El Mensajero      24 April 2020  
Official Online Newsletter of La Trinidad UMC
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Happy Birthday, La Trinidad UMC!
144 Years of 
May 5, 2020
We invite video testimonies of La Trinidad UMC church history.  Videos can be recorded at home and sent to Pastor John by Google Drive.  Please contact Pastor John Feagins for more info.  We hope to broadcast these historical testimonies on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to celebrate our church's proud history.

Online Worship reports over 300 "views" per week
La Trinidad UMC Youtube Channel has grown to 162 subscribers

Many thanks to all who have viewed and shared our online worship services.
Sharing links to our service is great way to invite others to church.


Those viewing can register your worship attendance by sending an email to:  or
We will count you as "Present" even if you view the service after it is aired.
La Trinidad YouTube Channel

Native American Ministries Sunday
April 26

Special offering to benefit the mission of the UMC among Native Americans.  Please visit the link below to learn more about these important ministries.

May Worship Kits
Pickup Curbside on Saturday May 2, 2020
Prior to Palm Sunday, La Trinidad UMC distributed 85 Holy Week Worship kits serving over 180 persons.  

May Worship Kits will be distributed curbside from 9 AM until 12 PM on Saturday, May 2, 2020 (a week from this Saturday).  

Kits will include consecrated communion elements for the May 3 worship services, the May-June edition of the Upper Room devotional guide, and a surprise early gift for Mother's Day (May 10).   Large Print and Spanish editions are available in limited quantities.

Home Delivery of Worship Kits
We are very grateful to those who delivered kits to others last time.  Please let Pastor John know if you need a kit delivered to your residence.

Mother's Day
Mother's Day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 10, 2020.  Those who want to send a special greeting to their mothers or to a special mother figure may send a photo greeting to by Wednesday May 6, 2020 to be included in a special serenata and video slideshow during the online worship services.  Please be sure to secure the permission of everyone appearing in the photo for its use in our broadcast.
Community Outreach Continues
Although many of the church's on-site community ministries have been suspended due to social distancing, the people of La Trinidad UMC continue to serve in ministry in the community at large.
Protective Masks
Members of the Sewing for Preemies association have dedicated time and resources to making hundreds of protective masks for healthcare workers in San Antonio.

Food Distribution
This Saturday, April 25, La Trinidad UMC will be the venue for the distribution of 400 care packages by Gamez Law Firm.  This distribution is "first come, first served" and intends to help those out of work as a result of COVID-19.

Prayer Requests
We encourage you to send in prayer requests to be included in our live worship broadcast.  These can be sent by text message to Pastor Raquel's cell phone (210) 445-6706, or to her email at  Please consider sending these prior to the service so they can be more easily noted and shared.  Some details of concerns may be generalized to respect the privacy of those receiving prayer.

Please feel free to contact either of our pastors throughout the week as needs arise, especially if there is a report of hospitalization or illness.  

Rev. John Feagins   (210) 326-4996
Rev. Raquel Feagins (210) 445-6706
Video Worship Offerings
We welcome video offerings in our weekly service.  These can include special songs, scripture readings, or brief personal testimonies.  If you desire to submit one or more, please contact Pastor John and have the video file ready by Thursday of the week it will be included.   Pastor John can also create accompaniment music tracks to help in this process.  Please submit content early in the week to allow time for video editing and processing.
Online Membership Class
Pastor Raquel Feagins is organizing an online membership class for those desiring to become professing members of La Trinidad UMC.  The class will cover basic Christian beliefs, practices, an overview of the history and theology of the United Methodist Church, and responsibilities of membership.  The class will be taught through ZOOM.

Please contact Pastor Raquel Feagins if you or someone you know could benefit from such a course.
(210) 445-6706

Discipleship Resources Online

Upper Room Devotional Guide Available Free in PDF Format

The following Sunday School curriculum is available for download at home:
Deep Blue Children’s Sunday School
Adult Bible Studies Spring 2020
Lecciones Cristianas
Youth Life in Christ

ZOOM Monday Bible Study
Monday 12:00 PM

Come together on Monday at noon for a Bible Study focusing on the Resurrection narratives.

Topic: Monday Noon Bible Study
Time: Apr 27, 2020 12:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Mon, until May 25, 2020, 5 occurrence(s)
        Apr 27, 2020 12:00 AM
        May 4, 2020 12:00 AM
        May 11, 2020 12:00 AM
        May 18, 2020 12:00 AM
        May 25, 2020 12:00 AM

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Your love and generosity are especially appreciated and needed during this time.

Special offering envelopes designed for postal use are available through the church office.  Please use this address if sending gifts in the mail or using a Bill Pay service:

La Trinidad United Methodist Church
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San Antonio, TX 78207
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