Worship 9:30am – In-person or Online
Today we follow Christ from triumphal entry to the cross, each waypoint of the journey marked by Jesus’ compassion for those who would betray, mock, accuse, or do violence to him. Though persecuted and beaten, Jesus the Son of God is not disgraced; instead, he asks forgiveness for those who put him to death. We have walked the Lenten pathway these forty days, each of us invited through baptism to “let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” We enter this holy week accompanying Jesus to the cross with both grief and thanksgiving in our hearts, trusting in God’s redeeming love.
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
View the April Trinitarian HERE
Readings for this Sunday
- Isaiah 50:4-9a
- Psalm 31:9-16
- Philippians 2:5-11
- Luke 22:14—23:56
- Luke 23:1-49 (Alternate)
- Zechariah 9:9–13
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.
+LENTEN WORSHIP AND GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES+
During Lent we will also be collecting money for Lutheran Disaster Response. We hope these basics and preliminary information will help you in your planning, and in your Lenten journey. See below for our full Lent schedule:
Maundy Thursday | April 14 and Good Friday April 15 | 7:00 pm – Both services will be held in-person and online.
Easter Vigil | April 16 | 5:00 pm
This worship experience will be outside at the benches near the labyrinth. The service format will be casual, but will support traditions such as: the lighting of the paschal fire, readings and prayers, and breaking of the fast.
Easter Sunday | April 17 | 9:30 am
Festival worship! In-person and online.
Easter Egg Hunt | Following Worship
We will gather in the playground for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! We have talked to the Easter Bunny, and our Easter Egg hunt will be peanut & tree nut free.
Easter Flowers | Please order by Sun April 10
It is time to order flowers to decorate the sanctuary for Easter services! If you wish to order, please fill out the following form and include it with your payment.
____ Easter lilies @ $15.00 each (double stem)
____ Blue Hydrangeas @ $24 each
____ Pink Hydrangeas @ $24 each
Please check if you would like to: ____ donate _____ pick-up
Easter flowers are given to the glory of God
In memory of ______________________________
In honor of _______________________________
Please make your check payable to Trinity Lutheran Church and indicate “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. You may put your check and order form together in the Sunday offering plate or mail them to Trinity.
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, lector/prayers, technology team, 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.
Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Chelsea Y at email@example.com
See you at coffee hour!
Read Ione Linke’s Obituary here
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:
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
Willing to help plan? Contact Anita or Pastor Christine
Adult Forum | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Hybrid | Room 10
This Sunday, Adult Forum will examine the so-called Royal psalms. These were psalms that have clear references to the monarchy and may have been used as part of coronation celebrations. They are particularly fitting for Palm Sunday as we welcome Jesus triumphantly into Jerusalem. Come join us in-person or on-line at 10:45 in Room 10 as we hear the sound of royal celebration.
Join via Zoom 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 | Sunday March 27 | 11:00 am
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates
+This Week at Trinity+
Sun, April 10, Palm Sunday | Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School
10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)
6:00 pm Youth Group
Mon, April 11
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary
Wed, April 13
1:00 pm Trinity Men’s Group-Zoom
Thurs, April 14
7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service
Fri, April 15
7:00 pm Good Friday Service
Sat, April 16
9:00 am Food Drive
5:00 pm Easter Vigil-outdoors on benches
Sun, April 17, Easter Sunday | Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)
11:45 am Easter Egg Hunt (Following Worship)
+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+
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.
Additionally, we will make a special appeal this weekend during church in addition to our Lenten and general offerings to support the Ukraine people. 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
+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)
Billie J (Friends House)
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Bill B
family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Hilsa G and Family, cousin of Jane R
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
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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