+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
Though the word trinity is not found in the scriptures, today’s second reading includes the apostolic greeting that begins the liturgy: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In the gospel Jesus sends his disciples forth to baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we have experienced the God of creation made known in Jesus Christ and with us always through the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the mystery of the Holy Trinity in word and sacrament, as we profess the creed, and as we are sent into the world to bear witness to our faith.
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
View the June 2023 Trinitarian HERE
Readings for this Sunday
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
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. Peter Bastien
The Rev. Peter E. Bastien retired from Christ the Servant Church in Montgomery Village, which he served for 25 years, in 2010. He served four parishes during his time in the ministry. He is married to Patricia and has two grown daughters, Florence and Sarah. He is the author of PRAYING WITH MARTIN LUTHER. He and Pat live in Gaithersburg.
Strathmore Children’s Chorus
The Neon Lights Are Bright
Linnea S. will be singing!
Saturday, June 3rd
Tickets ($16-$26) are available on the website:
Clean Up Day at Trinity!!!
Cleanliness is next to godliness! Or so says the proverb. So come and join in cleaning our church on Saturday, June 10 beginning at 9:00 am. Bring gloves, cleaning supplies and buckets. Also garden tools and other supplies for cleaning the yard will be greatly appreciated.
Pride 2023 News
Trinity will be celebrating Pride Sunday on June 11. If you have ideas or can help with planning, please contact Mary B or Sarah M.
DC Synod Pride Celebration
Planning for the DC Metro Synod’s participation in the 2023 DC Pride Parade is well underway! There are also preliminary plans for a new RIC Committee. See https://metrodcelca.org for more information.”
Call Committee Progress
The Call process continues moving forward. Last week the Synod provided the Call Committee a slate of 3 Pastoral candidates for consideration.
Please remember while the Call Committee is happy to discuss the process, they cannot share any information about candidates. Confidentiality is critical to the process.
Please continue to pray for the Call Committee and the discernment process.
Peace, the Call Committee
Flat Jesus is back!
Pick up a flat Jesus from the Social Hall. Color Him and take Him on your travels this summer. Snap a selfie and send it to the church. We will be displaying your pictures in future church publications.
Trinity Women’s Retreat September 29-30
Friday 7:00 pm through Saturday 3:00 pm
R.S.V.P. Deadline is August 1st
We will be going on retreat Friday through Saturday in September, staying in the main camp area at Mar-Lu-Ridge in Jefferson, MD (1 hour from Trinity). The cost for the 1 night plus breakfast and lunch on Saturday will be $90, plus $10 for materials, drinks, and snacks. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Staying at the main camp will give us easy access to the dining hall, labyrinth, chapels, and the trail to shock rock for those so inclined. The theme and schedule (including end time) will be worked out over the summer, but there will be a mix of structured time and down time.
Friday dinner will be on your own before you leave or come early (5:00 p.m.) and bring a bagged dinner to have picnic style. Snacks and water will be supplied for our stay. The cabins have 2 sleeping rooms and 2 bathrooms downstairs and a gathering space upstairs. You will need to bring a pillow, bed linens (twin) or sleeping bag, and toiletries and towel. Carpooling will be an option. Please watch for more details as plans come together. If you have any questions or want to reserve your space, please see Valerie M.
Please use the attached registration form to provide basic information and dietary restrictions.
New Wine High School Theater Troupe Returns to Trinity to Perform The Sound of Music | June 16
New Wine is sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation located in Cloquet, MN (about 15 miles south of Duluth, MN). They performed Godspell and Les Miserables at Trinity on past tours and will perform again on June 16 at 7 pm, this time featuring The Sound of Music.
Read more about them in this month’s Trinitarian, or at their website:
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.email@example.com with questions.
+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+
Church Clean-Up | June 10
New Wine Performs The Sound of Music | June 16
Food Drive | June 17
Juneteenth at Scotland AME Zion Church | June 19
Blood Drive | June 27
+Next Week at Trinity+
Sun, June 4, Holy Trinity
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service
Coffee Hour to Follow
Tues, June 6
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry (Rm 10)
Sat, June 10
9:00 am Church Clean-Up
Sun, June 11, Pride Celebration
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service
(Coffee Hour to Follow)
+CLASSES AND MEETINGS+
Adult Forum | Sundays | 10:45 am | Room 10
We will return in September
Trinity Singers | Thursdays | 7:30 pm
We will return in September
Faith Formation for Youth | Sundays | 10:45 am
We will return in September
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+
Help Provide Meals for New Wine High School Theater Troupe
New Wine will dine at Trinity on Friday evening. Fred S. is arranging that meal. Thank you Fred! Trinity will provide grab-and-go breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please consider donating some items for these breakfasts. We need fruit (apples, bananas, or small oranges), and bottles of water for 45 people. There will be a sign up sheet at church or you can email Leslie S. @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Contact Leslie S. or Miriam M.
Early Registration Opens for the Sept 4 Interfaith 5K Race | May 15
Registration for the Interfaith 5K on Sept 4 is now open. We are team Trinity Lutheran Church”. See https://mocointerfaith5k.org
Five Montgomery County religious communities are partnering to create the seventh annual Interfaith 5K race. The 2023 race beneficiaries are Gaithersburg Help and C-4, an interfaith group serving the needs of the Colesville Community. For more information, see the website above, or contact Leslie S
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
Blood Drive | June 27 | 1 to 6pm
In April 2023 Trinity hosted a very successful Blood Drive with the American Red Cross. Given the continued need for blood and our success, our next drive is scheduled at Trinity: Tuesday, June 27, 1-6 pm
To donate sign up here: https://rcblood.org/41DDhxx
Trinity needs a few volunteers for each drive to welcome donors. If you are willing to help, please contact Margaret F at firstname.lastname@example.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, Jim K, Len S
family and friends
Jenny A, colleague of Valerie M
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Chris C, colleague of Valerie M
Pastor Sarah F-M, friend of Anita S
David G, friend of Tad and Vi D
David K, father of David K
Tracey L, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Alex M, friend of Julie N
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
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.
Our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TrinityELCA/streams
Carmen will be in the office from 9-5 on Monday-Friday. Please contact the office or a council member if you have a request for pastoral care.