Adventures in Procrastination

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To another [Jesus] said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” Luke 9:59 ESV

You can still participate in the Youth Ministry’s “Soles for Souls” campaign by rounding up all your used but serviceable shoes and bringing them to church with you this Sunday and placing them on top of the shoe pile in the Sanctuary. The drive ends Sunday, so don’t procrastinate!

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

I must admit I sometimes procrastinate. It’s one of my super-powers; one of these days I’m going to become a Master Procrastinator. My finely-tuned procrastination skills sometimes result in my having a hard time starting a chore, even if it’s a chore that I enjoy doing. My real super-power resides in my robust “excuse generation engine” in my brain: I can come up with a million reasons why delaying a task is really the reasonable course of action. Some examples:

“Netflix is premiering new sci-fi movie tonight produced by a rising star in Botswana’s film industry.”

“I need to spend some time with my family watching the football game.”

“I need to lose a few pounds before I can show up at the gym.”

“I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’ll start tomorrow when I’m well-rested.”

“I just don’t have time to finish it tonight. I’ll have to start tomorrow morning.”

Do any of these excuses sound like something that’s raced through your brain? I think all of us have struggled with procrastination from time to time. Jesus’ biographers tell us that He bumped across some would-be followers who were procrastinators—they just needed to get one more distraction out of the way before they could follow Him.

Jesus wasn’t very receptive to that kind of procrastination. He still isn’t.

Are there areas of your relationship with God that suffer from procrastination? Do you have a world-class “excuse engine” generating reasons why you can’t do what you know He is calling you to do?

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(January 30th)

Come swap excuses with some fellow procrastinators this weekend to Trinity Downtown. Come share your fears, your hopes, and your dreams with the God who created you, and be reminded how deeply He loves you. You can join us in our traditional worship service on Sunday at 9:00 am, or the contemporary service at 11:15 am. Or, you can watch the “live stream” of either service by clicking here. And, of course, you may also participate by watching the “on demand” video of our contemporary or traditional services 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.

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. 

You won’t want to miss attending one of our adult Bible studies held at 10:15 am on Sunday. Your kids will enjoy Kingdom Quest, our Sunday School program for children from age 2 through grade 4, and our Sunday morning Youth events.

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

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.

This Sunday come learn how placing your hopes, fears, uncertainties and doubts in the hands of the Lord can lessen our stress load and bring deep transformation in our hearts. Celebrate with us the depth of Jesus’ love for us and find out how you can live a life of significance, filled with meaning.  Discover how following Jesus can help you and your family navigate around the minefields of life.

Come worship the Lord at Trinity Downtown this weekend. I promise you it will make a tremendous difference in your life.

Your Pastor,

Michael Dorn