February 18, 2021
Hello Trio Family,

Is my life too spiritually safe?
Is Trio Church too spiritually safe?

Last Sunday, Jack closed with a blessing from Acts 4:29-31.
Here it is, with a few more verses for context:

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus....18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus....
29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

This passage has framed my questions asking if my life and our church are too safe:
  • Do people around me recognize that I have been with Jesus?
  • Do people find my Jesus threatening to their way of life?
  • Am I praying for boldness to speak for me and our church?
  • Do I expect Jesus to heal and do signs and wonders in people?
  • Is our church shaken with God's presence and power?

More than I'd like to admit, my answer is "no" to those questions.

If my life, faith, and church are too safe, what can I/we do?

In the coming months, I want to push us as Trio to take a less "safe" more spiritually risky path to be bolder with Jesus in our community.
As we consider a permanent church home and our best methods of ministry, what does speaking and living the word of Jesus with boldness look like?

It means we are intentional about eating together with each other and those outside of our church, despite Covid issues.

It means as we look for a permanent home asking how it can bless and benefit our community well outside of Trio.

It means reaching out to groups or areas that no one else sees or pays attention to.

It means praying for Jesus to heal and do God-sized things in and around us and make you/us bold in sharing Christ's love and truth.

Let's threaten the church status quo by asking God to shake our church with his power, fill us with his Holy Spirit, and send us out to love and speak boldly, building meaningful personal connections as we go.

Peace,
Pastor Kirk

P.S.-You are always welcome to call, text, or email me:
Office: (320) 225-8746 Cell: (320) 469-8207 Email: kirk@triochurch.com
This Sunday, February 21, 2021 is a Sabbath Sunday,
because the Vasaloppet Ski Race and events have been rescheduled.
Enjoy the events, volunteer, and bless Mora as Trio-scattered that Sunday.

There will be no worship service this Sunday, 2/21/21.
Wednesdays 7:00-8:15pm

Fusion Youth (7th-12th grade) usually meet at TCC
on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm.

Snow Tubing!
Fusion Youth will be tubing at Wild Mountain on Saturday, February 27, 11am-5pm. 
The cost is $20 + money for lunch.
Sign up with Rachel.

Shine on!
Norby

Contact Trio's Youth Director Rachel Norby for info, updates, or changes.
Call/text: (320) 282-6239 Email: rachelnorby@triochurch.com

Trio Littles (preschool/nursery)

Trio Littles is available every Sunday for kids who are Pre-Kindergarten in the Fusion Youth room.
Trio Kids (elementary aged)
Trio Kids will be meeting 2-3 times per month,
for kids K-6th Grade in the heated garage.

Trio Kids will meet next on February 28.
Women's Retreat

There will be a spring women’s retreat
on Friday/Saturday, April 23-24,
at the Oak Forest Center
in Fredrick, WI.
Sign-ups will be available soon.


Rachel Norby is looking for a few ladies to help her
with planning retreat details; talk to her if interested.
Call/text: (320) 282-6239 Email: rachelnorby@triochurch.com
New Keys

The Trio Community Center has a new key for the exterior doors. If you have a key to TCC, it will no longer work.
If you need a key to the Trio Center, bring Pastor Kirk your old one (or just ask) and he will get you one. Thank you.
Worship Service Hosts

Trio has weekly Sunday service hosts that arrive around 9:30am, greet and welcome people, and meet new people before the service. Then after the service, hosts foster a connecting
environment for everyone.We have host openings into May currently. You can host as an individual, as a couple, as a group of 2-4, or as a family. If you want to do this,call/text Pastor Kirk
at (320) 469-8207, reply to this email, or sign-up at the Welcome Table at TCC.
Trio usually streams Eagle Brook worship, messages. On Feb 28, Trio will jump into the series based in the Psalms
"Soul Repair".

You can catch current and past messages on our website:


VISION
See Trio's vision on our website:

Trio Community Church | 320-225-8746 (TRIO) | PO Box 11, Mora, MN 55051