+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
We have no good apart from God. That makes Jesus’ call to follow him an invitation to freedom. This is freedom to revel in the Spirit’s fruit: love, joy, peace, and patience. This is freedom to not be imprisoned by anything that would keep us from the fullness of the life God has given us. This is the path of life.
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
View the June Trinitarian HERE
Readings for this Sunday
1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
I have set the LORD always before me. (Ps. 16:8)
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
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.
Welcome Pastor Sandra S The Rev. Sandra C-S is a second career pastor and a graduate of The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg. (now United Lutheran Seminary) Before seminary she worked as an Accountant in private practice in Silver Spring, MD. She recently retired after serving for 16 years at Living Faith Lutheran Church in Rockville, MD. (formerly Crusader Lutheran) Before serving at Living Faith, she was the Director of Lifelong Learning at The Luther Institute in Washington, D.C.
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)
The Trinity website has recently been updated!
Please check out our new look and new logo! Our website refresh was designed by FaithGrowth and our logo was created by Catherine Kapikian. We plan to have a discussion around the imagery in our logo in the near future. Magnets are available. Take one and share one! www.trinityelca.org
As many of you heard at the semi-annual congregational meeting or read in the most recent Trinitarian, Trinity has entered into a time of discernment during which we will be gathering information to guide our decisions for our future. We have hired a ministry coach named Michelle Snyder, through Center for Healthy Churches. You will be hearing more about this in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, we want to share some logistics for your planning purposes. In mid-July we will be gathering information through an assessment tool. Please fill it out truthfully and fully. We will be having a congregational conversation following worship on August 28th to talk about dreams, visions, concerns. This will all be facilitated by Michelle. More information to come!
Synodical Assembly updates: A few weeks ago, Pastor Christine shared information about the situation in the Sierra Pacific Synod. As anticipated, at Synod Assembly a memorial was passed (Pastor Christine was a co-signer on the memorial) to be presented at Churchwide Assembly to direct the Church Council to establish a Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church. The purpose of the commission is to review, and if appropriate, revise the Statements of Purpose for each of the expressions of this church, the Principles of Organization, and all matters pertaining thereunto. Findings would be presented at the 2025 Churchwide Assembly. This will be a long process, but will hopefully realign our procedures with our theology. Additionally, Pastor Megan Roher (they/him) as resigned from their position as bishop of the SPS.
Additionally, the Metro DC synod has voted to partner with and support The Poor People’s Campaign and encourages congregations and individuals to support and participate in the endeavours of TPPC.
Full to the Brim – Lenten Benevolences
Thank you to all donated to Lenten Benevolences. $1,725 will be given to Lutheran Disaster Response for domestic disasters. $137 of the total was donated in coins in the Full to the Brim banks!
A few weeks ago a car was broken into and a purse stolen during the In Christ Worship Fellowship Church worship service. Last Fall a member of our congregation had a similar thing happen. For your safety and security, please do not leave valuables in your cars.
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 future Sundays; 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!
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:
Billie Jameson’s Memorial | July 9 | 2-3 pm
Eagle Scout Project | July 16 | 10 am
August Blood Drive | August 11 | 2-7pm
Week of Service | August 7-13 | Time TBD
Interfaith 5K | September 5 | 8 am
Eagle Project with Trinity to Support Refugees
On Saturday, July 16, Matthew B will be leading Trinity members and friends in making personal hygiene kits for Lutheran World Relief. Matthew is asking for donations of individually wrapped bars of soap and toothbrushes for the kits. His goal is to make at least 200 kits. Starting on Sunday, June 26, there will be donation bins in Trinity’s Social Hall on Sunday mornings to collect these items. Matthew has applied for a grant from Trinity’s MEF to purchase towels and has already received special donations of combs and nail clippers. Matthew also invites everyone to come out and help assemble these kits on Saturday, July 16th, from 10 am to 1 pm. If you have questions, please ask Matthew or email his mother. Thank you for your support.
The Montgomery County Interfaith 5K is a unique race that brings together people from all walks of life, religious backgrounds, ethnicities, and fitness levels. But, what everyone has in common is a desire to come together to foster relationships and unity, while giving back to the community and building a more inclusive and healthier Montgomery County.
The 5K can be run or walked, and strollers are welcome! Let’s gather a group together and make public witness to our commitment to care for our community, share information about our congregation, and enjoy meeting others!
The race takes place on September 5th at 8am at the Maryland Soccerplex. Registration is now open.
Profit made by the race is DONATED to two area beneficiaries: Gaithersburg HELP and C-4 Clothing Closet. Find out more about the MoCo Interfaith 5K here: www.mocointerfaith5k.org or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/mocointerfaith5K
Questions? See Pastor Christine or Angela B.
+Next Week at Trinity+
Sun, June 26, Third Sunday after Pentecost | Food Collection | | Hygiene Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
Tues, June 28
7:30 pm Congregation Council
Sun, July 3, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost | Food Collection | | Hygiene Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
+CLASSES AND MEETINGS+
Adult Forum | No Classes until the Fall |
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 | No Rehearsals until the Fall |
Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates
Mission Endowment Committee | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates
+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+
Social Ministry Partner of the Month: Lutheran Social Services Capital Area There are many ways to help with refugee resettlement. These are some of the opportunities to serve with two of our partners. Lutheran Social Services National Capital Area
Greatest needs: Afghanistan: Offer pro bono legal assistance. Ukraine: Donate to Ukraine relief, support sponsors with LSSNCA, become a sponsor.
-Rent to a refugee
-Employ a refugee
-Resettle a family
-Become a foster parent
-Volunteer or mentor
Find out more at https://lssnca.org
Solutions in Hometown Connections
-Assemble a welcome basket of toiletries
-Assemble a welcome bucket of cleaning supplies
We are collecting items now: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, lotion, shaving cream, razors, washcloths, tissues, toilet paper, hairbrush, nail clippers. Glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, multisurface cleaner, sponges, cleaning cloths, swiffer, paper towels, ziploc bags, aluminum foil.
Find out more at https://www.shconnections.org
For more information contact Leslie S., Margaret F., or any member of the Social Ministry team.
We can work together in big ways and small ways to make a difference. Thank you.
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.
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.
Food Collection: July 20 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here
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)
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Ana S-G, Dick J
family and friends
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Carl S, father of Dan S
David T, brother of Sunhee P
Cronin Family, sister of Jim McN
Mark K, brother of David K
Ted R, friend of Julie N
Gabriel C, Len S’s sister in law’s husband
Jim K, father of Jim K
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Cindy DeHoyos + June 18, 2022, Len S’s daughter’s aunt
*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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TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM