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Tustin Listening Group: Friday, February 6

Tustin Listening Group:  Friday, February 6,  7:00 – 9:00 pm at the home of Zona McKibben:
13451 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana 92705

Please RSVP:  to Beth Khorey with your intention to attend one of these groups and specify date and location.


January 14, 2015

Dear Church Family,
The people of God, in community, have a long and deep commitment to listening to the Holy Spirit for guidance:

Acts 13: after fasting and praying the Holy Spirit sent out Paul and Barnabas…

In Acts 15, it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and the community to guide the life of the church in certain ways…

Sometimes Spirit-guidance comes spontaneously or intuitively—other times it must be sought in conversation and prayer. This is such a time in the life of Holy Trinity Church.

On February 6 & 22 we are hosting two identical “meetings for clearness”, two set aside times in different locations to discern what the Spirit is saying to us.  This gives you opportunity to pick the time and place that works best for you.

The conversation will begin around these themes:

  1. What do you discern about the transition of Holy Trinity to our next five years? Reflect on things such as our current growth, need for staff, a more permanent home for worship, vision, community, etc.


  1. What do you discern about our needed development in outreach? Reflect on possibilities for evangelism, mission and local outreach.


  1. What do you discern, in the spirit of the Parable of the Talents, about how we can be increasingly faithful in our gift of spiritual formation through our values for thoughtfulness, quiet and beauty?


  1. How can we more fully cooperate with what God is already doing in and through Holy Trinity?

This is not a church politics process; it is not about my agenda or yours—though we might actually have some edifying agenda.  But in the case of these specific meetings, I look forward to hearing your heart as it is shaped by listening to the Holy Spirit in the context of our community.

Todd Hunter

The Question That Never Goes Away: Why? | Women’s Book Club


Women’s Book Club​

February 22, 11:45am

The Question That Never Goes Away: Why? by Philip Yancey

You are invited to our next Women’s book club gathering. The Ladies of Holy Trinity are reading Yancy’s book The Question that Never Goes Away. In his new book, Philip Yancey returns to the question, ‘what is God up to in a world of such tragedy and pain?’. Many of his best-selling books have considered this, most difficult of question and with The Question that Never Goes Away Yancey continues to express his own journey in print. This vivid book condenses observation and theology into a wise, sensitive and practical aid to understanding the brokenness around us and responding as God’s presence in the lives of the hurting.

Peace Like a River | Women’s Book Club

Sunday, January 11 – Our next book will be Peace like a River by Lief Enger

In Enger’s first novel, young Reuben Land has little doubt that miracles happen all around us, suspecting that his own father is touched by God. When his older brother flees a controversial murder charge, Reuben, along with his older sister and father, set off on a journey that will take them to the Badlands and through a landscape more extraordinary than they could have anticipated. Enger’s novel is at once a heroic quest and a haunting meditation on the possibility of magic in the everyday world.

Bring your lunch if you like, and we will eat before discussing the book. We’ll start at about 12:00, but if you want to go to Conversations gathering after the service, feel free to come over when Conversations is over. For those who are not staying for Conversations, Kristin will be at her home 15 minutes after church ends.

For future reading, our next book will be  The Question that Never Goes Away by Philip Yancey. Check back to this page for February’s gathering date.

Date: Sunday, January 11

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Home of Kristin Carmody (contact us for address 949.631.2820)

Christmas Eve Service: Lessons & Carols

A Family Service / Children of all ages Welcome!

Wednesday, December 24 at 5pm
Lessons & Carols is a simple Christmastide tradition of narrating the story of Jesus’ nativity, his coming to humanity…God with us. The lessons are taken from the Bible and interspersed with the singing of traditional Christmas Carols and candle-lighting. Join us for an evening of storytelling and singing!

Location: Holy Trinity Church

Vanguard University in Needham Chapel, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626