Council President

Holy Trinity’s Council President will update our congregation on the past, present, and future of our church, as well as discussing matters from the Church Council’s monthly meeting.

Our 2018 Council President is David Smith.

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January 2018: Saying our Farewells to our interim Pastors

Posted by Mark Donahue on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 @ 11:10 AM

This weekend our church will begin saying good-bye to our interim pastors. It is hard to say good-bye but let us not think of it as good bye. Let’s think of it as another part of our transition and a new beginning for our congregation. This is a new path that God has chosen for us. Our journey has been long and sometimes it seems hard. Don’t think of the good-byes as a sad thing, think of it as something good. God sent us some new friends and although it may hurt to see them leave aren’t we better off that we got to know them and have friends for life.  Transition is hard just like life is hard. We have been through a lot in the past two years but just imagine where we would be if it wasn’t for the guidance of our interim pastors.

From the beginning Pastor George has reminded me many times that although he will miss us he always thinks about the job that he came to do. He came with the intention to leave. He and Grace knew that they would be saying good-bye and they also knew that when they said it they had done their job. When they finish up as an interim pastors they knew their job was done. They have lead Holy Trinity down the path to a new pastor and got the congregation ready for the new pastor. That has been their jobs and now it is our job to celebrate with them as they have accomplished what they came to do. That’s one of the advantages of the interim relationship. They come with one goal in mind. They aren’t trying to keep a job, they already know this job is temporary. They came to make a difference to help Holy Trinity where it needed guidance.

So, this weekend as we enjoy cake and say our farewells let’s not dwell on the good-byes. Let us celebrate and know that each of our interim pastors came for a reason and purpose. They have done their job and now will move onto new adventures. Let’s send them on their new journey with lots of smiles and hugs and prayers that their new adventure will be as rewarding as the one they have just finished.

“The Lord himself will lead you and be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you, so do not lose courage or be afraid.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 (GNTD)

Martha Belanger

Council president


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