Trinity Tidings: September 26, 2019

Trinity Tidings: September 26, 2019

What’s Happening?

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

Education Wing Closed for Floor Waxing
Saturday, October 5 (after noon)

Portions of the education wing will be closed to all foot traffic Saturday afternoon, October 5. Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility.

What Trinity Means to Me

In order that we define who we are as a congregation and what our priorities ought to be, the council asks each member of the congregation to write briefly about what Trinity means to that member. These statements should be submitted to the office, after which they will be collected and shared with the council and the entire congregation.

I joined Trinity because it was in this church that I learned being faithful does not mean being perfect. Shortly after joining my life was saved through a blood pressure screening that Trinity offered on Sundays. I was led to my teaching vocation through being recruited to lead the middle school youth group here at Trinity. Trinity celebrated with me at the births of my boys. Trinity supported me in all sorts of ways as I struggled to raise my boys. Trinity has been my family, my friend, my guide and my protector. For me, Trinity has been the presence of Christ in the world. This is what Trinity means to me.

John B


This Sunday, September 29
(Michael and All Angels)

Holy Communion at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School and Adult Ed. at 9:30 a.m.

Everlasting God, you have wonderfully established the ministries of angels and mortals. Mercifully grant that as Michael and the angels contend against the cosmic forces of evil, so by your direction they may help and defend us here on earth, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God whom we worship and praise with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven, now and forever.

Bless the LORD, you angels, all you hosts of God. (Psalm 103:20, 21)

Assisting in the Sunday Services

Acolytes: TBD (8:15); Colin G (10:45)
Assisting Ministers: Sarah M (8:15); Nalini A (10:45)
Children’s Church: TBD (8:15), Nicholas C (10:45)
Greeters: Diana B (8:15); Matthew & Tamara C (10:45)
Lectors: Nancy N (8:15); Greg F (10:45)
Ushers: Ross A, Joan E (8:15); Dick & Peggy J (10:45)
Coffee Hour: Phil & Noralyn D (8:15); Lynn & Bud B (10:45)
Altar Guild: Carol B
Tellers: Greg & Margaret F
Bulletin Assembly: Phil & Noralyn D

Fall Worship Schedule: Holy Communion at 8:15 and 10:45; Sunday School and Adult Ed at 9:30


Sunday School for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” – 2 Peter 3:18


Winter Coat Drive for LSS

This September, and through October 13, we are collecting new and gently used coats and other outerwear for the Refugee Program of Lutheran Social Services (LSS). Outerwear is needed for all ages and genders, and in all sizes; donations should be clean and in good repair.

Items accepted:

  • Coats/jackets
  • Fleeces
  • Winter hats, gloves, mittens, warm scarves

Please contact Kathy T with questions.

Drivers Wanted

The social ministry committee is looking for a driver to deliver the items from our coat drive to the LSS office in Hyattsville, MD, during business hours any time from October 14 to 18. If you can help, please contact Kathy T.

Calling Trinity Cooks and Bakers

On Sunday, December 15, Trinity will serve a meal for 35 at the Interfaith Works Women’s Center in Rockville. We will need help from members of our congregation to prepare and serve the meal:

  • Cooks to prepare a mashed potato casserole (recipe provided)
  • Bakers to make pumpkin and apple pies
  • 3-4 people to serve the meal that evening (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
  • People to contribute other food items (see the sign-up sheet in the social hall)

Please contact Lynn B or Kathy T with questions.

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.

Remember in Your Prayers

synod & bishops: Bishops Elizabeth Eaton, Leila Ortiz
missionaries: Stephen Deal, Marta Giron (Central America) 
congregation: Trinity Church 
THE NATIONS: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Korea, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Liberia, Libya, Mexico, Namibia, Palestine, Somalia, Spain/Cataluña, Sudan, 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*
Carol B, friend of handbell choir
Sonny L, uncle of Sabrina R
Nancy P, friend of Tom K & Sarah M
Jean R, mother of Sabrina R
Anthony U, great nephew of Len S
Vern W, brother-in-law of Sabrina R
Charlene 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.

9/29. Nicole S
9/30. Wayne D
10/1. Reid D, Anna V
10/2. Fred S
10/3. Shirley O
10/4. Kristin A, Gregory M

Baptismal Days
10/1. Kristina S
10/2. Brenden H
10/5. Connor D

Weekly Devotional: “Angel Activity”

Michael and All Angels, September 29, 2019

Today we celebrate and give thanks for the angels, especially Saint Michael and the unnamed angels who fought with him against Satan. It is not very often that we contemplate the angels in Lutheran tradition; while we do mention them in portions of our liturgy, we rarely name them as specifically as we do today. Most Christians easily recall the message brought to the virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel, but few know much about Michael and others who share the unique role of angel in the heavenly realm.

Victory Is Won – Battle Still Rages

So today we call to mind this special group of God’s created beings. Scripture leaves a lot to the imagination, but we do know that angels generally take their places around God’s throne. They worship, sing, bear good news, protect those on earth, and even fight evil. Saint Michael is best known for his epic fight against the dragon, who we learn “is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world” (Rev. 12:9). It is interesting to note that while Christ won the victory over Satan, a battle still rages. Satan clings to power, but Michael and his angels carry the even greater power of Jesus Christ, who bears them up in the midst of the battle.

As we hear the fascinating yet brief account of Michael and the angels today, we also hear the even more captivating truth that “they have conquered [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb” (Rev. 12:11). For after all, we do not worship the angels. It is not the power of the angels that destroys Satan; it is the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ that wins the battle and speaks truth to deceit.

We worship the same enthroned king to whom the angels sing, and in whose name they—and we—claim ultimate victory over Satan and death.

Reprinted from Words for Worship, copyright 2018 Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.