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.


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March 5, 2018

Scholarships Available

TLC Scholarship Packets are now available in the church office. Applications are due by April 29, 2018.

In addition, the Community Foundation of Washington County MD has 70 scholarships available totaling more than $90,000 for local students preparing for a post-secondary education. The Foundation encourages all students who live in Washington County, MD, to apply for these scholarships. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria, so students should review all stated criteria before applying. There is no charge to apply for a scholarship listed on the Community Foundation’s websiteAll 2018 scholarship applications are due in April.


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January 15, 2018

RIC – Learn with Us!

The RIC journey began at Trinity in the Spring of 2017 when Pastor Torben Aarsand addressed the Church Council requesting that we explore the program. With Council’s approval, an exploratory group was formed. The RIC Exploratory Group recently met on Saturday, January 6th to discuss its role in the process and determine next steps.
 

How does Trinity see itself as a welcoming church community to those who may believe they are not welcome at church—specifically the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people? In the next month, RIC exploratory group members will individually study the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) program to address that question. After that, we will plan specific ways by which we can communicate what we have learned with the congregation and will envision what the program may look like for Trinity Lutheran Church. Our goal is to help the congregation make an informed decision whether to become a rostered RIC community.

 

Congregational members are welcome to check out www.reconcilingworks.org to become more aware about RIC. Learn with us! Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, February 10th at 10am in Memorial Hall. If you would like to participate in the study, please come and join us!

RIC Exploratory Group members include:
Pr. Torben Aarsand
Judy Conrad
Pr. David Eisenhuth
Craig Fentress
Colleen Gildee
Hunt Hardinge
Peg Hardinge
Tim Higgins
Lauren Rowe
Carol Schofield
Pr. Greg Shook
Arleen Shuster

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January 15, 2018

Prayer Blankets

The Christian Education Committee is accepting prayer blanket sponsorships. Blankets can be sponsored in several ways; a monetary donation, a gift card to JoAnn Fabrics or Wal-Mart, or 2 matching (usually one print and one solid) pieces of fleece fabric (48″ x 60″, or 60” x 72”). On all donations, please indicate it is for the prayer blankets and your name. Please see or email Stephanie Angles (sangles@tlchag.org) with any questions regarding the prayer blankets.

 

Since September 5th, 29 blankets have been donated to Washington County Public Schools’ homeless coordinator to distribute to students in need right here in our community. We will continue donating the prayer blankets throughout the winter season.

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If you are looking for a way to help your church, but only have two hours (at most) on a weekend, please consider serving on the Altar Guild. Saturdays involve setting up for Sunday morning service including preparing communion and changing paraments (altar ornaments) when necessary. On Sunday mornings after service, we wash and store the vessels. Teams rotate weekly, so the commitment is only one weekend per month. We can work with your schedule based on your availability!

What a way to praise the Lord by fulfilling one of the most important duties—preparing God’s house for worship!

If you are interested in volunteering or in learning more, please contact Inge Dudda at (301)790- 4995 or Sharon Michael at (301)730-9588


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Ron Fisher will be hosting a Crochet and Knitting Fellowship Group in the parlor from 6p-8p. The group will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month. Come together to share ideas, work on projects for the community, do your own project, and bring your questions. Learning from each other is a great way to make friends and share ideas and a fun way to network and build your confidence in these arta! All who love the art of crochet and knitting are welcome; some basic skills are needed to work on projects.


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St. John’s Lutheran Church holds mid-week services on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.  Services are contemporary style and take place in St. Johns informal Worship Center. If you are traveling on Sunday and can’t attend Trinity, could use a mid-week worship experience, or want to worship with your St. John’s friends and family, Wednesdays are a perfect time!  Any offerings designated for Trinity from our members will be sent back here.


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