Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

As we make our way through this first week of the new year, I pray you are flourishing in Jesus and are hopeful about the year ahead. Remember that this Thursday is Epiphany, commemorating God’s revelation of Jesus to the world through both his birth and baptism. If you haven’t already, be sure to pick some chalk and an instruction sheet in the church lobby this Sunday for the traditional chalking of the doors!

Last Sunday, we took a look back at 2021 and ahead to 2022, focusing on three key areas: our current cultural climate, our Church scene and our personal journeys. If you missed the service, you can view the recording here and access the notes and PowerPoint here.

This Sunday, the first Sunday of the Epiphany season, we will begin a series on the New Testament book of 2 Thessalonians, a letter written to a church facing some of the same challenges as churches today. For those unable to attend in person, I’m happy to say that we have made some changes to improve the viewing experience online. You will be able to access the livestream online at 9am Sunday morning at the following YouTube link: https://youtu.be/IFJ4xkznqYE  We will also record the service, so you can watch the recording after it is posted next week.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to view our Christmas Eve family service, you can see it here.

If you are looking for a bible study where you can connect relationally and grow spiritually, we’d love to have you join us on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm. We normally meet at the church building but will meet off campus next Tuesday at 3005 Camelot Ct, Chico, CA 95973. We pray, fellowship and study John’s Gospel. We also have Zoom setup for those unable to meet in person. Please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82177078238

Has God been prompting you to pray more for our nation, state, city and His church? If so, come join us each Friday at the church building from 12-1pm. We are asking the Lord to expose evil, frustrate the plans of bad actors, raise up his church is strong, vocal faith and restore righteousness, integrity and love in our land.

Thanks so much for your continued prayers for those in our body who face health issues, losses, financial difficulties and other challenges. One of the great privileges we have is to hold each other up in prayer. Please be in prayer particularly for David Calkins (hip pain), Larry Ruby (recent heart procedure), Greg Pietz (recovery from hip surgery), Danielle Penne (healing for her leg), Sharon Anderson (long COVID), Keri Oliva (cancer), Kaylinn Hignell (cancer), Lorraine Freeman (medical issues), Nola Taylor (hospice care), Barbara Trimmer (medical issues) and James Johnson (cancer). Thank you!

Toward a Christ-filled 2022 –

Tom