Our guest preacher at Trinity was none other than Trinity member, Christy Stang. This fall Christy will begin her studies at both Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music. Christy just finished her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke.
In Trinity tradition, we celebrated the Sunday closest to Independence Day with a service of impactful lessons and hymns instead of having a sermon. Take a few moments to read the bulletin, containing the readings such as the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln's Second Inaugeral address, and Cornell West's commencement address for Harvard Divinity School. You can also hear Christy Stang reading America the Beautiful Again by Richard Blanco.
"What meanings of following him might Jesus be telling us in this gospel reading?"
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