+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold—who comes to us risen from the dead—who can free us from the death grip of greed.
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
September 2022 Trinitarian HERE
Readings for this Sunday
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
The LORD gives justice to those who are oppressed. (Ps. 146:7)
1 Timothy 6:6-19
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.
Pastor Christine will be on vacation September 26th – October 2nd. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact the office or Anita for the number of the pastor on call.
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
Wanted: Worship Leaders
We come together in worship to share our varied gifts and to give thanks for all of God’s blessings upon us. In worship, we need people to speak, to sing, to read the Word, to serve the meal, to pray, to play instruments, to welcome worshippers, to run the audio and video equipment, to prepare the space, to plan, and to participate. We need people to tell us what else we need to be doing!
No matter what your gifts are, no matter your age, no matter whether you are new to church or even just wondering about it…
There is something that you can do to help with worship! All ideas, all gifts, all people are welcome to worship here at Trinity!
If you are interested in getting involved, or if you have any questions, please ask anyone on the welcome team, the tech team, or any of our musicians or worship leaders how you can be part of it all.
Meals for Kleiner-Vilgos Family
We are looking to provide meals for Robyn, James, and William as they welcome a new member to their family. Please see the sign-up below for details if you are able and willing to help out. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-meals1
THIS IS YOUR YEAR !!
Learn how to ring handbells and join in with our fun relational group. FREE ringing instructions will be given at a date and time convenient to all participants. If you aren’t certain you have time to be a regular member of the handbell choir, learn to ring and be one of our substitutes. We need you! Contact Marilyn C for details or questions.
PRAISE THE LORD WITH A SONG!
Trinity Singers are back together again! We’re looking forward to a year of musical fellowship with old and new friends. Our rehearsals are at 7:30pm on Thursdays in the choir room, and we plan to sing new hymns from All Creation Sings for the next several weeks. If you want to join in with the group, now is a low-key time to give it a try! We expect to need some folks to help accompany us on percussion and other instruments from time to time, and we welcome all ages and abilities. Contact Mary B for more information.
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
MISSION 2 : CONNECT
Don’t forget to sign-up to participate in MISSION 2 : CONNECT. The goal of this fun activity is to promote connection and to learn a little bit about each other. To review the details of the activity, please check out this linked announcement: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RDS3gHX1LDqncvNa6ihIhgDcJRup4Ucd/view?usp=sharing Use this link to sign-up by October 2: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-mission
If you have any questions, please see Anita or Pastor Christine.
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:
Blood Drive | October 13 | 2-7 pm
Kids Morning Out | October 15
D3 Dinner | October 15
Youth Group | October 16
Oktoberfest Party | October 29
Women’s Interfaith Dinner | November 6
Education Hour | Sunday September 25 | 11:00 am
David K. is unable to teach class and so adult and children/youth education is taking learning on the road. This is an intergenerational learning opportunity. We will be touring the Josiah Henson Museum, which is just down the street from Trinity. There is a small cost $4-5. Plan on meeting at the museum at 11am. You can either walk from Trinity or drive. The address is: 11410 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Questions? Please ask Valerie M. To learn more about it ahead of time, please check out: https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/josiah-henson-park/
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.
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.
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? 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:
D3: Diner Discussion and Dessert | The next dinner is set for Saturday, October 15th at 6:30
It is very possible that we will be creating a second group. See the sign-up for additional details, including information on a possible second group. If you have any questions, please contact Valerie valerie@mmayer
+Next Week at Trinity+
Sun, Sept 25, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost | Food Collection | Coat Drive
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
11:00 am Education Hour- Josiah Henson Museum
Mon, Sept 26
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells-Sanctuary
Sun, Oct 2, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost | Food Collection | Coat 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
+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 | 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+
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.
The Social Ministry Team shared that starting in July 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, Marilyn C, Ana S-G, Wendy C, Anya N
family and friends
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Richard D, friend of Sunhee P
Tom W, uncle of Greg F
Meredith W, friend of Sunhee P
Isabel S-G, sister of Ana S-G
David K & Family
Dolores and Tom H, cousins of Miriam M
Sebrena D, friend of Catherine C
Mike M, brother in law of Sabrina R
Peter M, brother of Sarah M
Juan S-G, Ana S-G’s brother
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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