For this Sunday, Tom shares one of his talents and cooks up one of the best Children's Messages ever!
Children's Message - DECEMBER 20, 2020
The video below will delight you. In it, we are joined by the Everetts, Pierces, and Browns, who share some beautiful Christmas songs with us. This video includes every part of the Sunday service, except for Tom Carrigan's sermon. We hope Tom's sermon can be posted on Trinity's community Facebook page. If you aren't sure where that is, here is a link to the page.
Service music and litanies for Sunday, December 20, 2020
Do you have a Christmas Dedication that you would like to send to the church office? Typically these dedications help fund the purchase of poinsettias for the Sanctuary. We're having an atypical season (to say the least!), but we'd love to still print your dedication, if you would like to share a dedication in memory, honor, or celebration of someone or an event. Please tap here to email your dedication to Virginia by Tuesday, Dec. 22nd. Thank you!
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.
Our receiving treasurer, Louise Taff, has shared that she has received $182,840 in estimates of giving, which is 84% of our $218,000 operating budget goal for 2021. What does this mean? If the church remains short of its goal, we will have the options of trimming our staff budget, drawing from the Milner Memorial fund, or a combination of the two, in addition to tightening ministry budgets. However, we have faith that God will provide, and we strive not to fret.
There is time to return a pledge if you haven’t done so. Simply send aconfidential email to Louiseand she’ll record your estimate of giving. If you have already pledged and feel called to do so, would you prayerfully consider increasing your giving? And please know we fully understand your concerns if you are unable to pledge in 2021. It would help Louise greatlyif you would email herto say you’ll give as you are able, but aren’t pledging.
Once we’re in early January, the stewardship team will ask Louise to share the total amount pledged. We’ll keep you apprised as we work together to build a budget for 2021. And again, thank you for the many ways you support Trinity!
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.