Who's Your Daddy? / Sunday's Blood Drive

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Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Deuteronomy 6:7 NLT

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

Our unconscious assumptions greatly influence our attitude and behavior. Picture this: a university finance professor divides her students into two groups. Both groups are given written instructions to imagine that they are on vacation in Mexico. Each group is asked to predict how much a can of beer would likely cost at their lodging’s bar.

The students snicker among themselves since this seemed such an easy task. After a brief discussion, the first group agreed that their beer would probably cost US$1.50. The second group guffawed in astonishment and reported they were confident that each beer would cost at least US$5.00.

The difference was in each group’s underlying assumptions. The first group was told they were on a mission trip to a poverty stricken, remote Mexican village to help rebuild a church. The second group was enjoying a weekend retreat at the classiest hotel on Cabo. The value of the beer was a direct reflection of the students’ assumptions about these two locales.

We make similar unconscious assumptions about our own value and the worth of people around us.

This weekend at Trinity Downtown

(June 26th & 27th)

This weekend at Trinity Downtown we’ll discuss how important it is for us to remember “Who’s your Daddy”. Pastor Vince Parks will be bringing the sermon, and here’s a brief overview of what you can expect.

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. Learn more about our worship services below.

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.

Watch Online

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 the button below. And, of course, you may also participate by watching either of these services “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 this Saturday June 26th will be available as usual, but will not be offered from June 30th through July 10th.

You have the opportunity to follow Jesus’ direction to “love your neighbor” this Sunday by giving blood at Trinity. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be in our gym from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and walk-in blood donors are welcome. Donors will automatically receive a free COVID-19 antibody test, and you may donate blood even if you’ve recently received a COVID vaccination. You can make an appointment by clicking below and then selecting Trinity Downtown on the map that appears.

Tithes and offerings over the last two weekends were $15,000 above our expectations. Thank you SO MUCH to those who responded to our special giving appeal. If you haven’t yet had a change to participate, please pray and ask the Lord what He would have you do to help. You can give online by clicking here and selecting the “Summer 2021 catch-up offering” fund option, or mail a check marked “Summer 2021 catch-up” to our office at:

800 Houston Ave
Houston, TX 77007

COVID-19 Updates

We continue to be deeply thankful for the God-inspired work of our medical professional who developed and are distributing the COVID vaccines, and who continue to care for those afflicted with this disease. We are constantly reviewing our COVID-related safety protocols so that we’re in line with current government regulations and the evolving scientific guidelines. Our guidelines for this weekend’s services will be unchanged from the prior week:

  • Masks are now optional for everyone regardless of vaccination status
  • RSVPs are no longer required, and you may enter the campus using whatever door you choose. Be sure to sign in at one of our “check-in” stations to register your worship attendance. We’ll have volunteers available to assist you with navigating the check-in process.
  • Open seating for worship in the Sanctuary except for the back pews on the pulpit side. We are reserving the back pews on the pulpit side for those who prefer the option of social-distancing;
  • Now that we have open seating, please continue to be alert and considerate of those around you who may be hesitant to sit close, shake hands or hug
  • Prepackaged snacks and coffee will be available in the Gathering Space on Sunday morning after the worship service
  • Open seating for Satellite worship with chairs spaced out. The chairs will continue to be placed as they have been over the last several months to accommodate those who prefer social distancing.

Please take advantage of our nursery, which is now open to care for children 2 years old and younger. On Sunday, we will continue to offer coffee and snacks outside the sanctuary under the porte cochere following the worship service.

Come celebrate the joys of being a child of our Heavenly Father with us this weekend; come reconnect with Jesus and your church community. Let the joy of the Lord flood your heart and refresh your soul so you can share His love and peace with everyone!