TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
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a note From our Rector
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, LBGTQIA, straight, filthy rich or dirt poor. We welcome crying babies, active toddlers, and people who should wear their hearing aids but don’t want to. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit moms, football dads, yogis, wisdom bearers, starving artists, crying babies, restless toddlers, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians and junk-food eaters. You are loved here as a person, respected as a person and invited as a person to manifest that love and respect into the world. We are a community of Christ radical inclusion and compassion.
You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of prison. We welcome those who like to dress up as well as those who want to be casual. We will never tell you what is right or wrong. We will embrace you with all our faults, all our failures, and all our brokenness. We will walk with you and try to be faithful. We will promise a dedication to the gospel the good news of Christ so when you come here you know that this is a public place where all invited. Trinity is also a social place where all will find within our community a place to bring and share your gifts. Trinity is a personal place where you are invited to be yourself. Trinity is a place of intimacy where you are invited to dream, to wonder, to ask, to seek, and to know that you are valued.
The center of our expression is not the priest (so if I have not yet I will disappoint you, I will anger you, I will not live up to your expectations.) I am called to preach a transformative Gospel; public, social, personal and intimate. I will walk humbly with you.
The expression of our love is the Table. We break bread and we share a common cup as equals, as beloved of Christ. I will never do justice to your sacrifice, your dedication, I will never say thank you enough. But it’s not about me, it’s about you and how you love and are loved in this place and around this Table. With a grateful heart, you are invited into the transformation that happens through deeply personal participation. We welcome you find abundant ways of expressing yourself in the love of God.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat, or got lost driving along the beach and ended up here by mistake. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community. We are a place respecting the dignity of every human being.
We welcome you to a community of God’s grace. A place where you can be yourself, a place where you don’t have to be afraid. We believe in the goodness of God and all of God’s creation. We seek to be a community of encouragement.
We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters…and you, because we are all children of one Father.
I love you, Kyle