Trinity Tidings: Jan 23, 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,
Wasn’t it Abraham Lincoln who said if we told the truth we wouldn’t have so much to remember?
The ongoing trial in the US Senate has me thinking about truth a lot in recent days.  In the gospel of John, when Jesus is taken before Pilate the night before his crucifixion, the two men have an exchange that ends with Pilate asking Jesus, What is truth?  And by way of answer, Jesus just stands there.
Sometimes, the truth runs out of words.  Debate, discussion, argument – all of these can run their course and the truth stands alone.  The truth can be bound and beaten and even crucified.  But one thing truth can never do is stay dead.
Truth seems hard to come by in our national discourse these days and it’s exhausting trying to tease it out of the walls of verbiage that wash over us every news cycle.  But this time will pass away.  And when it does, the we will see the truth, like Jesus, standing calm and still.
May our own search for truth be rooted in the one who stood calmly and without rancor before Pilate, confident that the promises of God are true.
Pastor Kern


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

Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm 27:1, 4-9
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Matthew 4:12-23

Assisting This Sunday, Jan 26:

Worship Assistants schedule is available

Acolytes: Linnea S (10:45)
Altar Guild: Noralyn D  (8:15); Patricia S (10:45)
Assisting Ministers: Jonah W (8:15); Len S (10:45)
Children’s Church: Jane R (10:45)
Coffee Hour: S/R Family (8:15); Louise G (10:45)
Greeters: Tom M (8:15); Susan S (10:45)
Lectors: Philip D (8:15); Len S (10:45)
Tellers: Greg & Margaret F
Ushers: Bill & Diana B (8:15); Patricia S & Angela B (10:45)



This Sunday, the Adult Forum at 9:30am will explore God’s will for us in Paul’s letter to the Romans. This discussion will help set the stage for an extended discussion of what it means to be the church that will take place in February. It will be held in Room 10. All are welcome.



Now in its 30th year, the Souper Bowl of Caring is a project that engages people across the country to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities. Trinity will be participating in this effort next Sunday, February 2. Here’s how it works: there will be two soup pots in the social hall for each of the Super Bowl teams. Put a donation in the pot designated for your favorite team, and we’ll see if Trinity’s “winner” is a prognosticator for the actual game. All of the proceeds will be donated to Manna Food in Gaithersburg.    

Calling all Cooks and Taste Testers! It’s that time of year – Cook-off Time!

Sunday February 9 following the 10:45 service2020 Theme: Salads and Soups
Who doesn’t love a yummy meal full of fellowship and a splash of competition? Trinity Youth’s Annual Cook-off is a fundraiser for Trinity’s Youth Ministry as well as the Youth’s contribution to fight Hunger (50% of funds raised will be donated to Manna Food). Join in this long standing tradition by preparing an entry or eating/voting for some of the entries. This year’s theme is Soup and Salad; all types of entries are welcome… will there be a jello salad entry? Entry sign up in the Social Hall is encouraged, but last minute entries are always welcome.

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)
Tad DV, Tigist G, Susan K, Rebecca P, James T, Margo W
family and friends*
Brian B, Trinity Admin Assistant
Anita P, friend of Marilyn G
Alonzo S, husband of Susan S
Rick V, brother-in-law of Margaret & Greg F
Charlene Z, niece of Marilyn G