Trinity Tidings | June 17, 2021

From Pastor Christine: Registration for the Montgomery Interfaith 5K is LIVE

Registration for the Montgomery Interfaith 5K ( is ‘live.’ Pastor Christine is race director for this great community building, diversity promoting event. Cost is only $20, including a T-shirt until June 23rd. After that, the price goes up. Let’s get a Trinity team together. Race Day; 9/6 at 8am.

Summer Kick-Off Fun THIS SATURDAY June 19!

Please plan on joining us ice cream, activities, and fellowship! Between 11am-1pm, an ice cream truck will be available in our parking lot with a choice of goodies (at no cost). Games and labyrinth activities will also be available. At 12:00 noon Anita will host story time for children. Additionally, this date is our regularly scheduled Living Faith Food Pantry collection day (9am-noon). We’re doing a ‘flash drive’ and setting a high goal of collecting 500 items on a single date! So, please bring non-perishables with you when you come and let’s see how full we can make the pantry shelves! We hope you’ll come and rekindle your relationships with each other, and get to know folks you may not know well. 

Weekly Music Meditation

Hello Trinity Family,
I loved being back at Trinity this past Sunday and seeing you all. Community is integral to my faith and worshipping with you keeps me grounded and centered. This past Sunday, I recorded today’s meditation, God is Here Today #993 in All Creation Sings, in the sanctuary after our outdoor service. I wanted to capture the energy we all bring to ministry. I hope you find hearing and seeing church members in the background as joyful as I do. Thank you for all you do for me, for each other, and in Jesus’ name.
The video can be found HERE.

Traffic Alert!

Construction at the corner of Old Georgetown Rd and Executive Blvd has created a long term road closure at that intersection. HERE is a map of the detour from Montgomery County.

Pastor’s Office Hours

Pastor Christine continues to hold regular office hours. If you would like to speak with her either via zoom, phone, or in-person, please contact her at: You may also utilize the sign-up form found here, which has added slots.


Join us for Worship this Sunday!

Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost swamped; but Jesus is here now, and when we call him, he will calm the storm. Even the wind and waves listen to him as they would to their creator. We also listen to him and are called to believe in the power of God’s word in him, a power greater than all that we fear.

Worship Updates

Come to LIVE Communion worship in the parking lot on Sundays at 10am (signup is necessary HERE or through the church office). We will still offer our YouTube recorded service, which will include: music, full sermon, children’s message, and Holy Communion in extraordinary circumstances. We hope to continue this plan through the summer, with the hopes of implementing live-stream capabilities, so that we can have indoor worship services when it is safe to do so. 
**We’ve made some adjustments to worship practices: If you are vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask while seated in your worship space. Please be hospitable and respectful of one another, asking if they would prefer talking masked or unmasked. This is just our first next step. There will be many steps in the coming months.

Virtual Services, along with Music Meditations and Faith Formation videos, are broadcast on YouTube each week at

We Have Met Our Goal!

Thanks to all who have contributed to the Livestreaming Wish List. We have more than met our goal of $1,695 to add a switcher, which will improve the reliability of the system, and an instrument microphone, which will capture the full sound of the organ. Thank you Trinity!

Worship Assistants Needed!

In order for our services each Sunday to run smoothly, we need your help! Please contact the church office or sign up HERE to be Parking Lot Greeter (to direct cars and to give handouts), Communion Distributor, or Lector/Prayer Leader.

Readings for this Sunday
Job 38:1-11
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41


Adult Forum | Sundays | 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

Join us Sunday morning for an exploration of peace, violence and non-violence in the context of our Christian faith and calling.  How can Jesus life and ministry help us understand peace: peace with ourselves, peace within our families and communities, peace between regions and countries.  Let’s journey together on Jesus’ path of peace!  If you are interested in getting the Zoom link for the meetings, contact the Trinity office.

Guest Speaker | Adult Forum | Sunday June 27

The ELCA Response to Migrants on the Move in Latin America: AMMPARO
Stephen Deal, whose work is supported by Trinity, will be our special guest during the Sunday, June 27 11:30 Adult Forum. We hope you can join us to learn more about Stephen and his work!
Please contact the Trinity office to get the Zoom link.
Cathy Corcoran Tel: 703-966-0446

NEW! Reclaiming Jesus Podcast Conversations

Here are details for the next 2 sessions. We are not going in order, so be sure to find the correct episodes for each week. Some podcasts number them, some don’t, so check the titles. The link below is to one carrier of the podcasts. Bring a picnic dinner and meet in the main parking lot.

Wednesday, June 23 | 7:00pm
The Power Question & The Caesar Question (#6 & #4)
Statement confession part V. 

Wednesday, June 30 | 7:00pm
The Truth Question & The Fear Question (#7 & #5)
Statement confession part IV.


Food Collections June 19! Our goal this month is 500 food items!

Right before the Summer Kickoff we will be hosting the Food Collection for Living Faith Pantry 9 am-11 am
The demand for food assistance remains high at the Living Faith pantry in Rockville. They continue to distribute food to over 100 families each week. 

Please help Trinity continue its active support of Living Faith’s pantry during these difficult economic times. Since our goal is 500 items, please let us know the number of items in your donation so we can keep a running total.

Date: Saturday, June 19, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Rd. 
North Bethesda 20852 (main parking lot) 
More info: Kathy at 301-675-6987 or email

Critical Food Needs 

(Note: this month the pantry has a special need for cooking oil.)

Cold cereal (kids’ favorites)
Shelf stable milk (whole if possible)
Black/pinto beans (canned)
Canned tomatoes (whole if possible)
Canned vegetables (corn very popular) 
Canned fruit
**Cooking oil 
Jam/jelly (strawberry very popular)
Canned meat/fish (chicken, tuna, ham, salmon, Spam)

If you can’t be there but would like to help, you may send a check directly to
Living Faith Lutheran Church (1605 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20851) Please note ‘food pantry’ in the memo line. The pantry very much appreciates cash donations which allow them to fill in any food gaps.

From Our Guest Pastor: Request for letters to CSD Community

It’s more important than ever that our Community of St Dysmas siblings feel connected to the larger church they are a part of. We’ve been asking Lutherans and ecumenical partners to submit notes to our office that we can mail to individuals who are a part of the CSD family. In these difficult times, these letters are quite literally a God-send for them. If you or anyone in your congregation would like to write a note, here are the guidelines for writing: 

1. Use only white or plain lined notebook paper. No stationary or greeting cards. Notes can be handwritten or printer generated. 
2. Blue or black ball point pen, no color or markers. Line drawings are fine but no color. 
3. Greeting should be generic such as “Dear friend in faith,” “Hello my sibling in Christ,” etc.
4. Do not give identifiers such as your name, location, etc., but please say what church you are from. This helps our people know they are part of the larger church. 
5. Generic messages of encouragement, Bible verses or prayers in the body of the note are very much appreciated. 
6. Sign with a term such as “Your friend in Christ,” “A fellow Lutheran,” A sister/brother in faith,” etc. 

Please send the letters to our office: and we will distribute them to the members. 
Community of St Dysmas 
905 Frederick Rd 
Catonsville, Md 21228 

Or e mail them to: 
On behalf of our Community of St Dysmas folks, thank you so much!

Montgomery County Young Adults Mini Golf | June 27 | 1:30 pm

Come join Young Adults (those in their 20s and 30s) from Good Shepherd, Prince of Peace, and Christ the Servant to play mini golf at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg on Sunday, June 27 at 1:30 pm. After, we will have Rita’s ice! Please bring $5 cash (total cost for mini golf and Rita’s). Let Kelly Stief ( know you’re coming by Sunday, June 20, so we can order enough Rita’s. Looking forward to seeing you there!


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.

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
Martha R, Bethesda Health & Rehab

Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W. Anders S.

family and friends*
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Alice I, friend of Carol B
Col. Kelly K, friend of Len S
Family of Kumari K., sister of Vimala P
Dave L, friend of Mike M
Anne L, friend of Susan S
Juan Sosa G, brother of Ani Sosa G
Mary Ann H, friend of Margaret F
Kristin C, niece of Miriam M
Timothy F, neighbor 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

*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.