Trinity Tidings for 23. August 2018

Trinity Tidings for 23. August 2018

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost,
26. August 2018

Food for the Poor Sunday

Holy Communion at 10:00 am

Summer Worship 10:00 AM

Holy God, your word feeds your people with life that is eternal. Direct our choices and preserve us in your truth, that, renouncing what is false and evil, we may live in you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Assisting Us in the Sunday Liturgy

Acolyte: Matthew B
Assisting Minister: Sarah G
Children’s Church: Jane R
Greeter: Joan E
Lector: Susan S
Ushers: Patricia S & Mike J
Coffee Hour: Dia P & Kathy T
Altar Custodian: Carol B
Bulletin Assembly: Dick J
Tellers: Margaret & Greg F
Organist: Adam D
Guest Preacher: Pastor Darrell D. Golnitz

Food for the Poor

Food For The Poor does much more than feed the millions of individuals. They drill wells for clean drinking water; provide life-saving medical care; build homes for families without adequate shelter; provide skills training and micro-enterprise opportunities that enable the poor to work; and give children an education, enabling them to break free from the cycle of poverty. More than 95% of all donations go directly to programs that help the poor.

Welcome Guest Preacher,
Pastor Darrell D. Golnitz

This Sunday we welcome Pastor Darrell D. Golnitz, who will share the story of this ministry with us through a message entitled, “The Hope of the Poor”. You are invited to participate in this ministry through a special offering, and to learn more about Food For The Poor following the service at a Q & A session with Pastor Golnitz.

Weekly Devotional

Hungry for an Answer

1 Kings 8:22-30,41-43
Psalm 34:15-22
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69

One Sunday morning in a little village church, a man, sitting in a corner alone at the far end of the last pew, shouted at the preacher. His log-splitter voice cracked the sermon into pieces like a steel blade brings shivers to dark grain in a white oak stump. “I don’t understand! What do you mean?” Though many in the congregation thought it was a gimmick, planned for dramatic effect, the bewildered man in the pew was not a prop—he was hungry for an answer.

"I am the bread of life." (John 6:35)
“I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35)

Today’s gospel, the fifth and last in a series of episodes that dwell on Jesus as the living bread of life, finds Jesus no longer on a grassy hillside or on the stormy sea. He is teaching in the village synagogue at Capernaum. Reactions are not favorable. Some of the disciples, bewildered and offended, balk at his words with a protest question: “Who can accept it?” (John 6:60). They are hungry for a reasonable answer. But Jesus won’t release the tension. He does not sort those who can from those who cannot “accept it.” Instead, he turns right back to the words he delivered, saying they are spirit and life. With that, he issues a challenge: “Do you also wish to go away?” (John 6:67).

Those two questions hang like cobwebs, practically invisible in darkness yet shimmering in light, holding on, waiting. They stretch and cling from the wide branches of Jesus’ inexhaustible readiness to give his very self to anyone who dares to believe that what he offers is life itself.

At the end, hungry for an answer, Simon Peter speaks for the twelve with one last and lasting question that broadcasts its own answer that had always been there; “Lord, to whom can we go?” (John 6:68).

Reprinted from Words for Worship, copyright 2017 Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

summer worship

Summer Worship – One Service!
through Labor Day Weekend

This summer, through Sunday 2. Sept, there will be one Sunday liturgy at 10:00 am, with coffee hour following. This is an opportunity to meet Trinity members who normally attend “that other” service.

Summer Music 2018

We would love to hear you during worship – during the offering or during the Communion – during Sundays in late June, plus all of July and August. Please sign up on the sheet located on the Bulletin Board near the Social Hall Kitchen.

Thank You

Thank you, Adam D, for serving as our August organist. God’s blessings to you as you begin your service in Columbia, MD.


Pledging for Mission

BIGGER Than A Building! 66 families have pledged $479,040 to our 3-year mission appeal. Total amount received for BTAB! is $433,411.07 as of 19. August. Thank you for your generous support.

Lutheran World Relief School Supplies Kits

Summer Collection: School Supplies for Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Through the wonderful generosity of Trinity members, we have acquired all the school supplies needed to assemble 140 school kits for LWR EXCEPT for 85 notebooks! We will donate any extra supplies to A Wider Circle or Interfaith Works, organizations providing school supplies to local area children. On God’s Work Our Hands Sunday 9. September, we will assemble the items into school kits during an Intergenerational Sunday School.

Oh, Praise the Gracious Power (ELW No. 651)

Through the stanzas of Thomas Troeger’s hymn we give repeated praise to Christ described as “persistent truth,” “inclusive love,” “word of faith” and “tide of grace.” The beginning stanzas go on to show that Christ “gathers…strangers,” “eases…prejudice,” “claims us” and reveals “visions of a world at peace,” with a refrain: “We praise you Christ! Your cross has made us one!” The congregation sings the constant reminder that it is through the cross that Christ does these things.

Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers for Sunday services may be given in memory or honor of loved ones or in celebration of special anniversaries. Sunday altar flower donation is $35. Sign-up on the bulletin board near the Social Hall kitchen.

Remember in Your Prayers

. . . the church
our synod & bishops
Bishops Elizabeth Eaton & Richard Graham
our missionaries
Stephen Deal & Marta Giron, Cent. America
our congregation
Trinity Church

. . . the nations
Afghanistan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Korea, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Liberia, Libya, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Palestine, Somalia, Spain/Cataluña, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe

. . . the sick and suffering

nursing/rehabilitation center
Philip T, Manor Care Potomac
John W, Sunrise of Rockville

Jean B
Tigist G
Susan K
Margo W

family and friends*
Albert A, friend of Margaret F
Dierdre & Matthew D, friends of Susan K
Harold H, cousin of Marilyn C
Terry L, friend of Marilyn & Bob C

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

26. Aug. Mary W
27. Aug. Stella B, Richard J
31. Aug. Cooper G, Grayson D, Eric S
1. Sept. Annie A, Diana B, Craig O, Vimala P, Patricia S

Baptismal Days
26. Aug. Lindsay T
28. Aug. Annie A, Carol B
1. Sept. Jeff B

Wedding Anniversaries
29. Aug. Mary B & David K

This Week at Trinity

Sun 26. Aug (Pentecost 14 / Lect 21)
Food for the Poor Sunday
School Supply Collection for LWR
Blessing of Kindergartners and Backpacks
10:00 am – Holy Communion
11:15 am – Food for the Poor Q&A

Tues 28. Aug
11:15 am – Staff mtg

Thurs 30. Aug
9:30 am – Trinitarian mailing

Next Sun 2. Sept (Pentecost 15 / Lect 22)
School Supply Collection for LWR
10:00 am – Holy Communion
11:15 am – Property Team

Looking Ahead

3. Sept – Labor Day, Church Office Closed
9. Sept – Rally Sunday
– Two-Service Worship Schedule Resumes
Holy Communion at 8:15 and 10:45 am
– Installation of Sunday School Teachers
– Intergenerational Sunday School and school supply kit assembly for Lutheran World Relief