Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

Today, during this tenth week following Pentecost, it is good to remind ourselves that we have received the priceless gift of God’s Spirit, and we have the privilege of walking hand in hand with the Spirit at every hour of the day. God’s Spirit is as powerful as a thunderstorm, as gentle as a dove as thoughtful and kind and good as anyone you’ve met.

Last Sunday, examined Ephesians 6.1-9 to better understand what it looks like for God’s people to be filled with God’s Spirit, submitting to one another in love, when they find themselves playing various roles: slaves, masters, children and parents. All of us identify with at least one of these roles. For those of you who missed last Sunday, you can find the sermon outline and slides here and the recording here.

This Sunday, we will begin a two-week exploration of the topic of spiritual warfare, a critically important theme if we are going to live the kind of life of which we are capable.  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.

As always, please be sure to stay for a few minutes after the service to enjoy some coffee, snacks and fellowship. Thanks, Bishop family, for making this possible for us!

If you are looking for a smaller group where you can connect and grow, you are welcome to 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 14. We also have Zoom setup for those unable to meet in person. Please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82177078238

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. All are welcome.

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 be in prayer particularly for Don Rogers (West Nile Virus), Will and Karen Bishop (COVID), Keri Hignell (cancer), Laine Dahlberg (23 week premature baby), Nola Taylor (medical issues), Barbara Trimmer (medical issues), James Johnson (Cancer), Lynne Waite (relocation), Marcus Rutledge and Bronwyn Allen (upcoming wedding), Bennett Josiassen and Tilly Mount (upcoming wedding) and all the fire fighters and residents affected by the Dixie and River fires.

Yours in Christ’s love –

Tom