All Members, Winter Residents, Family and Friends,

          Greetings on this beautiful Monday afternoon here in South Central Florida.  I pray that all of you are well and prospering whereever you may be when you read this message today.  I was recently catching up on some of the world religious news and came across something from the New York Times Feb. 9, 2023, that I found interesting and alarming at the same time. 

The Church of England is considering whether to use gender-neutral terms to refer to God, a spokesperson said on Thursday, adding that there are no plans to “to abolish or substantially revise” the existing liturgy.  The church said in an emailed statement that Christians have recognized “since ancient times that God is neither male nor female.” The clergy is now weighing whether it could better reflect that in the language used in its services...  The Anglican Church said its Liturgical commission, which prepares and advises on the church service, had been “regularly” considering this language since 2014. That commission has now asked another body, the Faith and Order Commission, which advises on theology, to examine the issue. . . In 2018, the Church of England’s archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, said that God was neither male nor female. The archbishop is the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, which exists in the United States as the Episcopal Church, with 85 million members in 165 countries.

I will provide some comments and more on this in Bible Study Sunday morning.

The Ladies Guild Spring Luncheon is tomorrow Tuesday May 9, 2023 at the Golden Corral US 27 South Lake Placid, Florida 11:30AM.

Trinity Tots closing program is May 21st, 2023 at 4:00PM here at Trinity. 

There will be a congregational meeting May 28th, 2023 following church for the election of 3 council seats, Treasurer Pam Bradshaw is up for reelection; Financial Secretary Sandy Rybacki is up for reelection; Norm Church is up for reelection for the Chair of the Trustees.  We will also be ratifying three policies for the church.

The New “Hand Railing” has been installed along the East side of the building this afternoon.  Thank you, Norm Church, for your persistence in getting this project completed after many frustrations and setbacks.

Have a blessed week and make it one for someone else. 

Pastor Norris