Trinity Tidings May 20, 2021

From Pastor Christine

I want to take a moment to thank Carol Bruno for her tireless dedication to Trinity. Over the past year, she has served as our interim office manager with grace, tenacity, and extreme competence. I could not have made it through my first months here without her. I have known since I started that it was Carol’s desire to step down from the role and so we began our search for a new office manager. Just this week, Ms. Amanda MacPhee has joined us in the office. We are working on getting her up to speed. Amanda comes to us with church office experience and graphic design skills. She is also owner of Amanda Macphee Wedding Studios, and does professional wedding photography. With the change of office staff, our office hours will be slightly different. Amanda will be in the office on Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 9:30am-3:30pm. She will be doing additional hours virtually. If you’re unsure whether anyone is at the church, please call! Please help me in welcoming Amanda! Stop in and say, “Hi!” And be patient with any glitches as we make this transition.

Deep peace and joy,
Pastor Christine


Weekly Music Meditation

Angela’s Weekly Music Meditation can be found HERE. Happy Pentecost!


The May Trinitarian, Trinity’s monthly newsletter, has been published. You can find it 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: pastor@trinityelca.org. You may also utilize the sign-up form found here, which has added slots.


+WORSHIP+


Join us for Worship this Sunday!

Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God’s mercy to places we least expect it—to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, to dry bones, to our weak hearts. Jesus promises his disciples that they will be accompanied by the Holy Spirit, and that this Spirit reveals the truth. We celebrate that we too have been visited with this same Spirit. Guided by the truth, we join together in worship, and then disperse to share the fullness of Christ’s love with the world.


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. 

Virtual Services, along with Music Meditations and Faith Formation videos, are broadcast on YouTube each week at https://bit.ly/TrinityELCAYouTube


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 Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15


+LEARN+


Adult Forum

Please join us May 23 at 11:30am as David K continues a series on 1 John. Please email David or the church office to receive a Zoom invitation to the class. Please join us!


+SERVE+


May Disposable Diaper Drive 

Trinity continues to collect diapers for the Greater DC Diaper Bank through May 30. For more details, check HERE. Drop off is available during parking lot services, during normal church office hours.


Pet Food Pantry Collection/Troop 1324 Eagle Project

A member of Trinity’s scout troop (Antonio) is currently working on an Eagle project to collect pet food for the Humane Rescue Alliance of DC’s pet food pantry ( https://www.humanerescuealliance.org/petpantry) to help those who are struggling financially to care for their pets.  His collection runs through June 6.  If anyone would like to help this effort, we will have a bin at the next three Sunday morning parking lot services (May 23 and 30 and June 6) to collect donations. This is for both cats and dogs. The pantry asks for unexpired and unopened dry food bags of any size plus canned food, treats, and toys.  The Balbach family will be at the services to receive pet food donations, and if you want to help and can’t attend a service, please reach out to the Balbachs for pick-up.  Thank you from the troop! 


Offerings

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 office@trinityelca.org to add them to the list below.

nursing/rehabilitation center:
Philip T, Manor Care Potomac
Martha R, Bethesda Health & Rehab

home
Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W

family and friends*
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
James B, father of Mary B
Joanne B, sister-in-law of Mary B
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Jack C, father of David C
Jessica E, niece of Mary B
Rob R, friend of Margaret & Greg F
The Robin S Family, friends of M. F

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.

Births
Frank Arthur B May 18, 2021, son of Andy B & Sarah P, grandson of Lynn & Bud B

Deaths
James N “Jack” C + May 19, 2021, father of David C