Trinity Sunday

“In The Name of The Father and The Son and The Holy Ghost”

In this most familiar phrase exists the eternal truth of the Triune God. Don’t let anyone tell you that scripture does not support the Doctrine of the Trinity. Both the Old Testament and the New teach the Trinity of God. Examples of this in the OT include Genesis (1:26) where God said, “Let us make man in our image.” The word for God in Hebrew is Elohim which is plural not singular. The 110th Psalm begins with "The Lord said to my Lord." Chapter 61 of Isaiah begins "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me." Jesus quotes this of Himself in Luke 4:18 asserting that "Me"' does indeed stand for Him. Further New Testament evidence supporting the Trinity is found in John’s Gospel, including what we recently heard in the Gospel readings appointed for Whitsunday and the Sunday after Ascension (14:16; 14:26; 15:26; 16:7), where Jesus is referring to the Father, Himself as the Son, the Holy Ghost, and the roles each play as the Triune God.  These are just some of the examples found in the Bible.

In addition to Scripture, the Creeds help us understand what the distinct roles are for the Persons of the Trinity. All three Creeds, the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian, ascribe creation to the Father, redemption to the Son and sanctification to the Holy Ghost, God is one in essence and three in persons. We cannot fathom that mystery, but we believe it by faith. We cannot fully comprehend but we believe what God says.

The good news for us is that everything necessary for our salvation has been done by the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. And like the Apostles after Pentecost, we are to bring this salvation to all by spreading the Gospel to the four corners of the Earth (Matthew 28:19). The Revelation and the Power of the Triune God empower us in our work. In that most familiar phrase, "Name" means "revelation and power."

We use this empowerment to make disciples of people by doing two things: baptizing and teaching. That is the work of the Church. Sometimes we baptize before we teach. Sometimes we teach before we baptize. But both baptism and the teaching have God's saving power in them. Baptism and teaching give us the grace and faith for everlasting life. So rather than shying away from trying to explain the Trinity, let us employ the Power of the Triune God in our witness, knowing that God will give us the right words if we just trust in our faith.

-- Fr. Chris
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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Sunday Services, 7:45 AM, 9:00 AM, & 11:15 AM (for online participation for the services go to: ) 

Nursery in undercorft for 9:00 AM & 11:15 AM services

Sunday School, 10:30 AM

Wednesday, 12 noon, Holy Communion and anointing for healing, (for online participation for the service go to: )

On hiatus until Wednesday June 12 Bible study with Father Bragg, "The Gospel of Saint Mark in the World of Saint Mark"

Monday, June 3, Next Vestry Meeting, 7:30 PM

Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States Summer Camp

This year’s DMAS camp will be held at Camp Hanover in Mechanicsville, VA from
June 23-29. Application (due June 1) and more information can be found at
The camp is open to all children 8-16 (children older and younger will be considered on a case by case basis).  Please make the application available to your parishioners and encourage them to share with children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and neighbors.  It is always a fun time for everyone and even those campers who are unsure at first, once they attend, want to return every year.  
Each day will begin and end with Morning and Evening prayer. After breakfast we will spend time discussing our Lord, preparing special music, and working on a special art project. As in past years, our afternoons and evenings are filled with a variety of other activities for the kids, including: Swimming (be sure to bring water shoes, the pool is rough on feet), Crafts, Games, Adventure/ Challenge course, Nature Walks, and the Wall Climb.
It should be noted that the camp is in need of adult counselors (especially
women). If you can be of assistance, please give Archdeacon Weaver a call at 301-
466-1313, or via email at

MaRIH Center (crisis pregnancy center) Needs Our Help

MaRIH Center with its all volunteer staff provides help to mothers-to-be and mothers in need.  Please provide some of the items that are needed.. (You can leave the donations where the food for the food bank is collected on the pew in the undercorft.)

Especially Needed
 In Bold are a critical need.

Diapers (sizes newborn, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6)
Baby wipes
Diaper rash ointment
Spring/Summer Clothing: 0-3 month 3-6 month, 2T
Baby shampoo
Baby blankets
Formula: Simulac Advance Formula
Formula: other but not recalled
Wash clothes
Hooded towels
Grocery gift cards

Food Donations: Help Feed the Hungry
Please help this month with a food donation if you are able. Christ House is very thankful for the food we provide to them each month. Please also buy low sugar cereals (and not the kid's types that have lots of sugar).  Current needs include the following:
• canned meats (chicken, corned beef, spam)
• peanut butter
• jelly
• tuna
• canned vegetables (corn, green beans - (regular and low sodium)
• individual fruit cups (low sugar)
• canned fruit (low sugar)
• boxed cereal (low sugar) and instant or old fashioned oatmeal (18 oz or 42 oz)
• pasta (regular and gluten-free)
• instant potatoes
• Macaroni & cheese kits
Soups: Chunky or Progresso; Chicken broth
• Coffee, cooking oil, flour, sugar
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