Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life (May 27)

     

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May 2018 at Trinity UMC

June 2 Tales As Old As Time
free concert, 7 p.m.
For more, visit: https://wp.me/p3ZFFv-pu
June 3 Executive Council

11:45 a.m.

Meet in the Library to focus on Next Level Innovation
June 15-17 Annual Conference
Hampton, VA
July 4 Office Closed
June 4 & 18 Crafts for a Cause

7—8:30 a.m.

Learn about new and on-going projects: https://wp.me/p3ZFFv-ps
June 17 Casual Sunday
July 8 Executive Council
11:45 a.m.
Aug. 6-10 Vacation Bible School: Rolling River Rampage

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

Sept. 3 Office Closed

BOOK CHAT: Trinity’s book club is going on vacation for the Summer, and we’ll read whatever we like! We’ll resume in September, so if you have any book suggestions—or would like to be added to the mailing list—please contact Kathy Maher at Kathyngs@gmail.com.

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 29

Prayers

Abby, Amber, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Anne, Ashley, Bill, Callen, Carl & Heather, Carla, Carol Anne, Cathryn, Christina, Christopher, Curry, Daniel, Darlene, Debbie, Dorothy, Ed, Ella, Frank, Helen, Herb, Holly, Jacob, Jane, Jason, Jim & Sharon, Johnny, Josh, Julie, Kaela, Ken, KK, Lacaire family, Layne, Lilly, Lincoln, Loretta, Margaret, Marlene, Mary, Max, Michelle, Miller family, Millers, Nancy, Nina, Paula, Peggy & bill, Ralph, Rashonda, Robert, Rocky, Susan, Steve, Vivian, and Yancey.


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: Young Jesus in the Infancy Gospel of Thomas


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: bit.ly/tumcaltarflowers.

Church & Society will hold a meeting after 10:30 worship on Sunday, May 6 in Room 402. All those who are interested in learning more about the work of this committee are welcome to attend. Contact William Liu.

Crafts for a Cause: Across the world in Uganda, there are 52 girls who now have a brand-new dress and a doll, thanks to the work of Crafts for a Cause. And not so far away in Fairfax, 120 newborns went home from Fair Oaks Hospital with a knit cap, and patients found comfort from neck pillows, lap blankets, heart pillows and surgery dolls. Trinity’s crafts group is also providing backpacks, pajamas, stuffed animals and toiletries to foster kids through the Comfort Cases project sponsored by Caroline Speidel.

If you would like to be a part of this ministry, join Crafts for a Cause on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. Upcoming sessions: May 7 and May 21. We also have homework projects. Details: mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Music Notes: The Prelude is an organ transcription from Cantata #156 by Johann Sebastian Bach; its cantabile or “singing” melody is balanced by the gentle, walking bass line. The Anthem is a famous gospel hymn by William Runyan (see #140 in our Hymnal); it became very popular through its inclusion in Billy Graham’s crusades and is heard today in a 1996 arrangement by Mark Hayes (b. 1953). The Offertory (ca. 1770) is by Domenico Gallo; formerly attributed to Giovanni Pergolesi, Gallo’s melody was incorporated by Igor Stravinsky into the latter’s 1928 ballet Pulcinella. The Postlude is a transcription of the finale to the Concerto in D for lute or guitar by Antonio Vivaldi.

Service Hours Opportunity: The Worship Committee has an opportunity for youth and children who need service hours. It requires helping out with worship details on Sundays. Please contact Gail Cardwell or Pastor Keith for more info.

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.

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!

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.

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 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

May 20 10:30 a.m. Confirmation Celebration

11:30 a.m. Confirmation Banquet

Youth are invited to the Confirmation Banquet. Please RSVP to Keith.

 

Crafts for a Cause: May 2018

Across the world in Uganda, there are 52 girls who now have a brand-new dress and a doll, thanks to the work of Crafts for a Cause. And not so far away in Fairfax, 120 newborns went home from Fair Oaks Hospital with a knit cap, and patients found comfort from neck pillows, lap blankets, heart pillows and surgery dolls. Trinity’s crafts group is also providing backpacks, pajamas, stuffed animals and toiletries to foster kids through the Comfort Cases project sponsored by Caroline Speidel.

If you would like to be a part of this ministry, join Crafts for a Cause on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. Upcoming sessions: May 7 and May 21. We also have homework projects. Details: mollysprouse@gmail.com.

What Will Your Role Be in Our Next Level Innovation?

By James C. Sprouse, Senior Pastor

What’s next for Trinity in NLI, Next Level Innovation? In May, the Staff and Lay Leader will develop a Worship Planning Team (WPT) to make worship more conducive to new visitors. Our target audience will be persons forty and under. The WPT will develop:

  1. A sermon series that is relevant to persons not now attending.
  2. The skill of integrating the theme of the service into the sermon, the music and audio/visuals
  3. The WPT will work to diversify Trinity’s music offerings and engage more laity in the music ministry.
  4. Explore and develop a video live-stream.

A Vision Funding Team (VFT) will be created using a team of persons oriented toward generous giving and who have skills around vision, gratitude and communications. The VFT will develop and deploy both a Stewardship Campaign and Capital Campaign for 2018/2019.

Trinity’s Executive Council will help create a Community Connection Team (CCT) that will develop a plan for improving Trinity’s hospitality. In the fall the CCT will lead our entire church in hospitality training. They will recruit and deploy greeters to all entrances of the church and the parking lot to assist new guests/visitors and those who may need assistance. CCT will develop one or two third-place ministries (soccer fields, gyms, coffee shops, pubs, etc.) which will connect TUMC to younger and more diverse ministries. Finally, the CCT will lead our congregation in a prayer walk around the local neighborhoods and possible third-place sites.

Lastly, our Executive Council will create a Vision Team (VT) which will deploy the volunteer recruiting and membership training programs so that they align with our church’s vision for our future.

We NEED YOU to join the NLI team(s) of your choosing. Speak to our pastors and lay leadership. Tell us where you see your gifts best aligning with the goals of NLI. Together we’ll build a beautiful and bright future for present and future members of Trinity Church and make the ministry of Christ among us known throughout McLean.

Shalom, Jim S.

 

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