Trinity Tidings April 30, 2020

Apologies if you have been receiving some emails twice. We have been encountering some issues with our email distribution services. We are working on this. In the mean time, please be patient with us.

From Pastor Kern

Dear Trinity Family,
Today I want to invite you to join me in puzzling over something that’s in the news.  
We have probably all heard about the outbreak of the virus in the meat packing plants across America.  Hundreds or workers are affected.  And some fear that the nation’s food supply is threatened.
Next comes the news that plants might be forced to reopen and if any worker, for fear of their life, fails to appear, they may not be eligible for unemployment benefits in certain states.
Have we come to this?  Is our body politic so broken that we mandate the least among us take risks most of us are not willing to take ourselves, on penalty of poverty?
Please notice my plural pronouns in this piece.  I’m not attacking the president or governors or industry – this is our country, these are our laws, and whether we realize it or not, these are the rules that support the lives we all enjoy.
And I’ve been thinking a lot the last few days, what is the body of Christ supposed to do?  Will you think and pray about this with me?  And may God have mercy on us all.
Pastor Kern

The May Trinitarian is out! The link to the newsletter is HERE.


During this time of social distancing, we will be recording a service on YouTube, and posting it on Saturday evening. We hope that this gives you a moment of prayer and peace in this strange time. We are posting the the Sunday Videos on Saturday afternoon.
Last Sunday’s Worship Video can be found HERE.
Angela’s Wednesday Musical Meditation can be found HERE.

Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:42-47
Psalm 23
1 Peter 2:19-25
John 10:1-10


We will be emailing devotions and resources for Sunday School at home on Fridays, including Anita’s Time for ALL Children.

Adult Forum on Zoom
David K has resumed Adult Forum on Zoom at 9:30 am.  The Bible study will be on the Psalms. To participate, please send David an email at before Sunday, and he will email you a Zoom invitation.

The Stories of Our Lives–A Zoom Meeting with Pastor Kern
Join me via the Zoom link below on Wednesdays, at 7 pm for an examination of the stories of our lives.  As we listen and speak to one another, we’ll be fascinated by what we hear, laugh out loud, and maybe even cry a little.  And through it all, we will see God.
Pr. Kern
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Handbell Choir Concert Update
After 30 consecutive years of presenting our handbell concert combined with the handbell choir from Holy Trinity in Laurel, we are sad to say that we have had to cancel our scheduled May 16 concert this year, due to the COVID-19.  We will keep you updated as to whether we will reschedule for the fall or if we’ll need to wait until next spring.  We greatly appreciate your support of our Heavenly Handbells choir both during the worship services and our concerts and we hope to be back in the swing (ring) of things in the near future. 

Trinity Help
The Social Ministry Committee is resurrecting Trinity Help. Trinity Help is the ministry of providing care for those who call Trinity their faith home. We are looking for people who would be willing to provide meals, and/or in our current time of social distancing, make grocery runs for essentials. If you are interested in helping out with this ministry, please email Valerie M.

Thank you for your offering. Your gifts make the ministry of Trinity possible. Electronic giving may be available through your bank or financial institution. Offerings mailed to the church office will be promptly deposited.

Remember in Your Prayers

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Tigist G, Esther M, Lisbeth N-D, Yulie N, James T, Margo W
family and friends:
Brian B, Trinity Admin Assistant
Vicky C, friend of Valerie & Mike M
Jean C, mother of David C
Bob H, brother of Maria F (friend of Carol B)
Justin L, relative of Sarah M & Tom K
Paul M, son of Valerie & Mike M
Greta S & Linda A, sister & sister-in-law of Anita S