On Trinity Sunday, Fr Sean Ewing preached his final sermon to as our curate and he and his family were commissioned to plant a new church in Willoughby, Ohio.
Today we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem and the birth of the Church.
This Sunday we continue to explore the topic of friendship. Our friends shape our character. They influence our attitudes, values, and perceptions. They challenge us, they teach us not to take ourselves too seriously, and they give us hope. Most important, friends want what is best for us and help us achieve it. They see our most promising possibilities— the true image of God in us— and help shape that image to completion.
Roger Hawkins, leader of the prayer ministry at Holy Trinity, preached on how we should understand healing from an historical and biblical basis. This sermon was preached at a Public Service of Healing where the sick were anointed with oil and prayed for with the laying on of hands.
Friendship is an essential part of human life but it is often impeded by various forces and factors. This Sunday, we explore some of these impediments and apply Jesus' words, "You are my friends," from John 15 to our situation. This is the first of a two part sermon series on Friendship.