The next “Chat with Pastor David” will be held on Sunday, Jan 27th between services in Memorial Hall. This is another quarterly opportunity for members to ask questions of and make comments to Pastor David about any aspect of ministry at Trinity.
We hope you will come to share ideas and give Pastor David some feedback as to how his ministry is serving the membership. This meeting is sponsored by the Mutual Ministry team.
Please join us!
On Thursday, January 31st at 7pm we will continue our Jazz adventure at Trinity Lutheran Church with a special Epiphany celebration. This will be in the form of a Traditional Evening Prayer service which makes use of chant, scripture, prayers, silence, and hymns to bring the presence of Christ into our midst as day gives way to evening. The only difference is that this setting of the vesper service uses the warm sound of American Jazz music. A highlight of the service is a brief teaching moment which expands on the theme of the day, blending the sacred and the secular.
Enjoy dessert and refreshments following the service.
Invite some friends to join you for this blended service to wind down your day.
Free and open to the public.
“Celebrating our Past and Embracing our Future”
The 150th Anniversary of Trinity will began with the Unity Service of Celebration on Sunday, October 14th 2018. We chose this date because it is close to our actual groundbreaking for the original church on Franklin Street which took place in October, 1868.
There are some fantastic pictures, both past and present, osted pictures on the bulletin board in the Narthex. A timeline is beginning to form in Fellowship Hall. Watch it grow through the year. We will also have wonderful scrapbooks of our early church days out for you to look through during the brunch. Please take time to look at these artifacts. We were blessed by the diligent research of Janet Dayhoff and Dottie Cochrane. Their tireless work, attention to detail, and the formation of the Heritage Room provide us with a wealth of information from our past.
Each month we will celebrate the anniversary with a special focus one Sunday a month. In November, we will focus on Harvest Home which has been a long-standing tradition at Trinity. This will occur on Sunday, November 18th. This will also be the day we provide Thanksgiving boxes to our Micah’s families and Food Bank families. What a way to celebrate Harvest Sunday! It will also be our annual Congregational Meeting and Meal. Why not bring a dish to share from one of our cookbooks? In November we will ask all to look through past cook books and bring a dish to share (please share the name of who put the recipe in the cookbook) to share as part of the congregational dinner. Don’t have a cookbook? Use one of the recipes that have been in our newsletter the past 5 or 6 months (Click for Newsletters). Each recipe shared is from one of the cookbooks.
We have something special planned for Christmas, so watch for more information in the Messenger and miniMessenger as we “Celebrate Our Past and Embrace Our Future.”
Jottings from Yesterday…
Did You Know? Bulletins were not used until 1941. Dr. Ard began them during his first year at Trinity. Before that, the hymn boards would display the hymns sung each Sunday. The hymnals were handed out by the ushers and collected at the end of the service. They placed them on a table in the Narthex.
The anniversary committee meets the second Tuesday of the month in Memorial Hall at 7 PM. Come join us! The next meeting is Tuesday, November 13th.
Contact Carol Brashears at 301-992-5016
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
There are two different bible studies meeting every week to choose from. All are welcome! Monday evenings at 7pm in Memorial Hall, there will be a bible study focusing on the Gospel of John. Tuesday Mornings at 10am in Memorial Hall, a second bible study will be looking at the Book of Exodus.
Monday Evening, The Gospel of John
John is the last Gospel written and probably comes to us from the last decade of the first century. The writer is a theologian and who takes things that appear in the other three Gospels and bends them to his own devices. For example, the synoptic Gospels—Mark, Luke, and Matthew—place the setting of the Last Supper within the framework of the Passover Meal. John says it happened at dinner the night before Passover. Who is right? There’s an obvious contradiction. So much for Biblical inherency. Come find out why John does this!
Tuesday Morning, The Book of Exodus
The Tuesday morning Bible study will focus next on the book of Exodus, beginning 10 a.m. on August 21. In this “historical” book, God uses slavery in Egypt to gather a people and bring them out of bondage into a new life in the Promised Land. We will use the Kerygma series. We will use books, but you can miss a class and not be lost! Refreshments are served! If you have not been attending this study but want to come, please call the office or tell Pastor David so we can have a book for you. To begin, we will study the story of Joseph, which will help us under- stand how God’s people got to Egypt in the first place. This will continue for the first two Tuesdays in August. A movie will be shown about Joseph, starring Ben Kingsley. If you want to, just come for the movie!
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.
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.