Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Nov. 26, 2017

PRAYERS

Abby, Amanda, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ann, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Beth, Bill, Billy, Buddy, Burl, Carla, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Chris, Chuck & Alice, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Diane, Ella, Flo, Florian, Fordham family, Frances, Gail & Hal, Gary, Gene, Gerry & Kathy, Heuple family, Hilda, Holly, Jan, Jane, Janet, Jeff, Jen, Jenn, Jerry, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, Julietta, June, Karen, Kathleen, Ken, Kenneth, Layne, Lenny, Libbie, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, Marciene, Margie, Marilynn, Mary Lou, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, MK, Nancy, Paul, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy, Peter, Phil, Phyllis, Ray, Reg, Richard, Rosa, Samuel, Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherry, Doug & Sally, Steve, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Terry, Tomi, Tony, Torry, Vanna, VickyeVivian, Walker family, and Yancey.

We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of the Gulf Coast states, California, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Las Vegas, those impacted by natural disasters, rescue workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, military families, immigrants and the people and communities affected by violence.

Handmade items by our Crafts for a Cause group will be for sale.
Shop for the holidays with a real purpose: supporting Trinity’s Crafts for a Cause ministry for the coming year.

Shop Early!
Opening Day Hours: Nov. 24, 2 – 8 p.m
Click for registration

Blue Christmas: A service of  reflection for those facing loss this holiday. Our service will be in the Chapel on Wed., Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

Advent Study: Pastors Jim Sprouse and Eileen Gilmer will each offer an Advent Study this year. Because of Bethlehem, a study by Max Lucado meets with Pastor Gilmer in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Sprouse will lead Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 3 when the current course of Disciple Fast Track is completed.

Angel Tree: The Share Angel Tree is in the Narthex with gifts tags and requests waiting to be picked up. Please note the instruction sheets also available under the tree. Gifts are due Dec 3.

Crafts for a Cause is opening the annual Holiday Bazaar, today, and continues on Sundays through mid-December after both worship services. This is our sole fund-raising event that enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.

Meanwhile, we continue to work on comfort items for Fair Oaks Hospital on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. All adults welcome; instruction provided. Upcoming sessions: Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. Contact Molly Sprouse.

Hanging of the Greens: On Sunday after the 10:30 service we will decorate the Sanctuary for Advent and Christmas. Everyone is invited to help hang the greens, put up the Christmas trees and set out the ornaments.

Martha’s Table: On Dec. 10, we’ll make 900 sandwiches and trail mix immediately after both worship services. Sign-up to shop or deliver: in the Fellowship Lobby or at bit.ly/MTVol. Contact Barb Long.

Name tags: If you need one, please sign up in the Narthex or send to hlatta@umtrinity.org. Next order will be placed Nov. 27!

Online Giving: Fast. Easy. Convenient. GIVE ONLINE: umtrinity.org/give or TEXT TO GIVE: Simply send a text to 703-454-5532 with the amount you would like to contribute; include the dollar sign. Example: $25. You’ll receive a link to register. And then, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! Thanks for your continued support!

Poinsettia Orders: Please find the order form in the pew. Orders are due Nov. 26 so that our supplier has time to provide enough beautiful plants for Trinity’s Sanctuary.

This Month’s Collection: During the months of November and December, we are collecting tuna, rice in 2 lb. bags, cooking oil, canned beans, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, diapers (especially sizes 4-6), baby wipes, baby shampoo, diaper rash cream, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry and dish soap and Safeway/Giant gift cards for Share. Please place your donations in the bins outside the sanctuary and in the Fellowship Building. Please drop off Safeway/Giant gift cards in the church office.

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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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