When God Surprises You

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And I [Peter] heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat [these unclean animals].’ But I said, ‘By no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ Acts 11:7-8 ESV

If then God gave the same gift to [the Gentiles] as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” Acts 11:17 ESV

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Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

Have you ever been surprised by God? Do you sometimes feel like He has sent you off into unknown territory, kicking and screaming? Has He called you to love those neighbors? (You know, the ones who are a bit obnoxious, and are just not part of the “in” group?)

Peter experienced something similar. God pushed the nascent Church into broadening their horizons; He wanted them to share the Good News to Gentiles. Many early Christians fought tooth and toenail against this idea, and the New Testament book of Acts chronicles the long struggle. Thank God the early believers eventually got in step with God, or else most of us wouldn’t have come to faith!

There is a prayer in our liturgy that speaks to this: “Lord God, You have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us the faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that Your hand is leading us and Your love supporting us…”

If you’re feeling the tug of the Holy Spirit to do something outside your comfort zone, you’re in good company! Come to Trinity Downtown this weekend, where you can hear what Jesus has to say to your heart. Come as we celebrate the power of God to transform our hearts and lives. Come, and invite a friend who might need their faith renewed.

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

(May 15th)

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.

You won’t want to miss attending one of our adult Bible studies held at 10:15 am on Sunday. Your kids will enjoy Kingdom Quest, our Sunday School program for children from age 2 through grade 4, and our Sunday morning Youth events.

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. 

You won’t want to miss attending one of our adult Bible studies held at 10:15 am on Sunday. Your kids will enjoy Kingdom Quest, our Sunday School program for children from age 2 through grade 4, and our Sunday morning Youth events.

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

Come learn how placing your hopes, fears, uncertainties and doubts in the hands of the Lord 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. I promise you it will make a tremendous difference in your life.

Your Pastor,

Michael Dorn