The Weekly Announcements for Trinity Presbyterian Church

This Sunday at Trinity: July 3, 2022

This Sunday:

10 am Worship in the sanctuary

11 am Lemonade on the Lawn hosted by the musicians of Trinity

Rev. Blair Moorhead is in the Pulpit today
We were fortunate to have Blair in the pulpit in May and delighted to have her return to Trinity. Blair serves Fairlington Presbyterian and First Presbyterian Church Arlington, in a brand new Shared Mission Ministry. She is delighted that Trinity is discerning if they might like to join this collaborative ministry as well. The goal of the ministry is to strengthen relationships in our communities while we seek to do the work of Christ in the world: to hear and address the needs of our neighbors, with our neighbors.  Blair is also trained as a clinical social worker and worked in DC and Silver Spring with vulnerable communities in housing and mental health services. Outside of her vocation, Blair enjoys trivia, food, pop culture, and learning the names of all different kinds of trucks from her two year old. She lives with her husband, Jim, and kiddo, Simon, in Arlington.

 Men’s Fellowship: Brat Fest July 15th
Please mark your calendars for the Jim Dykstra Brat Fest on Friday, July 15 at 7:00 pm.  We’ll gather at Jim’s house (see the enews for the address) for grilled Johnsonville brats, the best of Wisconsin brats.  Jim will supply the brats and buns, but would welcome beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, other sides etc. if you’re so inclined. Please RSVP to Jim Dykstra.

Pastor Judith on Vacation
Pastor Judith will be on vacation from June 29th through July 8th. If you have an urgent concern or pastoral care need, please email the office.

Let Your Voice Be Heard! New Ways to Respond The Session’s Discernment Questions
On June 5, 2022, we held a worship service with the opportunity for people to talk about Trinity’s future by engaging a series of questions the Session put out to the congregation.  Understanding that not everyone was able to attend worship on that day, the Session is now going out to small groups within Trinity to talk about the questions.  A Session member may have already or will be reaching out to your small group about scheduling an in-person or zoom meeting to gather around these questions in the month of July.  It is our goal to have responses in by August 1 so Session can begin to reflect on the ideas and priorities people have named.  That will enable us to plan for Fall and the start-up of the program year at Trinity.

We have tried to include every small group, including study groups, fellowship groups, music groups, ministry teams, etc.  but if your group does not hear from anyone, please reach out to Pastor Judith or Tim Foley.  We understand that reaching out to small groups in this way means that some people will be asked to reflect on these questions more than once.  It is our conviction that the more people talk about these questions the more ideas will bubble up, the more synergy we will feel around the most important priorities for the church.  You may have a different discussion with different groups and that’s great.  Let’s all keep talking and getting excited about moving forward with a clearer sense of purpose and direction. 

July 10th: Discernment Question Gathering
Did you miss the July 5th worship when we shared what we love about Trinity? We will be continuing the discussions in small groups. However for those not involved with a small group or if the group is not meeting before August we will also have an opportunity to share after worship to the Lewis Room on July 10th. You are also welcome to come if you have more thoughts to share than we had time on July 10th. Click here for the questions.

Trinity “Give It a Try” Music/Arts Picnic Potluck: August 6th
When: Saturday August 6th, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: The home of Kim Beals and Mike Nicholas (see enews for address)
What/Why: To celebrate and share our developing musical and artistic talents from all ages and skill levels at Trinity! Bring your instrument, voice, artwork, and/or writing/poetry no matter how amateur or unpolished it may be, and try it out on all of us who love you and want you to thrive! We will also have some instruments and art materials to gently try out if you don’t have your own.  Remember, you don’t have to be professional or perfect to be AWESOME! And please come even if you just want to listen to the music and words and admire the art and, of course, eat yummy food and have fun!
Potluck: The burgers and hotdogs (plus condiments) and waters will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert and your choice of drink if other than water.
Looking forward to doing music and art together! Questions? Email Michelle Edwards.

Welcome Lemonade on the Lawn for Alan on July 17th
We will have a special lemonade on the lawn to welcome our new contemporary worship leader, Alan MacEwen, on July 17th.  

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:

 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.