COVID-19 UPDATE—We will be holding worship outside this Sunday, May 24, and the following Sunday, May 31. You will be greeted and directed to a parking spot when you pull into the church lot. Once parked, please remain in or near your car for the service. If you choose to stand outside in front of your car, please wear masks and practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet of separation between you and anyone not residing with you. Connection cards and offering can be completed on the website as you have been doing. The service will be live stream, so you can also choose to worship at home using our live stream option available on our homepage at trinityjoppa.org or through our YouTube channel.
COMMUNION KITS—Communion kits will be available for this Sunday’s service. If you wish to view the service online from home, you can pick up a kit at the Narthex entrance on Friday, May 22 between 1:00-5:00 p.m. or on Saturday, May 23 at the Narthex entrance between 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. If you plan to attend the outdoor service on Sunday morning, you will be given your communion kit as you pull into the church lot that morning.
MAY MEMORY VERSE: “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13 (NIV)
TODAY--Live Stream “Mere Christianity” study, 7:00 p.m.
SUBSCRIBE—IT’S FREE!! - Please remember to subscribe to our Youtube channel and to encourage others you know to do the same. Once we have 1,000 subscribers (we are getting close), we will have additional capabilities for live streaming. There is no cost now or later for subscribing to our YouTube channel, so subscribe today!!
“PENTECOST AT HOME” PHOTOS REQUESTED—We are urging you to take a photo of yourself and/or with your family for a Pentecost preservice slideshow. Have everyone dress in red and say cheese! Send your photos to Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 29, at the latest.
ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS AND FAMILIES—Students graduating high school and college, we want to hear from you! Please send us a photo of yourself along with your name, the school from which you are graduating, your college and major, any awards or accomplishments, and anything else you would like to include. We are compiling a slide show to be shared with the congregation. We are proud of you and your accomplishments and want to honor you and wish you the best. Please send all information as well as any questions to Christian Reed at email@example.com. Congratulations graduates!!
Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.
Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!
Site: Trinity Lutheran Church
Address: 1100 Philadelphia RD, Joppa, MD, 21085
Room Name: Gym
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time: 9:00: AM - 2:00: PM
Blood Program Leader Name: Rob Rossi
Click here to make an appointment
The American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood shortage. Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to give now. Right now, the Red Cross is distributing blood products to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. Without more blood donors now, hospitals may not have the blood needed to save lives. Eligible donors with type O, A negative and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red Donation! Please click on the link above or call 1-800 RED CROSS (733-2767) to schedule your lifesaving donation! Donors can save time by using RapidPass to begin their health history. For more information, visit: redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. Questions regarding eligibility please call: 1-866-236-3276
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!
Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your mini-physical, and track your donations.
HOSPITAL BED AVAILABLE—If you or someone you know needs an adjustable hospital bed, please contact the HEART ministry at 410-679-4000 x129. This item was recently donated and we would love to give it to someone who could use it.
VIRTUAL FAITH OVER FEAR 5K RACE
We are happy to announce our first ever Virtual Run!
Join Trinity Joppa on Saturday, June 13 as we host our FAITH OVER FEAR virtual run to move the love of Jesus Christ into our communities...
Isaiah 41:10 says to us...
"do not fear, for I am with you,
do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."
As you run this race, you will receive a bag, a shirt, a medal, a magnet, and ministry momentos. Each entry will also be eligible for the drawing of a $1500 tuition award for our Trinity Lutheran Christian School or our Trinity Learning Center.
Details can be found at www.trinityjoppa.org. But don't wait too long. Limited registration ends on May 30th, 2020.
UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE!—As the staff are making calls and sending emails, we have noticed some phone numbers and email addresses are not up to date. Please give us your up to date contact information by filling out the connection slip on the website, calling the church (x113) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for taking the time to do this.
FOOD CLOSET - The Trinity food closet is remaining open for our regular hours, Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Thursday from, 3:30-5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. We are accepting monetary donations and food donations. We are in need of pancake mix and stuffing mix.
Donations will be accepted outside the entrance to the school between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please leave donations right outside of the entrance to the school—no one is allowed inside the building.
Check the Facebook page for any updates or contact Mary Kay at email@example.com for questions about dropping off food or donating. We also need food closet volunteers… If you are interested in volunteering please contact Mary Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can connect you with our volunteer coordinator.
BILINGUAL? We are looking for people who may be able to assist us in translating questions for our Food Closet clients who do not speak English as their first language. If you are fluent in a second language other than Spanish and have the ability to type in that language, please contact Mary Kay Coughlan at Mkcoughlan@trinityjoppa.org to see if you can help.
“MERE CHRISTIANITY” STUDY
If you missed it, remember you can still view this and our other worship service opportunities by going to our website or directly to our youtube channel.
The online 6-week study of C.S. Lewis's classic book "Mere Christianity" classes is being held from 7:00 - 8:30 pm on Wednesday nights and led by Ken Coughlan.
You have two options to participate:
Zoom: We can send you an invitation to a Zoom meeting where you can speak directly to Ken using your computer's microphone and participate in the class that way.
YouTube: If Zoom isn't for you, the class will also be live streamed to the Trinity Joppa YouTube channel where you can participate via live chat. Ken will be monitoring the live chat during the class and answer any comments or questions raised in the chat.
If you would like to participate via Zoom, send an email as soon as possible to email@example.com. For security reasons (to prevent hackers) this will be set up as a private meeting. In order to get access to the meeting you need to send Ken an email in advance. The YouTube feed will be available publicly.
FACE MASKS--Do you or a family member need a face mask? Trinity has two ways to help:
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. One Sunday service--Live Stream or outdoor in church parking lot
Monday, 4:00 p.m. Children’s program with scripture, music and a craft—Live Stream
Monday, 8:00 p.m. “Prayers of the People”—Live Stream
Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Colossians Bible study led by Pastor Jay—Live Stream
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity book study—Live Stream
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Bible study led by Lori Hinman. Contact her for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 8:00 p.m. “Prayers of the People”—Live Stream
Friday, 12:00 p.m., Pocket Sized Apologetics with Ken Coughlan—Live Stream
Friday, 7:00 p.m. Concert worship service with the worship team--This will be an uplifting time of worship and praise for the whole family—Live Stream
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m., Devotions by Randy Gast—Live Stream
DIRECTIONS FOR LIVE STREAM WORSHIP—Here’s how to join us for worship. Access is very easy.
On our homepage you will find a link to upcoming services and other worship opportunities
Click on the link and it will begin to play.
You will find a connection card link. Be sure to fill this out.
Through our website, we have made giving easier than ever.
There is a link to our online giving portal.
Most bank online platforms (desktop, tablet or smartphone) allow you to set up your giving the same way you pay your cable bill.
If you prefer, you can mail your offering to the church.
NEED HELP GETTING INTO OUR SERVICES? We can help! If you need assistance tuning into our worship opportunities through your computer, Ken Coughlan can walk you through the process. Email him at email@example.com or call 410-679-4000 x129 for help. We want everyone to join us in our Bible studies, worship concerts and worship services.
PRAYERS – Are you in need for prayer due to illness or anything else? Please call the HEART ministry at (410) 679-4000 x 129. You may also post your prayer request on our website. Or, you can join us for online prayer sessions on Monday and Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. or daily through our virtual office hours.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY—JESUS AND WOMEN by Kristi McClelland—Our women’s Bible study group is beginning a new study called Jesus and Women (by Kristi McClelland). The study begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Email Lori Hinman at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invite to the Zoom meeting. Anyone is welcome to join…even if you haven’t been in our study before.
PASTOR JAY’S BIBLE STUDY--COLOSSIANS – Join us on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm for a live stream Bible study on Colossians led by Pastor Jay. Access the Bible study through the website just as you do for worship. Follow the directions above.
SMALL GROUPS - We encourage you and your small groups to stay in touch and keep praying. Right now, we need our small groups more than ever. Check in with each other.
PASTORAL CARE - A member of the Trinity pastoral staff is on call every day. If you need to speak with a member of the pastoral staff, please call the church at 410-679-4000 x113 or for the weekend, call 410-679-4000 x186. Please leave a message for your call to be returned.
LET’S STAY CONNECTED! Visit our website or our various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat). If you miss any of our worship services or want to see them again, you can access them through our Youtube channel which you can get to through our website, www.trinityjoppa.org.