9th Sunday after Pentecost

Join us this Sunday! Rev. Dr. Dawn Roginski’s sermon is entitled “Reaching Out a Hand.”

Our adult study group meets from 9:10 to 10:00 AM; we are reading & discussing Marcus J. Borg’s Evolution of the Word. Choir rehearses from 10:00 to 10:25 AM. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

The lectionary readings for this Sunday:

1 Kings 19:9-18
Psalm 85:8-13 (8)
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33

Second Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday our pastor, Rev. Dr. Dawn Roginski, will facilitate a discussion about the recent assembly meetings of the Synod and our relationship to the greater church.

Our adult study group meets from 9:10 a.m. to 10 a.m. and currently, we are reading/discussing Marcus J. Borg’s book “Evolution of the Word.” Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

V&A_-_Raphael,_St_Paul_Preaching_in_Athens_(1515)Paul preaching in Athens – Raphael (1515)

Pastor Dawn’s sermon this Sunday is entitled, “Who is this mysterious Holy Spirit?”

The adult class meets from 9:10 to 10:00 AM.  We are working our way through Marcus Borg’s The Evolution of the Word.  Choir rehearses from 10:00 AM to 10:25, and worship begins at 10:30.

Mark your calendars! On Sunday, June 8, at 3:00 PM, the Rev. Dr. Dawn Roginski will be installed as Holy Trinity’s new pastor.  This will be a joyous and festive occasion!  Please join us!

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

This Sunday, we look forward to Pastor Dawn Roginski’s sermon, “A Place for Everyone.”

Our adult study group meets from 9:10 AM to 10:00 AM. We are still reading and discussing Evolution of the Word, by Marcus Borg.

Choir rehearses from 10:00-10:25 AM, and worship begins at 10:30 AM.  Please join us!  All are welcome here!

Readings
Acts 7:55-60
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 (5)
1 Peter 2:2-10
John 14:1-14

The Third Sunday of Easter

supper at emmausSupper at Emmaus (Jacopo Bassano, 1538)

This Sunday, our new Pastor Dawn Roginski continues her Easter Season sermons and asks the question, “Where do we meet Jesus today?”

Our adult study group meets from 9:10 AM to 10:00 AM.  We are still reading/discussing Marcus J. Borg’s book “Evolution of the Word.”

Choir rehearses from 10:00-10:25 AM. Worship begins at 10:30 AM.  Join us!

The Second Sunday of Easter

incredulity of thomasThe Incredulity of Thomas (Caravaggio)

This Sunday, our new Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dawn Roginski’s  sermon is titled “A Place for Doubt?”  Our adult study group meets from 9:10 a.m. to 10 a.m.  We are still reading, discussing, and very much enjoying Marcus J. Borg’s book “Evolution of the Word.”

Choir rehearses from 10:00-10:25 a.m. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Welcome Statement from Rev. Dr. Dawn Roginski

Hello All! I am the new pastor at Holy Trinity and I am excited to work with this wonderful group of people and be present in the Vallejo Community. I want to share a little but about myself.

I was born in the cold of Minnesota, living in a suburb of Minneapolis. I am blessed to have two very supportive parents and extended family with many cousins, but no siblings.

I attended the University of Minnesota where I studied psychology and completed a MA in Counseling Psychology. I worked in mental health for a number of years before attending seminary at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. I recently completed a DMin at the Pacific School of Religion with a focus in liturgical language.

My previous calls included St. Francis Lutheran church in San Francisco and the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations in Berkeley ( as a synodical call).

Now that you know my resume, I can tell you more about my passions and interests. I have been involved in activism for a long time, especially around the issues of welcoming GLBTQ people in the church, marriage equality, economic justice and immigration reform. I have participated in groups such as Lutherans Concerned (now Reconciling Works, Clergy, Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) Pico CA, and the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations.

I identify as queer and a–gender. What this means for me is that I am attracted to females and do not express my gender as a male or female. The older term for this is androgynous. I know that some do not embrace these labels, but they best describe how I identify. This identity has caused my path to ordination to wind around a bit but I am now happy to be considered another pastor of the Sierra Pacific Synod!

I am very excited to get to know my church community and the Vallejo community better to find ways to make people’s lives better.