Trinity Tidings: August 15, 2019

Trinity Tidings: August 15, 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 18 (Lectionary 20)

Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m.

O God, judge eternal, you love justice and hate oppression, and you call us to share your zeal for truth. Give us courage to take our stand with all victims of bloodshed and greed, and, following your servants and prophets, to look to the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Assisting in the Sunday Services

Acolyte: Anusha A
Assisting Minister: Nalini A
Cantor: Rebecca L
Children’s Church: Margaret F
Greeter: Linnea A
Lector: Sabrina R
Ushers: Thor & Nancy N
Coffee Hour: Louise G
Altar Guild: Jackie K
Tellers: Thor N, Petra T
Bulletin Assembly: Dick J

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

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:

  • [476] 70-sheet notebooks of wide- or college-ruled paper approximately 8″ X 10½”; no loose-leaf paper
  • [136] 30-centimeter rulers, or rulers with centimeters on one side, inches on the other
  • [130] Blunt scissors
  • [309] Black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)
  • [107] Box of 16 or 24 crayons
  • [69] 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 free Summer Strings Institute orchestra concert here at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 16 and 23. (NEW TIME!)

Church Building Closed for Floor Waxing: 8/24, 8/26, 8/27

As part of our regular annual maintenance, all floors are stripped and waxed each summer. This year’s schedule is as follows:

  • Education/School Wing:  CLOSED ALL DAY Saturday, Aug 24 and Tuesday, Aug 27
  • Social Hall:  CLOSED 7am-7pm, Mon, Aug 26
  • Church/Admin Wing:  CLOSED  Mon, Aug 26

Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility.

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.

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.

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, Margo W
family and friends*
Brian B
DW, friend of Bill & Diana B
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.

18. James F
18. Steven F
18. June M
19. Carter M
22. Jeffrey B
23. Cristina G

Baptismal Days
19. Jane R
21. Jerry B

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.