I Hate to Change

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And when [Jesus] had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep [part of the Sea of Galilee] and let down your nets for a catch.” Luke 5:4 ESV

‘And [Isaiah] heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 ESV

January’s “Soles for Souls” campaign delivered over 700 pairs of shoes to needy feet around the world!

One of our youth, Zoë Valega, along with her mom Heather, challenged Trinity’s Youth to participate in the “Soles for Souls” campaign to distribute shoes to folks who need shoes to wear. Combined with the efforts of Zoe’s neighbors, Heather’s co-workers and friends, together we collected over 700 pairs of shoes and a few singles! Thank you for your generous giving and for making an impact on the kingdom of God!

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with change. While we DON’T want to be accused of being in a rut—getting up, plodding through the day at work or school, then coming home to eat dinner and do homework or watch TV—we can grow mighty comfortable with routine.

Wash, rinse, repeat. It may be boring, but it’s easy.

God, however, clearly LIKES change. Look at the universe He invented: The earth orbits around the Sun, which, in turn, rotates around the Milky Way’s center of gravity. The earth is always rotating on its axis, which means we have constantly changing weather.  People are born, live and die. And, as we’ve learned, even viruses constantly mutate.

God built change into the fabric of creation. And scripture records that He often calls His children to choose to change, to expand our horizons, to think “out of the box”. In other words, He challenges us to take risks or do something that makes us uncomfortable.

Each of Sunday’s scripture readings talk about a time when God challenged one or more of His children to do something risky to share His love with the world. He called them to do something they would not do without significant prodding, something that involved potential embarrassment. An action that would only be successful if God abundantly blessed it, but would broadcast His Good News to a hurting world.

Is God challenging you to change? Do you feel a tug to “put out into the deep”?

The Blood Center reports that your participation in our January blood drive saved or sustained 57 lives!

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(February 6th)

This weekend at Trinity Downtown, come see what happens when God calls you to change. Come share your fears, your hopes, and your dreams with the God who created you, and be reminded how deeply He loves you. 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.

COVID-19 Updates

We continue to be deeply thankful for the God-inspired work of our medical professionals who developed and are distributing the COVID vaccines, and who continue to care for those afflicted with this disease. Please keep the members of our congregation who serve in these capacities in your daily prayers that God may grant them strength, courage and a robust immune system.

Interested in joining the Holy Smokers? Click below for details about their “open house” this Sunday.

This Sunday, the Holy Smokers will be holding an “open house” at their Smokehaus (otherwise known as the Bus Barn across the street on Washington Avenue!) after the 11:15 worship service. If you are contemplating joining this ministry, drop by and see a “cook” up close and personal!

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.

Come worship the Lord at Trinity Downtown this weekend. I promise you it will make a tremendous difference in your life.

Your Pastor,

Michael Dorn