+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all people. Paul reminds us that though we each have different capacities, we are unified in the Spirit that equips us with these gifts. Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples, empowering them to forgive sin. We celebrate that we too are given the breath of the Holy Spirit and sent out to proclaim God’s redeeming love to all the world.
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
View the May 2023 Trinitarian HERE
Readings for this Sunday
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
1 Corinthians 12:3b-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. Cindy 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.
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. Initial meetings via Zoom are scheduled with each candidate and the Call Committee the week of 5/22.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+
The Day of Pentecost | May 28 WEAR RED!
Church Clean-Up | June 10 | 9-2
Pride Sunday | June 11
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, May 28, Day of Pentecost
Food Collection, Diaper Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service
(Coffee Hour to Follow)
Mon, May 29, Church Closed for Memorial Day
Thurs, June 1
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells (Sanc)
Sun, June 4, The Holy Trinity
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+
May is Mothers’ Month —FINAL WEEK
The Social Ministry Team has expanded Mothers’ Day to a Month! During May we will be collecting disposable diapers for the Greater DC Diaper Bank. 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. If you do not have time to shop, feel free to make an offering noting that the donation is for the “diaper drive”.
As of May 23, we have collected 2046 diapers. We need 1454 more diapers to make our goal!
The Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB) works to empower vulnerable families and individuals by providing an adequate and reliable source for basic baby needs and personal hygiene products across the Washington, DC metropolitan area. GDCDB is one of the largest diaper banks in the country, distributing nine million diapers a year. Check out greaterdcdiaperbank.org
– We believe changing babies changes lives.
God’s Work, Our Hands
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
Food Collection: Food Drive | June 17, 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 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
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
Mary L, grandmother of Maggie F-L
Pastor Sarah F-M, friend of Anita S
David G, friend of Tad and Vi D
Pastor Eugene and Jackie K, friends of Trinity
Alex M, friend of Julie N
Tracey L, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Family of Isabel M S, 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.
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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.