Free Concert: Tales As Old As Time

by Jerry Rich, Director of Music

Trinity’s Music Ministry will present its annual concert on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Soloists Philip Keirstead, Catherine Wethington, Nadine Wethington, Joey Wilson, and Michelle Zenk will be joined by the Chancel Choir, Trinity Ringers, and Trinity Trebles, all accompanied by Music Director Jerry Rich. The theme is “Tales As Old As Time;” selections will include Abide with Me, And This Is My Beloved from Kismet, Chi il bel sogno from La Rondine, Gautier’s Le secret for one piano/six hands, Go the Distance from Hercules, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, I Got You Babe from Groundhog Day, I See the Light from Tangled, Hakuna Matata from Lion King, Once upon a Dream from Sleeping Beauty, Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz, Rainbow Connection from The Muppet Movie, and Suo Gân from Empire of the Sun. Admission is free.

May 2016 Book Chat

If you’d like to try Trinity’s book club before it breaks for the summer, please join us in the Library on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Madame Bovary, the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert, about a character who lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. It caused quite a stir when it was published in 1856, but it’s now considered to be Flaubert’s masterpiece, and one of the most influential literary works in history. For more information about Book Chat – or to be added to the email list – contact Kathy Maher.

Do We Need to See to Believe?

Duke Rose, Trinity Church mascot

Happy month of May to all the kids of Trinity Church! Summer is so close I can almost taste it, and by that I mean I can almost taste the treats I get when my family has a picnic! I can smell them before I ever see them in the basket. I know they are there, even when I can’t see them yet.

That reminds me of Thomas. He was one of Jesus’ closest friends. He was a disciple, one of the people who helped Jesus during his ministry. After Jesus died, the disciples were in a room trying to figure out what to do. Thomas wasn’t there that night. Jesus appeared to the rest of the disciples. He even walked through walls to see them! How cool is that?

Of course, the other disciples told Thomas all about it and he didn’t believe them! He said he would have to touch Jesus to believe it was really him. (That’s why he’s gotten the nickname Doubting Thomas.) Do you know what Jesus did next? He came back a few days later when the disciples were gathered again. This time Thomas WAS there.

Jesus didn’t make Thomas feel bad for having doubts. Jesus told Thomas he could touch Jesus’ hands and side if he needed proof, but Thomas shouted out, “My Lord and God!” Thomas knew it was Jesus.

This is where the story gets even cooler. Jesus told Thomas, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus is talking about us! We can’t see Jesus right now, but we are blessed because we can believe without having to see him.

You can read the story in your Bible. Look up John 20:19-29. If you don’t have a Bible, just call the church office or let one of the pastors know. They’ll get you a special Bible just for kids!

Do you have a question for me? Send it to me at bit.ly/AskDuke.

Remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!

Duke Dog

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 22

Prayers

Abby, Alice Ann, Alice, Amber, Amy, Andrew, Anne, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill, Billie, Billy, Bob & Fran, Buddy, Burl, Callen, Candy, Carl & Heather, Carl, Carla, Carol, Cathryn, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Curry, Daniel, Darlene, Debi, Del, Diana, Diane, Doris, Dorothy, Ed & Sally, Ella, Flo, Florian, Frances, Frank, Gregg, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Jacob, Jane, Janet, Jason, Jeff, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Johnny, Josh, Julie, Kaela, Kathie, Kathleen, Kay, Ken, KK, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lisa, Loretta, M.G., Maddy, Margaret, Marilyn, Marlene, Martha, Mary Jo, Mary Lou, Mary, Matt, Max, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Millers, Moussa family, Nancy, Nelda, Paul & Jeanette, Paul, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Rashanda, Ray, Reichert family, Renee, Richard, Robinson family, Rocky, Ron, Rosa, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherry, Steve, Sue, Susie, Suzanne, Theresa, Tom, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, Vivian, and Yancey.


Come learn about the next Honduras trip: June 30 – July 7.

Join Pastor Jim for Bible Study on The Apocryphal Jesus. 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. Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. This week: Jesus & Mary in the Proto-Gospel of James



Acolytes & Crucifers Needed: Children and youth in Pre-K through 12th grade are invited to help lead our 10:30 worship as acolyte (light candles), crucifer (process with cross) and Langley Bell Ringer. It’s easy to sign up, just visit bit.ly/trinityacb.

Altar Flowers: To sign up, please visit the notebook outside the chapel or bit.ly/altarflowers2017. The link includes 2018 dates.

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: Monday, 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.

If you know of someone in the hospital or recovering at home, Crafts would be happy to send them a comfort pillow. Trinity will provide Mother’s Day gift bags of toiletries for Martha’s Table in May. If you’ve been collecting travel-size toiletries, including shampoo, soap, lotion and dental items, please bring them to the church by next Sunday. Thank you! For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.

Music Notes: The Prelude was arranged for organ in 2011 by Charles Callahan and is based on a melody by Joseph Renville, a 19th-century interpreter for the Dakota people in Minnesota. The Anthem is a 1984 setting by John Carter of the well-known spiritual from South Carolina’s Sea Islands; its Gullah title means “Come by here.” The Offertory comes from Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s 1828 Klavierschule; Hummel studied with Mozart and was a friend of Beethoven and Schubert. The 1704 Postlude is from the first opera by 19-year-old George Frideric Handel. A rigaudon or rigadoon is a lively Baroque dance in duple time from Provence; other notable rigaudons have been composed by Purcell and Rameau.

Shepherd’s Center Needs Volunteers: Drivers needed to take seniors to and from medical appointments, the pharmacy and grocery store. No specific time commitment is needed. Please call to hear how easy it is to help the Shepherd’s Center, at 703-506-2199 or visit our brand new website at www.scmafc.org.

Taste of Korea: Saturday, May 5 event at Korean UMC of Greater Washington (1219 Swinks Mill Rd, McLean). Authentic Korean food, culture, games and a rummage sale.

Text Messages to stay in touch. Details on our website.

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) and follow the secure link that is sent to you. Thanks for your continued support!

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 22    9:30 a.m.    Confirmation

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

Youth Choir

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

Talk on Relationships

Youth Choir

May 6    9:30 a.m.      Confirmation

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

May 13  11:45 a.m.   Confirmation & Youth Group

Youth Choir

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 15

PRAYERS

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, gunviolencearchive.org


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 (comfortcases.org), 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

Announcements

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 bit.ly/trinityacb.

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: 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) 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, klee@umtrinity.org.

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.

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 8

PRAYERS

Abby, Alice, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ann, Annie, Ashley, Bobbie, Carla, Carol, Cathryn, Danforth family, Daniel, Dara, Darlene, Dean, Debbie, Eddie, Ella, Eunice, Florian, Gail, Gary, Gloria, Heather & Carl, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Ina, Jane, Jenny & Geoff, Jim & Sharon, Jin, Jonte, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julia, Julie, June, Kelda, Ken, Ken, Kristin, Liam, Lilly, Lincoln, Lindie, Marciene, Marilyn, Mary Beth, Max, Michelle, Paul & Jeanette, Paula, Peggy, Phillip, Rashanda, Rich, Robert, Roberta & Howard, Ron, Sally & Heather, Sally, Sandelli family, Scott & Kathy, Skip, Sonny, Steve, Steve, Susan, Thom, Tim, Vivian, Vivian, Woody & Gay, Yancey and Yvette.

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, the Great Mills High School community and the people and communities affected by more than 58 mass shootings* this year.

* 4 or more killed/injured, gunviolencearchive.org


Current Collections

Collection for Comfort Cases: The youth group is collecting backpacks and supplies for Comfort Cases (comfortcases.org), 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

New Class

The Apocyrphal Jesus begins next Sunday 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.


Altar Flowers: To sign up, please visit the notebook outside the chapel or bit.ly/altarflowers2017. The link includes 2018 dates.

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: To volunteer as a teacher or assistant, please contact Keith Lee or Melissa Harris.

 

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 9 & 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,
mollysprouse@gmail.com.

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: 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) and follow the secure link that is sent to you. Thanks for your continued support!

Town Hall Meeting: April 15: We will have a town hall meeting after both worship services on April 15 to discuss the next steps in our Next Level Innovation (NLI).

 

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, klee@umtrinity.org.

April 8 9:30 a.m. Confirmation

11:45 a.m. Life Coach session on Mindcraft

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

 

Text Message Reminders from Us

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Trinity United Methodist Church offers text message reminders. These can help us communicate last minute schedule changes, remind you about events or classes that interest you and keep you up to date with other happenings.

We will be using a free platform (Remind) to send these messages. While designed for schools, this is a platform that is free for nonprofits. When you use the instructions or links below you will be sent an automatic confirmation text asking if you are a Parent, Student or Teacher. Please respond with P for parent.

There are two options for signing-up to opt-in:

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@TCchilded Children’s Education
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@tumcprayer Prayers
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