Trinity Tidings for March 7, 2019

This Sunday, March 10 
(First Sunday in Lent)

Holy Communion at 8:15 and 10:45 
Sunday School and Adult Forum at 9:30

O Lord God, you led your people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide us now, so that, following your Son, we may walk safely through the wilderness of this world toward the life you alone can give, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 10!

Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour be fore bed on Saturday night.

Assisting in the Sunday Services

Acolytes – TBD (8:15); Vincent M (10:45)
Assisting Ministers – Bill B (8:15); Sabrina R (10:45)
Children’s Chapel – Margaret F (8:15); Anita S (10:45)
Greeters – Joan E (8:15); Susan S (10:45)
Lectors – Tom K (8:15); Linnea A (10:45)
Ushers – Ross A, Joan E (8:15); David C, Henry C (10:45)
Coffee Hour – Keith & Lily C (8:15); Gina C, Lenore C (10:45)
Altar Custodians – Carol B (8:15); Miriam M (10:45)
Bulletin Assembly – Dick J
Tellers – Lynn & Bud B

From the Pastor …

Dear People of God

Lent has begun. On Ash Wednesday we heard Jesus caution us about how we practice our faith. On the Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent, we will hear the story of his temptation in the wilderness. I wonder about the connection between the practice of faith and the experience of being in the wilderness.

The truth is, every person, every congregation has regular excursions into the wilderness. A youth advisor once told me a story about a client of his. The youth leader worked in an upscale men’s clothing store. The client was a young man, not yet 30, who came in twice a year for a new wardrobe – suits, jackets, shirts, ties, shoes, etc. On his most recent visit, the young man was quiet, almost sullen. As he went through is his fittings half-heartedly, he finally sighed. Tears filled his eyes and ran down his cheeks. It’s my mother, he said quietly, his head bowed. She’s very ill and likely won’t see me wear any of these clothes I’m buying.

Wealth is good for what it is and what it can do, but wilderness time comes to us all. The good news is, Jesus teaches us how to survive the wilderensss, indeed, to claim the promise of salvation, even sometimes in spite of how life seems at the moment. While none of us can avoid the wilderness, we do not live there. Like the people of Israel, like Jesus, the wilderness is something we move through on our way to inherit the promises of God.

Take heart. Do not fear. Easter is on the horizon. New life is coming.

Pastor Kern

In the Sure and Certain Hope of Resurrection…

We have received word of final arrangements for Diana Milne. Her service is scheduled for Monday, April 22, at 1 p.m. at Pumphrey Funeral Home, 300 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville.

Lent at Trinity

You are invited to the observance of an holy Lent. Our theme this year is “Going Ahead”. You are invited to join us for special mid-week services as well as on Sundays. Discover more about Lent at Trinity here.

Special Congregation Meeting

Trinity’s Congregation Council has called a special meeting of the congregation for this Sunday, March 10, immediately following the 10:45 service, to approve three recent recommendations of the Council. These will be the only items of business at this meeting. We hope that every household of the congregation can be represented.

Youth Events this Sunday 

Lenten Fair & Pretzels: During the Christian Education Hour, Trinity Youth will make pretzels, and some Lenten-themed crafts.

Capture the Flag!  Middle School and High School Youth will host youth from Emmanuel Bethesda for a friendly game of Capture the Flag! Please let Anita know if you can be there.

Trinity Men’s Group

Wednesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. the Trinity Men’s Group will gather at Mike J’s residence. Please join us!

Men’s Fellowship and Bible Study

On Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m., you are heartily invited to a men’s fellowship hour and bible study at the home of Hagen S. We will be beginning by working our way through the first two chapters of John over a friendly beer (and any other topics that come to mind). We hope that you can join us!

Coffee Hour Potluck Sunday

The first Sunday of each month, we will hold a potluck coffee hour. Please bring a coffee hour item to share. (last names A-L odd months, M-Z even months). We still need hosts for these Sundays as well as hosts for all our coffee hours. Sign up on the schedule on the coffee hour table or contact Lynn B.

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, Indonesia, 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
Diana B, Jean B, Tigist G, Susan K, Pr Robert M, James T, Chris T, Margo W
family and friends*
Debby B, friend of Thor & Nancy N
Carol B, friend of Marilyn C
Shirley D, friend of Margaret & Greg F
Paul G, husband of Louise G
Glen J, friend of P-H family
Frank M, friend of Diana M
Michael M, friend of Mary B
Family and friends of Diana M
Carolyn P, friend of Mary B

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

10. Bill K
10. Liam S
12. Colin G
12. Vera N
Baptismal Days
12. Benjamin N
13. Elaine W
14. Torsten D
Wedding Anniversaries
15. Linnea A & Victor N
Diana M, +March 3, 2019

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