Announcements

  The Weekly Announcements for Trinity Presbyterian Church
 
 
Sunday at Trinity May 22, 2022

We will offer a limited access livestream of the 11:15a.m. worship. Check your enews for the link. The link will become active at 11:10a.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.

 This Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship in Calvin Hall
  • 10:10 a.m. Education Hour and Coffee Hour
  • 11:15 a.m. Traditional Worship in Sanctuary
  • 2 pm Bible Chat with Ben. Email Ben for the link.
  • 7 p.m. Youth Group 
We Give Thanks to Those Who Complete Their Session Terms
The church is thankful for the faithful service given by those elders who have completed their terms and rotate off the Session: Randy Benn, Cindy Bare, Diana Paulraj, Lisa Driskill, and Chloe Desautels.
 
Thank you to our Sunday school teachers!
Today we recognize the Sunday school teachers from this past year. We are so thankful for their time, energy, and dedication to sharing faith with our community. Please be sure to thank the following leaders today:Godly Play/Nursery: Nenita Pisigan, Luisa Gales, Pramila Singh, Padma Kala, Vijaya Dusharla, Caitlin Naranja.
K-1st grade. Lisa Driskill & Shakti Shukla
 2nd-3rd grade: Courtney Desautels and Charlotte Davnie 
4th-5th grade: Rob Bradenham and Chris Paulraj 
Substitutes: Diana Paulraj, Leslie Bradenham, Steven McGovern
 6th-12th grade: Michael Ledford, Tim Foley and Stuart Mapes
 Adult: Natalie Foley, Bill Davnie, Dan Campbell
 
Youth Today
10:10 Youth Sunday School: Youth Lounge
 Youth Group: 7:00-8:30 p.m., Youth Lounge
This week is Ask the Pastor, a Q&A with Pastor Judith
 
This Sunday: Historically Black Neighborhood in Arlington
The Racial Justice Group will present a two-part series on “Housing and Neighborhoods of Arlington” This Sunday we are delighted to have a very dynamic speaker, Wilma Jones, author of “My Halls Hill Family: More Than A Neighborhood” and local resident, who will speak about her experiences growing up in Hall’s Hill, which started off as a walled enclave in then-segregated Arlington County and also talk about the current status of the neighborhood.  10am in the Lewis Room!
 
Next Week Summer Worship Schedule Begins
We will have one single worship time at 10am during the summer, beginning May 29th through Labor Day.  Starting June 5th we will have Lemonade on the Lawn, a social hour after worship.
 
Upcoming Sundays for your calendar:
May 29th: First Day of Summer Worship Schedule 10 a.m. Single Service through Labor Day.

June 5th: Outside Worship and “Love Trinity? Let’s Chat” worship day

June 12th: Picnic, Graduates/Confirmands Recognition

June 5th: Special outside worship, please come!
We know everyone loves something at Trinity, and we want to hear more about what that something is. The challenges over the past 2 years have presented us with a great opportunity to step back and ask: how can we all best reconnect and chart the right path forward?
During worship on June 5th, we’ll have some dedicated time to discuss (or listen, for the introverts) this topic in small groups. We hope this will give everyone a chance to share what they enjoy about Trinity, listen, and think about our future together. We are not going to ask you to sign up to volunteer for anything on June 5th, we really just want to hear what brings you joy at Trinity.
This isn’t just an event for the adults. We want children involved too (and will have some specific activities for them). So, please come on June 5 and connect with us! 
PS: Even if you think this is a bit out of your comfort zone, please come.

 Save the Date and RSVP for your meal for the June 12th: Annual Picnic!

Get ready for some fellowship! Trinity’s Annual Picnic will be Sunday, June 12th, following the 10:00 a.m. joint service.  You are encouraged to dress casually for worship and bring your own chairs and blankets for lawn seating (chairs/tables are reserved for seniors). Please sign up to order your meal AND sign up to help with very easy set up at 9am on Sunday and clean up after the picnic is over. This year we will be ordering boxed lunches (Jimmy Johns turkey or vegi subs with chips and cookie) so please sign up by June 5th. You are also welcome to bring a side dish to share but no chips please as they come with our meal. Dessert will be cookies and cake to honor the confirmands. Can’t wait to see you there. Questions? Ask Fellowship chair Priscilla Hoffman-Stowe.

Graduate Recognition

High school, college, and other higher ed graduates will be recognized during worship on 6/12. If you have a graduate in your family who should be included, please email Courtney with their name and degree info.

 Men’s Fellowship Lawn Games / CookoutSaturday, June 11th

Men’s Fellowship Lawn Games / Cookout on Saturday, June 11 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Steve Hufford’s house   Amidst all the play (darts, lawn darts, croquet, badminton, cornhole, frisbee, Chippo and more), we’ll have burgers and dogs ready around 6 pm, along with whatever side dishes, desserts, beverages, and snacks you decide to bring. And, of course, it will all be seasoned with the Trinity Fellowship only your Trinity brethren can provide! Parking is limited at the house, so please carpool and/or park on nearby Solitaire Lane. Any questions or to RSVP (let us know what you are bringing), please contact Steve Hufford.

Lemonade on the Lawn: Sign up as a small group or family to host

Lemonade on the Lawn is our social hour after our single worship in the summertime. Small groups, families, and ministries can sign up to host a week. What do you need to do?

You will be emailed all the specifics, but in short, come earlier on Sunday to set up a few tables in the Narthex or the courtyard, weather permitting., make the lemonade mix, fill a pitcher of water and set out paper goods (from the Fellowship supply closet). Then at the end, clean things up and put it back in order. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/tEqDpVd

LOLAs: Lemonade on the Lawn Awards

Fire up your creativity: it’s time for the first summer Lemonade on the Lawn Award (LOLA) competition! We know half of your ears perked up at the word “competition!” Small groups, ministries, friends and families can compete by signing up to do LotL Hosts compete for: Best Theme, Best Decor, Best Snacks, and Best Dressed Hosts. Fellowship Ministry members will judge the entrants for each month (June, July, August) and announce winners in September.  

There will be prizes! Compete for: Safeway gift cards, gluten-free dessert by Marilyn Scholl, blueberry coffee cake with hand-picked New Hampshire blueberries by Priscilla H-S, smoked pulled pork from Art Hoffman, and Ben Stewart’s voice on your voicemail! 

Have you ever wanted to tell Ben he is wrong?

Well now you can, by commenting on his podcast ‘I could be wrong”. On this short podcast I throw out an idea and invite you to tell me what you think. You can find the podcasts at https://icouldbwrong.podbean.com
 The most recent episode asks the question is the Bible important and do we still need to read it? I think you might enjoy it but I could be wrong.

We welcome our new contemporary worship leader

We are delighted to welcome Alan MacEwen as the new contemporary worship leader.  Alan is a very talented musician/singer/band leader.  He is well known in the Arlington community and we are blessed to have him join our church community.  We will have a reception for him during Lemonade on the Lawn on June 5th.  We look forward to Alan leading us all in worship and we hope that you will reach out and welcome him at cwl@trinityarlington.org

 Sign up: No longer needed for worship, but you can still sign up to usher!

You will no longer need to sign up for worship or childcare. However, we ask that you still sign up to usher! Here is the link: https://signup.com/go/UkJJSXu

 Livestream of Sunday worship

We will offer a limited access livestream of the 11:15 a.m. worship. The link will become active at 11:10 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.