Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Aug. 5


Abby, Alice Ann, Amy, Andrew, Ann, Anne & Jay, Annie & Peter, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Behram & Reba, Bill, Billy, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carl, Carla, Carol Ann, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Christopher, Chuck, Claudia, Daniel, Danielle, Darlene, David, Dean, Debbie, Debra, Del, Diana, Diane, Ed, Ella, Esther, Evelyn, Flo, Florian, Frances. Fred, Gay, Gary, Gloria, Heather & Kristen, Herb, Holly, Jane, Janet, Jason, Jean, Jeff, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, JJ, Joe, John, Jordan, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, June, Karen, Karin, Kate & Leo, Kathleen, Kay, Ken, Kristin, Klaus, Layne, Len, Lenny, Leonard, Leonida, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, Lorraine, Maddy, Marciene, Margaret, Marilynn, Martha, Mary Lou, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Miller family, Nelda, Orlando, Pat, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Ray, Richard, Robert, Roberta, Rosa, Ryan, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherri, Sherry, Steve, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Theresa, Thomas, Tom, Tonia, Tony, Torry, Vanessa, Vanna, Vickye, Virginia, Vivian, and Yancey, and immigrant families across the world.

This week

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: Miracles and Magic in the Acts of Peter.


Collection Drive for Grace Ministries

We are collecting school supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Plastic folders
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Wide-ruled notebook or pad
  • Glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Assorted construction paper

Please leave your donations in the donation baskets located outside the sanctuary and in the fellowship building.

Crafts for a Cause


Crafts for a Cause continues to offer summer dresses for sale after both worship services in the Fellowship Building. Handmade, all-cotton summer dresses in sizes from 2 to 8 will be available in a limited supply. Proceeds will help fund Crafts and Mission projects.

Crafts for a Cause has given birth to several new projects recently in an effort to provide comfort items to patients of all ages. For the NICU ward at Fair Oaks Hospital, we are making soft flannel isolette beds with bolsters for the babies’ tiny feet. And for the NICU ward at Georgetown Hospital, some crafters are crocheting small octopus toys that soothe the infants.

These projects are in addition to the neck pillows, lap blankets, surgery dolls, chemo caps and knitted and crocheted baby caps we deliver to Fair Oaks Hospital several times a month. Across the world in Uganda, we send handmade dresses to needy girls. And our handmade fleece throws are donated to the Carpenter’s Shelter and to The Linus Project that provides comfort blankets to children and teenagers.

You can be a part of this by joining one of our work sessions on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. Upcoming sessions: Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. Homework projects are also available. For more information, contact

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

Thank You

God bless Trinity Church,

Thanks for your support for our carne asada sale a few weeks ago. We collected $2,500 in sales and donations to help the people of Guatemala. Next week, I will visit the community affected by the volcano eruption.

In His Service,

Luis Polanco

Pastor, Iglesia de Dios


Acolytes & Crucifers Sign-Up: visit

Backpack Blessing will be Sunday, September 9 during the 10:30 worship.

Children’s Education at 10:30 includes classes for all children pre-K through 6th grade in Room 402. Children are dismissed from worship following the Children’s Message to join their teachers in the Fellowship Building classroom. Parents may pick up their children at the end of worship.

Teachers are invited to volunteer for 2018-19 Sunday School year. Please contact Keith,

Trinity Trebles will resume in September. Thank you for another wonderful year.

Vacation Bible School will be August 6-10. Questions or to Volunteer: Contact Jen Calsyn, 703-356-0718, or Marci Thomas, 202-862-9304.


Confirmation class begins September 9 at 11:30 a.m. There will be a parent meeting on Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel. This class is open to all 7th graders. For more information, please contact Ketih,

Service Hours Opportunity: The Worship Committee has an opportunity for youth and children who need service hours. It involves assisting with preparing the Sanctuary for Sunday services. Please contact Gail Cardwell ( or Pastor Keith for more info.

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,

August 5 11:30 a.m. VBS Prep

August 12 11:30 a.m. Youth Group Lunch Outing

August 19 11:30 a.m. The Slow Club


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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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