Are You In A Season Of Suffering?

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Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. Colossians 1:24 ESV

Here’s how you can participate:

– Hear a preview one of this Sunday’s hymn “On What Has Now Been Sown” that will be sung at the Traditional worship service, and one of the praise songs that will be sung at our Contemporary service

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Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

Suffering. Whenever I hear that word, my mind does NOT automatically think “rejoicing”. Quite the contrary. I associate suffering with pain and will try to AVOID it any way I can. But we all suffer. We suffer from our own foolish decisions or endure the consequences of someone else’s decision. We sometimes voluntarily suffer for our family or friends. And sometimes, suffering literally arrives out of thin air (like hurricanes or COVID).

Jesus warned us about suffering. He tells us in John 16:33 “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” And, of course, Jesus personally suffered terribly at the hands of sinful men.

The existence of suffering drives each of us to ask “why”. What’s the point? Can we find meaning, even amid our own suffering?

Are you going through a period of suffering? Are you whispering “why, Lord?”

This Sunday, we’ll be continuing our summer sermon series focusing on the New Testament book of Colossians. Some of the first century believers in Colossae were apparently being tempted to water down Jesus’ message; to make Him just one of a pantheon of religious thinkers. Paul writes to them to correct this error, and to discuss how he has found the ability to rejoice in his personal suffering.

Come join together with fellow-travelers this Sunday at Trinity Downtown as we continue our study of Colossians. Come learn how placing your suffering, distractions, 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. I promise you it will make a tremendous difference in your life.

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(July 17th)

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.

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.

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.

I look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Your Pastor,

Michael Dorn