This service is a balm and a blessing from the very first note Frank plays to the last. Thank you to everyone - David, Nancy, Frank, Mike, and as Muriel says, the Faasse, Pepe, and Barnes' crew - for making this Advent service full of joy, light, and compassion!
PCUSA's Christmas Joy Offering: By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor God's gift of Jesus Christ by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. To give to the Christmas Joy offering, please make your check out to Trinity and note 'Christmas Joy' in the memo line.
Staff Gift Offering: As we enter this Christmas season, our world seems out of sorts in many ways. Yet we still have the incredible opportunity to spend time in worship, prayer and study although their form may be somewhat different this year. Our amazing staff continues to keep our church moving forward through new and innovative ways of serving God and others. As we have in previous years, we will be collecting funds for a staff gift as a way to say “thank you” for all that they do for Trinity. Please note “staff gift” on your check to ensure it gets to the right place. I wish you and yours a blessed Christmas season! ~ Cheryl Anderson, Stewardship Team elder
From Trinity's bookkeeper, John Montague: Thank you for your support of the church’s ministry and mission! For donations to be credited to the 2020 tax year, they must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2020.
Please know that Trinity's elders, deacons, and staff are praying for you, your loved ones, and your friends. If you should have a care concern or celebration you'd like to share, please email David or the church office.
John Dixon was admitted to the hospital for high blood pressure and shortness of breath. The doctors are keeping him for observation for probably one more day. Please pray for a full and swift recovery.
Please keep Jim Young in your prayers. Jim is undergoing a series of procedures due to ongoing kidney stones. Please pray for the success of these procedures and a wonderful outcome, with the goal of putting these issues to rest.
Anthony Liddicote’s fiancé, Haley Glick, has been diagnosed with Covid-19. She is experiencing symptoms of fatigue, congestion, and a slight fever. Please pray for her comfort and a steady recovery. Please also pray for the health and safety of her family, friends, and co-workers.
Cheryl Anderson’s cousin, Andy Morris, had successful heart surgery; thanks be to God! Unfortunately, he has had a small stroke that affected his right side and his eye. They are currently checking for blood clots. Please pray that these effects are temporary, for Andy's comfort while healing, and a complete recovery.
Update: Please keep Brian Alford’s family in your prayers. His mother, Faye, who tested positive for Covid-19, is doing very well at home, while her husband, Gary, has had significant symptoms and is at Rex Hospital in stable condition. Brian’s sister, Jenifer, has the virus too and is at home doing well. Jenifer’s husband, Chris, is hospitalized at Wake Med for treatment of Covid plus viral pneumonia. Please keep them all in your prayers and pray for successful treatment and a full and swift recovery.
As we continue to pay the church's unchanging monthly obligations, we remain sincerely grateful for your giving. Louise Taff, our Receiving Treasurer, is checking the mail frequently each week, making the deposits for the church. If you have questions about your giving, please email Louise. For donations to be credited to the 2020 tax year, they must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2020.
Trinity's in-person activities are suspended through Sunday, January 25th. Session will meet on Monday, January 18th to determine if the suspension of activities should continue, based on health guidelines.