Distractions, uh, oh yeah, they’re everywhere // Update on Pastor Black

Trinity Downtown > Blog > Distractions, uh, oh yeah, they’re everywhere // Update on Pastor Black

But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. Luke 10:40a ESV

[The Samaritan women drawing water from Jacob’s well said to Jesus] “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”  John 4:20 ESV

Here’s how you can participate:
  • Hear a preview of one of this Sunday’s hymns “Oh for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” that will be sung at the Traditional worship service, and one of the praise songs that will be sung at our Contemporary service
  • Our community is experiencing another COVID surge. We continue to be deeply thankful for the God-inspired work of our medical professionals who continue to care for those afflicted with this disease. If you are feeling ill, please take advantage of the online worship opportunities that Trinity offers.

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Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

The world is full of distractions. From binging on Netflix to doom-scrolling on your favorite social media channel, distractions are everywhere. They can provide a healthy respite when we need a break from the constant pressure to perform, succeed or to “show up”. Distractions can also provide handy excuses for not focusing on the Main Thing. Watching reruns of I Love Lucy isn’t such a good idea if you are procrastinating starting an important project or completing an unpleasant task.

Distractions can happen in our spiritual journey, too. We can focus time and attention on minor theological disagreements (like the Samaritan women), or fuss about the details of a social event (perhaps like Martha). Jesus’ biographers mention multiple occasions when He had to point His followers away from trivial matters that were distracting them from focusing on the Main Thing.

The “distraction” problem plagued the first century Church, too. 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 being distracted by those who wanted to “get down into the weeds” on complex theological matters, and were losing sight of the Main Thing.

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.

An Update on Pastor Black

As you may know, Pastor Black was hospitalized early this week with a COVID infection. He remains stable and his medical team is providing the appropriate treatments. On Tuesday, lab results showed the presence of a salmonella infection, so he’s now on an antibiotic for fourteen days. Pastor Black remains very weak and doesn’t have much of an appetite, but he is working with a physical therapist on a daily basis. Please pray wisdom for his medical team, the return of his appetite so that he can become stronger as well as for his complete recovery. Audrey, Linda, Mark, Ann, and Greg appreciate all the prayers being lifted up for Pastor Black during this time and for all the calls, texts, and emails they have received.

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(July 24th)

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