Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

If you were able to be with us last Sunday, you had the privilege of sitting under Brent’s teaching! As you could tell, God has given Brent a real gift for explaining the bible in engaging, easy to understand and humorous ways that help us enter into the biblical story. As Brent explained, John the Baptist’s journey from “success” to disillusionment and death to ultimate victory parallels our own stories. God loves us and invites us into a life of meaning and blessing with himself. But this fallen world is filled with trials and suffering. Both these truths must be held in tension if we are to live faith-filled, authentic lives to his glory. If you didn’t make Sunday’s service, make sure you watch it here. There is no outline for the message this week.

This Sunday, we will get back to our exploration of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. As we start on Chapter Three, Craig will give us an overview of some key themes. You may want to read through the chapter before Sunday to reacquaint yourself with the text. If you are unable to attend our in-person Sunday services, please tune in at 9am using this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99123315621?pwd=SzU3VFFYenVYdy9ENUdvWGFRaU9jZz09

The passcode is: 0404. We will also record the service each week, so you can watch the recording after it is posted later in the week, typically Tuesday or Wednesday.

If you are willing to occasionally help love on our adorable kids in children’s church, we would be grateful and you would be blessed! Please sign up on the calendar on our website or by using this link. No special skills are required. Our director, Lynn does all the planning and heavy lifting, you get to just love on them.

Thank you for you continued prayers for our country and for those in our body who face health issues, losses, financial difficulties and other challenges. Please keep Ruthi Brock and Darryl especially in your prayers this week as she is on hospice care for her cancer. Pray for special times with their family, which in town this week.

Ash Wednesday is on February 17: just two weeks away. This is the season when the church prepares our hearts for the events of Good Friday and Easter. If you’re not familiar with the observance of Lent, you can click here for an information sheet that provides some background and practical suggestions.

I am out of town next Tuesday, so our community group will not meet February 9, but will resume February 16. All are invited! We meet on Zoom for prayer, fellowship and bible study in John’s Gospel. The link for the Zoom meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87449423015

In his great love –

Tom

 

 

COVID safety precautions:

  • If you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms, please stay home and safe.
  • We provide leis available near the door for those who need to keep their distance from others.
  • We will have an area on the south side of the room set aside for those needing some extra space.
  • Please bring your mask and wear it when in close proximity others, including entering and exiting the building. We will also have extra masks available at the door.
  • Chairs will be socially spaced, and are movable to accommodate any kind of family arrangement
  • Wipes and sprays are available for surface cleanings throughout the building