Trinity Tidings January 7, 2020

Happy Epiphany!

The Kings have arrived!

Prayers in a Troubled Time

Eternal God,
Amid all the turmoil and changes of the world, your love is steadfast, and your strength never fails. You have bound us in a common life. In this time of danger and trouble, be to us a sure guardian and rock of defense. Guide the leaders of our nation with your wisdom, comfort those in distress, and grant us courage and hope to face the future; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,
From Evangelical Lutheran Worship

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 Kristin S, USAF Chaplain. She will be sharing information about the ELCA Federal Chaplaincy Ministries found HERE, to tell their story to congregations and how they can support military members and chaplains in the armed forces.
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 Baptism of Our Lord
Genesis 1:1-5
Psalm 29
Acts 19:1-7
Mark 1:4-11


Adult Forum

David K will begin a new series of study this Sunday on the book of John. Please contact David to be added to the Zoom invitation email, or contact the church office.

Chalking the Door: an Epiphany Blessing

An Epiphany tradition is chalking the door of the house and having a moment of blessing for all who enter. Here is a brief liturgy and prayer that you can do at home. The link is HERE. Please send us pictures of your door!

Faith Formation videos will return on January 15.


Next Food Drive!

Mark your calendars! The next food drive for the Living Faith Food Pantry will be on January 16, 9 am – noon. See you then!

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. 

Last Call for 2021 Offering Envelopes 

To help us save on postage, please consider stopping by the church 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.)

Online Giving
Thank you for your offerings.  At present, we support donations through PayPal. We are currently exploring our options to provide you multiple options for online giving. See details HERE. It is not too late to complete your pledge for 2020.  Please mail in, submit online, or drop off your offerings this week for inclusion in your year-end statement. 

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, Martha R, Susan S, Margo W 
family and friends*:
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Brian B, former Trinity Office Admin
Carol C, friend of Marilyn & Bob C
Patricia C, sister-in-law 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.