Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

The peace of Christ be with you this third week of the Trinity season.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the following upcoming events!

  • Worship night next Wednesday, July 6, at the church building starting at 6:30pm and continuing until 7:30 or 8pm. Tamie Beach and Ashley Lundberg are organizing the event, and Craig Anderson and Ryan Rogers will lead worship on their guitars.
  • Fellowship time at Richardson Springs YWAM base on Sunday, August 7, from 3-7pm, complete with barbeque and swimming. More details will follow, but save the date!

Last Sunday we continued our study of Romans 8, this New Testament gem that gives us such rich teaching about the role the Holy Spirit plays in our salvation. In verses 6-17, we saw that the Spirit gives us life and power as we seek to follow the Lord. We also saw that, as the Spirit of adoption, he cries out within us to the Father and reassures our hearts that we belong to him. 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 before Sunday and bring your questions with you. We will look at verses 18-25, where Paul presents the Spirit as the Spirit of glory: that is, the one who will bring about our final glorification in Christ. 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/vtelpOF3HpI  As you know, we will also record the service, so you can watch the recording after it is posted next week.

If God has been prompting you to pray more for his Church and for our nation, state and city, we’d love for you to join us on Fridays at the church building from 12-1pm. We are asking the Lord to bring repentance and new life, expose evil, frustrate the plans of bad actors 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. 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), Greg Wietbrock (COVID), Ryan and Rosie Rogers (moving to Tennessee), Ryan and Bonnie Johnston (moving to Montana), Nola Taylor (hospice care) and Barbara Trimmer (medical issues). Please continue to for an end to the bloodshed in Ukraine and for God’s mercy in the upcoming mid-term elections. And pray for God to protect the lives of the unborn children in the face of the massive abortion industry. Thank you!

In the Name of the Three-in-One –

Tom