Friday, June 2, 2023


1  O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
2  Out of the mouth of babes and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.

Psalm 8:1-2



Sunday Worship Services

The Holy Trinity – Traditional Service

Genesis 1:1-2:4a

Acts 2:14a, 22-36

Matthew 28:16-20


Worship service is hybrid:

Onsite & via Zoom. 

The ZOOM meeting ID is: 485 087 170

Access the room using a smartphone, tablet or computer using this link:

You may also “listen” to the service without video by calling: +1 669 900 6833.



“My Cup Runs Over” Stewardship Matching Grant Update


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$7527 Total Raised as of 5/31/23







Guest Musician THIS SUNDAY

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Don’t miss our guest musician Brian Johnston, violin, this Sunday!




Voters Meeting THIS SUNDAY

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Please join us in the Sanctuary immediately following worship this Sunday for our voters meeting.  This will allow those worshipping on Zoom to join in the meeting.


Elect Board Members 2023-2024 (Julie Young & Gretchen Thigpen)

Financial Report

           Year end income & expense

              Expected income may offset Preschool Roof Repair 

              Parking Lot seal/stripe, possible speed bump or gates for driveways from                           Dedicated Account

                             Budget Approval



Special Coffee Hour THIS SUNDAY

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Larry & Julie Juell will be visiting this Sunday.

Please stay for coffee hour to say hello!




MLC – Stanford Blood Drive Fri & Sat 6/9 & 6/10


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Use sponsor code 2662

Phone: 888-723-7831





MLC Work Party Saturday 6/10 10:00am

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Quite a list we have to work through. 

Please consider lending an extra hand.



Volunteers Needed – UCSC Study Hall


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Volunteers needed for UCSC Study Hall Sun 6/11 – Tue 6/13.

Sign up sheet in the Narthex or call the office.



Sunday Supper 6/11

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6/11 MENU


Green Valley Grill Potatoes



RSVP is required to reserve a meal, please call or email the office.  $15.00 each.



Thursday Morning Bible Study

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Thursday at 9:30am, we are studying Romans.

Access the room using a smartphone, tablet or computer using this link: 

Zoom meeting ID: 450 934 553

Passcode: 801

You may also “listen” to the service without video by calling: +1 669 900 6833.



Agnus Day

Given the metaphors available to Jesus, we think he showed remarkable restraint.

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This Week - MLC Birthdays & Anniversaries

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Carl Thigpen




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Douglas & Gretchen Thigpen





Preschool Update

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