We are continuing to record videos for the Great Three Days, leading up to Easter Sunday.
The link for the Easter Vigil (Saturday) service is HERE.
The link for the Worship Materials is HERE.
Readings:
Romans 6:3-11
John 20:1-18

We continue our journey to Easter with a Good Friday Worship Video. The staff has worked hard to provide our viewers with meaningful worship experiences, realizing that it’s not feasible to include every part of the rich liturgy of these days.   It is our hope that the absence of the full liturgy will help us remember what a glorious day awaits us when the church can gather again.
The link to the video is HERE.
The link to the worship materials is HERE.

READINGS
Isaiah 52:13—53:12
Psalm 22
Hebrews 10:16-25
John 18:1—19:42


We have purchased a resource that all ages may enjoy. This is a stations of the cross that you can print and color. The link to the resource is HERE.


Good Friday for Kids

When the staff planned the year, we were going to continue an experiment we started last year, with a Family Good Friday Service. As we cannot gather together this year, here is a way to engage children with Good Friday.
This short cartoon tells the story of Good Friday. (Link HERE.)
After watching the cartoon, talk about your response with these questions as a starting place.
-Why do we call this day Good Friday?
-Jesus’ friends were sad when he died on the cross? What makes you sad?
-What was the most important thing Jesus told his friends before he died?

Jesus died on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven.  While Good Friday can seem like a sad day, we remember that Jesus promised that he would rise from the dead.  We wait for Easter!
-How does it feel to know that our sins are forgiven?
-How can you share this good news with others?


Today the church enters the Great Three Days (Triduum)  The services of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil are inextricably linked as the people of God move from fear, to sorrow, to joy; from death to resurrection.  The staff has worked hard to provide our viewers with meaningful worship experiences, realizing that it’s not feasible to include every part of the rich liturgy of these days.   It is our hope that the absence of the full liturgy will help us remember what a glorious day awaits us when the church can gather again.

The link to the Maundy Thursday video is HERE.
The link to the worship materials (bulletin) is HERE.


Remember in Your Prayers

Remember in Your Prayers
nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
home:
Tigist G, James T, Margo W
family and friends:
Chuck B, son of Diana &Bill B
Joanne B, sister-in-law of Mary B & David K
Brian B, Trinity Admin Assistant
Betty C, sister of Joe C
Vicky C, friend of Valerie & Mike M
Steve & Wilma G, friends of Valerie & Mike M
Donald K, brother of Susan K
Doris L, mother of Karen L (Trinity Friend)
Paul M, son of Valerie & Mike M
Evelyn R, aunt of Donna S
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S

As we are continuing in this time of social distancing, we are recording our worship services, and posting them on YouTube.

The link for the worship service is HERE.
The link for the for the bulletin is HERE.
The link for the children’s bulletin is HERE.

As we are entering this time of Holy Week, where we are distanced from Trinity, we encourage you to find some space in your home that can be set apart, as a home altar or as a sacred space….nothing big, just a space that ties back to your faith life. This can be as simple as a candle, or a big cross with various pictures.

Thank you for your offering. Your gifts make the ministry of Trinity possible. Electronic giving may be available through your bank or financial institution. Offerings mailed to the church office will be promptly deposited.

From Pastor Kern

Dear Trinity Family,
How are you doing?  I hope that you and those you love are safe.  I have heard so many good stories about people staying connected and being encouraging.  I heard from two members about their personal outreach to other members, especially the homebound.  The Sunday morning Zoom session on the Ministry Site Profile (Call documents) is lively and energetic – by my count more than 30 members of Trinity weighed in last Sunday.  And even though staff is working from home, we’ve developed some pretty creative ways to generate videos, emails, and even the Tidings.
This good news is tempered, of course, by the increasingly challenging news of the pandemic.  The first day the deaths in America were over 500 I had to sit down for a minute when I heard the news.  When the toll was over 800 all I could think to say was, Lord, have mercy.  Count me among those who believe we will get through this to a better day!  But count me also among those who are becoming convinced that our lives will likely not be just like they were.
When it comes to remembering that a future is coming, allow me to plant a seed in the Trinity mindset.  It seems likely that retail, education, healthcare, and more will come out of this pandemic looking different than they did before.  What about church?  We all look forward to gathering together again, but are we learning things during this time that might help the congregation move into the new normal more effectively?  Or do we just want to try and put everything back together the way it was?  We have already discovered we can meet differently, connect differently, worship differently – not that any of that is necessarily an improvement! – but it does seem to indicate that the church might want to carry some of these skills forward into whatever comes next.  Could one possible result of this time be the beginnings of a reinvention of church for the 21st century?  I wonder how God will use this time in our life together?
Thank you for being part of Trinity.  Thank you for all of your support, especially for the continued outreach to feed and care for some of the least of our community.  Are there other, creative ways Trinity can make a difference in the lives of people in need?  
Faithfully,
Pr Kern


April Trinitarian

Here is a link to the April Trinitarian: bit.ly/AprTrinitarian


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During this time of social distancing, we will be recording a service on YouTube, and posting it on Saturday evening. We hope that this gives you a moment of prayer and peace in this strange time.

Last weeks recording can be found HERE.

Angela’s Wednesday Musical Meditation can be found HERE.


READINGS AND PSALM
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14—27:66


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We will be emailing devotions and resources for Sunday School at home on Fridays, including Anita’s Time for ALL Children.

In preparation for Palm Sunday, we encourage you to make your own palm. You can cut one out of green paper, or you can color one. A downloadable palm to color can be found HERE.


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Trinity Help
The Social Ministry Committee is resurrecting Trinity Help. Trinity Help is the ministry of providing care for those who call Trinity their faith home. We are looking for people who would be willing to provide meals, and/or in our current time of social distancing, make grocery runs for essentials. If you are interested in helping out with this ministry, please email Valerie M. For more details, please see the article in the forthcoming April Trinitarian.


Thank you for your offering. Your gifts make the ministry of Trinity possible. Electronic giving may be available through your bank or financial institution. Offerings mailed to the church office will be promptly deposited.


From the President… 
Trinity will be adhering to the Maryland Governor’s stay home order for as long as it is in place. Given that reality, I have a question. What do you think about potentially holding a congregational meeting via the Zoom platform (which includes phone only capabilities for those without computers)? It goes without saying that the appropriate structures would need to be in place to support such a meeting – plenty of advance notice, assurance that all members can hear and be heard, voting controls, good instructions, and lots of opportunities to test ahead of time. If I can’t assure those we won’t do it.  Please contact me (Sarah G at sarahgarske@hotmail.com or 703-870-8149) and let me know what you think and what your concerns are.  And thanks to those who have already provided their thoughts on the question!


Again this Sunday at 9:30am the Council will continue its discussion of Trinity’s Ministry Site Profile (MSP). Since we can’t be together physically, we will do this virtually via the Zoom platform.
Please contact Sarah G @ 703-870-8149 or via sarahgarske@hotmail.com to receive an invitation to join the discussion. If you participated last week not to worry you’re already on the guest list.
ZOOM FAQs
Q: Do I need to sign up for a Zoom account to participate?
A: You do not!
Q: What if I want to say something during the discussion?
A: If you “raise your hand” the host (Sarah G) will see it and call on you.
Q: How do I raise my hand to say something?
A: To raise your hand if you are participating via phone only, press *9. To raise your hand, via the web, look for “Raise Hand” on the participant controls bar. You may have to click the three little dots on the far right to see the “Raise Hand” option.
Q: How do I mute my connection?
A: All participants will be muted upon entry to reduce connection noise/echo. At around 9:30am she will do a bit of a roll call and unmute individual lines so folks can say hello to the group!
Q: I’d like to get this setup ahead of time. Who can help me?
A: Sarah G can! Please reach out to her at 703-870-8149 or sarahgarske@hotmail.com.
Q: What if I get dropped or something goes wrong?
A: Please try to connect again! And please be patient as we work out the kinks of this new normal. Thanks!


Remember in Your Prayers

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
home:
Tigist G, James T, Margo W
family and friends:
Chuck B, son of Diana &Bill B
Joanne B, sister-in-law of Mary B & David K
Brian B, Trinity Admin Assistant
Betty C, sister of Joe C
Steve & Wilma G, friends of Valerie & Mike
Donald K, brother of Susan K
Doris L, mother of Karen L (Trinity Friend)
Evelyn R, aunt of Donna S

As we are continuing in this time of social distancing, we are recording our worship services, and posting them on YouTube.
The link for the worship service is HERE.
The link for the bulletin is HERE.
The children’s bulletin is HERE.

Thank you for your offering. Your gifts make the ministry of Trinity possible. Electronic giving may be available through your bank or financial institution. Offerings mailed to the church office will be promptly deposited.

From Pastor Kern

Dear Trinity Family,
Have you ever noticed how your perspective is influenced by the place you’re standing, or sitting?  As I write this, I am looking out the window of my home office straight into the branches of an old maple tree beginning to leaf, and a young river birch, just beginning to bud.  It’s a different perspective than if I were sitting out on the lawn.
Watching various announcements and threads from around the country these last two weeks, I can see how different areas of the country see the pandemic.  In our area, it’s a frightening time.  In a large, wide-open state with 1 confirmed case, I heard one voice say, what’s the big deal?
The thing about perspective, however, is that it doesn’t mean that ours is correct.  What we see is always limited.  There’s principle in science that says that no matter how precise we try to be, there will always be the possibility that something unforeseen will occur.
As the people of God, we know this, don’t we?  Can you think of a single instance in the biblical record where God met normal expectations, 100%?God is not only full of surprises; God seems to take special delight in surprise!
During these anxious days, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the realities of the pandemic.  That’s why it’s so important that we stay connected to each other as best we can and be as encouraging as we can.  Because remember, the future is coming and I’m pretty sure God has a surprise or two for us along the way.
Blessings,
Pr Kern


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During this time of social distancing, we will be recording a service on YouTube, and posting it on Saturday evening. We hope that this gives you a moment of prayer and peace in this strange time.

Last week’s worship service can be found HERE.

Angela, our Minister of Music, recorded a musical meditation, which can be found HERE.


READINGS AND PSALM
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 130
Romans 8:6-11
John 11:1-45


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We will be emailing devotions and resources for Sunday School at home throughout the week. Anita will be recording Time for ALL Kids, and sending that out every Friday.

David K wrote a devotion on Luke 6 which can be found HERE.


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Trinity Help
The Social Ministry Committee is resurrecting Trinity Help. Trinity Help is the ministry of providing care for those who call Trinity their faith home. We are looking for people who would be willing to provide meals, and/or in our current time of social distancing, make grocery runs for essentials. If you are interested in helping out with this ministry, please email Valerie M. For more details, please see the article in the forthcoming April Trinitarian.


As you know we’ve been hard at work moving Trinity towards the call process. We also have an annual meeting of the Congregation looming. Given our present and foreseeable future social distancing circumstances, if given the option, good instructions, and plenty of testing time, would you participate virtually/via phone in a Congregational meeting to elect Trinity’s call committee or the annual Congregational meeting via the Zoom platform? Please let Sarah G (sarahgarske@hotmail.com or 703-870-8149) know what you think! Thanks! 


Again this Sunday at 9:30am the Council will continue its discussion of Trinity’s Ministry Site Profile (MSP). Since we can’t be together physically, we will do this virtually via the Zoom platform.
Please contact Sarah G @ 703-870-8149 or via sarahgarske@hotmail.com to receive an invitation to join the discussion. If you participated last week not to worry you’re already on the guest list.
ZOOM FAQs
Q: Do I need to sign up for a Zoom account to participate?
A: You do not!
Q: What if I want to say something during the discussion?
A: If you “raise your hand” the host (Sarah G) will see it and call on you.
Q: How do I raise my hand to say something?
A: To raise your hand if you are participating via phone only, press *9. To raise your hand, via the web, look for “Raise Hand” on the participant controls bar. You may have to click the three little dots on the far right to see the “Raise Hand” option.
Q: How do I mute my connection?
A: All participants will be muted upon entry to reduce connection noise/echo. At around 9:30am she will do a bit of a roll call and unmute individual lines so folks can say hello to the group!
Q: I’d like to get this setup ahead of time. Who can help me?
A: Sarah G can! Please reach out to her at 703-870-8149 or sarahgarske@hotmail.com.
Q: What if I get dropped or something goes wrong?
A: Please try to connect again! And please be patient as we work out the kinks of this new normal. Thanks!


Remember in Your Prayers

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
home:
Tigist G, James T, Margo W
family and friends
Chuck B, son of Diana &Bill B
Joanne B, sister-in-law of Mary B & David K
Brian B, Trinity Admin Assistant
Betty C, sister of Joe C
Steve & Wilma Gfriends of Valerie & Mike M
Heather J, friend of Valerie & Mike M
Donald K, brother of Susan K
Doris L, mother of Karen L (Trin. Friend)
Francisco L, friend of Len S & Ani S-G
Evelyn R, aunt of Donna S
Juana S M, cousin of Ani S G
Charlene Z, niece of Marilyn G

From Pastor Kern

Dear Trinity Family,
Just imagine when this is over.  Can you picture it?  Church will be open, we will greet one another – maybe even hug! – and sing and pray and receive communion.  And our children will greet their friends in Sunday School.  After church, we will go out for brunch, maybe go to the park, and visit with our friends.  Won’t that be wonderful?
It’s important to remember, people of God, that we will get through this.  Life will be good again.  I don’t say this to diminish the threat – covid-19 is real!  Pay attention to the warnings and take every, single precaution you can.  But also allow hope to pull you through.
Here in the middle of Lent, we look to Jesus and see this very tension played out in his life.  As he moves inexorably toward the cross, he is quite frank with his disciples about what is coming.  But he also assures them that ultimately all will be well.  It may be Lent, but Easter’s coming.  Imagine that!  Hold on to that.  Hope in that faith.
No one knows how long this crisis will last.  I have a strong hunch, though, that it is going to be a long while until we see one another again.  In the meantime, Anita, Angela, Carol, and I are going to do as much as we can for as long as it is safe to do so, to bring you daily messages, weekly videos, and a weekly worship video.  Please feel free to reach out to any of us at any time.  The Church Council is meeting regularly online to monitor church life.  And know this – my inbox is full of news from congregations and denominations all across America who are doing the same things we are.  We are all in this together.  If you need to speak to me for whatever reason, use my personal cell: 407-427-4846.  You can call or text.  If I don’t pick up right away, leave me a voice mail and I’ll call you back.
It looks like we’re racing toward the peak of this pandemic.  Do all you can to keep you and your family safe.  And don’t forget – Easter’s coming.  Life will be good again.  Just imagine that!

In faith,
Pr Kern


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During this time of social distancing, we will be recording a service on YouTube, and posting it on Saturday evening. We hope that this gives you a moment of prayer and peace in this strange time.


READINGS AND PSALM
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 23
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41


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We will be emailing devotions and resources for Sunday School at home throughout the week. Anita will be recording Time for ALL Kids, and sending that out every Friday.

Yesterday, we sent out 4 reflections on the Psalms by David K. The link for the reflection is HERE.

Here is a great resource for Sunday School at home. Illustrated Ministry has promised that they will only email you things through this time of social distancing, and won’t add you to their main email list.

A group of youth leaders came together and wrote this daily devotion for families. This resource can be found HERE.


Ministry Site Profile Discussion

This Sunday at 9:30am, the Council will attempt to continue its discussion of Trinity’s Ministry Site Profile (MSP). Since we can’t be together physically, we will do this virtually. You may join the discussion via phone or via the web. There will be a version of the MSP content on the screen for those who connect via the web.
Please connect at 9:15am in case you run into technical glitches. If you’d like to do a test run with Sarah G before Sunday please let her know. Sarah’s contact info is in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.
Here are the details for Sunday’s discussion:
To join the Zoom Meeting, either access this URL: https://zoom.us/j/460809885?pwd=aG4vZXdzRm5TVy9iTk9XajZFeDNUZz09 or dial this number: +1 301 715 8592
If prompted, the meeting ID is 460 809 885 and the password is 088188

FAQs 
Q: Do I need to sign up for a Zoom account to participate? 
A: You do not!
Q: What if I want to say something during the discussion?
A: If you “raise your hand” the host (Sarah G) will see it and call on you.
Q: How do I raise my hand to say something? 
A: To raise your hand if you are participating via phone only, press *9.  To raise your hand, via the web, look for “Raise Hand” on the participant control bar. You may have to click the three little dots on the far right to see the “Raise Hand” option.  
Q: How do I mute my connection? 
A: All participants will be muted upon entry to reduce connection noise/echo. At around 9:30am she will do a bit of a roll call and unmute individual lines so folks can say hello to the group! 
Q: I’d like to get this setup ahead of time. Who can help me?
A: Sarah G can! Please reach out to her at 703-870-8149 or sarahgarske@hotmail.com
Q: What if I get dropped or something goes wrong? 
A: Please try to connect again! And please be patient as we work out the kinks of this new normal. Thanks!


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Interfaith Works Women’s Shelter Dinner – Sunday, April 5th 
We are scheduled to take and serve dinner to the women at the shelter in Rockville. If we actually serve dinner is still up in the air, but we will at least drop off the dinner. Those who have signed up to cook and/or serve will receive an email by March 22. At this writing, there is still one slot available for the Asian Pulled Chicken, the recipe will be provided.


Trinity Help
The Social Ministry Committee is resurrecting Trinity Help. Trinity Help is the ministry of providing care for those who call Trinity their faith home. We are looking for people who would be willing to provide meals, and/or in our current time of social distancing, make grocery runs for essentials. If you are interested in helping out with this ministry, please email Valerie M. For more details, please see the article in the forthcoming April Trinitarian.


Remember in Your Prayers

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
home:
Tigist G, James T, Margo W
family and friends*
Chuck B, son of Diana &Bill B
Joanne B, sister-in-law of Mary B & David K
Brian B, Trinity Admin Assistant
Betty C, sister of Joe C
Steve & Wilma Gfriends of Valerie & Mike M
Heather J, friend of Valerie & Mike M
Donald K, brother of Susan K
Doris L, mother of Karen L (Trin. Friend)
Francisco L, friend of Len S & Ani S-G
Mary Ellen M, friend of Diana & Bill B
Evelyn R, aunt of Donna S
Juana S M, cousin of Ani S G
Anne T, friend of Sabrina R
Charlene Z, niece of Marilyn G
Death
Alonzo S +March 5, 2020
husband of Susan S

Dear Trinity Family,
The gospel of Matthew concludes with a  command and a promise. There we hear Jesus telling us to go into all the world and baptize in the name of the Trinity (command) and that he, Jesus, will be with us until the close of the age (promise).  These two words encompass our life and work as the people of God in the world. As the baptized people of God, we go out with joy to share what we have first received, comforted that we are never left to our own devices – Jesus has promised to walk with us, always.
Recently, the covid-19 virus has brought suffering, fear, and anxiety to the whole world.  Public events are cancelled. Scientists scramble to develop tests. The medical community braces for millions clamoring for treatment.  It’s easy to be overwhelmed. But we resist. We are people of the promise – Jesus is with us. We rely on the gifts God has given us, our faith and our intellect.
Last evening, in a special conference call, the members of your Congregation Council and staff met to consider Trinity’s response to the threat of the virus and Governor Hogan’s call for school closures and suspension of large gatherings in Maryland.  We were blessed to have the additional input of a physician and members who are on the front line of this fight at NIH, the FDA, and the State Department. With the wise guidance of these professionals, we have decided that the faithful, fact-based response of Trinity must be the cancellation of all worship services, all church activities, and all building use by outside groups through the end of March.  That means no church, Sunday School, youth events, committee meetings – anything – for the next three Sundays or any day in between.
We do not make this decision lightly.  Since the beginning of faith, our impulse as the people of God has been to come together in times of crisis.  To not do so now feels counter-intuitive. But in this time, physical distancing is what faith requires. That does not mean, however, that we are going to be isolated.  We are also in the process of putting together a plan to try and assist members who may end up quarantined and need help getting groceries, household items, etc. We will be in touch with one another like this, electronically, and by phone to monitor events, check in with each other, and most importantly share any concerns of members. We will be creative about continuing the important Ministry Site Profile discussion. And the Council is going to conference call each Thursday evening at 7:30 pm more frequently if needed – to monitor events, check in with each other, and most importantly, share any concerns of members.
Dr. David K wisely counseled us that much as we would like to believe that these actions will be the end of our response, the fact is that this situation changes by the day, if not the hour.  Faith and health requires that we heed the warnings of public health officials, limit our contact with each other, and stay fully informed. As your president and your pastor, please, feel free to reach out to us with any concerns you might have during this time either by email or by phone.  Please try and contact us directly instead of leaving a message in the office. And please keep in contact with one another! Not everyone in the congregation uses email. If you know someone who doesn’t, please call them and share this letter with them. During the duration of this time, consider emailing and calling members and friends of the congregation to see how they are, maintain friendships,  Even though we won’t be physically together, we enjoy the blessings of modern technology that will allow us to keep in touch. 
Our church staff is already at work, looking at options for sharing worshipful and educational content with you – perhaps weekly worship videos, educational resources for children and youth, etc.  Keep checking your inbox. Again, if you have any questions or concerns or you would like to help us plan our response to this situation please reach out to any member of the Council or staff.
God has brought us this far on our way and God will see us home.  We will get through this together. We will gather once again to hear the organ play, the choir sing, and lift our voices in praise. And until that great day, we will remain united in prayer.  For the duration of this time, let’s commit to taking a minute each day, at noon, to pray the Lord’s Prayer together, wherever we are. Together, our prayers will ascend and God will hear us. Do not fear.  Jesus is with us – always.
In the readings appointed for Sunday worship (Exodus 17:1-7, Romans 5:1-11, John 4:5-2) we hear a theme about the water of life that God provides – water to drink and the living water that is Christ. In the first reading, the people of God in the wilderness cry out for water to drink.  In the gospel we hear Jesus assure the Syrian women at the well that he, Jesus, is the living water that satisfies. In each instance, there is a degree of difficulty and confusion that surrounds the story, much like we find for ourselves today. Into all of this strides the apostle Paul declaring that such is our faith that we not only celebrate the goodness of life, but we also find meaning in the trials of life: …we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit…. 

In hope and faith,

Sarah G, President                                                                       Pastor Kern

From Pastor Kern

What’s Happening…

Dear People of God,
The covid-19 virus is rocketing through the entire world.  Despite the growing evidence of missteps (accompanied by blame and denial), the virus is unaffected.  And all of our lives are touched in some way.
Later this evening, Thursday, the congregation council will have a conference call to recommend Trinity’s response to the ever changing facts that surround us.  As you may know, two of the area’s Episcopal dioceses are cancelling services and church activities for two weeks.  Congregations everywhere are wrestling with the appropriate response.
Look for the Council’s decisions in your email tomorrow.  And pray without ceasing – for the dead, the dying, the mourning, the suffering, and all the anxious souls around the globe. This frenzied, afflicted world is the world God loves (John 3:16) and it our privilege to offer prayer and praise on behalf of all creation.
Blessings,
Pr Kern T


Worship, Learn, Serve … See our online calendar for upcoming opportunities through the coming year at Trinity.


Concerns on the Spread of Coronavirus
During these times of concern on the spread of coronavirus, Trinity has taken measures to minimize risk by placing hand sanitizer throughout the building for your use. We are also propping many doors open to remove that point of contact.
We also ask you to pass the peace by nodding, bowing, or otherwise limiting direct touch with others.
If you are feeling sick, please stay home to minimize contact with others, especially those with compromised immune systems.


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Holy Communion at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School and Adult Ed at 9:30 a.m.

READINGS:
Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42

Assisting this Sunday, March 15:

Altar Guild:                   Carol B (8:15); Miriam M (10:45)
Assisting Ministers:    Bill B (8:15); Carol B (10:45)
Children’s Church:      David C (10:45)
Coffee Hour:                  Lily & Keith C (8:15); Louise G & Leslie S (10:45)
Greeters:                        Dan & Rob S (8:15); Susan S (10:45)
Lectors:                           Nathan L (8:15); Greg F (10:45)
Tellers:                            Annie A & Mina
Ushers: Thor & Nancy N (8:15); David & Henry C (10:45)  


Lenten Soup and Bread Suppers and Communion Services

Please join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 for a simple supper of soup and bread prior to the 7:30 Midweek Communion services. A sign-up sheet is in the Social Hall for volunteers to bring soup or bread each week, or help with setup/cleanup. 
Our mid-week theme this year is The Exhortations of Jesus, based on sayings of Jesus from the gospel of Matthew. Guest musicians enrich our contemplative worship; a short homily invites reflection.


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Lenten Resources
Come check out the Lenten resources table in the fellowship hall. There are a variety of prayer practices and devotionals for you to choose from and for all ages. Come and see the options. These are in the spirit of adding for Lent instead of giving up something. Come try something new.


Trinity’s Ministry Site Profile
Please join Council members on March 15 and 22 at 9:30am in room 10 for discussions of our draft Ministry Site Profile (MSP). The MSP is the document completed by congregations seeking to call an ordained minister of the ELCA. Samples of the MSP can be found here: http://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Sample_Ministry%20Site%20Profile.pdf.


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A Wider Circle Seeks Specific Assistance with Taxes
A Wider Circle’s programming includes Partnership to Independence (P2I) a comprehensive ongoing support system for clients with the goal of achieved sustained self-sufficiency.  The clients are a diverse group of individuals and families and must make a long-term commitment to qualify for the program.   Participants receive individualized support and a wide range of skill-building and educational opportunities. We have been notified that AWC is currently looking for volunteers to help P2I participants review their taxes before they file them.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Margaret Fitzwilliam and she will put you in touch with a liaison at AWC P2I program.


Lenten Benevolence
Trinity has a tradition of designating the offering received at Wednesday evening Lenten Services as “Lenten Benevolences.” This year the funds collected through these offerings will be given to one of the ministries and initiatives supported by the ELCA relief and development work. (See more information in this month’s Trinitarian.) All offerings received on Wednesdays, unless otherwise designated, will be allocated to Lenten Benevolence. Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness!


Remember in Your Prayers

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)

home:
Tigist G, Martha R, James T, Margo W

family and friends*
Chuck B, son of Diana &Bill B
Joanne B, sister-in-law of Mary B & David K
Brian B, Trinity Admin Assistant
Betty C, sister of Joe C
Charles D, resident of Bethesda H&R
Steve & Wilma Gfriends of Valerie & Mike M
Heather J, friend of Valerie & Mike M
Donald K, brother of Susan K
Francisco L, friend of Len S & Ani S-G
Mary Ellen M, friend of Diana & Bill B
Juana S M, cousin of Ani S G
Anne T, friend of Sabrina R
Charlene Z, niece of Marilyn G