Going With The Flow

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And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. Acts 16:10 ESV

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Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

Despite our ego’s best efforts, we are not in control of our lives. Oh, we WANT to be in control. Left to our own devices, we’ll almost always choose the path of certainty instead of uncertainty, predictability over surprise, and clarity over mystery. We do our best to nail everything down to be the way we want it to be, playing a game of “whack a mole” with our problems.

But despite our efforts, we are simply not in control. God is still sovereign, and often surprises us. He sometimes redirects our paths away from what is predictable, certain, and easily understood. As many have said before, God is much more interested in developing our character than He is concerned about our comfort and convenience.

The early church experienced this. Both Peter and Paul were called to broaden their horizons to share the Good News with people outside their small social and geographic circles, to Gentiles and women. God even directed them to expand their missionary journeys to cities that one day would be a part of (what we now call) Europe. It wasn’t comfortable to them. It certainly wasn’t convenient.

Yet, God called, and they answered.

Perhaps you’re feeling surprised and dis-comforted today. Has God surprised you? Perhaps a recent doctor visit delivered bad news, your job is driving you crazy, or your teen-ager threatens to go off the beaten path. Do you sometimes feel like God has sent you off into unknown territory, kicking and screaming?

If you’re feeling dis-comforted today, and are facing problems that lie outside your comfort zone, you’re in good company! Come to Trinity Downtown this weekend, where you can hear what Jesus has to say to your heart. Come as we celebrate the power of God to transform our hearts and lives. Come, and invite a friend who might need their faith renewed.

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(May 22nd)

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.

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