This week is Holy Week and we have a few events this week to celebrate Easter! On Easter Sunday April 16, we will have our Sunday services on both campuses to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We encourage all to come a little early to meet with our church family and to listen to our worship session. Additionally after the service, we will be celebrating baptisms on both our Monterey Park and Rowland Heights campuses. We welcome you to stay for that!
We have a couple events going on before Easter Sunday. On Friday April 14, we will have our Good Friday service at 7:00pm at the Monterey Park campus. This is a time where we reflect on Jesus’ trial and crucifixion on the cross. It is also a chance for us to celebrate His sacrifice for us. We would love for you to join us.
The next day on Saturday April 15, we will joining in part with the city of Monterey Park’s Easter Egg Hunt. It’s a great event for the kids to go around the park looking for Easter eggs while us families can mingle and enjoy a day out with our community.
The mission of Jesus Christ is fulfilled with the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Every Easter, followers of Christ celebrate this day as it is the promise of God becoming reality. It is the foundation of our faith.
Trinity is excited to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter this Sunday with everyone. It is a very meaningful day for several members of the Trinity family. We asked some of our members what Easter means to them. Here are the responses. We hope that this is as encouraging as it is for them.
Easter is the foundation of our Christian faith. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, all of us who have been adopted as children of God have been gifted with the promise everlasting life with Christ. Amen!
Well, for one, in the words of Bill Gaither’s song, “Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.”
This week is Holy Week and we have a few events this week to celebrate Easter! On Easter Sunday March 27, we will have two services to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our services are at 9:30 am and 11:15 am. Additionally after the second service, we will be celebrating baptisms as well. We welcome you to stay for that!
We have a couple events going on before Easter Sunday. On Friday March 25, we will have our Good Friday service at 7:00pm. This is a time where we reflect on Jesus’ trial and crucifixion on the cross. It is also a chance for us to celebrate His sacrifice for us. We would love for you to join us.
The next day on Saturday March 26, we will joining in part with the city of Monterey Park’s Easter Egg Hunt. It’s a great event for the kids to go around the park looking for Easter eggs while us families can mingle and enjoy a day out with our community.
Yesterday was Easter, and Trinity Church members came together early in the morning to try something that we hadn’t done before: We took over a corner of George E. Elder Park and held a Community Egg Hunt. For staff members and volunteers alike, it was a busy morning, but oh so fulfilling to watch kids and parents thoroughly enjoy themselves. I mean, almost any kid would love playing with bubbles and hunting for eggs filled with candy, but even the grownups got excited to see both the fire and police department there to join in the fun. Then, gathering back together at Trinity Church for our worship celebration was the perfect way to direct our attention to the reason for the special day: Jesus is alive.
Let the egg hunt BEGIN!
After the dust settled and I was able to collect my thoughts, a few different things came to mind. First, I was thankful. I was thankful for the friends at Trinity who spent their morning helping to make this event happen. None of it would have happened without them. Second, I was humbled. Though putting together the Community Egg Hunt was no small task for the staff members, I can genuinely say for myself that all the effort I gave was the least I could do, for Jesus who gave all of himself.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Easter on Sunday. It was a tremendous day of fun and celebration and it was such a blessing to have Mayor Anthony Wong, firefighters and police officers join us for our Easter Egg Hunt. The children loved playing around in the park.
Our service was very exciting and we loved seeing new faces. The message of Jesus being the way to God is one that we hope will stay in your heart.
We love our community and we are so grateful to share the message of Jesus Christ’s resurrection with the people we love. We’ve uploaded many pictures from yesterday onto our Facebook. Give us a like and check out the photos.
May God bless you all and we hope to see you again real soon.
By Samuel Lam
Michael Jordan and Jesus are forever linked together for me.
With Easter approaching in two weeks, I want to share a story of an Easter Sunday I celebrated almost 10 years ago.
When I was a freshman in college, I started attending this start-up church in the area. It was a great community of people who loved Jesus and weren’t afraid to be different. In fact, the pastor embodied the identity of the church perfectly. Pastor Elton Lin wasn’t the kind of guy that felt that structure had to dictate our faith. If we felt like dancing, then dance. If we wanted to express our love of Jesus through art, then go draw. If you felt like hugging one another, then hug. It was a big change for me because I grew up believing and understanding that church had to be structured and controlled at all times.
(After a few years, I returned back with the church group in my final year living in the Bay Area and it rekindled my love of Jesus and the group that taught me how to love the world. That was church.)