Staying Alert

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This Sunday is Commitment Sunday, where we pledge what we plan to give to Trinity in 2022. Please prayerfully consider what the Lord would have your giving commitment, and complete the pledge form online here or bring the Commitment Card with you this Sunday and place in the offering plate.

Our relaunched contemporary service continues to grow! Come check it out at 11:15 am on Sunday in the Sanctuary.

But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. And what I say to you I say to all: “Stay awake.” Mark 13:32,37 ESV 

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

The last two years have been tumultuous. The disruptions from the COVID pandemic have worsened existing economic disparities, political divisions and racial tensions. Some have lost faith in “the system” and are re-thinking their priorities and revising their plans. Economists predict we will see the “Great Resignation” in 2022, with 30-40% of those employed voluntarily changing jobs because their previous job has proven unsatisfactory. And, who knows if inflation is here to stay? Or, what the ramifications of the 2022 election will be. Even the smartest among us are baffled.

Jesus predicted that tough times were ahead, with wars, famines and earthquakes just the beginning. He foresaw imprisonment for some of His disciples and turmoil in Mother Nature.

So what was His advice for us? “Stay awake.” Keep alert. Stay at our posts. Don’t get distracted; focus on deepening our love for God and being sensitive to the needs of our neighbors.

One of the ways you can “stay awake” is to be intentional about your giving to Trinity Downtown in 2022. Living a life of intentional generosity is healthy, and God’s people have been doing it for thousands of years. Scripture is filled with accounts of how God blesses individuals and families who offer to Him the first and best of what they receive. A commitment to the Lord is part of our joyful response to His love for us through Jesus Christ and His generous support for all that we need to sustain our lives here on earth.

Your faithful generosity will strengthen your faith and expand the ability of Trinity Downtown to make a difference in our community!

This weekend at Trinity Downtown

(November 21st)

This Sunday at Trinity Downtown, we’ll be discussing how we can stay intentional and watchful in a world that wants to lull us to sleep with distractions. 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 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.

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. 

Last week’s sale of brisket by the Holy Smokers raised over $1,200 for our Harms-Benhken missions fund!

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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Our “stock subscription” benefiting our Youth program is open for investment! Come by the table in the Gathering Space on Sunday to see how your investment will expand the number of youth that may participate in the National Youth Gathering in July 2022. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to send 20 youth and 5 chaperones. 

Starting December 5th, we will return to our normal method of distributing Communion at the traditional worship service.

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Drive-Up Communion

Starting December 1st, Drive-up Communion will no longer be offered on Saturday and Wednesday of each week. However, you may call Pastor Black at 713.229.2917 to arrange a time to receive Drive-up Communion at a convenient time.

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

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.

Caring for our members is a very important part of our ministry at Trinity Downtown. We recently initiated an experimental program focused on enhancing our contact, support and encouragement with those in our congregation who are 65 years of age or older. A member of the Senior Care Initiative team will be reaching out to those who have reached that important milestone to connect, pray and encourage them.

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