Matters of the heart

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[Jesus said] “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.” Mark 10:7-8 ESV 

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

The Creator clearly designed us to thrive when we are fully engaged in relationships with one another. Just look around at the far-reaching and complex social structures we have built. Each of us spends precious time to nurture numerous friendships and acquaintances. That’s not to mention the energy that we spend interacting with our family members.

Our relationships with each other are as important as the air we breathe. They make us happy, giddy, strong, sad and depressed. We NEED friends and family who we can rely on for emotional and physical support. We often find out the hard way that fretting about broken relationships can cause our physical health to become fragile. Relationships are really that important to us.

Jesus knew all this, of course. He also knew that our innate selfishness and pride makes maintaining relationships difficult. We want to do it “our way” even if our way erodes or undermines our friendships. We want to have our cake and eat it, too—we want to live life the way that exclusively pleases us, BUT we know that being happy inevitably includes having friends and family that we can depend on in a lurch.

How would you rate the quality of your relationships? Jesus talked a lot about relationships and used how we view divorce as the crux of His message. So, what was Jesus really telling us about how we should handle our most intimate relationships?

This weekend at Trinity Downtown

(October 2nd & 3rd)

This weekend at Trinity Downtown, we’ll be discussing how important our relationships are, and the abundant grace that is available when we mess up. Come to Trinity this weekend to experience anew the reason Jesus’ disciples remained astonished by His perspective on Reality.  Come hear how focusing on God’s love and worshiping Him can carry you during these times, and how you can be an encouragement to those that may be going through tough times. You can join us in our contemporary service on Saturday at 5:00 pm, and/or the traditional worship service on Sunday at 9:00 am. Or, 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.  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 new in-person Sunday School, Youth and Adult Bible classes on Sunday morning are overflowing.

Come see what everyone is talking about at 10:15am each Sunday Morning

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. 

In response to the increased number of infections, this weekend at Trinity Downtown we’re making some changes in our recommendations and seating arrangements designed to lower the chance we’ll inadvertently spread the infection further. 

Following the new contemporary worship service on November 7th, we’ll be hosting a “Congregational Informational Meeting” open to Trinity’s members to discuss any questions on the topics to be voted on at the following week’s Congregational Assembly. Be sure to mark your calendars for both November 7th and November 14th. By the way, the Holy Smokers will be cooking brisket for lunch on November 14th. You won’t want to miss it!

Watch Online

You can watch the “live stream” of our traditional service on Sunday at 9:00 am by clicking the button below. And, of course, you may also participate by watching either the traditional service or contemporary service “on demand” at any time. To enhance your worship this weekend, we’ve placed this weekend’s Order of Worship and our updated prayer list below.

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Drive through worship communion
Drive-Up Communion

Please note that Drive-up Communion is being offered on Saturday and Wednesday of each week.

In-person attendance at our 9:00 am traditional worship service on Sunday has continued to grow and starting this Sunday we will reducing the portion of the Sanctuary that offers “socially-distanced” seating. This arrangement will now be set up in the front portion of the Pulpit side. Our ushers will be happy to guide you to where you wish to seat. As always, please stay home and take advantage of our streaming alternatives if you aren’t feeling well. And we would continue to encourage everyone over three years of age to wear a mask while on-campus.

Despite a very well done service and strong marketing efforts, our Satellite worship service on Saturday afternoon has not rebounded from the COVID -related shutdown. In fact, attendance continues to decline. We have decided to “reboot” the service and move it to Sunday morning at 11:15 am in Trinity’s Sanctuary. So, beginning November 7th, we’re excited to be launching a revamped and revitalized contemporary worship opportunity. The new service will be held in Trinity’s Sanctuary, and the change in date and time will allow participants the opportunity to attend the Bible study hour at 10:15. Stay tuned for further details as November 7th grows nearer. 

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.

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

Together, let’s consider how we can put the astonishing message of Jesus into practice, and how leaning on His provision and care 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.  


This weekend come get a fresh jolt of spiritual energy at Trinity Downtown. It will make a tremendous difference in your life.  

Your Pastor,
Michael Dorn

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