How to make God smile // Update on Pastor Black

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And it is impossible to please God without faith. Hebrews 11:6a NLT paraphrase

Here’s how you can participate:
  • Hear a preview of one of this Sunday’s hymns “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer that will be sung at the Traditional worship service, and one of the praise songs that will be sung at our Contemporary service.
  • Mark your calendars for Trinity’s Fall Kickoff on Sunday, August 28th. We’ll be blessing our students as they re-enter school (along with their backpacks!) and enjoy picnic fare from the Holy Smokers. Plan your schedule now so you can participate!

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Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

If you look up the definition of “smile” in the dictionary, it refers to smiling as “a pleased, kind or amused facial expression.” Researchers tell us that humans exhibit three kinds of smiles. The most common reason we smile is to give another person positive feedback. We want to convey that we are pleased with them, or tell them we are friendly and open to interaction. Smiling can also indicate that we consider the other individual(s) part of our social group. Lastly (and hopefully not happening around Trinity) scientists say we sometimes smile to signal dominance toward the others in the group; think of the condescending smile that someone like Vladimir Putin uses.

Whether sincere or not, we’re told the physical act of smiling releases several neurotransmitters that elevate our mood and relax our muscles. So smiling is good for us!

So, what do you think makes God smile? Is there an attitude or an action we can take that will please Him and cause Him to smile?

This Sunday, we’ll be starting a new sermon series focusing on the famous “faith chapter” in Hebrews. We’ll be looking at what the Old Testament character of Enoch did to please God. He was so successful in making God smile that Enoch’s one of only two individuals that the Bible records that God took to Heaven without having to suffer death. Pretty powerful testimony! 

Come join with us this Sunday at Trinity Downtown as we start this important study on faith. 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

Late last week, Pastor Black was released from the hospital and transferred to a rehabilitation facility. He’s resting and eating well, and is under the tender care of his physical therapists helping him regain his strength. Pastor Black and his family continue to appreciate your prayers for his medical team, asking for wisdom on the next steps in his treatment plan, and for a complete recovery. If you’d like to send a get-well card to Pastor Black and Audrey, you can address it to their home at:

7719 Meadowvale

Houston, TX 77063-6211

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(August 3rd)

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