Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

I hope that the beauty of spring is a reminder to you of the new life we have in Christ as we enter the fourth week of Lent. It is such a remarkable thing that, through the influence of the Holy Spirit, we can become “new” people who reflect the image of God.

Men, plan to join us next Wednesday night, March 30, at 6:30pm at the church building for our next men’s gathering. We’ll talk about the importance of having mentors in our lives and recommend some practical ways to form mentoring relationships that will help you be a better husband, dad and child of God. We’ll then take some time to talk in smaller groups and pray for each other before calling it a night at 8pm.

Women, Danielle Penne will lead a 7-week video group on,“Discerning the Voice of God” using the Priscilla Shirer videos beginning April 25th. Mark your calendars and let her know if you plan to come!

Last Sunday, we continued our Lenten series by learning more about the wisdom and theology embodied in the Nicene Creed: this statement of faith that unites churches around the world. If you missed the service, you can access the notes and PowerPoint here and view the recording here.

This week, I will look at Jesus’ statement in John 10:14-16 that he had “other sheep not of this fold” and give a tour of the four main limbs of the Christian Family Tree. For those unable to attend in person, be sure to tune in to our livestream at 9am Sunday morning at the following YouTube link: https://youtu.be/MF1NB_BQxnk

We will also record the service, so you can watch the recording after it is posted next week.

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 as we study the book of Romans. We meet 7-8pm at the church building for prayer, fellowship and bible study. We also have Zoom setup for those unable to meet in person. Please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81655475348

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 Emmett and Pat Jarvis (Louis’ dad [stage 4 cancer] and mom [dementia]), David Calkins (healing of foot), James Johnson (cancer), Kaylinn Hignell (cancer), Mark Spelts (death of best friend), Nola Taylor (hospice care), Phil Larios (medical issues) and Barbara Trimmer(medical issues). Please pray also for an end to the bloodshed in Ukraine. Thank you!

In Christ’s great love

Tom