Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

Pentecostal blessings to you as we begin this season—called Trinity season—when we celebrate our divine empowerment to live as part of God’s new creation, signaled by the sending of God’s Spirit to us.

Last Sunday, Craig gave us an exceptional overview of the history and meaning of the feast of Pentecost, that extraordinary event in salvation history when Jesus poured out God’s Spirit on his Church! We need to do some editing to the worship music before posting the recording online, but we will eventually get posted to our website, so please check it in the next week or so if you missed the service.

This Sunday—Trinity Sunday—Sharon will be speaking to us from the Letter of James, sharing biblical wisdom for finishing our lives well 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/jJ7wga69hdk 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.

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. Thank you!

In Pentecostal joy –

Tom