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!
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April 9, 2021
Does the world seem off balance to you? Do current events trouble you? Do you wonder who is in charge? Do you feel like your life is getting hit from all sides? And does all of this leave you a bit stunned? This is how two men felt as they walked from Jerusalem to Emmaus.
Their world had been turned upside down. With their own eyes they had seen Christ crucified and buried. They were hiding out with other believers wondering what went wrong and how they could still believe. Then people they trusted said the miracle had happened. God had kept His promise. Christ had risen from the grave. So they took a walk that is remembered to this day. Christ showed up in their midst. And before the day was over they realized He held the whole world in His hands. Are you letting the risen Christ walk with you?
Following are 9 updates:
1.) “What’s Most True Is Most Real” is my message for you this Sunday, taken from Luke 24:13-35. Our service will be in at TRIPOINT. The service is also available by live-streaming through our website or on Facebook Live at 10:30am! We continue to follow the recommended safety protocols for San Antonio and Bexar County, and require everyone to wear a mask for the service if you attend in person. A digital bulletin is provided so you can follow along during worship, both at home and in-person, with your smart devices. This Sunday, whether in person or by Zoom, participate in a 9:00 a.m. Bible Study, followed by our combined worship service at 10:30 a.m. We provide hybrid Bible Study opportunities for all classes who choose this approach. For more information, please contact your Sunday School leaders and/or the Pastor who directly works with your class.
2.) Streaming Hope Capital Campaign. To date $212,808 is pledged; $170,013 of which has already been given. We are grateful that you, our members, understand the importance of our need to purchase replacement equipment for Trinity Productions to digitally stream Sunday worship services. The April Trumpet contains information regarding the needs of Trinity Productions including a category list of needs. Our campaign goal is to raise $360,000 by the end of September, 2021. Other members are asking how they can contribute. The Stewardship Team asks that you pray about how much you might invest over the next 7 months, March through September. We are asking that you please give above your normal tithes and offerings. Ways to contribute: Go to the giving page of our website and contribute through PushPay or use this direct link. Select “Streaming Hope Capital Campaign” under the “Giving Type” drop down menu list. On your check and/or on the offering envelope please write: “Streaming Hope Capital Campaign.”
3.) Church-Wide Work Day tomorrow. Any and all Trinity Members are invited to join your Trinity Family to “Beautify” our Church Campus – Inside & Outside Projects provided! Bring a Friend – and come expecting to be blessed and filled with Heavenly Joy as we Serve and Share the Love of Christ – Together! Click here to register online, sign up at the reception desk, or call Sue at 210-219-3456.
4.) On Sunday, April 11th, following worship, join us for a Church Picnic! We will serve Chris Madrid cheeseburgers and hamburgers on the TriPoint campus. Invite your family and friends for a great afternoon of community. Register online or contact Mary Hamilton at 210-733-6201 to let us know you’re coming
5.) Your offerings for our 2020-21 Ministry Year 10/1/20 – 4/9/21
Budgeted Ministry Plan Income $2,065,056
Budgeted Ministry Plan Expenditure ($1,823,133)
Net Income $241,923
Capital Improvements ($17,051)
Net Income/(Loss) $224,872
Capital Campaign Goal $360,000
Capital Campaign Commitments Made $212,808
Commitments Received $170,013
Total Contributions $170,013
Campaign Expenditures $18,033
6.) Click here to read our April issue of the TRUMPET. Many great opportunities are highlighted.
7.) Our annual National Day of Prayer Gathering is set for May 6th @ TriPoint from 7:15- 8:30am. We will pray, sing, and hear Archbishop Gustavo, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and Rabbi Steven Gutow. Coffee, juice, and muffins will be served, and there is no charge for admission. Register to attend online by visiting dayofprayersa.com. Donations will be accepted, and we will be collecting the most needed items for the San Antonio Food Bank. We will follow COVID-19 protocols that will be recommended at that time. Plan to come and invite others to join you!
8.) This Sunday, Bobby and Julie Perez will be baptized. And on April 18th, six members of the Maldonado family will be baptized. Being baptized on Easter, Samantha Joy Gomez’s transformed life is now a fulfillment of her middle name. God’s joy called out to her. With faith she said “yes”. With courage she reached out to the love of God that was reaching out to her. In God’s love she now knows that Christ’s resurrection, empowers her to live as an Easter person year around. How about you?
9.) Please join us in welcoming Liza Jensen, LCSW, to Alpha Home as our new CEO! Liza was hired recently by the Alpha Home Board, following a thorough recruitment and interviewing process. Liza is very excited to be joining the Alpha Home Team. Prior to joining Alpha Home, Liza was the VP of Nix Behavioral Healthcare System here in San Antonio where she was responsible for two behavioral medicine hospitals, a psychiatric emergency service and an intensive outpatient program. Liza is a graduate of our Lady of the Lake University where she graduated with a Master of Social Work, LCSW, and has over 35 years of experience in the behavioral health and substance abuse community. We are so grateful to have her as part of our team!