Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

Lenten blessings as we now enter the fifth week of this season of preparation.

Last Sunday, we continued our Lenten series by considering Jesus’ statement that he had “other sheep not of this sheep pen” (John 10:14-16). We then took a quick tour of the Christian Family Tree, noting the four main limbs (Oriental, Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant) and several of its branches. If you missed the service, you can access the notes and PowerPoint here and view the recording here.

This week, we will focus on Paul’s remarkable account of the humiliation and exaltation of Jesus in Philippians 2:5-11. Paul notes the love, grace and humility of our Lord in becoming human and giving his life for us. Then he talks about how the Father responded by exalting Christ to the highest place of honor and glory and giving him the Name that is above all names! This is why the name of Jesus is so precious to the Church and individual Christians. 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/-A-zAi6zZy4  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

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!

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]), Phil Larios (medical issue), Tom Vervoorn (medical issue), David Calkins (healing of foot), James Johnson (cancer), Kaylinn Hignell (cancer), Mark Spelts (death of best friend), Nola Taylor (hospice care) and Barbara Trimmer (medical issues). Please pray also for an end to the bloodshed in Ukraine. Thank you!

In Christ’s great love –

Tom