Events This Week:
Monday 24th August: Cameo at 10.30am
Wednesday 26th August: Ladies’ Bible study at 10.30am in church.
Thursday 27th August: We continue our studies in “Gospel Shaped Worship.” This week we will be looking at ‘Worship and God’s word.’ Do come to the church at 7.30pm if you are able to.
* Sunday Mornings during August: During our break from Luke’s Gospel we will look at some challenging questions:
Aug 30th: ‘Christianity causes trouble’
Here is another opportunity to invite friends and family to Trinity.
* Sunday evenings: We will be following a short series on the first four Psalms. The Psalms is a particularly loved book in the Bible so do come if you are able and hear how relevant these approximately 3000 year old songs are to our present day
*Home Groups are soon to begin again. Home Groups are an important part of the ministry at Trinity and not to be missed! They are a time of relaxed discussion and application, usually of the passage of Scripture preached the previous Sunday morning. It is also a time for prayer and fellowship. No one who attends Home Group ever regrets the time given to it. If you are a member of a group already, prepare to attend as much as possible but if you are not a member, do speak to Peter, our Pastor, for more information.
*Elaine, the wife of Peter and Linda’s former colleague in Bristol, Neil Todman, passed away last Friday 14th August after battling with cancer for 19 months. Peter and Linda will be attending Elaine’s funeral and Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday this week.
*Christianity Explored: We are hoping to begin a Christianity Explored Course in September. This is an excellent course introducing the Christian Faith to people who are interested. It is straightforward in form and enables everyone involved to raise difficulties and misunderstanding about what Christianity is all about. There will be invitation cards available for us all to use to begin to invite people we know who would benefit from this series of informal meetings. As an introduction to all of us, we will be looking at one of the series this Thursday at our Church Night, 7.30PM in the hall.
*St Michael’s Fun Day: St Michael’s Fun Day is on Sunday 6 September and this year Trinity have agreed to participate by having a Stall. This is seen as a good opportunity to raise the profile of the church and particularly promote ‘Ignite’ and ‘Ignite Sunday’. The Outreach Team are looking for volunteers:-
- To set up Gazebo’s and tables/chairs
- Who can do face-painting
- Who could be creative with crafts and possibly cake decorating.
If you can help, do speak to Linda Mawson, Charlotte Burgess, Hannah Brooks or Jean Smith today.
*Church Night: From September Church Night will not be on the first Thursday of each month. John McDonald and the Missionary Group have arranged for missionary focus evenings on Thursdays later in the month during September – November. We will keep everyone informed well in advance when these evenings are taking place.
*Gideons: Many people will be familiar with “Gideons International” who have for many years distributed Bibles to schools, hospitals, hotels and prisons. If you are interested in being involved in this great work they are holding a dinner on the 17th September for people who may want to be involved in the future. Please speak to Peter, if you are even vaguely interested, for more information.
*Grace Baptist Mission Annual Mission Day: Saturday 24th October 2015 at Solihull. We can send up to 4 delegates and John and Marion McDonald will be going. If anyone else would like to go they have 2 /3 seats available.
*Prayer Chain: We want to put in place the Prayer Chain once more. If you feel you would like to be part of this very important group, please speak to Tracy DeGrange. The Prayer Chain will consist of a few people who are willing to be contacted concerning any urgent need of prayer which might arise within the fellowship of the church. Please sign your name on the sheet at the front of the church in the next two weeks.
*10ofthose: Trinity is now linked with the Christian book shop “10ofthose”.
Click the image below to view the recommended books:
This is an excellent resource for purchasing Christian books at a discounted rate and their catalogue is extensive. You can access the site from our web page. When you enter the site from our web page, you will find a number of books I have recommended as being particularly relevant to us here at Trinity. Peter.
*Pastoral Care: Robin and Christine Powell have taken over the leadership of the “Pastoral Team.” It would help them enormously if those who have received a letter from them reply with the necessary information as soon as possible. Also, it is important that they are informed of anyone who needs a visit or specific help. Serious needs should be passed to the Elders when appropriate. Do not assume that needs are known by the Eldership or the Pastoral Team.
*Cry in the Dark: If anyone is interested in going to Romania next year to work with ‘cry in the dark’ please speak to Ian Oliver.
*Parking: We have been asked by our neighbours that we try to avoid parking on the corners of the streets near to the church for safety reasons. Tracy DeGrange has said we can park in the car park opposite the church as the residents do not use this car parking space a great deal.
*Sam Wiles is back with us at the moment. He is waiting for a work visa for his job in China. Please pray that this matter would be resolved soon.
* Homewood School: There is a prayer meeting for Homewood School and its Christian Schools Worker, Nathan Wilson on the first Thursday of each month at 1.30 – 2.30pm at the school.
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Next Sunday (30th August 2015):
AM Message: John McDonald
PM Message: Paul Reed
Message: Psalm 4