Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

Blessings to you during this second week of the Trinity Season. As you walk with the Lord in humility, reverence and love, may you experience his delight. And may he give you great joy in the midst of sorrow and courage to stand for him during these trying times.

Last Sunday we began a careful exploration of Romans 8 beginning with verse 1, a remarkable text that uniquely summarizes the blessings conferred on believers in the Person of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit makes the abundant, overflowing life of Christ available to us. Our job is to learn to “walk” in the Spirit: letting him guide our decisions and priorities. If you missed the service, you can view the recording here.

This Sunday, please be sure to bring your bibles (ESV, if you have one) as we continue our study of Romans 8. Read the chapter a few times this week, at least up until verse 17. Then, bring your thoughts and questions with you Sunday as we discuss the passage. 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.

Coming up next tomorrow, June 22, is the California March for Life in Sacramento.  Several of us are going down, and if you would like to go, please contact Danielle Penne, who is coordinating rides. If you can’t go, please pray for the event and for our state. You may be aware that there are powerful influencers in our state wanting to make California the “destination abortion spot” for the whole country, actually paying women to come here to murder their babies. A recent piece of legislation, AB2223, would even allow the killing of unwanted babies delivered after a botched abortion. This bill has passed the House and is soon to go to the Senate. If we don’t speak up for the unborn, who will?

Men, plan to join us tomorrow night, June 8, from 6:30-8 pm at the church building for our last men’s gathering before taking a summer break! Larry Ruby will be sharing with us.

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 Danielle Penne (constant pain and upcoming surgery), Lynne Waite (severe back pain), Gena Penne (stroke), 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 and for God’s mercy in the upcoming mid-term elections. Thank you!

Yours because his –