Our church will celebrate Shepherds’ Sunday on May 21. This year we are thrilled that Nancy Busch has agreed to come back to bring the message that morning during worship. Nancy had been a long time coordinator of the Shepherds since the beginning. As a special bonus, we have found out that Nancy Busch and her daughter, Cyndi Gyugyi have published a book together with Nancy’s poetry and Cyndi’s photography. Cyndi is an award winning professional photographer who lives in California. This project represents a dream come true for them. If you are interested, the book is now completed and orders are being taken for its publication. You can talk with Nancy after worship that day to place an order.
The Caring Ministries of Trinity Tower United Methodist Church
Living our Mission
Trinity Tower Church Exists to Loved God and Call People to
Make a Difference in our World
Recently, there have been incidents in our community and in our country that confuse us and trouble our hearts and souls. We think—where are you God? When tragedy strikes, we often wonder why the event happened, and why the Lord does not answer our prayers. Why do we have to experience gun violence and the loss of young lives? Why is our country so divided? Why does terrorism exist? Why can’t we find a cure for cancer, diabetes, cerebral palsy, ALS, and so many other diseases? Why are so many of our loved ones experiencing dementia? We have so many questions and often God doesn’t make sense.
God never promised us a life without problems, temptations and trials. What he does promise is that He will be with us through every adversity we face. The Bible tells us in Ps. 23:4, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.”
Philippians 4:13 is one of my favorite verses. “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” I often cling to that promise when I go through a rough time. One of the things I recommend to people who are going through a bad time is to focus on Him and not on the problem. That always helps me, and I hope it’s helpful to others too.
Charles Stanley wrote a helpful book, When God Doesn’t Make Sense. I first read it after the death of my father from lung cancer at age 68. I subsequently gave it to my mother to read because it was very helpful. As Christians we know that we can depend on our loving Father to be with us and carry us through all of the adversity we encounter in our lives. P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens) is the acronym I think of when I feel like God doesn’t make sense—for me or for my friends or family.
So, what do you do when you experience adversity? How do you face the next day? It’s often hard to just put one foot in front of the other; however, God will always be with you.
Trust God with your circumstances and leave all the consequences to Him. Remember God promises hope and restoration. God loves you with an everlasting love, and He is always there and always listening.
With Love and prayers,
|Care Teddy Bears||Nancy Busch|
|Card Ministry||Church Office, Cheryl Little|
|Daffodils Days – April||Irene Altman|
|Home Touch Mailing||Pat Bond|
|Personal Visits||Irene Altman|
|Phone calls, Questions||Cheryl Little|
|Pillow Ministry||Kathi Bukva|
|Prayer Shawls||Lois Fenton, Pat Bond|
|Prayer Chain||Dorothy Highberger|
|Prayer Team Email||Nancy Stevens|
|Sunday Worship Announcements||Jeanette Matthews|
|Teddy Bear Ministry||Cathy Drago|
|Welcoming Visitors||Jim Slopey, Dara Ketterer|