Dancing with the Trinity

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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The Kingdom of Heaven has come near

“From that time Jesus began to proclaim, ‘repent, for the Kingdom of heaven has come near.”  Matthew 4:17 “And he told them many things in parables, saying: Listen!” Matthew 13:3 “The Kingdom of Heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in their field…” Matthew 13:24 “He put before them another parable: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like …

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Renew300 Commitment Sunday Sermon, 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter, May 21th 2017 Renew300 Commitment Sunday –  Acts 17:22-21,  Psalm 66:8-20,  1 Peter 3:13-22,  John 14:15-21 In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   So evidently there is a creature on this planet with us… a creature that exists in our universe… called a Ghost Shark! I’m serious, and as a lifelong surfer, …

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