Trinity Church is part of Little Flock Knoxville, an informal coalition of area house churches whose ministers/leaders meet periodically for discussion, prayer, and support. On Sunday, 9 November 2008, several of our faith communities gathered for a first, communal worship service. As the first churches in Acts, we devoted ourselves to the Apostles' teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread, and the prayers, worshipping God with gladness and singleness of heart through Christ our Lord.
I was blessed to officiate at the Eucharist -- beneath the cross at the glorious setting of the sun. Never were the words of the Phos Hilaron closer to my heart:
O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.
Please enjoy these few pictures of our service. Perhaps our Lord will make it possible for you to worship with us in the future.
God willing, I'll return with a sermon post 16 November.
Peace of Christ,
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