Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

Blessings to you this second week of the Trinity Season! I hope you are delighting in the company of the Father, Son and Spirit each day, resting in their delight in you, hearing the Father say through the Son in the Spirit: “You are my child, my beloved: In you my soul finds great joy!”

To help all of us grow in our enjoyment of our triune God, we’re going to being this Sunday, June 21, a study of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus. It contains multiple references to the holy Trinity, is jam packed with encouraging, beautifully expressed truths and is regarded by many as the pinnacle of all Paul’s writings. We’re going to take our time moving through it so we can savor those truths and be changed by them. I invite you to start reading the book now to prepare your heart for Sunday.

Last week, we finished our consideration of Henri Nouwen’s insights on Luke 6:12-19 by focusing on how we do ministry, specifically, how we build relationships and share the Gospel with others. As we do each week, we’ve posted the message notes, slides and recoding for you. The message notes and slides can be found here. The recording of the whole service is available online here.

Tonight our midweek community group again meets from 7 to 8pm. Join us! We have begun to explore the Gospel of John together. Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431781341.  This is the same link we will use in future weeks so save it somewhere handy.

This coming Sunday, we will meet as usual at 4pm online on Zoom. To join the meeting, click here or on our website. As always, check into the Zoom chat room a little early to get settled. Remember to bring your bible, bread and wine/grape juice for Holy Communion.

Again, we would appreciate your prayers about our moving towards “in-person” meetings: that God will clearly communicate with us a wise, safe “next step”. And please continue to pray for our dear friends, Larry Ruby and family. Oldest son Jason and his wife, Fawn, just moved into Larry’s house with their kids, so Larry they are able to be together during this season of grieving Diane’s home going. Pray for comfort, hope and joy in the midst of excruciating loss. Thank you!

In the great name of the King –

Tom