11/5 – This Week

I admit I have moments when I get overwhelmed, sometimes I imagine how nice it would be to be far away from where I am and all that I have to do. I find myself, ever since childhood, standing and looking at a plane in the sky and wondering where it might be heading, and then wishing I were on it. It’s not always about a desire for escape but a longing for adventure and experience. It’s how I typically approach each week, who will I get to see this week, what things may happen, what unexpected situations will I find myself a part of. This week is one that I refer to as ‘social media week,’ it’s where I use our Facebook page to show the many people who support our ministry and Trinity Commons what I do each day, who I meet along the way, and invite them to feel like they’re a part of what we do. We need the support of other people, both by their donations to Trinity Commons to pay the power bill and to keep buying us pasta each Tuesday. But we also need their participation and prayers, we need them to see that what you and I do each week matters for them. This week I’m going to ask you to help me show who you are and what you do, so that like me standing and looking at a plane in the sky, they’ll see us and wish they could be with us too, going where we go and doing what we do. You and I have important lives, we may not always realize it when we’re busy or tired, but the work we do matters and there are many people who are eager to share in it. May this week be an opportunity for you to see your life as an invitation to share and experience the power of a community of love that is larger than you imagined, and then have the courage to be transformed by what you find in the presence of Jesus who calls you by name.

Tuesday will be another Pasta night; we’ll take a break from our usual Italian and try some pastas with Eastern flavors. For those of you who’ve been wanting something a little more Asian, we’re going to try Peanut Rice Noodles with Pork and Collard Greens. Intrigued? Come join us at Trinity Commons at 6pm for an adventure and we’ll give it a try.

On Campus this Week

Tuesday – BSC
I’ll be hanging out in the front of the Caf around 9am. You’re invited to come join me, share anything that’s on your mind, or just say hey on your way to class. Our short Eucharist will take place in Yeilding Chapel at 11:45 am and I hope you’re able to make it this week. I’ll be in the Caf after the service for lunch, so you’re welcome to join me then too.

Wednesday – Samford
I’ll be hanging around of Einstein’s (on the patio or inside in case of rain) around 9 am, ready to talk with you and hear all about your week. Then join us in Reid Chapel at Noon for our short Eucharist. I’ll be in the Caf after the service for lunch, so you’re welcome to join me then too.

Thursday – UAB
Come by and see me at the Hill Center. I’ll be hanging out at a table in the dining area near the doors to Univ. Blvd around 10 am.

I look forward to seeing you this week.

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