Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

Blessings to you during this final week of the Easter season. As we look forward to Pentecost this Sunday, may you experience the wonder and power of both our new life in Christ and our infilling with the Holy Spirit.

Last Sunday, we considered three reasons why Christ’s ascension was so necessary for our salvation. His ascension to heaven was required for: his coronation as king, his sending of the Spirit and his completion of his sacrificial work to make us “holy” and qualified to share sacred space with God. If you missed the service, you can view the recording here.

This Sunday, Craig will teach us as we celebrate one of the truly great events in salvation history, the pouring out of God’s Spirit on his people at Pentecost! For those unable to attend in person, be sure to tune in to our livestream at 9am Sunday morning at the following YouTube link 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

Men, plan to join us a wee from this Wednesday night, June 8, from 6:30-8 pm at the church building for our next men’s gathering. We’ll talk about how to become a better husbands, dads and sons of God.

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 Lordto 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 Danielle Penne (constant pain and upcoming surgery), Lynne Waite (severe back pain), Gena Penne (stroke), Larry and Annelies Ruby (Covid recovery), 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), 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!

Yours in his love -​

Tom