Trinity UMC will be closed on Sunday, January 24th for all worship and afternoon activities. Stay tuned for an at-home breakfast liturgy to use with your family.
The Blizzard of 2016 – From this Week’s E-blast
It’s hard to believe that 20 Years ago, Maryland endured the infamous “Blizzard of 1996.” I fondly remember sledding in my backyard, snow tubing at the neighbors, the snow drifts that blew several feet high. Is this a weekend we’ll remember, 20 years from now? And if so–how do you want to remember this time? Weekends at home, espcially when the power goes out, can be exhaustingly full (with children to entertain) or they can be quite lonely and isolating.
When we come to the end of our usual sources of distraction — television, friends, errands, facebook, we are forced into the quietness of the room. We are asked to face the silence of our own souls. If we stay in this silence long enough–we might discover God. Take some time this weekend for prayer. I mean, really pray. Start a snow day tradition of prayer at the breakfast table. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and curl up with a prayer journal. Make a list with your children of all the first-responders who are working right now, and pray for each one.
I hope that 20 years from now, when you remember this blizzard, you’ll also remember it as a time of reconnecting with the God who dwells richly in your home, your refuge in the storm, your friend through the long, cold night.
Wth every hour that passes, God whispers “come close.”
Snow day warmth!