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.

 

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Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 22

Prayers

Abby, Alice Ann, Alice, Amber, Amy, Andrew, Anne, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill, Billie, Billy, Bob & Fran, Buddy, Burl, Callen, Candy, Carl & Heather, Carl, Carla, Carol, Cathryn, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Curry, Daniel, Darlene, Debi, Del, Diana, Diane, Doris, Dorothy, Ed & Sally, Ella, Flo, Florian, Frances, Frank, Gregg, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Jacob, Jane, Janet, Jason, Jeff, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Johnny, Josh, Julie, Kaela, Kathie, Kathleen, Kay, Ken, KK, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lisa, Loretta, M.G., Maddy, Margaret, Marilyn, Marlene, Martha, Mary Jo, Mary Lou, Mary, Matt, Max, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Millers, Moussa family, Nancy, Nelda, Paul & Jeanette, Paul, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Rashanda, Ray, Reichert family, Renee, Richard, Robinson family, Rocky, Ron, Rosa, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherry, Steve, Sue, Susie, Suzanne, Theresa, Tom, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, Vivian, and Yancey.


Come learn about the next Honduras trip: June 30 – July 7.

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: Jesus & Mary in the Proto-Gospel of James



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: To sign up, please visit the notebook outside the chapel or bit.ly/altarflowers2017. The link includes 2018 dates.

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: Monday, April 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.

If you know of someone in the hospital or recovering at home, Crafts would be happy to send them a comfort pillow. Trinity will provide Mother’s Day gift bags of toiletries for Martha’s Table in May. If you’ve been collecting travel-size toiletries, including shampoo, soap, lotion and dental items, please bring them to the church by next Sunday. Thank you! For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.

Music Notes: The Prelude was arranged for organ in 2011 by Charles Callahan and is based on a melody by Joseph Renville, a 19th-century interpreter for the Dakota people in Minnesota. The Anthem is a 1984 setting by John Carter of the well-known spiritual from South Carolina’s Sea Islands; its Gullah title means “Come by here.” The Offertory comes from Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s 1828 Klavierschule; Hummel studied with Mozart and was a friend of Beethoven and Schubert. The 1704 Postlude is from the first opera by 19-year-old George Frideric Handel. A rigaudon or rigadoon is a lively Baroque dance in duple time from Provence; other notable rigaudons have been composed by Purcell and Rameau.

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.

Text Messages to stay in touch. Details on our website.

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!

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 22    9:30 a.m.    Confirmation

11:45 a.m.   Discussion led by David Case

Youth Choir

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

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 15

PRAYERS

Abby, Alice Ann, Alice, Amber, Amy, Andrew, Annie, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill, Billie, Billy, Bob & Fran, Bobbie, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carl, Carla, Carol, Cathryn, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Danforth family, Daniel, Darlene, Debbie, Debi, Del, Diana, Diane, Doris, Ed & Sally, Eddie, Ella, Eunice, Flo, Florian, Frances, Gregg, Heather & Carl, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Ina, Jane, Janet, Jason, Jeff, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, Jin, Joan, Joe, John, Johnny, Josh, Julia, Julie, Kathie, Kathleen, Kay, Ken, KK, Kristin, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lisa, Maddy, Marilyn, Martha, Mary Beth, Mary Jo, Mary Lou, Matt, Max, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Moussa family, Nancy, Nelda, Paul & Jeanette, Paul, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Peter, Phillip, Rashanda, Ray, Reichert family, Renee, Richard, Roberta & Howard, Robinson family, Ron, Rosa, Sally & Heather, Sally, Sandelli family, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherry, Skip, Sonny, Steve, Sue, Susie, Suzanne, Theresa, Tim, Tom, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, Vivian, and Yancey.

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, and the people and communities affected by more than 63 mass shootings* this year.

* 4 or more killed/injured, gunviolencearchive.org


New Class: The Apocryphal Jesus

The Apocryphal Jesus begins today 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.


This Month’s 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

Announcements

Acolytes & Crucifers Needed: Children and youth in Pre-K through 12th grade are invited to help lead our 10:30 worship. We have the following roles available:

Acolyte: 4th grade—12 grade

Crucifer: 2ns grade—12th grade

Langley Bell Ringer—Pre-K—2nd grade

The acolyte lights the candles at the beginning of the service and the crucifer processes with the cross at the beginning of the service. The Langley Bell ringer rings the Langley Bell to start the service.

It’s easy to sign up, just visit bit.ly/trinityacb.

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity

 

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 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.

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!

We will have a Town Hall Meeting after both worship services today to discuss the next steps in our Next Level Innovation (NLI).

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. On the menu: baked ziti, salad, bread.

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 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

May 6 9:30 a.m. Confirmation

11:45 a.m. Open Sunday: Games, etc.

 

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

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 1

Prayers

Abby, Alice, Alice Ann, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ann, Annie, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill, Billy, Bobbie, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carl, Carla, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Chris, Dan, Daniel, Dara, Darlene, Debbie, Dean, Del, Diana, Diane, Ella, Flo, Florian, Frances, Gail, Gary, Gloria, Grace, Hannah, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Humm family, Jaime, Jane, Janet, Jenny & Geoff, Jeff, Jerry, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Jonte, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, June, Kaela, Kathleen, Kay, Kelda, Ken, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Liam, Lilly, Linda, Lincoln, Lindie, Lisa, LJ, Maddy, Marciene, Matt, Max, MK, Marilynn, Martha, Mary Lou, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Nancy, Paul, Paul & Jeanette, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Rashanda, Ray, Rich, Richard, Robert, Rosa, Sally, Sandelli family, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Scott & Kathy, Sean, Sherry, Sonny, Steve, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Theresa, Tim, Tom, Thom, Thomas, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, 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 51 mass shootings* this year.

* 4 or more killed/injured, gunviolencearchive.org


Sign up for Text Messages.

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners return April 4.

Next Level Innovation (NLI) is an investment in churches that have a recognized potential for reaching more people and inviting them to become disciples of Jesus. Please plan to attend a Town Hall gathering on Sunday, April 15 for an update of our next steps.

Trinity needs to form 4 new leadership teams. Look at the ones listed and ask yourself where your spiritual gifts align with a team.

  1. Vision Team – Create a vision for Trinity’s ministries. Design a volunteer recruiting and membership training event.
  2. Vision Fundraising Team (VFT) – Develop a kick-off sermon series; launch a fall Stewardship Campaign; plan and execute a Capital Campaign.
  3. Hospitality – Communication Connection Team (CCT) – Develop a comprehensive plan to improve our hospitality. CCT with the Staff will create a Worship Planning Team (WPT) to connect Trinity’s worship to the community.
  4. Discipleship – Create a pilot program of small groups that can begin to pursue a deeper spiritual life together.

Join one of the NLI Teams soon. Sign up to receive text messages about NLI updates (see other side of card). The health, vitality and future of Trinity Church rely on your participation.


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 or Melissa Harris.

 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.

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.

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!

Movie Night: Saturday, April 7: The Lovings are hosting Movie Night with playground time, hot dogs and a movie. Drop off your children at 5 p.m. and come back at 9 p.m.! The movie will be shown in the Fellowship Lobby. RSVP jamie.loving@verizon.net

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!

This Month’s Collection: Martha’s Table: We are collecting travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soaps, etc.). Martha’s Table,
marthastable.org, is a fantastic organization that provides help to homeless and underprivileged people in Washington, DC, by providing access to food, education, and opportunities.

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 1 Easter Sunday No Youth Group

April 8 9:30 a.m. Confirmation

11:45 a.m. Life Coach session with Pastor Keith

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

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: March 25

PRAYERS

Alice, Alice Ann, Ann, Chris, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill, Billy, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carl, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Dan, Debbie, Del, Diana, Diane, Flo, Frances, Gary, Grace, Hannah, Harold, Hilda, Humm family, Jaime, Janet, Jeff, Jerry, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Jonte, Kaela, Kathleen, Kay, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, LJ, Maddy, Matt, MK, Marilynn, Martha, Mary Lou, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Nancy, Norma, Paul, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Ray, Richard, Rosa, Sandy Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherry, Sue, Suzanne, Theresa, Tom, Thomas, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, 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 49 mass shootings* this year.

* 4 or more killed/injured, gunviolencearchive.org


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.

 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 bag/backpack, pajamas (child size 10-adult XXL), small blanket (preferably fuzzy), stuffed animal, journal, pens, pencils, books, adult toothbrush, and travel size 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 to drop off the supplies by April 30.

Crafts for a Cause: Our next bimonthly work sessions will be on Monday night, April 9 and 23, from 7 to 8:30. No “crafty” skills required, just helping hands. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.

Easter Egg Hunt for children on the field by the Fellowship Building following the 10:30 worship service on March 25. If you forget your basket, a bag will be available.

Easter Flower Delivery and Decorating will be Saturday morning. All are welcome to join in the fun to help transform our worship space into something suitable to welcome the King. Contact Margie Meak for more information.

Girl Scout Silver Award Project: Trinity member, Amelia Swenson is working on a Girl Scout silver award project to benefit Friends- 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!

Movie Night: Saturday, April 7: The Lovings are hosting Movie Night with playground time, hot dogs and a movie. Drop off your children at 5 p.m. and come back at 9 p.m.! The movie will be shown in the Fellowship Lobby. RSVP jamie.loving@verizon.net

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. You’ll receive a link to register. And then, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! Thanks for your continued support!

This Month’s Collection: Martha’s Table: We are collecting travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soaps, etc.). Martha’s Table,
marthastable.org, is a fantastic organization that provides help to homeless and underprivileged people in Washington, DC, by providing access to food, education, and opportunities.

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.

March 25 11:45 a.m. Lent Series with Nila

April 1 Easter Sunday No Youth Group

April 8 11:45 a.m. Life Coach session with Pastor Keith

April 15 11:45 a.m. Youth Choir

Relevant Talk with Nila

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: March 11

Prayers

Abby, Alice, Andrew, Ann & Jay, Ashley, Beatty family, Becky, Bonnie, Carla, Chris, Daniel, Danny, Deb, Debbie, Ella, Eunice, Florian, Harold, Holly, Irene, Jane, Jeffmander, Jim & Sharon, John, Josh, Kaela, Kelly, Ken, Lilly, Lincoln, LJ, Marciene, Margie, Matt, Max, MK, Nestor, Norma, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Robert, Steve, Tommy, Vanessa, Vivian, Woody, and Yancey.

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 and the people and communities affected by more than 46 mass shootings* this year.

* 4 or more killed/injured, gunviolencearchive.org


Altar Flowers: To sign up, please visit the notebook outside the chapel or bit.ly/altarflowers2017. The link includes 2018 dates.

Children’s Ministry Leadership Opportunity: If you’d like to know more about planning fun social events for Trinity’s children, such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Movie Night, Advent Workshop, etc., please contact Lynda Hensley, hensleyl@verizon.net

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: To volunteer as a teacher or assistant, please contact Keith, klee@umtrinity.org, or Melissa Harris,
maharris024@gmail.com.

Crafts for a Cause: March will be a bonus month for Crafts for a Cause, when there will be an extra opportunity to make comfort items. In addition to the bimonthly work session on Monday night, March 19, from 7 to 8:30, there will be two workshops on March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon during Good Works Day. Adults can meet in Room 124 to stuff pillows, cut fabric, make blankets and sew dresses. Children ages 8 and up can make “Pilgrim dolls” for needy girls in Uganda in the Fellowship Building. No “crafty” skills required, just helping hands. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Easter Egg Hunt: Children may bring a basket next week (March 25) for our annual Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:30 service on the field by the Fellowship Building.

Mission Trip with Charles Wesley UMC: You’re invited to participate in an Appalachian Service Project in Rainelle, WV. The trip to rebuild homes damaged by flooding will be April 25-28. Contact Tylee Smith, 703-356-7126, tylees@verizon.net.

Movie Night: Saturday, April 7: The Lovings are hosting Movie Night with playground time, hot dogs and a movie. Drop off your children at 5 p.m. and come back at 9 p.m.! The movie will be shown in the Fellowship Lobby. RSVP jamie.loving@verizon.net

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. You’ll receive a link to register. And then, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! Thanks for your continued support!

Social justice is an important part of who we are as United Methodists. In that spirit, a group of TUMC members will be taking part in the March For Our Lives in Washington, DC, on Saturday, March 24. Logistics are still being worked out. Please let the office know if you are interested in joining in the Trinity group.

Text Message Reminders

Trinity United Methodist Church will now offer text message reminders. We will be using a free platform (Remind) to send these messages. While designed for schools, this is a platform that is free for nonprofits. When you use the instructions or links below you will be sent an automatic confirmation text asking if you are a Parent, Student or Teacher. Please respond with P for parent.

There are two options for signing-up to opt-in:

1) Text the number 81010 with the following message:

Message code Group
@jimbible Pastor Jim’s Bible Study
@preileen Pastor Eileen’s class
@TCchilded Children’s Education
@7confirm Confirmation class
@tumcevents Event Reminders
@tumcprayer Prayers
@trebles1 Trinity Trebles
@youth712 Youth Group

2) You can also use a link to sign-up: remind.com/join/messagecode, for example: remind.com/join/jimbible.

This Month’s Collection: Martha’s Table: We are collecting travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soaps, etc.). Martha’s Table,
marthastable.org, is a fantastic organization that provides help to homeless and underprivileged people in Washington, DC, by providing access to food, education, and opportunities.

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners are served 6-7 p.m. each week. After dinner you are invited to stay for Trinity Trebles (children’s choir), Pastor Sprouse’s Bible Study or fellowship with your church family. This week’s menu: chicken, rice pilaf and salad.

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.

 

March 18          11:45 a.m. Lent Series with Nila

Youth Choir practice

Confirmation Class

 

March 25          11:45 a.m. Lent Series with Nila

 

April 1      Easter Sunday No Youth Group

 

April 8 11:45 a.m. Life Coach session with Pastor Keith