May, 2023
Deuteronomy 31:8
8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”J

These are the words that Moses spoke to Joshua right before Israel was going into the land that God had promised them. I'm thinking this was very important for them to hear as they were going to come up against some adversity and challenges when they stepped into what God had for them.

The phrase that stood out to me was, 'he will never leave you nor forsake you'.
Sometimes in life we can come up against things that are difficult or hard and think, 'If God was with me, this would be a lot easier and going better...' I know I have thought like that at times. But, I'm not so sure about that thinking. Even Jesus said, 'In this world, you will have trouble...' (John 16:33).

If we are familar with the rest of the story...God's people take the land and conquer the adversity. And we should know that Jesus continues by saying, 'but take heart, I have overcome the world'. So, it is not challenges, hardship, or adversity that determines our success or failure. It is God's faithfulness to what He has promised, planned and purposed for us! He will never leave us or forsake us!

I'm encouraged to pray and step into what God has for Trio Community Church. Would you join me in faith and believing as we listen and trust Him for what He has purposed for us! He has great things in store for His church!

I would love to connect with you, here are a couple ways to contact me...

Phone: (763)310-1487 Email:
Trio is adding text messaging to our monthly emails to help us stay connected. If you would like to receive text messages please make sure you sign up here.
It is a great way to get reminders and find out about things happening.

Have you considered spending more time with others interested in growing their faith? Sunday mornings @ Trio, 8:30 - 9:30am, provides an opportunity to come be with others in a small group setting. This is a chance to engage with the messages we are hearing, pray together, and encourage one another.
I know I am looking forward to engaging with the next series starting May 14th, 'While We Wait'.
The last day to sign up for the Trio Women's retreat is May 9th. Also, coming for the day on Saturday is an option as well if you can't make the whole time.

Make a plan to join other women for our annual women's retreat on May 19-20 at the Oak Forest Center in Frederick, Wisconsin! This time will focus on taking time away from the stress and demands of everyday life to connect with God and other women. The theme is “Strong in Battle” this year and we will be hearing from Susie Larson, author and speaker (recorded sessions).

Bring a craft, board game, book to read (including your Bible!), walking shoes, or whatever you would like that will help you rejuvenate your body and soul. Cost is $90, which includes beautiful accommodations (with bedding and towels included) and all meals. Feel free to invite a friend (or two) and join us!

Click Women's Retreat Brochure for complete schedule and details.

We are heading into the HOMESTRETCH for this school and youth group year! We are trying to make the most of this last month before summer with our series called DIFFERENCE MAKERS, so come on Wednesday nights to learn how you can be a better influence and make more of a difference in the lives of people around you! Be sure to make it to our END-OF-YEAR PARTY on Wednesday, May 10, from 6:00-7:30. We will have an end-of-year slideshow and will hand out summer schedules. Bring a snack, beverage, or game to share! 

Please connect with Rachel if you have any questions...

Trio Kids is looking forward to some playing this summer! As we enter another season, encourage kids to keep remembering God's promises. They help us to walk in the truth! Jesus says He is the way, the truth and the life! Another promise!
Make sure to thank those that spend time leading Trio kids every Sunday! This could be with a note or even a small gift! We want them to know they are a GIFT to the church. May they know that encouraging kids towards Jesus is one of the best things we could ever do with our lives!
Click the link below for the current series that we stream on Sunday mornings.
Also, did you know that Eagle Brook has follow up discussion questions for each message/series? It is a great way to engage with what we are listening to! Find the message series and click on 'conversation guide'
Trio Community Church | 320-225-8746 (TRIO)
Mailing Address: PO Box 11, Mora, MN 55051
Physical Address: 111 East Maple Ave, Mora, MN 55051