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“No Longer Suffocated by Stuff”

The Rev. Wilbert S. Miller
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity-Manhattan
“No Longer Suffocated by Stuff”
July 31, 2016 (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost)
(Ecclesiastes 1: 2, 12-14; 2: 18-23; Colossians 3: 1-11; Luke 12: 13-21)

I once presided at a wedding where the bridesmaids were models from one of the world’s premiere modeling agencies and the ushers included a congressman, a former professional basketball player, and the CEO of an international company.  The reception was held at an exclusive country club with a string quartet, roving musicians, and a rhythm and blues group you all know.

The groom’s childhood friend, a Presbyterian minister, preached at this exquisite affair.  I remember his words: “This wedding is a fairy tale straight out of Camelot: gorgeous women, influential power-brokers, and topnotch musicians.”  Precisely at that point, sensing a profound disparity between Presbyterian and Lutheran clergy, I gagged.  And then the good reverend redeemed himself; he looked straight into the couple’s eyes and said, “But money can’t buy you love.” (more…)

This Week at Holy Trinity

This Week at Holy Trinity

WORSHIP

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – July 31, 2016
Enjoy the cool breezes (of 75 degrees) gathered around the gifts of Word and Sacrament at Mass at 11:00 am. Pastor Wilbert Miller preaches and presides.

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This Week at Holy Trinity

This Week at Holy Trinity

WORSHIP

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – July 17, 2016
Mass at 11:00. Readings: Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42. Pastor Wilbert Miller preaches and presides.
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This Week at Holy Trinity

This Week at Holy Trinity

WORSHIP

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – July 10, 2016
Mass at 11:00. Readings: Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Psalm 25; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37. Pastor Wilbert Miller preaches and presides.
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