+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
Genuine repentance and pretentious piety stand in stark contrast in the gospel and all around us. All creation stands in need of God’s forgiveness. Keep the faith. God’s people shall be accounted righteous for Jesus’ sake. Our God is merciful to sinners. For this we worship and glorify God forever.
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
Readings for this Sunday
Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Sirach 35:12-17 (Alternate)
Happy are the people whose strength is in you. (Ps. 84:5)
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
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.
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 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.
Thank you, Nancy Carlson! This morning we say thank you and farewell to Nancy Carlson, who has been our interim musician since last spring. We are grateful that you have shared your talents with us these many months, and appreciate your musical leadership at our Sunday services. We hope to see you again from time to time, and wish you well with your work at your home congregation. Farewell and Godspeed, Nancy.
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.
Nominations for Call Committee
This week, the Council is beginning to select candidates for the call committee. The call committee plays the leading role during the pastoral transition in the process of discernment and interviewing candidates. Per Trinity’s constitution, the call committee is elected by the congregation and nominations can be taken from the floor. If you would like to nominate someone to serve on the call committee, please contact Nancy Nielsen. email@example.com
HANDBELL WOW !
Have you noticed how especially shiny our handbells look today? On Friday. October 14, 2022, we had our complete set of 5 octaves professionally refurbished. This included taking each bell apart, cleaning and polishing the castings inside and out, then replacing all worn out washers, spacers, restraining springs, handles, and clapper heads. After the handbells were re-assembled, each one was adjusted and “voiced” so that they are all in synch with each other as a unified set. Basically, this means our handbells are “like new” again. Come and take a closer look – but please don’t touch our newly polished instruments !
In addition, 3 of our 5 octaves of handchimes were inspected and adjusted for peak performance.
We are pleased to report that the entire cost for these refurbishments was covered by our Handbell Special Fund, which had accumulated over time from gifts from individuals, honorariums and offerings from our handbell concerts, and a Mission Endowment Gift.
If you enjoy hearing our handbells, you can’t imagine how much fun it is to ring them. Speak to our ringers or director today to learn how you can join our handbell choir. Free ringing lessons will be provided to all new participants.
Community Shred Day | Nov 7 | 2-5 pm
Do you have papers sitting around that need to be shredded, and you don’t want to burn out your shredder? First come first served. This event will benefit Bethesda Help’s food bank. Cost per box or bag is 3 cans of food. Here is a link to their list of approved food items: https://bit.ly/3rJQCUs
Note: Paper cannot be dropped off in advance; Trinity will not be responsible for items left unattended.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Chelsea Y at email@example.com
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 “Livestream Technology Special Fund” in the memo
+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+
Save the Dates:
Oktoberfest Party | October 29
Reformation Sunday | October 30
Guest Preacher the Rev. Sarah Garrett Krey. Wear red!
Women’s Interfaith Dinner | November 6
Community Shred Day | November 7
Our next dinner for the Interfaith Women’s Center will be on November 6th
Please watch for the sign up notice. It’s a great opportunity to share and connect with others. For more information contact Margaret F. or the church office.
Oktoberfest | Saturday, October 29 | 5:30 – 8:30pm | Social Hall
JOIN THE FUN!
This is an event for ALL AGES, with special activities for the Kids!
MUSIC by your Trinity DJs
BRATWURST, GERMAN WURSTS, HOT DOGS, SOFT PRETZELS, AND BEVERAGES PROVIDED
BRING your favorite German side dish or dessert, OR whatever you would like to share!
GREAT RECIPES in the TRINITY COOKBOOK
WEAR your best Oktoberfest attire…
Lederhosen and dirndls optional, but you may receive special prize for dressing in theme!
Mark your calendars now – See you there!
Questions? Want to help set-up, decorate, clean-up, or serve? Sign up on poster, or – Contact Nancy J 301-928-3169 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or Leslie S email@example.com
RSVP: Tear off and drop in the envelope on the poster in the Social Hall, give to the office, or contact Nancy. You can also sign up to help, see the poster!
Number coming: _______________
Let us know what you will bring to share:
+Next Week at Trinity+
Sun, Oct 23, Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Food Collection | Coat Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School
10:45 am Adult Forum-Room 10
Mon, Oct 24
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells-Sanctuary
Thurs, Oct 27
7:30 pm Trinity Singers Rehearsal
Sat, Oct 29
5:30 pm Oktoberfest Party-Social Hall
Sun, Oct 30, Reformation Sunday
Food Collection | Coat Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School
10:45 am Open Forum with Rev. Sarah G-K
+CLASSES AND MEETINGS+
Adult Forum | Sundays | 10:45 am | Room 10
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+
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, and Target gift cards, board games, coloring/art supplies, sports equipment, and teen pocketbooks/purses. 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.
October Coat Drive
Through Sunday, October 30, Trinity is collecting new and gently-used coats, fleeces, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and other winter gear for La Sagrada Familia and others. Contact Leslie S. or the church office if you have questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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, Ana S-G, Anya N, Reid D, Chloe V
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
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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