ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements for March 3, 2024
 
Sunday: Education Hour:

For descriptions, click on the links or go to the end of the bulletin.

 
Sunday: March 3rd
  • 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
  • 10:10 a.m. Education Hour
  • 11:15 a.m. Traditional Worship
  • 4- 5:30 p.m. 4th/5th Grade Group
  • 6-7:30 p.m. Middle School/High School Youth Group

 

Today:4th/.5th Group

4th & 5th Grade Group will meet this Sunday 4-5:30pm in Fellowship Hall. Join us! Contact Ben with questions.

 

Next Sunday: Annual Congregational Meeting: March 10th 

On March 10th we will have one worship at 10 a.m. (led by the youth) followed by the Annual Meeting and then lunch! At the Annual Meeting, Trinity members will vote on the pastor’s term to call and for 4 new elders to serve on Trinity’s Session for three-year terms, as well as a youth to serve a one-year term, a new trustee and the nominating committee. The slate as presented by this year’s nominating committee is: 

Elders: Merrit Gillard, Julie Bradsher, Beth Bailey, Lynn Pollock, Henry S. (youth representative, one year term).

Trustees: Chris Paulraj, Jayne Bultena (2nd term)

Nominating Committee: Mac Greer, Amy Arnold, Todd Parker, Leslie Bradenham, Alaina Desautels (youth representative)

 

Next Sunday: Annual Meeting Lunch!  Please Sign up to help!

The Annual Meeting Lunch is a great time for fellowship and food! Fellowship will provide the main entrée and drinks and we ask everyone to please bring a side or dessert to share.

Please sign up to help at the congregational lunch on March10th.  We need help setting up on Saturday afternoon on the 9th and also help setting up and cleaning up on Sunday.  This is a family friendly mission opportunity!   Click here to sign up!   

 

Next Sunday: March 10th: One Worship time at 10 a.m.

We know you read the two announcements above so you know this, but JUST in case…mark your calendars for daylight savings time and a blended service at 10 a.m. It is also Youth Sunday!  And since the youth will take care of ushering, be sure to sign up to help set up and clean up for lunch instead!

 

Easter Brunch Help (and sign up to bring food!)

Easter is just a few weeks away.  We always enjoy the potluck Easter brunch on Easter morning from 7:45 until 10:45.  We need people to sign up to bring a dish! We are asking for people to help set up Fellowship Hall on Saturday March 30th and then Sunday morning also to spend an hour at the brunch to monitor the food levels, and a few hands to clean up at 10:30 (ish).  Click here to sign up:

https://signup.com/go/oLRXGYZ

 

Register for VBS by March 15th

We are excited to have VBS at Trinity from 9-12 on June 17-21st for children who consider Trinity their home church.  Please sign up by March 15th. Please sign up your children here!.

 

Will you be at church in the next two months?

Please sign up to be an usher, liturgist or slide runner! These are really important parts of our community and of the worship experience. Click here for the sign up.

 

Super Response to the SOUPer Bowl!

We donated 478 pounds of food to AFAC from our weekly and SOUPer Bowl giving. Thank you, Trinity!  You can always donate food to AFAC in the bins in the Narthex.

 

Palm Sunday Care Bags: Hands On Mission!

During Lent we will be collecting items to be put into bags for residents at the Cherrydale Nursing Home for Easter. On Palm Sunday the Children’s Sunday school classes will put the items into bags that they have decorated throughout Lent. We will filling 200 bags, so please bring in the following requested the following new items: socks (diabetic socks are also needed), lip balm, comb, brush, pocket hand sanitizer, pocket sized lotion. You are welcome to buy in bulk but please only donate the listed items as other items are not approved by Cherrydale. Please bring your items to the Narthex bins Feb 18th through March 17th

 

Education Today

 

  • Sunday: Being Christian in India Today (Feb. 25th, March 3rd & 17th)

Rev. Allen Dayal, who is a seminary intern at Trinity this year, will talk about his experiences in India as a Christian and a pastor. Rev. Dayal is a parish pastor for the Lutheran Church in Pippara, Andhra Pradesh, India. During this three-week class you will hear about his experiences pastoring in a Dalit community in India. Meets in the Lewis Room.

 

  • Lenten Sunday Book Study

Guided by the book “Entering the Passion of Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine, we will delve in the history and literature surrounding the last days of Jesus’ life. Led by Ben Stewart in the Kinzer Room.

 

  • Sunday: Adult Ed Video Series: “Standing Our Holy Ground: A Year-Long Look at Gun Violence & What The Faith Community Can Do About It”  

Please feel free to drop by the Atwood Room during the education hour any Sunday from now through May to join in watching thirty minutes of a video, followed by reaction, discussion, and brainstorming.  This week’s video topic is  “The Mental Health Myth: The Role of Mental Health in Gun Violence and How the Media Often Gets It Wrong-Part 1″ in the Atwood Room. Click here to learn more.

 

  • Just Coffee Just Coffee in the Knox Room. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship!
 
  • Meditation Group
The meditation group will continue meeting in the Meditation Room on the second level through the spring. The meeting time is 10:10am -11:00 am
We will be learning more about Meditation philosophy and practice. We will do meditation together for a total of  30 minutes, not all in one session, at each meeting. We will be in silence,  listen to an audio guided meditation, or have quiet music for our meditation time.
We share together about what we are  learning.
Everyone is welcome for one meeting or every one. If you are looking for a small group connection at Trinity but don’t like to talk or listen to others talk all the time, this may be your group! For talkers & non-talkers, it is sometimes a surprise what the silence may bring, including a deepening spiritual connection with God and others in the group.
Please join us!
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Inclement Weather Policy

In sum, if you feel unsafe coming for worship or church meetings due to the weather,  please stay home.
  • Worship ServicesThe church’s policy is that if at all possible Sunday worship services will be held as scheduled. However, if there is heavy snow or ice that makes travel difficult or unsafe, the Pastor and committees make the determination  to cancel, announcements will be posted on the church website, the church’s official Facebook Page, and an announcement will be sent to all subscribers of the weekly Trinity e-News, Trinity Connects.  As always, your personal safety is most important.  If you are not comfortable going out in bad weather, please stay home. 
  • Preschool and Building RentersThe preschool follows Arlington County Public Schools with the exception of delays. Please see the preschool website for more information. All gym users and building renters will make their own determination about practices and/or games under their own risk.
  • What Gets Cleared All the church parking lots and walkways will be cleared by Andy’s Lawn & Landscape. There must be an accumulation of at least 1 inch or more before they begin their work on the parking lots. Sidewalks may be cleaned with less accumulation as required. As more snow falls they will be back as needed to keep the parking lots and sidewalks clean.  The church also has shovels (in the closets by the sanctuary and courtyard) and ice melt if needed