It Happened at the Mount of Olives

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And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Matthew 26:30 ESV

Last week, we were all reminded that when the power dies, so do our routines. We were all suddenly thrust into a situation that was, at best, very uncomfortable and inconvenient. The clock was suddenly turned back a century or so; nothing worked like it was supposed to work. Our familiar daily activities flew out the window into the freezing weather to die. Worse, for some of our brothers and sisters, losing electricity was more than a hardship; for example, dialysis patients and those that depend on oxygen concentrators were faced with life-threatening conditions.

Besides having heat and light, what did you miss the most during the time the power was out? Your cup of coffee in the morning? Watching your favorite television show, or being able to surf the internet? A hot meal? What was the first thing you did (besides turn on the heater) when the power came back on?

One of the big inconveniences for me was losing the ability to listen to music. I love music; it opens the door to my soul and my heart to our God. It carries me places I need to go.

This weekend at Trinity Downtown, we’ll look at a hugely stressful time in Jesus’ life as He was facing death, and how music played a role in bringing strength to His heart. Participate with us this weekend; give God the opportunity to re-position your heart, redeem your circumstances and deepen your recognition that you are totally dependent upon Him. Join with the other sinners at Trinity Downtown as we are reminded of the great cost Jesus paid in showering us with His grace.

You can participate in-person at our contemporary worship service on Saturday at 5:00 pm or our traditional worship service on Sunday at 9:00 am. Reservations are required to attend either in-person worship service; you can see the details at www.trinitydt.org.  You may also make a reservation by calling Stefanie at 713.224.0684 from 8:30-2:30 each weekday. If you are not comfortable attending an in-person service, you can watch the “live stream” of our Satellite Service at 5:00 pm on Saturday, or our traditional service on Sunday at 9:00 am by clicking here. And, of course, you may also participate by watching either of these services “on demand” by clicking here.

There are two ways this week that you can be the hands and feet of Jesus to our community:

Set aside time this weekend to learn how to follow Jesus on His journey, and in doing so find out how you can live a life of significance, filled with meaning. His calming presence, love and wisdom will make a tremendous difference in your life.