surfing and Pr. Mark is passionate about running. I thought I’d share my passion with you tonight and that’s hiking, especially in the Smokies. I love putting on my boots, grabbing a pack and …

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God and Grace Moments

Allow me to share 3 quick “God/grace Moments” experienced here at Holy Trinity. 1 – At Camp Agape during the summer each counselor is encouraged to share a brief “grace moment” in their lives at a camp fire each week.  During my week at surf camp one of our camp counselors shared that there was a particular church who welcomed …

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