Trinity Tidings | November 18, 2021


Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, the people still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the “one like a human being” (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel’s vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he is nothing like an earthly king. His authority comes from the truth to which he bears witness, and those who recognize the truth voluntarily listen to him. We look forward to the day he is given dominion, knowing his victory will be the nonviolent victory of love.

This Week’s Online Bulletin: HERE

Readings for this Sunday
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Psalm 93
Revelation 1:4b-8
John 18:33-37

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing

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! 


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:

Music Leaders/Cantors:

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up:

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:


Chrismons for Social Hall Tree
If you have a completed painted wooden ornament or colored bead kit for the tree that goes in the social hall, please bring them by Trinity as soon as possible, either during office hours or this weekend. There are Trinity activities going on from 9am-noon on Saturday and Sunday until 3:00pm. 

As many know, Catherine Kapikian served for many years on the faculty of Wesleyan Theological Seminary and founded the Henry Luce Center for the Arts and Religion. Her artistic works and her theological insight is sought after for its depth of meaning, its intrigue, and its beauty. Most recently she created a mural for the refectory of Weleyanm where she re-imagines da Vinaic’s Last Supper. This work was recently unveiled (delayed due to COVID) and you can view it here (along with an interview with Cathy). 

Dreams Needed! Video or Written Format! Where, what do you dream Trinity to be 3 years from now?…That is the question we’re asking you, members, friends, and family of Trinity. Over the next couple of weeks or so, answers to this question will be collected and compiled into a short montage video. There are 2 ways of getting your dreams in…Sunday mornings at church I or another member will be happy to do a quick video recording of the dream you’d like to share. Or, you may do your own recording on your cell phone or other device. Please keep your answers to 20 seconds or so. 

Alternatively, share your dream in a single written sentence. Please use the provided email for sharing your dreams in either format. If you have any questions, please contact me, Valerie M at Thank you!

There is an antique desk in our handbell storage room which needs to find a good home.  If interested, please contact Marilyn C for more details.

Bigger Than A Building (BTAB)
A few years ago, Trinity set aside money for ministry development and community outreach (BTAB1), with the goal of meeting community needs and potentially creating a signature outreach program for Trinity. If you are interested in serving on a task force to help identify community needs and specific focus areas of interest of Trinity, and move this congregational goal forward, please contact Pastor Christine.

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. Submission may be submitted to Steve S (chair of the committee) at: 


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Choir Rehearsals | Cancelled Nov 11th and 18th | Contact Angela for more info

Sunday School for Youth | Every Sunday | 10:45 am | Trinity Playground

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

Heavenly Handbells | Rehearsals every Monday | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary

Stephen Ministry | See the Calendar for meeting dates

Mission Endowment Committee | See the Calendar for Future meeting dates

Giving Thanks Auction to Support Mar-Lu-Ridge | November 18 | 9:00 am
Mar-Lu-Ridge is hosting its second annual fund-raising auction to support this long-standing youth ministry. This auction is open to the public. You can browse items being auctioned on the auction website under ‘catalog.’ To bid on an item, you’ll need to register under ‘registration.’ Online bidding opens at 9:00am on Thursday, November 18th. Bidding closes at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 21st. Questions? See Julie N. 

Chrismon Making Session Part 2 | November 20 | 9:30 am
With the Chrismon tree going up Thanksgiving weekend and lots of kits still to be assembled, we are adding a second session THIS Saturday. With precautions in place, we invite you to join us on November 20 at 9:30 am. If you are not able to join in person, we can make kits available to complete at home. Please contact Angela B, Carol B, Leslie C, Valerie M, or Sabrina R with any questions and to reserve your spot.

Property Clean-up | November 21st | following worship
Because of COVID we have not held an extensive property clean-up in awhile and there are many items around the building that need attention, including landscaping, moving furniture, painting, cleaning, replacing light bulbs. If you have tools such as ladders, pruning shears, lawn bags, rakes, shopvacs, or cleaning supplies that you are willing to bring, please do! We won’t get everything done, and will be scheduling another date, but please plan to bring (or wear to church) clothes that can get dirty and help us care for our facility and grounds. 

Tailgate | November 21st | during property clean-up
We are planning a tailgate-type event in conjunction with our property clean-up (to keep our energy up!). The Connections Team is providing subs and some individually wrapped sides and drinks. If you’re a ‘pro’ at tailgating, we invite you to set your grill and coolers up, too! Let’s have fun and get things done! 

+This Week at Trinity+

Sat, Nov 20
9:30 am Chrismon Making Session

Sun, Nov 21, Christ the King Sunday
Food Collection for Living Faith and Toy Drive for CFLS
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School (Following Worship)
10:45 am Confirmation Class
10:45 am Property Cleanup/Tailgate (Following Worship)

Mon, Nov 22
7:30 pm Heavenly Handbells Rehearsal- Sanctuary

Thurs, Nov 25
Church Office Closed- Thanksgiving Day

Sat, Nov 27
10:00 am Assembly of Advent Wreath and Christmas Tree- Sanctuary

Sun, Nov 28, First Sunday of Advent
Food Collection for Living Faith and Toy Drive for CFLS
9:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (RSVP Required)
10:45 am Youth Sunday School  (Following Worship)


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:

Living Faith Food Collection: November 20 | 9 am- Noon | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here

Community Family Life Services’ Annual Give-a-Gift Program | Sundays, November 14 – December 5 and Saturday, November 20
The holiday season, a time of giving and sharing, is coming upon us! Community Family Life Services (CFLS) in Washington, DC, provides services to reentry women, survivors of domestic violence, homeless residents, and their children. Trinity has a wonderful opportunity to help brighten this holiday season for the families served by CFLS. Trinity is collecting new gifts, toys, games, books, and clothes for children infant through 18 years old. Some gift suggestions: Visa or Walmart gift cards, board games, coloring/art supplies, and teen pocketbooks/purses. Gifts should be new and in their original packaging, but not wrapped.

Collection Times
Sun. Services Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Nov. 28,
Dec. 5
Saturday Nov. 20, 9-12 Noon

Learn more about CFLS and the essential services they provide on their website:

Gifts of Hope Catalog Available Online
Operating for 28 years, Gifts of Hope has raised and disbursed almost $4 million to two church camps, four ministries, three international companion synods, and ten local social service agencies affiliated with the Synod. These funds have helped the homeless, the hungry, the young, the elderly, immigrants, refugees, jobseekers, seminary and college students, and those seeking to improve their lives.
Instead of visiting tables in church buildings in November and December, individuals can support GOH through the current catalog on the Gifts of Hope website: or by mail (an order form is included in the catalog). Gifts of Hope wanted to continue to honor the health of the volunteers and donors, even if congregations return to on-site worship this year.


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

Tigist G, Billie J, Margo W, Lineth M, Isabel F, Gio S, Ione L, and Leslie C, Valerie and Mike M

family and friends
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Rev, Richard H, friend of Tad and Vi D
Ken W, friend of Tad and Vi D
Caterina V, friend of Leslie C
Jacqueline D-P, friend of Nancy N
Elizabeth C, sister of Joseph C
Donald B, brother of Marilyn C
Dierdre D, friend of Susan K
Elwood S, brother in law of Cathy C
Lonnie B, friend of Carol B
Monica V,
friend of Pastor Christine

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

Jean R +November 16, 2021. mother 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.


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TUESDAY: 9:30-3:30 PM
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