This Week at Trinity Beamsville
Friday, January 29, 2021
I took a wintry walk on Wednesday with my little guy in the early evening. It is among the last days of having just our firstborn, and I wanted some special time with him before the marathon of caring for our newborn begins.
In Niagara Falls, the snow was falling steadily, slowly and softly. All was quiet except for the muffled crunch of the snow underfoot and the birds sweet, distant songs. Every so often, I could hear a gentle ‘thunk’ as evergreen branches reluctantly let go of heavy snow, springing back into place. It was as if we were on the inside of a dreamy snow globe, leaving us mesmerized in wonder. What a gift it is to take in such stillness. Several times I thought what a gorgeous moment we were sharing. I wished time would just stand still, but alas, cold cheeks, setting sun and hungry tummies called us inside.
Likewise, on numerous occasions this week I’ve wished for time to just stand still for a little while longer. It is among my last days serving alongside you, and it has been so precious. I’ve been soaking up every conversation and savouring every moment with Trinity before taking maternity leave.
This time with you has been so dear to my heart. I have learned so much from you and could not have asked for a more positive learning experience. I have been especially touched by the ways you’ve cared for one another during this time. While this period of Covidtide will probably be a time we will always remember, when I look back I will always remember it alongside memories of being with you, Trinity, which has been wonderful.
I have been especially grateful for Rev. Heather’s faithful example, Rev. Judy’s mentorship, the support of my Supervisor Gayle, and the wisdom of the Lay Supervision Team. Andrew, Tania, Brynna and our wonderful worship team have been just a dream and pleasure to serve alongside. I set out to serve this congregation, but know that I have received far more in return than I could ever have imagined.
For Dan and I, Trinity is exactly the kind of church we would wish to raise our family in. We will most certainly visit. Until then, you will be in our most heartfelt prayers. May God bless you as you continue to live your part of God’s great story.
Speaking of which, we will continue reading in Mark’s gospel this week. Looking forward to worship with Rev. Judy, and to welcoming Rev. Heather back on Feb 7th.
“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for each of you” Philippians 1: 3-4