Acting saintly

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Consider joining us at 11:15 am on Sunday in the Sanctuary for our inaugural Contemporary worship service held in a sacred space.

And don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday evening before going to bed. Get physically refreshed as you come to get spiritually refreshed at Sunday’s worship and Bible study!

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

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

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 exactly 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 weekend at Trinity Downtown

(November 6th & 7th)

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. Pastor Black will lead the All Saints traditional worship service on Sunday at 9:00 am, and Matt Meier will be bringing the sermon at our re-booted contemporary service at 11:15 am. Both services will be in the Sanctuary.

Our new in-person Sunday School, Youth and Adult Bible classes on Sunday morning are overflowing.

Come see what everyone is talking about at 10:15am each Sunday Morning

Our doors will open 30 minutes before the start of each worship service, and you may enter from any door. As always, we ask that if you are not feeling well, please stay home and participate with us online. 

Our annual Congregational Assembly is scheduled for 12:30 pm on Sunday, November 14, 2020. The Holy Smokers will be providing brisket and all the fixins’. Please mark the date on your calendar! Following the new contemporary worship service on November 7th, we’ll be hosting a “Congregational Informational Meeting” in room 124 that is open to Trinity’s members to discuss any questions on the topics to be voted on at the following week’s Congregational Assembly.

Watch Online

You can watch the “live stream” of our traditional worship service on Sunday at 9:00 am OR our contemporary worship at 11:15 am by clicking here. And, of course, you may also participate by watching the “on demand” video of either service by clicking here.  You can enhance your worship experience by viewing the traditional service’s worship folder by clicking here. Our weekly prayer list can also be found by clicking here.

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Be sure to mark your calendars for the Ladies Circle Christmas Bazaar being held in the gym on Sunday, November 14th from 8:00 am until noon. Come shop for your Christmas gifts and baked goods before attending the Congregational Assembly! 

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Drive-Up Communion

Please note that Drive-up Communion is being offered on Saturday and Wednesday of each week.

For those that have children between the ages of 18 months and 11 years old, you will want to take advantage of a Parent’s Night Out on Friday evening, November 12th in the Education Center. Staffed by LEAH’s teachers and Trinity’s youth volunteers, for $30 per child you may drop your child(ren) off at the EC starting at 6:00 pm. Just be sure to pick them up by 10:00 pm! You can sign up by calling LEAH’s Downtown Academy at 832.301.3100.

COVID-19 Updates

We continue to be deeply thankful for the God-inspired work of our medical professionals who developed and are distributing the COVID vaccines, and who continue to care for those afflicted with this disease. Please keep the members of our congregation who serve in these capacities in your daily prayers that God may grant them strength, courage and a robust immune system.

Please take advantage of our nursery, which is now open to care for children 2 years old and younger on Sunday mornings.

2022 Home Treasury Commitment Cards were mailed to members and supporters this week. Please be in prayer asking God to guide your thoughts on what He would have you give to Trinity in the coming year. You can write down your planned gift on the Commitment Card and bring it to church with you on November 21st or submit this online pledge card.

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.

Your Pastor,

Michael Dorn