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Upcoming Activities:

Next Meetings

We meet quarterly close to the solstice and equinox and we meet more frequently at Regional Chapter meetings.

Resolution on the Spirituality of Food Production

Resolution on Church Buildings and Grounds

Resolution on Creation Season

Resolution on Green Congregations



Lectionary Reflection

Year A, Trinity Sunday
Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary


Psalm 150


Praise God in his holy temple; *
praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts; *
praise him for his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the blast of the ram's-horn; *
praise him with lyre and harp.

Praise him with timbrel and dance; *
praise him with strings and pipe.

Praise him with resounding cymbals; *
praise him with loud-clanging cymbals.

Let everything that has breath *
praise the LORD.


Reflection on Psalm 150
by John G. Gibbs, PhD

During the first few decades of Christian existence the “threefold-ness” of God, so to speak was a matter of experience rather than of philosophical theology. They spoke of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit because they had experienced God in those three ways.

The most ancient hymnbook of God's People concludes in a stirring Doxology to God the Creator that is sung not only "in his sanctuary" but also "in his mighty firmament." This music is made not only by musical instruments. "Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!"

That is the mood of this Trinity Sunday. It is the atmosphere, the ambience, of exaltation to the God who has been made known to us in Creation, in Redemption, and in Sanctification. The One God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) creates and re-creates.


To Reflections on other Readings for Trinity Sunday, Year A:

Reflections available at the active links
Standard (Episcopal)
Revised Common
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
Genesis 1:1 – 2:3
(this page)
Psalm 150
(this page)

or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13
Psalm 8 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13
New Testament Lesson
Reflection on all the Readings: Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary
Reflection on Genesis, 2 Corinthians and Matthew Readings from RCL


John Gibbs, a retired theologian, attended Trinity Episcopal Church, Park Rapids, MN, when he originally wrote this reflection in 2002.  He and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to John Gibbs or any MEESC member, or mail them to:

c/o C. Morello
4451 Lakeside Drive
Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA

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