Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Sept. 30

Our Prayer List

Abby, Alice, Andrea, Andrew, Angela, Ann, Anne, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Ben, Beth, Bill, Billy, Boutwell family, Brenda, Buddy, Burl, Carl, Carla, Carol Ann, Carol, Carroll, Cathy, Charlie, Cherié, Chip, Christopher, Cindy, Connie, Connie, Dale, Daniel, Danny, Darlene, Dave, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Dorothy, Ed, Eileen, Elbert & Lois, Ella, Flo, Florian, Frank, Gabriela, Gail, Gary, Herb, Holly, Hope, Jane, Janet, Jean, Jeff, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, Joan, John, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, June, Karen, Kay, Layne, Leah, Len, Len, Lenny, Leonida, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, Lorraine, Maddy, Marciene, Margaret, Martha, Mary Lou, Mary, Maryann, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Mila, Nancy, Nelda, Olivia, Pat, Paul, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Ralph, Ray, Richard, Robert, Ron, Rosa, Sandy, Sarkees, Shannon, Sherry, Silka family, Steven, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Terri, Terry, Theresa, Thomas, Tiki, Tom & Jewell, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vivian, Yancey Young, and those impacted by natural disasters.

This week  

New Topic Begins This week

Join Pastor Jim for Bible Study for Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas. This video series, also presented by The Ohio State University professor, Dr. David Brakke, will examine the people and texts of the first four centuries A.D. with a shared interest in knowledge (gnōsis, in Greek). Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. This week: Rediscovering Gnōsis.

H2H Children’s Village Family Fiesta

Saturday, October 27

5 – 8 p.m.

The Speidel Home

900 Chinquapin Road, McLean

You are invited to a FAMILY FIESTA to support Heart to Heart Children’s Village in Honduras, a U.S. nonprofit.

Our mission trips have connected us to these beautiful children. They’ve suffered unimaginable trauma, violence, abuse and severe malnutrition. H2H takes them in and raises each one as their own with unconditional love, care and education. Right now there are 110 H2H children.

Our evening will include delicious El Tio’s Tex-Mex, wine & beer, and an ice cream bar. There will also be fun stuff for the kids; childcare provided.

You will meet Francisco, 17, who grew up at H2H! He just graduated from high school and is now living in New York with a sponsor to continue his education. His dream is to become a robotics engineer.

Donate for Tickets:

Go to click on “Other” and write “H2H fund” in the box with *.

Please visit for more.

$50 individual

$150 family–includes 10 raffle tickets

$500 tax deductible donation & invite 8 friends

Mission Trips

Dan & Chris Moore are returning to The Leadership Center in Honduras and you’re invited to join them: Nov. 9-26 and Jan. 9 – Feb. 5. Interested persons are welcome to join them for all or part of either trip. For more, please visit:

Good Works Day

Oct. 13

9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Chili lunch at noon

Exciting indoor and outdoor projects at Fellowship Building, Langley Building, Parsonage, Trinity House and parking lot. More details at Contact Wayne Detwiler, or Karen Hunt,


Collection Drive for Art for Humanity

Trinity’s Church & Society Committee sponsors monthly collections for local and worldwide ministries. During September, we’re collecting over-the-counter health care products for Art for Humanity in Honduras. Due to chronic malnutrition, multivitamins are particularly needed.

  • Multivitamins
  • Decongestant
  • Antihistamine
  • Neosporin antibiotic cream
  • Cough drops
  • Cortisone anti-itch cream
  • Band aids
  • Toothbrushes
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen

Please be sure products have 12 months before expiration. Leave your donations in the donation baskets located outside the sanctuary and in the fellowship building.

Crafts for a Cause

Recently, Trinity’s Crafts for a Cause ministry was recognized for the contributions of neck pillows, blankets, baby caps, adult hats, teddy bears and Christmas stockings made to Fair Oaks Hospital’s programs to bring comfort to patients of all ages. Volunteers Marti Bowden, Naty de las Alas and Molly Sprouse, along with Pastor Jim Sprouse, represented Trinity at the Teddy Bear Tea, where the chief medical officer reported that since 1991 the program has generated nearly 94,000 comfort items! Crafts for a Cause is honored to be a part of that effort.

Meanwhile, the work continues to produce all those comforting pillows, blankets and hats at alternating Monday night work sessions, coming up on Oct. 8 & 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. You don’t have to be a crafter to participate. We also have homework projects if you can’t make the meetings.

Crafts is starting a Loom Hat Project to make warm adult hats for Christ House and newborn hats for Fair Oaks Hospital. Look for the display in the Narthex and the Fellowship Building for details on materials and instructions. This is a fun, easy project for men, women or older children.

For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at



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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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