+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus is called the “gate” of the sheep in today’s gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday he spreads a feast before us amid the world’s violence and war. We go forth to be signs of the resurrection and extend God’s tender care to all creation.
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: 42-47
1 Peter 2:19-25
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.
Welcome Back Pr. Cynthia Baskin
Pr. Cindy, now retired from active ministry, has served as a supply priest/pastor in both Episcopal and Lutheran congregations. She and her husband live in North Potomac and enjoy traveling.
Graduate Recognition Sunday | May 14
Trinity will be honoring all people graduating: high school, college (associate, bachelors, graduate degrees), and certificate programs, on Sunday the 14th. Please notify the office if you have a recent or upcoming graduate in your family. Please include the school; and for high schoolers, also their next destination in the fall.
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 next 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+
Interfaith Women’s Center Dinner | April 30
Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting | May 7
Graduate Recognition | May 14
Monthly Food Collection | May 20
LVC Hike-a-Thon | May 20
Church Picnic | May 21
+Next Week at Trinity+
Sun, Apr 30, Fourth Sunday of Easter
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service
(Coffee Hour to Follow)
10:45 am Children’s Faith Formation (Rm 11)
Mon, May 1
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells (Sanc)
Tues, May 2
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Supv (Rm 10)
Wed, May 3
7:30 pm Worship Team Mtg (Rm 10)
Thurs, May 4
7:30 pm Trinity Singers (Music Rm)
Sun, May 7, Fifth Sunday of Easter
Food Collection , Diaper Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service
(Coffee Hour to Follow)
11:00 am Congregational Semi-Annual Meeting and Luncheon
+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.
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+
Quarterly Interfaith Women’s Center Dinner
Our quarterly dinner for Interfaith Works Women’s Center is this 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 email@example.com
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 | April 30
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
Food Collection: Food Drive | May 20, 2023 | 9-noon | See the list of critical food needs here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a hike for social justice | May 20
Lutheran Volunteer Corps is sponsoring a Hike-a-thon to raise money for social justice fellowships on May 20 at 11:00 am at the US National Arboretum. This hike is organized by LVC’s Bon House and Sydney Johnson. For more info visit LVC’s website at www.lutheranvolunteercorps.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 email@example.com 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, Jim K
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
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
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.
Henry S-M, April 24, 2023, son of Scott M and Meredith S, grandson of Karl and Miriam M
Darrell Cooper, + April 25, 2023, friend of Carol B
Our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TrinityELCA/streams
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.