What are you hungry for?

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Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Isaiah 55:2 ESV

But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to [Jesus] and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”  But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary.” Luke 10:40-42a ESV

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

The signs are everywhere. You can see them when you’re walking down the street, driving along the roadways, and plastered on store windows: “Help Wanted” they say. “Positions available” they proclaim. It seems there is a post-pandemic shortage of people who want to work at jobs that are (mainly) on the lower end of the pay scale. In fact, many pundits and economists are predicting we are at the verge of the “Great Resignation”, where a significant number of employees decide to seek to change jobs and even careers.

These same pundits and economists offer a variety of explanations for this phenomenon.  One explanation, however, seems obvious: the COVID pandemic has caused many workers to reconsider what is important to them and to their families. You can almost hear them thinking:

“Is it really worth the hassle and cost of going to work to get paid $8 per hour?” 

“Boy, it’s been nice not having that long daily commute…”

“I’ve GOT to find a job that gets me out of this house!”

These folks are asking themselves the question that everyone, on occasion, whispers underneath their breath “Why bother?

Are you asking the same questions? Have you climbed the proverbial corporate ladder, only to find that the view from the top isn’t worth it? Are you struggling with the competing demands of work, family and school, all while trying to maintain your physical health and spiritual growth? Are you using your wages to buy stuff that doesn’t REALLY satisfy?

This weekend at Trinity Downtown

(July 31st & August 1st)

We’ll be discussing these kinds of deep and meaningful issues this weekend at Trinity Downtown. 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.

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.

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Drive through worship communion
Drive-Up Communion

Please note that Drive-up Communion will be back on its original schedule and is being offered on Saturday and Wednesday of each week.

Fall Kick-off

Mark your calendars now for Trinity’s Fall Kick-off on August 21/22! We are planning a good, old-fashioned celebration as we resume normal in-person activities on the weekend of August 21st and 22nd.

Here’s the rundown:

  • Our normal worship times of 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday morning will continue. We’ll carry on streaming our services for those that prefer that option;
  • In-person Sunday School and Adult Bible Studies will resume on Sunday morning at 10:15 am
  • Your students will enjoy the “refreshed” Student Underground and Fellowship Hall environments for Sunday School and Youth Bible study
  • Our Sanctuary Choir will be leading the congregational singing during our worship services.
  • Snacks and coffee will be available in our Gathering Space on Sunday morning, and warm cookies will again be available preceding Saturday’s Satellite service!
  • Best of all, we’ll have a BBQ lunch with all the fixin’s ready to serve in the gym at 11:30 on Sunday. Everyone’s invited! A generous donor has sponsored the costs of the fixin’s and the serving, so we can all enjoy breaking bread together!

Mark your calendars now for August 21st and 22nd and be thinking which friends you’ll invite to come with you to Trinity’s Fall Kick-off. It’s time to come back to church! We can’t wait to see you.

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. 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; and
  • Open seating for Satellite worship with the chairs spaced out.

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

Learn how placing our expectations, past sins, worries, hopes, plans and fears in the hands of Jesus 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