The Passing Parson

A monthly blog by Rev. Dr George J. Koch, Holy Trinity’s Intentional Interim Pastor during our time of transition.  Pastor Koch will provide spiritual leadership for Holy Trinity until the new regularly called Pastor takes office.  In his weekly blog, Pastor Koch will discuss his thoughts on the Church Year and upcoming events at Holy Trinity.

A Summer Potpourri

Posted by Mark Donahue on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 @ 11:01 AM

Summertime is a time for glorious potpourri- whether the bunch of bright, mixed fragrant flowers, or a mélange of spices, vegetables and meats served hot or cold or even a bunch of disparate small items for a newsletter like this. So here is my Summer Potpourri:

A) What do we mean by "Trinity?" Anyone who tries to define what the Holy Trinity is, risks opening themselves up to charges of heresy. After all, there have been SO many heresies: Adoptionism, Apollinarism, Arianism, Arabici, Docetism, Gnosticism, Macidonianism, Monarchianism, Monophysitism, Nestorianism, etc. But you can't just say nothing about a chief article of faith, especially on Holy Trinity Sunday!  Many people told me how accessible and helpful my sermon on Holy Trinity was. So, with some trepidation, I am including it in my blog so it can be reread. I hope you find it helpful.

B) HIPPA laws and the church. If you are used to the pastor visiting you in the hospital, please make sure that you call the church office or ask the hospital call for you. Even if I go to the hospital and enquirer, they will not give out any information- including whether you are there- because of HIPPA laws. So, make sure to let us know. We want to visit you!

C) We love bulletins!  If you are on vacation, be sure to bring back a bulletin from whatever church you go to. We are always looking for better ways to do things and often find tidbits in the way other churches do things. So bring back bulletins! We'd love to see them.

Blessings,

George

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