Trinity Tidings December 24, 2020

Christmas Eve Worship Video

Merry Christmas! This Christmas looks a bit different from years past. We hope that this video brings you a moment of joy and peace. The link to the Christmas Eve video is HERE.
The worship materials can be found HERE.

Thank you to all who made this video possible!


Blue Christmas Service

Trinity’s Stephen Ministry Program is leading a Blue Christmas Service on Trinity’s YouTube channel beginning December 20th. This season can be a difficult time for anyone who has had a loved one pass away or another sad event happen, while the rest of the world is celebrating. This year’s sadness is compounded by the Pandemic, in which COVID 19 has caused over 322,000 deaths in our country alone and has forced us to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Blue Christmas is an annual service at Trinity that allows time to listen, reflect, sing, and pray for hope and healing, so that people feel that they are not alone in their grief. Please join us to view Blue Christmas in the comfort of your home, light a candle to honor the person, persons, or situation of suffering or grief, and know that Jesus is with you always. The link to the video is HERE.


Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas
Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm 148
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:22-40


Adult Forum

David K will continue a new series of study this Sunday on texts of the Nativity at 9:30am. Please contact David to be added to the Zoom invitation email, or contact the church office.


Social Media Alert

If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, you’ll want to watch for some fun postings during the 12 days of Christmas leading up to Epiphany. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram!


Pictures for the New Pastor 

Dear Trinity family,
Unlike times in the past, when a new pastor could visit us in our homes and after Sunday services to get to know each of better, this won’t happen for a while.  So, in an effort to assist Pastor Christine to get acquainted each of us, the Worship and Music Team would like to put together an album that would highlight each member.  We would like everyone to submit a digital photo of themselves and/or their family plus a short paragraph (a Word document) about yourself and your family.  When these are ready, please click on the dropbox address HERE and follow the instructions to submit them to the church office. Deadline is mid-January.  Any questions, call Nancy N or email the church office.


2021 Offering Envelopes are ready to be distributed 

To help us save on postage, please consider stopping by the church (MWF, 9am-2pm) to pick yours up. The envelopes will be in the Social Hall. (If you have a key and come after office hours, please check your name off the list to let us know they’ve been taken.)


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

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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.
nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
home:Bill B, Tigist G, Len S, Susan S, Margo W 
family and friends*:
Brian B, former Trinity Office Admin
Carol C, friend of Marilyn & Bob C
Patricia C, sister-in-law of Len S
Cmdr Joe DeM, friend of Len S
Tom E, friend of Marilyn & Bob C
Paul G, husband of Louise G
Mari J, friend of Sarah M & Tom K
Manuel L M, brother-in-law of Len S & Ani S G
Jean R, mother of Sabrina R
Toni, Terry, Trisha, and Tina S, nieces of Len S
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.