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Trinity Sunday Devotional

Good morning 5th Ave. Family & Friends,

I greet you in the joy of Jesus Christ on this Trinity Sunday!

On Trinity Sunday we proclaim the mystery of our faith in the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One-in-Three and Three-in-One. 

Unlike other celebrations in the church’s liturgical calendar, Trinity Sunday centers on a doctrine of the church, rather than an event.  It celebrates the unfathomable mystery of God’s being as Holy Trinity.  It is a day of adoration and praise of the one, eternal, incomprehensible God.

Trinity Sunday, in a sense, synthesizes all we have celebrated over the past months which have centered on God’s mighty acts: Christmas-Epiphany celebrating God’s taking flesh and dwelling among us in Jesus Christ; Easter celebrating Christ’s death and resurrection for us; Pentecost celebrating God the Holy Spirit becoming our Sanctifier, Guide, and Teacher. It is, therefore, a fitting transition to that part of the year when Sunday by Sunday the work of God among us is unfolded in a more general way.

When the Spirit moves, amazing things happen. But they happen through the people who allow that Spirit to motivate them, to guide and direct them, to empower them for the work of making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  This isn’t a small thing, not just a personal, in-house thing. This is a transforming the world thing.

Move among us, Spirit,
and gather us together with you.
Take our many selves—
our lives, our loves, our ideas,
our questions, our speech, our silence—
and unite us as your people.
Give us the gifts of perception and understanding,
so that even as we dream your dreams and see your visions,
we may be able to witness to your presence
in our common life.  Amen.

In Christian love,

Pastor Clarissa


Devotionals 30 May – 05 Jun 2021


Note: There is no bulletin this Sunday. Bishop Jung and the Cabinet have recorded the worship service for Trinity Sunday.  Come, let us worship together on this Trinity Sunday.


Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC

323 South Fifth Avenue

West Bend, WI

262.334.2059 (W)

847.721.1826 (M)


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful

beyond measure.  I am a child of God.” marianne williamison

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