June 04, 2020
Welcome to this week's edition of TCFinTouch
The e-newsletter of Trail Christian Fellowship

As followers of Jesus, we meet throughout the week for worship, prayer, Communion, Bible study and fellowship. Our overall mission can be summed up as:
Great News!
New Update
TCF is gathering this Sunday, June 7
View this video by Pastor Rick details

If you haven't signed up for a spot yet,
please check the availability as we will have more spots open.
PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND!

Check registrations through Saturday for availability.

All services will be combined and in the Worship Center
7:15 I 9:00 I 11:30

We will be live streaming our 11:30 service on Sunday.

Masks are recommended, but not required!
Sunday & Wednesday Service
Viewing Platforms

This Sunday's service will be recorded live at 11:30 Sunday morning. Wednesday service will be recorded live at 6:30pm. Also, you can click the Youtube button to find previous teachings.
Coming Up
Sunday, June 7

We will continue going through the book of Acts. Nursery, Children and Youth Ministries provided during the 9:00 and 11:30 services. Sign-up is required when you register.
Wednesday, June 10

Join us this coming Wednesday in the Worship Center! We wil begin a new series in the book of 1 Samuel. The service will be recorded live at 6:30PM and will be available on the online platforms listed above.   Nursery, Children and Youth Ministries provided.
Recent Teachings
Missed a message, or just want to hear it again?

Visit the sermon audio archive and catch up on our studies, with the most recent sermons at the top.
From Our Pastors
Remaining Calm in Chaos

“Be still and KNOW I am God” (Psalms 46:10)

Being still is not something we do very well……

If I were to take this verse and wrap it with the rest of chapter 46 and put it in photograph or print form, it would look like the framed picture in my office at the church. It pictures a huge fortress-like lighthouse stately standing among the shore with rocks and boulders surrounded by a furious and raging storm battering the structure with sea foam waves and spray, and a thunderous pounding. There is a towering wave above it ready to completely engulf and obliterate the structure.

On the shore side of the lighthouse is a chain link gate slightly open with the lighthouse keeper standing just on the inside of it completely still, safe, and unharmed with not as much as a hair out of place. He is calm with pending danger all around him. Amazing!

Another interesting note is that Martin Luther, the reformer of the church, wrote the famous hymn “A Mighty Fortress is our God” based on Psalms 46.

If you read Psalms 46 closely and carefully you will see three recurring themes:
Complete Chaos, God’s Control, and A Peaceful Man.

Complete Chaos:

vs.2-3 … “Though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though it’s waters roar and foam and the mountains quake”

vs.6… “Nations rage and kingdoms fall”

God’s Control:

vs.1… “God is our refuge and strength a very present help in times of trouble”

vs.7… “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Fortress.”

vs.11… “The Lord of host is with us; the God of Jacob is out Fortress”

vs.10... “I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Complete Peace

vs.2… “Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way.”
vs.10… “Be still and know that I am God.”

Why is being still before God, when the storm rages in our life so difficult to do?

·        We are Impatient by nature (especially in America).
·        We have an insatiable Need to be in Control.
·        We frequently Lack Trust in God’s Ability to be at work in our lives and world.
 
However, according to the Psalmist, there seems to be a connection between “Stillness and Knowing God .”
 
If we could somehow see our stormy circumstances from Gods perspective, which takes the eye of faith, and KNOW that God is in control at all times we would have a still mind and a peaceful heart.

For all who are reading this “Being still and knowing He is God” means different things to different people based on your particular trial. What does it mean to you right now?

To me it means not to think the worst, try to take matters into my own hands, panic as if things are not going to work out, surrender my chaos to His control, be at peace with his providence and knowledge realizing He doesn’t make mistakes, and have hope that whatever storm I find myself in it “too shall pass”.

I heard a story told by Pastor Chuck Swindoll the other day about a fishing trip his father took him on one morning when he was 10 years old. The lake was like glass in the early hours of the dawn. His father kept saying to his fidgety boy as they headed for the deepest pool in the lake, “son be very quiet and sit still”. Again and again he would whisper son “sit still”. Then his father explained “we need to be quiet because there is big stuff down there.”

As we take our time to calm our hearts before the Lord there is “big and deep stuff” we can learn and hear from Him, but we have to be still and know that He is God.

What is the Lord doing in your heart today? What is He after inside of you? What does He want you to do with the uncertainty you feel? What does He want you to know about Him right now? How can you be still and know that He is God?

I agree with Martin Luther’s Hymn, the French Photographer print and Psalms 46, A Mighty Fortress is our God!

(The photograph was taken by a French photographer of one of the worst recorded storms in history on the Northern Coast of France).


Bill Gallagher

Take Note
MyTCF Account 

If you consider yourself to be a regular attender and member of TCF and want to create a MyTCF account, please go to trail.org and on the top right click, MyTCF login then, Need a login?  CLICK HERE  then follow the instructions. You’ll be able to view the Directory, your activities and donations and easily register for events. 

Questions?  jacki@trail.org /541.878-3501 ext 709
Outreach
Global Prayer Answered

Thank you for praying for Bill and Ashley and family! They are back in the US from the Sub-Saharan. Continue to pray for:

  • Their future plans.
  • Good health and protection
Please pick up an empty Baby Bottle at the Church Office (or drive by the Youth Center on Wednesday’s 4-6 p.m.), fill it with loose change, cash or a check and return on or before Father’s Day, June 21, or donate online at TPC's website.
Green Bag Update

There will NOT be a Green Bag pick-up in June. If you have a bag, hold onto it for now.
There’s been a 60% increase in the need for food and a 75% decrease in food donations.
If you’d like to continue supporting the Eagle Point Food Project, donate at eaglepointfoodproject.com  or mail a check to: 
Eagle Point Food Project
P.O. Box 706
Eagle Point, OR 97524 
they are a non-profit 501©(3) corporation
 

 For food pantries and updates go to accesshelps.org or call Access
(541) 779-6691 (Mon-Thur). 

Questions? outreach@trail.org/(541)878-3501 ext. 704
Box Tops for Education Update

Thank you for your contributions! TCF donated 6,300 points in 2019 towards school supplies for Navajo Mission Students. The Box Tops program is going all digital. No more clipping, just download the app and choose McKinley Elementary School, 1201 N. Butler Ave. Farmington, NM (hint, search by zip code 87401 ) then scan your store receipts. Check out Boxtops4education.com for details. We’ll still accept unexpired clips at the Church Office/Willingheart Window and mail them to the school. 
Men's Ministry
Men's Bible Study

Our topic is usually on the previous Sunday's teaching. You can view/listen to Sunday services at trail.org, TCF Facebook or Youtube. We meet every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00.

THIS WILL BE HELD VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
PLEASE CONTACT PABLITO FOR DETAILS.

Children's Ministry
Dog Days of Summer

STARTS JUNE 17
VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED

Wednesday evenings throughout the summer months, “Dog Days of Summer” is TCF’s ministry for children 4 years old through 5 th grade. Food is served at 6:15pm, followed by play time, and finishing with a lesson from God’s word. This all happens thanks to the hard work and dedication of volunteers like you! We need cooks, playground supervisors, and crowd control. Training is provided. Whether you can sign up for just one night or all summer long, we need your help! Call Debbie at 541.261.2605 (or email debbie@trail.org ) to sign up for your available dates.

Note: Background checks are required for the safety of our children.
Prayer Warriors by Email
If you would like to be a regular part of praying for the Children's Ministry and receive an email prayer letter periodically to keep up with what God is doing with the next generation, email debbie@trail.org to get on the list. This will be a blind copy email and your email address will not be shared with others.
Debbie Conley: 541.878.3501
Celebrate Recovery
 Celebrate Recovery

Brothers and Sisters,
Praying that this finds you well. In cooperation with CDC officials Celebrate Recovery at Trail is closed for now, but we're holding a meeting by video conference, Tuesdays at 7pm.
I know that all of the local CR general meetings are closed until further notice. Please be encouraged that there are video's and testimonies available at the national Celebrate Recovery Facebook page and some on You Tube. We will post words of encouragement here and hope you will do the same.
Remember to call and or meet with your sponsors and accountability partners during this time. They will need it as much as you do and it's scriptural.

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25

Questions? Paige Winfrey 541.821.0459 or email CelebrateRecovery@trail.org


Area Events
Dear PBC Community,                                                                      June 4, 2020

Fall enrollment is open and we are excited to announce the launching of our first Bachelor’s degree – Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. The Fall 2020 offering of a baccalaureate degree is exciting for three reasons:

Future Christian Leaders Educated Here
Students can now stay in the valley and receive an excellent baccalaureate degree while staying engaged in ministry at their church and our community

Academic Value Increases
The academic value increases for PBC credits– both at the Associate level and the Baccalaureate level. PBC as an institution gains value in the higher education marketplace.

Positive Financial Impact
Students will not have to pay university level tuition and can potentially graduate debt free. Upon successful employment their degree increases their earning potential by approximately 40%.

As you can see, the step into four-year degrees will impact our Southern Oregon region for years to come and incrementally increase with each graduating class. Our philosophy is to add marketable programs/degrees as the needs of our region dictate.

We are open for Fall 2020 enrollment and plan to offer online and/or in person classes, maintaining COVID compliance. If you or someone you know may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, call for an academic consultation at 541-776-9942 or go Here to register.

Feel free to contact me or Stuart Boyer, our Chief Academic Officer, if you would like to chat about how Pacific Bible College might fit your higher education goals and needs in this season of your education.

Blessings,

Mike Robinson
President, PBC

The 2020 Golf Challenge , features a four-person scramble with 7:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. shotguns and banquet seating at 6:30 p.m. Be a part of a long tradition while helping thousands of kids throughout the Rogue Valley. Youth 71Five Ministries is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit Christ-Centered organization supported through the generosity of individuals, foundations and businesses like you.
Redemption Ridge is looking for Care Specialists to work directly with the girls at Grace House. This is an amazing opportunity to affect the lives of hurting teenage girls. The job is located in the upper Rogue area. For more information please call Redemption Ridge 541.816.4415
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