Sunday, September 15, 2019
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
At the piano: Sara Preus
Liturgist: Judy Kim
Preaching: Craig Davis, “Reflections on What’s Important.”
We meet Sundays at 11:00 am in the chapel of Hong En church at Mingyue and Hongfeng, in Jinqiao. In accordance with PRC law only foreign passport holders are allowed to attend our services.
ABOUT SUNDAY’S SPEAKER: Craig was born and raised outside of Chicago, but spent many years in Charleston, SC. In 2011, he and Michelle went to Qatar where Michelle had a position at an international school there and Craig developed a business walking dogs. They came to Shanghai in 2014 so that Michelle could take a counseling position in the high school at SAS. Craig’s passion (besides Michelle) is golf. And soon after his arrival in Shanghai, he was coaching the high school golf team. Craig’s physical problems began shortly thereafter they got here. He has written two books and proceeds go to ALS research. His faith journey while fighting this disease has been remarkable and inspiring. We are blessed to know Craig, also known affectionately as the Cork Dork.
ABOUT OUR PASTOR: The Rev. Timothy F. Merrill was born in Canada., ordained to Gospel ministry in 1968 and recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of this event. He has served churches in Minnesota, Colorado and Oregon in the USA. He did post-graduate work at Iliff School of Theology (Denver), a Methodist seminary, taking a M.A.R. in Medieval Historical Theology. The Elizabeth Iliff Warren Fellowship enabled him to do doctoral work at Princeton Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian seminary, where he was also a Teaching Fellow. He returned to Iliff as a part-time instructor in Church History. He is the author of a number of books published by Abingdon Press and others, including Learning to Fall: A Guide for the Spiritually Clumsy. For the past 20 years, he has been the Executive Editor of Homiletics, a preaching resource for pastors around the world. His wife, Jeanie, is a counselor in the high school at Shanghai American School. PT has been with Trinity since its second service in 2008 and has served as Trinity’s pastor since August, 2017.
Contact Pastor Timothy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in the same neighborhood as Dulwich College, Concordia, and the Jin Qiao Carrefour on Biyun Lu. The address is: 455 Hong Feng Lu, which is at the corner of Ming Yue Lu. Make sure your taxi takes you to Ming Yue Lu.
Car parking is available in a nearby parking garage (enter from Hong Feng Rd, between Blue Marlin restaurant and Big Bamboo restaurant, look for the “P” sign for parking). Bikes and scooters may be parked inside the church gate. For more information, see http://agifshanghai.com/