Jesus Is Not An “Add-On”

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[God] has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son. Colossians 1:13 ESV

Here’s how you can participate:

– • Mr. Carris Richard’s daughter (Lydia Haggerty) passed away last week after a long illness. Her memorial service will held on Friday, July 1. Please keep the Carris family in your prayers, and you can find more details about Lydia’s life and memorial service here

– Please join us in welcoming new members of Trinity into our fellowship this Sunday at the 9:00 am worship service

– The National Youth Gathering starts next week, so come encourage the 19 students and 4 adult chaperones from Trinity as we formally “Send” them at the 9:00 am Traditional service and pray for them at the 11:15 am Contemporary service

– Hear a preview one of this Sunday’s hymn “Before You, Lord, We Bow” that will be sung at the Traditional worship service, and one of the praise songs that will be sung at our Contemporary service

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Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

As Americans, we swim in a pluralistic culture. Our neighbors, co-workers and family all carry around widely-varying ideas about where our nation should be heading and the role God should play (if any) in their lives. It’s a hodge-pod out there. And the chaos seems to be increasing.

The first century culture that Paul the apostle lived in was very similar to ours. The Romans had conquered vast stretches of territory and incorporated numerous nations and tribes into the Empire, each with its own religious views. These various theological perspectives created a huge salad. No specific view was considered pre-eminent (except, of course, for Emperor-worship). One was free to pick and choose, cafeteria style.

Jesus came into this maelstrom, claiming to be the ONLY pathway to God. He didn’t mince any words; He didn’t try to fit in, and it got him crucified. Jesus didn’t pick the easy path.

This Sunday, we’re starting a new summer sermon series focusing on the New Testament book of Colossians. Some of the first century believers in Colossae were apparently being tempted to water down Jesus’ message; to make Him just one of a pantheon of religious thinkers. Paul writes to them to correct this error, and his Spirit-inspired letter is both profound and speaks directly to our own American situation.

As we seek to follow Jesus, we need the support of our fellow travelers. Together, we can encourage each other, discern the Spirit’s whispers, and feel His love flooding our hearts. Come join together with fellow-travelers this Sunday at Trinity Downtown as we begin our study of Colossians.

Come learn how placing your 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.

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(July 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