Second Sunday of Lent

Full to the Brim: Under God’s Wing

Rev. Sarah Van Zetten Bruins will be preaching at Trinity on March 6.
Full to the Brim: Under God’s Wing” | As Jesus sets his face toward Jerusalem, he is warned that he is heading toward those who wish to kill him. And yet, Jesus responds by painting a picture of his overflowing love, even in the face of rejection, “Jerusalem…How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing.”
Luke 13:31-35


Maya Angelou reflects on God’s love


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

The following practices apply to all those present in our building, regardless of age or vaccination status.

1) Masks are required at all times while indoors

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.)

KIDS! We have COVID safe programing for Infants – Grade 5 kiddos during and after worship.


Below are details about kids’ programs for this coming Sunday! Masks will be worn by all participants and teachers (to the best of the kids’ ability).

Worship Hour (10:00 – 11:10)

Infants – 2 Yrs old — Nursery (9:45-11:15) — Main Level

(in the church office hallway)

3Yrs old – 5th Grade — Children and Worship – Upstairs

(begin service in Sanctuary, leave together after Passing the Peace)

3’s – PreK (rm 301), K – 2nd (rm302), 3rd – 5th (rm 304)


Snack Time (11:15 – 11:30)

All Kids — Basement Classroom (distanced) – Lower Level


Second Hour (11:30 – 12:15)

Infants, Toddlers, & Preschool

– Little Lambs Rm. – Lower Level

K-2nd Grade

– Basement Classroom – Lower Level

3rd – 5th Grade

– Lounge/Library – Main Level


Volunteer Schedule Links

ADULT 2nd HOUR (11:30 – 12:15)

Series on Bathing by Craig Hanson

Is bathing a luxury or a necessity? In many ways, it’s both. 
Craig Hanson is adapting a course he teaches on bathing for a 3-week Second Hour series at Trinity. 
We’ll explore how bathing moves between extremes: from idealized glamour to ordinary bodies that need cleaning, from ritual purity to carnal delights, and from birth to death. 
We’ll ask questions about privilege and access to clean water. 
We’ll consider the meaning of scenes such as the mass baptism in O, Brother Where Art Thou?
Come on in, the water is fine!


Youth Group | We will meet this Sunday at 2:30pm to play sardines at church!

Easter Lilies – If you would like to purchase an Easter Lily to decorate our service on Easter Sunday and then bring home, please email Pastor Sarah ( Lilies are $13 each. You are welcome to purchase a lily in honor of a loved one and we will share their name in the bulletin on Easter Sunday. Orders are due by March 13.

Daylight Savings | Remember to spring your clocks forward 1 hour this Sunday so you don’t miss worship !

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 and include any dietary restrictions or preferences.

Luke Harkema Receives Call | We rejoice that Luke has received a call to serve as Minister of Word & Sacrament at Stanton Reformed Church in Stanton, New Jersey. We anticipate Luke’s ordination service being held at Trinity shortly after completing his exams with our North Grand Rapids Classis in May; let’s pencil in June 5 for now.

Eric Verhaar Memorial Plant Sale | On May 7th the Verhaars will host their annual plant sale. You may pre-order your hanging baskets this month. Please Order by March 30th via this link.



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