December 15, 2019
Liturgist: Judy Kim
Pianist: Ignatius Banda
Preacher: The Rev. Timothy F. Merrill:
“The First Carols … “The Magnificat” — Mary’s Song, based on the reading from St. Luke 1:46b-55.
SAVE THE DATE: Joint Candlelight Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols with AGIF at 10 p.m. in large sanctuary. Trinity and AGIF readers will participate, and Pastor Timothy bringing a meditation.
Can you help to set up and take down? This involves moving some furniture, lugging hymnals back and forth to a closet and other tasks. Be at church at 10:15 a.m. to help. Thank you!
Monday, December 8: This coming Sunday COULD BE our first Sunday back in the Chapel since mid-September. The renovation is nearly complete.
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 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: email@example.com.
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/