Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

May you experience today and throughout this fifth week of the Trinity season the grace of the Lord Jesus, the love of the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.

This Sunday, we will celebrate child dedications for two of our families, the Johnstons and the Wilsons! We will also be saying a fond goodbye to Ryan, Bonnie, Maggie and Ava Johnston as they head north to their new home in Montana. Be sure to stay for the fellowship time after church. We will barbeque hot dogs and enjoy various side dishes and dessert, and the kids will have bounce houses and games to play. Parents: please bring swim suits for the kids, as one of the bounce houses has a water slide! Thanks to all of you who signed up to bring food. If you didn’t get a chance to sign up, feel free to bring a side dish, drinks or dessert.

Last Sunday we studied the verses 26-30 of Romans 8, where Paul describes how the Holy Spirit helps us pray and the Father works all things for our good, culminating in our being fully glorified beings. If you missed the service, you can view the recording here.

This Sunday, we will conclude our series on Romans 8 by considering Paul’s astonished response to God’s goodness in our salvation (vv.31-39). It’s one of the most famous and encouraging portions of all scripture, grounding our assurance of salvation in the love and grace of God. 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/LsZt37_8mmQ  As you know, we will also record the service, so you can watch the recording after it is posted next week.

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Worship night next Wednesday, July 27, 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 will lead worship on his guitar. Come join us for a night of praise and extended adoration of our worthy Lord!
  • Fellowship time at Richardson Springs YWAM base on Sunday, August 7, from 3-7pm, complete with barbeque and swimming.

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. Come join us!

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 the Hignell family (death of Fred, the patriarch), Danielle Penne (constant pain and upcoming surgery), Lynne Waite (severe back pain), Gena Penne (stroke 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 and the death of his brother), Kaylinn Hignell (cancer), 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 Trinitarian joy –

Tom