Announcements

The Weekly Announcements for Trinity Presbyterian Church
 

Sunday at Trinity: August 14, 2022

This Sunday:

  • 10 am Worship in the sanctuary with Pastor Judith in the pulpit
  • 11 am Lemonade on the Lawn hosted by Abigail Circle.
  • 2pm Virtual Bible Chat with Ben (email for the link.)

 

Sunday school team members needed

It is that time of year, when we put out a call asking for people to sit with our children on a Sunday morning and help raise them to know God. If you would be interested in joining a team contact Ben.

 

I Could Be Wrong Podcast

A new episode of Ben’s podcast is available. Ben ponders the question: how do you deal with people who use the Bible to support their opinions? https://icouldbwrong.podbean.com/e/i-could-be-wrong-using-the-bible/

 

College Addresses for fall

Please send your student’s updated college mailing address so we can make sure they get some love from Trinity during the year.  You can fill out the form here or email your student’s name, year, and mailing address to the office.

 

How is Jesus the Son of God? How can God be three things? Is God a ghost? 

New Episode of Family Questions! Ben attempts to answer these questions here: https://youtu.be/o75SpyYCYzA 

 

Stuart Moving 

It is bittersweet to share that Stuart will be moving to Richmond to be closer to both his and Anna’s family. His last Sunday at Trinity will be August 21st. Stuart has been Trinity’s youth director for three years and lead the youth during an especially challenging time.  We wish him well and will miss him greatly. Click here for his letter to the congregation. 

 

Do you know of someone who would be interested in being a Youth Director? 

A great way to hire a new Youth Director is share with Trinity’s network. Please share the following: 

“Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington VA is looking to welcome a new Youth Director. The Youth Director role is central to our community which sees continued growth, especially in young families. With historically strong engagement from the youth members of the church (averaging 20-30 kids for gatherings) and a robust support network in the church membership, Trinity is looking for someone who wants to continue their faith journey and grow with our church family as the Youth Director. This position comes with many benefits as well as support from an inclusive leadership team and church family. Please click here for the full description.” 

 

Blood Drive 

The Church of Jesus Christ – LDS Arlington, across the street from Trinity, is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, Sept 10th from 7:30am – 1:00pm and have invited Trinity to take part. To register, please email Lynda Magire at lyndakmwa@gmail.com. Thanks for helping save a life!! (PS In case you were wondering we have to ask for sign ups early in order to ensure enough people for the bloodmobile to happen!.) 

 

Calling for entries for Trinity Creative Arts/Projects Display  

The pandemic uprooted our sense of daily life. For many, it provided a chance to pursue activities/hobbies/passions that had been put on hold or never experienced. For others, it took away the time/opportunity to pursue those creative passions. As we move forward into our new and emerging routines, we want to spend a few moments reflecting on and appreciating those endeavors.  

We are collecting art in all media/collections/data/projects…… any way you can document something that you were able to create during the time of solitude. If you were not able to be creative, please send that information as well so that can acknowledge that loss of creative activity.  

Send a photograph, description, and dimensions of your submission to Carol Feather Martin at music@trinityarlington.org by September 25th for a display October 2-16th at Trinity. 

 

Take Action: Share Your Housing Affordability Story 

We all know that housing in Arlington is expensive. It can be tough to live near work or transit, find a safe and affordable rental, or buy a home. This summer, as part of our work with VOICE, Trinity is collecting stories about housing affordability challenges in Arlington to learn what people in our community are saying about their housing situations, challenges, successes, and new issues. These stories will inform how VOICE shows up during the County Board debate this fall. We want to hear from you! If you have a story you would like to share, please contact Merrit Gillard

 

Lemonade on the Lawn… or Courtyard… or Narthex 

We are being flexible for Lemonade on the Lawn, which is hosted by a different group every week. Due to the weather outside (wet or hot) coupled with the rising COVID concerns, we are adjusting Lemonade on the Lawn so the food is inside, but we are encouraging people to socialize outside. 

 

Please sign up to be an usher! 

It is really helpful to have an usher to greet new visitors and help with the offering and counting the attendance. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/UkJJSXu 

 

Livestream of Sunday worship 

We will offer a limited access livestream of the 10 a.m. summer worship when it is inside. The link will become active at 9:45 a.m. and be available until Wednesday, when the edited public video of worship comes out in the enews. The limited access means only those with the Trinity enews link will be able to access the livestream. Livestream is not available for outside worship services.