Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

We continue to mourn Diane’s home going on May 24th and pray for Larry, his kids and grand kids. They are feeling the loss so deeply but also rejoicing in God’s goodness. This is the strange and distinctive feature of Christian grieving: it holds together in equal measure the terrible pang of insufferable loss and the incomparable hope we have in Christ. Please continue to pray for Larry, Jason, Fawn, Aaron, Lauren, Amy, Sean and their children.

A recording of last Sunday’s service—Pentecost Sunday—is available online here. My message notes and slides can be found here.

Tonight our midweek community group meets from 7 to 8pm, and we would love for you to join us on Zoom if you are free. Here is the link.  This is the same link we will use in future weeks so save it somewhere handy. We will be study Scripture together tonight, so please be sure to bring your bibles.

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, when we have the privilege of considering together the astonishing beauty of our triune God. Our worship service is 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.

Please pray for us as we consider the wisest course of action regarding our meetings together. While “in person” gatherings have been approved by the governor, they must comply with a long list of guidelines, some of which make church not seem much like church. We want to be safe, wise, obedient to our government yet create worship experiences and fellowship opportunities that are a blessing to all who come.

So, we need your prayers and your input! As I mentioned Sunday, Bobby and Lauren Avilla have graciously offered for us to meet in their large, beautiful backyard on Sunday mornings. Because of the shade factor, earlier would be better: 8 or 8:30 is optimum but might make it difficult for some to make. For others, a late morning service won’t work. If you haven’t already, please let me know about your availability on Sunday mornings so we can make the best decision. You can email me at: tom@holytrinitychico.org.

In Christ’s love –

Tom