Palm Sunday April 10

Palm Sunday

Full to the Brim: Even the Stones Cry Out

Rev. Benjamin Van Zetten Bruins will be preaching
at Trinity on April 10.
Full to the Brim: Even the Stones Cry Out 
Luke 19:28-40

SERMON

RESOURCES

A map showing how Jesus would need to descend down the Mount of Olives in order to cross the valley and go up into the temple.

Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Erica Chenoweth, Oxford University Press, 2021.

 

An episode of Hidden Brain that explores how nonviolent resistance is more effective in creating change than violent insurrections.

 

Online Service

Please use the following links for this week’s worship. You may wish to prepare your communion elements before we begin.

Order of Worship

Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 827 4872 5884

Password: 247155

In-Person Service

We begin at 10am on Sundays. We have a short fellowship time, then Second Hour programming for adults and kids after the service.

1) Masks are optional for all participants. Masks will be worn by volunteers working with kids under 5.

2) Physically distanced sanctuary seating (by household or group)

Elders will serve individual communion element servings at the front. (You may bring your own elements for partaking at your seat.)

 

TRINITY KIDS

Below are details about kids’ programs for this coming Sunday! Masks will be worn by all teachers working with kids under 5yr.

Family Worship Hour (10:00 – 11:10)

Infants – 5Yrs old — Nursery — Main Level

(nursery open following Palm Processional)

6Yrs old – 5th Grade — Worship — Sanctuary

 

Second Hour 

Congregational Meeting — Kids in Youth Room — Basement

 

Volunteer Schedule Links

ADULT 2nd HOUR (11:30 – 12:15)

Congregational Meeting

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coffee Time Returns! | Beginning on Easter Sunday Trinity will resume having coffee and treats after worship. We are excited to begin breaking bread together once again. In order to facilitate this time of food and fellowship we are asking Trinity folks to sign up to host coffee time on ONE particular Sunday.

Hosting duties will include:
• Providing treats (store-bought or homemade)
• Coming before worship to prepare coffee and set-up (setting up during worship can be distracting because the gathering space is directly outside the sanctuary)
• Oversee coffee time to make sure everyone has what they need
• Clean up afterwards (wash coffee supplies and cups, throw away trash, etc.)

It is our hope that we can share these hosting duties widely across Trinity’s membership and keep the load light for all.
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Palm Processional | On Palm Sunday, April 10, we invite all participants in worship to join in a processional, waving palm branches, to begin our worship. The children will be our leaders. If you have kids that may want to participate, please arrive to the Lounge 5 min before worship to get in line. 
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Congregational Meeting | On April 10 after the service Trinity will have our spring congregational meeting. We’ll elect consistory members Bob Vanlonkhuyzen and Jordan McElroy for the office of Deacon and Rachel Watson, Craig Hanson for the office of elder. We’ll also invite people to brainstorm ideas for ways Trinity can live into our vision and values. Consistory is creating a new Vision & Values Implementation Team that will implement goals in order to help us live out our values and live toward our vision. 

Getting to Know Trinity | The next Getting to Know Trinity seminar (formerly known as New to Trinity) will be Sunday, April 24 from 11:30 pm to 1 pm. In this seminar, we find out more about Trinity‘s history and values, discuss Trinity’s style of worship, invite questions, and explore what membership at Trinity means. Plus there is lunch and a tour of the building, including the mysterious third floor. Please rsvp to benjamin@trinityreformedchurch.org and include any dietary restrictions or preferences.

Maundy Thursday Service | For the first time in two years we will have an in-person option for the Maundy Thursday service. This year’s service begins at 7 pm on Thursday, April 14. We’ll update our hand washing tradition to make it more hygienic and encourage people to wash one another’s hands within household units or small groups.

 

PRAYERS

Send us prayer updates and requests: benjaminbruins@gmail.com  sarah@trinityreformedchurch.org trcoffice@trinityreformedchurch.org

Please sign up for our email list in order to receive prayer updates and requests.

 

GIVING

Don’t forget, you can send your offerings to Trinity via the “Give” link below or you can sign up for a regular automatic contribution by using the ACH Draft button.