Trinity Notes: Crafts for a Cause, Golf Classic & Other News

craftsThe crafts room will stay busy during August, where volunteers will be making pillows, bears and dolls for local hospitals, in addition to hand-stamping cards for Ronald McDonald House. We will meet on Mon., Aug. 4 and Mon., Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. in Room 122.

Last month, we also delivered to the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria a load of granola bars, coffee and juice boxes, plus hand-tied fleece blankets. Thanks to Cindy Wilson for making the delivery, and thanks to all of you who donated the bars, coffee and juice boxes.

The crafts group welcomes anyone willing to help us snip, stuff, stitch or stamp (even if you think you’re not very “crafty.” For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at 703-356-4896 or If you’re interested in a daytime crafts session, please let us know.

Church & Society

by Kelly Slone

August Collection Drive

to Benefit Stanton Elementary School

In August and September, we will be collecting school supplies and new or gently used khaki pants (sizes 3T- 14) for Stanton Elementary School. Needed school supplies include 24 count crayons, #2 pencils, glue sticks, blunt-nosed scissors, rulers, and black marble composition books. Donation baskets are located in the church narthex as well as the Fellowship Building.

Vacation Bible School children will also be collecting school supplies for Stanton in August.

DC Scholars at Stanton

The tutors for Stanton Elementary are taking a summer break. But, if you would like to volunteer as a tutor in the fall, please contact Suzanne Hamilton,



Did you notice the brand-new paraments on our altar, lectern and pulpit? We thank John & Beth Lord and their family for the gift that made these new paraments possible.

Roof Update

It’s been several years since the flat portion of the roof at Trinity has been installed. The flat roof covers the kitchen, library, and some of the staff offices. Unfortunately, the roof has been leaking in those rooms. Therefore, Trinity will be replacing that portion of the roof. In the process, we are also replacing the leaky air conditioning unit that was installed in 1996. Both the roof and the air conditioning will provide a far more energy efficient system for Trinity. The work will begin August 4 with a goal to have the installation completed by August 15, 2014.

GolfCLassicCoordinator: Jim Wilson,, Tel: 703-356-3312


Where Is God When I Get Scared?

Biscuit staff photoby Biscuit Gilmer, Trinity Church Mascot

Have you ever had to go to the hospital? Have you ever had to have an operation? I just had surgery on my elbow and it was kind of scary. I didn’t know what it would be like or how it would make me feel. The good news is that everything is OK. My doctor says I’ll probably be sore while I heal.

My mom and dad found a lump on my arm and the doctor had to get rid of it. The lump was pushing on my elbow and made it hard for me to walk. So, that’s why I had to have surgery.

Being at a doctor’s office or hospital can be scary sometimes, whether you’re a boy, girl, adult, or Labrador Retriever, like me. It helps to have adults like parents or grandparents who are there with you. But, they aren’t the only ones there to help you. God is there!

Here’s what the Bible says about God when we’re scared:

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.

Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you.

I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

(Isaiah 41:10 NLT)

That’s right. God is not only with us during the rough times, we’re also being held up in God’s hand. God protects us and loves us, all the time.

I hope you’re having a great summer. I’ll be resting up for a few weeks. Then, I’ll be back at work at the church and ready to answer your questions!

Remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!