Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

Please forgive me for getting this out so late this week. Lynn and I spent a few days in Ft. Bragg for a bit of vacation, so I am now catching up on things. I hope your week is going well and that you are “giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to our God and Father” (Eph 5:20) as we touched on last Sunday!

In Sunday’s message, we looked at Ephesians 5:15-21, where Paul tells us to pay close attention to how we live and be continually under the control of God’s Spirit. If we do those things, we will be able to imitate God and live a life pleasing to him in every way. If you missed last Sunday, you can find the sermon outline and slides here and the recording here.

This Sunday, we will explore Eph 5:21-33, where the Apostle begins to tease out what it looks like to “be filled with the Spirit” in our personal relationships. He will focus this week on husbands and wives. Later in the letter he will talk about kids and parents as well as masters and servants. Craig will be teaching us this week. If you are unable to attend the service in person, please tune in at 9am using this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99123315621?pwd=SzU3VFFYenVYdy9ENUdvWGFRaU9jZz09

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. If it’s too warm outside, we will bring the coffee and snacks inside for our fellowship time. 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.

If you are 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 13. We also have Zoom setup for those unable to meet in person. Please use this following link.

We have a prayer group that meets on Fridays at noon to pray for our nation, state, city and church and would love for you to join us! 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 when you are able. 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. Please pray especially for Lynne Waite as she settles into a new place/work routine in Hollister and Don Rogers (Ryan’s dad) who is battling an infection in his brain. God loves it when we seek his help for each other.

In Christ’s love –

Tom