Anglican Church in North America – Berlin, Maryland

Monthly Archives: May 2013

 

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  • When: June 17-21 – 5:00 – 7:15PM
  • Where: Holy Trinity located at 11021 Worcester Hwy.
  • Cost: $10.00 per child or $25.00 for family of 3+ (includes a t-shirt and a light dinner)

SonWest Roundup Vacation Bible School is traveling down the trail through the Old Testament stories of Moses to discover God’s ultimate plan of salvation in Jesus, because “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Heb. 13:8).

You can email your registration(s) to VBSHolyTrinity@gmail.com.

 

Ancient Words Alive for Today

Romans 8:26-27 In the same way, the
Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not
know what we ought to pray for, but the
Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans
that words cannot express. And he who
searches our hearts knows the mind of the
Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the
saints in accordance with God’s will.

Prayer Corner

THE HOLY SPIRIT

Before we even begin to pray, we need to prepare by
asking the Holy Spirit to reveal what God’s will is for the
prayer need or request. He gives us a “sixth sense,” a way
to look at things through God’s 20/20 lenses, He can
remove our spiritual cataracts so that we can distinguish
the invisible world from the visible. The Counselor shows us
how to prepare our prayers, uncovering the basic need,
and to go to our advocate Jesus, who brings them before
God’s mercy. The Spirit can also show us our own blockages
and bondages that keep our prayers from being
effective. When Jesus puts a prayer concern on our hearts,
it is time to ask The Helper for a spiritual revelation so the
miracle can come. “’Not by might nor by power, but by
my Spirit,’ says the Lord” Zechariah 4:6.

Personal Corner

Father Joseph Trollinger

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ
Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in
advance for us to do.” Father Joseph and his wife
Regina have been involved in the charismatic
movement since 1977, being introduced to it in
Virginia. One of his life verses is Ephesians 2:10 and his
desire is simply to carry out the work of Jesus and His
faithful apostles through the empowerment of the
Holy Spirit. His recent Wednesday night teachings
and Sunday preachings are focused on acquainting
us with the Counselor, a.k.a. the Helper, the Paraclete,
the one who intercedes for us, guides us by his
spiritual power, and shows us God’s plans “to prosper
us and not to harm us, to give us a hope and a
future” Jeremiah 29:11. Taste and see on June 5.

Outreach Corner

School of Healing Prayer

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to
preach good news to the poor… to proclaim freedom for the
prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the
oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” Luke 4:18-19.
This is the Mission of Holy Trinity’s Healing Ministry since God birthed it
in 2005. The same Holy Spirit that anointed Jesus is given to us, His
children, to continue His ministry of salvation and healing. It is only
through the Holy Spirit that we can do His work in praying for those
to receive His healing love and freedom! Holy Trinity’s Healing Prayer
Ministry is made up of a dedicated group of Prayer Ministers who
have completed the School of Healing Prayer, which is offered
annually. We offer prayer stations each Sunday and prayer by
appointment for those desiring a longer period of being “soaked in
God’s healing love” through the laying on of hands and prayers. We
listen, love and lift you to God’s Throne of mercy and grace, serving
you in the power of the Spirit and the anointing of Jesus the Healer.
He wants to bless YOU!

Teaching Corner

On the Holy Spirit: Father Larry

We are creatures of power, dependent on it whether it is
physical or spiritual power. Without either, we will be fruitless.
On the Day of Pentecost the Lord turned on the power for
His Church with the promised baptism of the Holy Spirit. If we
are to be filled with this power in our lives today, we must 1.
make ourselves available to the Spirit, taking the focus off
ourselves and our own agenda, 2. ask God for the infilling;
he longs to fill us, 3. keep on being filled with the Spirit; it’s
not a one-time or even once-a-day occurrence, and 4. be
careful not to put out the Spirit’s fire. We pour cold water on
the Spirit’s fire when we operate our lives outside of the
God’s will and attempt to conduct our lives in our own
energy. The power of the Holy Spirit is transforming. It frees us
from the self-concern that keeps us from truly loving God
and strengthens us to love others as never before.

Kindness Corner

(Intentional, not random, acts of kindness)FOLLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT’S NUDGE TO:

¤ Be flexible and break from your own
agenda to answer an urgent need

¤ Encourage someone who is doing
something for the good of others

¤ Thank someone who is an unsung
hero doing an unglamorous job

Events Corner

May 26 – 9:45 am Memorial Day Flagpole
Ceremony

June 5 – 7 pm Prayer & Praise, Teaching on
the Holy Spirit

June 8 – Faith & Family Night at
Shorebirds Stadium

June 17-21 – 5:15 pm Vacation Bible School

In Your Corner

Ancient Words Alive for Today

Jeremiah 33: 2-3

“This is what the Lord says,… ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’”

 

Prayer Corner

CALLING ALL

Colossians 4:2 instructs us to “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” We are ALL called to pray–not just some of us.  True, some feel called by God to intercede for others. Yet there is no special anointing, as in the gifts of the Spirit. Prayer is a gift given to everyone.  It is amazing that our Almighty Sovereign God would even listen to us, let alone answer! Isn’t it a marvel that we can communicate with the King of the Universe whenever we choose? We should never take this gift for granted. God has a call on our lives and He gets his work done through his servants.

 

Personal Corner

Bill and Isabelle Smith recently celebrated 68 years of marriage, a relationship clearly protected by God and guided by prayer. In 1942 their first date was Labor Day Weekend in Ocean City amid blackouts, air raid drills and German subs sinking ships off the coast. Bill enlisted in the Marines and finished college at Villlanova before they married on April 21,1945, Bill was sent to Guam; soon after, the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, with Bill’s unit narrowly escaping being sent to Japan. Following the war came Maryland Law School, two children (now expanded to four grands and three great-grands) and active participation in the Episcopal Church. Retiring to the Atlantic coast, they attended Holy Spirit Chapel in north Ocean City and remember Father Larry inviting them to “Open your Bibles,” a new concept to them. Now as founding members of Holy Trinity, they continue to worship God and allow the power of prayer and God’s Word to be a central part of their lives.

 

Outreach Corner

Prayer Shawls

Some years ago, Jan Kindley and Alice Kelser began a ministry that has blessed over 40 people so far with beautiful prayer shawls to surround them with God’s love as they deal with illness. Jan and Alice , along with Jenny Farrier, knit or crochet shawls, all the while praying for the needs of the person who will receive it (sometimes known and sometimes yet to be revealed) and desiring that Jesus, not the needleworker, be glorified. After Bishop Rich blesses a shawl, it is delivered in a decorative box with scented soap and a lovely card. Jenny was first a recipient before she started crocheting one and says, “For me it’s like being wrapped up in God’s love and comfort, just awesome.”

 

Teaching Corner

On Prayer: Fr. Larry

Much of our problem with prayer is that we do not understand what it really is. We view prayer as a means of telling and getting from God what we want. So, what happens when we don’t receive what we request? We feel like failures, rejected by the God we seek. But prayer is a relationship. It is a matter of intimacy… child to Father and Father to child. That is why He taught us to pray, “Our Father”. Andrew Murray, once wrote, “The knowledge of God’s Father-love is the first and simplest, but also the last and highest lesson in the school of prayer. These words (Our Father) are the key to the whole prayer, to all prayer. It is in the knowledge of God’s Fatherliness, revealed by the Holy Spirit, that the power of prayer will be found to root and grow.”

 

Kindness Corner

(Intentional, not random, acts of kindness)

¤ Call someone who has a special need to say you are praying

¤ Write a note or send an email with a Scripture that you are praying for that person

¤ Keep a journal and pray for others’ needs daily

 

Events Corner

May 5 – Discovery Class
May 11 – Men’s Breakfast/Bible Study
May 18 – Grounds Work Day
May 19 – Confirmations & Receptions
June 8 – Faith & Family Night at Shorebirds Stadium
June 17-21 – Vacation Bible School