Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: July 15

Woody Rogers

1938 – 2018

We will have a celebration of life for Woody Rogers on Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. Woody and his wife Gay have been actively involved in Trinity for many years. Most recently, Woody served as Trinity’s financial secretary for over a decade.

 

 

PRAYERS

Our Prayer List

Abby, Alice Ann, Alisha, Amy, Andrew, Andrew, Ann, Anne, Ashley, Augustus, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Beth, Bill, Billy, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carl, Carla, Carol Ann, Carol, Charlie, Cherié, Chuck & oanne, Chuck, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Diane, Donald, Dorothy, Ed, Ella, Evelyn, Flo, Florian, Frances, Frank, Gail & Hal, Gary, Gayle family, Gerard, Gloria, Herb, Holly, Hutchins family, Jane, Janet, Jason, Jeff, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, Jim, JJ, Joe, John, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, June, Karen, Kathleen, Kay, Ken, Klaus, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, Lorraine, Louise, Maddy, Marciene, Margaret, Marilynn, Mark, Martha, Mary Lou, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Nelda, Norma, Pat, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Peta, Peter, Ray, Richard, Richie, Rita, Robert, Rogers family, Rosa, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Shannon, Sherry, Steve, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Ted, Terri, Theresa, Tina, Tom, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, Virginia, Vivian, and Yancey, and immigrant families across the world.

 

Pray with Us Each Weekday

Eileen Gilmer prays live on Facebook each weekday at 8:30 a.m. Tune in to begin your day with your church family. The video is also saved to her profile and the church’s Facebook page (Trinity UMC, McLean) for later viewing.


Worship Times:
  • 8:30 Sunday (weekly communion)
  • 10:30 Sunday (communion on 1st Sundays)
  • Wednesday Noon (weekly communion)
  • Celtic (July 29) at 5 p.m.
  • Greeters & Fellowship: Charles & Genee Boykin at 8:30
  • Fellowship: Igelsia de Dios food sale (see below) at 10:30
 This week

Helping Guatemala: Iglesia de Dios has been raising funds to benefit the victims of a volcanic eruption in Guatemala on June 3. These funds will help people rebuild their homes, or at least a one-room shelter for their families. You can support this cause today. Members of Iglesia de Dios will sell carne asada, a traditional Latin American beef entree. The sale will be during Trinity’s Fellowship after the 10:30 service in Langley Hall.

A celebration of the life of Woody Rogers will be this afternoon at 2 p.m.

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: Hope and Adventure in the Acts of John.

Amazon Prime Day is Monday, July 16. Don’t forget to sign in through smile.amazon.com (bit.ly/tumcsmile) when you take advantage of the deals. Your purchases will also support Trinity through Amazon Smile’s charity program.


Casual Summer 2018 is here!

We are inviting everyone to dress casually all summer long. Come dressed comfortably for each worship service. Grab your coffee and your flip-flops and invite your friends. Casual Summer at Trinity UMC is on!


Outreach

Collection Drive for Share, Inc.

We are collecting school supplies for Share:

  • Regular Size Glue Sticks
  • Sharpened Pencils in Bunches of 12
  • Loose Leaf Paper (wide or college rule)
  • Spiral Notebooks, single subject (wide or college rule)
  • Composition Notebooks (wide or college rule)
  • Ballpoint and Stick pens
  • Yellow Highlighters
  • Scissors, blunt tip
  • 3”x 3” Sticky Notes, yellow

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

Crafts for a Cause

DRESS SALE!

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.

Meanwhile, Crafts is busy making comfort items for hospital patients with neck pillows, lap blankets, heart pillows, surgery dolls, and newborn caps. We meet every other Monday night from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. You don’t have to be a crafter to participate! Next sessions: July 16 and 30. And if you know of someone recovering from an illness or injury, we have a comfort pillow for them. For more information, contact mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Special thanks go to crafter Cindy Wilson for making the beautiful display cover at the entrance to Langley Hall.


Children

Acolytes & Crucifers Sign-Up: visit bit.ly/trinityacb.

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.

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

Vacation Bible School will be August 6-10. To volunteer, please contact Jen Calsyn or Marci Thomas.

Youth

Acolytes & Crucifers Sign-Up: visit bit.ly/trinityacb.

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 (glaxmama@gmail.com) 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, klee@umtrinity.org.

July 15 11:30 a.m. Honduras Update

July 22 11:30 a.m. T-shirt Making

July 29 11:30 a.m. Life Lesson with Nila

August 5 11:30 a.m. VBS Prep

Summer Outreach Projects

July 17, 24 & 31, 6:45 – 8:15 p.m.: Langley Residential Support Services

Where: Immanuel Presbyterian Church

How: Tutoring L.R.S.S. clients with learning disabilities

Who: Rising 7th grade & Up

Info: Contact Keith klee@umtrinity.org

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Christian Education

By James C. Sprouse, Senior Pastor

Christian education is the key to making the Christian faith a powerful attraction in the 21st century. I cannot stress strongly enough how vitally important Christian Education is on all levels of church life: from preschool through high school and all through adult life. Christian Education needs to be a multi-dimensional approach that focuses on commitment to Christ, small-group ministries, and evangelism. And, Christian Education needs a solid grounding in the Bible.

As a preacher and teacher my personal prejudice is that Bible stories offer fantastic, built-in opportunities for creative interpretation and leave lasting impressions on our children and youth. You and I are entering what is commonly called the post-Christian era. Increasingly, the visitors to Trinity Church, and any other church in the U.S., do not know the stories of the Bible. This makes preaching more difficult. Preaching requires a certain basic level of understanding of names, places, and events, etc. that have Biblical significance. Only Christian education lays this necessary foundation that enables those in worship to hear God’s still, small voice.

Christian education also enables Trinity’s church members to face real life issues from a Christ-centered perspective. Our mandate here at Trinity is to develop disciples for Jesus Christ and instruct our parish in all the essential elements of Christian faith and how that faith is relevant in common, everyday events. People everywhere are starving for knowledge of God and some awareness that God cares about each and every one of us. We desperately want to be taught how to “see God” at work in our own lives. Nothing does this as well as the combination of good preaching and good teaching.

Trinity expects the best from its leaders. Keith, Eileen, Jerry, Catherine, Harriet, Jose, Melissa, the Education Ministry leaders and I are committed to making worship at Trinity beautiful, sound in biblical teaching, relevant to life and challenging. The Christian Education team at Trinity is committed to growing persons spiritually and equipping our children, youth and adults with a strong foundation of stories of the Bible. Our ministry teams and education teams are investing the months of July & August in planning for the fall season. Join us Sunday, September 9 for the genesis of a wonderful year of learning about God. Shalom, Jim

 

Summer 2018 Calendar and Other Notes

July 2, 16 & 30 Crafts for a Cause

7—8:30 a.m.

Learn about new and on-going projects: https://wp.me/p3ZFFv-q8
July 4 Office Closed
July 5 Mission team returns from Honduras
July 14—21 Appalachia Service Project mission trip
July 21 Christ House  
July 22 Hospitality Team Meeting

11:45 a.m.

Contact Jill Dunn to learn how you can be part of this exciting team.
Aug. 6-10 Vacation Bible School: Rolling River Rampage

Visit umtrinity.org/education/vbs to register / volunteer

Sept. 3 Office Closed
September

2018

Book Chat, Chancel Choir, Trinity Ringers, Trinity Trebles
resume meetings and rehearsals. For more, please contact:

Book Chat: Kathy Maher, kathyngs@gmail.com

Chancel Choir and Trinity Ringers: Jerry Rich, jrich@potomacschool.org

Trinity Trebles: Catherine Wethington,
cwethington@umtrinity.org

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: June 24

PRAYERS

Our Prayer List

Amanda, Andrea, Andy, Annie, Barb, Barry, Bill & Macie, Bill, Blake, Bob & Fran, Bobbie, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carol Ann, Cathy, Celeste, Cherie, Chris, Christopher, Chuck, Clint, Dave, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Diane, Ed, Eunice, George, Graciela, Hilda, Jacqueline, Jake, James, Jenny, Geoff, Jim & Sharon, JJ, Joan, Joe, Joyce, JR, Juan Pablo, Judy, June, Jung, Kaela, Katherine, Kathie, Kathryn, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Lewis, Linda, Lisa, LJ, Lore, Loretta & John, Maddy, Marcy, Marilynn, Mariolina, Mark, Martha, Martin family, Mary Frances & John, Mary Lou, Mary, Matt, Nancy, Nelda, Paul & Jeanette, Paul, Peggy & Bill, Raimer family, Randy, Ray, Richard, Robert, Rosa, Sally, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott & Patsy, Scott, She-fin & James, Sue, Susan, Terri, Tessfa, Theresa, Thom, Tony, Vanna, Vickye, Woody & Gay, and Yancey.

Pray with Us Each Weekday

Eileen Gilmer prays live on Facebook each weekday at 8:30 a.m. Tune in to begin your day with your church family. The video is also saved to her profile and the church’s Facebook page (Trinity UMC, McLean) for later viewing.


Casual Summer 2018 is here!

We send a big thank you to all who joined us for last week’s Casual Sunday. It was such a big hit, we are inviting everyone to dress casually all summer long. Come dressed comfortably for each worship service. Grab your coffee and your flip-flops. Casual Summer at Trinity UMC is on!

This week

Today we bless our mission team. They will leave for Honduras on Thursday to work with the children and staff at Heart to Heart Children’s Village. They return July 5. Team members are: Dereck Charles, Peggy Fox, Leah Horan, Christine Lee, Keith Lee, and Susan Maines.

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: The Gospel of Peter and the Talking Cross.

Widows’ Group will meet Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Lobby for dinner. Bring a dish to share. Discussion led by Pastor Eileen.

Ask Henny: When Is the Best Time to Pray?

Henny Gilmer, Trinity Church mascot

Hello to all the kids of Trinity Church! I’m Henny, Pastor Eileen’s pup. The Gilmer family adopted me in April. I’m kind of a big puppy. I don’t turn one until next month and I already weigh 65 pounds. My hobbies are watching squirrels out the window, fetching tennis balls and sleeping on the couch. I’m in obedience school because my mom says I need to learn a few manners, such as not sleeping on the couch.

Do you pray? Some kids I know pray before bed at night; others pray before meals. Have you ever prayed at other times during the day? That’s the cool thing about prayer. It’s the way we talk directly to God, so any time of the day or night is perfect for prayer! God is always there and ready to listen when we want to talk.

Some kids have never prayed before and that’s OK. It’s never too early too late to start praying. Maybe you have something you are nervous about; that’s a great time to go to God in prayer. It doesn’t have to be fancy or long. Prayer is talking to God. It’s that simple. We go to God about what makes us happy, sad, nervous or glad. That’s right; prayer isn’t only for when we are worried about something. When you are super excited or happy is also a great time to go to God. That’s when you can thank God for all you have in your life.

I have reason to be thankful. I am thankful for you and your family. I’m grateful for all the super people at Trinity United Methodist Church. Can you think of something that makes you feel thankful? Maybe now would be a good time to go to God in prayer and say thanks!

Do you have a question you would like me to answer about God, the Bible or Trinity Church? Just let me know. You can send it to me at http://bit.ly/AskHenny.

Keep praying and remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!

Henny

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: June 10

 

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: Conversations with the Living Jesus.