The Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC) keeps an up-to-date listing of area inter-faith events on their website ranging from Spaghetti Feeds to Zion’s Cinderella Shop for second hand prom dresses to the HARC Hike coming up in June. It’s way too much to list individually. I encourage you to check out their website, http://harccoalition.org/events/, or sign up for their email list on the home page.
Join us at 9 a.m. at the Dutch Market at the Long Meadow Shopping Center. Not an exclusive group, just a gaggle of Lutherans enjoying breakfast and fellowship time. Started several years ago with a few men having coffee and now can number up to 20! Come as you are able to join. No assigned seats, no membership fee, just fun.
Our beliefs are demonstrated through practices of joyful worship and faithful service in the daily life of congregation members. As Lutherans, we believe in the Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God created and loves all of creation — the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world. As a young man, Martin Luther came to realize that a merciful God justifies us by faith to make us free. Our sins are forgiven and we are made righteous through his boundless mercy and grace. He wrote tha t faith is God’s work in us, that it changes us and makes us to be born anew of God. It is a living, busy, active, mighty thing. Justification is an unmerited gift from God granted to all who exercise faith. Even faith itself is seen as a gift of God, created in the hearts of Christians by the work of the Holy Spirit through the Word and Baptism. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), of which Trinity is […]
There will be an ice cream social and movie event on Saturday, June 9th. The ice cream social will begin in Fellowship Hall at 2pm. Two movies will begin at 3pm with the movie “All Saints” shown in Fellowship Hall for adults and the movie “Ferdinand” being shown in the Owl’s nest for youth. This fun afternoon is being sponsored by the Christian Ed/Family Ministry and Senior Ministry teams. Come just for ice cream or just a movie, or make it a full afternoon of fun and do both! Sign up available at church services or by calling the office.
In order to facilitate setting up for the reception following Pastor David’s Installation, a combined service is being planned for Sunday June 10thin the Sanctuary at 10am. Please join us on this special day during this blended service of inspiration and music. Several several guest musicians will be joining us as well.
5 of our Youth will be traveling to Houston, TX June 26 – July 1 to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering. Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. Our youth will be fundraising over the next two months to help offset the costs associated with attending the Gathering. One way you can help is by “sponsoring a mile” for $5/mile as they travel the 1390 from Hagerstown to Houston. In addition the youth will be offering light breakfasts following the Contemporary Worship Service each Sunday in May. They are accepting donation to put toward their trip.
HARC Hike for hunger and hope is a non-competitive fundraising event open to all ages. This fully supported hike on the beautiful and historic C&O Canal tow path features three distances of varying difficulties to include everyone from casual to serious hikers. You can look forward to snacks, water & Gatorade refills along the way. All hikes (except the Catoctin Challenge hike) will be along the C&O Canal in Maryland and will meet and end at Shepherd Springs Retreat Center. Following the hikes, participants will be directed to our “Celebration” where they can relax and enjoy good food, music and friendships. For more information click on the link – HARC HIKE INFO Proceeds benefit HARC & Micah’s Backpack
It’s Extreme Coupon this month and next and you can help!! Many weeks our food bank needs to supplement with trips to the grocery store. In order to stretch our dollar we are calling all coupon clippers! Where can you find coupons? In the newspaper of course but you can also google “coupons” and a whole host of websites come up that you can print coupons. If you enter zip codes for cities with a higher cost of living, often times you can get coupons greater than those that you would find in our “21742” zip code! Some zip code suggestions? Try 20815 (Chevy Chase, MD), 20854 (Potomac, MD and 20814 (Bethesda, MD) Items to clip? Pasta and sauces, juices, canned veggies and fruits . Please make sure you cut out the coupons. We don’t have manpower to sift through full pages and cut out what is needed. Place your coupons in the boxes in Fellowship Hall or the Narthex. Thank you so much for you help!! We look forward to replenishing our food bank.