COVID-19 UPDATE—Our ministry teams are meeting to plan what comes next for Trinity based on Governor Hogan’s address this past Wednesday. As Pastor Jay mentioned in his telephone call, we will have our live stream service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning as we have been doing. You can access the service through our website or YouTube channel. Any updates will be provided through our daily updates, phone calls, website and social media. We look forward to our worship with you on Sunday and pray that you are well and safe.
MAY MEMORY VERSE: “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13 (NIV)
TODAY--Virtual Office Hours, 5:30-6:30 pm, and Worship Team Concert, 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY—Live stream service at 10:00 a.m.
SUBSCRIBE - 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 at 749), we will have additional capabilities for livestreaming from devices.
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.
HOPSITAL BED AND ADULT SIZE SCOOTER AVAILABLE—If you or someone you know needs an adjustable hospital bed and/or adult size power scooter (needs battery replacement), please contact the HEART ministry at 410-679-4000 x129. These items were recently donated.
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 on our home page. But don't wait too long. Limited registration ends on May 30th, 2020.
WHAT ARE VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS? Virtual office hours are a way you can communicate directly with a member of Trinity's staff during this time of isolation and ask us any questions, share any concerns or prayer requests, or just let us know about something that you would like to bring to our attention.
We've set aside two separate time slots each day, Monday through Friday, when a Trinity staff member will be available to speak to you through Zoom. You can connect via video conference on your computer or mobile device, or if that's not for you, you can also just call in with your telephone, just like any other phone call you might make.
Trinity staff members will be available Monday through Friday from 10:30-11:30 am and again from 5:30-6:30 pm. You don't need to call in at the beginning. If your schedule doesn't allow you to join until mid-way through, they'll still be waiting.
Check out this short video that explains how you can join in and connect with us in this new, unique way. Zoom codes for computer and phone sign in information are available on the home page of the website.
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, canned pasta (like Chef Boyardee), instant potatoes, canned peas, and canned mixed vegetables
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
Monday, 4:00 p.m. Children’s program with scripture, music and a craft
Monday, 8:00 p.m. “Prayers of the People”
Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Colossians Bible study led by Pastor Jay.
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity book study
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”
Friday, 12:00 p.m., Pocket Sized Apologetics with Ken Coughlan
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.
Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Virtual Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m., Devotions by Randy Gast
DIRECTIONS FOR 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.