Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Thanks for being with us last week for the beginning of the message series, "Who Is This Man?" If you missed it, you can go here to catch it on the Trinity website. This week we will continue with week two of the series with a look at the healing ministry of Jesus. It's not too late to invite friends and neighbors to join us for the rest of the series, and perhaps you know someone who would benefit from hearing a message about God's healing presence in our lives.

This week, you will also have an opportunity to help bring healing to a community that has experienced tremendous loss, grief, and suffering in the last several weeks. After enduring a tragic rash of gun violence in July that fueled racial tensions and mistrust in the community, Baton Rouge experienced an unprecedented deluge last weekend that left 80% of the homes in the city with varying levels of flood damage.

I happened to be in that city for a week last summer with the youth of Harvest UMC, serving through a home repair ministry of First UMC Baton Rouge called Revive225. I spoke this afternoon with Alex Byo, the director of that ministry and, as I expected, they have already begun relief efforts. Because of its existing presence in downtown Baton Rouge, this ministry already has the trust and credibility of its neighbors in the community and will be doing great work in the weeks and months ahead to help people in the city recover. 

With this in mind, we will be designating this weekend's Mission Box to go toward Revive225's flood relief efforts. We encourage you to give generously. And if you'd like to be part of a team that would go and work alongside Revive225 in the coming weeks, you can send an email to Ted Grueser. He'd love to hear from you.

Looking forward to worship with you this Sunday!