Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –
I hope this finds you well and enjoying a deepening love from and for the Lord! Our text last Sunday, Eph 1:9-12 reminded us that Jesus will one day be acknowledged by every single human and angel to be the rightful Ruler of all creation, and that you and I are hand picked by the Father to be His eternal inheritance. Both truths give us confidence each day to rest in God’s love and boldly tell others the liberating truth of His Gospel. If you missed the service, you can watch the recording here. The message, outline and notes are found here.
This Sunday, we will examine verses 13-14, which conclude this twelve-verse berekah or blessing. These verses focus on the role of the Holy Spirit in our salvation, sealing us (for protection and identification as God’s possession) and serving as a first installment of the glory, power, authority and life that will one day be ours. For you note takers, be sure to check our website before the service to download an outline of the message. To join our 4pm service this Sunday, click here or on our website. As always, check into the Zoom chat room a little early to say your “Hellos” and get settled. Remember to bring your bible, the sermon outline, bread and wine/grape juice for Holy Communion.
Tonight our midweek community group meets online from 7 to 8pm, and we’d love to have you join us as we fellowship, pray and study chapter three of the Gospel of John. Here is the link to the meeting.
For those who want to memorize Ephesians 1:3-14, you can find a copy of the passage here. Another version (NIV), in a smaller format, comes to us with the help of Danielle Penne and can be found here.
If you give to the church using bluepay, could you kindly send a quick email to our bookkeeper, Danielle Penne, at firstname.lastname@example.org? She doesn’t have a name to credit the donation to and wants to be sure you get the tax deduction. Thanks so much. For those of you mailing in checks to the church, please send them to: Holy Trinity Church, 1394 Huggins Ave., Chico, CA 95926. You can also give online by using our website. On behalf of the Leadership Team: thank you all for your generosity!
In Christ’s love –