Trinity Tidings December 31, 2020

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

How Can I Support a Good Mission?

Nominate it for a Trinity Mission Endowment Award!The Mission Endowment Committee looks to the congregation for recommendations of organizations to receive awards in the spring. Annually, income from Mission Endowment Fund is used to enhance our mission outreach apart from the operating budget. By sustaining the annual awards, the fund is a gift that keeps on giving!  Mission Endowment Fund awards are made in three categories:
1. Special (non-budgeted) projects of Trinity Lutheran Church – our congregation
2. Special ministries in the community 
3. Special benevolence – supporting mission of the church beyond our congregationSubmit nominees to the church office (, or mail it to the church office.  Nominations are due by January 31.
I nominate:_____________________________________
For this reason: _________________________________
Name:  _______________________________________

Trinitarian is here!

The latest issue of Trinity’s monthly newsletter, the Trinitarian, is available HERE.


Join us for worship this Sunday!

This month we feature pastors whose ministries are diverse and far reaching. This week we hear from Pastor Sandra Shaw, pastor of Living Faith Lutheran Church. Trinity has been supporting the food pantry at Living Faith since the Summer of 2020.

Virtual Services are broadcast on YouTube each week at

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.

Another Way to Welcome Pastor Christine

Please join us Wednesday nights in January at 7:30pm to participate in Zoom brainstorming sessions of ways to welcome Pastor Christine!
Via computer:
Dial In: 301 715 8592, Meeting ID: 915 5975 3065
Sarah M, President

Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 147:12-20
Ephesians 1:3-14
John 1:1-18


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.

Faith Formation videos will return on January 15.

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.


Annual Reports Due January 31

Attention: All Committee Chairs, Choir Directors, Church Officers, Youth Leaders, Financial Officers. Please submit your Annual Report to the church office by January 31 to allow us to complete the annual report in early February. 

2021 Offering Envelopes are ready to be distributed

To help us save on postage, please consider stopping by the church to pick yours up. Starting Saturday, 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 to add them to the list below.
nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Tigist G, 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
Manuel L M, brother-in-law of Len S & Ani S G
Mike & Pat R, brother & sister-in-law of Rob S
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.