Welcome to Trinity Church, Newport
Trinity Church is a friendly welcoming community which seeks to enable people to explore the Christian life of faith, worship and service.
The church building is currently closed owing to the Covid regulations and we cannot hold church services, but we continue as a community.
Donations of toys sought for those in need.
On Sunday 6th December it is hoped to hold our annual Toy Service at 10.30am, with donations being recieved in the link after the service.
If you would like to attend the service, you will need to book with Lyn on 01952 825586
Reflection by Rev Fiona Brown
Sunday 22nd November 2020
The Sunday before Advent Sunday is “Christ the King” Sunday. We are reminded of his awesome Majesty and that one day we will have to stand before him and answer for our actions.
Reading: St Matthew’s Gospel Chapter 25 verses 31 – 36
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
The story of the sheep and the goats is a very familiar one. I didn’t understand how similar they can look until I was shown a picture of a Middle Eastern shepherd with his (mixed) flock and then I remembered what trouble I’d had buying the right animals as requested by the children for their toy farm!
The reactions of the “sheep” and the “goats” are interesting. Neither realised that what they did, or didn’t do, mattered. They were all doing what came naturally to them. The sheep had compassion. Like the Good Samaritan, they saw need and did something about it, no matter who was in need. The goats didn’t see beyond their own interests and so didn’t think that anyone they didn’t know who was in trouble had anything to do with them.
When we read about how Jesus acted we see that he reached out to people, no matter who they were, but especially those whom society didn’t value. He valued everyone. He’s our template.
God, you come in disguises:
In a friend asking for a chat,
In a person asking for help,
In all calls for assistance.
May we take the time to hear you,
Knowing that when we respond to one person,
We are responding to you –
Who always responds to us.
Read: STF 256 When I needed a neighbour, were you there?
Calendars for Trinity
Mike Brisco is hand making calendars to order (photo below), charging £10 - £5 of which will go to Trinity with the other £5 towards material costs and time. Please see him if you would like to order one.
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