Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico – Blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus!

If you are you a veteran of one of our branches of the armed services, would you please let me know in which branch you served? Thank you.

Last Sunday, we continued our study of Paul’s letter to the Romans by looking at verses 18-32 of chapter one, where Paul describes the horrendous distortions that take place in our humanity when we refuse to honor God. Yet despite the appalling picture Paul paints, God’s unwavering promise to restore his good and beloved creation holds firm. God’s grace always trumps human sin. We are so sorry, but our streaming went haywire last Sunday, so we don’t have our usual recording of the service. We hope to have things restored by this next Sunday.

This Sunday, Craig is going to teach on the first half of Romans chapter two. After having pointed out the condition of humanity in rebellion against God in 1:18-32, Paul will now address the Jews who had God’s law and the covenants but did not consistently live by them. Paul talks about the reality of God’s final judgment of all people, Jews and Gentiles. For those unable to attend in person, be sure to tune in to our livestream at 9am Sunday morning or watch the recording during the following week. The link is https://youtu.be/plTaYTY42I0

Looking for a small group bible study? Join us on Tuesday nights from 7-8 pm for sharing, prayer and a study of the Letter of James. We meet in the sanctuary at the church and would love to have you join in. You can also attend via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81655475348

Danielle Penne will be hosting a bible study for women taught by Beth Moore on 2 Timothy entitled “Entrusted”. The group begins on Monday, Sep 12th and runs for six weeks, concluding Oct 24th. Come for fellowship at 6pm. The video starts at 6:30, and the meeting concludes at 8. Sign up on Sunday, and see Danielle for details.

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!

Parents of public school children: Focus on the Family has published an informative guide for Christian parents. Here is their description of the guide: “Thanks to the Family Policy Alliance, you now have a fantastic guide on what your rights are as a parent of a child in the public school education system. Get information and tips on what is being taught in your child’s class, how to push back against inappropriate material being used in the class, and how to respectfully advocate for your child’s physical and mental well-being in their public school” For your convenience, here is a link to a PDF copy of the handbook.

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 Ron Reid (recurring infection), Tom and Connie Vervoorn (major house fire), Danielle Penne (constant pain and upcoming surgery), Emmett and Pat Jarvis (Louis’ dad [stage 4 cancer] and mom [dementia]), Phil Larios (medical issue), Jackie Musselman (recovery from knee surgery), James Johnson (cancer), Kaylinn Hignell (cancer), Nola Taylor (hospice care), Bob (salvation) and Barb Brown (colitis) and Barbara Trimmer (recent hospitalization). Please continue to for an end to the bloodshed in Ukraine and for God’s will to be done in the upcoming mid-term elections. Thank you!

In his great love –

Tom