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

 
Visions abound in the readings for the sixth Sunday of Easter. Paul has a vision about what to do. John has a vision of what will be. Jesus provides visions of peace that surpasses human understanding and power beyond human imagination.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


View the May Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Acts 16:9-15
Psalm 67
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy. (Ps. 67:4)
Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
John 14:23-29
John 5:1-9 (Alternate)

Read our in person worship protocols here
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Please worship in the manner which is best for your household. Although we no longer require advance signup for in-person worship, please check in with a greeter as you arrive (for contact tracing purposes if needed). If a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 


+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, special music offering, welcome team, usher, lector, technology team, assisting minister, and altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


Slates for the Annual Meeting, May 22, 2022

The 2022 Nominating Committee is pleased to inform the congregation that we have recruited some wonderful members to be candidates for the various leadership slates to be presented at the Annual Meeting on May 22, 2022. The committee is grateful to these individuals for their willingness to serve and give their time and talents in this manner.

Council Slate:
Four opportunities available

-Kim B has agreed to stand for a second 3-year term

-Greg F has agreed to stand for a second 3-year term

-Cathy C has agreed to stand for a 3-year term

-Linnea S has agreed to stand for a 1-year term

Mission Endowment Fund Slate:
Two opportunities available

-Nalini A has agreed to stand for a 3-year term, continuing on after serving a 2-year term filling a vacancy

-Fred S has agreed to stand for a 3-year term

Synod Delegates
Two opportunities available

-Anita S has agreed to represent Trinity at the June 10-11, 2022 Metro DC Synod Assembly

-Mary B has agreed to represent Trinity at the June 10-11, 2022 Metro DC Synod Assembly

We are still recruiting for the 2023 Nominating Committee.  If you have questions, are interested in serving, or want to suggest someone to serve, please share your thoughts with one of us: Jerry B, Robyn K-V, Sarah M, Fred S, and Susan S.

Nominating Committee. Annually prepares a slate of leadership candidates for Congregational consideration and election. Members serve for a term of one year. Members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for consecutive reelection. (See Trinity Constitution, Chapter 13)


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Practice caution!
Over the weekend a car was broken into and a purse stolen during the In Christ Worship Fellowship Church worship service. Last Fall a member of our congregation had a similar thing happen. For your safety and security, please do not leave valuables in your cars.


Coffee Hour is Back! It’s been 2 long years without coffee hour. With all the changes; one thing hasn’t changed – the need for coffee hour hosts. Please consider selecting a Sunday (or a few) and volunteer to host. Nothing elaborate is needed… light snacks; if baking isn’t your “thing”, store bought is perfect. On Sundays before our monthly food drive we will have “Hunger Sunday” as a simple reminder of food insecurity in the world. Hunger Sunday coffee hour will be limited to coffee, juice and water – no snacks. Hosting involves simple set up and tidying up afterwards. If this is your first occasion there are plenty of veterans to help show you the ropes (complete written instructions are stashed in the cabinet too). If you prefer to share the responsibility, we can help find you a partner. To select a Sunday that is convenient for you, a Sign Up Genius has been set up for dates in April and May; please use this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-coffee If you have questions or need help signing up, please reach out to Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com or Chelsea Y at chelsea.kiehl@valpo.edu
See you at coffee hour!


It’s time to order Geraniums for Pentecost Sunday, June 5! Deadline for ordering is May 29.

I wish to order red geraniums @ $5.00 each


Given by _________________________


In memory of ____________________


In honor of ______________________

Number of Flowers Requested_____________________________________

Amount Donated________________________________________________


You may place your order form and cash or check, made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church, in the offering plate on Sundays, or mail it to the church office.


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/


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. 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Save the Dates:

The Last Lunch Bunch At Normandie Farm | May 19 | 12:30 pm

Congregational Meeting | May 22 | 11:00 am
Following the meeting, we will celebrate paying off our mortgage with a brief ceremony and lunch from CAVA.

Interfaith Work’s Quarterly Dinner | May 29

Congregation Picnic | June 5
Contact David K or Greg F for more info

Red Cross Blood Drive | June 9 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Interfaith 5K | September 5 | 8 am


Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates


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 | No Rehearsals until the Fall | Mondays | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


Trinity Member Performing at Strathmore!!!
Linnea S. will be singing with the Strathmore’s Children Chorus on Thursday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available here!

She will also be singing with a small group accompanying the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra on Sunday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m., also at Strathmore. Tickets are available here             


Upcoming Blood Drives at Trinity
In March 2022, Trinity hosted a very successful Blood Drive with the American Red Cross.  We exceeded the ARC’s goal for the drive thanks to over 40 members of the community and Trinity members’ participation. Given the continued need for blood and our success, two additional drives are scheduled at Trinity: Thursday, June 9, 1-6P and Thursday, August 11, 2-7P. 

To donate sign up on American Red Cross Website:  RedCross.Org. 

Trinity needs a few volunteers for each drive to welcome donors.  If you are willing to help, please contact Margaret F


The Montgomery County Interfaith 5K is a unique race that brings together people from all walks of life, religious backgrounds, ethnicities, and fitness levels. But, what everyone has in common is a desire to come together to foster relationships and unity, while giving back to the community and building a more inclusive and healthier Montgomery County.

The 5K can be run or walked, and strollers are welcome! Let’s gather a group together and make public witness to our commitment to care for our community, share information about our congregation, and enjoy meeting others!

The race takes place on September 5th at 8am at the Maryland Soccerplex. Registration opens May 15th for only $20 (including a T-shirt)! This is a FLASH SALE and this super low cost will only be available for two days (5/15-5/17). After that fees will rise incrementally.

Profit made by the race is DONATED to two area beneficiaries: Gaithersburg HELP and C-4 Clothing Closet. Find out more about the MoCo Interfaith 5K here: www.mocointerfaith5k.org or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/mocointerfaith5K

Questions? See Pastor Christine or Angela B.


Interfaith Work’s Quarterly Dinner
Our quarterly dinner for Interfaith Works Women’s Center is Sunday, May 29th. We will serve 35 women. We are planning an easy holiday weekend meal. Social ministry funds will cover Popeye’s fried chicken. See SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-interfaith to review the menu and consider providing an item. Items can be dropped off at Trinity on Sunday morning, May 29th, or by 4:00 p.m. Alternatively, if you need to drop off items during the week, you can do that during office hours. Be sure to clearly mark the items for the shelter dinner. Disposable containers should be used. If you have questions, please contact Leslie S.


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, May 22, Sixth Sunday of Easter | Food Collection, Diaper Collection, 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am NO ADULT FORUM TODAY

10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11

11:00 am Congregational Meeting-Hybrid

Thurs, May 26

7:00 pm Trinity Singers Choir Rehearsal

Sun, May 29, Ascension of Our Lord| Food Collection, Diaper Collection, 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Adult Forum

10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 114:00 pm  Interfaith Work’s Quarterly Dinner


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Disposable Diaper Drive during the month of May to celebrate Mothers! During May, the Social Ministry Team will be collecting disposable diapers for the Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB). Our goal is to collect 3,500 diapers (about the # of diapers a newborn uses in a year). All size diapers are welcome, but there is always a great need for larger sizes (4-5). Opened packages of diapers are accepted as long as the size is marked. Drop off diapers any Sunday in May in the Social Hall or during our monthly food drive on Saturday, May 21. If you do not have time to shop, feel free to make an offering noting that the donation is for the “diaper drive”. For more information on GDBDB check out greaterdcdiaperbank.org


Lutheran Social Services is hosting a town hall meeting on how to best support our new Ukrainian neighbors. The meeting is May 12 from 7pm-9pm via Zoom. You can register here, and a Zoom invitation will be emailed to you.


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.


Food Collection: May 21 | 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)

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Bill B, Anya N, Brian A

family and friends
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Family of Susan C, friends of Pastor Christine
Lucinda I, friend of Sabrina R
Mark K, brother of David K
Owen P, son of Pr. Kari P
Slavo S, friend of Len S
Winnie T, niece of Leslie C
Linda M, friend and choir member of Trinity
Jameson Family, friend of Sunhee P
Linda M, friend of Mary B
Lamar K, friend of Tom K and Sarah M

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

*For family and friends, prayer requests will be kept on the list for four weeks.  After four weeks, please complete another card/call the office.


+RESOURCES+


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


+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+

 
Easter initiates a new day. It anticipates a new heaven and a new earth. The risen Christ is making all things new. In the mystery of holy baptism God has made new people of us. Today Jesus invites us to see everyone in a new light—through the lens of love.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


View the May Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Acts 9:1-6
Acts 9:36-43
Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 148
The splendor of the LORD is over earth and heaven. (Ps. 148:13)
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

New music this Sunday!
A new hymnal supplement, All Creation Sings, was published by Augsburg Fortress in 2020. During the pandemic, Angela shared several of the new hymns with us in her Wednesday Music Meditations. All Creation Sings contains two new settings for Holy Communion, and about 200 new hymns and service music songs.

This week, we are introducing one of the new service music songs and two of the new hymns. We will spend some time learning the songs during the prelude time. The music is printed in your bulletin.

The first song, “Many Will Come” (ACS 982), is based on the Gospel of Luke, and echoes the theme of this week’s reading from Acts. We will sing it as our gathering hymn this week, but it is also suitable for gathering for communion or a baptism.

The second song, “Loaves Were Broken, Words Were Spoken” (ACS 966), is a new communion hymn set to the tune of Joyous Light of Glory from the Holden Evening Prayer service. You will likely recognize the music when you hear it.

Our third new song is “Let Us Enter In” (ACS 985), a song about entering into God’s world and doing his work. We will sing it as our sending hymn this week.

We will learn more new songs from All Creation Sings during the summer.

Read our in person worship protocols here
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Please worship in the manner which is best for your household. Although we no longer require advance signup for in-person worship, please check in with a greeter as you arrive (for contact tracing purposes if needed). If a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 


Pastor Christine will be on vacation May 9-19. If you need pastoral care, please contact the office and they will put you in touch with the pastor on call. She will respond to emails and messages upon her return. Pastor David Ensign will preach and preside on May 15th.


+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, special music offering, welcome team, usher, lector, technology team, assisting minister, and altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


Slates for the Annual Meeting, May 22, 2022

The 2022 Nominating Committee is pleased to inform the congregation that we have recruited some wonderful members to be candidates for the various leadership slates to be presented at the Annual Meeting on May 22, 2022. The committee is grateful to these individuals for their willingness to serve and give their time and talents in this manner.

Council Slate:
Four opportunities available

-Kim B has agreed to stand for a second 3-year term

-Greg F has agreed to stand for a second 3-year term

-Cathy C has agreed to stand for a 3-year term

-Linnea S has agreed to stand for a 1-year term

Mission Endowment Fund Slate:
Two opportunities available

-Nalini A has agreed to stand for a 3-year term, continuing on after serving a 2-year term filling a vacancy

-Fred S has agreed to stand for a 3-year term

Synod Delegates
Two opportunities available

-Anita S has agreed to represent Trinity at the June 10-11, 2022 Metro DC Synod Assembly

-Mary B has agreed to represent Trinity at the June 10-11, 2022 Metro DC Synod Assembly

We are still recruiting for the 2023 Nominating Committee.  If you have questions, are interested in serving, or want to suggest someone to serve, please share your thoughts with one of us: Jerry B, Robyn K-V, Sarah M, Fred S, and Susan S.

Nominating Committee. Annually prepares a slate of leadership candidates for Congregational consideration and election. Members serve for a term of one year. Members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for consecutive reelection. (See Trinity Constitution, Chapter 13)


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Practice caution!
Over the weekend a car was broken into and a purse stolen during the In Christ Worship Fellowship Church worship service. Last Fall a member of our congregation had a similar thing happen. For your safety and security, please do not leave valuables in your cars.


Coffee Hour is Back! It’s been 2 long years without coffee hour. With all the changes; one thing hasn’t changed – the need for coffee hour hosts. Please consider selecting a Sunday (or a few) and volunteer to host. Nothing elaborate is needed… light snacks; if baking isn’t your “thing”, store bought is perfect. On Sundays before our monthly food drive we will have “Hunger Sunday” as a simple reminder of food insecurity in the world. Hunger Sunday coffee hour will be limited to coffee, juice and water – no snacks. Hosting involves simple set up and tidying up afterwards. If this is your first occasion there are plenty of veterans to help show you the ropes (complete written instructions are stashed in the cabinet too). If you prefer to share the responsibility, we can help find you a partner. To select a Sunday that is convenient for you, a Sign Up Genius has been set up for dates in April and May; please use this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-coffee If you have questions or need help signing up, please reach out to Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com or Chelsea Y at chelsea.kiehl@valpo.edu
See you at coffee hour!


It’s time to order Geraniums for Pentecost Sunday, June 5! Deadline for ordering is May 29.

I wish to order red geraniums @ $5.00 each


Given by _________________________


In memory of ____________________


In honor of ______________________

Number of Flowers Requested_____________________________________

Amount Donated________________________________________________


You may place your order form and cash or check, made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church, in the offering plate on Sundays, or mail it to the church office.


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/


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. 


The Last Lunch Bunch at Normandie Farm. After many years of service, Normandie Farm Inn Restaurant will be closing its doors at the end of June. The Trinity Lunch Bunch will meet there Thursday, May 19 at 12:30 pm to eat and reminisce. Reserve your space at the table with the office (office@trinityelca.org).

+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Save the Dates:

The Last Lunch Bunch At Normandie Farm | May 19 | 12:30 pm

Congregational Meeting | May 22 | 11:00 am
Following the meeting, we will celebrate paying off our mortgage with a brief ceremony and lunch from CAVA.

Interfaith Work’s Quarterly Dinner | May 29

Congregation Picnic | June 5
Contact David K or Greg F for more info

Red Cross Blood Drive | June 9 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Interfaith 5K | September 5 | 8 am


Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates


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 | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


Trinity Member Performing at Strathmore!!!
Linnea S. will be singing with the Strathmore’s Children Chorus on Thursday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available here!

She will also be singing with a small group accompanying the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra on Sunday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m., also at Strathmore. Tickets are available here             


Upcoming Blood Drives at Trinity
In March 2022, Trinity hosted a very successful Blood Drive with the American Red Cross.  We exceeded the ARC’s goal for the drive thanks to over 40 members of the community and Trinity members’ participation. Given the continued need for blood and our success, two additional drives are scheduled at Trinity: Thursday, June 9, 1-6P and Thursday, August 11, 2-7P. 

To donate sign up on American Red Cross Website:  RedCross.Org. 

Trinity needs a few volunteers for each drive to welcome donors.  If you are willing to help, please contact Margaret F


The Montgomery County Interfaith 5K is a unique race that brings together people from all walks of life, religious backgrounds, ethnicities, and fitness levels. But, what everyone has in common is a desire to come together to foster relationships and unity, while giving back to the community and building a more inclusive and healthier Montgomery County.

The 5K can be run or walked, and strollers are welcome! Let’s gather a group together and make public witness to our commitment to care for our community, share information about our congregation, and enjoy meeting others!

The race takes place on September 5th at 8am at the Maryland Soccerplex. Registration opens May 15th for only $20 (including a T-shirt)! This is a FLASH SALE and this super low cost will only be available for two days (5/15-5/17). After that fees will rise incrementally.

Profit made by the race is DONATED to two area beneficiaries: Gaithersburg HELP and C-4 Clothing Closet. Find out more about the MoCo Interfaith 5K here: www.mocointerfaith5k.org or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/mocointerfaith5K

Questions? See Pastor Christine or Angela B.


Interfaith Work’s Quarterly Dinner
Our quarterly dinner for Interfaith Works Women’s Center is Sunday, May 29th. We will serve 35 women. We are planning an easy holiday weekend meal. Social ministry funds will cover Popeye’s fried chicken. See SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-interfaith to review the menu and consider providing an item. Items can be dropped off at Trinity on Sunday morning, May 29th, or by 4:00 p.m. Alternatively, if you need to drop off items during the week, you can do that during office hours. Be sure to clearly mark the items for the shelter dinner. Disposable containers should be used. If you have questions, please contact Leslie S.


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, May 15, Fifth Sunday of Easter | Food Collection, Diaper Collection, Trinitarian Newsletter Deadline

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Adult Forum (Hybrid)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11

Mon, May 16

7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary

Tues, May 17

7:30 pm Congregation Council-Hybrid

Wed, May 18

7:00 pm Worship Ministry Team Meeting

Thurs, May 19

12:00 pm Lunch Bunch

Sat, May 21

9:00 am Food Drive-Parking Lot

10:00 am Social Ministry Team-Zoom

Sun, May 22, Ascension of Our Lord | Food Collection, Diaper Collection, 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am NO ADULT FORUM TODAY

10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11

11:00 am  Congregational Meeting


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Disposable Diaper Drive during the month of May to celebrate Mothers! During May, the Social Ministry Team will be collecting disposable diapers for the Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB). Our goal is to collect 3,500 diapers (about the # of diapers a newborn uses in a year). All size diapers are welcome, but there is always a great need for larger sizes (4-5). Opened packages of diapers are accepted as long as the size is marked. Drop off diapers any Sunday in May in the Social Hall or during our monthly food drive on Saturday, May 21. If you do not have time to shop, feel free to make an offering noting that the donation is for the “diaper drive”. For more information on GDBDB check out greaterdcdiaperbank.org


Lutheran Social Services is hosting a town hall meeting on how to best support our new Ukrainian neighbors. The meeting is May 12 from 7pm-9pm via Zoom. You can register here, and a Zoom invitation will be emailed to you.


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.


Food Collection: May 21 | 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)

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Bill B, Anya N, Brian A

family and friends
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Family of Susan C, friends of Pastor Christine
Lucinda I, friend of Sabrina R
Mark K, brother of David K
Owen P, son of Pr. Kari P
Slavo S, friend of Len S
Winnie T, niece of Leslie C

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

*For family and friends, prayer requests will be kept on the list for four weeks.  After four weeks, please complete another card/call the office.


+RESOURCES+


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


+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+

The disciples make a big splash and eat breakfast with the risen Jesus. Wading in the water (remembering baptism) and eating with Jesus (celebrating holy communion) is our weekly encounter with the risen Christ. Jesus asks us again and again: Do you love me? And Jesus invites us, again and again, to follow him, bringing the Easter life to others.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


View the April Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Acts 9:1-6
Psalm 30
You have turned my wailing into dancing. (Ps. 30:11)
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

Read our in person worship protocols here
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Please worship in the manner which is best for your household. Although we no longer require advance signup for in-person worship, please check in with a greeter as you arrive (for contact tracing purposes if needed). If a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 


This Sunday we welcome Pr David Ensign. He is a writer, musician, and Presbyterian pastor in Arlington, Va., where he has lived for almost 20 years with Cheryl Lederle, his beloved of more years than he can remember. Prior to being named interim executive director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, David served three congregations in National Capital Presbytery, one in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and one in Pittsburgh. David and Cheryl have three adult children and two grandchildren (whose pictures he will happily show you). Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1999, David holds a doctorate in philosophy from DePaul University and a masters in religious studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School. His pronouns are he/him.

+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, special music offering, welcome team, usher, lector, technology team, assisting minister, and altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


Congregational Leadership Opportunities
The 2022 Nominating Committee is seeking suggestions for candidates for Council, Mission Endowment, the 2023 Nominating Committee, and delegates to the Synod assembly in June. These functions are all important ministries within Trinity. If you have questions, are interested in serving, or want to suggest someone to serve, please share your thoughts with one of us: Jerry B, Robyn K-V, Sarah M, Fred S, and Susan S.

Here is a brief description of each responsibility:

Congregational Council. Oversees the life and activities of this congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Chapter 12 of Trinity’s Constitution enumerates the Council’s duties. Council terms are three years and members can serve two consecutive three-year terms. Council meets together at least once a month and in periodic planning retreats.

Mission Endowment. Oversees the Mission Endowment Fund which was created in 1996 for members and friends to give gifts and memorials to the mission outreach of the church. The endowment makes awards to mission initiatives that support the Christian faith, support the community, and support special initiatives of our congregation. Typically, the Committee meets once a quarter. Member terms are three years.

Nominating Committee. Annually prepares a slate of leadership candidates for Congregational consideration and election. Members serve for a term of one year. Members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for consecutive reelection. (See Trinity Constitution, Chapter 13)

Synod Assembly. The 2022 Synod Assembly which will be held in-person, June 10-11, 2022 at the College Park Marriott for a time to explore what it means to be Rooted in Jesus and to what we are being called to as congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod. The assembly will begin with attendee check-in and opening worship on Friday, June 10 and will end on Saturday, June 11 by 6:00pm.


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Coffee Hour is Back! It’s been 2 long years without coffee hour. With all the changes; one thing hasn’t changed – the need for coffee hour hosts. Please consider selecting a Sunday (or a few) and volunteer to host. Nothing elaborate is needed… light snacks; if baking isn’t your “thing”, store bought is perfect. On Sundays before our monthly food drive we will have “Hunger Sunday” as a simple reminder of food insecurity in the world. Hunger Sunday coffee hour will be limited to coffee, juice and water – no snacks. Hosting involves simple set up and tidying up afterwards. If this is your first occasion there are plenty of veterans to help show you the ropes (complete written instructions are stashed in the cabinet too). If you prefer to share the responsibility, we can help find you a partner. To select a Sunday that is convenient for you, a Sign Up Genius has been set up for dates in April and May; please use this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-coffee If you have questions or need help signing up, please reach out to Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com or Chelsea Y at chelsea.kiehl@valpo.edu
See you at coffee hour!


Read Ione Linke’s Obituary here . A memorial service will be held at Trinity May 7 at 11:30 am (visitation with family beginning at 11 am). A catered lunch will follow. If you can help with table setup or cleanup, please contact valerie@vmwishes.com .


It’s time to order Geraniums for Pentecost Sunday, June 5! Deadline for ordering is May 29.

I wish to order red geraniums @ $5.00 each


Given by _________________________


In memory of ____________________


In honor of ______________________


You may place your order form and cash or check, made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church, in the offering plate on Sundays, or mail it to the church office.


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/


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. 


The Last Lunch Bunch at Normandie Farm. After many years of service, Normandie Farm Inn Restaurant will be closing its doors at the end of June. The Trinity Lunch Bunch will meet there Thursday, May 19 at 12:30 pm to eat and reminisce. Reserve your space at the table with the office (office@trinityelca.org).

+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Save the Dates:

Ione Linke Memorial Service | May 7 | 11:30 am

The Last Lunch Bunch At Normandie Farm | May 19 | 12:30 pm

Congregational Meeting | May 22 | 11:00 am
Following the meeting, we will celebrate paying off our mortgage with a brief ceremony and lunch from CAVA.

Congregation Picnic | June 5
Contact David K or Greg F for more info

Red Cross Blood Drive | June 9 | 1:00 – 6:00 pm


Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates


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 | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, May 1, Third Sunday of Easter | Food Collection, Diaper Collection   

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Adult Forum (Hybrid)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11

Mon, May 2

7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary

Tues, May 3

7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Supervision- Room 10

Thurs, May 5

7:00 pm Trinity Singers Rehearsal- Social Hall

Sat, May 7

11:30 am Ione Linke Memorial Service

Sun, May 8, Fourth Sunday of Easter | Food Collection, Diaper Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Adult Forum (Hybrid)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11

6:00 pm Youth Group


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Social Ministry Team Partner of the Month is Mar-Lu-Ridge. ““Rooted in Christ, we welcome all to encounter God’s love through sacred hospitality, deepening relationships, and care for creation.” Mar-Lu-Ridge’s mission statement is lived as they “strive to create space for community, service and sanctuary.” On April 26th, Mountain Service Day will provide a day to share fellowship, study, and service as they assemble Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief. This will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch included in the $25 fee. Register with mlr@mar-lu-ridge.org.


Lutheran Social Services is hosting a town hall meeting on how to best support our new Ukrainian neighbors. The meeting is May 12 from 7pm-9pm via Zoom. You can register here, and a Zoom invitation will be emailed to you.


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.


Food Collection: May 21 | 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


Disposable Diaper Drive during the month of May to celebrate Mothers!

During May, the Social Ministry Team will be collecting disposable diapers for the Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB). Our goal is to collect 3,500 diapers (about the # of diapers a newborn uses in a year). All size diapers are welcome, but there is always a great need for larger sizes (4-5). Opened packages of diapers are accepted as long as the size is marked.

Drop off diapers any Sunday in May in the Social Hall or during our monthly food drive on Saturday, May 21. If you do not have time to shop, feel free to make an offering noting that the donation is for the “diaper drive”. For more information on GDBDB check out greaterdcdiaperbank.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)

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Bill B, Billie J, Anya N

family and friends
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Slavo S, friend of Len S
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Family of Susan C, friends of Pastor Christine
Lucinda I, friend of Sabrina R
Owen P, son of Pr. Kari P (friends of Trinity)
Mark K, brother of David K
Jean Anne, sister of Jim M

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

*For family and friends, prayer requests will be kept on the list for four weeks.  After four weeks, please complete another card/call the office.

deaths
Charles Christopher L + April 23, 2022, brother of Mark L, brother in law of Sabrina R
Susan C + April 23, 2022, friend of Pastor Christine


+RESOURCES+


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


+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+

In spite of all we have heard and all we have seen, it is often hard to believe. Because it is hard to believe, we will invest ourselves in the Easter mystery for fifty days (a week of weeks). Because it is hard to believe, John the evangelist will provide sign after sign celebrating Jesus’ victory over death. Because it is hard to believe, the risen Jesus will return to us again and again in the mystery of holy communion, inviting us to touch and taste his presence, and offering us his peace.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


View the April Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Acts 5:27-32
Psalm 150
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. (Ps. 150:6)
Revelation 1:4-8
John 20:19-31

Read our in person worship protocols here
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Please worship in the manner which is best for your household. Although we no longer require advance signup for in-person worship, please check in with a greeter as you arrive (for contact tracing purposes if needed). If a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 


+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, special music offering, welcome team, usher, lector, technology team, assisting minister, and altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


Congregational Leadership Opportunities
The 2022 Nominating Committee is seeking suggestions for candidates for Council, Mission Endowment, the 2023 Nominating Committee, and delegates to the Synod assembly in June. These functions are all important ministries within Trinity. If you have questions, are interested in serving, or want to suggest someone to serve, please share your thoughts with one of us: Jerry B, Robyn K-V, Sarah M, Fred S, and Susan S.

Here is a brief description of each responsibility:

Congregational Council. Oversees the life and activities of this congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Chapter 12 of Trinity’s Constitution enumerates the Council’s duties. Council terms are three years and members can serve two consecutive three-year terms. Council meets together at least once a month and in periodic planning retreats.

Mission Endowment. Oversees the Mission Endowment Fund which was created in 1996 for members and friends to give gifts and memorials to the mission outreach of the church. The endowment makes awards to mission initiatives that support the Christian faith, support the community, and support special initiatives of our congregation. Typically, the Committee meets once a quarter. Member terms are three years.

Nominating Committee. Annually prepares a slate of leadership candidates for Congregational consideration and election. Members serve for a term of one year. Members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for consecutive reelection. (See Trinity Constitution, Chapter 13)

Synod Assembly. The 2022 Synod Assembly which will be held in-person, June 10-11, 2022 at the College Park Marriott for a time to explore what it means to be Rooted in Jesus and to what we are being called to as congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod. The assembly will begin with attendee check-in and opening worship on Friday, June 10 and will end on Saturday, June 11 by 6:00pm.


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


1st Quarter Giving Statements have been emailed. Please contact Carol B at finsecy@trinityelca.org if you have any questions or need a password to open the file.


Coffee Hour is Back! It’s been 2 long years without coffee hour. With all the changes; one thing hasn’t changed – the need for coffee hour hosts. Please consider selecting a Sunday (or a few) and volunteer to host. Nothing elaborate is needed… light snacks; if baking isn’t your “thing”, store bought is perfect. On Sundays before our monthly food drive we will have “Hunger Sunday” as a simple reminder of food insecurity in the world. Hunger Sunday coffee hour will be limited to coffee, juice and water – no snacks. Hosting involves simple set up and tidying up afterwards. If this is your first occasion there are plenty of veterans to help show you the ropes (complete written instructions are stashed in the cabinet too). If you prefer to share the responsibility, we can help find you a partner. To select a Sunday that is convenient for you, a Sign Up Genius has been set up for dates in April and May; please use this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-coffee If you have questions or need help signing up, please reach out to Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com or Chelsea Y at chelsea.kiehl@valpo.edu
See you at coffee hour!


Read Ione Linke’s Obituary here . A memorial service will be held at Trinity May 7 at 11:30 am (visitation with family beginning at 11 am).


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/


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. 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Save the Dates:

Ione Linke Memorial Service | May 7 | 11:30 am

The Last Lunch Bunch At Normandie Farm | May 19 | 12:30 pm
Watch the Tidings and Trinitarian next week for more information.

Congregational Meeting | May 22 | 11:00 am
Following the meeting, we will celebrate paying off our mortgage with a brief ceremony and lunch from CAVA.

Congregation Picnic | June 5
Contact David K or Greg F for more info


Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like | Special Adult Forum | 10:45 am | Hybrid | Room 10
On April 24th during adult forum we will have a special presentation by Jennifer Ives (who lives with bipolar disorder) and her sister, Kate (who is an actress). The presentation is entitled, “Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like.” The presentation is a two person play on the subject of bipolar disorder. Jennifer and Kate will present their 40 minutes play and answer questions on mental health, and specifically bipolar disorder. Please plan on attending this informative and inspiring presentation. Join via YouTube HERE


Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates


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 | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, April 24, Second Sunday of Easter | Food Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Special Adult Forum (Hybrid)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11

Mon, April 25

7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary

Sun, May 1, Third Sunday of Easter | Food Collection, Diaper Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Adult Forum (Hybrid)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Social Ministry Team Partner of the Month is Mar-Lu-Ridge. ““Rooted in Christ, we welcome all to encounter God’s love through sacred hospitality, deepening relationships, and care for creation.” Mar-Lu-Ridge’s mission statement is lived as they “strive to create space for community, service and sanctuary.” On April 26th, Mountain Service Day will provide a day to share fellowship, study, and service as they assemble Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief. This will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch included in the $25 fee. Register with mlr@mar-lu-ridge.org.


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.


Food Collection: May 21 | 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


Disposable Diaper Drive during the month of May to celebrate Mothers!

During May, the Social Ministry Team will be collecting disposable diapers for the Greater DC Diaper Bank (GDCDB). Our goal is to collect 3,500 diapers (about the # of diapers a newborn uses in a year). All size diapers are welcome, but there is always a great need for larger sizes (4-5). Opened packages of diapers are accepted as long as the size is marked.

Drop off diapers any Sunday in May in the Social Hall or during our monthly food drive on Saturday, May 21. If you do not have time to shop, feel free to make an offering noting that the donation is for the “diaper drive”. For more information on GDBDB check out greaterdcdiaperbank.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)
Anya N

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Bill B, Billie j

family and friends
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Slavo S, friend of Len S
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Lamar K, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Cristie M, family of Sabrina R
Maria F, friend of Pamela B
Harold and Karen S, friends of Pamela B
Lois C, friend of Pamela B
Paul I, friend of Carol B
Mark K, brother of David K
Jean Anne, sister of Jim M

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

*For family and friends, prayer requests will be kept on the list for four weeks.  After four weeks, please complete another card/call the office.


+RESOURCES+


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


+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+

“The last enemy to be destroyed is death,” Paul writes. Today Christ is risen, and we gather together with astonishment and joy. Christ is risen, and we have been set free from the bonds of death. Christ is risen, and we are forgiven. Christ is risen, and with the women at the tomb and Peter, we are amazed. Let us rejoice: Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE

Maundy Thursday | April 14 | Hybrid
Join us online here. View the bulletin here

Good Friday April 15 | 7:00 pm | Hybrid
Join us online here. View the bulletin here


View the April Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Acts 10:34-43
Isaiah 65:17-25 (Alternate)
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Ps. 118:24)
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43 (Alternate)
Luke 24:1-12
John 20:1-18 (Alternate)

Read our in person worship protocols here
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Please worship in the manner which is best for your household. Although we no longer require advance signup for in-person worship, please check in with a greeter as you arrive (for contact tracing purposes if needed). If a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 



+LENTEN WORSHIP AND GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES+


During Lent we will also be collecting money for Lutheran Disaster Response. We hope these basics and preliminary information will help you in your planning, and in your Lenten journey. See below for our full schedule:

Maundy Thursday, April 14 and Good Friday, April 15 | 7:00 pm – Both services will be held in-person and online. 

Easter Vigil | April 16 | 5:00 pm
This worship experience will be outside at the benches near the labyrinth. The service format will be casual, but will support traditions such as: the lighting of the paschal fire, readings and prayers, and breaking of the fast. 

Easter Sunday | April 17 | 9:30 am
Festival worship! In-person and online.

Easter Egg Hunt | Following Worship
We will gather in the playground for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! We have talked to the Easter Bunny, and our Easter Egg hunt will be peanut & tree nut free.


+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, special music offering, welcome team, lector, technology team, assisting minister, and altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


Congregational Leadership Opportunities
The 2022 Nominating Committee is seeking suggestions for candidates for Council, Mission Endowment, the 2023 Nominating Committee, and delegates to the Synod assembly in June. These functions are all important ministries within Trinity. If you have questions, are interested in serving, or want to suggest someone to serve, please share your thoughts with one of us: Jerry B, Robyn K-V, Sarah M, Fred S, and Susan S.

Here is a brief description of each responsibility:

Congregational Council. Oversees the life and activities of this congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Chapter 12 of Trinity’s Constitution enumerates the Council’s duties. Council terms are three years and members can serve two consecutive three-year terms. Council meets together at least once a month and in periodic planning retreats.

Mission Endowment. Oversees the Mission Endowment Fund which was created in 1996 for members and friends to give gifts and memorials to the mission outreach of the church. The endowment makes awards to mission initiatives that support the Christian faith, support the community, and support special initiatives of our congregation. Typically, the Committee meets once a quarter. Member terms are three years.

Nominating Committee. Annually prepares a slate of leadership candidates for Congregational consideration and election. Members serve for a term of one year. Members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for consecutive reelection. (See Trinity Constitution, Chapter 13)

Synod Assembly. The 2022 Synod Assembly which will be held in-person, June 10-11, 2022 at the College Park Marriott for a time to explore what it means to be Rooted in Jesus and to what we are being called to as congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod. The assembly will begin with attendee check-in and opening worship on Friday, June 10 and will end on Saturday, June 11 by 6:00pm.


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


1st Quarter Giving Statements have been emailed. Please contact Carol B at finsecy@trinityelca.org if you have any questions or need a password to open the file.


Coffee Hour is Back! It’s been 2 long years without coffee hour. With all the changes; one thing hasn’t changed – the need for coffee hour hosts. Please consider selecting a Sunday (or a few) and volunteer to host. Nothing elaborate is needed… light snacks; if baking isn’t your “thing”, store bought is perfect. On Sundays before our monthly food drive we will have “Hunger Sunday” as a simple reminder of food insecurity in the world. Hunger Sunday coffee hour will be limited to coffee, juice and water – no snacks. Hosting involves simple set up and tidying up afterwards. If this is your first occasion there are plenty of veterans to help show you the ropes (complete written instructions are stashed in the cabinet too). If you prefer to share the responsibility, we can help find you a partner. To select a Sunday that is convenient for you, a Sign Up Genius has been set up for dates in April and May; please use this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-coffee If you have questions or need help signing up, please reach out to Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com or Chelsea Y at chelsea.kiehl@valpo.edu
See you at coffee hour!


Read Ione Linke’s Obituary 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/


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. 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Save the Dates:

Congregational Meeting | May 22 | 11:00 am
Following the meeting, we will celebrate paying off our mortgage with a brief ceremony and lunch from CAVA.

Congregation Picnic | June 5
Contact David K or Greg F for more info


Connections Ministry Meeting | Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00pm
Please join us as we discuss plans for upcoming events. If you have an idea you’d like to try out or want to lend a hand, we’d love to have you be part of the discussions and efforts. We will be meeting via Zoom here!


Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like | Special Adult Forum | 10:45 am | Hybrid | Room 10
On April 24th during adult forum we will have a special presentation by Jennifer Ives (who lives with bipolar disorder) and her sister, Kate (who is an actress). The presentation is entitled, “Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like.” The presentation is a two person play on the subject of bipolar disorder. Jennifer and Kate will present their 40 minutes play and answer questions on mental health, and specifically bipolar disorder. Please plan on attending this informative and inspiring presentation.
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates


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 | Sunday March 27 | 11:00 am
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, April 17, Easter Sunday | Food Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Easter Egg Hunt (Following Worship)

Mon, April 18

7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary

Tues, April 19

7:30 pm Congregation Council-Hybrid

Wed, April 20

7:00 pm Connections Ministry Meeting-Zoom

Sun, April 24, Second Sunday of Easter | Food Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Special Adult Forum (Hybrid)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School-Room 11


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Social Ministry Team Partner of the Month is Mar-Lu-Ridge. ““Rooted in Christ, we welcome all to encounter God’s love through sacred hospitality, deepening relationships, and care for creation.” Mar-Lu-Ridge’s mission statement is lived as they “strive to create space for community, service and sanctuary.” On April 26th, Mountain Service Day will provide a day to share fellowship, study, and service as they assemble Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief. This will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch included in the $25 fee. Register with mlr@mar-lu-ridge.org.


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Additionally, we will make a special appeal this weekend during church in addition to our Lenten and general offerings to support the Ukraine people. Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.


Food Collection: April 16 | 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)
Billie J (Friends House)
Anya N

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Bill B

family and friends
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Hilsa G and Family, cousin of Jane R
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Lamar K, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Cristie M, family of Sabrina R
Maria F, friend of Pamela B
Harold and Karen S, friends of Pamela B
Lois C, friend of Pamela B
Paul I, friend of Carol B
Mark K, brother of David K
Jean Anne, sister of Jim M

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

deaths
Brian Briggs +April 9, 2022, former Trinity admin

*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


+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 we follow Christ from triumphal entry to the cross, each waypoint of the journey marked by Jesus’ compassion for those who would betray, mock, accuse, or do violence to him. Though persecuted and beaten, Jesus the Son of God is not disgraced; instead, he asks forgiveness for those who put him to death. We have walked the Lenten pathway these forty days, each of us invited through baptism to “let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” We enter this holy week accompanying Jesus to the cross with both grief and thanksgiving in our hearts, trusting in God’s redeeming love.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE

View the April Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:14—23:56
Luke 23:1-49 (Alternate)
Zechariah 9:9–13

Read our in person worship protocols here
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Please worship in the manner which is best for your household. Although we no longer require advance signup for in-person worship, please check in with a greeter as you arrive (for contact tracing purposes if needed). If a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 



+LENTEN WORSHIP AND GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES+


During Lent we will also be collecting money for Lutheran Disaster Response. We hope these basics and preliminary information will help you in your planning, and in your Lenten journey. See below for our full Lent schedule:

Maundy Thursday | April 14 and Good Friday April 15 | 7:00 pm – Both services will be held in-person and online. 

Easter Vigil | April 16 | 5:00 pm
This worship experience will be outside at the benches near the labyrinth. The service format will be casual, but will support traditions such as: the lighting of the paschal fire, readings and prayers, and breaking of the fast. 

Easter Sunday | April 17 | 9:30 am
Festival worship! In-person and online.

Easter Egg Hunt | Following Worship
We will gather in the playground for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! We have talked to the Easter Bunny, and our Easter Egg hunt will be peanut & tree nut free.

Easter Flowers | Please order by Sun April 10
It is time to order flowers to decorate the sanctuary for Easter services! If you wish to order, please fill out the following form and include it with your payment.

____ Easter lilies @ $15.00 each (double stem)

____ Blue Hydrangeas @ $24 each

____ Pink Hydrangeas @ $24 each

Please check if you would like to:  ____ donate _____ pick-up

Easter flowers are given to the glory of God

By _______________________________

In memory of ______________________________

In honor of _______________________________

Please make your check payable to Trinity Lutheran Church and indicate “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. You may put your check and order form together in the Sunday offering plate or mail them to Trinity.


+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, special music offering, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


Congregational Leadership Opportunities
The 2022 Nominating Committee is seeking suggestions for candidates for Council, Mission Endowment, the 2023 Nominating Committee, and delegates to the Synod assembly in June. These functions are all important ministries within Trinity. If you have questions, are interested in serving, or want to suggest someone to serve, please share your thoughts with one of us: Jerry B, Robyn K-V, Sarah M, Fred S, and Susan S.

Here is a brief description of each responsibility:

Congregational Council. Oversees the life and activities of this congregation, and in particular its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Chapter 12 of Trinity’s Constitution enumerates the Council’s duties. Council terms are three years and members can serve two consecutive three-year terms. Council meets together at least once a month and in periodic planning retreats.

Mission Endowment. Oversees the Mission Endowment Fund which was created in 1996 for members and friends to give gifts and memorials to the mission outreach of the church. The endowment makes awards to mission initiatives that support the Christian faith, support the community, and support special initiatives of our congregation. Typically, the Committee meets once a quarter. Member terms are three years.

Nominating Committee. Annually prepares a slate of leadership candidates for Congregational consideration and election. Members serve for a term of one year. Members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible for consecutive reelection. (See Trinity Constitution, Chapter 13)

Synod Assembly. The 2022 Synod Assembly which will be held in-person, June 10-11, 2022 at the College Park Marriott for a time to explore what it means to be Rooted in Jesus and to what we are being called to as congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod. The assembly will begin with attendee check-in and opening worship on Friday, June 10 and will end on Saturday, June 11 by 6:00pm.


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like
On April 24th during adult forum we will have a special presentation by Jennifer Ives (who lives with bipolar disorder) and her sister, Kate (who is an actress). The presentation is entitled, “Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like.” The presentation is a two person play on the subject of bipolar disorder. Jennifer and Kate will present their 40 minutes play and answer questions on mental health, and specifically bipolar disorder. Please plan on attending this informative and inspiring presentation.


1st Quarter Giving Statements have been emailed. Please contact Carol B at finsecy@trinityelca.org if you have any questions or need a password to open the file.


Coffee Hour is Back! It’s been 2 long years without coffee hour. With all the changes; one thing hasn’t changed – the need for coffee hour hosts. Please consider selecting a Sunday (or a few) and volunteer to host. Nothing elaborate is needed… light snacks; if baking isn’t your “thing”, store bought is perfect. On Sundays before our monthly food drive we will have “Hunger Sunday” as a simple reminder of food insecurity in the world. Hunger Sunday coffee hour will be limited to coffee, juice and water – no snacks. Hosting involves simple set up and tidying up afterwards. If this is your first occasion there are plenty of veterans to help show you the ropes (complete written instructions are stashed in the cabinet too). If you prefer to share the responsibility, we can help find you a partner. To select a Sunday that is convenient for you, a Sign Up Genius has been set up for dates in April and May; please use this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-coffee If you have questions or need help signing up, please reach out to Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com or Chelsea Y at chelsea.kiehl@valpo.edu
See you at coffee hour!


Read Ione Linke’s Obituary 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/


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. 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Save the Dates:

Congregational Meeting | May 22 | 11:00 am
Following the meeting, we will celebrate paying off our mortgage with a brief ceremony and lunch from CAVA.

Congregation Picnic | June 5
Willing to help plan? Contact Anita or Pastor Christine


Adult Forum | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Hybrid | Room 10
This Sunday, Adult Forum will examine the so-called Royal psalms.  These were psalms that have clear references to the monarchy and may have been used as part of coronation celebrations.  They are particularly fitting for Palm Sunday as we welcome Jesus triumphantly into Jerusalem.  Come join us in-person or on-line at 10:45 in Room 10 as we hear the sound of royal celebration.
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates


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 | Sunday March 27 | 11:00 am
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, April 10, Palm Sunday | Food Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School

10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)

6:00 pm Youth Group

Mon, April 11

7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary

Wed, April 13

1:00 pm Trinity Men’s Group-Zoom

Thurs, April 14

7:00 pm    Maundy Thursday Service

Fri, April 15

7:00 pm    Good Friday Service

Sat, April 16

9:00 am    Food Drive

5:00 pm Easter Vigil-outdoors on benches

Sun, April 17, Easter Sunday | Food Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Easter Egg Hunt (Following Worship)


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Social Ministry Team Partner of the Month is Mar-Lu-Ridge. “Rooted in Christ, we welcome all to encounter God’s love through sacred hospitality, deepening relationships, and care for creation.” Mar-Lu-Ridge’s mission statement is lived as they “strive to create space for community, service and sanctuary.” Two service opportunities are provided this month. Spring Work Day will be held April 9th from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join them for projects and chores to ready the camp for a busy spring and summer season. All ages and abilities are welcome. Breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at noon. Please RSVP to mlr@mar-lu-ridge.org. On April 26th, Mountain Service Day will provide a day to share fellowship, study, and service as they assemble Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief. This will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch included in the $25 fee. Register with mlr@mar-lu-ridge.org.


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Additionally, we will make a special appeal this weekend during church in addition to our Lenten and general offerings to support the Ukraine people. Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.


Food Collection: April 16 | 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)
Billie J (Friends House)
Anya N

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Bill B

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Hilsa G and Family, cousin of Jane R
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Lamar K, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Cristie M, family of Sabrina R
Maria F, friend of Pamela B
Harold and Karen S, friends of Pamela B
Lois C, friend of Pamela B
Paul I, friend of Carol B
Mark K, brother of David K
Jean Anne, sister of Jim M

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

*For family and friends, prayer requests will be kept on the list for four weeks.  After four weeks, please complete another card/call the office.


+RESOURCES+


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


+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+

Our God makes all things new. In the first reading God promises it. In the gospel Mary anticipates it, anointing Jesus’ feet with costly perfume in preparation for the day of his burial. In the second reading Paul recalls his transformation from the persecutor Saul into an apostle. In baptism, God’s new person (you!) rises daily from the deadly mire of trespasses and sins.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE

View the April Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126
Philippians 3:4b-14
John 12:1-8

Read our in person worship protocols here
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Please worship in the manner which is best for your household. Although we no longer require advance signup for in-person worship, please check in with a greeter as you arrive (for contact tracing purposes if needed). If a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 



+LENTEN WORSHIP AND GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES+


During Lent we will also be collecting money for Lutheran Disaster Response. We hope these basics and preliminary information will help you in your planning, and in your Lenten journey. See below for our full Lent schedule:

Mid-week Lenten services (Wednesdays) | 7:00 pm | via Zoom only
We will use the provided devotional booklet to guide our conversation, reflection, and prayer time. The gathering will be approximately 30 minutes. Join via Zoom here

Maundy Thursday | April 14 and Good Friday April 15 | 7:00 pm – Both services will be held in-person and online. 

Easter Vigil | April 16 | 5:00 pm
This worship experience will be outside at the benches near the labyrinth. The service format will be casual, but will support traditions such as: the lighting of the paschal fire, readings and prayers, and breaking of the fast. 

Easter Sunday | April 17 | 9:30 am
Festival worship! In-person and online.

Easter Egg Hunt | Following Worship
We will gather in the playground for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! We have talked to the Easter Bunny, and our Easter Egg hunt will be peanut & tree nut free.

Easter Flowers | Please order by Sun April 10
It is time to order flowers to decorate the sanctuary for Easter services! If you wish to order, please fill out the following form and include it with your payment.

____ Easter lilies @ $15.00 each (double stem)

____ Blue Hydrangeas @ $24 each

____ Pink Hydrangeas @ $24 each

Please check if you would like to:  ____ donate _____ pick-up

Easter flowers are given to the glory of God

By _______________________________

In memory of ______________________________

In honor of _______________________________

Please make your check payable to Trinity Lutheran Church and indicate “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. You may put your check and order form together in the Sunday offering plate or mail them to Trinity.


+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, special music offering, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Coffee Hour is Back! It’s been 2 long years without coffee hour. With all the changes; one thing hasn’t changed – the need for coffee hour hosts. Please consider selecting a Sunday (or a few) and volunteer to host. Nothing elaborate is needed… light snacks; if baking isn’t your “thing”, store bought is perfect. On Sundays before our monthly food drive we will have “Hunger Sunday” as a simple reminder of food insecurity in the world. Hunger Sunday coffee hour will be limited to coffee, juice and water – no snacks. Hosting involves simple set up and tidying up afterwards. If this is your first occasion there are plenty of veterans to help show you the ropes (complete written instructions are stashed in the cabinet too). If you prefer to share the responsibility, we can help find you a partner. To select a Sunday that is convenient for you, a Sign Up Genius has been set up for dates in April and May; please use this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-coffee If you have questions or need help signing up, please reach out to Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com or Chelsea Y at chelsea.kiehl@valpo.edu
See you at coffee hour!


Read Ione Linke’s Obituary 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/


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. 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Lenten Devotional Gathering | Wednesdays | 7:00 pm
Join via Zoom here


Adult Forum | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Hybrid | Room 10
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates


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 | Sunday March 27 | 11:00 am
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, April 3, Fifth Sunday in Lent | Food Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School

10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)

Mon, April 4

7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary

Tues, April 5

7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Supervision-Room 10

Wed, April 6

7:00 pm       Mid-Week Lenten Services-Zoom

Thurs, April 7

7:00 pm      Trinity Singers-Social Hall

Sun, April 10, Palm Sunday | Food Collection 

  9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School

10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)

6:00 pm Youth Group


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


A March 3 explosion and fire devastated the Friendly Garden Apartments on Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring, causing serious injuries, displacing more than 200 residents, and destroying multiple apartments. Many residents evacuated carrying very little or nothing. Financial donations can be made through Montgomery Housing Partnership: https://mhpartners.org/


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Additionally, we will make a special appeal this weekend during church in addition to our Lenten and general offerings to support the Ukraine people. Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.


Food Collection: April 16 | 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)
Billie J (Friends House)

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D, Bill B

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Hilsa G and Family, cousin of Jane R
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Lamar K, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Cristie M, family of Sabrina R
Maria F, friend of Pamela B
Harold and Karen S, friends of Pamela B
Lois C, friend of Pamela B
Paul I, 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

*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


+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+

The psalm sets the tone this day: “Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away!” Happy are those who have “become the righteousness of God” in the merits of Christ Jesus. Happy are those for whom the forgiveness of God has “rolled away . . . the disgrace” of former times. Happy is the father at the return of his prodigal son. Happy are we that our sins are forgiven for Jesus’ sake. Rejoice!


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
View the March Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Read our in person worship protocols here
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Please worship in the manner which is best for your household. Although we no longer require advance signup for in-person worship, please check in with a greeter as you arrive (for contact tracing purposes if needed). If a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 



+LENTEN WORSHIP AND GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES+


During Lent we will also be collecting money for Lutheran Disaster Response. We hope these basics and preliminary information will help you in your planning, and in your Lenten journey. See below for our full Lent schedule:

Mid-week Lenten services (Wednesdays) | 7:00 pm | via Zoom only
We will use the provided devotional booklet to guide our conversation, reflection, and prayer time. The gathering will be approximately 30 minutes. Join via Zoom here

Maundy Thursday | April 14 and Good Friday April 15 | 7:00 pm – Both services will be held in-person and online. 

Easter Vigil | April 16 | 5:00 pm
This worship experience will be outside at the benches near the labyrinth. The service format will be casual, but will support traditions such as: the lighting of the paschal fire, readings and prayers, and breaking of the fast. 

Easter Sunday | April 17 | 9:30 am
Festival worship! In-person and online.

Easter Egg Hunt | Following Worship
We will gather in the playground for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt! We have talked to the Easter Bunny, and our Easter Egg hunt will be peanut & tree nut free.

Easter Flowers | Please order by Sun April 10
It is time to order flowers to decorate the sanctuary for Easter services! If you wish to order, please fill out the following form and include it with your payment.

____ Easter lilies @ $15.00 each (double stem)

____ Blue Hydrangeas @ $24 each

____ Pink Hydrangeas @ $24 each

Please check if you would like to:  ____ donate _____ pick-up

Easter flowers are given to the glory of God

By _______________________________

In memory of ______________________________

In honor of _______________________________

Please make your check payable to Trinity Lutheran Church and indicate “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. You may put your check and order form together in the Sunday offering plate or mail them to Trinity.


+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, special music offering, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Coffee Hour is Back! It’s been 2 long years without coffee hour. With all the changes; one thing hasn’t changed – the need for coffee hour hosts. Please consider selecting a Sunday (or a few) and volunteer to host. Nothing elaborate is needed… light snacks; if baking isn’t your “thing”, store bought is perfect. On Sundays before our monthly food drive we will have “Hunger Sunday” as a simple reminder of food insecurity in the world. Hunger Sunday coffee hour will be limited to coffee, juice and water – no snacks. Hosting involves simple set up and tidying up afterwards. If this is your first occasion there are plenty of veterans to help show you the ropes (complete written instructions are stashed in the cabinet too). If you prefer to share the responsibility, we can help find you a partner. To select a Sunday that is convenient for you, a Sign Up Genius has been set up for dates in April and May; please use this link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-coffee If you have questions or need help signing up, please reach out to Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com or Chelsea Y at chelsea.kiehl@valpo.edu
See you at coffee hour!


Read Ione Linke’s Obituary 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/


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. 


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Blood Drive | TODAY 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). 


Lenten Devotional Gathering | Wednesdays | 7:00 pm
Join via Zoom here


Adult Forum | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Hybrid
On Sunday the Adult Forum will continue it’s study of the Psalms with a session on Psalms of Lament.  Laments are a distinctive form of Psalm in which the psalmist or the community cries out to God for help.  We will be focusing on Psalms 6, 28 and 79 as examples of laments. Join us Sunday at 10:45 in Room 10 or online using the Zoom link below.
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates


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 | Sunday March 27 | 11:00 am
See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, March 27, Fourth Sunday in Lent | Food Collection

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School

10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)

11:00 am MEF Meeting- Room 11

Mon, March 28

7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary

Wed, March 30

7:00 pm    Mid-Week Lenten Services-Zoom

Thurs, March 31 

7:00 pm    Trinity Singers-Social Hall

Sun, April 3, Fifth Sunday in Lent | Food Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Coffee Hour after)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School

10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


A March 3 explosion and fire devastated the Friendly Garden Apartments on Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring, causing serious injuries, displacing more than 200 residents, and destroying multiple apartments. Many residents evacuated carrying very little or nothing. Financial donations can be made through Montgomery Housing Partnership: https://mhpartners.org/


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Additionally, we will make a special appeal this weekend during church in addition to our Lenten and general offerings to support the Ukraine people. Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.


Social Ministry Team Partner of the Month is Lutheran Disaster Response.
They will receive Trinity’s Lenten Benevolence Offerings this year. 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 learn more about how you can help


Food Collection: April 16 | 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)
Billie J (Friends House)

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C, Lisbeth N-D

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Hilsa G and Family, cousin of Jane R
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Friends and family of Andrew S
Mark K, brother of David K
Lamar K, friend of Tom K and Sarah M
Criste M, family of Sabrina R

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

deaths
Malcolm C. Krauss +February 13, 2022, grandfather of Paul Talis
Maj. Thomas Norwood, USAR +March 11, 2022, cousin of Steve Shriver

*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


+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+

The warnings are plentiful and blunt on the third Sunday in Lent. Cut it out or get cut down! The warnings are accompanied by God’s invitation to attentiveness: “Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.” The landowner’s ultimatum is forestalled by the gardener’s readiness to till the ground one more year. That is good news for all of us. Thanks be to God!


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
View the March Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Isaiah 55:1-9
Psalm 63:1-8
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9

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. 


Stewardship Update: As of February 27, we have received 43 pledges in the amount of $255,167 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.


+LENTEN WORSHIP AND GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES+


During Lent we will also be collecting money for Lutheran Disaster Response. We hope these basics and preliminary information will help you in your planning, and in your Lenten journey. See below for our full Lent schedule:

Mid-week Lenten services (Wednesdays) | 7:00 pm | via Zoom only
We will use the provided devotional booklet to guide our conversation, reflection, and prayer time. The gathering will be approximately 30 minutes. Join via Zoom here

Maundy Thursday | April 14 and Good Friday April 15 | 7:00 pm – Both services will be held in-person and online. 

Easter Vigil | April 16 | 5:00 pm
This worship experience will be outside at the benches near the labyrinth. The service format will be casual, but will support traditions such as: the lighting of the paschal fire, readings and prayers, and breaking of the fast. 

Easter Sunday | April 17 | 9:30 am | Easter Egg Hunt following worship
Festival worship! In-person and online.

Easter Flowers | Please order by Sun April 10
It is time to order flowers to decorate the sanctuary for Easter services! If you wish to order, please fill out the following form and include it with your payment.

____ Easter lilies @ $15.00 each (double stem)

____ Blue Hydrangeas @ $24 each

____ Pink Hydrangeas @ $24 each

Please check if you would like to:  ____ donate _____ pick-up

Easter flowers are given to the glory of God

By _______________________________

In memory of ______________________________

In honor of _______________________________

Please make your check payable to Trinity Lutheran Church and indicate “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. You may put your check and order form together in the Sunday offering plate or mail them to Trinity.


+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 contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


To support our Lenten journey, we will have goodie bags available for pick-up beginning February 20th. You may pick them up after worship on Sundays, or stop by the office during office hours (M, T, Th 9:30 am-3:30 pm). Among other things, the bags will contain our Lenten devotional.


Mission News from Stephen Deal: Read the newsletter 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/


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. 


+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). 


Lenten Devotional Gathering | Wednesdays | 7:00 pm
Join via Zoom here


Adult Forum | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Hybrid
Our next Adult Forum will focus on the Instructional Psalms.  These are sometimes called “Wisdom” psalms because they focus on the importance of knowledge of the Lord and understanding the Lord’s will. Psalm 119, the longest psalm, is one example, but next Sunday we will focus on Psalms 14, 19 and 53.  Join us Sunday at 10:45 in Room 10 or online using the Zoom link below.
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates

Welcome Back Trinity Singers!
It has been a little more than two years since our vocal choir has sung in-person at our worship services. We welcome the Trinity Singers back to worship this Sunday morning. While we search for a new Minister of Music, the vocal choir will be led by Mary B. Rehearsals will continue to be on occasional Thursdays – please check the church calendar for dates. If you are interested in joining the choir, please let Mary know. The Trinity Singers will be back for Holy Week, and their next rehearsal will be
tonight March 17 at 7pm, then again on March 31 at 7pm.


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 | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


Stephen Minister Commissioning | Sunday March 20, 2022
Two new Stephen Ministers will be commissioned at the 9:30 a.m. Trinity Church service on Sunday, March 20.  Mary Louise D and Mike M have completed 50 hours of training to become Stephen Ministers. For more information about Trinity’s Stephen Ministry Program, please contact Pastor Christine, Miriam M, or Susan S


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, March 20, Third Sunday in Lent | Stephen Ministry Commissioning | Food Collection

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required) Coffee Hour

10:45 am Youth Sunday School

10:45 am Confirmation Class

10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)

12:15 pm Social Ministry Team- Zoom

6:00 pm Youth Group

6:00 pm Musician Search Committee

Mon, March 21

7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary

Wed, March 23 

7:00 pm    Mid-Week Lenten Services-Zoom

Thurs, March 24   

2:00-7:00 pm    Blood Drive

Sun, March 27, Fourth Sunday in Lent | Food Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


A March 3 explosion and fire devastated the Friendly Garden Apartments on Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring, causing serious injuries, displacing more than 200 residents, and destroying multiple apartments. Many residents evacuated carrying very little or nothing. Financial donations can be made through Montgomery Housing Partnership: https://mhpartners.org/


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Additionally, we will make a special appeal this weekend during church in addition to our Lenten and general offerings to support the Ukraine people. Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ with your choice of beneficiary in the memo of checks.


Social Ministry Team Partner of the Month is Lutheran Disaster Response.
They will receive Trinity’s Lenten Benevolence Offerings this year. 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 learn more about how you can help


Food Collection: March 19 | 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)
Billie J (Friends House)

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Hilsa G and Family, cousin of Jane R
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Debi F, Dave F’s daughter in law
Friends and family of Andrew S
Mark K, brother of David K

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

deaths
Ione Linke +March 14, 2022, member of Trinity

*For family and friends, prayer requests will be kept on the list for four weeks.  After four weeks, please complete another card/call the office.


+RESOURCES+


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


+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+

Though we sometimes doubt and often resist God’s desire to protect and save us, our God persists. In holy baptism, God’s people have been called and gathered into a God-initiated relationship that will endure. Lent provides the church with a time and a tradition in which to seek God’s face again. Lent provides another occasion to behold the God of our salvation in the face of the Blessed One who “comes in the name of the Lord.”


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE
View the March Trinitarian HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Psalm 27
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Luke 13:31-35

It’s time to SPRING FORWARD! Set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night for Daylight Saving Time.


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. 


Stewardship Update: As of February 27, we have received 43 pledges in the amount of $255,167 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.


+LENTEN WORSHIP AND GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES+


During Lent we will also be collecting money for Lutheran Disaster Response. We hope these basics and preliminary information will help you in your planning, and in your Lenten journey. See below for our full Lent schedule:

Mid-week Lenten services (Wednesdays) | 7:00 pm | via Zoom only
We will use the provided devotional booklet to guide our conversation, reflection, and prayer time. The gathering will be approximately 30 minutes. Join via Zoom here

Maundy Thursday | April 14 and Good Friday April 15 | 7:00 pm – Both services will be held in-person and online. 

Easter Vigil | April 16 | 5:00 pm
This worship experience will be outside at the benches near the labyrinth. The service format will be casual, but will support traditions such as: the lighting of the paschal fire, readings and prayers, and breaking of the fast. 

Easter Sunday | April 17 | 9:30 am
Festival worship! In-person and online.


+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 contact the office (office@trinityelca.org


Musical Help Needed!
While we are searching for a new minister of music, we’d love to hear from our members and friends during Sunday services. If you would like to sing or play a solo, or you have a small group of musical friends who would like to offer something, please consider signing up for an upcoming Sunday morning. We’d like to have folks sing or play a prelude at the beginning of the service. There is a schedule form on the Worship bulletin board in the Social Hall. Please choose a date on the schedule, or contact Mary B. If you will need an accompanist, you will need to give your music to the office or to Mary B at least two weeks before your Sunday. Thank you for sharing your gifts!



+COMMUNITY NEWS+


To support our Lenten journey, we will have goodie bags available for pick-up beginning February 20th. You may pick them up after worship on Sundays, or stop by the office during office hours (M, T, Th 9:30 am-3:30 pm). Among other things, the bags will contain our Lenten devotional.


Marilyn and Bob wish to thank everyone for their care as Marilyn recovers. At this time, they prefer no phone calls, but welcome prayers, emails, texts, and cards


Mission News from Stephen Deal: Read the newsletter 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/


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. 


+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). 


Lenten Devotional Gathering | Wednesdays | 7:00 pm
Join via Zoom here


Adult Forum | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Hybrid
Adult Forum is moving to a hybrid format this Sunday, starting at 10:45 after the service.  We are currently studying the Psalm and the session on March 13th will focus on Psalms of Praise: Psalms 8, 122 and 145. For those of you joining in-person we will meet in Room 10 (the same room we used to use). We will be doing this session without visual aids, so if you are joining from home it would be good to have a bible handy.  I will also send out the texts of these Psalms on Saturday to my regular mailing list.
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers| See the Calendar for Future rehearsal dates


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 | March 13, 2022 | 11:00 am | Trinity Lutheran Church

See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


Stephen Minister Commissioning | Sunday March 20, 2022
Two new Stephen Ministers will be commissioned at the 9:30 a.m. Trinity Church service on Sunday, March 20.  Mary Louise D and Mike M have completed 50 hours of training to become Stephen Ministers. For more information about Trinity’s Stephen Ministry Program, please contact Pastor Christine, Miriam M, or Susan S


+This Week at Trinity+

Sun, March 13, Second Sunday in Lent | Food Collection 

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School

10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)

11:00 am MEF Meeting

11:00 am Nomination Meeting

Mon, March 14

7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells- Sanctuary

Tues, March 15 | Trinitarian Newsletter Deadline!

7:00 pm Stephen Ministry Training-Room 11

7:30 pm Congregation Council-Hybrid

Wed, March 16     

7:00 pm    Mid-Week Lenten Services-Zoom

Wed, March 17    

7:00 pm    Trinity Singers Choir Rehearsal

Sun, March 20, Third Sunday in Lent | Food Collection | Stephen Ministry Commissioning

9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)

10:45 am Youth Sunday School

10:45 am Confirmation Class

10:45 am Adult Forum-Hybrid (Room 10)

12:15 pm Social Ministry Team-Zoom

6:00 pm Youth Group  

6:00 pm Musician Search Committee


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


A March 3 explosion and fire devastated the Friendly Garden Apartments on Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring, causing serious injuries, displacing more than 200 residents, and destroying multiple apartments. Many residents evacuated carrying very little or nothing. Financial donations can be made through Montgomery Housing Partnership: https://mhpartners.org/


Many of us feel helpless in the wake of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and want to help. These are three sources that are providing immediate and direct support to the Ukrainian people:

Lutheran Disaster Response
Provides refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. *This is our Lenten offering beneficiary.*

Lutheran World Relief 
Provides families facing crisis with emergency food, clean water, safe shelter, medical supplies and more.

World Central Kitchen: 
Provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally led solutions.

Additionally, we will make a special appeal this weekend during church in addition to our Lenten and general offerings to support the Ukraine people. Please mark ‘Ukrainian relief’ in the memo of checks.


Social Ministry Team Partner of the Month is Lutheran Disaster Response.
They will receive Trinity’s Lenten Benevolence Offerings this year. 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 learn more about how you can help


Food Collection: March 19 | 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)
Billie J (Friends House)

home
Tigist G, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Marilyn C

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Hilsa G and Family, cousin of Jane R
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Marjan and Mitch H, friends of Pamela B
Debi F, Dave F’s daughter in law
Friends and family of Andrew S
Mark K, brother of David K

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

*For family and friends, prayer requests will be kept on the list for four weeks.  After four weeks, please complete another card/call the office.


+RESOURCES+


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


+OFFICE HOURS+


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