The speakers, in the order of their participation are: Nancy Fitzgerald, Nancy Flanagan, Nancy Fitzgerald, Andy Thomas, Terry Gremel, Audrey DeVault, Linda Wikle, Patricia Mc Gee, Pastor Phil Garrison, Pastor Karen Haygood, and Julia Brabenec. Special music was provided by the Community Bell Choir and the Trinity Choir, along with members of the bell choir and the congregation. (This music can be directly accessed under the Recordings tab.) The postlude was played by Margie Hunter.
09/12/2021 was Trinity’s Music Sunday Worship Service. Click on the Recordings heading above to listen to Special Music and a dramatic reading.
Pastor Garrison is retiring. Today was his last worship service with us as our pastor. Last Sunday, he invited members of the congregation to email him descriptions of moments of great joy they had experienced in Trinity’s sanctuary. Today in place of a sermon, Pastor Garrison read those stories and shared one of his own.
07/11/2021 – Pastor Garrison – I’ve been meaning to ask…where are you from
06/06/2021 -11:00 Service- Pastor Garrison – Glory. Scripture readings and sermon by Pastor Garrison; Poem and flute solo by Nancy Flanagan
05/23/2021 -11:00 Service- Pastor Garrison- Too Deep for Words. Prayer, poem, and sermon by Pastor Garrison; flute solo and piano postlude by Nancy Flanagan
Worship services at Trinity resumed on Sunday, May 23, 2021, after a 14 month suspension of indoor services due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. For the time being, there will be two services each Sunday, one at 9:30AM and one at 11:00 AM, each lasting approximately 30 minutes. Congregants are asked to wear a mask, even if fully vaccinated, and to respect the requirements for social distancing in order to protect those who are at risk. Pastor Garrison has been emailing sermons, scripture readings, and music chosen by Nancy Flanagan at 11:00 am on Sundays. He will continue to send these emails for a period of time, even though indoor services have resumed.
10/06/2019 – Scripture readers: Suzanne Landes,Joe Terhark, Janet Quiring, Christina Pfeufer, Patricia McGee, Pastor Garrison
There was no sermon today, This was World Communion Sunday. Trinity celebrated this day with a service of scriptures and hymns. This Sunday’s Introit and Anthem can be found under the Recordings tab.
This sermon was not recorded.
08/25/2019 – Pastor Garrison; Andy Thomas (Fifth Generation Northporter); Nancy Fitzgerald (Charter Member of Trinity United Church of Christ); Terry Gremel (Charter Member of Trinity United Church of Christ) – Honoring and claiming our sacred space
07/07/2019 was Trinity’s Music Sunday Worship Service. Click on the Recordings heading above to listen to the music, readings, and other parts of this service. Enjoy!
Introduction: Pastor Garrison. The story: Gail Trill and Linda Wikle
06/23/2019 -Guest speakers: John and Linda Engelhard, with assistance from Isla Engelhard-The prophets: Habakkuk & Zephaniah
06/16/2019 -Pastor Garrison, Ron Sutton, Ed Lefson, and Janet Stutzman-The prophets: Obadiah, Jonah, Micah
Introduction: Pastor Garrison; Trinity Readers – Ron Sutton, Ed Lefson, and Janet Stutzman
06/09/2019 -Pastor Garrison, Colleen Cooper, Bette Puschel, Joe Terhark, and Will Thomas-The prophets: Joel and Amos
Introduction: Pastor Garrison; Trinity Readers-Colleen Cooper, Bette Puschel, Joe Terhark, & Will Thomas
Introduction – Pastor Garrison; Trinity Readers – Barbara Foster & Phil Thomas
Introduction – Pastor Garrison; “Come Out of There” – Nancy Fitzgerald; “Fiery Furnace Rap” – Ed Lefson
Introduction – Pastor Garrison; “Ezekiel’s Vision” – Christina Pfeufer (drum) and Gail Trill (voice); “Vi is for….” – Christina Pfeufer and John Sanders
05/12/2019 -Pastor Garrison, Jerry Agnew, Audrey DeVault, Jim Root, and Joe Thatcher -The prophets: Jeremiah
02/24/2019 – Today’s service was cancelled due to inclement weather.
This sermon was not recorded.
During Epiphany, some churches invite people to come forward to be blessed by the waters of baptism. During today’s sermon time, most members of our congregation came forward to receive such a blessing from Pastor Garrison. Please note, Pastor Garrison’s blessing was spoken quietly to each person. Therefore, most of that part of the recording has been deleted.
During today’s sermon time, Pastor Garrison asked members of the congregation to be in conversation with one or two others about these questions: What do you hope to leave behind (forever) that was part of 2018? What “other way home” will you open yourself to during 2019? What do you want more of (or less of) in 2019?
11/25/2018 – Pastor Garrison, Gayle Madison, Joe Thatcher-Hannah, Eli & Samuel; Saul & David stories
11/04/2018 – Nancy Flanagan, Jackie Berz, Gail Trill, Julia Brabenec, Laura Kalchik, Joe Thatcher-Five things you probably didn’t know about the story of Moses
Today was All Saints Remembrance Sunday at Trinity. During the sermon time for this service, Pastor Garrison asked members of the congregation to be in conversation with one or two others about these questions: “What is your Heaven?” and “What brings tears to your eyes in your Heaven?” At the end of this time, a third questions was given to us to ponder at home: “Who is there in your Heaven?”
The musical piece heard at the end of the sermon time is “Pharaoh’s Dream Explained” from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
10/14/2018 – Pastor Garrison,Christine Pfeufer,Julia Brabenec,Don Ramsdell, Peg Ramsdell, Jim Root, Barbara Charpentier-Itching to begin
The musical pieces we heard during this sermon time are: “Shehechiyano” sang by Three Altos; “Carnival of the Animals: XII. Fossils” composed by Camille Saint-Saens; “Violin Concerto in F Minor” composed by Vivaldi; and “All in All” sang by Butterflyfish
Members of the congregation shared stories about Jean Putnam during the sermon part of today’s service.
05/13/2018 – Pastor Garrison, Barbara Foster, Susan Sobehrad, Audrey DeVault, Julia Brabenec, Patricia McGee, Taffy Walker, Sarah Shoemaker – Stepping stones of faith: life…Mothering Sunday
04/22/2018 – Pastor Garrison, Sue and John Sobehrad, and the Trinity Choir – Stepping stones of faith: courage
Pastor Phil was away on February 11, 2018. A Hymn Sing by the choir and congregation was led by Kathy Williams. Prayers were led by Barbara Foster. The music and special readings for this service can be found under the “Recordings” tab.
01/07/2018 – Pastor Garrison – “Look Twice: An Epiphany Meditation” by Elizabeth Myer Boulton, as adapted and retold by Pastor Garrison
10/29/2017 – Pastor Garrison, Will Thomas, Gail Trill, Doug McInnes, Audrey DeVault- Saints in our lives
06/11/2017 – Pastor Garrison, Carlyle Roberts, Nancy Fitzgerald – How we got here and where we are headed
02/26/2017 – Pastor Garrison, Annette Deibel, Bill Plachetzki, Jackie Berz, Rev.John Cermak -Transforming Moments
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we heard these words from “I have a dream.”
10/30/2016 -Pastor Garrison -Two conversations: More about the paradox within us, a conversation about saints.
Which three of you or me is needed now, a conversation about the story of John
SEVEN WEEK SERIES: “OUTSIDERS” – A theme from the Gospel of Luke
08/21/2016 – Pastor Garrison, Julia Brabenec, Joe Thatcher, Terry Gremel, Bob Zwemer -Four Prayers in thanksgiving for the seasons
The text of Dr. Love’s sermon: Dr. Ann Marie Love – 7:31:2016 sermon
FIVE WEEK SERIES: “GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT FOR THE JOURNEY” 7/24-8/28
Includes a reading of four of Connie Wanek’s (Rival Gardens) “Mrs God” poems
The five “Mrs. God” poems may be found within the Poems page (dropdown menu under Sermons)
FIVE WEEK SERIES: “CHRIST IS COMING TO MAKE ALL THINGS NEW” 6/19-7/17
10/04/2015 – Pastor Garrison, Suzanne Landes, Andy Thomas, Terry Gremel, Al Wrisley – Why Trinity Matters in Northport
Thank you, Bill Belko, for an inspired and inspiring sermon reminding us that “we are a work in progress. We are not finished. We are more than we have come to believe that we are. ” Yes. “Transformation and growth require us to pull up the stakes, the boundaries, that are keeping us bound in prejudice and despair. The spiritual life does not turn on the hinge of conformity.” Preach on Bill Belko!