Trinity Tidings August 13, 2020

Kathy B, former member of Trinity, died suddenly in Tampa, FL on August 13, 2020. We have no further details at this time. We commend Kathy and her family to the grace and eternal keeping of Christ, our Lord.

Drive Thru Food Drive for Living Faith

Living Faith food pantry serves families in the Twinbrook area and other parts of Rockville who do not have enough to eat. The demand for their services has increased fourfold since the pandemic. Please help us stock their pantry.

When: Saturday, August 22  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (We will also be collecting on September 19.)
We will be collecting food and supplies in the large parking lot.
More info: Kathy at 301-675-6987 or Email
If you can’t be there but would like to help, you may send a check directly to:
Living Faith Lutheran Church, 1605 Veirs Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20851 (please note ‘food pantry’ in memo line.)

This month we’re also collecting basic school and art supplies for the children as they begin the new school year.

Food/personal care items neededSchool supplies needed
Cereal (kids’ favorites)
Shelf stable milk (whole if possible)
Rice (1-2 lb. pkg)
Black/pinto beans (canned and dried)
Canned tomatoes
Canned meat/fish (chicken, tuna, ham, salmon, Spam)
Canned fruit
Bath soap
Toilet paper
24 pk Crayola crayons
#2 pencils
Pink erasers
Spiral notebooks or composition
Colored pencils


We post videos for worship on Saturdays.
The link to last week’s worship video is HERE.
Angela’s Musical Meditation can be found HERE.

Readings for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Psalm 67
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28

Christmas in July Chrismon Kits 
If you did not have an opportunity to pick up a kit or two at the congregational meeting on July 25, you can ask to have them set aside for you in the church office. These are simple beaded shapes or wooden shapes to paint; we will hang them on the Social Hall Christmas tree this December. Email the church office with your interest, and we will get a kits to you.


Adult Forum on Zoom
David K will start a new study on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1 – 7:29) beginning August 16 at 9:30 am.   

“The Sermon on the Mount brings together a lot of Jesus’ moral and ethical teachings in one place and I’ve never spent more than a session on it as part of a larger study of the book of Matthew.  So what I’m planning is a deeper dive into the part of Jesus’ teaching that makes us squirm and explore what it’s saying to us today.”

Trinity Film Series
A Look at Racism Through Film Series
Valerie M, facilitator
Thursdays, September 3, 10, and 17 at 7:30 pm
Join us in discussing one of our biggest social justice issues in America. Using three important films, participants will view movies at home, prior to each online Zoom discussion group. The three films that have been selected are:
13th, a history of racial inequality in the United States since the 13th amendment was put in place (September 3)
Emanuel, the story of the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015 (September 10)
Do the Right Thing, a story by Spike Lee about contemporary urban life. (September 17)
Some of the viewing options are provided below. Remember to watch the movie before each weekly session.
13th Youtube (free), Netflix
Emanuel Amazon Prime, Youtube ($3.99+)
Do the Right Thing iTunes, Youtube, Amazon Prime ($3.99+)
If you have any questions, please contact Valerie M at

Thanks to all who participated in the Wednesday Coming Together Zoom discussions with Pastor Kern. We have completed all sessions for August; please watch for a new study starting in September.

We will email Faith Formation resources on Friday Afternoons.


Social Ministry Updates

2020 Mission Endowment Fund Recipients
Here are the 2020 awards given by the Mission Endowment Committee:
Little Friends for Peace $723.50
A Wider Circle $723.50
Solutions for Hometown Connections $723.50
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service $723.50
Trinity Lutheran Church Chrismons $723.50
The Mission Endowment Committee is retaining $723.50 to hear from the Social Ministry Committee this fall concerning renovating the Storage Room.
Also, $1,447.00 was returned to build the Fund.
May God continue to bless your work at Trinity.
Steve S, interim chair 

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)
Paul D’A (Friends House)
Tigist G, James T, Margo W 
family and friends*:
Brian B, former Trinity Admin Assistant
Glennon D, brother of loved one of Donna S 
Paul G, husband of Louise G 
Wyatt N, grandson of Bill & Diana B 
Mike N, brother-in-law of friend of Donna S
Becky S, family of Marilyn G
first responders:
Vicky C, friend of Valerie & Mike M
Paul M, son of Valerie & Mike M
Lisbeth N-D
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.