3 in 1 and 1 in 3… Trinity Sunday at Trinity Church!

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Yesterday, Trinity Sunday and my first time to visit Trinity Church, Keelung on a Sunday ~ so off I went in the rain ~ actually it was a typhoon passing up the Pacific Ocean heading to Japan…..

2 hours round the northern coast by bus ~ passing thousands of cyclists on a organized cycle marathon, all struggling against the wind and rain!  This is Keelung Train and Bus Station area…

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Arrived at the church soaked of course, only to find the church members telling me what a nice day it was outside. I guess if you live in a place like Keelung, famous for its terrible weather, then anything less than a super-typhoon is called a ‘nice day’ ha ha!

The service was led by vicar Rev. Richard Lee….

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Bishop and Lily Lai were there too, to celebrate Trinity’s 48th birthday…. only 2 more years until the church reaches half a century in 2014, the same year the Diocese of Taiwan celebrates its 60th anniversary…

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Little 2-month-old baby  高芯 Gao Shin was baptised and well looked after by big brother and sister, she was very lovely!

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Then communion…

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After the service we had lunch and birthday cake…

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‘3 in 1 coffee’ in Taiwan is very popular ~ with the coffee, sugar and powdered milk all in a sachet ready to be mixed with hot water ~ this of course does not really help to explain the meaning of the Trinity.   But as it was Trinity Sunday, I was reminded of 3 in 1 coffee….. 

Partly because the Chinese name of Trinity Church is literally ‘3-1’ Church 三一堂 but I can’t imagine from the Chinese name that the real meaning is any more obvious ei
ther!

3 in 1 and 1 in 3…..

Anyway, it was still pouring with rain when I came out, but Keelung had definitely livened up by the afternoon, a cruise ship was in port and well…. it isn’t a bad place really, honest!

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