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July 2011 Trinity Observer
A multicultural
success story
Don’t forget, when you are disposing of
newspaper, cardboard, cans, plastic
containers or bottles, aluminum foil or
aluminum pans and other recycling
items, they need to be
CLEAN, and
flatten all cardboard and put them in the
recycle bin in the kitchen.  Thank you!!
Prayer for Protection
The Light of God surrounds me.
The Love of God enfolds me.
The Power of God protects me.
The Presence of God watches over me.
The Mind of God guides me.
The Life of God flows through me.
The Laws of God direct me.
The Power of God abides within me.
The Joy of God uplifts me.
The Strength of God renews me.
The Beauty of God inspires me.
Wherever I am, God is!

James Dillet Freeman
July 3, 2011
Communion Service
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67                  Psalms 45:10-17
Romans 7:15-25a                            Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Rev. Desiree Lawson
July 10,  2011
Genesis 25:19-34                                   Psalms 119:105-112
Romans 8:1-11                                   Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Rev. Desiree Lawson
July 17, 2011
Genesis 28:10-19a                            Psalms 139:1-12, 23-24
Romans 8:12-25                              Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Rev. Desiree Lawson
July 24, 2011
Genesis 29:15-28                                                 Psalms 128
Romans 8:26-39                              Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Rev. Desiree Lawson
July 31, 2011
Genesis 32:22-31                                       Psalms 17:1-7, 15
Romans 9:1-5                                            Matthew  14:13-21
Rev. Desiree Lawson   
Special Care Members
& Friends
Ron Auger
Celestine Bronson
Betty Elford
Violet Flaming
June Foltz
Arlene Gullett
Dr. Alfred Gwillim
Connie Hutchins
Ann Lomax
Roy Olson
Marjorie Rutherford
Phyllis Scales
Larry Shoup
Joan Shirey
Evelyn Taylor
Larry Tilley
Charlie White
Jimmy Williams

Please Keep our Special
Care People in Your Prayers.
    Christmas Lights

Would the person that removed the Christmas lights from
the tree in the from yard, please let me know where the
lights are.  Thank You!     
Pat Rice,    Property
I hope that everyone has had an opportunity to take part in the 12
Weeks of Prayer.  We  are nearing the end of our initial time of
prayer.  It will conclude on Friday, July 22, 2011.  We still have a few
more weeks left and it is not too late to participate.  This may be your
time to join in and take part in what God in doing at Trinity United.  It
is believed that it takes three weeks to develop a new habit and we
will begin week 9 on Sunday, June 26, 2011—three weeks to go.
I recognize that prayer is and continues to be a controversial topic.  I
think one of the reasons we might resist prayer is because it places
us in a vulnerable position.  We have to be transparent in front of
God, and at times of public prayer, in the presence of others.  Deep
prayer causes us to move beyond surface emotions and may lead us
to lose control in from of others.  We also fear sharing our life with
others because we can’t be sure who we can trust.  Now, don’t get
me wrong, I believe there are some conversations that should remain
private between you and God.  However, the true meaning of
fellowship is to have authentic relationships with others.  This would
include sharing your true self with others, praying with and for others,
and building relationships of trust with others.  No person is an island.
As we grow and mature in our prayer life, we learn that prayer is not
only personal; it is also a powerful connector and builder of
communities.  It is the way to build a personal and trusting relationship
with God.  If we can learn to trust God, we are more inclined to trust
others.  We come to a place of wisdom when we understand the Holy
Spirit is the One who teaches us how to pray.  Romans 8:26 teaches
“We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit
intercedes for us through wordless groans.”
 When we allow the Spirit
of God to teach us how to pray, it broadens our understanding of
what it means to pray.  Our prayers are no longer only personal and
private, but we begin to have a desire to pray for others while in their
presence.  We remember to pray for situations and circumstances
that were brought to our attention that have nothing to do with us
personally.  We have a better understanding of the unselfishness
character of God and we seek to know God better and not only seek
God for what God can do for us.  The Message Bible, captures it
best from Philippians 3:10-11;
“I gave up all that inferior stuff so I
could know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power, be
a partner in his suffering, and go all the way with him to death itself.”
In other words, our prayers become more about God, about knowing
God, about the things that trouble God, and then we seek God to
know how we can help.  Some of us call  it purpose or calling.  God is
looking for people who want to be in partnership with God in order to
alleviate some of the suffering in our world.
Prayer is the beginning, the middle and the end of things pertaining to
God and God’s church.  Please consider partnering with us as we
pray.  I will continue to pray for you, your family, your health, your
spiritual growth, peace and hope for a future filled with promise.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Lawson

Trinity United is proud to announce a new
member:  Mrs. Beverly Bronson was received
in membership on June 26, 2011.  We will be
receiving two more new members on July
      Vacation Bible School
V.B.S. is  having a date change.  The VBS will now be held July11-
15. 2011, 5:30-7:30pm.


People to help with Vacation Bible School.
Hometown Huddler leaders.  These people will meet with their
individual “town families” for 15 minutes before and at the end of
each day.  All the material that you will need will be given to you.   
Be a hometown hero!
Marketplace merchants.  Actually you will meet with the children and
adults and direct a simple craft.  You will need to be there at least 3
of the 5 days, to open your “Market” and show your customers how
to make your product.
Assistants to both the Hometown Huddlers and the Marketplace
merchants.  This is ideal for anyone who can be there only on
certain days.

If you can help in any of these areas, contact the office and leave
your name and number and someone will call you about the prep

May and June have been a busy and fulfilling time for our
congregation doing hands on Mission Work.  On May 6, 2011,
seven (7) volunteers worked at the Flint North End Soup
Kitchen and then again on June 3, 2011, six (6) volunteers
worked at the soup kitchen cooking in the kitchen and serving
meals to those who came.  May 21, 2011, seven (7) volunteers
handled and packed 5 tons of food at the Food Bank of
Eastern Michigan and again on June 18, 2011, twelve (12)
volunteers handled almost three (3) tons of food.

The Deacons have been working with four (4) Elementary
Schools in our community,  Dye, Woodland, Randels, and Elms
Rd.  Some of these children are given breakfast and lunch at
school under a Federally funded program.  Of course when
school is finished for the year, this food programs ends.  The
Deacons ordered, picked up, packed and delivered breakfast
and lunch food to fifty-five (55) families, enough to last then for
a few weeks this summer.  We would like to thank Mike Crowe
of Crossover of Downtown, for his help and support.

We want to deeply thank every volunteer who helped with the
above Mission Work.
                                                    Your Deacons
BE BY JULY 20, 2011
The Nursery still needs 2-4 adults to care for children
every 6th week.  The adults need to be caring and trust
worthy, as our children are precious to all of us & to
God.  If interested, see Delphine Holland, Sharon Auger
or Rev. Desiree Lawson.  

3—Gayle Kettler & Audrey Resler
10—Karen Fischer
17—Sharon Burton
24—Roberta Hardy
31—Mary Krist

7—Beverly Bronson
21—Gayle Kettler & Audrey Resler
28—Karen Fischer

4—Sharon Burton
11—Roberta Hardy
18—Mary Krist
25—Beverly Bronson

Trinity United on TV

Please tune in on July 1, 2011 at noon.

Thanks to the hard work and diligence of Deacon
Karen Fischer, we were able to secure an interview
with ABC News 12 on July 1, 2011 during the 12 o’
clock news.  Elder Sharon Auger and Rev. Lawson
will appear on the news and be interviewed by
Karen Gatlin in order to share about the upcoming
Health Fair on July 11, 2011 and the Vacation Bible
School also kicking off on that date.  We are also
hoping to share a bit about the uniqueness of Trinity