Trinity Tidings | September 23, 2021


Someone who isn’t part of Jesus’ own circle is casting out demons in Jesus’ name, and the disciples want him stopped. They appeal to Jesus, as Joshua did to Moses about the elders who prophesied without official authorization. Like Moses, Jesus refuses to see this as a threat. Jesus welcomes good being done in his name, even when it is not under his control. The circle we form around Jesus’ word must be able to value good being done in ways we wouldn’t do it, by people we can’t keep tabs on.
This Week’s Online Bulletin:

Readings for this Sunday
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Psalm 19:7-14
James 5:13-20
Mark 9:38-50

Read our in person worship protocols here before RSVP’ing


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, contact the office or Pastor Christine . 

Worship Team:

Music Leaders/Cantors:

Tech Team: contact the church office to sign up:

Sunday School: Sunday School will look a bit different. After Worship (10:30 AM, Sundays), we will be meeting in the Playground for a song, story time, and a short activity. We will be meeting outside through the month of October. We will reassess the location during the month of October, and Sunday School will continue after October. Would you like to help lead Sunday School? Contact:

Stephen Ministry: Stephen Ministry is a lay ministry in which the Stephen Minister  is trained to care for someone on a one-to-one basis and meets with that person once a week, on average, for as long as the person needs care. Would you like to train to become a Stephen Minister and walk with another Christian who is going through a difficult time in their life? The course takes 50 hours to complete and meets twice a month. First meeting is September 24th
Contact: or


Scam Alert
Area congregations are being targeted as a part of a fraud effort. Emails are circulating that seem to be either from Pastor Christine, or from someone who claims to have talked to Pastor Christine. Do NOT send money, gift cards, or even respond to the emails. They are very cunning in their attempts. Pastor Christine will never ask you for money or gift cards via email. If in doubt, please open a separate email and contact her directly or call the office. You can ‘inspect’ email addresses. Often upon doing this, you’ll note that it is not the same address that Trinity uses or Pastor Christine uses. 

Our Director of Youth and Family Ministries, Anita S. will be on Sabbatical October 13- November 23
From Anita: Now that Trinity has a new pastor, a new admin, & live streaming is up and running, I have been granted mini sabbatical, which incorporates vacation time not used due to the pandemic. I will be out of the office for 40 days, October 13 – November 22.  I will not be looking at email, nor returning phone calls or texts until I return. The ELCA recognizes that ministers are strengthened by opportunities to step away from the daily obligations of parish life, and have a moment of renewal. I will be using this time to recharge, so I am able to service Trinity to the fullest of my capabilities. During my absence, contact Pastor Christine, Amanda, or Jerry B.


Adult Forum | Sundays | 11:30 am | Zoom 

Choir Rehearsals Begin | September 23rd | 7:00 pm | Trinity Parking lot

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

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

Short Stories by Jesus Zoom Conversation | Wednesday September 15- October 20 | 7-8:30 pm | Zoom

Outdoor Movie Night | September 24 | 7 pm | Trinity Parking Lot | Bring lawn chair or blanket | Rain date: Sept 25

Confirmation Class | September 26 | 10:45 am | Room 11

Blessings of the Animals | October 2 | 5 pm | Bench Area| All animals welcome!
We also welcome you to bring a pet food donation for our pet food drive-Baby to Senior acceptable | Smaller bags only please.

Youth Group | October 10 | 6 pm | Location TBA


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:

New Orleans: Given the devastation that New Orleans has recently endured from Hurricane Ida, this weekend we will be receiving special offerings again this weekend. We will be receiving special offerings to help offer relief to that area. You may bring checks (labeled New Orleans) or cash (in an envelope labeled New Orleans) and Trinity will ensure it goes to relief efforts in the area. You may also give directly online through Lutheran Disaster Response.

Living Faith Food Collection: October 16 | 9 am- 1pm | Trinity Parking Lot | See the list of critical food needs here– Pet food is being collected this month until October 3- Baby to Senior acceptable | Smaller bags only please.


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The September Trinitarian: Download it here!


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)
Esther M (Village at Rockville)

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

family and friends*
Brian B, former Trinity Admin
Edgar W, friend of Anne N
Taeyong P, uncle of Sunhee P

first responders
Heather J, friend of Valerie 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

Carol B-September 19, 2021- aunt of Leslie C
Glenn K. S Jr.- September 23, 2021- brother of Steve S

*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.