Zombie Sins

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But when Herod heard of [Jesus’ miracles], he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” Mark 6:16 ESV

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Downtown:

Zombies are interesting mythical creatures. Supposedly a human corpse that has been reanimated, a zombie’s sole mission in life is to kill humans so that they, too, can become zombies. Should one actually appear, any respectable doctor would declare it legally dead in a heartbeat, since, well, zombies don’t HAVE a heartbeat!

You can find stories about zombies almost everywhere. Modern American movies, TV and video games have made Zombies a household word: The Night of the Living Dead and World War Z come to mind. And zombies are not just a recent phenomenon; they’ve appeared in Western literature as far back as 1687 and are common in African and Haitian folklore. Some scholars even argue that ancient Mesopotamia’s “Epic of Gilgamesh” talks about them.

While we might enjoy a good zombie movie, as modern Americans we surely aren’t tempted to start looking around our house to see if we can detect any zombies. Costco doesn’t sell “zombie cams” to record a video if they were to appear. They’re just the stuff of literature, right?


While I don’t expect to ever spot a physical zombie, I bet we all carry one or more of them around with us in our souls. These zombies are the sins, failures and “what ifs” that we have confessed to our gracious God, who has forgiven us and pronounced these sins dead. But we somehow allow these zombie sins to haunt us.

This weekend at Trinity Downtown

(July 10th & 11th)

This weekend at Trinity Downtown, we’ll be discussing how we can rid our souls of these ghostly sins and celebrate together the joy of living in Christ’s forgiveness. 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 NOT be offered on Saturday July 10th, but will resume on Wednesday July 14th.

Fall Kick-off

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

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.

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.

If you have young children or grandchildren that are interested in exploring an ambulance or fire truck “up close and personal” you will be interested in an event on Saturday being hosted by LEAH’s Downtown Academy. The “Emergency Services Touch-a-Truck” experience will be held in the Education Center’s parking lot from 9:00 am – noon on Saturday, July 10th. You won’t want to miss it!

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 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

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