+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
Today’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us as the scriptures are proclaimed and Christ appears to us as bread is broken and wine is poured. The story of Emmaus becomes the pattern of our worship each Lord’s day.
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
NEW! Families, please view This Week’s Children’s Bulletin: HERE
View the April 2023 Trinitarian HERE
Readings for this Sunday
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
1 Peter 1:17-23
Masks are now optional. Please read more here.
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Please worship in the manner which is best for your household. Although we no longer require advance signup for in-person worship, please check in with a greeter as you arrive (for contact tracing purposes if needed). If a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email.
Pike’s Peek 10K Race, Sunday April 23–Road Closures
Road Closures and Detours:
The race starts at 7:50 am on Redland Road just Northeast of Rockville Pike. Redland Road between Rockville Pike and Crabbs Branch will be closed from 5:00 am to approximately 9:00am.
The race course runs south on Rockville Pike using all north bound lanes from 7:40 am to approximately 8:10am. There will be traffic officers to detour traffic to East on Gude Drive, left to North on Crabbs Branch way to left on Shady Grove and back to Rockville Pike.
On Rockville Pike from Gude Drive to Rose Avenue, the center 2 lanes will be blocked to traffic from 6:30 am to just after the last runner passes (that time depends on how far from the start line you are). Traffic is allowed in the right lane at all times. Cross over traffic will not be permitted when the runners are on the course.
At approximately 8:10am to 9:45 am south bound traffic on Rockville Pike will be diverted around the finish festival. Traffic will be sent to the southwest on Towne Road, and using Montrose Rd or Josiah Henson Parkway, will connect to East Jefferson and Executive Boulevard to Old Georgetown Road where south bound traffic on 355 will resume.
Traffic may also use Josiah Henson Parkway or Old Georgetown Road to access the north bound curb lane of Rockville Pike to reach destinations on the north bound side of the Pike or east of the Pike.
Southbound traffic on Route 355 will not be impacted except for the finish area detour described above. Cross over traffic will only be prohibited when the runners are on the course and that time depends on how far the intersection is from the start of the race.
Here is a link to the racecourse: https://www.pikespeek10k.org/Race/MCRRCPikesPeek10K/Page-9
Call Committee Progress
Before a slate of candidates is provided by the Synod, the Call Committee must prepare a Ministry Site Profile (MSP). The MSP is a standardized form requiring basic statistical information, as well as in depth questions about the Congregation. The Call Committee has submitted the MSP to the Synod and it has been approved by the Bishop. We are optimistic we will receive a slate of candidates in the few weeks. For more background on the development of the MSP, please see the April Trinitarian.
The Call Committee is excited to move on to the next step of the Call Process. We will keep the Congregation up to date on our progress. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with questions or concerns. We ask that you continue to keep our call process in your prayers.
Yours in Christ,
The Call Committee
Proposed Storage Project
For a number of years now, we have been storing the air purifiers and the A/V equipment in the nursery space in order to lock them into a secured room.
With the push to revitalize the nursery, this is no longer a good solution. Before leaving, Anita had proposed repurposing the space under the stairs leading to the balcony/storage room in the social hall for this purpose. This will consist of constructing a semi-permanent structure that fills in the currently underutilized space yet still gives access to the electrical outlet. There are mock-up drawings available near this space and on an easel for the next few weeks. If you would like to provide feedback or comments, please speak with Mike M.
A large coloring poster is available Sunday mornings during the Easter season. As the coloring prayer station seemed to be well enjoyed, the poster is open for everyone to enjoy. You are invited to sit at the table, color for a bit and engage in conversation.
Congregational Meeting and Lunch
Sunday, May 7th will be our spring Congregational meeting and lunch immediately following worship. The theme for the lunch will be “Salad Bar”. Please bring a salad to share. Be creative and think outside the box…or bowl!
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED
There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for Coffee Hour! Please call the church office to sign up, or click here or contact Chelsea Y at Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+
Intergenerational Sunday School | April 23
Interfaith Women’s Center Dinner | April 30
Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting | May 7
Graduate Recognition | May 14
Monthly Food Collection | May 20
Church Picnic | May 21
+Next Week at Trinity+
Sun, Apr 23, Third Sunday of Easter | Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
10:45 am Intergenerational Sunday School— Emergency Cleanup Supplies Assembly
Thurs, Apr 27
7:30 pm Trinity Singers (Music Rm)
Sun, Apr 30, Fourth Sunday of Easter | Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
10:45 am Adult Forum-Room 10
10:45 am Children’s Sunday School- Room 11
+CLASSES AND MEETINGS+
Adult Forum | Sundays | 10:45 am | Room 10–No class this Sunday!
We will resume on May 14 for a discussion of the ELCA social statement: Faith, Sexism and Justice ( https://www.elca.org/fsjstudyguide). Together we will explore the impact of sexism on our society and how we are called to act with justice so that everyone may experience the abundance of God’s creation.
Read the social statement if you have not already done so and check out these action items:
Spend five minutes each day looking at the news headlines and reflect on how women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons from a variety of economic means, abilities, races, and ethnicities, and/or gender identities and sexualities are represented. Write down one thing you notice each day. With others or alone, reflect on what you notice.
Read Implementing Resolution #7 (FSJ, pp. 81-82), which urges congregations, synods, and the churchwide organization to address their own inequities in compensation and the roots of this problem. Consider what your congregation, synod, organization, or workplace should do to provide equitable compensation.
Trinity Singers | Thursdays | 7:30 pm
Sunday School for Youth | Sundays | 10:45 am
Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info
Heavenly Handbells | Mondays | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary
Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates
Mission Endowment Committee | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates
+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+
Thanks to All Who Participated in the American Red Cross Blood Drive at Trinity April 18
With the help of TikTok and the promise of Snoopy T-Shirts to donors, all donor slots were quickly filled, and many first time donors came to the quarterly blood drive at Trinity. Thanks to Margaret F, Leslie S, and Sarah M who did setup and assisted with checking in donors.
Trinity Intergenerational Sunday School Buckets Project!
This Sunday April 23rd we will be putting together emergency clean-up buckets for people that have been affected by natural disasters. These buckets will be sent to Church World Service (CWS) but we need your help. If you took sticky notes with items to purchase, we will need these items back by April 23rd. If you have any questions please contact Henry C at email@example.com
Quarterly Interfaith Women’s Center Dinner
Our quarterly dinner for Interfaith Works Women’s Center is Sunday, April 30th, serving 40 women. Items can be dropped off at Trinity on Sunday morning, April 30th. Alternatively, if you need to drop off items during the week, you may do that during office hours. Be sure to clearly mark the items for the Women’s Center dinner. Disposable containers should be used. If you have questions, please contact Leslie S. at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please review the menu below and consider providing an item or two: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4CABA82F4-interfaith1
Enjoy music and support Bethesda Help
On Sunday April 30 at 2pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, The Tempo Giusto Ensemble and members of the Thalea Quartet and Talla Rouge will perform a concert of Bach concerti, Bruch’s Romanze in F major, and Coleridge-Taylor’s Novelletten. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. 100% of proceeds will benefit Bethesda Help. Tempo Giusto musicians will match all donations. For more information see https://musicforfood.net/concerts/giustothaleatalla-tf6nx
Thanks to the many congregation members who continue to support our monthly food drives to support Bethesda Help. We are also pleased that each month we welcome donations from members of the neighborhood. Each month we drop off between 300-500 pounds of food and 10-20 gift cards. Bethesda Help is very appreciative and recognizes Trinity each month in the BH newsletter. Trinity’s food drives will continue the third Saturday of the month from 9-12. The list of food donation requests is on Trinity’s website. If you have any questions please contact Margaret F at email@example.com
+REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS+
We are grateful that people have been lifting up our members and friends in prayer during Zoom gatherings. Please also call the office at 301-881-7275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to add them to the list below.
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Vimala P, Anya N, Pam B, Julie N
family and friends
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Rebecca E, online prayer request
Members of Faith LC, Cambridge, MA, friends of Kim and Pam B
Pastor Sarah F-M, friend of Anita S
David G, friend of Tad and Vi D
Tracey L, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Timothy K, friend of Len and Ani S
John M, brother of Sarah M
Peter M, brother of Sarah M
Martha R (Sterling Care), friend of Trinity
Karen and Harold S, friends of Pamela B
Margarita S G, sister of Ana S G
Family of Eduvigas T, cousins of Lineth M
Amanda v L, online prayer request
Gerry W, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
*For family and friends, prayer requests will be kept on the list for four weeks. After four weeks, please complete another card/call the office.
Eduvigas Torres + April 14, 2023, aunt of Lineth M, sister of Fermina
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Carol B will be our interim admin 9-3 Mon-Thurs. Please contact the office or a council member if you have a request for pastoral care.