Hello Trinity Family,
For this week’s music meditation I present a new hymn from All Creation Sings fitting to sing in preparation for our upcoming food drive for Living Faith this Saturday, April 17th from 9 am until noon. This hymn was written as part of a hymn contest for God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday in 2019. It was written by Wayne Wold, music director at First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, Maryland and former music department chair of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
As we drop off our items like cereal and canned goods on Saturday, I encourage us to reflect on why we give and the joyful purpose that underscores our service.
The video is HERE.
The hymn text for ACS #1000, God’s Work Our Hands is as follows:
God’s work, our hands: working together,
building a future, repairing the world,
raising up homes, planting new gardens,
feeding the hungry and shelt’ring the cold.
Bless, God, our hands as we work in your name,
sharing the good news of your Gospel.

God’s work, our feet: trav’ling together,
following Jesus to places unknown,
walking as friends, marching for freedom,
running the race with God’s future the goal.
Bless, God, our feet as we follow your way,
sharing the good news of your Gospel.

God’s work, our voice: singing together,
praising, proclaiming to all who will hear,
praying for peace, shouting for justice,
claiming God’s love for the lost and the least.
Bless, God, our voice as we speak in your name,
sharing the good news of your Gospel.

God is at work in and around us:
seedlings are sprouting and bread’s on the rise!
Washed and set free, humbled and honored,
gifted by grace, we respond in God’s love.
Bless, God, our lives as we answer your call,
sharing the good news of your Gospel.

Blessings,
Angela

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
HERE is our video for the Second Sunday of Easter.
Worship Materials can be found HERE.
The Children’s Bulletin can be found HERE.


Faith Formation

This week, we sing a song with Ross, Angela, & Anita, and Pastor Christine reads a story to us about peace. The link to the video is HERE.

Hello Trinity Family,

For this Easter season, our music meditations will be a bit different. Every week I will sing a different hymn from our new hymnal supplement All Creation Sings. This week’s hymn is “Faith Begins By Letting Go” (ACS #1004). The link to the video is HERE.
The full hymn text is below.

Faith begins by letting go,
giving up what had seemed sure,
taking risks and pressing on,
though the way feels less secure:
pilgrimage both right and odd,
trusting all our life to God.

Faith endures by holding on,
keeping mem’ry’s roots alive
so that hope may bear its fruit;
promise-fed, our souls will thrive,
not through merit we possess
but by God’s great faithfulness.

Faith matures by reaching out,
stretching minds, enlarging hearts,
sharing struggles, living prayer,
binding up the broken parts;
till we find the commonplace
ripe with witness to God’s grace.

Blessings,
Angela

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! ALLELUIA!

HERE is our worship video for Easter 2021.
Worship materials can be found HERE.
The children’s bulletin can be found HERE.
(Thank you to all who made this service possible.)


HERE are some different learning pages for Easter, including an Alleluia poster to color.
Here are Easter videos that help tell the story: HERE & HERE

Grace and Peace to you. HERE is our video for Good Friday. This service features readings and artwork of the Stations of the Cross. Worship Materials can be found HERE.

Good Friday can be a hard day to process for Christians, especially our younger members.
Here are different resources to use that can help.
Praying in Color
Video from Sparkhouse

Hello Trinity Family,

Today Anita and I offer a new hymn composed by Carolyn Winfrey Gilette, “God, in Our Church’s Teaching”. On the Wednesday of Holy Week, many Christians remember Jesus’ Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. In this spirit, we sing this hymn to grieve the Asian women recently lost in Atlanta and to reflect on how we can stand up to injustice and hate.
The hymn text is as follows.

God, in our church’s teaching, may we be bold and clear;
may it become our practice to counter hate and fear.
We’ve said that Jesus’ message is one that’s filled with love,
and yet our sweeping statements are clearly not enough.

Isaiah boldly told us you hate our worship ways
when we ignore injustice and simply offer praise.
And Jesus gave a warning: When we — in sin and pride —
refuse to welcome others, we turn our Lord aside.

May these be crucial lessons we teach the old and young:
that racist ways are evil, that sexist ways are wrong.
In Sunday schools and pulpits, may this be what we speak:
God made each person precious, beloved and unique.

O God, we grieve the violence, the shootings, and the hate;
we grieve our own indifference — our speaking out too late.
God, in our church’s witness, may we say loud and clear:
We welcome every neighbor. We work for justice here.

Blessings,Angela

Hosanna! Hosanna!
This weekend, we’re celebrating Palm/Passion Sunday.
This week, we also have a prelude from the Heavenly Handbells, and an anthem from the Trinity Singers.
Our worship video is HERE.
Worship materials can be found HERE.
The children’s bulletins can be found HERE.


Faith Formation

This week, we hear from Ross, we have more get to know you questions with Pastor Christine & Maddie, Pastor Christine teaches us how to make a Palm Cross, AND Anita reads the gospel lesson and teaches us a sign in American Sign Language. Lots of things are happening this week.
The link to the video is HERE.
HERE is a link to color your own palm branch.
Our friends at Cartoon Church have another coloring page for Palm Sunday. (Anita would be the one recording the whole thing on her phone.)


Holy Week Worship (& Palm Sunday in the Parking Lot)

We have many worship opportunities this week. All information can be found HERE. Reminder: All parking lot services require signing up to attend.
We are watching the weather for our Palm Sunday service. If we must cancel due to rain, we will be sending an email to the address provided when you signed up by 9 am.

Grace and Peace to you!
Here is our worship video for this week.
Worship materials can be found HERE.
The Children’s Bulletins can be found HERE.


Don’t Forget to sign up to be a Joy Agent. More info can be found HERE.
Our Holy Week Schedule is now available. More information can be found HERE.


Faith Formation!

Here is the link to our video for this week. This week, we hear more from Pastor Christine and Maddie, we hear a song from Ross, and Anita reads the gospel lesson. The link to the video is HERE.

Traffic Alert: Old Georgetown Road is closed at Executive Blvd. HERE is a map of the detour.

Palm Sunday, March 28: 10am Outdoor live worship in the parking lot with palms, In-Person (sign-up mandatory) & recorded YouTube service

Maundy Thursday, April 1: Live via Zoom–beginning with a communal meal and ending with the stripping of the altar 6:30pm
https://zoom.us/j/93176877359, dial in: 301-715-8592, ID 931 7687 7359
HERE is more information on our Maundy Thursday service.

Good Friday, April 2: Recorded YouTube Service service featuring readings and artwork of the Stations of the Cross

Easter Sunday, April 4: 10am Outdoor live worship in the parking lot In-person (sign-up mandatory) with children’s message, and Easter bag hunt to follow (signup mandatory, see above), plus a recorded YouTube service

Welcome! We’re glad you’re here!
This week we hear about Moses & snakes and John 3:16, the gospel in miniature. We are also celebrating Laetare Sunday, which means “to lighten up.” This service is a little lighter, and we hear about the kick-off of Mission: Joy.
The link to the worship video is HERE.
The link to the worship materials is HERE.
The link to the children’s bulletin is HERE.


Faith Formation

This week we hear more from Pastor Christine & Maddie (and Maddie asks Anita some questions), we sing with Ross, and Anita reads our gospel lesson. The link to the video is HERE.


Hot Chocolate (and coffee) Truck! Tomorrow!

One of the things the pandemic has stripped from my life is easy joy; easy laughter. And so, let’s take an opportunity to make joy our mission! On March 14th, from 11am-1pm, a FREE Hot Chocolate (and coffee) Truck will be at Trinity. Come, drink, be merry (and joyful!). We have purposefully picked the 4th Sunday of Lent, because from a tradition standpoint, it is Laetare Sunday – a day to ‘lighten up’ during Lent, because we know, as Easter people, that we live in the joy of the resurrection, even as we travel through Lent. 

We will also be revealing more details about MISSION: JOY on Laetare Sunday, but you’ll need to A) tune in to worship on the 4th Sunday in Lent and/or B) watch your email communications for your mission, should you choose to accept it (said in my very best place secret-coder voice).