Trinity’s Life Together

March 15, 2019

 News and Announcements:

 You’re Invited to Join Trinity

On Sunday, March 31st, we’re welcoming new members into Trinity, offering baptism for those who have not received it yet, and including a service for all who would like to reaffirm their baptisms. If you’ve ever had an interest in being baptized or joining the church, please contact Pastor Mary to learn more:                 227-4884, pastorm@trinityalaska.org

Training Opportunities for Usher Volunteers:

Welcome everyone!  Please attend one of these two 20-30-minute, informal trainings if you have an interest in ushering: Sunday, March 17th or March 24th after worship (about 11:50am) in the Narthex/Lobby.  Dora Soria will present info.  Contact Rich Jackson with questions: hm 522-5201, cell 727-9217.  Thank You!

 Office Volunteers:

Thank you to those who have volunteered to cover the office in my absence, March 25-29. Church office hours for that week will be variable . Many Blessings, Gayla~Office.

One Great Hour of Sharing:

How did One “Great Hour of Sharing” begin?  More than 60 years ago, in response to the devastation of World War II, a Saturday evening nationwide radio broadcast asked Americans to give generously the next morning in their churches. A variety of national leaders and celebrities gave their efforts to the broadcast and more than 75,000 churches responded!    

 Anaktuvuk Pass:

Trinity’s Mission trip for AKP-VBS is scheduled for the 1st week in June 2019. We will meet this Sunday after Worship.  We will discuss teams for Youth, VBS & Worship.  We are in need of  9-10 volunteers for the trip plus others to help prepare.  See the Mission Bulletin Board for more information.

 Calling all Instrumentalists!

We invite you to help lead our Easter worship celebration as we sing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” #234. Between now and Easter morning, April 21st, we ask you to practice this hymn at home.  We will have copies of the music available for you if needed.  Easter  morning you can join our worship team at 9:30 (at the end of  rehearsal) to blend your music with the other instruments.  Please contact Sandy at sandy.schoff@gmail.com or 907-345-3694, no later than April 1st.        

                              
Library News:

Knowing God comes through reading scripture and praying.  The library bulletin board, in the Narthex, features books on prayer.  Come, visit our beautiful Library and check out one of  these books and learn more about communing with our infinite God.  Books may be checked out any time the building is open.

 Need a great gift idea?

Coffee, Tea and Chocolate: For sale at the coffee stand. Help support our Trinity Women’s mission and the small farmers in Third World Countries and enjoy the treats! 

 Save Your Stamps:

As you receive cards and letters, please trim your postage stamps to within ¼ of an inch of the stamp. Place the canceled stamps in the basket labeled “stamp project“ near the staff mail boxes in the hallway near the office.  They will be sent to California for buying Bible Studies for Latin American countries. 

Trinity’s Life Together Announcements:

If you have news or an announcement you would like to share. Please email the church office at:   churchadmin@trinityalaska.org

Weekly:

Sunday: Adult Christian Education 9:00am ~ Weeks Room

Sunday: Worship 10:30am ~ Sanctuary

Sunday: Children’s Church & Nursery during worship (except Family Sundays)

Tuesday: Men’s Prayer Group 6:30am Narthex

Wednesday: Women’s Bible Study 10:00am ~ Library

Wednesday: Trinity Prayer Gathering 6:30pm ~ Weeks Room

Thursday: Worship rehearsal 6:30pm ~ Sanctuary

 Monthly:

Every 2nd Sunday ~ Youth Gathering

Every 2nd Tuesday ~ Session Business Meeting 6:00pm ~ Weeks Room

Every 3rd Tuesday ~ Beans Café 11:30am ~ at Beans

Every 3rd Tuesday ~Finance Team Meeting 6:00pm ~ Weeks Room

Every 4th  Thursday ~ Anna Kirk Circle 6:00pm ~ Library

Mark Your Calendars:

Sun, Mar 17:   ChurchFamily Worship 10:30am ~ Sanctuary

                        Ordination and Installation during Worship

                        AKP Meeting  after Worship ~ Narthex

Tue, Mar 19:  Beans Café 11:30am ~ at Beans

Tue, Mar 19:  Finance Meeting 6:00pm ~ Weeks Room

Sun, Mar 24: Worship 10:30am ~Sanctuary

Thu, Mar 28: Anna Kirk Circle 6:00pm ~ Library

Sun, Mar 31: Worship, Baptism, Reaffirmation, New Members ~ during Worship

                      Deacon’s Meeting 12:00pm ~ Library

Mar 25-29:  Variable Office Hours

 

 A Message From the Pastors:

Throughout Lent, we journey to the cross with Jesus. We pray with him in deserts and in gardens. We celebrate him with palms. We weep with him in his deep night of trial.  And we shout Alleluia at his triumphant resurrection!  As we walk this journey together, our prayer is that this deepest mystery and miracle of our faith will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus always. Please feel free to contact us. We count it a blessing to talk and pray with you.

Our Trinity family is lifting prayers this week for:

-Prayers for all who are dealing with unexpected loss of loved ones , medical diagnoses and those who are having surgery and diagnostic procedures.  Give them and their families peace, love and strength to support their loved ones and comfort in the knowledge that God is with them and will guide them through difficult times.
-Prayers for the people who are on the long road to recovery.  Help them to be strong and help them to heal.
-Continued prayers for our sister church in Anaktuvuk Pass.  May we have a successful visit this summer and may the Lord help the people of AKP  with their many needs.
-Prayers for those who are starting new chapters in their lives, whether it be a move, starting a new job or relationships. Help them to embrace these  new challenges with hope and enthusiasm.
-Prayers for the people of the world who have been affected by recent tragedies. Surround them with love and support. 
-Prayers of gratitude and support for the first responders who put others before themselves. Protect them and keep them strong.

-Giving thanks and praise for our Musicians and our choir!
 
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.”    Psalm 100: 1-2

Lenten and Easter Celebrations:

Sun, Apr 14: Palm Sunday Worship  10:30am ~ Sanctuary                                                         We will start Holy Week with a joyous celebration of  Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and being hailed by the people, as our children process into the Sanctuary waving Palms.

 Fri, Apr 19:  Good Friday Worship  6:30pm ~ Sanctuary This is a quiet and reflective service of scripture readings and prayer to commemorate Jesus Christ’s passion, crucifixion and death upon the cross. (Childcare is unavailable for this service. There are rocking chairs and a toddler activity table for your convenience.)

Sun, Apr 21: Easter Sunrise Worship 7:00am ~ Parking Lot We celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, as the morning sun rises above the mountains, in Trinity’s  front parking lot.

 Sun, Apr 21: Easter Worship  10:30am ~ Sanctuary Easter celebration will be a Family Friendly Service. We invite all children to join us as we Worship.  Rocking chairs and toddler activity table also available.

  

 churchadmin@trinityalaska.org

 Trinity Presbyterian Church

12310 Lorraine St

Anchorage, AK 99516

 

Church Office:  907-345-4823

Normal office hours:  Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

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