Wed. Apr. 1 at 5:00am
Dear Church Family,
God has called us to be an online church for now. It has been different than any of us imagined, but the mission of Trinity continues. In light of the current situation, the elders met and have extended our time away from each other until May 3. This date of May 3 gets us past the current national guidelines as we continue to serve each other and our community in encouraging social distancing practices. At this time we anticipate May 3 will be our first Sunday back and we will continue to monitor the situation and let you know if things change.
This is a difficult time for many of us. We miss each other and many have suffered financial setbacks as a result of this crisis. If you have any needs during this time, please reach out. We are organized as a church to respond and we want this to be a time we serve each other as a church.
We trust God will use this situation to draw us closer to him and to each other. Now is a wonderful time to connect (from a safe distance) with your neighbors and people in your community. We are all in this together and may God be glorified in each and every circumstance we find ourselves in.
Looking forward to being together again face to face soon. Until then, I will see you online!
All for Jesus,
During this time, the ministry of Trinity continues. Funding is needed for church operations, online ministries, payroll and missionaries. As such, we appreciate your prayers and financial support. There are various ways for you to continue that support. You may mail a check to Trinity at 31 Ammann Road Boerne, TX 78015 as our deacons are depositing checks once per week. You may also consider giving online on our secure site. It is very easy and can be done one-time or you can set up recurring gifts. Visit Trinity’s Online Giving on the Give tab of our website. Once you enter a fund (General or Building) and an amount, you are then given the option of a credit card or bank account. We do know many are encountering difficulties during this time and we thank you for your generous support.
Sunday Worship at Home
We continue to worship in our homes for this next month until May 3. Each Sunday, visit our website to access the Worship Guide to worship at home on your own. A new video sermon is posted each Sunday as part of your worship. After you worship and watch the sermon, you are welcome to drop into our “Worship Connection” time on Sundays at 10:30am. We discuss the sermon and meaningful aspects of your worship. See you on Zoom!
Meeting ID: 255 021 331
Wednesday Night Adult Discussion
Tonight from 7:00-8:00pm Pastor Kevin will lead us through an online discussion on Zoom. The topic will be how we love our neighbors well during this pandemic and in the months ahead. We will discuss what it looks like to be the most hopeful and loving people in our community.
Tues. Mar. 17 at 10:32am
Dear Church Family,
In light of the COVID-19 situation, Trinity’s elders met yesterday to consider the best course of action for Trinity. We decided that the most loving and helpful response to the most vulnerable among us and our community will be to avoid meeting in person for the next three weeks (through April 5 and possibly longer).
Staying Apart Together
Staying apart has proved to be a strategy for stopping the spread of COVID-19. While being online is not the same as being in person, the work of the church continues. You continue that work in how you trust God, turn to him, and engage online with your church community. During this time we will continue our mission of proclaiming Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life in a new and different way. We have ideas and plans underway to support our growth in faith and fellowship together!
We believe that in a spirit of wisdom we must act in ways that love and serve our members and community. As a church, we love being together and we exist to journey through life together. We are determined to find new ways of being together online through leveraging technology until this current crisis passes.
We are moving to an online worship experience for the next three Sundays. All in-person interactions will move online. We are taking this extraordinary step in order to protect church and community health.
Sunday Worship Online
Each Sunday, visit our Livestream page to join with your Trinity family in worship. On that page we will post a worship guide to walk you through a time of worship individually, as a couple, or as a family. The guide will be much like our order of worship with printed scripture readings and prayers. During the hymns there will be clickable links that open to worship music recordings. Also a new video sermon will be posted each Sunday which will allow you to watch as part of your worship.
Spur Groups (small groups), Youth D-Groups, Bible studies, Prayer meetings, and elder and deacon meetings will now take place online. We are utilizing Zoom for these online meetings and unrolling that technology to leaders this week. Even if you have not been part of these ministries, now is a great time to join in because connection is something we all need. Email Pastor Kevin and he will get you connected.
Our desire is to continue to compensate all salaried and hourly employees, missionaries and agencies we support throughout this crisis. As such, we are dependent on your continued generosity to sustain our operations. You can mail your checks to the church office at 31 Ammann Road, Boerne, TX 78015. You can also place a check in an envelope in our secure, weather-proof mailbox at the entrance to our campus. This is also a wonderful opportunity to begin giving on our secure online site. It is very easy and can be done one-time or you can set up recurring gifts. Visit Trinity’s Online Giving on the Give tab of our website. Now is a great time to trust God with your finances and support your church.
All for Jesus, who is Lord of every crisis,
Sat. Mar. 14 at 9:20am
Dear Trinity Family,
As information concerning the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) unfolds, we want to keep you informed about adjustments we are making at Trinity. We still plan to meet for worship services at 9:00am and 10:30am tomorrow.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking the step of canceling Christian Ed classes, Children’s Worship, and Nursery. We want to participate in supporting community health, loving our neighbors, and protecting our friends and members from community spread.
Here are a few of the adjustments for our time together on Sunday:
- Avoid handshaking and use verbal greetings and gestures instead
- Bulletins will be on the greeter table for you to pick up yourself
- For communion, we will be coming forward instead of passing the bread and cup
- The offering will be collected in baskets up front after you pick up communion
- Children’s worship canceled/Nursery closed
- Christian Ed classes cancelled
It is important we all understand and cooperate together by not attending if you are symptomatic (or anyone in your family) or have traveled to an infected area.
If you are in a high-risk category or are susceptible, you must use your discernment as to attendance. Please know that we support you in your decision and please use wisdom during this time. You can tune in to our live stream service at 10:30am. Sunday will be the first time we have done this, so bear with us!
We have created a new page on our website for our worship livestream. You can find it on our website by clicking the ‘Connections’ tab at the top and then click on ‘Worship Livestream’. You can watch a video of our service live, view a copy of the Worship bulletin, and even click through to give your tithes or offerings on Trinity’s secure online giving page. Thank you for continuing your financial gifts during this time.
The livestream is located here: https://www.trinityboerne.org/livestream
The livestream will also appear on Trinity’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/trinityboerne/
ESL Cancelled this Monday
This Monday, our ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes will be cancelled (Monday, March 16) as we follow the BISD school closings for our classes. We will post updates on the ESL page of our website about future classes.
While this is uncharted territory for us, the church has seen many hard times throughout her history. I think one difficult effect of this situation is the isolation that social distancing brings. Let’s use this time as an opportunity to pick up the phone, video chat, text and connect with each other, friends and neighbors. If you need anything during this time, reach out and ask, as we are here for each other and want to serve one another.
At our regularly scheduled elder meeting on Monday, we will be discussing our strategy and response moving forward and I’ll send another update on Tuesday. These updates are also posted on this Covid-19 Update page on our website.
Join us in praying for those affected, and for Jesus’ people to communicate our confidence in the power and love of God during this time.
All for Jesus,
Pastor Allen Taha
Thurs. Mar. 12 at 5:00am
As concerns about COVID-19 build, I wanted to let you know what your church is doing.
Currently, we are monitoring the situation and will continue our regular schedule on Sunday morning and throughout the week. As elders, we may decide to make modifications but only if the need arises.
Meeting for worship is the most important thing we do as a church. Churches have met for millenia in all types of distress, persecution, natural disasters and trying situations. So we reject a response of fear (Psalm 91:1-7, 2 Timothy 1:7) because we commemorate the life-giving power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ when we meet. We desire to be present in all circumstances to serve those who need spiritual encouragement and care.
We want to be wise in how we conduct ourselves and do what we can to support the health of our community. Together, we can serve those in the high-risk category, such as older adults and the immunocompromised, through good hand washing and staying away if we have flu-like symptoms. We do this because we are motivated to love and serve others. If you are in a high-risk category, please use your discretion regarding attending. We are currently testing options for video live streaming our worship services for those who are ill or more susceptible. We have sermons available online and recordings from our adult Christian Ed classes.
We will stay in communication with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. In the meantime, join me in praying for those affected and in bringing the peace which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7) as a resource to those around you.
All for Jesus,
Pastor Allen Taha