Each Sunday there are announcements and activities for the next week listed in the bulletin. Below is the most current information posted each Sunday. So if you are out of town or unable to attend church on any Sunday please check here for any information you may have missed!
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:00 am Worship Service 10:00 am
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Ladies Weekly Bible Study 11:30 am
Sunday, July 2, 2017 Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:00 am Worship Service 10:00 am Trinity Picnic Celebration 11:30 am
Ushers Linda Blaker and Doug Sulak
Acolytes Ana Mallie
Lectors Charlie Mallie
Children's Sermon David Chadwick
Greeters Jan Knickelbein
Ushers xxxxx and John Knickelbein
Lectors Charlie Mallie
Communion Assistants Jeff Ingmire
Host/ess Trinity Picnic Celebration
Children's Sermon Sharyn Leiding
Scriptures for July 2nd Jeremiah 28:5-9 Romans 7:1-13 Matthew 10:34-42
EMERGENCY REPAIRS/JOBS – A plan is in place to remove the two trees near the playground (if they have not already been removed). With the approval from Church Council a contractor was hired to do the job. Because of the urgency to get them removed there was not time to convene a special Voters' Assembly for approval. The Trustees are working to secure a bid for the AC for the Sanctuary. A special Voters' Assembly will be planned shortly thereafter.
SPECIAL MINISTRIES needs volunteers on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. We will be going to the FoodBank of Southeastern Virginia on Tidewater Drive. We are signed up for no less than ten individuals. Please sign-up on the Special Ministry board in the hallway. Remember to wear closed toe shoes for safety and you will be on your feet for the entire time. If you wear a Fitbit you will get a lot of steps in during the morning!
CHRISTMAS IN JULY! - CHRISTIAN GROWTH along with SPECIAL MINISTRIES will be collecting school supplies for Operation Christmas Child to fill the shoe boxes. Items needed are as follows: Pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, Crayons, markers, notebooks, solar calculator, coloring books, scissors, glue sticks and rulers. There will be a collection box in the Welcome Center for the above items. Mark your calendars for July 25th! To celebrate Christmas in July we will be holding an Ice Cream Social at 6:00 p.m. and at this time we will be making personal notes to enclose in the boxes.
ICE - If you are having a cook-out or picnic or something where you need ice….the Church’s Ice Machine is continually making ice. If you would like some, please contact the Church Office to coordinate a time to pick it up. Bring your cooler and shovel away! (With the scoop designated for the Ice Machine please!)
Welcome Center Hostesses Needed – Please take a moment to look at the signup sheet on the Volunteer Board in the Welcome Center. We have several Sundays where Hostesses are needed after services. We are sorry but when we do not have a Hostess there will not be refreshments in the Welcome Center after that particular service. If you have any questions about being a Hostess please see one of the ladies from the LWML. Thank you for your support.
Generosity Made Easy - The Simply Giving® Program is an automated stewardship program that helps members live generously. It's a convenient, safe and simple way for individuals to make automatic payments to nonprofit organizations through electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly from checking or savings accounts. Thrivent Federal Credit Union has contracted with industry leader Vanco Payment Solutions to provide electronic payment processing services at reduced rates – so your generosity goes further. Trinity offers electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. Direct Debit giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Authorization forms are available on the hallway bulletin board. Please return completed forms to the Church Office.
Altar Flowers – Everyone enjoys seeing the beautiful flowers adorning our altar on Sunday mornings. If you have a special event or recognition please consider signing up to provide flowers one Sunday. The Flower chart is located in the hallway across from the office. We would really appreciate any donations to the Flower Fund even if you don’t have an occasion to place flowers on the altar. The LWML tries to make sure we have flowers on the altar for communion Sundays. Any help is greatly appreciated.
RECYCLE PORTALS OF PRAYER – Please consider recycling your copies of Portals of Prayer when you are finished with them. The recycled copies will be used and distributed by the Southeastern Correctional Ministry in Hampton. A box in the Narthex is available for collection.
Worship is our adoring response to the eternal God; it is the central and unique act of the Church. Without it there would be no church. Worship and Christ-centered service to the community is what identifies the church as the Church. To worship is to stand in awe in the presence of the Almighty – it is to “be still, and know that I am God,” and it is also to sing with profound reverence “Glory to God in the highest!”
In worship we celebrate the saving act of God. We gather in church to remember all that our God has done for his people. This is the purpose of the liturgy; this is what we celebrate in the Word and the Sacraments. God created us. God forgives us. God upholds us in his everlasting arms. We who are baptized gather frequently to give thanks to our God and to celebrate the presence of his Son in our midst.
Reverence is a deep feeling of awe and respect and thanksgiving in the presence of the almighty God. Our reverence is expressed in the way we speak and act and in how we handle the words and actions of worship and prayer. Respect for our Lord also implies respect for our fellow worshipers.
Let us worship together in peace and joy!
Certain actions have symbolic meaning for Christians – they symbolize our reverence and our faith.
Bowing our heads during meditation and prayer is an action of reverence. We bow our heads to show our respect for God. When passing the altar, we may also bow toward the cross, because it represents Christ’s presence among us; or bow when Christ’s name is mentioned in the liturgy, as a sign that we accept him as our Lord. Likewise, during the Processional and the Recessional we face and may bow towards the cross as it passes us. These ceremonial acts are an acknowledgement of our devotion to our Lord and a means of signifying our reverence and adoration for the holiness of God.
Making the sign of the cross is an action which reminds us of our Baptism. Christians make the sign of the cross as we remember that in Holy Baptism we die with Christ so as to rise with Him as his children in new life.
Outward signs of devotion are not enough, however. They are worthless if they do not flow out of hearts full of love for God and obedience to his will. “Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false” (Psalm 24:3-4). An inner life of prayer – with confession of sinfulness, adoration of God simply because he is God, thanksgiving for all he has done for us, and petitions for his help – is essential to the reverent spirit.
Church Website - Our website is always a work in progress but we hope it will give visitors and members information about our church. There is a secret page just for members. In order for you to see this page and to receive future communication/updates from the website, you will need to set up a username and password. If we do not have a current email on file for you please contact the church office.