Announcements

The Weekly Announcements for Trinity Presbyterian Church.
This Sunday at Trinity (Sunday September 19, 2021)
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We have a new way to easily sign up for opportunities at Trinity: a new digital bulletin tear off. Please click here to quickly sign up for ushers, liturgist, slide runners, and more.
 

Announcement Links and Check In

To access the links in the announcements, please go to your email or the website or the app. If you do not have access to email or the website, please call the church office for help in contacting people or signing up for events.  We have a new way to easily sign up for opportunities at Trinity: a new digital bulletin tear off. Please click here to quickly sign up for ushers, liturgist, slide runners, and more.

 

Today at Trinity

  • Children’s Sunday school

We will have a form of Children’s Sunday school from 10:10-11am starting on September 19th. Weather permitting, we will hold Sunday school outside. Your child must be signed up to participate. To sign up use this form. 

  • Adult Education Begins in the Courtyard

This fall we will be meeting outside for a look at what it means to be a Presbyterian, looking at the Book of Order and Book of Confessions for insight in the structure and beliefs of our denomination and hopefully a deeper appreciation of our church and your role in it. We will begin meeting in the courtyard in between services. Questions? Ask Ben.

  • Youth Education:We will be meeting for “10:10” outside (6th-12th graders). Email Stuart with questions. Please sign up in the youth enews.
  • Virtual BibleChat at 2pm.

Sundays at 2pm via zoom. Join Ben for an informal Bible Study from the comfort of your home. Email Ben@trinityarlington.org if you are interested and to get the Zoom link, please email Ben.  No commitment, come when you can.

  • Youth Small Groups and Youth Parent Meeting this week

All groups will meet at the church from 7-8 p.m. Parents, please plan to stay for a meeting during this time as well. See the youth e-news to RSVP

 

Confirmation begins this Tuesday

Every year, we hold a class for people who are interested in becoming a voting member of Trinity.  This class is open to anyone 8th Grade and higher. It meets once a month and together we talk about Membership and Faith.  To participate in the class or for more information contact ben@trinityarlington.org

 

V.O.I.C.E. Action Event (In Person) October 3rd

Come be part of an action event for VOICE on October 3rd. The purpose of this event is to show up in numbers (physically distanced and masked) to show the invited Gubernatorial candidates, delegates, senators, and local County Board members the support to address criminalization of mental health and unjust housing policies in the election. There will be speakers, including people telling their stories about how they have been effected by the two issues. The event is at at the Dar Al-Noor Islamic Community Center, 5404 Hoadly Rd, Manassas from 3:45pm – 5:15pm.  We will meet at Trinity at 3p.m. to carpool. Click Here for more information.

Sign up here. There is limited parking. To learn more and arrange carpooling, contact the Racial Justice Ministry Team. Trinity is a full member of VOICE( Virginians Organized for Interfairth Community Engagement).

 

Blessing of the Pets: October 3rd

Pets (well behaved and leashed) are welcome at the outdoor worship on October 3rd for a blessing or pets are welcome to come for a special blessing on the lawn anytime from 1-2:30pm. Please have your pet on a leash/carrier and maintain distance from others.

 

CROP walk October 16h (ish): Sign up to walk or sponsor someone today!

The 2021 CROP Walk is October 16. We will be doing the walk in a Covid-19 safe manner. We will hold the walk on October 16, the same way we did last year – masks, social distancing, no mass gathering, and a route beginning and ending at Trinity (or you can walk your own route!). Will you walk with us to raise money and awareness to end hunger for good? The funds raised are divided between local organizations that fight hunger and Church Word Service activities that fight hunger throughout the United States and the world.. To join or donate, go to the Trinity Trekkers website. For more information, contact Dan Campbell.

 

This Month’s Eco Challenge: Say No to Plastic Bags

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas and established it on the rivers. Psalm 24

Trinity’s Earth Care Team would like to raise awareness about the grave issue of plastic pollution and the serious threat that it poses to the natural environment ranging from land to marine life. As plastic bags take around 100-500 years to decompose, they create land pollution when dumped in landfills and prove hazardous to the marine animal when washed into oceans. 

This may seem like an overwhelming problem, but we can all help by bringing our own bags to the grocery store. Furthermore, Arlington’s County Board will vote this Saturday, 9/18, on a plastic bag tax to reduce plastic waste. You can use this link to comment: https://countyboard.arlingtonva.us/. As stewards of God’s magnificent creation of planet Earth, let’s start helping and change a habit!

 

Book Club welcomes new members

The Trinity Book Club meets on the 4th Monday at 7:30 pm, but will meet at on Monday, September 20 – not September 27 – this month. The Book Club will meet via Zoom in September and October 2021 and we welcome new members. This month we will discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. There are hard copies, audio books, and e-books at both Arlington and Fairfax libraries but realize this is late notice.  Please consider joining us anyway and get ready to read the book for next month! Please contact Carolyn K. Offutt if you have questions and for the Zoom link.

 

Sign up today for the Fall Retreat in October

Let us know if you are planning coming to the retreat this fall on October 22-24th at Massanetta Springs, in the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains (2-3 hours from Arlington). There’s plenty to do, like outdoor games, board games, and Russ Scholls’ world famous obstacle course. Or kick back and enjoy quiet contemplation or a good book surrounded by the fall foliage. Whether you’re a long-time member or still getting acquainted, the fall retreat is the perfect way to get away while deepening ties within the Trinity community.  All ages are welcome.  Click here to sign up and learn more: https://forms.gle/MeS5mbtBABxgzVkGA

 

RILA dinner

RILA (Restoration Immigration Legal Aid) is asking for groups to sponsor dinner for their clients during educational clinics.  There are typically 30 people who will need dinner on October 6th.  Romana Campos has offered to cook.  Can you help either by helping with the cost of the meal, distributing the meal on October 6th, or in other ways?  Contact Courtney at Courtney30@gmail.com.

 

Trinity’s Attic

As we are not able to casually connect as frequently in person, Fellowship decided to try an email group listserve to connect Trinity members through their free gifts/wishes of items (big or small…think: baby strollers, Halloween costumes, wheelchairs, linens, dishes, books, extra deviled eggs, etc). Our hope is that you will benefit from the item coming or going and also be connected with someone at Trinity. Plus this helps us be more of an Earth Care Congregation by re-using items. There are some rules, but basically you can offer a gift (something you would no longer like to have) or a wish (something you would like to borrow or receive). All items are offered for free. 

Questions? Want to learn more and join the listserve? Email Courtney the first volunteer moderator.

 

Sign up now for the new Thursday morning Companions offering

If there are enough interested people, we will be starting a new 8 week class on Thursday mornings. Perhaps you are working from home and need an excuse to get out of your home office for a couple of hours. Maybe you are looking for a new weekday challenge. Using Companions in Christ: The Way of Blessedness, inspired by the Beatitudes, the group will wrestle with the concept of pride and discover what happens if we are able to let go of it. Come join Ben as this new group embarks on a journey of personal discovery. Contact ben@trinityarlington.org or fill in this simple sign up. 

 

New! Thursday Morning Weekly Book Class Underway

The Thursday Morning Class began on September 9th but it is not too late to join!  We meet every Thursday at 10:00 for a couple of hours of discussion centered around a book we hope will add to our knowledge of the Bible, spirituality, or Christian living. Our current selection is Bruce McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity.  You are welcome to join us as we find our way through the maze of meeting via Zoom or face-to-face or some evolving combination. Please get in touch with Dee Waters (deewat7@gmail.com) for more information.

 

College Addresses:

Please update your college child’s address so we can send them a Trinity card and care package!  You can use this form, or email the office: communications@trinityarlington.org

 

Outside and Inside worship with updated inside changes

  • September 19th  Fall schedule begins: 9am outside contemporary worship 11:15 a.m. inside traditional (recorded) worship. Please sign up for the worship.
  • Outside at 9am: Everyone will need a mask for singing and we are encouraging physical distancing. Masks are required on Trinity property if you are not vaccinated. Please remember that some people may choose to wear a mask for a variety of reasons. Please bring something to sit on. If there is inclement weather, we will move the 9am outside worship to inside the sanctuary  and update the website and email the change by 7:30am that Sunday. Inside worship will be limited to 75 people, masked, with space on the left side of the sanctuary for 3 ft physical distancing for those who prefer it.  If the sign up for outside worship is greater than 75 people, we will ask people to sign up for inside worship that morning. We anticipate  some people would prefer not to worship inside so there should be space for everyone.
  • Inside at 11:15am: Everyone will need a mask at all times. Inside worship will be limited to 75 people, masked, with space on the left side of the sanctuary for 3 ft physical distancing for those who prefer it.  We will have pews blocked off on the left side and also reminders in each pew for distancing.  We are limiting the number to 75 so there is more space for everyone.
  • At home: We are recording the inside worship and hope to have it available each week via the enews on Wednesdays or earlier on the website/Youtube channel, barring any technical glitches.
  • Childcare: Will be available at both services. While we are not requiring sign up for childcare, it is helpful for planning.  Sign up here.
  • Bulletins: please use your enews bulletin link, the website link, or the church app link for your bulletin. We will offer a few bulletins in large print for worshipers that are unable to access the digital bulletin.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) for Ida

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is delivering immediate aid to those impacted by Hurricane Ida. Initial assessment suggests catastrophic destruction from the storm and widespread power outages that are expected to take weeks to fully restore. PDA will continue to work with Presbyterian leadership as they respond to Hurricane Ida and remain engaged in the recovery from the hurricane season of 2020, during which seven named storms impacted the region. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain — providing emotional and spiritual care and Long-Term Recovery to address unmet needs. The needs for the response will be great. God’s people are once again

called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray. 

GIVE:
  • Click here to give: pcusa.info/ida 
  • Text PDAIDA to 41444
  • Call  (800) 872-3283)
  •  Mail a check to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700   and put OGDR HI21-BI-IDA in the memo line.

ACT:      Share our campaign link (bit.ly/PDAIda).

PRAY:   Pray for those who suffered loss of family or home and for those who working tirelessly to provide rescue, humanitarian aid, and spiritual and psychological support.

 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for Haiti

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery in the impacted areas through our established local partners and in collaboration with ACT Alliance and its members. The PC(USA), through PDA and together with regional World Mission colleagues, will remain active throughout the entire recovery process, accompanying our partners in the area as they determine long-term program needs and providing financial support for rebuilding and resilience.  Like Ida relief, you are encouraged to GIVE, ACT and PRAY.

 

Volunteer FILLED for once a month S.O.M.E coordination

Thank you to Todd Parker for filling the request for a S.O.M.E. coordinator for Trinity!

 

Offering Help Needed

We need someone to sign up to take the offering basket each Sunday and put the money in the safe. Please email the church office.