Jesus' Donkey

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…Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.” Matthew 21:1b-2 ESV

…Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden. Matthew 21:5bESV

Mark your calendars for our church-wide picnic to be held on Sunday, April 24th starting at 11:30 am. We’ll have food from the Holy Smokers, table games and outdoor activities for the whole family at LEAH’s Downtown Academy’s field! We’ll have a big tent, so the picnic will occur rain or shine.

The deadline to order Easter Lilies is coming up fast. Each lily is $12, and you can order them online here, or you may complete the form at the Welcome Desk.

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

I wonder what the donkey thought. Here she was, just minding her own business and watching over her colt, when two scraggly-looking guys came and untied her. She didn’t know these strangers, and I wonder if she felt a jolt of fear. Did she resist their direction? Did she stubbornly pull back on the rope they were using to guide her? I wonder if she kicked anyone.

Or did the Lord, in His infinite power, somehow inwardly reassure her that she would have the privilege of carrying the Son of God into town? Donkey brains are probably not equipped to analyze such lofty questions. But I’d bet when she saw Jesus, all her fears were extinguished.

Sometimes we can act like donkeys. Stubborn. Unnecessarily fearful. Totally unaware of the Big Picture. This Sunday, as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem riding on the back of a donkey, picture yourself in the role of that donkey. Feel the warmth of Jesus heart, and the responsibility of carrying His message.

Holy Week is approaching fast. See all of our activities by clicking below!

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(April 10th)

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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Drive through worship communion
Drive-Up Communion

Please note that Drive-up Communion will NOT be available on Saturday, April 9th, with the normal schedule resuming on Wednesday, April 13th.

Please take advantage of our nursery, which is now open to care for children 2 years old and younger on Sunday mornings.

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. I promise you it will make a tremendous difference in your life.

Your Pastor,

Michael Dorn