Dear Trinity family,
I have known people who have done some pretty bad things. I have experienced the pain caused by another’s sin. I have known thieves. This weekend we explore Jesus’ response to a thief who was being executed with Jesus. That thief, who had done far more than just steal from people, used some of his final moments in life to turn to a bleeding Jesus on the cross to ask to be remembered when Jesus came into his kingdom. As a part of our 6-week journey through Lent exploring the final words of Jesus on the cross, we’ll find out why Jesus’ response to the thief was “Today you will be with me in paradise” There’s a lot more to those words than meets the eye, and we’ll consider those deeper matters in our messages. The passage where you’ll find this interaction with the thief is Luke 23:32, 39-43.
SATURDAY NIGHT WORSHIP AT 5:00 – Music will be shared by the Ten Simple Rules praise band, and I’ll share the message.
SUNDAY WORSHIP –
8:15 CHAPEL – Pastor Jenny Smith Walz will lead our early morning service.
9:15 – CONTEMPORARY SANCTUARY WORSHIP – The Celebration Praise Band help us praise God with music, Bill Blaskopf will read the scripture and I’ll offer the sermon.
10:45 – TRADITIONAL SANCTUARY WORSHIP – Music will be shared by our Agape Ringers and soloist Jan Wells. Courtney Hoff, a member of our 2018 Confirmation Class will assist in worship, and I’ll preach. Also, we’ll pray for our 44 member Holy Land Pilgrimage team who leave on Monday for their journey to the land where Jesus walked.
Children can recite their weekly Bible memory verse in our fun Lenten program, see a pastor at the Lily Pad before or after worship.
You can sign up to participate in our very important church wide visioning event called VISION QUEST, to be held on Sunday afternoon March 18th. Please consider sharing your time and thoughts with us as we hope about 100 people will gather to consider who God is calling Trinity Church to be in the next season of our life together (lunch will be provided).
You’ll have lots of choices of what to do with your time and energy this weekend. Some are far more important than others. I hope you’ll consider it important to worship God with your church family.