Trinity Tidings | January 20, 2022

+WORSHIP | IN-PERSON or ONLINE | 9:30 AM+

God’s glory is revealed in the reading of scripture. People stand at attention. People weep. People prostrate themselves in prayer. The unity of the church is another reflection of God’s glory. Most gloriously, the promises of God are fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. Gather round. Listen up. Glimpse the glory of God.


This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE


Readings for this Sunday
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Luke 4:14-21

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing
We continue to worship in a hybrid fashion. Given the rise of omicron, please worship in the manner which is best for your household. We are watching the positivity rates and if a change needs to be made to this plan, we will notify you via email. 


On January 30th we will be recognizing and reaffirming our commitment in actively being a Reconciling in Christ congregation (RIC). In doing so, we commit to continuing to learn about diversity, ways we can be more inclusive, and create an even more welcoming and affirming space. Our worship service will specifically lift up our LGBTQIA+ siblings using materials from Reconciling Works, a ministry of the ELCA which advocates for full inclusion of all people regardless of race or sexuality. Following worship we will have a presentation by Amy Cannava, who is among other things, a school counselor who specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ youth, and has a special interest in the trans community. She’s also worked with crisis centers and the Trevor Project. We hope you’ll plan to be with us for this meaningful day. 


Pastor Christine will be taking a few days off this week, and will be out of the office January 19th-23rd. In case of emergency, please contact the office and you’ll be directed to the pastor on call


2022 Offering Envelopes are now available in the Social Hall, or in the Office Workroom during the week. Please pick yours up soon to help us save on postage to mail them out.


Our 2022 Stewardship Packets, containing pledge cards and Time and Talent sheets, were mailed out, with the theme This is OUR Community. Please prayerfully consider supporting Trinity with your Time, Talent, and Treasure over the coming year. The Time and Talent sheet is especially important to complete, as our office, music, and pastoral staff are all new in the past two years. Please help them by filling this out! As of Sunday, January 16, we have received 42 pledges in the amount of $250,367 to the General Fund in 2022. It is not too late to submit your pledge! If you misplaced the pledge card mailed to you, extra pledge packets are available in the office during the week, or on the offering table on Sunday mornings. Please complete it and send it to Trinity, attn: Financial Secretary.


+VOLUNTEERS NEEDED+


In order to help our worship services run smoothly, we need your help. There are a variety of ways you can be of service including: online greeter, cantor, welcome team, lector/prayers, technology team, altar guild. We are in need of more people to help out. Please check out the links below or contact the office or Pastor Christine . 


Welcome Team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4caba82f4-sunday

Music Leaders/Cantors: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44abab28aaf94-fall

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up: office@trinityelca.org


Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:45 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact: anita@trinityelca.org


+COMMUNITY NEWS+


Mission News from Stephen Deal: Read the newsletter here


2022 Dinners for Interfaith Women’s Center
In 2022 Trinity will again be providing quarterly dinners for 35 women at a Interfaith Women’s Center.  Interfaith has added a new location on Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville.  Mark your calendars, we will be providing dinner at this new location on the following Sundays:  February 6, May 29, August 7 and November 6.

Our menu in February will be a Thanksgiving theme. There are all sorts of items needed and many do not require cooking.  Items can be dropped off at Trinity the morning of Feb 6 and a team will reheat everything before delivering it to the Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Margaret F at gmfitzwm85@gmail.com.
Sign up for a portion of the meal here


Mar-Lu Ridge: Summer Camp Mar-Lu-Ridge is ready to welcome campers ages 6- 17 and families to the 2022 season! Check out the schedule and the information on their website and make your plans today. Financial assistance is available. Registration began January 1. The 2022 session promises to be full of laughter, faith building lessons and activities, time spent outdoors and new friends. Check out the new Summer Camp schedule. The curriculum for the summer is “Boundless”, written in conjunction with the curriculum for the Gathering. More information and registration can be found: https://www.mar-lu-ridge.org/


We have surpassed the goal of $23,500 to pay off our BTAB 2 mortgage. Trinity made it to the finish line and then some!  Our BTAB 2 Thermometer in the Social Hall is showing the mercury spewing from the top!  Thank you one and all for answering the call to close out this mortgage. As mentioned at the Congregational Meeting on December 12, we plan to hold a celebration in the New Year, when it is warmer outside and we can celebrate together.  Again, thank you to everyone who made this possible with your tremendous generosity!


Do you have good, high(er) resolution photos that could be used to update our website? We’d love to see them. Please email any photos to Sarah M. at: sarah_morrison@verizon.net. Also, please only send photos that you would be comfortable with having on the internet. 


To Accommodate Those who Wish to Donate to our AV Efforts, we have recently established a livestream/technology special fund. This fund will be used to purchase additional microphones, cameras, and AV equipment that may be needed to support our efforts to improve sound quality (both online and in-person) and our online worship experience. Any donations should be notated as such in the memo. 


Mission Endowment
The Mission Endowment Committee is now accepting nominations for 2021 Mission Endowment Awards.  If you submitted a nomination for 2020 please re-submit it.  The Committee will be making awards for both 2020 and 2021 in Spring 2022. Submissions may be submitted to office@trinityelca.org| Deadline to submit is January 30, 2022.


+HAPPENING AT TRINITY+




Blood Drive | March 24 | 2pm -7pm
If you are able to give blood, please sign up here. Blood supplies are critically low and by donating you will be helping save lives. Please share the link with friends and colleagues (the drive is open to the public). 


Adult Forum | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom
Join via Zoom here


Trinity Singers | Thursdays | 7:00 pm | Zoom | Contact Angela for more info


Sunday School for Youth | Sundays | 10:45 am | Social Hall


Trinity Men’s Group | Every Second Wednesday | 1:00 pm | Zoom
Contact the church office for zoom info


Heavenly Handbells | Mondays | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary


Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates


Mission Endowment Committee | February 13, 2022 | 11:00 am-
RESCHEDULED for March 13, 2022 | 11:00 am | Trinity Lutheran Church


See the Calendar for Future meeting dates


+This Week at Trinity+


Sun, Jan 23, Third Sunday after Epiphany
Food Collection
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:30 am Youth Sunday School (Following Worship)
11:30 am Adult Forum (Following Worship)

Mon, Jan 24
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells-Sanctuary

Thurs, Jan 27
7:00 pm Trinity Singers-Social Hall

Sun, Jan 30, Reconciling in Christ Sunday
Food Collection | Deadline for MEF Submissions
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:30 am Youth Sunday School
11:30 am Adult Forum


+DONATIONS AND AID NEEDED+


Food Collection: February 19 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here


Lutheran Disaster Response: Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. With wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, there are many immediate needs here and around the world. Most current for many of us is the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit the ELCA Disaster Response webpage (https://elca.org/disaster) to donate or learn more about how you can help.


Afghan Refugees (LSS): Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is reaching out with immediate needs due to the influx of Afghan refugees arriving in this area. They are in need of drivers, storage space, rooms on a temporary basis, and housing settlement. Contact: https://bit.ly/3z6u2Xj



+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:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
Yulie N (Village at Rockville)

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M, Vimala P, Chelsea K and Barrett Y, Anne N, Reid D, Torsten D, Michael D, Lisbeth N, Marilyn C

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Rev. Paisley L, friend of Anita S
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Center, friends of Valerie & Mike M
Lois C, friend of Pamela B
Karen and Harold S, friend of Pamela B
Larry W, cousin of Greg and Margaret F

first responders
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

deaths
Danny P, cousin of Sabrina R

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


+RESOURCES+


Our Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube

The January Trinitarian: Download it here!


+OFFICE HOURS+


MONDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
THURSDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM