Winning the lottery // Update on Pastor Black

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Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2 ESV

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Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

I don’t play the lotto, but let’s say that a friend gifted me a lottery ticket, and I won $250 million. How do you think my family’s life would change? New house? Several new houses? A corporate jet to transport me between my new houses? Just think of the possibilities (and the challenges)! Life would never be the same.

But let’s say that I simply ignored the extra zeroes in my bank balance and went on without really thinking about the opportunities that winning a lottery provide. Granted, I see how the lives of some of my fellow lottery-winners have been revolutionized, and I occasionally recall the day when I was notified of my new wealth. But, in general, my life goes on…unchanged. 

Crazy, huh?

If you’ve been baptized, you’ve experienced a life-altering event even more dramatic that winning $250 million in a lotto, an event that has the power to radically change the trajectory of your life. This Sunday, we’ll be continuing our summer sermon series focusing on the New Testament book of Colossians. The writer, Paul, urges the Colossians to remember they “won the lottery” when they were baptized, and they could begin to really live in the new way that both honors Jesus and brings them great joy. 

Come join together with fellow lottery winners this Sunday at Trinity Downtown as we continue our study of Colossians. Come learn how placing your suffering, distractions, 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. 

 

An Update on Pastor Black

 

Pastor Black was hospitalized last week with both a COVID and a salmonella infection. While he remains hospitalized, we are grateful that his condition continues to improve. I’ve attached a hand-written note from Pastor Black’s family with some additional details. I’m sure they would appreciate your continued prayers for his medical team, asking for wisdom on the next steps in his treatment plan, and for a complete recovery. If you’d like to send a get-well card to Pastor Black and Audrey, you can address it to their home at:

7719 Meadowvale

Houston, TX 77063-6211

This Weekend at Trinity Downtown

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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.

I look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Your Pastor,

Michael Dorn