Dear Trinity Family,


Little did I know that our Epiphany prayer experience identifying people and places God uses to shine light in the darkness would become a symbol of hope for my youngest.  She now has one of the stars in her bedroom as a reminder - “that the light of Christ shines in the darkness and darkness can not, does not and will not overcome it”   Although this is a dark time for our family the light of Christ is shining through. I am grateful for your support and encouragement - through your kind words, your prayers, support of family and friends, faithful conversations with my colleagues, and even my children.  My family and I, walking this uncharted territory for us together as we are embraced by the amazingness of God’s grace with my six year old talking about forgiveness. I give thanks to God for many unexpected blessings and hold tight to the promise that Christ is the light and when darkness feels overwhelming I cling to the Easter promise of hope, grace, and new creation.


I am finding comfort and strength through scripture and prayer.  Psalm 23 is often turned to in times of grief, loss and illness.  Through my preparation for Good Shepherd Sunday, I found and shared an adaptation of the 23rd Psalm during my sermon.  This psalm has been a source of comfort, courage, and hope.  Even in the midst of my own struggles, I am very much aware that others are facing challenges and struggles even greater than mine.  I pray that this adaptation by Stephen Mitchell may bring you comfort today or in the future as well. 


Psalm 23 -

The Lord is my shepherd;

I have everything that I need.

God makes me lie down in green pastures

God leads me beside the still waters

God refreshes my soul.

God guides me on paths of righteousness

so that I might serve God with love

Though I walk through the darkest valley

or stand in the shadow of death

I am not afraid,

for I know you are always with me

You spread a full table before me

even in time of great pain;

you feast me with your abundance

and honor me light royalty

announcing my head with sweet oil,

filling my cup to the brim.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me

all the days of my life

And I will live in God’s radiance

forever and ever. 



                                                                        Taken from  A Book of Psalms  by Stephen Mitchell



I want to thank you again for your on-going love, support, encouragement and prayers.


Living with hope!


Pastor Krista


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