Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

As springtime blossoms surround us with reminders of the earth’s renewal after the sleep of winter, may you be surrounded with tangible reminders of the renewal of the cosmos which awaits us following Jesus’ return. And may you press deeply into the Eastertide mystery of Christ’s resurrection, guaranteeing new life to us all!

Last Sunday, we looked at a portion of Jude’s letter which invites believers to meditate on the wonder of our multifaceted salvation (v.3). We zeroed in on three aspects of this remarkable salvation: justification (our legal fix), reconciliation (our relational fix) and glorification, or theosis (our ontological fix: God’s fixing of us!). If you missed the service, you can view the recording here.

This Sunday, we complete our look at Jude 3 by focusing on the second part of the verse in which the writer urges his hearers to fight for the faith “once entrusted to God’s holy people.” What are the threats and how do we fight against them? We’ll look at this on Sunday. 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/nVdCSkQOhXo  As you know, 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 is leading a 7-week video group on, “Discerning the Voice of God” using the Priscilla Shirer videos beginning April 25th. The group meets at the Penne’s house on Mondays from 6:30-8 pm. Let Danielle know if you would like to come! The workbook is $16.99.

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), Jackie Musselman (recovery from knee surgery), David Calkins (healing of foot), James Johnson (cancer), Kaylinn Hignell (cancer), Nola Taylor (hospice care) and Barbara Trimmer (medical issues). Please pray also for an end to the bloodshed in Ukraine. Thank you!

Because he lives –

Tom