May 14, 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:
Sunday Service Viewing Platforms

To view this Sunday's service and future services you can click any of the three buttons below. The service will be uploaded to all three of these platforms at 10am Sunday morning. Also, you can click the Youtube button to find previous teachings.
Coming Up
Sunday, May 17

The worship service will be available this Sunday ONLINE AT 10AM . Pastor Rick Booye will be teaching.






Wednesday, May 20

Join Pastor Travis Connick this coming Wednesday  ONLINE AT 6:30PM  to continue studying through the book of Galatians.








Sunday, May 17

Join Debbie Conley for this coming Sunday's Great Room talk ONLINE AT 10AM and on Wednesday her Preschool talk will be at 6:30PM. These talks will be available on the Children's Ministry page on our website and on our Youtube channel. Links are provided above.




Sunday, May 17

Join Pastor Robert Milton this coming Sunday ONLINE AT 10AM for this weeks Middle School message. This message will be available on the Trail Teens for Truth page on our website and on our Youtube channel. Links are provided above.






Sunday, May 17

Join Pastor Nate Bailey this coming Sunday ONLINE AT 10AM for this weeks High School message. This message will be available on the Trail Teens for Truth page on our website and on our Youtube channel. Links are provided above.









FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY!
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: All Services on campus are CANCELLED!


Recent Teachings
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From Our Pastors

The Blessing of Regret

There is a famous scene in Luke 7:36-50. It’s not a parable, but it certainly is a “teachable moment” for all involved. Simon the Pharisee invited Jesus to lunch. During the meal a woman of disrepute entered and began to weep and wipe Jesus’ feet with her hair. Simon grumbles internally, thinking that Jesus, if he were a prophet, should get rid of this sinner rather than let her touch him. Jesus knows Simon’s thoughts and asks him which sort of person might be more grateful, one who was forgiven a large debt or one who was forgiven a small one. “The larger, I suppose,” said Simon. “Exactly,” said Jesus. The Lord then proceeds to explain the real difference between Simon and the weeping woman. The difference is that she understands her plight, her sin, and she comes to Jesus in faith, hope and love. Simon, who is every bit as sinful in his heart as this woman is in her actions, thinks he has no particular need of forgiveness, and so treats Jesus as some sort of theological peer rather than a forgiving Lord. This conceit gives Simon the freedom to look down on the woman and take the moral high ground over Jesus (God!). The Lord turns the tables on him. In this context Jesus utters his well-known phrase, “He who is forgiven much, loves much. He who is forgiven little, loves little.”

What prompts loving loyalty and discipleship to Jesus? According to him, it is the experience of sin and forgiveness. Which means it starts with a piercing awareness of our moral, ethical, relational, social and spiritual failures . In other words, it comes from our regrets. A full-grown adult who does not have regrets either has low moral standards or a faulty memory. The more honest we are with ourselves the more we look back and wish many things were different in our thoughts, words and actions. It is a painful process.

But what happens when the Lord, in his grace, forgives the sin and touches the regret? It produces love, loyalty, and wisdom. Being forgiven and restored creates a kind of humble insight that is the truly peaceful fruit of the gift of righteousness (Jas.3:13-18). Wisdom is to know and love the Lord with all our heart. But as long as the heart is filled with itself, with religious, moral, material, social self-confidence—self-faith—it remains encased in an impervious shell of conceit. When something cracks the shell, whether through grief, failure, or some other trauma that brings us to our knees before the Lord, then the life of love and discipleship begins to emerge like the first green shoots from a buried and crushed seed, soon to become a fruit-bearing plant (John 12:24).
Regret is not an enemy. It is a reminder of our need and reception of the Lord’s grace (Rom.5:1-5). If we let it draw us to the cross, we will grow deep in his ways (Matt.11:28-30).

Regret, touched by grace, produces wisdom.

Just a thought…

Pastor Rick


TCF Statement:
Covid-19 Virus & Service Update info
Take Note
MyTCF will be down for maintenance tonight from 7-8pm tonight (Thursday, May 14 th ) although times may vary. During this time you will not be able to log-in to your MyTCF account, the Church Life app or register for events.
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
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.

THAT ALL MAY KNOW

A 30-Day Guide to Praying for Muslims

Elevate your prayer life and explore God’s heart for the peoples of the Muslim world. Click below for more information.

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
POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 10, DATE IS TENTATIVE.

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 April at least. 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
The Christian Voter’s Guide

Election Day is Tuesday, May 19. You can order a Voters Guide via PDF to your email. 

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 or email kirsten@redemptionridge.org .
Thank you for visiting TCFinTouch 
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Trail Christian Fellowship
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