+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
The end is near. There is no doubt about it. The warnings are dire. The tone of today’s texts is ominous. But the baptized know how to live in the meantime. The baptized are strengthened for the living of these days in word and sacrament. The baptized rally around the invitation of the apostle: “Do not be weary in doing what is right.”
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
View the November Trinitarian HERE
Readings for this Sunday
In righteousness will the LORD judge the world. (Ps. 98:9)
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
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.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DEC 1!! We are updating our member directory, which will include a paper and an online version! Please provide your most recent contact information and indicate whether you would like your information in the online version https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeC85r2Nls5g5AyOA120757gIgiHXGxjBLhd06B0EVakpf2dA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Welcome to Our Guest Preacher
The Reverend Dr. Roy Howard is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation, a certified facilitator with Healthy Congregations and Dean of the Academy of Artful Leadership (AAL.) He is currently coaching pastors and leading courses in pastoral leadership with the AAL. Prior to his current coaching and consultant practice, Roy served for 33 years as a pastor with congregations in Kentucky, Virginia and most recently, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in N. Bethesda Maryland. His deep call is to be a generative person, facilitating the growth of leadership skills and spiritual depth in those who work with him. In recent years, he has applied the Enneagram to his coaching, counseling and group consultation. He is the author of two books “Beyond Fairness: the Stories of Jesus” and “Walking in Love: My Journey Along the Camino de Santiago”. He is married to Claudia and they have two adult daughters, Rachel (Jorge) and Rebecca (Aiden.)
Welcome to Our Guest Musician!
Marcello Silva is with us again this Sunday for our worship service. He is a classical pianist who has been playing for more than ten years, with participation in numerous U.S. and international piano performances and competitions. Marcello also accompanies choirs and plays cello. He is a freshman at the University of Maryland, majoring in Piano Performance and in Neuroscience. Thank you so much, Marcello, for being with us again!
Please be mindful of the roadwork occurring on Old Georgetown Road in the next few months. It is suggested to leave a little earlier than usual to make up for any inconvenience.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s coat drive!
We had a wide range of items donated with 31 coats, jackets, and a cape for adults and 4 coats, 2 jackets and 3 pairs of snow pants for children. There were many stocking caps, gloves and mittens, and scarves. In addition, we received sweaters, sport pants, pjs, pants sets and other items. Most items went to La Sagrada Familia with a few items going to A Wider Circle. Good job sharing the warmth!
Your 2023 Pledge Packet is available in the Social Hall for you to pick up and return to the Financial Secretary at your convenience. The Pledge Packets will remain in the social hall through Sunday, November 20th, after which they will be mailed to you. Thank you for your continued support!
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed!
Nothing elaborate is needed…we need folks to make/put out the coffee, and provide light snacks. 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. 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, reach out to Margaret F at email@example.com or Chelsea Y at firstname.lastname@example.org
To Accommodate Those who Wish to Donate to our AV Efforts, we have 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 “Livestream Technology Special Fund” in the memo
+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+
Save the Dates:
D3: Dinner Discussion and Dessert | November 12
Food Drive | November 19
Advent Wreath Assembly & Chrismon Tree Assembly | November 26
D3: Dinner, Discussion, and Dessert
We are gathering for dinner and conversation on Saturday, November 12th. Please see the link below for more details and to sign-up. Questions can be directed to Valerie M.
Advent Wreath and Chrismon Tree Assembly | November 26
Join us as we prepare the sanctuary for the new church year on Saturday November 26 at 10am. We will put together the Christmas tree, and hang Chrismons on its branches. We will also assemble the Advent wreath, our countdown calendar for Christmas! Please see Carol B with questions, and to let her know you plan to come.
+Next Week at Trinity+
Sun, Nov 13, Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost | Food Collection | Give a Gift Drive
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School
10:45 am Adult Forum-Room 10
11:00 am Mission Endowment Committee
6:00 pm Youth Group
Mon, Nov 14
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells-Sanctuary
Tues, Nov 15 | Trinitarian Newsletter Deadline
7:30 pm Congregation Council-Hybrid
Thurs, Nov 17
7:30 pm Trinity Singers- Choir Room
Sat, Nov 19
9:00 am Food Drive-Parking Lot
Sun, Nov 20, Christ the King Sunday | Food Collection | Give a Gift Drive
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School
10:45 am Adult Forum
+CLASSES AND MEETINGS+
Adult Forum | Sundays | 10:45 am | Room 10
Adult forum will be led by ELCA Disability Ministry. Pastor Lisa Heffernan and Anita will be leading a discussion on the Theology of Disability and the work that Disability Ministry does for the church. Anita has been on the Disability Ministry Team since its inception in 2015. Pastor Lisa is the Program Coordinator for Disability Ministries for the ELCA.
Trinity Singers | Thursdays | 7:30 pm | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates
Sunday School for Youth | Sundays | 10:45 am
Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday (Starts in November) | 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+
2022 Gifts of Hope
Jesus’ birth changed the world forever. This holiday season, we too can transform the lives of others through more meaningful giving. Donate through our Synod’s Gifts of Hope program and you will support local and global organizations with proven track records of helping those who need it most. Visit GiftsOfHopeDC.org to learn more.
Community Family Life Services’ Annual Give-a-Gift Program | Sundays, November 13– December 4 and Saturday, November 19
The holiday season, a time of giving and sharing, is coming upon us! Community Family Life Services (CFLS) in Washington, DC, provides services to reentry women, survivors of domestic violence, homeless residents, and their children. Trinity has a wonderful opportunity to help brighten this holiday season for the families served by CFLS.
Trinity is collecting new gifts, toys, games, books, and clothes for children infant through 18 years old. Some gift suggestions: Visa, Walmart, Target, and Gas gift cards, board games, coloring/art supplies, jigsaw puzzles, sports equipment, Hot Wheels cars, Legos, dinosaur toys, dolls, action figures, socks, sleepwear for boys and girls, and joggers and hoodies for teens. Gifts should be new and in their original packaging, but not wrapped.
Collection Times: Sunday Services Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 4 Saturday Nov. 19, 9-12 Noon
Learn more about CFLS and the essential services they provide on their website: www.cflsdc.org.
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.
Our monthly food drive collection will be given to Bethesda Help (bethesdahelp.org). A thank you note from Bethesda Help following our first drop off included “ I got a bit emotional after seeing all of the food – so nicely organized – it came at a perfect time.” They also noted that we donated 415 pounds of food; those cans really add up! Thanks to all for their ongoing support of the food drives – the need in the community continues to grow. 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
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, Vimala P, Anya N
family and friends
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Isabel S-G, sister of Ana S-G
Carl S, Dan S’s Father
Family of Steve G, friends of Valerie & Mike M
Cheryl V-A, friend of Catherine C
Tony M, friend of Trinity
Inigo G-S and Jose G-I, cousins of Ani S-G
Lamar K, friend of Tom and Sarah
Diana B, friend of Trinity
Taesung P, father of Sunhee P
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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