Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in Review

Annually, on the first Sunday after New Year's, I announce to the congregation the new theme for the year.  And so last January, after praying and thinking through the matter, I announced that we could call 2013 the "Year of the Trinity."  The 1 and 3 in 2013 have reminded us throughout the year of our 1 God in 3 Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We have enjoyed many occasions to see the Trinity in Holy Scripture, to confess, and to celebrate our Trinitarian faith.

Along the way, we have come to see not only one Trinity but three of them.  They are:

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Faith, Hope, and Love
Marriage, Life, and Family
 
God has really blessed for us the Year of the Trinity!  Sadly in a way, this special year is at its end.  Happily though, we will keep in our hearts the things we have learned.  We are baptized forever "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matt. 28:19).  Amen!
 
Happily too, I have a new theme to announce this coming Sunday for 2014.