Ministry during the Coronavirus Epidemic

The leadership of Trinity has been closely following the rapidly changing information regarding COVID-19. We do believe that regularly gathering for Word and Sacrament is our primary calling and do not wish to unduly neglect the gathering of the Saints. We know that we are ruled by Christ and not by fear. But our Lord also commands us to love our neighbor, particularly those most vulnerable. At this point the best way to do that is by following the social distancing practices recommended by medical experts and government authorities.

Therefore all in-person church services, classes, and activities are suspended until further notice.

Each week we are creating a modified order of service and a sermon recording. These are emailed to church attenders and will be available on the “Messages” page of the website as usual. Please read, pray, and sing through these services in place of gathered worship on Sunday mornings. Though we will not be gathering in person, we can be united in prayer. We can still hallow the Lord’s Day by devoting ourselves to His Word and intercession for the life of the world.

We are continuing to look for ways to foster fellowship and encouragement under the current limitations. Please pray for wisdom.

“The King Comes to Deliver”

Isaiah 36:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV)

Sennacherib Invades Judah

36 In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. And the king of Assyria sent the Rabshakeh[a] from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem, with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool on the highway to the Washer’s Field.

Isaiah 37:10-20

10 “Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you by promising that Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. 11 Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, devoting them to destruction. And shall you be delivered? 12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them, the nations that my fathers destroyed, Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the people of Eden who were in Telassar? 13 Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, the king of Hena, or the king of Ivvah?’”

Hezekiah’s Prayer for Deliverance

14 Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. 15 And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: 16 “O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. 17 Incline your ear, O Lord, and hear; open your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to mock the living God. 18 Truly, O Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations and their lands, 19 and have cast their gods into the fire. For they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone. Therefore they were destroyed. 20 So now, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the Lord.”

Isaiah 37:33-35

33 “Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city or shoot an arrow there or come before it with a shield or cast up a siege mound against it. 34 By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come into this city, declares the Lord. 35 For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for the sake of my servant David.”

Lent

Lent is a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter Morning. It is modeled after the 40 day period Jesus spent in the wilderness being tempted by Satan (Matt. 4:1-11; Mk. 1:12-13; Lk. 4:1-12), which in turn was the fulfillment of many other 40 day events in Scripture (the Flood, Israel’s 40 years in the wilderness, Moses’ time on Mt. Sinai, the repentance of Nineveh, etc). In this period of testing, Jesus showed himself to be the Faithful Son of God who would go on to suffer for our sins and defeat the Serpent once and for all.

As with the rest of the Christian Year, Lent is an attempt to see the life of Christ lived out in the lives of His people. As with the other seasons, the assigned Gospel readings for each Sunday set the tone. These include: Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, His call for costly discipleship, His cleansing of the Temple, and His predictions of his suffering and death.

Therefore, the season of Lent is a season of giving thanks for Our Suffering Servant. It is a season for lamenting and confessing our sin which necessitated his atoning sacrifice. During Lent we will be encouraging one another to follow Jesus through the disciplines of repentance, prayer, and works of mercy—living not by bread alone “but by every Word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4).

Holy Week Service Schedule

Holy Week Service Schedule

Palm Sunday – Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday – Evening Service at 6:00 p.m.
Good Friday – Evening Service at 6:00 p.m.
Easter Morning – Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

We will celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter morning with a delicious breakfast at 9:00 a.m. at the church, followed by activities for children. The worship service will begin at 10:30. Please join us as we worship our Risen King!

Current Sermon Series: The Way of the Lion

Current Sermon Series: The Way of the Lion

Our next sermon series will follow the life of Christ according to the seasons and holidays of the Christian Year (Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, etc). This year, our sermon texts will be taken primarily from the Gospel of Mark (filling in events that Mark doesn’t cover with the other Gospels). Mark’s Gospel focuses on the Way of Christ, both preparing the way for Jesus our King, and preparing us as his disciples to follow Him in the way of the cross. Join us!

Vacation Bible School: June 26th-30th, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

Vacation Bible School: June 26th-30th, 6:30-8:45 p.m.

All Pre-School and Elementary Students are invited!

Finding Destiny Bible School!

We will learn about the book of Jonah with our friends Dory and Nemo!

Monday June 26th – Thursday, June 29th
6:30-8:45 p.m.
At Trinity Presbyterian Church

Everyone is invited for the children’s program Friday, June 30th!

Current Sermon Series: Our Reformation Heritage

Current Sermon Series: Our Reformation Heritage

In honor of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, we take a look at our Reformation heritage. At it’s heart, the Protestant Reformation was a return to the centrality of Jesus Christ and the proclamation of his Word.

What were the issues involved in the Reformation? Are they still relevant? How has the Reformation shaped who we are today? As we look at the Biblical principles which sparked this major historical event, we will seek to answer these questions and many more.