Acting Saintly

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Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15 ESV

Saint. It’s a not a word that we use very much in ordinary conversation. In fact, when we do, it often conjures up somewhat negative images of someone who considers themselves “holier than thou.” Alternatively, perhaps the saintly discussion revolved around a canonized Roman Catholic believer who the Catholics believe intercedes with the Lord on their behalf.

Either way, sainthood is not a trending topic in my circle of friends.

Despite that, we know that the Baptized are ALL saints; we have all been fully redeemed by the saving work of Jesus. We can’t earn salvation, nor try hard enough to deserve God’s love and forgiveness. Period, end of story. And we are constantly reminded that in this life how we remain sinners. Our tendency to do the wrong thing is still embedded in our spiritual DNA.  No wonder life can get so messy, since we live as saints and sinners simultaneously.

This Sunday at Trinity Downtown, we get a chance to celebrate “All Saints Sunday” where we remember the life and faith of Trinity’s members who have gone on to be with the Lord in the last twelve months.  We’ll commemorate the contributions each of these saints made to our church and our community as they lived out their faith. We’ll be reminded that they were imperfect people who worked and lived as followers of Christ, and we will offer our respect to their family and friends who loved them.

So please plan on joining us either in-person or virtually at Trinity Downtown this weekend. Reservations are required to attend either in-person worship service; you can see the details at  You may also make a reservation by calling Stefanie at 713.224.0684 from 8:30-2:30 each weekday. If you are not comfortable attending an in-person service, you can watch the “live stream” of our Satellite Service at 5:00 pm on Saturday, or our traditional service on Sunday at 9:00 am by clicking here. And, of course, you may also participate by watching either of these services “on demand” by clicking here.

Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday evening before going to bed. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep that refreshes your body, and then get a fresh jolt of spiritual energy at Trinity Downtown on Sunday morning. It will make a tremendous difference in your life.

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