By Gina Gaudet
What is a church? This centuries-old question never goes away.
As human life evolves in social, relational, ethical and
spiritual ways, the definition of church evolves as well. One
thing remains as constant as the presence of God through eons of
history: love. And so, throughout time, this remains: The church
is, above all, where we find the welcome, the embrace of love.
Jesus brought people to God’s love by simply meeting people
where they were, in the midst of their need, and responding to
that need through divine love.
At Trinity, we look out over our beloved Point Roberts, and we
see our parish. We look over the border into Tsawwassen, Ladner,
Richmond, Vancouver and beyond, and there is our parish. We are
an international center of love, acceptance, truth, healing,
laughter, music and light. Although we are Lutheran by
affiliation, our parish is interdenominational. We are Baptist,
Methodist, Episcopalian, Lutheran – we even read from Buddhist
Sutras once a month. We follow the call of spirit and the
leading of our hearts to minister to a diverse people with
Our monthly calendar of events and services introduces you to
all the ways we interface with our parish. God’s love reaches
out in so many ways, be it church services, yoga, musical
performances, healing ministries, celebrations of life or simply
love. It is not about filling pews – it is about filling needs,
filling hearts and blessing people. And maybe helping you
discover the source of healing and empowerment that lives in
you, moving you to reach out in love and service.
Saturday, November 18, 7 p.m.: Power of Music: Tribute to
Bruce Springsteen DVD Concert. In 2013, Bruce Springsteen was
honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year. This recording
brings together a stellar list of other artists paying tribute
to Bruce and his music performing many of the songs he wrote
throughout his illustrious career. In the finale. Bruce himself
and the E Street Band reprise the magic.
Sunday, November 19, 1 – 2:30 p.m.: Healing Touch with
Gina Gaudet. Take a break from the daily rush and experience
true, deep relaxation and peace. There is always a sign-up sheet
at the church on the day of, or you can contact Gina directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: “Exalted
Sublime Golden Light,” a Buddhist Sutra read by Interfaith
minister, Bev Mar. Sutra reading followed by a guided meditation
on peace and ending with a small walking labyrinth. It is said
that just hearing a small portion of the Sutra read aloud will
bring peace and enlightenment to individuals, and countless
other blessings. For more information, please contact Bev
directly at email@example.com.
Sunday, November 26, 4 p.m.: Trinity Chamber Series
Presents: Capilano Flute Choir. Based in Vancouver, the choir
brings together accomplished adult flute players who share flute
ensemble music with the public. The 20-member choir includes
players on piccolo, C flutes, and alto and bass flutes. A bass
instrument such as bassoon or double bass
rounds out the sound.