Considering “Stopping” Something for Lent?

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And Jesus answered [the devil], “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” Luke 4:4 ESV

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Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

The Lenten season of repentance and contemplation started this week, taking us on a 40-day journey culminating with Easter. Traditionally, Lent has been seen as a time of sorrow for our individual and collective sinfulness, a time to focus on (temporarily) stopping bad habits (e.g. cursing) or restraining our indulgences (e.g. eating chocolate.) Not necessarily a bad thing.

Perhaps you’ve been pondering something you might “do without” during Lent…all the while, carefully weighing the cost of stopping and the measure of will power it will require to do so.

I’d suggest you consider another approach: what if you spent 2 minutes (yes, just 2 minutes) each day of this Lenten season writing down what you’re grateful for? Those 2 minutes might give you the strength to STOP feeding your fearful thoughts or divert your mind when you are tempted to criticize a fellow Christian.

THAT’s what I’m “stopping” for Lent.

On this first weekend of the Lenten season,  come join with the other sinners at Trinity Downtown as we are reminded of the great cost Jesus paid in showering us with His grace. This weekend, give Him the opportunity to re-position your heart, redeem your circumstances and deepen your recognition that you are totally dependent upon Him.

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(March 6th)

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.

We’ll be kicking off our Joining Jesus study in April. You may purchase a study guide for $5 at the Welcome Desk. If you prefer purchasing online, you can do so by clicking below!

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. I promise you it will make a tremendous difference in your life.

Your Pastor,

Michael Dorn