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We are called to embrace diversity and to connect all generations to God’s family.
Organ Recital, March 15, 4:00 pmWednesday, Noon & 7:30 pm Saturday, 5:30 pm Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 am Preaching: Pastor Dyan LawlorMusic/Choirs: 8:30 am - Joyful Choristers10:30 am - Trinity Choir
Coffee, conversation, and fellowship in Hyson Hall begins at 9:30 am
Sunday School Classes 9:30 - 10:15 am
Learning Connections, see page 4
FEAST - Community Dinner, Wednesdays, 5 - 6 pm
1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446 Radio Broadcast, Sunday 11:00am
1440 AM l 98.5 FM 215.368.1710 l www.trinitylansdale.com
WELCOMEWEEKLYWEEKLY March 14-15, 2020
Trinity wants to connect with you! Please sign our purple Connection Card and place it in the
offering plate or hand to an usher as you go up for communion. Let us know if you have a
prayer request or need a call or visit.
To get connected, pick up the Connection Card in the pew or contact Vicki Seal,
[email protected] or 267-498-5902.
trinitylansdale.com [email protected]
CONNECT WITH US
Sunday, March 15, 4:00 pm
Mark Bani, D.M.A., Organist
The organ recital will include, among others, pieces by Bach and Vierne as well as
selections based on familiar hymn-tunes. A light reception will follow the recital.
1000 W. Main StreetLansdale, PA 19446
Worship Preparation During Lent One way to prepare your heart and mind for worship is to spend a little time in prayer and reflection. The prelude music that happens before the announcements is the perfect time for that to occur. Try answering some questions related to our Lenten theme - Take Up the Cross - to help guide your thoughts. • Sometimes following Jesus means making a
sacrifice of some sort. What do you need to give up/take on in your life in order to Take Up Your Cross and follow Jesus more fully?
• Jesus said, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” (Matthew16:25-26) What are the ways that you may need to lose your life for Jesus?
You may also use this prayer: Dear Jesus, Open my eyes that I might see you today in worship. Open my ears that I might hear what it is that you are calling me to do this day. Open my heart so that it may be able to care for and encourage others in need. Amen.
March 18 Lenten Worship Noon & 7:30 pmMarch 22 New Disciples ReceivedApril 5 Palm/Passion Sunday
Take up the
CROSSLENT WEDNESDAY WORSHIP
February 26 - April 1 Noon (Chapel)
7:30 pm (Chapel)
Radio Broadcast Ending For almost 60 years, WNPV has been a critical part of the Lansdale Community, broadcasting local news and information to its residents. For almost 40 of those 60 years, Trinity's worship services have been broadcast every Sunday. It is with great sadness that we pass along the news that WNPV, for financial reasons, will be shutting down at the end of April. While utilized by many Trinity and community members, the closing will perhaps touch our homebound, who rely on a weekly connection with their faith community, the most. While we don't have an immediate solution, we will be forming a task force to investigate new possibilities for maintaining a worship connection with our homebound members. Please contact Andrea Baxter, [email protected], with questions, concerns, or if you would like to be a part of the team to investigate new possibilities.
Spread the Gospel, Not the Germs Help us spread the Gospel and stop the spread of germs at church. Greeters will welcome everyone with a smile and a wave rather than a handshake. During worship at the time of sharing the peace, we encourage you to use sign language, elbow bumps, or just a verbal “peace be with you” without physical contact. Rather than passing offering plates (and potentially germs!), we’re inviting the congregation to bring their offering forward. Help us make health and safety a priority.
Be a part of the 40 Days of Giving! Use the calendar for daily reflections or stop in at a Learning Connections class to learn more. Use trinitylansdale.com/Lent2020 as a resource for each upcoming Sunday’s Lenten Study Session.
Please Donate by using either an ELCA World Hunger Appeal envelope from your packet or a blue envelope in the pew marked “Hunger Appeal.” Please help us toward Trinity’s goal of $5000 for Lent!
March 15Read today’s Gospel, John 4:5-42.
March 16 “Our Lenten journey continues, in repentance for the sin of gender injustice and in hope forthe just world God is creating in our midst.” Learn more in this week’s study, “Justice for All.”
March 17“The program has given a sense of joy, and fulfillment that I can give hope to the hopeless girls who are being oppressed.” What story of a woman leader in the Bible inspires you?
March 18Worldwide, girls are far less likely than boys to be enrolled in school. A gift of $40 to ELCA World Hunger can help a family with schoolfees and uniforms. When you educate a girl, you help open a world of opportunity for her future.
March 19God of living water, protect from pollution or misuse all rivers, lakes, oceans and streams. Bless the work of those who dig wells and those who advocate for access to clean water, that all people and animals have enough to drink. Hear us, O God. Your mercy is great.
March 20“For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphanand the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing” (Deuteronomy 10:17-18).
March 21“Lord, you give justice in all oppression, maintain the right, set prisoners free. You feed the hungry in your compassion; healing and life flow from your tree. Happy are all who hope in God, whose grace is rich and deep and broad!” ELW 877, “Praise the Almighty!”
News from Your Congregational Council: At the February 27, 2020 Council Governance Meeting the following people were elected as officers of the Congregation:
President - Cindy Weiss
Vice President - Gary Hatton
Secretary - Sandy Cottrell
Dave Crosson is the appointed Treasurer. Please wish them congratulations when you see them and keep all members of Council in your prayers.
Learning CONNECTIONS Be A Voice: Advocacy Skills Workshop Sunday, March 29, 9:30 am, Room 125/127 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice” (Proverbs 31:8-9) Live your Christian faith by sharing your concerns with our elected officials. In this introductory workshop, we will address the most effective methods for having your voice be heard. We will also share available Lutheran related advocacy resources.
Facilitator: Amy Smith
ReNew VBS-June 22 - June 26 The Parable of the Sower Celebrate God’s creation this summer with ReNew VBS. This year’s VBS empowers children to grow in faith, have fun, and change the world. Each day, from 9 am to noon, kids will explore Jesus’ Parable of the Sower with three age-appropriate activities that help them learn how to care for God’s creation. Registration is now open! Follow the link to sign up for a week of fun and growing in faith: vbspro.events/p/trinitylansdale2020
VOLUNTEER for Vacation Bible School
June 22 -26, 9 am - noonBe a part of a fun, spirit-filled week at Trinity leading children and youth to Jesus. It takes many volunteers to make our VBS program a success. You can be a teacher, an aide, in the craft area or outside in the games area. We have something for you! Please follow the link to sign up to volunteer: vbspro.events/p/trinitylansdale2020. Questions? Contact Deacon Karen, [email protected].
Youth Basketball Friday, April 3 & May 1 6-7:30 pm, Hyson HallCalling all 4th-8th Graders & interested parents for some indoor basketball fun which includes opening prayer, free b-ball time, snack & closing prayer.Coordinators include Rachel Myers & Ashley Han. Sign-ups are available via Sign Up Genius.https://tinyurl.com/t84j99w
Wednesday Evening Lent Bible Study
Wednesday, 6:15 - 7:15 pm (through April 1) Are you looking for a Bible study during Lent? You are welcome to participate in a Bible study focusing on the Gospel lesson for the upcoming Sunday. These studies have enhanced the worship experience on Sunday morning with a better understanding of the theme of the day and the sermon. Each week’s lesson is independent from previous week, so it is easy to attend the Wednesdays that fit your schedule. The Bible study will be held following FEAST at 6:15 pm and will conclude at 7:15 prior to the start of Holden Evening Prayer. Bring a friend!
2021 ELCA Youth Gathering
Boundless God Beyond Measure!Youth Gathering planning meetings are coming up. We will meet in Room 125/127 at 7 pm on the following dates: April 14, May 12, and June 16. Any youth interested in attending The Gathering is welcome to attend. You may also join our Google Classroom by going to https://classroom.google.com/ and use the join code irad2pt
Youth Ministry Coordinator A team has been assembled to identify a candidate for the part-time Coordinator of Youth Ministries position. The members of the team are Alex Cravener, Randy Ehm, Kat Gray, Ashley Han, Steve Hull, Lynn Lentz, Deacon Karen Matthias-Long, and Cindy Weiss. The team will provide updates as progress is made in our search. Stay tuned!
Janke Scholarship This scholarship shall be awarded annually to a Trinity member who is a graduating high school senior planning on continuing higher education. The recipient shall exemplify truthfulness, fairness, the ability to build good will and friendships and provide mutually beneficial experiences to all concerned. Recommendations for award recipients will be made to Congregation Council and voted on for approval at the April Endowment Committee meeting. Please submit all applications by Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to Dave Crosson, Trinity Endowment Committee, at [email protected]. Applications are on the website under ABOUT: Janke Scholarship.
Youth, Be a Part of Good Friday Noon Drama Youth in grades 5-9 are invited to participate in this kid-friendly worship service by retelling the Passion of Jesus through a meaningful drama directed by Carol Reitz. There are both speaking and non-speaking roles available. Adult volunteers are also needed to assist with the behind-the-scenes jobs. The first rehearsal, which includes auditions for the speaking roles, will be held on Wednesday, April 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in Social Hall. Practice will also be held on Friday, April 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 am. A cast and crew pizza lunch will take place following worship. Email Deacon Karen, [email protected] with any questions. Adult volunteers and youth - sign up here: https://forms.gle/pz9DaWZqwUdeWzBb6 Crucifixion Drama Trinity’s senior high youth participate in this annual drama during the 7:30 pm Good Friday worship service. It is a moving experience that involves worship, music, and silent acting. Practice will be held on Friday, April 10 from 4 to 7 pm with dinner included. Meet in the Sanctuary. A couple adult volunteers are needed to help serve dinner. Contact Deacon Karen Matthias-Long with any questions you may have. Sign up using this link: https://forms.gle/rJUfah6GYK14sGW67
Your Donations Make a Difference
Food Collection Manna on Main Street
Place your non-perishable food items in the large white boxes in the Lobby and in Hyson Hall. In-demand items: peanut butter, tuna
fish, canned fruit, canned soup, canned meat, cereal, pasta, diapers, and baby formula.
Mitzvah Circle FoundationPlease hold your donation until April 1.Mitzvah is always looking for clothing. After April 1 we will be collecting SPRING/SUMMER clothing and household items. Mitzvah continues to need new underwear and socks for children and adults.
Online Giving trinitylansdale.comClick on GIVE on our home page and donate online. It is quick, easy and secure.You can donate for a one-time donation or
a recurring donation. Any questions, contact Cathy Pezzuti at [email protected].
Trinity’s Community MealJoin us at our community meal every Wednesday from 5 - 6 pm. The meal is a free will donation of $3 per person.
EASTER MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS
Pick up the sponsorship form in the Communication Wall RacksThere are three options to either honor or
memorialize a loved one at Easter. Deadline is April 1.
Mitzvah Found a New Home!Mitzvah will be moving at the end of March to a 9,000 square foot facility at 2562 Boulevard of the Generals, Norristown, PA 19403. (Across from the Wawa on Trooper Road).While Mitzvah is moving locations, please hold your donations until April 1.We want the new place to be your home away from home! Visit us soon and save the date for our Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, May 31, from 12-3 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hospitalizations - We would like to visit you when you are hospitalized. The hospital cannot tell us if you are there! Please call or have a family member call the church office when you are hospitalized.
Prayer CornerThe following people could especially use our prayers. Please pray for them.
Wendy EricssonBea FritzCharles MacyCarolyn WeberHelene NewtonAl PerchCricket SnearingEthel SeidnerBarbara & Dave DerrThomas MocklerKathy PedrianiLeon Strohecker
Craig NewbergerRaymond WaltonAidan McCoyPeter MorrisMarlene LongJanet HigginsAllison RaderHarriet BerryLinda RobertsEdith RichterDottie Worth
Prayers for Military PersonnelAll military personnel serving in the United States Armed Forces and activated Reserves, especially Michael May, Ben Martin, James Martin, Brett T. Bonanni, Mike Jewell, J. Kenneth & Paige Whipp, and Zachary Daneker.
MISSION AND MINISTRYIn memory of Nancy Ehret by Elaine, sister, and Allen Strimpel, Harry and Sally Bancroft, Stephan and Grace Cichocki, and James and Debra Haldaman
In memory of Nancy L. Ehret, she definitely will be missed. Memories flow back 81 years. She will always be in our hearts. Beautiful, caring, friend to all, by her sister, Barb Hentz, and aunts, Michelle Mikolai and Debra A Dorward
In memory of Curt Martin by Robert and Carol Hammel, John and Carole Kriebel, Vern and Jean Moyer, Sandra Poelck and Fred and Taffy Schea
MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMSMEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS
Adopt a Highway Four times a year (one hour each) a small but dedicated team of Trinity and non-Trinity folks gather to take action in caring for God’s creation. For over 25 years, resulting in over 1,000 hours of service, these dedicated folks walk the two-mile portion of Allentown Road between Broad Street and Sumneytown Pike in Lansdale. All are welcome to participate! Contact Mark Lanan if you are interested, [email protected].
Please pray for David Kriebel and family on the death of his sister, Rev. Karen K. Gallagher,
on March 7, 2020.
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Want to Make New Friends? Are you looking to expand your social circle and bring new people into your life? The Fellowship HUB is looking to establish additional opportunities to meet others. We want to hear from you about your interests. Please fill out the online survey, https://tinyurl.com/qrwglpr.
Keep Connected with TrinityEach week, let us know you are here by taking time to complete the “We’d Love to Connect with You” card and placing it in the offering plate or handing it to an usher as you go up for communion. This card is an opportunity to let us know you are visiting, changing your contact information, recording your communion, and if you need a pastor call or visit or have a prayer request.
Fellowship Focus GroupSunday, March 15, 9:30 am, Room 122Interested in getting to know others in your pew? Hoping to make new friends? Join the Fellowship Hub for a focus group that will explore strategies for promoting fellowship across all generations at Trinity. Join us at the focus group meeting.
APRIL 5 11:45 am
Children ages 2-11Join us in Hyson Hall on Sunday,
April 5, following the second serviceEaster Egg Hunt for ages 2-11.
All are Welcome!
Daytime Book ClubTuesday, March 17, 1:00 pm, Church Parlor.Lost Roses by Martha Hull Kelly will be discussed. Wear your green and join us.For more information, contact Nancy Mellon 215-872-8395.
Evening Book ClubTuesday, March 24, at 6:30 pm The book this month is The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. Hosted by George Turner. Please come and join us.
Easter Egg Hunt Donations! Please donate the following for the Easter Egg Hunt. Please place in the donation bin marked Egg Hunt in Hyson Hall by Sunday, March 29.
(Peanut free)Candy and/or treats
Small plastic Easter eggs
Trinity Seniors Luncheon Tuesday, March 24, 12:00 Noon, Hyson HallCOST: $10.00MENU: Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, vegetable, salad, and dessert.PROGRAM: Pete Smyser is a virtuoso 7-string guitarist that performs a vast and varied repertoire of well over 1000 songs centered around the Great American Songbook... These are the songs of stage and screen that defined popular American music from 1900 through the 1960’s. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 19, at 215-368-1710 between 9 am and 2 pm. If it is necessary to cancel your reservation, please notify Dot Underkoffler at 215-723-9263 or [email protected]. Everyone is welcome. Bring a Friend!
Bridge Pastors: Bruce Todd & Dyan Lawlor
Worship HUB Leaders Marcia Pitzenberger Team leader [email protected] Lentz Team member [email protected] Al Hanna Team member [email protected] Baxter, Director for Worship Renewal Staff Liaison [email protected] Faith Formation HUB Leaders Deb Neves Team leader [email protected] Lisa Cravener Team member [email protected] Ashley Han Team member [email protected] Norma Nish Team member [email protected] Karen Matthias-Long, Director for Faith Formation, Staff Liaison [email protected] Christian Care HUB Leaders Bob Gamble Team leader [email protected] Francis Team member [email protected] Dave Weber Team member [email protected] Maria Brown Team member [email protected] Vicki Seal, Director for Christian Care & Fellowship Staff Liaison [email protected] Fellowship HUB Leaders Meg Ehm Team leader [email protected] Risser Team member Ktriss[email protected] Chase Team member [email protected] George Turner Team member [email protected] Vicki Seal, Director for Christian Care & Fellowship Staff Liaison [email protected] Ministry Support HUB LeadersJoe Howard Team member [email protected] Kern Team member [email protected] Stewart Team member [email protected] Corr, Director for Administration and Director for Early Learning Staff Liaison [email protected] Church CouncilCindy Weiss, President [email protected] Gary Hatton, Vice President [email protected] Sandy Cottrell, Secretary [email protected] Crosson, Treasurer [email protected] Teri Lanan [email protected] Karen Bergey [email protected]
Did you remember Trinity in your Will?
A gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can leave
a legacy and support the mission and ministry within your community. Call the
church office for more information, 215-368-1710.
Year to Date 1/31/2020 Actual Budget Variance
Revenue $ 146,205 $ 117,917 $ 28,288
Expenses $ 113,373 $ 122,571 $ 9,198
Net Surplus (Deficit) $ 32,832 $ (4,654) $ 37,486
Treasurer’s Report - January 2020
5:30 pm 8:30 am 10:30 am TOTAL
44 240 181 465
Average Weekly Attendance - January 2020
Safety During the Flu SeasonGerms spread at work and school. Unless already weakened by other health conditions, flu is a short time condition. If you and/or other family members have symptoms, maybe it’s time to stay home until symptoms diminish. Also, flu may make you weak and dizzy, if you feel it coming on, slow down, don’t drive or climb on ladders, keep an eye on family members who are ill. Help them avoid falls.
The Safety Team is trying to keep you healthy this flu season. Look for the next article.
SPONSORSHIPS WORSHIP BULLETINSSponsorships available for $140/$70.
RADIO BROADCAST Sponsorships available for $162/$81.
HOMEBOUND MAILING Sponsorships available for $40.
ALTAR FLOWERSIn honor of the excellent work of those who volunteered for the Synod Extravaganza, from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Generosity Team.
Would you like to sponsor any of the following? Sponsorships are available:Worship Bulletins ($140/co-spon. $70) 3/29, 4/5Radio Broadcast ($162/co-spon. $81) 3/22, 3/29Homebound Mailing ($40) 3/22, 3/29Altar Flowers ($70) - 3/22
Contact Karen Brown in the office at 215-368-1710 or email [email protected].
SERVING TODAY 5:30 PM 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
Sat. Musician Andrea Baxter
Acolyte Tyler LentzLector Marsha Stanek Carol Reitz Diane Bridi
Asst Minister Julie Kinzel Amy Smith Teri Lanan
David Rodgers Barbara Rodgers
Sue Erb Marguerite Hanna Chip Kern Sara Matlack Barbara Nagle Laura Scattergood
Linda Scheckenbach Dave Weber
Maria Brown Mary Kieras Cindy Weiss
Gift Bearers Linda Andersen Elaine Kelly
Chuck Chase Lori Chase
Greeter Debbie Nungesser Jim Nungesser Andy Neidlinger Russ Stewart Polly Stewart
Dianne Kalb Patricia Ramsey-Macomber Barbara Grosch-Gouak Dot Underkoffler
Maintenance Bill Graeff Alan ClemensAltar Guild Kathy Ziegler Pam Clemens
Cindy Green Anne Mohr
Anita Brown Judy Harris
Media/Video Rob JohannessonAltar Flower Delivery (Sun)
Dave Kriebel Heide Pickens
Coffee Hour Host
June Harkins Tom Harkins Cricket Snearing
Wiggle Time Miwa SperringWelcome Center Host
Welcome Desk Floater
Sun 8:15-8:35 George Ericsson Kim Wreath
Sun 9:15-9:35 Nancy Fitzgerald Jennifer Laurens
Sun 10:15-10:35 Michael Geremia Maureen McEwen
Nursery Sun 8:30 - 9:30 Hannah Gerhart Tony McDougal
Sun 9:30 - 10:30 Open, not staffed
10:30 - 11:30 Phoebe Benner Kathy Johannesson
Eve. Security Jim MuthUshers Team P
(Next F)Team N (Next M)
Staff Direct Dial Phone Numbers Andrea Baxter 267-498-5908 Emily Brands 267-498-5901Karen Brown 267-498-5916Maria Brown 215-368-1710 Lisa Corr 267-498-5913Pastor Dyan Lawlor 267-498-5907 Karen Matthias-Long 267-498-5910Victoria McKelvie 267-498-5906Cathy Pezzuti 267-498-5904Vicki Seal 267-498-5902Denny Smith 267-498-5914 Miwa Sperring 267-498-5905Pastor Bruce Todd 267-498-5909
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Worship 5:30 PM Chapel
Sunday, March 15 2020 Worship 8:30 & 10:30 AM SanctuaryLifesong Singers 9:30 AM 218/220 Music CNew Disciples (Class 3) 9:30 AM Social HallWorld Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving 9:30 AM ParlorSunday School 9:30 AM Education WingFellowship Focus Group 9:30 AM 122Organ Recital - Mark Bani 4:00 PM Chapel, SanctuaryChaos 4:30 PM The WELLJunior Youth Group 6:00 PM Social Hall, The WELL
Monday, March 16, 2020 Sit ‘n Stitch 9:00 AM 125/127Small Groups: Peaceful Neighbor 1:00 PM Parlor
Tuesday, March 17, 2020Men’s Breakfast Fellowship 7:00 AM West Main DinerComm Task Force Meeting 10:00 AM 264 ConferenceStaff Meeting 12:15 PM 264 ConferenceSmall Groups: Peaceful Neighbor 1:00 PM 126Daytime Book Club 1:00 PM ParlorWorship Hub Meeting 7:00 PM 122Finance Committee 7:00 PM 264 Conference
Wednesday, March 18, 2020Lent Worship Noon ChapelHolden Evening Prayer 7:30 PM ChapelBible Study 10:00 AM 125/127Musikers 12:30 PM 218/220 Music CFEAST Community Meal 5:00 PM Hyson Hall, KitchenCherubs 5:30 PM 218/220 Music CDwelling in the Word Bible Study 6:15 PM 125/127, Joyful Choristers 6:30 PM 218/220 Music CConfirmation Classes 7:30 PM 122, 125/127, ParlorDaybreak 8:00 PM 232 Music A
Thursday, March 19, 2020 Preschoolers Music Classes 9:30 AM 218/220 Music CDiakonia Alumni meeting 6:00 PM Off campusTrintinnabulators rehearsal 6:45 PM 123 Bell RoomTrinity Choir Rehearsal 7:45 PM 232 Music A
Friday, March 20, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020 Worship 5:30 PM Chapel
Sunday, March 22, 2020 Worship 8:30 & 10:30 AM SanctuaryLifesong Singers 9:30 AM 218/220 Music CNew Disciples (Class 4) 9:30 AM Social HallWorld Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving 9:30 AM ParlorSunday School 9:30 AM Education Wing
THIS WEEK AT TRINITYTHIS WEEK AT TRINITY
Trinity Weekly The deadline for submissions for the Weekly is Tuesday at noon.
Lansdale Lutheran The deadline for submissions for the next
Lansdale Lutheran is May 22, 2020. Please submit information on the form on our FORMS page at trinitylansdale.com/media.
Pick up an Easter Invitation at the Welcome Desk and invite your friends, family and neighbors!