Music Ministry at Trinity

Lessons and Carols

by Jerry Rich

RICH-JERRY-9Trinity’s service of Lessons and Carols (Sunday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m.) follows the model of the original 1918 Carol Service at King’s College Cambridge (now broadcast every Christmas Eve by BBC Radio to a worldwide audience). Nine readings from the Bible trace the birth of Christ through the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, the angel Gabriel, Joseph and Mary, the shepherds, and the magi. Each reading (proclaimed by a member of the Trinity community) is matched by an illustrative carol, offered by our Chancel Choir, Trinity Ensemble, Memorial Ringers, Trinity Ringers, and you, the congregation. Please join us for this great holiday tradition!

Children’s Choir

by Ellen LaCroix


All Trinity members are welcome to join us for caroling at various locations in the Trinity community.

Remembering Frances Groover

September 6, 1924 – November 2, 2013

by Doris Page

It seems like I’ve known Fran all of my life – if not all of it, most of it anyway. She was a McLean institution, active in many facets in our community. She was a talented artist, an avid reader (she and my mom exchanged books often) and of course active at Trinity. She sang in our Chancel Choir for over 40 years! That’s a long time. When I joined the choir, she was one of the first people I saw and it gave me great comfort that I already knew her! I will remember her smiling, laughing face, her sense of humor, her great love of music and her kindness. Our choir took on a certain character with her in it. We are the poorer for not having her with us now, as is our church.

When she reached her 40-year mark with the choir, we bought scores of Handel’s Messiah in her honor. They are lovely scores, but what really makes them special is knowing that they were given to honor her long tenure with the choir.

I will always think of her smiling and laughing at something, finding joy wherever she could. Thank you, Fran, for being with us, guiding us and your gift of YOU!

Fran’s memorial service will be held at Trinity January 25, 2014 at 1 p.m.

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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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