Trinity Tidings: August 8, 2019

Trinity Tidings: August 8, 2019

What’s Happening?

Worship, Spiritual Growth, Education, Service to Others, and more…
See our online calendar for upcoming events and services at Trinity.

This Sunday, August 11 (Lectionary 19)

Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m.

Almighty God, you sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your church. Open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may be ready to receive you wherever you appear, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Assisting in the Sunday Services

Acolyte: Anjali A
Assisting Minister: Tad D
Cantor: Anita S
Children’s Church: Nicholas C
Greeters: Donna & Steve S
Lector: Nathan L
Ushers: Ross A, Rich G
Coffee Hour: Vi & Tad D
Altar Guild: Winsome G
Tellers: Annie A, Mina
Bulletin Assembly: Diana B

This Sunday’s Guest Preacher and Celebrant

Pastor Bill Perry – Captain, Chaplain, US Navy (retired) – began his pastoral career in Springfield, OH before serving nearly 28 years in the Navy, where he served in several significant capacities. Presently, Pastor Perry is on the board of Alice’s Kids, teaches ESL, serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate to aid abused and neglected children, and preaches in metro area churches. Welcome Pastor Perry!

Summer Worship Schedule: Sundays at 10 am, through Labor Day weekend

From the Pastor …

Dear People of God,

When you receive this, my family and I will be deep in the heart of Hurricane country. Hopefully we won’t get to experience any storms, but the people in this part of the world have learned to live at the ready. Bottles of water, candles, batteries – these things are always at hand.

The writer of Hebrews says that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” We live in faith, trusting even in those times when everything is not abundantly clear to us. But there’s nothing passive about this conviction. Jesus says in the gospel this week that we should be “dressed for action and have our lamps lit” even though it is dark outside. He reminds us that this stance is a position of the heart. And heart, according to Jesus, follows treasure.

Some of the saints like to try and bluff their way through the kingdom of God, always talking louder than their actions support, mastering the art of saying the right thing. Contrast that with the watchful saints, always on the lookout for opportunities to put their own skin in game, to make a quiet, lasting difference.

As unsettling as this might be to think about, it’s important to remember that God’s love and mercy towards us comes first! We strive to live generously, watchfully because we know how the story ends! Christ had died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Pr. Kern

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.

Response has been great so far. Let’s keep that momentum going!

Updated list of items still needed to achieve our goal of 200 kits:

  • [631] 70-sheet notebooks of wide- or college-ruled paper approximately 8″ X 10½”; no loose-leaf paper
  • [137] 30-centimeter rulers, or rulers with centimeters on one side, inches on the other
  • [82] Blunt scissors
  • [157] Unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
  • [49] Black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
  • [123] Box of 16 or 24 crayons
  • [102] 2½” eraser

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.

Youth Strings Concert

This month, National Philharmonic’s Youth Summer Strings Institute has been rehearsing at Trinity. Come hear these skilled young musicians in a Summer Strings Institute orchestra concert here at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 9, 16, and 23.

Scam Alert!

Scammers across the country have been posing as local pastors – via email and text msg – asking parishioners for donations of gift cards and/or wire transfers to help someone in need or someone with a serious illness. Please DO NOT respond directly to any such requests. If you have questions about any donation requests, please contact the church office.

Chrismon Workshop Fun

On Saturday, August 3, Trinity folks gathered for a Chrismon-making workshop led by Carol B and Sabrina R. A fun time was enjoyed by all. Chrismons will adorn our new Christmas tree in the church sanctuary beginning this year.

Living Faith Everyday

LIFE Class (Living in Faith Everyday), meets each Sunday this summer from 9:00-9:45 in the Library. We’ll read through the following week’s lectionary and discuss how the readings touch our lives.  Each class is self-contained, just come as you are able and join the discussion.

2nd Quarter Statements Available

Giving statements for the 2nd Quarter are available. You may pick up yours in the Social Hall on Sunday.

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
family and friends*
Joe M, brother of Margaret F
Steven W, uncle of Jonah W
Charlele Z, niece of Marilyn G

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

11. Laura T
15. Philip T
15. Carol B

Wedding Anniversaries
12. Jeff & Barbara B
14. Luis & Linda G

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.