A note from Pastor John about "families" in the month of May:

As people of God at Trinity Lutheran Church, we call ourselves a part of the "family of God."  I have been reminded of this recently as we have celebrated several baptisms at Trinity during the past few months.  It has been a joy and privilege to welcome children and their families into the body of Christ, into the "family" of Trinity Lutheran Church.  As a family, we are called to care and encourage one another during times of joy and times of pain.  Let's each remember to follow Christ's command as we remember our responsibility toward God and toward one another.  May this baptismal verse remind us all to, "Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:16).

I pray that the light of Christ will grow brighter in each one of our lives during the month of May with our special emphasis on the family.  Whether you are young or old, married or single, you will benefit from this time of focusing on God's plans for His people, within one's own family as well as within the "family of God" here at Trinity and throughout the world.  You will notice that many events and activities at Trinity will be centered around one's own personal family, including the "Families, INC." activity on May 1, recognition of mothers on Mother's Day, May 9 and special parenting classes on May 12 and 19.  There will also be a focus on our Trinity "family" as we receive new members on May 9, celebrate with several of our young people who will be making affirmation of their baptism on "Confirmation Sunday," May 23 and participate with many from our Trinity "family" at the annual retreat at Lake Arrowhead over Memorial Day Weekend.  I will also be centering my messages on Sundays, May 9 and 16 on family related concerns and issues.  I hope to see you and your family at Trinity soon!

In Christ,

Pastor John Foss