BRATTLEBORO -- Trinity Lutheran Church will meet for worship on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Peggy Yingst will reflect on the day’s Scripture readings from Leviticus 19 and Matthew 5. Jesus expands, in the Sermon on the Mount, the notion of holiness set forth in Leviticus: turn the other cheek, give more than is asked for, love your enemy. Radical words, indeed. Yet even these directives remain only laws, with the potential to drain life instead of give it, if they are not rooted in Jesus’ life and tempered with the grace he gives.

All are invited to come to worship, to hear these words, to pray for strength to live God’s ways, and to share in Holy Communion, the meal of forgiveness. Sunday School for all ages and the Adult Forum gather at 9 a.m.

The church is located at 161 Western Ave., Brattleboro, across from Holton Home. Trinity is an Open and Affirming Congregation.