Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 15


Abby, Alice Ann, Alice, Amber, Amy, Andrew, Annie, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill, Billie, Billy, Bob & Fran, Bobbie, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carl, Carla, Carol, Cathryn, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Danforth family, Daniel, Darlene, Debbie, Debi, Del, Diana, Diane, Doris, Ed & Sally, Eddie, Ella, Eunice, Flo, Florian, Frances, Gregg, Heather & Carl, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Ina, Jane, Janet, Jason, Jeff, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, Jin, Joan, Joe, John, Johnny, Josh, Julia, Julie, Kathie, Kathleen, Kay, Ken, KK, Kristin, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lisa, Maddy, Marilyn, Martha, Mary Beth, Mary Jo, Mary Lou, Matt, Max, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Moussa family, Nancy, Nelda, Paul & Jeanette, Paul, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Peter, Phillip, Rashanda, Ray, Reichert family, Renee, Richard, Roberta & Howard, Robinson family, Ron, Rosa, Sally & Heather, Sally, Sandelli family, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherry, Skip, Sonny, Steve, Sue, Susie, Suzanne, Theresa, Tim, Tom, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, Vivian, and Yancey.

We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of Florida, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, relief workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, church committees, military families, immigrants, victims of violence and war, and the people and communities affected by more than 63 mass shootings* this year.

* 4 or more killed/injured,

New Class: The Apocryphal Jesus

The Apocryphal Jesus begins today with Pastor Jim Sprouse. This video series, presented by The Ohio State University professor, Dr. David Brakke, will examine the non-canonical writings about Jesus, his family and the early apostles. These writings provide historical evidence for the diversity of early Christian thought. Beginning the week of April 15: Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.

This Month’s Collections

Collection for Comfort Cases: The youth group is collecting backpacks and supplies for Comfort Cases (, an organization that supports foster kids. We’re collecting: Small duffel bags/backpacks, pajamas (child size 10-adult XXL), small blankets (preferably fuzzy), stuffed animals, journals, pens, pencils, books, adult toothbrushes, and travel-sized toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, body wash, deodorant). Our goal is to collect supplies for five Comfort Cases! There will be a box in Room 403 (located in the Fellowship Building) to drop off supplies by April 30.

Girl Scout Silver Award Project: Trinity member, Amelia Swenson is working on a Girl Scout silver award project to benefit Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter. Her project includes collecting unused shower shoes and t-shirts of all sizes. There will be donation boxes in the narthex for the whole month of April, so please bring in some supplies to benefit the homeless. Thank you!

This Month’s Collection: Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center: To support this early childhood program, we are collecting

  • art supplies (construction paper, tempera paints, laminating paper, masking tape, Popsicle sticks, beads, stickers, etc.)
  • copy paper
  • cake mix (no chocolate or nuts)
  • plain Cheerios
  • HE Tide laundry detergent
  • canned fruit


Acolytes & Crucifers Needed: Children and youth in Pre-K through 12th grade are invited to help lead our 10:30 worship. We have the following roles available:

Acolyte: 4th grade—12 grade

Crucifer: 2ns grade—12th grade

Langley Bell Ringer—Pre-K—2nd grade

The acolyte lights the candles at the beginning of the service and the crucifer processes with the cross at the beginning of the service. The Langley Bell ringer rings the Langley Bell to start the service.

It’s easy to sign up, just visit

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity


Crafts for a Cause is Trinity’s ministry to local hospitals and shelters. We’ll be making comfort pillows, dolls, blankets and hats at two work sessions this month: Mondays, April 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. Help is needed with cutting fabric, stuffing pillows, sewing and assembling girls’ dresses. No skills required, just helping hands.

Last month during Good Works Day, volunteers helped assemble more than 30 “pioneer dolls” that will go to needy girls in Uganda. Volunteers also helped will start a mountain of pillows for hospital patients.

If you know of someone in the hospital or recovering at home, Crafts would be happy to send them a comfort pillow. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.

Mission Trip to Honduras: June 30-July 7: Please join Dan Moore for an information session on Sunday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel to learn more.

Online Giving: Fast. Easy. Convenient. GIVE ONLINE: 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) and follow the secure link that is sent to you. Thanks for your continued support!

We will have a Town Hall Meeting after both worship services today to discuss the next steps in our Next Level Innovation (NLI).

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners are served 6-7 p.m. each week. After dinner you are invited to stay for Trinity Trebles, Pastor Sprouse’s Bible Study or fellowship with your church family. On the menu: baked ziti, salad, bread.

Youth Group, for grades 7-12, has a wonderful schedule to engage teens in their faith journey. Please join us! If you would like more information, please talk to Pastor Keith,

April 15 11:45 a.m. Youth Choir

Relevant Talk with Nila

April 22 9:30 a.m. Confirmation

11:45 a.m. Discussion led by David Case

April 29 11:45 a.m. Confirmation & Youth Group

Talk on Relationships

May 6 9:30 a.m. Confirmation

11:45 a.m. Open Sunday: Games, etc.


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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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