Pastoral Reflection
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Praise the Lord Trinity! I pray that you and your family have experienced the graciousness of our Awesome God in substantial ways during this past week, and you have come ready to enter His gates with thanksgiving in your heart and praise on your lips. Let me also express my gratitude to our guest worshipping with us today. You are welcome here at the Trinity church, and I pray God’s richest blessings upon you and your families.
Oh what a privilege we have to celebrate the prayers of the righteous availing much. God is truly blessing us, individually and collectively, because of our determination not only to learn how to pray effectively, but also applying what we have learned. What a joy to know that with God’s help we can consider the sea of forgetfulness, as we pray and extend forgiveness where needed, because we have been forgiven and we know that we will need forgiveness in the future.
Trinity, just as prayer is so powerful in the area of forgiveness and spiritual growth, prayer is also potent in the area of supplying laborers for the cause. In Matthew 9:37-38, Jesus declared to the disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. As the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” The Lord frequently taught His disciples that they must pray and how they should pray, but seldom what to pray. In view of the abundant harvest and the need of reapers, Jesus tells them to cry to the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers. Just as in the parable of the friend at midnight, He wanted them to understand that prayer is not to be selfish. It is the power through which blessings can come to others. God the Father, is the Lord of the harvest, so when we pray for the Holy Spirit, we are to pray that He will prepare and send out laborers for the work.
Beloved, prayer is not an empty form or show. The Lord Jesus is Truth. Everything He spoke on earth is truth. He called on the disciples to pray for workers to be sent among them. He did so, because He really believed that this prayer would affect what was needed. What an awesome word that prayer still affects what is needed. Praying such a prayer will ask and obtain a double blessing. First, there will be the desire for an increase in people entirely given up to the service of God. Then, every believer will embrace their responsibility as a laborer. Trinity, we have been redeemed for God’s service. Our prayer should be that the Lord will fill all His people with a spirit of dedication, so not one may be found standing idle in the vineyard. I believe that wherever there is a complaint of a lack of workers or of competent and capable helpers for God’s work, prayer holds the promise for their supply. There is no work for God, where He is not ready and able to provide workers for it. It may take time and importunity, but Christ’s command to ask the Lord of the harvest is the pledge that the prayer will be heard! It is a sobering thought that this prayer has been given to us to provide for the world’s needs and to obtain helpers for God’s work. The Lord of the harvest, who told us to pray, will hear us. Thank you Jesus!
Let’s Pray & Do Life Together In Holiness!

Dr. John D. Tolbert
Senior Pastor
Wear Something Red this Sunday, February 10th!
Heart Disease Prevention 

Heart disease is a debilitating condition for many Americans. It’s the leading cause of death in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Certain risk factors make some people more likely to have heart disease. Risk factors are either modifiable or non-modifiable. Modifiable risk factors are factors you can control, such as body weight. Non-modifiable risk factors are factors you can’t control such as genetics.

Your choices can influence your heart health. Lifestyle changes can greatly reduce your chance of heart disease. Positive lifestyle changes include:
- quit smoking if you smoking
- healthy eating
- exercise

Written by: Tricia Kinman


Get ready church family! On Sunday, February 17th we will have our first church outing of the year!!! We are going skating at the Skate World of Troy from 5:15 to 7:15. Come and skate to the latest jams, play video games at the arcade, or even have a delicious snack at the snack bar. No matter what, just be there to fellowship with your church family! This is open to the community so invite your friends too! Tickets are $7 if you are not skating and $10 if you need skates. Please see Sis. DeMilla Prince or the church office for tickets.  
Attention Women’s Ministry, 

There will be a chili and dessert cook-off contest for the Black History Month Young and Bold celebration, please email Sister DeMilla Prince at  by  February 17th , If you are interested in entering the contest. Each entry should be able to feed 20 people.  
Reception and Birthday Celebration for First Lady,
Sister Ashley DeShawn Tolbert
The Women's Ministry and Young and Bold Ministry invite the women and girls of Trinity to join us on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm as we show some love to our First Lady Sister Ashley DeShawn Tolbert with a Reception, and to wish her Happy Birthday. Please join us as we welcome Sister Ashley in a great way. 

To RSVP click here , or see Sister Keisha Martin, Deaconess Gwen Bynum or Sister Paula Davis by February 17, 2019. 

Tutoring for Students!
Tutoring for Students!
Applications due by April 1, 2019
Trinity 300 Men, Men’s Emphasis Weekend
Friday March 8 th  through Sunday March 10 th , 2019; Get ready for an action-packed weekend! 
  • On Friday night March 8th we have our Bocce Ball tournament and Buffet Dinner at Palazzo di Bocce!
  • On Saturday we have our MEW Workshop and Steak-Out at the Trinity 300 Steakhouse! 
  • Buckle in for Sunday, its Men’s Day! Plan to attend worship all day starting at 7:00AM Morning Glory, 8:00AM service, 9:30 Men’s Sunday School and 11:00 service. Our guest Pastor for 8:00 is Pastor Harold Cadwell, Transformation Christian Church; at 11:00 Dr. Ronald Bobo, Pastor Emeritus Westside MBC St. Louis Mo.  

Men, we have planned for over 100 men for MEW weekend, so tell your brothers, friends, and men of other churches. The cost for the entire weekend is $100.00 for men. Young men 16-20 qualify for a discounted rate. 

Sign up today! See the T-300 Steering Committee (Dea. Curtis Boyd, Bro. John Carroll, Bro. Julius McDougall, Bro. Bill Lewis, Dea. Sennel Threlkeld, Bro LeVar Jackson, Bro. Derek Wynns); to sign up and for more detail.