+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+
A little faith goes a long way is Jesus’ point in the gospel. A mustard seed’s-worth of faith has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in holy baptism, holy communion, and the word read and proclaimed in this assembly. Anticipate them. Receive them with thanksgiving.
This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
Read the October Trinitarian here
Readings for this Sunday
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Commit your way to the LORD; put your trust in the LORD. (Ps. 37:5)
2 Timothy 1:1-14
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.
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.
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
Dear Members and Friends of Trinity,
I am saddened by Pastor Christine’s coming departure as she accepts a new opportunity with Lutheran Social Services. If there were any way to persuade her to reconsider her decision, I would most certainly have attempted to do so. However, I must respect that she is following her call and know that she will do great good in her next career.
There are probably many questions among the Congregation right now about what has happened and what will happen now. As announced today by our Vice President Nancy N, the Council will host an open forum on Sunday, October 2, following worship. This will be an opportunity to answer your questions, update you on transition planning, and start coming together for the next phase of Trinity’s life. Please feel free to send questions in advance to Len S. email@example.com
Join via zoom as well here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82782360050
If you wish to leave a message instead, please call Len’s phone number 301-442-4367.This will help us to organize our responses to the top questions.
On Saturday, the Council had an all-day retreat with congregational coach Michelle Snyder, who has recently presented to the Congregation. This retreat had been planned for months, but we were fortunate to use the occasion to organize transition planning in addition to strategic planning. We want to assure you that you are at the top of our minds, that initial transition steps are being put in place, and that we will engage the Congregation throughout this transition.
I am so grateful to Pastor Christine for the truths that she has revealed to us and the leadership she has shown through a key moment in Trinity’s life. I know God will shine on Pastor Christine as she continues to follow her call.
Meals for K-V 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
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 serve. More info to follow!
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
D3 Dinner | October 15
Youth Group | October 16
Oktoberfest Party | October 29
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.
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 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:
D3: Dinner 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, Oct 2, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost | Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour to Follow)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School
10:45 am Open Forum
Mon, Oct 3
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells-Sanctuary
Tues, Oct 4
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Supervision-Room 10
Thurs, Oct 6
7:30 pm Trinity Singers Rehearsal
Sun, Oct 9, Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Food 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
+CLASSES AND MEETINGS+
Adult Forum | No Meeting this Sunday | 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.
Food Collection: October 15 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here
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, Ana S-G, Anya
family and friends
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
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
Carl S, Dan S’s Father
Family of Steve G, friends of Trinity
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Chloe Eloise Vilgos, September 24, 2022, Daughter of Robyn K-V and James V Granddaughter of Mary B and David K
Steve Garvey +September 26, 2022, friend of Trinity
*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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THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM