Dear friends of Holy Trinity Chico –

Blessings to you in the Name of Jesus this sixteenth week of the Trinity season!

Last Sunday was Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish new year. Craig used the occasion to teach us about the Day of Atonement, focusing on how Jesus’ sacrificial death and his entrance into the heavenly temple at his ascension fulfilled this highly important Old Testament ritual. Our Lord’s work—as sacrifice and high priest—opened the way for all believers to live in God’s presence forever. If you missed the service, you can watch it here.

This Sunday, I will be doing the teaching and, to be completely honest, I haven’t yet heard definitively from the Lord whether to resume our Romans series this week (Chapter 4) or to use the chapter break to address another topic. Stay tuned! 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. Here is the link https://youtu.be/2dOwKYANqAE

Come and join us to pray for Christ’s Church, our nation, state and city on Fridays at the church building from 12-1pm. We are asking the Lord to bring repentance and new life to his people, to expose evil, frustrate the plans of bad actors and restore righteousness, integrity and love in our land. Come join us!

If you are looking for a small group bible study, I invite you to 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 be a part. You can also attend via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81655475348

Here are a few upcoming dates for you to get on your calendar.

  • Sep 25-Oct 16 – Clothing collection for low-income CUSD students
  • Oct 28 – CareNet annual banquet.
  • Nov 18 – YWAM annual banquet.
  • Dec 24 – Our Christmas eve/Christmas service (Note: No service on Dec 25th)

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 James Johnson (Covid and cancer), Tom and Connie Vervoorn (major house fire), Danielle Penne (upcoming surgery), the Jarvis family (moving across country), 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 Barbara Trimmer (recent hospitalization). Please continue to pray 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 embrace –

Tom