Trinity Tidings: Jan 16, 2020

What’s Happening…

Worship, Learn, Serve … See our online calendar for upcoming opportunities through the coming year at Trinity.

Extra Grace Please…..

Brian, our administrator, is out on medical leave for an extended period of time. Carol B is filling in in his absence, and Anita is making sure that our online communication is up to date. During this time, please be patient with us. We are doing everything we can to make sure that things are happening in a timely fashion, but we may miss something. Thank you for your patience!

From Pastor Kern

Dear People of God,
In the gospel for Sunday, two men are following Jesus and he turns around and asks them, “What are you looking for?”  It’s a question we know well, don’t we?
How many times in your life have you found yourself searching?  Sometimes you know exactly what it is you’re looking for and even if you can’t find it right away, there’s no uncertainty about your goal.
More often than not, however, we find ourselves searching for we-know-not-exactly-what.  Some of us can be comfortable in such a space while others find it mightily uncomfortable.
Fortunately, we belong to Christ.  And even better, he keeps crossing our path!  The two men in the gospel had been told that Jesus was the anointed of God, and they wanted to learn more so they followed him.  They didn’t know what they would find, if anything, but they kept walking behind.  And when Jesus asked them what they were looking for they simply said,”Teacher” – you.
The ancients figured out pretty quickly that looking for the meaning of life was very likely to lead the seeker to an encounter with the divine.  It did for the two men in the gospel.  Chances are it will for you too.

Pastor Kern


Holy Communion at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School and Adult Ed at 9:30 a.m.

Let us pray…  Holy God, our strength and our redeemer, by your Spirit hold us forever, that through your grace we may worship you and faithfully serve you, follow you and joyfully find you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen. 


Isaiah 49:1-7
Psalm 40:1-11
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1:29-42 

Assisting This Sunday, Jan 19:

Worship Assistants schedule is available

Acolytes: Matthew B (8:15); Colin G (10:45)
Altar Guild: Noralyn D (8:15); Patricia S (10:45)
Assisting Ministers: Sarah M (8:15); Carol B (10:45)
Children’s Church: Nicholas C (10:45)
Coffee Hour: Vi & Tad DV (8:15); S/T Family (10:45)
Greeters: Sarah G (8:15); Trevor H (10:45)
Lectors: Tom K (8:15); David K (10:45)
Tellers: Thor N, Kirsten G
Ushers: Thor & Nancy N (8:15); David & Henry C (10:45)


Listening Sessions in January!

The Congregation is cordially invited to participate in small group discussions facilitated by Council members. We want to hear your perspectives about Trinity’s future as a community and as servants of Christ. We want your help to understand what God is calling us to do as we begin the process of calling a permanent Pastor.

If you have not yet received your invitation or can’t attend the session you were invited to but want to be part of the discussions, please reach out to Jane R or Sarah G.


We Are Trinity – Time and Talent

Time & Talent surveys received to date:
68 adult, 7 youth

2019 Annual Statements & 2020 Offering Envelopes are available for pickup in the Social Hall.

Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers for Sunday services may be given in memory or honor of loved ones or in celebration of special anniversaries. Sunday altar flower donation is $35. Sign-up on the bulletin board near the Social Hall kitchen.

Remember in Your Prayers

our synod & bishops:
Bishops Elizabeth Eaton, Leila Ortiz
our missionaries:  Stephen Deal, Marta Giron (Central America)
our congregation:  Trinity Church
THE NATIONS:  Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Korea, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Liberia, Libya, Mexico, Namibia, Palestine, Somalia, Spain/Cataluña, Sudan, United States, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
home: Tigist G, Susan K, Rebecca P, James T
family and friends*

Brian B, Trinity Admin Assistant
Jean D, cousin of Marilyn C
Anita P, friend of Marilyn G
Alonzo S, husband of Susan S
Charlene Z, niece of Marilyn G

*For family and friends, prayer requests will be kept on the list for four weeks. After four weeks, please complete another card.