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What is the heart of the matter in regards to religious practices? Jesus was very critical of the Pharisees and scribes because of their emphasis on human traditions over the Word of God. The main point of true religion is not to obey a bunch of rules and abstain from a lot of things, but to love God with our whole heart and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Before you watch, have your children grab their backpacks and laptops, for the blessing of these items during the children's message. And we thank Kayla Pierce for her participation in our service - so helpful (and always wonderful to see a new face!).

David mentions the Prayer of St. Francis toward the conclusion of the sermon. If you'd like to read the prayer, tap here.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020 - Missing the Main Point
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Session has suspended activities held at Trinity through August 23, 2020.
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Please know that Trinity's elders, deacons, and staff are praying for you, your loved ones, and your friends as we follow state guidelines to restrict the spread of Covid-19. If you should have a care concern or celebration you'd like to share, please email David or the church office

We celebrate the birth of Bryson Tanner Hardee, born on August 13, 2020. Bryson is the son of Ashley and Tanner Hardee and younger brother of Bennett. Celebrating with the family are the proud grandparents, Dale and Robin Overcash.

Please keep Katie McDermott, Nancy Elder's daughter, in your prayers. Katie continues to heal from surgery to remove her gallbladder. Please pray for successful pain management, healing, and an easy recovery for Katie.

Bobby Nelson’s stepfather’s first cousin, Russell Capps, has been diagnosed with colon cancer and has spots on his liver. Betsy and Bobby have asked that we keep Russell and his wife Gayle in our prayers as they and his doctors make a decision on a course of treatment/or no treatment. May God’s healing hand be upon him and guide them in their decision.

Please keep Jo Dunnigan's mother in your prayers. She tested positive for Covid-19 and is unfortunately not improving. In addition, Jo learned her good friend, Lynn Yarbrough, is declining in health. Lynn's cancer has spread, and her doctor has said that she may have only six months to live.

Joe Thompson's sister, Gayle Peacock, has received some bad news. She has been treated for pancreatic cancer for the past year and had been doing better. However, the doctors found two spots on her stomach, and they believe she may have only a few months to live. Please keep Gayle and her whole family in your prayers.

Missy, our Preschool Director, is busy planning a safe, engaging program for the fall at Trinity's Preschool. Focusing on CDC guidelines, the teachers are excited to safely welcome children back on September 8th. Enrollment is limited; there are currently openings for 3 year olds. To learn more, email Missy or go online.

As we continue to pay the church's unchanging monthly obligations, we remain sincerely grateful for your giving. Your faithfulness, generosity, and helpfulness are more than appreciated! As a staff note, Virginia continues to check the mail (and voicemail) as she is able. 

We recognize that for many people this is an uncertain time, and know that you may not have the income you had before the pandemic. If you find yourself in a difficult position and would like to request financial assistance from the church, please write a confidential email to David.

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