Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

May you experience the peace and joy of Christ this week!

Last Sunday, we looked at Ephesians 5:1-2, in which Paul urges us to imitate God, especially in the way we love each other. As we do this, we can be confident of God’s help not fear his judgment because of three assurances: we are his children, we are dearly loved by him, and we are declared forgiven and holy because Jesus “offered” himself for us. If you missed last Sunday, you can find the sermon outline and slides here and the recording here.

This Sunday, we will explore Eph 5:3-14. Here, Paul lists certain behaviors, attitudes and types of speech that we should avoid and encourages us to live as “children of the light.” If you are unable to attend the service in person, please tune in at 9am using this Zoom link.

The passcode is: 0404. We will also record the service, so you can watch the recording after it is posted the following week.

Be sure to stay for a few minutes after the service to enjoy some coffee, snacks and fellowship. It’s a great chance to make new friends and keep current on old relationships. Thanks once again to the Bishop family for making this fellowship time special.

Looking for a smaller group where you can connect and grow? Join us on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm at the church building, where Tom leads a small group that meets for prayer, fellowship and bible study. We are currently in John 12. We will also have Zoom setup for those unable to meet in person. Please use the following link.

We also have a prayer group that meets on Fridays at noon to pray for our nation, state, city and church. 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. Join us at the church building from 12-1pm.

Finally, we would love to have your help in Kid’s Church! No special skills are needed: just a love for our kids. You can sign up by letting Lynn know or by using the calendar on our website. Here’s the link.

Thanks so much for your prayers for those in our body who face health issues, losses, financial difficulties and other challenges. God loves it when we seek his help for each other.

Because he lives –

Tom