March memory verse: “Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.”Psalm 51:10 (KJV) A note from your executive team: Good afternoon everyone. We trust that you all are keeping safe during these hectic times. This note is intended to keep all of us up to date on what’s going on at Trinity. Each day, we will continue to share our daily devotional, a youth and family activity, reminders about worship, and other information as it becomes available. Tuesday evening, the Executive team met online to discuss the COVID-19 situation and how it is affecting our Trinity family. Based on information provided by the CDC, the Governor’s office and a variety of news sources, we feel it best to extend our Trinity campus closure through March 29. If the situation betters between now and March 29, we will certainly reevaluate. The team is keeping a very close watch on how the virus is progressing and affecting our community. Your health and safety are a top priority. Services The live streaming worship services last Sunday seemed to go well. We are thankful to have the technology to share the word of God. Through this health crisis, we will continue to live stream our Sunday (9:00 am and 11:00 am) and Wednesday (7:00 pm) Lenten services. Starting this weekend, we are putting together “traveling communion kits”. Each kit will have wafers and wine (for intinction) to hold communion at home during your live streamed service. We ask that you pick up your communion kit between 10:00 am and noon on Saturday. For those who did not have the chance to participate in last weekend’s live streaming services, we encourage you to log on. Access is very easy.
On our homepage you will find a link to upcoming services (Wednesday at 7:00 pm, or Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 am).
Click on the link and it will begin to play.
You will also 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.
Please be sure to log on this evening at 7:00 pm for our traditional Lenten service. The message, “All Knees Shall Bow to Jesus.” will be delivered by Ressee Turner. The proclamation will be preceded by readings from Isaiah 45: 22-25 and Philippians 2: 5-11. We are planning another worship opportunity on Friday evening. Stay tuned to find out more details as they become available. Small Groups - We encourage you and your small groups to get together and keep praying. Right now, we need our small groups more than ever. Pastoral care - A member of the Trinity staff is on call every day. If you need to speak with a member of the staff, please call the church at 410-679-4000 x113. Easter eggs - A Trinity tradition, chocolate Easter eggs, pretzels and candy are still available.
An order form is attached.
If you prefer, you can text orders to Lori Hinman at 410-916-2717.
Orders will be available for pick up between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you forgot to pre-order, we will have volunteers available to help you purchase during these dates and times.
Easter flowers - Potted Easter flowers are still available. You can send your orders to the church at 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa, MD 21085. A copy of the envelope is attached. Youth and family - Attached is information from our Youth and Family Ministry Director, Christian Reed. Each day Christian will offer information about how to work together as a family during this time, offering suggestions for activities and prayers you can do together. A youth message will be provided during each of our live streamed services. Food Closet - The Trinity food closet will remain open. We are accepting food and monetary donations. Our weekly challenge is instant mashed potatoes (mashed, au gratin, etc.)
We look forward to staying connected with you. Visit our website or our various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat). A new daily message will be shared tomorrow afternoon. Remember – hand sanitizer is our friend! Rick Grant and Shawn Ruehl
FROM UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL SYSTEM: University of Maryland Medical System is pleased to announce a new UMMS Nurse Triage Call Line specifically dedicated to COVID-19 questions. This free, 24/7 call line is available for: ·Anyone who may have questions about symptoms they or their loved ones are having ·Guidance on when to call their personal physician ·Any other COVID-19 related question. Operators will get a summary of why the caller is calling and a contact phone number. Within about 30 minutes, a registered nurse will be in touch with the caller. Phone Number: 1-888-713-0711 Due to the high volume of calls, callers may have to hold for an extended period of time, but rest assured that all will be answered. We are working diligently to increase our capacity and ask for patience and understanding in the meantime.