Trinity Tidings: July 11, 2019

Trinity Tidings: July 11, 2019

This Sunday

Sunday, July 14 (Lectionary 15)

Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m.

O Lord God, your mercy delights us, and the world longs for your loving care. Hear the cries of everyone in need, and turn our hearts to love our neighbors with the love of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Assisting in the Sunday Services

Acolyte: Vincent M
Assisting Minister: Jim K
Cantor: Rebecca L
Children’s Chapel: David C
Greeter: Peggy J
Lector: Sarah G
Ushers: Greg & Margaret F
Coffee Hour: Nancy J
Altar Guild: Miriam M
Tellers: Dick & Peggy J
Bulletin Assembly: Noralyn D

What’s Happening!

See our online calendar for upcoming events and services at Trinity.

From the Pastor…

Has this ever happened to you?  You’re invited to dinner or maybe to visit and someone says to you, “Just sit anywhere you like”.  And you do. And pretty quickly it dawns on you that you’ve chosen (pick one) grandma’s, Aunt Susie’s, or Uncle Fred’s favorite chair! Who knew, right!??

In the scriptures hospitality is always a big deal – pretty close to holiness, actually. And the onus is always on the believer, the one on the inside of the family of faith. I remember my mother once describing a friend of hers as someone so gracious that she always made you feel welcome, even if she didn’t mean it!

The goal of God, I’m pretty sure, is for hospitality to be offered freely and joyfully, but maybe sometimes (or should I say, especially during ‘some’ times) when we don’t feel like it.

It’s not easy being hospitable – to family, friends, members, strangers – all the time. It’s an aspirational discipline. But oh how we love it when we’re on the receiving end.

Sunday we will hear a story about a wounded man left for dead in a ditch and another man who extended him great hospitality. Some say hospitality is the first sign of discipleship. What do you think?

Pr. Kern

Therefore always welcome one another, just as Christ himself welcomed us, to the glory of God.

Romans 15:7

AC – After Church

Sundays in July

Linger for a bit (20-30 minutes) after church with Pr. Kern each week for conversation on various topics related to transition and the future. Sessions begin about 10 minutes after the postlude is over.

This week’s topic: Things No Congregation Tells the New Pastor!

LIFE Class

Living in Faith Everyday (LIFE), a Trinity favorite, is back!  Each Sunday in July from 9:00-9:45 in the Library, participants will read through the following week’s lectionary and discuss how the readings touch their lives.  Each class is self-contained, just come when you can to be part of the discussion.

School Supplies for Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Throughout the summer, we are collecting supplies to prepare school kits for LWR. On God’s Work Our Hands Sunday, September 8, we will assemble the school kits during an Intergenerational Sunday School.

Here is an updated list of the items still needed to achieve our goal of 200 kits:

  • [744] 70-sheet notebooks of wide- or college-ruled paper approximately 8″ X 10½”; no loose-leaf paper
  • [188] 30-centimeter rulers, or rulers with centimeters on one side, inches on the other
  • [172] Blunt scissors
  • [853] Unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
  • [887] Black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
  • [195] Box of 16 or 24 crayons
  • [191] Box of 16 or 24 crayons

Please note: LWR asks that all kit items be new and have no religious symbols, messages, or patriotic or military symbols. Please contact Kathy T or Anita S with any questions.

Every Sunday Is Hunger Sunday

Hunger doesn’t happen only on the first Sunday of the month, so every Sunday is Hunger Sunday. We serve food every Sunday at coffee hour and we have the ELCA World Hunger offering plate on the table every Sunday. As you enjoy coffee hour treats, think of those who are hungry and be generous as we thank God for our blessings.

Chrismon-Making Class in August

Trinity will have a new 15-foot Christmas tree this December, and we plan to decorate it with beaded Chrismons as symbols of our faith.

Carol Bruno and Sabrina Rufty will offer a Chrismon-making class on Saturday, August 3, at 10 a.m. (Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee provided!) To ensure we have enough kits, please preregister with Carol. If you cannot attend in August but would like to take a future class in September, let Carol know your available dates.

Not crafty but still want to take part? You may make a donation to Trinity (indicate Chrismons on the envelope), perhaps in honor or in memory of someone who helped you on your faith journey. 

(For more information, see article in the July-August Trinitarian.)

Coffee Hour Potluck Sundays

The first Sunday of each month, we 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.

In Memoriam

Gail Robinson, wife of Steve Larsen, and a former member of Trinity, died this week. The family is planning a non-religious gathering in her memory (and at her request) that will be held at Trinity on Friday, July 19, at 11 a.m. A catered lunch will follow the gathering. This will not be a funeral or memorial service. No pastor or musicians have been requested. It is a gathering of family and friends who would like to be together and remember Gail.

Remember in Your Prayers

our synod & bishops: Bishops Elizabeth Eaton & Richard Graham 
our missionaries: Stephen Deal & Marta Giron, Cent. America 
our congregation: Trinity Church 
THE NATIONS: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, 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 
nursing/rehabilitation center: Philip T (Manor Care Potomac) 
home: Tigist G, Susan K, James T, Chris T, Margo W 
family and friends*
Peggy A, friend of Vimala P
Marlynn B, father of Christine B
Nora K, mother of Jeanine B
Steve W, friend of Thor & Nancy N

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

19. Henry C
20. Esther M

Baptismal Days
14. Ana N
20. Joshua B

Gail R +July 1, 2019
Don Rafael Alcaide C +July 5, 2019 (friend of Len & Ani S)
Ronita A +July 7, 2019 (cousin of Miriam M)