Senior Ministry

Intentional Ministry for Senior Adults

Spiritual

A Tragic Disappointment – A Glorious Ending

A Tragic Disappointment – A Glorious Ending

by Don Zoller

I was sitting on a rock overlooking the Jordan River at the place where John began baptizing a short time ago. Today, in this very same place, many people were trusting in Jesus—amazing!

“Peter, come over here with the rest of us.” That’s Jesus. I’d better go see what He wants. “Mary and Martha, our friends in Bethany, just sent me a message that Lazarus, their brother, is sick.“ 

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Family, Friends—and a Problem

Family, Friends—and a Problem

by Don Zoller

It was a three-day walk in the heat of a blistering sun—the walk from Bethsaida on the shores of the Sea of Galilee into the Galilean hill country—all up hill!  

Hi, my name is Philip. I was among the last who were called by Jesus to follow Him. But now, all Twelve of us were ready to go!   . . .  Somewhere?

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Health and Wellbeing

An Update on “Singing Together”

An Update on “Singing Together”

Dear Trinity Community:  When we resumed “in-person” worship at the end of June, the worship committee informed the congregation about our practice of singing together as a worshiping community. We have asked the congregation to silently follow the words of the...

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Fellowship

50+ Bible Study Begins Online!

50+ Bible Study Begins Online!

10:30am, Wednesdays
Led by Pastor Ron

Starting September 16th at 10:30 Pastor Ron will begin the new 50+ Bible class. The class will take place via Zoom. Pastor Ron will lead us in a study of 2 Corinthians with the theme of “Reconciled to God.”

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Poetry by Linda

Poetry by Linda

Keep Up Your Faith
 by Linda Wendlandt

Truly our lives are being challenged right now.
We are forced to face an enemy that we can’t even see.
This Corona Virus is affecting everyone we know,
and the resultant Pandemic is very stressful indeed.

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Tom Perry

Tom Perry

Senior Ministry Leader

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Something New for Seniors!

Something New for Seniors!

Greetings to all of Trinity’s seniors!  It is my hope and prayer that you are managing well through these troubled times. It is important that we stay connected with one another and support each other as best we can.  In an attempt to keep you in touch and current...

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A Letter to Seniors

A Letter to Seniors

Senior Moments Special Edition This is a special edition of Senior Moments. The health crisis in our country has caused us to make serious changes in the way we go about our lives. There have been changes in how we worship and how we study the Word as well. It is a...

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As you age you gain life experiences that you may wish to share with others. The Legacy project being offered by the Senior Ministry will give older adults a vehicle to accomplish this. Legacy interviews are approximately 20 minutes in length, facilitated by an interviewer, which will provide you with a vehicle to record your life of faith and faith stories, lessons and views, to be given to family and loved ones. Faith stories will be recorded on a DVD and then given to you.

The Legacy project is designed not to give a biography of your life, but to offer insights as to what makes you unique, offering a deeper understanding of who you are and whose you are. Biographical stories will undoubtedly come into play but should be given as support to what has caused you to believe what you do and how that has materialized in your life. With some preparation, the interview can aid you in reviewing your life and evaluating where you are in your faith walk. It can also aid our church members in knowing each other better. The Legacy diary is similar in purpose to the Legacy interviews. There are things you can do in written form that time constraints may limit in the recorded interview. There is no length restrictions to the diary. It may also be possible to include a few photographs.

Leave your legacy. Tell your loved ones who you are and whose you are.

Trinity Senior Ministry is providing a unique service to older adults: recording your faith legacy for loved ones. Interested people can record their thoughts in the form of a 20-minute video. You are also invited to write a diary of your faith journey, which Trinity will produce. Either or both are available to Trinity older adults.

You are welcome to make your own questions as long as they pertain to you and your faith journey. The following are possible questions to be used. Try to budget your time so that you can be sure to have a recording that gives the message you want to send. Life experiences can be helpful but don’t let them take up all your time. Grab a sheet of paper and jot down some notes.

  • How did you come to your Christian faith? As a child? As an adult? Through marriage? Other? Explain.
  • Was there anyone or any institution that was especially instrumental in you becoming a Christian?
  • How would you explain the essence of your faith to your loved ones?
  • How has your faith been important in your life?  Perhaps a few examples would be good.
  • In what ways do you feel God has made good use of you?
  • Tell of an especially moving or life changing moment in which faith played an important role.
  • What is the message you would like your loved ones to remember from this talk?

 

Legacy Diary

Those writing the diary will be responsible for the final written and edited text put in an electronic document that can be sent to the church office. Trinity staff will not be responsible for editing the copy. We encourage family members to share in the writing of these diaries for those who consider this a challenge. It can serve as an additional bonding time. In some cases it may be possible to include a few photographs. Trinity will take it from there. There is a minimal cost for the booklet to cover paper and printing expenses. We expect that to be less than $2 per copy. You may have as many copies as you like. The questions provided for the Legacy interview may be used a guide for your diary. Enjoy reviewing your journey.

You will receive a DVD of your interview with rights to make as many copies as you wish for loved ones. You may receive as many copies of your diary as you wish.

The cost for the DVD is completely free. Free will donations to offset costs are always accepted. The cost of the diary is minimal and less than $2 per booklet.

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Interviews will be approximately 20 minutes long and will be facilitated by an interviewer. There is no limit to the length of the diary.