Trinity Tidings May 6, 2021

Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting May 16

Please join us via Zoom at noon on May 16 for Trinity’s semiannual meeting. Items on the agenda include:
• Expenditures
• Elections: Council, MEF, Synod Assembly, 2022 Nominating Committee
• RIC commitment study
• Introduce Committee restructure to Congregation
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/97072058065
Join by phone: +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 970 7205 8065

2020 Annual Reports of the congregation will be distributed at Parking Lot Church this week and next. You can also stop by the church office to pick up a copy during business hours, or request a pdf via email.


Weekly Music Meditation

Angela’s Weekly Music Meditation can be found HERE.


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!

This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit. 


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 the Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17


Red Geraniums for Pentecost, May 23

Deadline for ordering is May 16. Please complete this form if you would like to donate geraniums for Pentecost Sunday.


+LEARN+


Adult Forum – Note Time Change!

David K begins a series on 1 John this Sunday at 11:30am (to allow people attending Parking Lot Church to return home). Please email David or the church office to receive a Zoom invitation to the class. Please join us!


Graduate Recognition Sunday

Trinity plans to recognize graduates from high school, college, and graduate school at Parking Lot Services on Pentecost Sunday, May 23 at 10am. Please notify the church office of all who are graduating in your family this spring, along with the school name.


+SERVE+


InterFaith Works Women’s Center Dinner – Coming SOON!  

Opportunities are still available to provide side dishes for the Women’s Center Dinner on Tuesday, May 11. For more information and to sign up, check HERE.


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, and the food drive on May 15.

Living Faith Food Drive May 15

Save the Date (May 15, 9am to noon) for our next nonperishable food drive to benefit Living Faith Food Pantry. See the updated list of Critical Food Needs HERE


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:
Martha R (Bethesda H&R)
Philip T (Manor Care Potomac)
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 Office Admin
Jack C, father of David C
Jessica E, niece of Mary B
Rev. Sarah F-M, friend of Anita 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