November 2018 at Trinity UMC

Nov. 4 Charge Conference

3 p.m.

Held at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington
Nov. 12 Office Closed  
Nov. 5 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

Learn about the latest projects:

https://wp.me/p3ZFFv-s9

Nov. 11 Thanksgiving Lunch

after 10:30 worship

see graphic below
Nov. 11 Martha’s Table Sandwich Making
Nov. 13 Book Chat

6:30 p.m.

This month: News of the World, by Paulette Jiles
Nov. 19 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

 
Nov. 20 Christmas Trees Arrive  
Nov. 23 Christmas Tree Sales Begin See graphic below for all hours.
Nov. 25 Celtic Service

5 p.m.

 

 

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Our Season Is Underway!

Our Trinity Trebles are well underway for their 2018-2019 season. We sang our first song in October- God Made Us All and we even had a solo instrument help us out! In November we will sing Shout to the Lord, an uplifting and exciting song about praising God! This song is really stretching our young singers’ voices and showing off their impressive range. It’s always a great time to join Trinity Trebles especially before November as we are just beginning to learn our Christmas Musical, Aaron the Allergic Shepherd by Ruth Schram and Mark Cabaniss. A musical reminding us that we can come as we are to meet Christ our Lord. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. following catered dinner at 6 p.m. Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children, $20 for families. We meet in Langley Hall and rehearse in the Music Room. Questions? Contact Catherine at carweth@gmail.com.

Giving Thanks for and Through Music

by Jerry Rich

Giving Thanks for Music

“Music is, I believe, one of the church’s great missionary opportunities. In its transmission, it has meaning for the faithful, for the faithless, and for those who have lost their faith. It is a mission whose spirit can be expressed in the home, by the family singing Christmas carols, or in the most magnificent ecclesiastical structure, by a highly trained choir. It knows no social, intellectual, or sectarian barriers. It expresses our loftiest ideals, our deepest emotions. It is one of the gifts of God which reminds us that we are above the other creatures of earth, but lower than angels.”                    W. Benjamin Hutto

 

Giving Thanks through Music

Here are some musical expressions of thanks to contemplate in this season of gratitude:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata 29 (We Thank You, God)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Song of Thanksgiving from Quartet #15 in A Minor

Leonard Bernstein: Simple Song from Mass

William Billings: O Praise the Lord of Heaven

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite (part 1)

Joseph Curiale: Awakening from Songs of the Earth

Attrib. George Frideric Handel: Thanks Be to Thee

Gustav Holst: Finale from St. Paul’s Suite

Charles Ives: Thanksgiving from Holidays Symphony

Felix Mendelssohn: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God from Symphony #5

Claudio Monteverdi: Gloria from Mass of Thanksgiving (1631)

Arr. Stephen Paulus: We Gather Together

Jay Ungar: Thanksgiving Hymn from Harvest Home Suite

Valerius, arr. Williams: Prayer of Thanksgiving

Antonio Vivaldi: Autumn from The Four Seasons

John Williams: Hymn to New England

Music News (October 2018)

SING WITH US! Trinity’s Chancel Choir rehearses Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. in Room 115. We welcome new singers!

October’s Weekly Choir Anthems

Oct. 7         A Communion Invitation (Craig Courtney)

Oct. 14      Teach Me, O Lord (Philip Stopford)

Oct. 21      Deep Waters (Pepper Choplin)

Oct. 28      What Does the Lord Require (Eric Nelson)

A SINGERS’ PRAYER: O Lord, bless your servants who minister in your temple. Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts we may proclaim in our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

RING WITH US! The Trinity Ringers rehearse Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. in Room 115. We can use your musical talents!

October’s Monthly Bell Prelude:

Oct. 14      Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (arr. Linda Lamb)

A RINGERS’ PRAYER: Grant, O Lord, that these bells may sound your praises and the good news of your salvation; may they summon the faithful to worship and stir all who hear them to glorify your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

October 2018 at Trinity UMC

BOOK CHAT

The Trinity book club is starting a new season! We’ll meet on Tuesday, October 9: Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid. Bring a light dinner, if you like (dessert is provided), and enjoy fellowship and lively conversation. Reading the book isn’t even required! Contact Kathy Maher (Kathyngs@gmail.com) to obtain a copy of the full reading list.

Oct. 7 Pet Blessing Details here and below
Oct. 8 Office Closed
Oct. 8 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

Learn about the latest projects: https://wp.me/p3ZFFv-rP
Oct. 9 Book Chat

6:30 p.m.

This month: Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid. Details on page 4.
Oct. 13 Good Works Day
9 a.m.—12 p.m.
Indoor & outdoor projects with chili lunch. See http://bit.ly/tumcgwd
Oct. 14 Martha’s Table Sandwich Making
Oct. 21

Oct. 27

Laity Sunday

Heart to Heart Famly Fiesta

 

Join us for our fundraiser dinner. Find all the details here.

Oct. 28 Trunk or Treat
6 p.m.
See graphic below
Oct. 28 Celtic Service

5 p.m.

Nov. 4 Charge Conference

3 p.m.

Held at Mount Olivet UMC, 1500 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Sept. 16

PRAYERS

Our Prayer List

Abby, Allie, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Annie, Ashley, Barbara, Betty, Bill, Bob, Bob & Eileen, Bobbie, Bonnie, Carla, Carol, Catherine & Henry, Cav, Chip & Tessa, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, Duane, Ed & Sally, Ella, Florian, Gabriela, Gail & Hal, Gay, Herb, Hermanson family, Hilda, Holly, James & She-Fin, Jane, Jenny & Geoff, Jim, Jim & Sharon, JJ, Joe, John, John & Mary Frances, Jonathan, Josh, Julie, Julieta, K, Ken, Lilly, Lincoln, Liz, Marilyn, Mark, Matt, McCullough family, Meg, Michelle, Olivia, Pat, Paul & Jeanette, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Sally, Sally & Ryan, Sarah, Scott & Emma, Scott & Kathy, Scott & Patsy, Stephen, Steve, Susan, Tiki, Tim, Tom, Virginia, Vivian, and Yancey.

Pray with Us Each Weekday at a New Time!

Eileen Gilmer prays on Facebook each weekday at 7 a.m. Tune in to begin your day with your church family. The video is also posted to her profile and the church’s Facebook page (Trinity UMC, McLean).


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: Tours of Hell before Dante


Children

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

Children’s Sunday School includes classes for all children pre-K through 6th grade in Room 402. Children are dismissed from 10:30 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, klee@umtrinity.org.

Trinity Trebles, our children’s choir for ages 4 – 11, meets on Wednesdays, from 6 – 7 p.m. in Langley Hall. Join us for Wednesday Night Diner and for singing! Questions? Contact Catherine Wethington,
cwethington@umtrinity.org.


Parents, Please register you children and youth for this year’s children’s and youth ministries – Sunday School, Confirmation, choir, etc. A convenient registration can be found online at: http://bit.ly/TUMCregister.


Youth

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

Confirmation class begins today at 11:40 a.m. It’s not too late to join. This class is open to all 7th graders. For more information, please contact Keith, klee@umtrinity.org.

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.

Sept. 16 11:40 a.m. Fall Youth Group Kick-off / Confirmation Class

Sept. 23 11:40 a.m. Music team intro to Grace Notes

Sept. 30 11:40 a.m. Video Games & Other Serious Endeavors

Oct. 7 11:40 a.m. Four Truths About Habits

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Outreach

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.

Collecting Christmas Cards

Naty de las Alas is collecting new or gently used Christmas cards (religious theme preferred) that will be distributed to the homeless. Look for the collection boxes in the Narthex and in the Fellowship Building. Thank you!

Crafts for a Cause

Last week, 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 Sept. 24 and Oct. 8 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 for a Cause hopes to launch a project soon to encourage congregants to help us make adult and baby hats with a loom. It’s an easy and foolproof substitute for knitting and crocheting. If you’re interested, let us know. And if you know if anyone recovering from surgery or illness who would appreciate a comfort pillow or blanket, please let us know. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com.


Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Sept. 9

PRAYERS

Our Prayer List

Abby, Allie, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Annie, Ashley, Barbara, Betty, Bill, Bob, Bobbie, Bonnie, Carla, Carol, Catherine & Henry, Cav, Chip & Tessa, Daniel, Duane, Ed & Sally, Ella, Florian, Gabriela, Gail & Hal, Gay, Herb, Hermanson family, Holly, Jane, Jenny & Geoff, Jim, Jim & Sharon, JJ, Joe, John, Jonathan, Josh, Julie, Ken, Lilly, Lincoln, Mark, Matt, McCullough family, Meg, Michelle, Pat, Paul & Jeanette, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Sally & Ryan, Scott & Emma, Scott & Patsy, Stephen, Steve, Susan, Tim, Tom, Virginia 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.


This week

8:30 a.m.       Worship (Sanctuary)

9:30 a.m.       The Apocryphal Jesus (Library)

9:30 a.m.       Martha’s Table Sandwich Making (Fellowship Lobby)

10:30 a.m.     Worship (Sanctuary)

10:45 a.m.     Sunday School (301, 302, 303, 402-403)

11:45 a.m.     Picnic (Plaza)

 

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: Revelations That Didn’t Make the Bible.

Engage Bible Study resumes on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Building. This year’s theme, Proclaiming Christ Risen, will be explored through the book of Acts. Acts tells the story of the early church. The Registration and cost of the book is $25.

Parents, Please register you children and youth for this year’s children’s and youth ministries – Sunday School, Confirmation, choir, etc. A convenient registration can be found online at: http://bit.ly/TUMCregister.

Trinity Trebles, our children’s choir for ages 4—11, will resume Wed., Sept. 12, from 6—7 p.m. in Langley Hall. Join us for Wednesday Night Diner and for singing! Questions? Contact Catherine Wethington,
cwethington@umtrinity.org.

New Collection Drive

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

The Christmas season has arrived early for Crafts for a Cause, as work has begun on making 50 red and white flannel Christmas stockings for newborns at Fair Oaks Hospital. One of our knitters, Ann Skelly, has been busy knitting Santa hats that accompany the stockings.

If you’d like to help make stockings, pillows, dolls, blankets and dresses, join of our work sessions on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. Future work sessions: Sept. 10 and Sept. 24.

We also have homework projects if you can’t make the work sessions. And if you know of someone recovering from surgery or illness who might like a comfort pillow, please let us know. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse, mollysprouse@gmail.com.

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 limited supply. Proceeds will help fund Crafts and Mission projects.