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Trinity Baptist Church COVID-19 Updates

Recently, the CDC updated their guidelines for COVID-19 safety protocols for individuals who have been fully vaccinated. So, beginning Sunday, May 16th, we will be amending our safety protocols for the Mulberry and TriPoint campuses to the following:

  1. For those individuals who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination dose, or 2 weeks after the Johnson & Johnson dose), masks and social distancing while on campus will be optional.
  2. For those individuals who are not fully vaccinated, masks and social distance are strongly encouraged.

Please take a moment to self-screen for any of the following symptoms before attending Sunday worship services. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, please refrain from attending in-person service and join us online at 10:45am through Facebook or Livestream.

Persistent Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Chills • Repeated shaking with chills • Muscle pain • Headache • Sore throat • Loss of taste or smell • Diarrhea • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature of 100 degrees • Known close contact with a person who is confirmed to have COVID-19.

For adult Sunday school protocols, please contact your Sunday School Leader and/or the Pastor who directly works with your class. For questions, please email info@trinitybaptist.org


July 25, 2021
FIRST WORDS
These days I wake up saying in my mind, “Great is my God, our God. Magnify His name in all the earth.” These words come deep from within my soul, beyond my own natural awareness. Something in me knows that before I consciously think of anything else, I need to be thinking of God’s wondrous love who holds all of us together. Before I get out of bed, check emails-news-social media – think through my day – I am struck that our world is changing in a way and pace that is way beyond my personal capacities. And that deep within my soul God is calling out with the words of Psalm 8. He knows I need them even before I know to pray for them. Maybe the same is true for you.
Stretch your soul. Look up and around. See God’s creation. Listen. Feel. Smell. Taste. Take in the wonder of God’s greatness and this world in which we’ve been entrusted to live. That’s what David did, and as a result he wrote Psalm 8. In his stretching he discovered not only his place but our place in the universe. Not a bad way to begin each day.
–Pastor Les
Pastor Search Team
The next meeting will be held on July 25th immediately following each service at Mulberry and TriPoint to elect eleven of the nominees to the Senior Pastor Search Team and approve the Team’s Charter.
What are we voting on?
There are two separate agenda items to be voted on. Agenda item 1 is the ballot to elect 11 nominees for the Senior Pastor Search Team. To see a list of the nominees and review their bios, click here. Agenda item 2 is to approve the Senior Pastor Search Team Charter. Please click here to review the redlined version of the Senior Pastor Search Team Charter.
Where and when can we vote?
Online voting is available now through the end of the last Special Business Meeting on July 25, 2021 by clicking here. Paper Ballots for absentee voting will also be available for pickup and submittal from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, July 19, 2021 through Friday, July 23, 2021 in the Business Office. In addition, you can attend the meeting on July 25th and vote in person by paper ballot or on-line. You may vote once.
For more information about eligibility and voting, please visit trinitybaptist.org/business/.

 

This Sunday
  • This Sunday, July 18th, our Summer Sunday Schedule will be as follows:
  • 9:00 – 10:00 Worship at MULBERRY
  • 10:15 – 11:15 Special Business Meeting in the Sanctuary
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Worship at TRIPOINT
  • Immediately Following Worship: Business Meeting at TRIPOINT
  • “HOW GREAT IS YOUR GOD?” is my message for this Sunday, taken from Psalm 8:1; John 9:1-12; Psalm 8:9. The services are also available by live-streaming through our website or on Facebook Live at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.! A digital bulletin for both services is provided so you can follow along during worship, both at home and in-person, with your smart devices.
CELEBRATION

Streaming Hope Capital Campaign: We have achieved our goal! Thank you for your generosity! The money given will allow Trinity Productions to purchase the much needed equipment to continue streaming services, creating videos, and Sharing God’s Love! To date $365,849 is pledged; $36,1804 of which has already been given. Click here to watch a video update from Jacob Sensenig.

  • Your offerings for our 2020-21 Ministry Year 10/1/20 – 7/21/21

Budgeted Ministry Plan Income                         $3,122,006
Budgeted Ministry Plan Expenditure              ($2,927,425)
Net Income                                                                  $194,581
Capital Improvements                                             ($32,323)
Net Income/(Loss)                                                   $162,258

Capital Campaign Goal                                          $360,000
Capital Campaign Commitments Made              $365,849
Commitments in Excess of Goal                            $5,849

Contributions Received                                         $361,804
Campaign Expenditures                                        $245,930
Available for Expenditures                                     $115,874

Announcements
  • Trumpet: Click here to read our July issue of the TRUMPET. Many great opportunities are highlighted.
  • From the Prayer Ministry: Would you please take a few minutes out of your day next Saturday, July 24th for prayer, asking for guidance as we prepare to vote on Sunday, July 25th for the Pastor Search Team.
Closing In
You may have missed it.  Last Saturday was World Emoji Day—July 17.  Indeed, six new emojis joined the current gaggle on our iPhones.  My favorite is a red heart surrounded by flames—heart on fire, I call it. Most likely, those who serve on the Emoji Committee saw it as a different sort of symbol.
Thirty-five of our Trinity members have hearts on fire for serving the Lord and Trinity, and we beneficiaries will narrow the inspiring list to eleven in about 48 hours.
What shape should our prayers take during this remaining time?
For me, gratitude and joy.
  • Jesus’ love of his Church…and me…and you
  • Gifted pastoral and lay leaders who remind us of our own gifts and true purpose
  • For laughter, an antidote for times of scarcity and change and challenge
  • For the bricks and mortar of Trinity Baptist Church and the hearts within her walls
  • Our children’s chatter—and for those who care for them
  • The stretch of the ideal
  • Leaders-in-waiting
  • Music on our lips
  • Love, wide and long and high and deep
  • The mystery of what lies ahead
  • That great cloud of witnesses
  • Fighting the good fight with passion
  • And—oh, my—God’s immeasurable grace
What will you add?
Dianna Crocker
On Behalf of the Trustees

Past COVID-19 Updates