Trinity Baptist Church COVID-19 Updates
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.
Face coverings are required to enter the building. Please keep face mask on while on the premises. Your health and safety are a priority!
September 25, 2020
God grows our capacity to meet the challenges before us. And we certainly have our challenges! Which is one of the reasons I hike. When choosing a trail for the day, I typically pick one that I know will challenge me to give all I have, then require a little bit more from me. That “little extra” is what expands my capacity. And I am then more prepared for the remaining challenges which lie ahead in my life.
Growing our capacity in trusting God is a basic survival skill in our current society. When we feel we’ve reached our limit to deal with daily tensions, reach out to God with a little extra faith and He will see you through. And you will be more prepared for what tomorrow will bring. Then we can know the outcome as described by the Apostle Paul, “I have fought the good fight. I have run the race. I have kept the faith.” God goes before us so we can know the way, and do what is required of us.
Following are 10 updates:
1.) Our Annual Business Meeting will be September 27th, following worship at TriPoint. The meeting will be held both in-person on the TriPoint Campus and through Zoom. Join us as we vote on the 2020-21 Ministry Plan; elect 3 At Large Trustees; approve Ministry Team Leaders and Teams; announce Deacon Officers and elect the Deacon Council. To view the agenda and nominees, please click here. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may vote online by clicking here. Absentee voting is open until September 27th at 8am. The Zoom meeting login can be found at the bottom of my email or by clicking here.
2.) “The Freedom of Generosity” is what I will be preaching this Sunday, from Acts 20: 18-28 and 35-38. By seeing what God shows us today, our eyes are sharpened to see more clearly how He is shaping our tomorrows. The pattern becomes clearer day by day. This is good news for our COVID-19 world. So I look forward to worshiping with you in on the TriPoint campus. Also we can worship by your live-streaming the service through our website or on Facebook Live at 10:45am! We are following the recommended safety protocols and require everyone to wear a mask if you attend in person. Click here for the current protocols. A digital bulletin is provided so you can follow along during worship, both at home and in the Sanctuary, with your smart devices.
3.) We are praying & preparing to offering in-person Sunday School on October 4th! Sunday School will be at 9:00 a.m. and worship will be at 10:30 a.m. Zoom continues to be an option for classes. Let’s keep connecting with each other by prayer, Zoom, phone, email, text, cards, and various social media platforms. For more information, please contact your Sunday School leaders and/or the Pastor who directly works with your class.
4.) On Wednesday, October 7 we will begin hosting in-person rehearsals with the Chorale in the Sanctuary from 7:00-8:00pm. Singers will be spread throughout the room and we will take a break at the midpoint of the rehearsal to let the air circulate in the room. These rehearsals will be low-touch, but the reward will be high as we make music together for the first time since March. We will continue to offer these rehearsals over Zoom for those who do not feel comfortable joining in person. Contact Dean Zarmbinski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding these rehearsals and how you can participate
5.) Your offerings keep our ministries going in San Antonio, and Texas, and around the world. The following is our financial update from the beginning of our church year 10/1/2019 – 9/25/20.
(with capital expenditures)
(with capital expenditures)
Payroll Protection Program……$499,300
6.) Prayerfully consider helping financially with any of the following Capital Expenditure Needs: First let’s celebrate that we received an $18,000 contribution to pay for repairs required from rain damage. We have also received $15,000 of the $25,000 needed for network hardware & equipment for onsite Zoom Sunday School classes. THANK YOU. Other needs remain: 3 HVACs – $34,884; replacement of worn kitchen equipment – $14,685.
7.) Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner is October 6th and 8th. Sign up for one night for a VIRTUAL conversation over dinner or dessert, without ever leaving your home! You’ll be assigned to join a Zoom meeting with 6-10 other guests, but only the hostess will know who else will be there! It’s a great opportunity to meet ladies and make new friends among the Trinity family in a new and fun and ‘good for now’ way! The deadline to sign up is Sunday, September 27th. Click here to sign up online.
8.) Like and share our resources, which can be found on our social media, the Trumpet, and our website. Also listen and invite others to listen to our radio program, LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE, on channel 630 am on weekdays 6:30-7:00 a.m. Salem Radio is also now airing it from 6:30-7:00 p.m., and Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m.
9.) Judd Cochran – our Youth Pastor since March 12, 2018 – has resigned to become the Minister of Discipleship at another congregation in San Antonio. His gifts and passion have shifted into the area of discipleship of young & median age adults. We are grateful for Judd. Our prayers are with him and his family – Jennifer, Bailey, and Campbell. October 4th will be his last Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church. We have tremendous youth and youth families. Ethan Getrost, our Associate Youth Minister, will continue in his leadership as we go forward. Once we get through this COVID-19 season, we will then form a search process for our next Youth Pastor. We are grateful for Ethan, and our youth leaders who will guide us well. Together we pray and serve in God’s great work.
10.) Scott Renwick passed away on August 14th. We will have his memorial service on Saturday, October 3rd in the Sanctuary, at 11:00am. A standing reception, with COVID-19 protocol, will follow in the Fanning Foyer.
Don Stinson, a beloved long-time member of TBC, passed away this morning. Our prayers are with his family.
Fight the good fight. Run the good race. Keep the faith.