Anguish & Hope

Anguish & Hope

Like you I have family and friends who live in the 150 mile stretch from Corpus Christi to Houston. The impact of Hurricane Harvey touches all of us. Devastation!  The wind & rain has and is causing immense damage. As our hearts are filled with anguish, we also feel the rising tide of hope. Anguish born from layers of sorrow. Hope born from God’s power to create remarkable tomorrows from today’s tragedies.

Rebuilding from tragedy takes time. We’ve given some initial aid but much needed help is still before us. We are committed to help people recover over the long term effects. I’ve talked with several pastors who are in the middle of Harvey’s impact. We can help them. In God’s hands, hope wins.

“My Prayer For You,” September 1, 2017
Click here to see a clip reminding us of God’s wonder.
HOW CAN WE HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY 
HURRICANE HARVEY?
We are in communication with pastors, churches, and strategic leaders along the coast area affected by Hurricane Harvey. Right now, in many places people are still waiting for the water to recede for the long term effort of recovery to begin. Below you will find many great ways to be the hands and feet of Christ through financial contributions, donations of needed items, and serving evacuees here in San Antonio. We will keep the church updated about future opportunities.
Spiritual Care Provider Training:
San Antonio Baptist Association is hosting a ‘Just In Time’ training for spiritual care providers. You will receive training to join the Texas Crisis Resiliency Team and offer spiritual care to evacuees in shelters here in San Antonio. See the full announcement concerning upcoming training below.
Monetary Donations:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)
CBF will help individuals and congregations who have suffered as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Gifts will support the provision of goods and services through CBF partners to those affected as needs become known. https://www.cbf.net/content/give2016/
In the drop down menu under GIVE, if you click on Hurricane Harvey it will take you directly here: https://www.classy.org/checkout/donation?eid=98638
Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner
This fund is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation and will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. To donate, visit: ghcf.org/hurricane-relief. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is providing shelter, meals and comfort to people impacted by the hurricane and flooding. Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Donate Items:
Donate items such as nonperishable foods, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights & batteries, new clothing, hygiene items and cleaning supplies. Here are the locations receiving donations:
  • San Antonio Food Bank Warehouse, 5200 Enrique Barrera Pkwy (previously known as Old Hwy 90), open  8am-5 pm.
  • D1 Field Office, 1310 Vance Jackson, open 8 am-8 pm.
  • D2 Field Office, 2805 E. Commerce, open 9 am-5 pm.
  • D3 Field Office, 3319 Sidney Brooks, open 9 am-5 pm.
  • D4 Field Office, 5102 Old Pearsall Rd, open 9 am-5 pm.
  • D5 Field Office, Collins Garden Library/200 N. Park and Las
  • Palmas/803 Castroville Rd., Suite 218, open 9 am-5 pm.
  • D6 Field Office, 8373 Culebra Rd., Suite 202, open 8 am-8 pm.
  • D7 Field Office, 4414 Centerview, Suite 160, open 9:30 am-8 pm.
  • D8 Field Office, 9830 Colonnade, Suite 165, open 8:30 am-8 pm.
  • D9 Field Office, 16500 San Pedro, Suite 290, open 8:30 am-5 pm.
  • D10 Field Office, 1635 NE Loop 410, open 9 am-5 pm.
Give Blood:

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is reporting a critical shortage, and has extended hours at all of its San Antonio-area donor rooms. To donate, call 210-731-5590 and visit their website for more information. All San Antonio donor rooms will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., effective Monday, Aug. 28.

STBTC donor rooms with extended hours:
  • Donor Pavilion, 6211 Interstate 10 West at First Park Ten Boulevard
  • Northeast Donor Room, 8527 Village Drive, Suite 106
  • Shavano Donor Room, 4079 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 102
  • Southeast Donor Room, 3158 SE Military Drive, Suite 104
  • Westover Hills Donor Room, 10555 Culebra Road, Suite 107
Current blood supplies remain at less than one day’s demand. To become a donor, please call 210-731-5590 or visit southtexasblood.org for more information.
Give disposable diapers:
The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be dropped off in person or mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Tex., 78238.
Want to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey?
Here is how you can get involved.
Consider attending the “Just In Time Training” for Spiritual Care Providers. We need more people willing to provide spiritual care at the local shelters.
There are several large shelters in San Antonio housing those who had to evacuate their homes because of Hurricane / Tropical Storm Harvey.
Currently, there are very faithful trained volunteers providing Spiritual Care to people in the shelters, but this is a very big event and will last a long time.  More spiritual care providers needed.
You might wonder how you can volunteer at the shelter with your busy schedule. We will work with you …. even a few hours a week can be very helpful.
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Purpose: To be equipped to provide spiritual care to those affected by Hurricane / Tropical Storm Harvey. This training will prepare you to share God’s love to families staying in our local shelters.
Date & Location: Saturday September 2nd – from 9 AM to 12 PM
Community Bible Church, 2477 Loop 1604 North, San Antonio, TX 78232
Cost: no cost for the training
Sign Up: please let us know you are attending by contacting Dan Franklin at DanRFranklin@gmail.com.
Training is led by:
Dr. Dan Franklin
Associate Endorser – Chaplaincy Relations
Texas Crisis Resiliency Team Coordinator
Texas Baptists (BGCT)
Cell Phone: 210-842-8221
The sermon this Sunday is:

“Step Into New Beginnings”

Joshua 2:1-13; 6:25; Hebrews 11:30-31
Important Upcoming Events
Fall 2017 Trinity Small Groups – Beginning in September
Relationship is at the heart of our faith. Get connected with other seekers and believers by joining one of the many small groups we offer where individuals commit to meet regularly for the purpose of growing as disciples of Jesus Christ and in Christ-like relationship with each other. To see all the small group opportunities available, visit:trinitybaptist.org/small-groups
Men’s Used Jean Drive -The Annual Men’s Jeans Drive sponsored by the Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) and Trinity’s Local Mission Team is in full swing through the month of September and we need your help! Men who are homeless or need clothing when looking for a job will benefit by your generosity to this drive. Small sizes from 27-34 are in high demand. There will be marked barrels for your donations in the CLC, Fanning Foyer, and Reception area on the Mulberry Campus and in the foyer at TriPoint during Crossings.
TBC Orchestra
The first Orchestra rehearsal of the fall will be Sunday, September 17 from 12:00-1:30. The rehearsal will take place in E250 and lunch will be provided. Rehearsals will occur approximately twice a month with the ensemble leading in musical worship in the Sanctuary once or twice a month. The Trinity Orchestra welcomes instrumentalists, ages 15 and above, who play strings, woodwinds, brass or percussion. This wide collection of ages, experience and musical achievement will be directed by Dean Zarmbinski, our new Instrumental Music Associate. Members of the orchestra have additional opportunities to play in accompanying the Trinity Chorale in special concerts. Please speak to Jacob Sensenig if you are interested in making a joyful noise with the Orchestra or if you have questions.
Join us for Combined Worship & Our Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, September 24, noon | Mulberry Dining Room
The Annual Business meeting will be held after the combined service, lunch served at 11:45 am. During the meeting we will vote on the three At-Large
Trustees positions for 2017-2018, the Ministry Plan and other items.
See website for complete agenda: trinitybaptist.org/meetings
Looking for a Place to Serve?
Serving in the church can increase our faith, help us see and experience what we’re made for, draw us deeper into community, and redirect our focus to Jesus. If you are looking for a place to serve God through Trinity Baptist Church now is the time to speak up. Please contact Larry Kennedy, Chair of the Ministry Matching Team: 210-241-2380.
Take a risk and get involved. God will grow your step of faith.