+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+

God’s glory is revealed in the reading of scripture. People stand at attention. People weep. People prostrate themselves in prayer. The unity of the church is another reflection of God’s glory. Most gloriously, the promises of God are fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. Gather round. Listen up. Glimpse the glory of God.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Given the rise of omicron, please worship in the manner which is best for your household. We are watching the positivity rates and if a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 


On January 30th we will be recognizing and reaffirming our commitment in actively being a Reconciling in Christ congregation (RIC). In doing so, we commit to continuing to learn about diversity, ways we can be more inclusive, and create an even more welcoming and affirming space. Our worship service will specifically lift up our LGBTQIA+ siblings using materials from Reconciling Works, a ministry of the ELCA which advocates for full inclusion of all people regardless of race or sexuality. Following worship we will have a presentation by Amy Cannava, who is among other things, a school counselor who specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ youth, and has a special interest in the trans community. She’s also worked with crisis centers and the Trevor Project. We hope you’ll plan to be with us for this meaningful day. 


Pastor Christine will be taking a few days off this week, and will be out of the office January 19th-23rd. In case of emergency, please contact the office and you’ll be directed to the pastor on call


2022 Offering Envelopes are now available in the Social Hall, or in the Office Workroom during the week. Please pick yours up soon to help us save on postage to mail them out.


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! As of Sunday, January 16, we have received 42 pledges in the amount of $250,367 to the General Fund in 2022. It is not too late to submit your pledge! If you misplaced the pledge card mailed to you, extra pledge packets are available in the office during the week, or on the offering table on Sunday mornings. Please complete it and send it to Trinity, attn: Financial Secretary.


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Mission News from Stephen Deal: Read the newsletter here


2022 Dinners for Interfaith Women’s Center
In 2022 Trinity will again be providing quarterly dinners for 35 women at a Interfaith Women’s Center.  Interfaith has added a new location on Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville.  Mark your calendars, we will be providing dinner at this new location on the following Sundays:  February 6, May 29, August 7 and November 6.

Our menu in February will be a Thanksgiving theme. There are all sorts of items needed and many do not require cooking.  Items can be dropped off at Trinity the morning of Feb 6 and a team will reheat everything before delivering it to the Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com.
Sign up for a portion of the meal here


Mar-Lu Ridge: Summer Camp Mar-Lu-Ridge is ready to welcome campers ages 6- 17 and families to the 2022 season! Check out the schedule and the information on their website and make your plans today. Financial assistance is available. Registration began January 1. The 2022 session promises to be full of laughter, faith building lessons and activities, time spent outdoors and new friends. Check out the new Summer Camp schedule. The curriculum for the summer is “Boundless”, written in conjunction with the curriculum for the Gathering. More information and registration can be found: https://www.mar-lu-ridge.org/


We have surpassed the goal of $23,500 to pay off our BTAB 2 mortgage. Trinity made it to the finish line and then some!  Our BTAB 2 Thermometer in the Social Hall is showing the mercury spewing from the top!  Thank you one and all for answering the call to close out this mortgage. As mentioned at the Congregational Meeting on December 12, we plan to hold a celebration in the New Year, when it is warmer outside and we can celebrate together.  Again, thank you to everyone who made this possible with your tremendous generosity!


Do you have good, high(er) resolution photos that could be used to update our website? We’d love to see them. Please email any photos to Sarah M. at: sarah_morrison@verizon.net. Also, please only send photos that you would be comfortable with having on the internet. 


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 as such in the memo. 


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submissions may be submitted to office@trinityelca.org| Deadline to submit is January 30, 2022.


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Blood Drive | March 24 | 2pm -7pm
If you are able to give blood, please sign up here. Blood supplies are critically low and by donating you will be helping save lives. Please share the link with friends and colleagues (the drive is open to the public). 


Adult Forum | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | Thursdays | 7:00 pm | Zoom | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Sundays | 10:45 am | Social Hall


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 | February 13, 2022 | 11:00 am-
RESCHEDULED for March 13, 2022 | 11:00 am | Trinity Lutheran Church


See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Jan 23, Third Sunday after Epiphany
Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:30 am Youth Sunday School (Following Worship)
11:30 am Adult Forum (Following Worship)

Mon, Jan 24
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells-Sanctuary

Thurs, Jan 27
7:00 pm Trinity Singers-Social Hall

Sun, Jan 30, Reconciling in Christ Sunday
Food Collection | Deadline for MEF Submissions
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:30 am Youth Sunday School
11:30 am Adult Forum


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Food Collection: February 19 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


Lutheran Disaster Response: Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. With wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, there are many immediate needs here and around the world. Most current for many of us is the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit the ELCA Disaster Response webpage (https://elca.org/disaster) to donate or learn more about how you can help.


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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Chelsea K and Barrett Y, Anne N, Reid D, Torsten D, Michael D, Lisbeth N, Marilyn C

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Rev. Paisley L, friend of Anita S
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Center, friends of Valerie & Mike M
Lois C, friend of Pamela B
Karen and Harold S, friend of Pamela B
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth R

deaths
Danny P, cousin of Sabrina 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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The January Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM

+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+

Today’s festival rejoices in God’s blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as God’s children, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters . . . the rivers . . . fire.” On this day the heavens open again for this assembly, and we receive the gift of God’s Beloved, Jesus, in bread and wine.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 36:5-10
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Given the rise of omicron, please worship in the manner which is best for your household. We are watching the positivity rates and if a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 


On January 30th we will be recognizing and reaffirming our commitment in actively being a Reconciling in Christ congregation (RIC). In doing so, we commit to continuing to learn about diversity, ways we can be more inclusive, and create an even more welcoming and affirming space. Our worship service will specifically lift up our LGBTQIA+ siblings using materials from Reconciling Works, a ministry of the ELCA which advocates for full inclusion of all people regardless of race or sexuality. Following worship we will have a presentation by Amy Cannava, who is among other things, a school counselor who specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ youth, and has a special interest in the trans community. She’s also worked with crisis centers and the Trevor Project. We hope you’ll plan to be with us for this meaningful day. 


Pastor Christine will be taking a few days off next week, and will be out of the office January 19th-23rd. In case of emergency, please contact the office and you’ll be directed to the pastor on call


2022 Offering Envelopes are now available in the Social Hall, or in the Office Workroom during the week. Please pick yours up soon to help us save on postage to mail them out.


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! As of Sunday, December 19, we have received 41 pledges in the amount of $245,687 to the General Fund in 2022. It is not too late to submit your pledge! If you misplaced the pledge card mailed to you, extra pledge packets are available in the office during the week, or on the offering table on Sunday mornings. Please complete it and send it to Trinity, attn: Financial Secretary.


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Mission News from Stephen Deal: Read the newsletter here


All the members of Trinity’s staff want to express their thanks for the generous financial Christmas gift. We feel honored to share in ministry with each of you, and truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.


2022 Dinners for Interfaith Women’s Center
In 2022 Trinity will again be providing quarterly dinners for 35 women at a Interfaith Women’s Center.  Interfaith has added a new location on Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville.  Mark your calendars, we will be providing dinner at this new location on the following Sundays:  February 6, May 29, August 7 and November 6.

Our menu in February will be a Thanksgiving theme. There are all sorts of items needed and many do not require cooking.  Items can be dropped off at Trinity the morning of Feb 6 and a team will reheat everything before delivering it to the Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com.
Sign up for a portion of the meal here


Mar-Lu Ridge: Summer Camp Mar-Lu-Ridge is ready to welcome campers ages 6- 17 and families to the 2022 season! Check out the schedule and the information on their website and make your plans today. Financial assistance is available. Registration began January 1. The 2022 session promises to be full of laughter, faith building lessons and activities, time spent outdoors and new friends. Check out the new Summer Camp schedule. The curriculum for the summer is “Boundless”, written in conjunction with the curriculum for the Gathering. More information and registration can be found: https://www.mar-lu-ridge.org/


We have surpassed the goal of $23,500 to pay off our BTAB 2 mortgage. Trinity made it to the finish line and then some!  Our BTAB 2 Thermometer in the Social Hall is showing the mercury spewing from the top!  Thank you one and all for answering the call to close out this mortgage. As mentioned at the Congregational Meeting on December 12, we plan to hold a celebration in the New Year, when it is warmer outside and we can celebrate together.  Again, thank you to everyone who made this possible with your tremendous generosity!


Do you have good, high(er) resolution photos that could be used to update our website? We’d love to see them. Please email any photos to Sarah M. at: sarah_morrison@verizon.net. Also, please only send photos that you would be comfortable with having on the internet. 


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 as such in the memo. 


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submissions may be submitted to office@trinityelca.org| Deadline to submit is January 30, 2022.


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Service /Social Ministry Team | Sunday, January 16 | Noon | via Zoom
Come join us and help plan Trinity’s outreach for 2022. For Zoom link contact Margaret F. or Leslie S.


Adult Forum | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | Thursdays | 7:00 pm | Zoom | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Sundays | 10:45 am | Social Hall


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Resumes January 10 | Mondays | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | February 13, 2022 | 11:00 am-
RESCHEDULED for March 13, 2022 | 11:00 am | Trinity Lutheran Church


See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Jan 16, Second Sunday after Epiphany
Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:30 am Youth Sunday School (Following Worship)
11:30 am Adult Forum (Following Worship)
6:00 pm Youth Group

Mon, Jan 17
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells-Sanctuary

Tues, Jan 18
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Training-Room 10
7:30 pm Congregation Council-Zoom

Thurs, Jan 20
7:00 pm Trinity Singers-Social Hall

Sun, Jan 23, Third Sunday after Epiphany
Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:30 am Youth Sunday School
11:30 am Adult Forum


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Food Collection: January 15 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


God’s Work Our Hands All Year Long: Saturday, January 15: We are holding a “reverse yard sale” to support A Wider Circle (AWC).  As you clean out your house this new year, please set aside gently used furniture, household items, professional clothes, children’s clothes (newborn – 4T) and toys to be donated.  Bring them to Trinity on the morning of Saturday, January 15 (or Sunday, January 16) and we will deliver them to AWC for donation.   AWC is also in need of cleaning supplies to provide clients.  Trinity will also be collecting cleaning supplies and detergent.

The mission of AWC is to end poverty.  Based in Silver Spring, AWC integrates on-the-ground services for the creation of stable homes, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization.  For more information visit awidercircle.org.


Lutheran Disaster Response: Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. With wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, there are many immediate needs here and around the world. Most current for many of us is the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit the ELCA Disaster Response webpage (https://elca.org/disaster) to donate or learn more about how you can help.


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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, Valerie and Mike M, Chelsea K and Barrett Y, Anne N, Reid D, Torsten D, Michael D, Lisbeth N

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
G Family (Al, Rose, Joy, John, Ellen, Abby and Jack), friends of Len S
Rev. Paisley L, friend of Anita S St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Center, friends of Valerie & Mike M
Rev. Sarah Mary F, friend of Anita S
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth R

deaths
Jean B +Jan 8, 2022, member of Trinity
Earl N +January 7, 2022, uncle of Julie N

*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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The January Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM

+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+

Today’s festival rejoices in God’s blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as God’s children, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters . . . the rivers . . . fire.” On this day the heavens open again for this assembly, and we receive the gift of God’s Beloved, Jesus, in bread and wine.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Given the rise of omicron, please worship in the manner which is best for your household. We are watching the positivity rates and if a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 


On January 30th we will be recognizing and reaffirming our commitment in actively being a Reconciling in Christ congregation (RIC). In doing so, we commit to continuing to learn about diversity, ways we can be more inclusive, and create an even more welcoming and affirming space. Our worship service will specifically lift up our LGBTQIA+ siblings using materials from Reconciling Works, a ministry of the ELCA which advocates for full inclusion of all people regardless of race or sexuality. Following worship we will have a presentation by Amy Cannava, who is among other things, a school counselor who specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ youth, and has a special interest in the trans community. She’s also worked with crisis centers and the Trevor Project. We hope you’ll plan to be with us for this meaningful day. 


2022 Offering Envelopes are now available in the Social Hall, or in the Office Workroom during the week. Please pick yours up soon to help us save on postage to mail them out.


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! As of Sunday, December 19, we have received 41 pledges in the amount of $245,687 to the General Fund in 2022. It is not too late to submit your pledge! If you misplaced the pledge card mailed to you, extra pledge packets are available in the office during the week, or on the offering table on Sunday mornings. Please complete it and send it to Trinity, attn: Financial Secretary.


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


All the members of Trinity’s staff want to express their thanks for the generous financial Christmas gift. We feel honored to share in ministry with each of you, and truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.


Church Dedecorating THIS SATURDAY January 8 at 10amCome join us this Saturday at 10 am as we move the Sanctuary and Social Hall from Christmas to the Epiphany season. There are tasks for all ages as we take down the Advent Wreath, Trees and Nativity Scene, and put away candles. Please contact Carol B with questions.


2022 Dinners for Interfaith Women’s Center
In 2022 Trinity will again be providing quarterly dinners for 35 women at a Interfaith Women’s Center.  Interfaith has added a new location on Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville.  Mark your calendars, we will be providing dinner at this new location on the following Sundays:  February 6, May 29, August 7 and November 6.

Our menu in February will be a Thanksgiving theme. There are all sorts of items needed and many do not require cooking.  Items can be dropped off at Trinity the morning of Feb 6 and a team will reheat everything before delivering it to the Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com.
Sign up for a portion of the meal here


Mar-Lu Ridge: Summer Camp Mar-Lu-Ridge is ready to welcome campers ages 6- 17 and families to the 2022 season! Check out the schedule and the information on their website and make your plans today. Financial assistance is available. Registration began January 1. The 2022 session promises to be full of laughter, faith building lessons and activities, time spent outdoors and new friends. Check out the new Summer Camp schedule. The curriculum for the summer is “Boundless”, written in conjunction with the curriculum for the Gathering. More information and registration can be found: https://www.mar-lu-ridge.org/


As of Sunday, December 19, you have surpassed the goal of $23,500 to pay off our BTAB 2 mortgage. Trinity made it to the finish line and then some!  Our BTAB 2 Thermometer in the Social Hall is showing the mercury spewing from the top!  Thank you one and all for answering the call to close out this mortgage. As mentioned at the Congregational Meeting on December 12, we plan to hold a celebration in the New Year, when it is warmer outside and we can celebrate together.  Again, thank you to everyone who made this possible with your tremendous generosity!


THANK YOU from Chelsea and Barrett:
We would love to thank everyone who stopped by with meals and kept us in their prayers over the last few weeks.  We are unbelievably blessed to be a part of such a supportive church family.  Lily is very lucky to be surrounded by so much love!


Do you have good, high(er) resolution photos that could be used to update our website? We’d love to see them. Please email any photos to Sarah M. at: sarah_morrison@verizon.net. Also, please only send photos that you would be comfortable with having on the internet. 


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 as such in the memo. 


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submissions may be submitted to office@trinityelca.org| Deadline to submit is January 30, 2022.


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Adult Forum | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | Resumes January 13 | Thursdays | 7:00 pm | Social Hall | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Resumes January 9 | Sundays | 10:45 am | Social Hall


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Resumes January 10 | Mondays | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Lunch Bunch | Thursday, January 13 | 12:30 pm POSTPONED due to Omicron; a new date will be posted soon.
Gather with friends over a nice lunch at Normandy Farms. All are invited. To reserve your spot, please contact Steve S (hawaiishriv0@aol.com) or the office. 


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | February 13, 2022 | 11:00 am  
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Jan 9, Baptism of Our Lord
Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:30 am Youth Sunday School (Following Worship)
11:30 am Adult Forum (Following Worship)
6:00 pm Youth Group

Tues, Jan 10
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells-Sanctuary

Wed, Jan 12
1:00 pm Trinity Men’s Group-Zoom

Thurs, Jan 13
7:00 pm Trinity Singers-Social Hall

Sat, Jan 15
9:00 am Food Drive-Parking Lot

Sun, Jan 16, Second Sunday after Epiphany
Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:30 am Youth Sunday School
10:45 am Confirmation Class
11:30 am Adult Forum
12:00 pm Social Ministry Team-Zoom


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Food Collection: January 15 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


Lutheran Disaster Response: Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. With wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, there are many immediate needs here and around the world. Most current for many of us is the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit the ELCA Disaster Response webpage (https://elca.org/disaster) to donate or learn more about how you can help.


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


God’s Work Our Hands All Year Long: Saturday, January 15: We are holding a “reverse yard sale” to support A Wider Circle (AWC).  As you clean out your house this new year, please set aside gently used furniture, household items, professional clothes, children’s clothes (newborn – 4T) and toys to be donated.  Bring them to Trinity on the morning of Saturday, January 15 (or Sunday, January 16) and we will deliver them to AWC for donation.   AWC is also in need of cleaning supplies to provide clients.  Trinity will also be collecting cleaning supplies and detergent.

The mission of AWC is to end poverty.  Based in Silver Spring, AWC integrates on-the-ground services for the creation of stable homes, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization.  For more information visit awidercircle.org.


+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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)
Jean B (Holy Cross Hospital)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M, Chelsea K and Barrett Y

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Sarah B and Brandon T (Nico and Frankie), friends of Trinity
Jay M, friend of Sunhee P
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
G Family (Al, Rose, Joy, John, Ellen, Abby and Jack), friends of Len S
Rev. Sarah F-M, friend of Anita S
Rev. Paisley L, friend of Anita S St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Center, friends of Valerie & Mike M
Rev. Sarah Mary F, friend of Anita S
Earl N, uncle of Julie N
Anne N, Redi D, Torsten D, Michael D, family of Thor N

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth R

deaths
Johanna G +Dec 31, 2021, friend of Len S

*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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The January Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM

+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+

Within the gospel reading’s profound words lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the Word existed with God from the beginning of time, the wonder we celebrate at Christmas is that the Word continues to dwell among us. Christ comes among us in the gathered assembly, the scriptures, the waters of new birth, and the bread and the wine. Through these ordinary gifts we receive the fullness of God’s grace and truth.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Isaiah 60:1-6
Matthew 2:1-12

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing
On January 2 at 9:30 AM, we are planning on worshiping in a hybrid fashion. Given the rise of omicron, please worship in the manner which is best for your household. We are watching the positivity rates and if a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 


2022 Offering Envelopes are now available in the Social Hall, or in the Office Workroom during the week. Please pick yours up soon to help us save on postage to mail them out.


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! As of Sunday, December 19, we have received 41 pledges in the amount of $245,687 to the General Fund in 2022. It is not too late to submit your pledge! If you misplaced the pledge card mailed to you, extra pledge packets are available in the office during the week, or on the offering table on Sunday mornings. Please complete it and send it to Trinity, attn: Financial Secretary.


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org
There is no Sunday School on January 2.


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


As of Sunday, December 19, you have surpassed the goal of $23,500 to pay off our BTAB 2 mortgage. Trinity made it to the finish line and then some!  Our BTAB 2 Thermometer in the Social Hall is showing the mercury spewing from the top!  Thank you one and all for answering the call to close out this mortgage. As mentioned at the Congregational Meeting on December 12, we plan to hold a celebration in the New Year, when it is warmer outside and we can celebrate together.  Again, thank you to everyone who made this possible with your tremendous generosity!


THANK YOU from Chelsea and Barrett:
We would love to thank everyone who stopped by with meals and kept us in their prayers over the last few weeks.  We are unbelievably blessed to be a part of such a supportive church family.  Lily is very lucky to be surrounded by so much love!


Do you have good, high(er) resolution photos that could be used to update our website? We’d love to see them. Please email any photos to Sarah M. at: sarah_morrison@verizon.net. Also, please only send photos that you would be comfortable with having on the internet. 


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 as such in the memo. 


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submissions may be submitted to office@trinityelca.org| Deadline to submit is January 30, 2022.


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Adult Forum | Resumes January 9, 2022 | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | Resumes January 13 | Thursdays | 7:00 pm | Social Hall | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Resumes January 9 | Sundays | 10:45 am | Social Hall


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Resumes January 10 | Mondays | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Lunch Bunch | Thursday, January 13 | 12:30 pm POSTPONED due to Omicron; a new date will be posted soon.
Gather with friends over a nice lunch at Normandy Farms. All are invited. To reserve your spot, please contact Steve S (hawaiishriv0@aol.com) or the office. 


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | January 9, 2022 | 10:30 am  
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Jan 2, Second Sunday of Christmas
Food Collection for Living Faith
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)

Tues, Jan 4
1:00 pm Stephen Ministry Supervision (Room 10)
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Training (Room 11)

Sat, Jan 8
10:00 am Church Dedecorating (Sanctuary/SH)

Sun, Jan 9, Baptism of our Lord
Food Collection for Living Faith
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:30 am Youth Sunday School (Following Worship)
11:30 am Adult Forum (Following Worship)
6:00 pm Youth Group


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Living Faith Food Collection: January 15 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


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


God’s Work Our Hands All Year Long: Saturday, January 15: We are holding a “reverse yard sale” to support A Wider Circle (AWC).  As you clean out your house this new year, please set aside gently used furniture, household items, professional clothes, children’s clothes (newborn – 4T) and toys to be donated.  Bring them to Trinity on the morning of Saturday, January 15 (or Sunday, January 16) and we will deliver them to AWC for donation.   AWC is also in need of cleaning supplies to provide clients.  Trinity will also be collecting cleaning supplies and detergent.

The mission of AWC is to end poverty.  Based in Silver Spring, AWC integrates on-the-ground services for the creation of stable homes, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization.  For more information visit awidercircle.org.


+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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)
Jean B (Holy Cross Hospital)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M, Chelsea K and Barrett Y

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Sarah B and Brandon T (Nico and Frankie), friends of Trinity
Jay M, friend of Sunhee P
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
G Family (Al, Rose, Joy, John, Ellen, Abby and Jack), friends of Len S
Rev. Sarah F-M, friend of Anita S
Rev. Paisley L, friend of Anita S
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Center, friends of Valerie & Mike M

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth 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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The December Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM

+WORSHIP | ONLINE ONLY | 9:30 AM+

On December 28 the church commemorates The Holy Innocents, Martyrs. Honoring the birth of Jesus often brings great joy. As we follow the days of the Christmas season to the Day of Epiphany, we are overcome with the blessings that Jesus’ birth unfolded for all of creation. For many, the sparkle of our celebrations prevents us from noticing how Christ’s birth threatens the prevailing powers. God’s intention to be sovereign through vulnerability is regularly challenged by those who value only their own goals and seek to protect them by shutting out helpless others, thereby drowning out the call of the One whose perfect love redeemed our innocence.

This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Micah 5: 2-5
Matthew 2:1-15
Matthew 2:16-18
Matthew 2:19-23

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing
****In an abundance of caution we are suspending in-person worship for December 26th. We WILL be live-streaming the service, so please join us on YouTube at 9:30am.


2022 Offering Envelopes are now available in the Social Hall. or in the Office Workroom during the week. Please pick yours up soon to help us save on postage to mail them out.


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! As of Sunday, December 19, we have received 41 pledges in the amount of $245,687 to the General Fund in 2022. It is not too late to submit your pledge! If you misplaced the pledge card mailed to you, extra pledge packets are available in the office during the week, or on the offering table on Sunday mornings. Please complete it and send it to Trinity, attn: Financial Secretary.


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


The Handbell Choir has several items on the table in the social hall which would make great “very last minute” Christmas gifts.  There is a CD of our handbell choir playing Christmas music, which was compiled from several live concerts they presented at Glenview Mansion, handmade notecards, and wooden handbell magnets.  See the posters for the requested donation for each item, which can be put in the music covered box.  All donations will go toward supporting our handbell program.


As of Sunday, Dec. 19, you have surpassed the goal of $23,500 to pay off our BTAB 2 mortgage. Trinity made it to the finish line and then some!  Our BTAB 2 Thermometer in the Social Hall is showing the mercury spewing from the top!  Thank you one and all for answering the call to close out this mortgage. As mentioned at the Congregational Meeting on Dec. 12, we plan to hold a celebration in the New Year, when it is warmer outside and we can celebrate together.  Again, thank you to everyone who made this possible with your tremendous generosity!


THANK YOU from Chelsea and Barrett:
We would love to thank everyone who stopped by with meals and kept us in their prayers over the last few weeks.  We are unbelievably blessed to be a part of such a supportive church family.  Lily is very lucky to be surrounded by so much love!


The Funeral for Mary Hartzell will be held at Trinity on December 27th at 1pm. Masks are necessary. For those who would like to attend, but are uncomfortable or unable to be in-person, the service will also be live streamed here.


Do you have good, high(er) resolution photos that could be used to update our website? We’d love to see them. Please email any photos to Sarah M. at: sarah_morrison@verizon.net. Also, please only send photos that you would be comfortable with having on the internet. 


To Accommodate Those who Wish to Donate to our AV Efforts, we have recently established a livestream/AV 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 as such in the memo. 


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submissions may be submitted to office@trinityelca.org| Deadline to submit is January 30, 2022


+CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP+




Please make note of our Christmas season worship services:
Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing

Blue Christmas |December 21st | pre-recorded on YouTube here!

This service is especially designed for those who are walking with grief. It honors the truth that this season isn’t full of cheer for everyone and seeks to provide healing.

Christmas Eve Family Service | December 24th | 4pm (in-person and online)

This service is especially good for those with younger children and for those who are looking for an earlier worship service. We will read the Christmas story, place the figures in the Nativity scene, and sing some favorite Christmas carols. Register here!

Christmas Eve Festival Service | December 24th | 7:30pm (in-person and online)

This service features beautiful special music, Holy Communion, and candlelight. Register here!

Christmas Day | December 25th pre-recorded on YouTube here!

This service follows a lessons and carols format, and will include recorded choir pieces and favorite carols. We invite you to use this service to worship at the time best suited to you.

First Sunday of Christmas |December 26th at 9:30am (online only)

This service will be online, and will include the lesser considered part of Jesus’ birth story: The Massacre of the Holy Innocents.


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Adult Forum | Resumes January 9, 2022 | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers |Rehearsals every Thursday | 7:00 pm | Social Hall | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Trinity Playground


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Rehearsals every Monday | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Lunch Bunch | January 13 | 12:30 pm
Gather with friends over a nice lunch at Normandy Farms. All are invited. To reserve your spot, please contact Steve S (hawaiishriv0@aol.com) or the office. 


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | January 9, 2022 | 10:30 am  
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Dec 26, First Sunday of Christmas
Food Collection for Living Faith
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)

Mon, Dec 27
1:00 pm Funeral for Mary Hartzell

Tues, Dec 28
1:00 pm Memorial for Clay Guiffre

Sun, Jan 2, Second Sunday after Christmas
Food Collection for Living Faith
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)




+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Living Faith Food Collection: January 15 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)
Jean B (Holy Cross Hospital)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M, Chelsea K and Barrett Y

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Sarah B and Brandon T (Nico and Frankie), friends of Trinity
Jay M, friend of Sunhee P
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
G Family (Ai, Rose, Joy, John, Ellen, Abby and Jack), friends of Len S
Rev. Sarah Mary F, friend of Anita S

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth 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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The December Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM

+WORSHIP | ONLINE AND IN PERSON | 9:30 AM+

Cradle and cross are inextricably connected on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Between a lovely tribute to the little town of Bethlehem and Mary’s magnificent song of praise, the letter to the Hebrews reminds us in no uncertain terms that Christ’s advent is for “the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” It is the kind of tension in which the church always lives as when in holy communion—with high delight—”we proclaim the Lord’s death.”

This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Micah 5: 2-5
Luke 1: 39-55

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing


2022 Offering Envelopes are now available in the Social Hall. or in the Office Workroom during the week. Please pick yours up soon to help us save on postage to mail them out.


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! 


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


The Funeral for Mary Hartzell will be held at Trinity on December 27th at 1pm. Masks are necessary. For those who would like to attend, but are uncomfortable or unable to be in-person, the service will also be live streamed here.


Do you have good, high(er) resolution photos that could be used to update our website? We’d love to see them. Please email any photos to Sarah M. at: sarah_morrison@verizon.net. Also, please only send photos that you would be comfortable with having on the internet. 


To Accommodate Those who Wish to Donate to our AV Efforts, we have recently established a livestream/AV 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 as such in the memo. 


Chrismons for Social Hall Tree
If you have a completed painted wooden ornament or colored bead kit for the tree that goes in the social hall, please bring them by Trinity as soon as possible, either during office hours or this weekend.


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submissions may be submitted to office@trinityelca.org| Deadline to submit is January 30, 2022


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Please make note of our Christmas season worship services:
Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing

Blue Christmas |December 21st (pre-recorded on YouTube)

This service is especially designed for those who are walking with grief. It honors the truth that this season isn’t full of cheer for everyone and seeks to provide healing.

Christmas Eve Family Service | December 24th | 4pm (in-person and online)

This service is especially good for those with younger children and for those who are looking for an earlier worship service. We will read the Christmas story, place the figures in the Nativity scene, and sing some favorite Christmas carols. Register here!

Christmas Eve Festival Service | December 24th | 7:30pm (in-person and online)

This service features beautiful special music, Holy Communion, and candlelight. Register here!

Christmas Day | December 25th (pre-recorded on YouTube)

This service follows a lessons and carols format, and will include recorded choir pieces and favorite carols. We invite you to use this service to worship at the time best suited to you.

First Sunday of Christmas |December 26th at 9:30am (in-person and online)

This service will follow our typical format, and will include the lesser considered part of Jesus’ birth story: The Massacre of the Holy Innocents.


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Advent Soup Supper and Christmas Decorating | Sunday December 19 | 6:30 pm | Social Hall and Sanctuary
Sign up here

Join us for a simple soup and bread supper before we finish getting the sanctuary ready for Christmas.

RSVP is mandatory for supper as there are limited spots. Bring a soup or bread if you’d like, please sign up for that as well. Please do not sign up if you are not coming for supper first.

If you cannot join us for supper first, decorating will begin at approximately 7:15 with tasks that include arranging poinsettias, putting up pew candles, handheld candle assembly, setting up Nativity Scene, and putting up the tree in the Social Hall. All are welcome!


Intergenerational Sunday School | All Are Invited! | Sunday, December 19 | 10:30 am
Stay after worship and join us for some conversation and story sharing around the theme of “HOME”. We will gather in the Social Hall and spend some time as a large group as well as in small groups. A variety of activities are planned including some hands-on options. All ages are invited to come and share stories about “HOME” as we spend some time reconnecting.

Adult Forum | Resumes January 9, 2022 | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers |Rehearsals every Thursday | 7:00 pm | Social Hall | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Trinity Playground


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Rehearsals every Monday | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Lunch Bunch | January 13 | 12:30 pm
Gather with friends over a nice lunch at Normandy Farms. All are invited. To reserve your spot, please contact Steve S (hawaiishriv0@aol.com) or the office. 


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | January 9, 2022 | 10:30 am  
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Dec 19, Fourth Sunday of Advent
Food Collection for Living Faith
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Intergenerational Sunday School
6:00 pm Youth Group
6:30 pm Advent Soup Supper and Christmas Decorating- SH and Sanctuary

Mon, Dec 20
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells Rehearsal- Sanctuary

Tues, Dec 21
7:30 pm Congregation Council-Zoom

Thurs, Dec 23
7:00 pm Trinity Singers Choir Party-Social Hall

Fri, Dec 24, Christmas Eve
4:00 pm Holy Communion Family Christmas Service
7:30 pm Festival Eucharist Candlelight Christmas Service

Sat, Dec 25, The Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Day
11:00 am Christmas Day Carols (Youtube)

Sun, Dec 26, First Sunday after Christmas
Food Collection for Living Faith
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)




+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Living Faith Food Collection: December 18 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


Gifts of Hope Catalog Available Online
Operating for 28 years, Gifts of Hope has raised and disbursed almost $4 million to two church camps, four ministries, three international companion synods, and ten local social service agencies affiliated with the Synod. These funds have helped the homeless, the hungry, the young, the elderly, immigrants, refugees, jobseekers, seminary and college students, and those seeking to improve their lives.
Instead of visiting tables in church buildings in November and December, individuals can support GOH through the current catalog on the Gifts of Hope website: www.giftsofhopedc.org or by mail (an order form is included in the catalog). Gifts of Hope wanted to continue to honor the health of the volunteers and donors, even if congregations return to on-site worship this year.


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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)
Jean B (Holy Cross Hospital)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M, Chelsea K and Barrett Y

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Sarah B and Brandon T (Nico and Frankie), friends of Trinity
Jay M, friend of Sunhee P
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
G Family (Ai, Rose, Joy, John, Ellen, Abby and Jack), friends of Len S

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth R

deaths
Jean David G +December 6, 2021, friend of Len S

*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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The December Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM

+WORSHIP | ONLINE AND IN PERSON | 9:30 AM+

Christ’s presence in our midst in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the God in prayer, in every circumstance, is cause for rejoicing. The coming of one “more powerful” than John, even with a winnowing fork in hand, is good news—and cause for exultation—for us who are being saved. Great joy is the tone for the third Sunday of Advent.

This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Zephaniah 3: 14-20
Luke 3: 1-18

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing


If you are a confirmed member of Trinity and did not receive an email on Thursday with information for our semi-annual congregational meeting, please contact either Pastor Christine (pastor@trinitiyelca.org) or Jerry Boelger (jboegler@yahoo.com) and they will make sure you receive the documents.


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! 


Our semi-annual congregational meeting will be held December 12th at 11am. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and approve the annual budget and changes to the MEF bylaws. The meeting will be held both in-person and via Zoom. Join us in person or via Zoom here


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Christmas Flowers are Available to Order Now! | Please place your order no later than December 15.
You may place the information in the offering plate, or contact the office (
office@trinityelca.org)  indicating your order specifications. 

___Red 6-inch poinsettias: $15 each

___White 6-inch poinsettias: $15 each

___Door wreaths: $25 each

Given in honor of ___________________

Given in memory of _________________


Chrismons for Social Hall Tree
If you have a completed painted wooden ornament or colored bead kit for the tree that goes in the social hall, please bring them by Trinity as soon as possible, either during office hours or this weekend.


As many know, Catherine Kapikian served for many years on the faculty of Wesleyan Theological Seminary and founded the Henry Luce Center for the Arts and Religion. Her artistic works and her theological insight is sought after for its depth of meaning, its intrigue, and its beauty. Most recently she created a mural for the refectory of Weleyanm where she re-imagines da Vinaic’s Last Supper. This work was recently unveiled (delayed due to COVID) and you can view it here (along with an interview with Cathy). 


Dreams Needed! Video or Written Format! Where, what do you dream Trinity to be 3 years from now?…That is the question we’re asking you, members, friends, and family of Trinity. Over the next couple of weeks or so, answers to this question will be collected and compiled into a short montage video. There are 2 ways of getting your dreams in…Sunday mornings at church I or another member will be happy to do a quick video recording of the dream you’d like to share. Or, you may do your own recording on your cell phone or other device. Please keep your answers to 20 seconds or so. 

Alternatively, share your dream in a single written sentence. Please use the provided email for sharing your dreams in either format. If you have any questions, please contact me, Valerie M at valerie@vmwishes.com. Thank you!


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submission may be submitted to Steve S (chair of the committee) at: hawaiishriv0@aol.com 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Please make note of our Christmas season worship services:

Blue Christmas |December 21st (pre-recorded on YouTube)

This service is especially designed for those who are walking with grief. It honors the truth that this season isn’t full of cheer for everyone and seeks to provide healing.

Christmas Eve Family Service | December 24th | 4pm (in-person and online)

This service is especially good for those with younger children and for those who are looking for an earlier worship service. We will read the Christmas story, place the figures in the Nativity scene, and sing some favorite Christmas carols.

Christmas Eve Festival Service | December 24th | 7:30pm (in-person and online)

This service features beautiful special music, Holy Communion, and candlelight.

Christmas Day | December 25th (pre-recorded on YouTube)

This service follows a lessons and carols format, and will include recorded choir pieces and favorite carols. We invite you to use this service to worship at the time best suited to you.

First Sunday of Christmas |December 26th at 9:30am (in-person and online)

This service will follow our typical format, and will include the lesser considered part of Jesus’ birth story: The Massacre of the Holy Innocents.


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Advent Soup Supper and Christmas Decorating | Sunday December 19 | 6:30 pm | Social Hall and Sanctuary
Sign up here

Join us for a simple soup and bread supper before we finish getting the sanctuary ready for Christmas.

RSVP is mandatory for supper as there are limited spots. Bring a soup or bread if you’d like, please sign up for that as well. Please do not sign up if you are not coming for supper first.

If you cannot join us for supper first, decorating will begin at approximately 7:15 with tasks that include arranging poinsettias, putting up pew candles, handheld candle assembly, setting up Nativity Scene, and putting up the tree in the Social Hall. All are welcome!


Adult Forum | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here

Intergenerational Sunday School | All Are Invited! | Sunday, December 19 | 10:30 am
Stay after worship and join us for some conversation and story sharing around the theme of “HOME”. We will gather in the Social Hall and spend some time as a large group as well as in small groups. A variety of activities are planned including some hands-on options. All ages are invited to come and share stories about “HOME” as we spend some time reconnecting.


Trinity Singers |Rehearsals every Thursday | 7:00 pm | Social Hall | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Trinity Playground


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Rehearsals every Monday | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Advent Devotional Group | Wednesdays | 7:30 pm
Join via Zoom here


Lunch Bunch | January 13 | 12:30 pm
Gather with friends over a nice lunch at Normandy Farms. All are invited. To reserve your spot, please contact Steve S (hawaiishriv0@aol.com) or the office. 


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | January 9, 2022 | 10:30 am  
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Dec 12, Third Sunday of Advent
Food Collection for Living Faith
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School (Following Worship)
11:00 am Semi Annual Congregation Meeting-Hybrid (Following Worship)

Mon, Dec 13
3:00 pm Gift Wrapping (AWC)-Social Hall
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells Rehearsal- Sanctuary

Wed, Dec 15
7:30 pm Advent Devotional Group-Zoom

Thurs, Dec 16
7:00 pm Trinity Singers Choir Rehearsal

Sat, Dec 18
9:00 am Living Faith Food Drive

Sun, Dec 19, Fourth Sunday of Advent
Food Collection for Living Faith
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Intergenerational Sunday School  (Following Worship)
6:00 pm Youth Group


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Living Faith Food Collection: December 18 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


Gifts of Hope Catalog Available Online
Operating for 28 years, Gifts of Hope has raised and disbursed almost $4 million to two church camps, four ministries, three international companion synods, and ten local social service agencies affiliated with the Synod. These funds have helped the homeless, the hungry, the young, the elderly, immigrants, refugees, jobseekers, seminary and college students, and those seeking to improve their lives.
Instead of visiting tables in church buildings in November and December, individuals can support GOH through the current catalog on the Gifts of Hope website: www.giftsofhopedc.org or by mail (an order form is included in the catalog). Gifts of Hope wanted to continue to honor the health of the volunteers and donors, even if congregations return to on-site worship this year.


Trinity “Adopts” a Family for the Holidays.
Trinity has been matched with a family of 5. Each family member has provided some wishes that members of Trinity helped fulfill. Sunday is the deadline to bring your unwrapped gifts and gift receipts to Trinity. At 3:00pm on Monday, December 13, Gift Wrapping will take place in the Social Hall. If you would like to help with wrapping, or have any questions, please contact Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)
Jean B (Holy Cross Hospital)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M, Chelsea K and Barrett Y

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Monica V, friend of Pastor Christine
Sarah B and Brandon T (Nico and Frankie), friends of Trinity
Jay M, friend of Sunhee P
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth R

births
Lilly Anne Y- December 3, 2021| Daughter of Chelsea and Barrett Y

deaths
Mary Hartzell +December 8, 2021

*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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The December Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM

+WORSHIP | ONLINE AND IN PERSON | 9:30 AM+

Advent is about the “coming days.” God’s people have always lived in great expectation, but that expectation finds Forerunners and messengers advance the advent of our God. While John the baptizer’s voice in the wilderness may be the principal focus of the day, Malachi’s prophecy could as easily herald the coming Christ as forerunner of the LORD of hosts. Finally all the baptized are called to participate in the sharing of the gospel. In so doing we prepare the way for the coming of Jesus and assist all people in capturing a vision of the “salvation of God.”

This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Phillipians 1: 3-11
Luke 1: 57-80

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! 


Our semi-annual congregational meeting will be held December 12th at 11am. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and approve the annual budget and changes to the MEF bylaws. The meeting will be held both in-person and via Zoom. Join us in person or via Zoom here


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Christmas Flowers are Available to Order Now! | Please place your order no later than December 15.
You may place the information in the offering plate, or contact the office (
office@trinityelca.org)  indicating your order specifications. 

___Red 6-inch poinsettias: $15 each

___White 6-inch poinsettias: $15 each

___Door wreaths: $25 each

Given in honor of ___________________

Given in memory of _________________


Chrismons for Social Hall Tree
If you have a completed painted wooden ornament or colored bead kit for the tree that goes in the social hall, please bring them by Trinity as soon as possible, either during office hours or this weekend.


As many know, Catherine Kapikian served for many years on the faculty of Wesleyan Theological Seminary and founded the Henry Luce Center for the Arts and Religion. Her artistic works and her theological insight is sought after for its depth of meaning, its intrigue, and its beauty. Most recently she created a mural for the refectory of Weleyanm where she re-imagines da Vinaic’s Last Supper. This work was recently unveiled (delayed due to COVID) and you can view it here (along with an interview with Cathy). 


Dreams Needed! Video or Written Format! Where, what do you dream Trinity to be 3 years from now?…That is the question we’re asking you, members, friends, and family of Trinity. Over the next couple of weeks or so, answers to this question will be collected and compiled into a short montage video. There are 2 ways of getting your dreams in…Sunday mornings at church I or another member will be happy to do a quick video recording of the dream you’d like to share. Or, you may do your own recording on your cell phone or other device. Please keep your answers to 20 seconds or so. 

Alternatively, share your dream in a single written sentence. Please use the provided email for sharing your dreams in either format. If you have any questions, please contact me, Valerie M at valerie@vmwishes.com. Thank you!


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submission may be submitted to Steve S (chair of the committee) at: hawaiishriv0@aol.com 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Please make note of our Christmas season worship services:

Blue Christmas |December 21st (pre-recorded on YouTube)

This service is especially designed for those who are walking with grief. It honors the truth that this season isn’t full of cheer for everyone and seeks to provide healing.

Christmas Eve Family Service | December 24th | 4pm (in-person and online)

This service is especially good for those with younger children and for those who are looking for an earlier worship service. We will read the Christmas story, place the figures in the Nativity scene, and sing some favorite Christmas carols.

Christmas Eve Festival Service | December 24th | 7:30pm (in-person and online)

This service features beautiful special music, Holy Communion, and candlelight.

Christmas Day | December 25th (pre-recorded on YouTube)

This service follows a lessons and carols format, and will include recorded choir pieces and favorite carols. We invite you to use this service to worship at the time best suited to you.

First Sunday of Christmas |December 26th at 9:30am (in-person and online)

This service will follow our typical format, and will include the lesser considered part of Jesus’ birth story: The Massacre of the Holy Innocents.


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Advent Soup Supper and Christmas Decorating | Sunday December 19 | 6:30 pm | Social Hall and Sanctuary
Sign up here

Join us for a simple soup and bread supper before we finish getting the sanctuary ready for Christmas.

RSVP is mandatory for supper as there are limited spots. Bring a soup or bread if you’d like, please sign up for that as well. Please do not sign up if you are not coming for supper first.

If you cannot join us for supper first, decorating will begin at approximately 7:15 with tasks that include arranging poinsettias, putting up pew candles, handheld candle assembly, setting up Nativity Scene, and putting up the tree in the Social Hall. All are welcome!


Adult Forum | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here

Intergenerational Sunday School | All Are Invited! | Sunday, December 19 | 10:30 am
Stay after worship and join us for some conversation and story sharing around the theme of “HOME”. We will gather in the Social Hall and spend some time as a large group as well as in small groups. A variety of activities are planned including some hands-on options. All ages are invited to come and share stories about “HOME” as we spend some time reconnecting.


Choir Rehearsals | Thursdays| 7:00 pm | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Trinity Playground


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Rehearsals every Monday | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Advent Devotional Group | Wednesdays | 7:00 pm
Join via Zoom here


Lunch Bunch | January 13 | 12:30 pm
Gather with friends over a nice lunch at Normandy Farms. All are invited. To reserve your spot, please contact Steve Shriver (hawaiishriv0@aol.com) or the office. 


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | January 9, 2022 | 10:30 am  
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Dec 5, Second Sunday of Advent
Food Collection for Living Faith and Toy Drive for CFLS
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School (Following Worship)
11:30 am Adult Forum- Zoom

Mon, Dec 6
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells Rehearsal- Sanctuary

Tues, Dec 7
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Training-Room 11
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Supervision-Room 10

Wed, Dec 8
1:00 pm Trinity Men’s Group-Zoom
7:00 pm Advent Devotional Group-Zoom

Thurs, Dec 9
7:00 pm Trinity Singers Choir Rehearsal

Sun, Dec 12, Third Sunday of Advent
Food Collection for Living Faith
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School  (Following Worship)
11:00 am Semi Annual Congregation Meeting-Hybrid (Following Worship)


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Living Faith Food Collection: December 18 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


Community Family Life Services’ Annual Give-a-Gift Program | Sundays, November 14 – December 5
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 or Walmart gift cards, board games, coloring/art supplies, and teen pocketbooks/purses. Gifts should be new and in their original packaging, but not wrapped.

Collection Times
Sun. Services Dec. 5
(LAST DAY)

Learn more about CFLS and the essential services they provide on their website: www.cflsdc.org.


Gifts of Hope Catalog Available Online
Operating for 28 years, Gifts of Hope has raised and disbursed almost $4 million to two church camps, four ministries, three international companion synods, and ten local social service agencies affiliated with the Synod. These funds have helped the homeless, the hungry, the young, the elderly, immigrants, refugees, jobseekers, seminary and college students, and those seeking to improve their lives.
Instead of visiting tables in church buildings in November and December, individuals can support GOH through the current catalog on the Gifts of Hope website: www.giftsofhopedc.org or by mail (an order form is included in the catalog). Gifts of Hope wanted to continue to honor the health of the volunteers and donors, even if congregations return to on-site worship this year.


Trinity “Adopts” a Family for the Holidays.
Trinity is participating in A Wider Circle’s Good Karma Holiday Program providing holiday gifts to families in need. Trinity has been matched with a family of 5. Each family member has provided some wishes that we hope members of Trinity will help fulfill.
Please sign up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-awider1 Gifts need to be dropped off to Trinity by Sunday, December 12.  If you have any questions, please contact Margaret F at gmfitz85@gmail.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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)
Mary H (Shady Grove)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M,

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Monica V, friend of Pastor Christine
Sarah B and Brandon T (Nico and Frankie), friends of Trinity

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth 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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The December Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM

+WORSHIP | ONLINE AND IN PERSON | 9:30 AM+

Advent is about the “coming days.” God’s people have always lived in great expectation, but that expectation finds specific, repeated enunciation in the texts appointed for these four weeks. The ancients anticipated a “righteous Branch to spring up for David.” The Thessalonians awaited “the coming of our Lord Jesus with all the saints.” Jesus’ contemporaries hoped for the time “to stand before the Son of Man.” With them we eagerly await the coming days: another Christmas celebration, a second coming, and the advent of Christ in word and supper.

This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! 


Our semi-annual congregational meeting will be held December 12th at 11am. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and approve the annual budget and changes to the MEF bylaws. The meeting will be held both in-person and via Zoom. 


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Chrismons for Social Hall Tree
If you have a completed painted wooden ornament or colored bead kit for the tree that goes in the social hall, please bring them by Trinity as soon as possible, either during office hours or this weekend. There are Trinity activities going on from 9am-noon on Saturday and Sunday. 


As many know, Catherine Kapikian served for many years on the faculty of Wesleyan Theological Seminary and founded the Henry Luce Center for the Arts and Religion. Her artistic works and her theological insight is sought after for its depth of meaning, its intrigue, and its beauty. Most recently she created a mural for the refectory of Weleyanm where she re-imagines da Vinaic’s Last Supper. This work was recently unveiled (delayed due to COVID) and you can view it here (along with an interview with Cathy). 


Dreams Needed! Video or Written Format! Where, what do you dream Trinity to be 3 years from now?…That is the question we’re asking you, members, friends, and family of Trinity. Over the next couple of weeks or so, answers to this question will be collected and compiled into a short montage video. There are 2 ways of getting your dreams in…Sunday mornings at church I or another member will be happy to do a quick video recording of the dream you’d like to share. Or, you may do your own recording on your cell phone or other device. Please keep your answers to 20 seconds or so. 

Alternatively, share your dream in a single written sentence. Please use the provided email for sharing your dreams in either format. If you have any questions, please contact me, Valerie M at valerie@vmwishes.com. Thank you!


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submission may be submitted to Steve S (chair of the committee) at: hawaiishriv0@aol.com 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Tree and Advent Wreath Assembly | Saturday November 27 | 10:00 am


Adult Forum | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here


Choir Rehearsals | Thursdays| 7:00 pm | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Trinity Playground | CANCELLED NOVEMBER 28


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Rehearsals every Monday | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Nov 28, First Sunday of Advent
Food Collection for Living Faith and Toy Drive for CFLS
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
11:30 am Adult Forum- Zoom

Mon, Nov 29
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells Rehearsal- Sanctuary

Tues, Nov 30
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Training-Room 11

Thurs, Dec 2
7:00 pm Trinity Singers Choir Rehearsal

Sun, Dec 5, Second Sunday of Advent
Food Collection for Living Faith and Toy Drive for CFLS
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School  (Following Worship)
11:30 am Adult Forum- Zoom


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Living Faith Food Collection: December 18 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


Community Family Life Services’ Annual Give-a-Gift Program | Sundays, November 14 – December 5
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 or Walmart gift cards, board games, coloring/art supplies, and teen pocketbooks/purses. Gifts should be new and in their original packaging, but not wrapped.

Collection Times
Sun. Services Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5

Learn more about CFLS and the essential services they provide on their website: www.cflsdc.org.


Gifts of Hope Catalog Available Online
Operating for 28 years, Gifts of Hope has raised and disbursed almost $4 million to two church camps, four ministries, three international companion synods, and ten local social service agencies affiliated with the Synod. These funds have helped the homeless, the hungry, the young, the elderly, immigrants, refugees, jobseekers, seminary and college students, and those seeking to improve their lives.
Instead of visiting tables in church buildings in November and December, individuals can support GOH through the current catalog on the Gifts of Hope website: www.giftsofhopedc.org or by mail (an order form is included in the catalog). Gifts of Hope wanted to continue to honor the health of the volunteers and donors, even if congregations return to on-site worship this year.


Trinity “Adopts” a Family for the Holidays.
Trinity is participating in A Wider Circle’s Good Karma Holiday Program providing holiday gifts to families in need. Trinity has been matched with a family of 5. Each family member has provided some wishes that we hope members of Trinity will help fulfill.
Please sign up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-awider1 Gifts need to be dropped off to Trinity by Sunday, December 12.  If you have any questions, please contact Margaret F at gmfitz85@gmail.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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)
Mary H (Shady Grove)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M,

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Elizabeth C, sister of Joseph C
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Dierdre D, friend of Susan K
Elwood S, brother in law of Cathy C
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Monica V, friend of Pastor Christine
Sarah B and Brandon T (Nicole and Frankie), friends of Trinity

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth 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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The November Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM

+WORSHIP | ONLINE AND IN PERSON | 9:30 AM+

Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, the people still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the “one like a human being” (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel’s vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he is nothing like an earthly king. His authority comes from the truth to which he bears witness, and those who recognize the truth voluntarily listen to him. We look forward to the day he is given dominion, knowing his victory will be the nonviolent victory of love.

This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Psalm 93
Revelation 1:4b-8
John 18:33-37

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! 


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: pastor@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Chrismons for Social Hall Tree
If you have a completed painted wooden ornament or colored bead kit for the tree that goes in the social hall, please bring them by Trinity as soon as possible, either during office hours or this weekend. There are Trinity activities going on from 9am-noon on Saturday and Sunday until 3:00pm. 


As many know, Catherine Kapikian served for many years on the faculty of Wesleyan Theological Seminary and founded the Henry Luce Center for the Arts and Religion. Her artistic works and her theological insight is sought after for its depth of meaning, its intrigue, and its beauty. Most recently she created a mural for the refectory of Weleyanm where she re-imagines da Vinaic’s Last Supper. This work was recently unveiled (delayed due to COVID) and you can view it here (along with an interview with Cathy). 


Dreams Needed! Video or Written Format! Where, what do you dream Trinity to be 3 years from now?…That is the question we’re asking you, members, friends, and family of Trinity. Over the next couple of weeks or so, answers to this question will be collected and compiled into a short montage video. There are 2 ways of getting your dreams in…Sunday mornings at church I or another member will be happy to do a quick video recording of the dream you’d like to share. Or, you may do your own recording on your cell phone or other device. Please keep your answers to 20 seconds or so. 

Alternatively, share your dream in a single written sentence. Please use the provided email for sharing your dreams in either format. If you have any questions, please contact me, Valerie M at valerie@vmwishes.com. Thank you!


FREE DESK
There is an antique desk in our handbell storage room which needs to find a good home.  If interested, please contact Marilyn C for more details.


Bigger Than A Building (BTAB)
A few years ago, Trinity set aside money for ministry development and community outreach (BTAB1), with the goal of meeting community needs and potentially creating a signature outreach program for Trinity. If you are interested in serving on a task force to help identify community needs and specific focus areas of interest of Trinity, and move this congregational goal forward, please contact Pastor Christine.


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submission may be submitted to Steve S (chair of the committee) at: hawaiishriv0@aol.com 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Adult Forum | Sundays | 10:45 am | Zoom- CANCELLED THIS SUNDAY FOR PROPERTY CLEANUP DAY
Join via Zoom here


Choir Rehearsals | Cancelled Nov 11th and 18th | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Trinity Playground


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Rehearsals every Monday | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


Giving Thanks Auction to Support Mar-Lu-Ridge | November 18 | 9:00 am
Mar-Lu-Ridge is hosting its second annual fund-raising auction to support this long-standing youth ministry. This auction is open to the public. You can browse items being auctioned on the auction website under ‘catalog.’ To bid on an item, you’ll need to register under ‘registration.’ Online bidding opens at 9:00am on Thursday, November 18th. Bidding closes at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 21st. Questions? See Julie N. 


Chrismon Making Session Part 2 | November 20 | 9:30 am
With the Chrismon tree going up Thanksgiving weekend and lots of kits still to be assembled, we are adding a second session THIS Saturday. With precautions in place, we invite you to join us on November 20 at 9:30 am. If you are not able to join in person, we can make kits available to complete at home. Please contact Angela B, Carol B, Leslie C, Valerie M, or Sabrina R with any questions and to reserve your spot.


Property Clean-up | November 21st | following worship
Because of COVID we have not held an extensive property clean-up in awhile and there are many items around the building that need attention, including landscaping, moving furniture, painting, cleaning, replacing light bulbs. If you have tools such as ladders, pruning shears, lawn bags, rakes, shopvacs, or cleaning supplies that you are willing to bring, please do! We won’t get everything done, and will be scheduling another date, but please plan to bring (or wear to church) clothes that can get dirty and help us care for our facility and grounds. 


Tailgate | November 21st | during property clean-up
We are planning a tailgate-type event in conjunction with our property clean-up (to keep our energy up!). The Connections Team is providing subs and some individually wrapped sides and drinks. If you’re a ‘pro’ at tailgating, we invite you to set your grill and coolers up, too! Let’s have fun and get things done! 


+This Week at Trinity+


Sat, Nov 20
9:30 am Chrismon Making Session

Sun, Nov 21, Christ the King Sunday
Food Collection for Living Faith and Toy Drive for CFLS
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School (Following Worship)
10:45 am Confirmation Class
10:45 am Property Cleanup/Tailgate (Following Worship)

Mon, Nov 22
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells Rehearsal- Sanctuary

Thurs, Nov 25
Church Office Closed- Thanksgiving Day

Sat, Nov 27
10:00 am Assembly of Advent Wreath and Christmas Tree- Sanctuary

Sun, Nov 28, First Sunday of Advent
Food Collection for Living Faith and Toy Drive for CFLS
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School  (Following Worship)


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


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


Living Faith Food Collection: November 20 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


Community Family Life Services’ Annual Give-a-Gift Program | Sundays, November 14 – December 5 and Saturday, November 20
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 or Walmart gift cards, board games, coloring/art supplies, and teen pocketbooks/purses. Gifts should be new and in their original packaging, but not wrapped.

Collection Times
Sun. Services Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28,
Dec. 5
Saturday Nov. 20, 9-12 Noon

Learn more about CFLS and the essential services they provide on their website: www.cflsdc.org.


Gifts of Hope Catalog Available Online
Operating for 28 years, Gifts of Hope has raised and disbursed almost $4 million to two church camps, four ministries, three international companion synods, and ten local social service agencies affiliated with the Synod. These funds have helped the homeless, the hungry, the young, the elderly, immigrants, refugees, jobseekers, seminary and college students, and those seeking to improve their lives.
Instead of visiting tables in church buildings in November and December, individuals can support GOH through the current catalog on the Gifts of Hope website: www.giftsofhopedc.org or by mail (an order form is included in the catalog). Gifts of Hope wanted to continue to honor the health of the volunteers and donors, even if congregations return to on-site worship this year.


+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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Rev, Richard H, friend of Tad and Vi D
Ken W, friend of Tad and Vi D
Caterina V, friend of Leslie C
Jacqueline D-P, friend of Nancy N
Elizabeth C, sister of Joseph C
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Dierdre D, friend of Susan K
Elwood S, brother in law of Cathy C
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Monica V,
friend of Pastor Christine

first responders
Lisbeth N-D
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth R

deaths
Jean R +November 16, 2021. mother of Sabrina 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.


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The November Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM