Support our Preschool while eating at Chipotle on Wednesday, March 4. Visit the restaurant at 6707 Old Dominion Dr. in McLean between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tell them you are supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Trinity Preschool of McLean.
Spring Good Works Day
Saturday, March 28
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Trustees and Church & Society will host Trinity’s Spring Good Works Day on March 28, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. followed by a BBQ chicken lunch. Trustees will have the tools and supplies for helpers of all ability levels to work on inside and outside projects around the campus including the Fellowship Building and Trinity House. Drop in when you are able and join your friends for a morning of service that will enhance our campus and serve our neighbors, then stay for BBQ and fellowship. For more information please contact Wayne Detwiler for trustee projects (firstname.lastname@example.org); William Liu for Church and Society projects (email@example.com); and Reba Page for Trinity Cooks Crew (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A big hello to all the kids at Trinity Church. I’m Henny and I’m the church mascot. I’m so happy to have such great friends at Trinity.
Does is feel like we just celebrated Christmas? It was so much fun opening presents and hanging out with my family. I got a cool Frisbee for Christmas that I still play with almost every day. I can even catch it while it’s still in the air. But Christmas is over and do you know what season we are in now? If you guessed Lent, you’re right!
Lent is an important season. This is the time (forty days, not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter. Each day of Lent we are invited to take time to think about Jesus: what he did, how he lived his life and how much he loves us. Sometimes people go through Lent giving up something that they really like; this might be TV, or dessert, or time spent on the computer. All this is great, but there’s another way we can remember Jesus. Instead of giving up something, maybe you would like to honor Jesus by doing something. You could help out at home, eat lunch with a kid at your school who usually eats alone, or write a thank you note to someone who has been super nice to you (maybe one of your teachers).
The purpose of Lent is to have us remember all that Jesus has done for us and to prepare us for the celebration that is Easter.
Do you have a question for me? I’d love to answer it. Just send it to me at bit.ly/AskHenny.
Finance Update: 2019 Contribution statements were mailed on Friday, January 31, 2020. The 2020 offering envelopes will arrive by mid-February. Please pick up your box from the Narthex or Fellowship Lobby. Or, easily and securely sign-up for electronic giving through our app or umtrinity.org/give.
The Trebles are starting a new year with new music. We have been singing, dancing and playing already in just one rehearsal! It was a lot of fun! We will be singing in our first performance in February, so if you haven’t been able to join us, you still have a chance to be ready! You are welcome!
Youth: Keep an eye out for an email soon. I would like to invite ALL of the youth to our first music get together in February—no singing necessary! The only music skill you will need is to be able to count to four. I promise!
Hello to all the kids of Trinity Church! I hope your February is going well. Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Dogs aren’t supposed to have chocolate, so my family gives me a Valentine’s cookie that’s made especially for dogs. It’s pretty awesome.
You know what else I love? Answering questions from my friends! Here’s one from a Sunday School class. They were learning about how some churches are shaped like a cross, and they asked why Trinity doesn’t have a cross shape. Good question!
Do you play Scrabble? It’s a fun board game where you spell out words. I have a good one for you: cruciform. Churches that are in the shape of a cross are said to have a cruciform shape. That’s just a fancy way of saying they are built to look like a cross. Sometimes you can see the shape by looking at the outside of the building. But, that’s not true with Trinity. You need to be inside the sanctuary to see it. In fact, to see the shape best, you really should be standing in the balcony.
Check out the picture of the sanctuary. We drew in an outline of the cross to let you see it better. The center aisle makes up the long part of the cross. The shorter “arms” of the cross are called the transepts. The top of our cross ends with the organ.
Here’s another fun fact: the altar (top) end of the cross is pointing to the east. Do you remember why the east is so important in the Bible? I’ll give you a hint. It has something to do with the wise men. The wise men followed the star that was in the eastern sky. They followed that east star to find Jesus. So, our church also faces Bethlehem where Jesus was born.
Thanks for your question. Do you have a question you’d like me to answer? Ask away!
I am SO PROUD of our Trinity Trebles and how well they presented The First Christmas. They did a wonderful job of singing and playing their instruments! I hope you enjoyed their presentation!
We will resume rehearsals on January 5 to have more fun learning music to praise God and to put smiles on everyone’s faces. All children, ages 4 – 6th grade, are welcome join us in Room 115 at 9:30 a.m.
I hope you have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful holiday break!