Rediscovering the Simplicity of Grace

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Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to our annual Trunks ‘n Treats community event tonight from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Education Center. We’ll have lots of family-friendly fun, and the Holy Smokers will be grilling hot dogs! Many thanks to the volunteers that make this community service possible.

And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked [Jesus], “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Mark 12:28 ESV 

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

We live in a complex world, with a myriad of possible choices. Should we live in the city or a suburb? Buy or rent? How many children should we have? Public or private school? What’s the best college? AT&T or T-mobile? H-E-B or Krogers? What about a high-deductible health plan? And we haven’t even begun to talk about COVID-related choices. Mask up? Give your kids the vaccine?

The list seems endless and the complexities never end.

The religious culture that Jesus grew up in was complex, too. One could follow the Pharisees, with their myriad of commandments and guidelines. Choosing the Essenes would entail renouncing the world and living in a desert commune. Following the Sadducees reduced the religious workload, but increased the political complexities, since you would rub elbows with the hated Roman conquerors.

Jesus, as the author of Reality, saw through all those man-made complexities. Truly following Him will give you space to focus on what REALLY matters—your relationship with God and your neighbors. At the end of the day, all the other stuff is just stuff.

This weekend at Trinity Downtown

(October 30th & 31st)

This Sunday at Trinity Downtown, we’ll be celebrating the graceful simplicity that following Jesus offers us. We’ll rediscover how we can strengthen our relationship with our loving God and with our neighbors. 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 traditional worship service on Sunday at 9:00 am. Or, you can watch the “live stream” of our traditional service on Sunday at 9:00 am 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 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. 

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.

houston online worship
Drive through worship communion
Drive-Up Communion

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

You’ll want to reserve a spot on your calendars to attend the launch of our Contemporary worship opportunity on Sunday, November 7th at 11:15 am. 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