+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
In spite of all we have heard and all we have seen, it is often hard to believe. Because it is hard to believe, we will invest ourselves in the Easter mystery for fifty days (a week of weeks). Because it is hard to believe, John the evangelist will provide sign after sign celebrating Jesus’ victory over death. Because it is hard to believe, the risen Jesus will return to us again and again in the mystery of holy communion, inviting us to touch and taste his presence, and offering us his peace.
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
View the April Trinitarian HERE
Readings for this Sunday
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. (Ps. 150:6)
Read our in person worship protocols 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.
In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, special music offering, welcome team, usher, lector, technology team, assisting minister, and altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please contact the office (email@example.com)
Congregational Leadership Opportunities
The 2022 Nominating Committee is seeking suggestions for candidates for Council, Mission Endowment, the 2023 Nominating Committee, and delegates to the Synod assembly in June. These functions are all important ministries within Trinity. If you have questions, are interested in serving, or want to suggest someone to serve, please share your thoughts with one of us: Jerry B, Robyn K-V, Sarah M, Fred S, and Susan S.
Here is a brief description of each responsibility:
Congregational Council. Oversees the life and activities of this congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Chapter 12 of Trinity’s Constitution enumerates the Council’s duties. Council terms are three years and members can serve two consecutive three-year terms. Council meets together at least once a month and in periodic planning retreats.
Mission Endowment. Oversees the Mission Endowment Fund which was created in 1996 for members and friends to give gifts and memorials to the mission outreach of the church. The endowment makes awards to mission initiatives that support the Christian faith, support the community, and support special initiatives of our congregation. Typically, the Committee meets once a quarter. Member terms are three years.
Nominating Committee. Annually prepares a slate of leadership candidates for Congregational consideration and election. Members serve for a term of one year. Members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for consecutive reelection. (See Trinity Constitution, Chapter 13)
Synod Assembly. The 2022 Synod Assembly which will be held in-person, June 10-11, 2022 at the College Park Marriott for a time to explore what it means to be Rooted in Jesus and to what we are being called to as congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod. The assembly will begin with attendee check-in and opening worship on Friday, June 10 and will end on Saturday, June 11 by 6:00pm.
1st Quarter Giving Statements have been emailed. Please contact Carol B at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need a password to open the file.
Coffee Hour is Back! It’s been 2 long years without coffee hour. With all the changes; one thing hasn’t changed – the need for coffee hour hosts. Please consider selecting a Sunday (or a few) and volunteer to host. Nothing elaborate is needed… light snacks; if baking isn’t your “thing”, store bought is perfect. On Sundays before our monthly food drive we will have “Hunger Sunday” as a simple reminder of food insecurity in the world. Hunger Sunday coffee hour will be limited to coffee, juice and water – no snacks. Hosting involves simple set up and tidying up afterwards. If this is your first occasion there are plenty of veterans to help show you the ropes (complete written instructions are stashed in the cabinet too). If you prefer to share the responsibility, we can help find you a partner. To select a Sunday that is convenient for you, a Sign Up Genius has been set up for dates in April and May; please use this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-coffee If you have questions or need help signing up, please reach out to Margaret F at email@example.com or Chelsea Y at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at coffee hour!
Read Ione Linke’s Obituary here . A memorial service will be held at Trinity May 7 at 11:30 am (visitation with family beginning at 11 am).
Mar-Lu Ridge: Summer Camp Mar-Lu-Ridge is ready to welcome campers ages 6- 17 and families to the 2022 season! Check out the schedule and the information on their website and make your plans today. Financial assistance is available. Registration began January 1. The 2022 session promises to be full of laughter, faith building lessons and activities, time spent outdoors and new friends. Check out the new Summer Camp schedule. The curriculum for the summer is “Boundless”, written in conjunction with the curriculum for the Gathering. More information and registration can be found: https://www.mar-lu-ridge.org/
To Accommodate Those who Wish to Donate to our AV Efforts, we have recently established a livestream/technology special fund. This fund will be used to purchase additional microphones, cameras, and AV equipment that may be needed to support our efforts to improve sound quality (both online and in-person) and our online worship experience. Any donations should be notated as such in the memo.
+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+
Save the Dates:
Ione Linke Memorial Service | May 7 | 11:30 am
The Last Lunch Bunch At Normandie Farm | May 19 | 12:30 pm
Watch the Tidings and Trinitarian next week for more information.
Congregational Meeting | May 22 | 11:00 am
Following the meeting, we will celebrate paying off our mortgage with a brief ceremony and lunch from CAVA.
Congregation Picnic | June 5
Contact David K or Greg F for more info
Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like | Special Adult Forum | 10:45 am | Hybrid | Room 10
On April 24th during adult forum we will have a special presentation by Jennifer Ives (who lives with bipolar disorder) and her sister, Kate (who is an actress). The presentation is entitled, “Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like.” The presentation is a two person play on the subject of bipolar disorder. Jennifer and Kate will present their 40 minutes play and answer questions on mental health, and specifically bipolar disorder. Please plan on attending this informative and inspiring presentation. Join via YouTube HERE
Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates
Sunday School for Youth | Sundays | 10:45 am | Social Hall
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
+This Week at Trinity+
Sun, April 24, Second Sunday of Easter | Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)
10:45 am Special Adult Forum (Hybrid)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11
Mon, April 25
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary
Sun, May 1, Third Sunday of Easter | Food Collection, Diaper Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)
10:45 am Adult Forum (Hybrid)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11
+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+
Social Ministry Team Partner of the Month is Mar-Lu-Ridge. ““Rooted in Christ, we welcome all to encounter God’s love through sacred hospitality, deepening relationships, and care for creation.” Mar-Lu-Ridge’s mission statement is lived as they “strive to create space for community, service and sanctuary.” On April 26th, Mountain Service Day will provide a day to share fellowship, study, and service as they assemble Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief. This will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch included in the $25 fee. Register with email@example.com.
Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:
Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*
Lutheran World Relief :
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.
World Central Kitchen:
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.
Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.
Afghan Refugees (LSS): Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is reaching out with immediate needs due to the influx of Afghan refugees arriving in this area. They are in need of drivers, storage space, rooms on a temporary basis, and housing settlement. Contact: https://bit.ly/3z6u2Xj
Disposable Diaper Drive during the month of May to celebrate Mothers!
During May, the Social Ministry Team will be collecting disposable diapers for the Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB). Our goal is to collect 3,500 diapers (about the # of diapers a newborn uses in a year). All size diapers are welcome, but there is always a great need for larger sizes (4-5). Opened packages of diapers are accepted as long as the size is marked.
Drop off diapers any Sunday in May in the Social Hall or during our monthly food drive on Saturday, May 21. If you do not have time to shop, feel free to make an offering noting that the donation is for the “diaper drive”. For more information on GDBDB check out greaterdcdiaperbank.org
+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.
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Bill B, Billie j
family and friends
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Slavo S, friend of Len S
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Lamar K, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Cristie M, family of Sabrina R
Maria F, friend of Pamela B
Harold and Karen S, friends of Pamela B
Lois C, friend of Pamela B
Paul I, friend of Carol B
Mark K, brother of David K
Jean Anne, sister of Jim 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.
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