Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

May you enjoy God’s lavish goodness today and throughout this week.

Last Sunday, we finished our look at Paul’s address to the the judicial council in Athens contained in Acts 17:21-31. His speech answers the question: “What is God like?” We saw that this passage outlines both the incomprehensible transcendence of God (his infinite greatness, power, sovereignty and dimensional beyondness) as well as God’s unparalleled closeness (his intimate concern for us, having created us in his image). The text is a treasure trove of spiritual wisdom. For those of you who missed last Sunday, you can find the sermon outline and slides here and the recording here.

This Sunday, Craig is going to teach from a few different texts that provide a panoramic view of God’s love for all peoples throughout human history. He will also update us on the state of missionary work today and share with us some stories of what God is doing in the world as God’s people seek to fulfill the Great Commission. 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.

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

If you are looking for a bible study where you can connect relationally and grow spiritually, we’d love to have you join us on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm at the church building. We pray, fellowship and study John’s Gospel. Currently, we are 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

Danielle Penne is hosting a bible study for all interested women on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm from September 9-October 21. The study features video teaching by Priscilla Shirer on the armor of God (Eph 6:10-20). Click here to see a 2-minute video clip: Armor of God Bible Study | Priscilla Shirer | Lifeway. You will need to purchase the study book which you can get here Armor of God Study book from Lifeway or here from Amazon: Armor of God. This study will be open to any woman who wants to attend, regardless of whether Holy Trinity is your home church.

We also 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 Danielle Penne (leg procedure), Don Rogers (West Nile Virus), Keri Oliva (cancer), Laine Dahlberg (premature baby recovering from heart surgery), Nola Taylor (medical issues), Barbara Trimmer (medical issues), James Johnson (Cancer), and all the fire fighters and residents affected by the Dixie fire.

Lynn and I will miss you this Sunday as we entertain out-of-town family members following our daughter, Tilly’s, wedding on Saturday. We look forward to being with you again on the 26th.

In his great love –

Tom