Maundy Thursday, Tonight! April 1: Live via Zoom–beginning with a communal meal and ending with the stripping of the altar 6:30pm
https://zoom.us/j/93176877359, dial in: 301-715-8592, ID 931 7687 7359
HERE is more information on our Maundy Thursday service.
The link to the bulletin is HERE.
Good Friday, April 2:Recorded YouTube Service service featuring readings and artwork of the Stations of the Cross. We will be sending a link to the service Friday morning.
Easter Sunday, April 4: 10am Outdoor live worship in the parking lot In-person (sign-up mandatory) with children’s message, and Easter bag hunt to follow (signup mandatory, see above), plus a recorded YouTube service
In case of inclement weather, those who have signed up will be notified by 9am. Note: Please bring your own lawn/camp chairs from home, or sit in your car; the AM transmitter should be working to allow you to stay in your car if desired.
The April Trinitarian, Trinity’s monthly newsletter, is available HERE.
Construction at the corner of Old Georgetown Rd and Executive Blvd has created a longterm road closure at that intersection. If you are approaching Trinity southbound on Rockville Pike, or westbound on Randolph Rd, please follow the Detour signs and turn right on Nicholson Lane and left on Old Georgetown Rd to reach Trinity. HERE is a map of the detour from Montgomery County.
Assistants Still Needed for Holy Week Services
In order for our services on Easter to run smoothly, we need your help! Please sign up HERE to be Parking Lot Greeter (to give handouts to each car) or Parking Lot Usher (to direct cars to parking spots and people to available seating areas).
Save the Date!
Pastor Christine’s Installation Service will take place (via YouTube) on Sunday, April 18, and we will celebrate with a virtual Zoom coffee hour at noon. Read the Trinitarian to learn about a special Social Ministry giving opportunity on the 17th (during the monthly Food Drive) in honor of the installation, and watch the weekly Tidings for a way for you to participate more fully in the celebration during the coffee hour!
Get to know Pastor Christine
In an effort to meet members of Trinity, Pastor Christine has set up a signup genius form. If you are interested in a one-on-one meeting with her to share a bit about yourself and get to know her, please select a slot, or call the office to set up a meeting time. The meetings will take place over zoom or via phone (your preference). More times and slots will be added. Once you sign up, she will contact you with zoom details, if desired.
Join us for Worship this Sunday!
Christ is risen! Jesus is alive, and God has swallowed up death forever. With Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, we may feel astonished and confused, unsure of what to make of the empty tomb. But this is why we gather: to proclaim, witness, praise, and affirm the liberating reality of Christ’s death and resurrection. In word and feast, we celebrate God’s unending love, and depart to share this good news with all the world. Alleluia!
Lenten Benevolence will be directed this year to the ELCA Disaster Response Fund; when submitting your offering envelopes, please mark Lenten Benevolence or ELCA Disaster Response under Other. HERE is the link to Lutheran Disaster Response if you would like to give directly.
Virtual Services, along with Music Meditations and Faith Formation videos are broadcast on YouTube each week at https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube
Readings for Easter Sunday
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
There will be no Adult Forum this Sunday. Next week, David K continues a new series on 1 John and 1 Peter on Sundays at 9:30am. Please email David to receive a Zoom invitation to the class. Please join us!
Holy Week Resource
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Food Drive for Living Faith
Mark your calendars for April 17, 9 – noon for our next food drive for Living Faith. Check the Trinitarian for the list of needs.
Thank you for your offerings. At present, we support donations through PayPal. We are currently exploring our options to provide you multiple options for online giving. See details HERE.
Remember in your prayers
We are grateful that people have been lifting up our members and friends in prayer during Zoom gatherings. Please also call the office at 301-881-7275 or email email@example.com to add them to the list below.
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Tigist G, Billie J, Elizabeth R, Margo W
family and friends*:
Elaine A, sister of Ione L
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Brian B, former Trinity Office Admin
Rev. Sarah F-M, friend of Anita S
Ryan R, great nephew of Len S
Rev. Sandra S, Pastor of Living Faith Lutheran Church
Vicky C, friend of Valerie & Mike M
Paul M, son of Valerie & Mike M
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S
Vanessa B, friend of Elizabeth & Ben R
Andrew S, brother of Elizabeth R
*Family and friends will be kept on the list for four weeks. Please submit a request to the Church Office to extend them another four weeks