First Sunday of Lent

Full to the Brim: Even in the Desert

Rev. Benjamin Van Zetten Bruins will be preaching at Trinity on March 6.
Full to the Brim: Even in the Desert” | We often take on Lenten disciplines in order to prepare for Easter, but are we actually able to get ready for grace? Aren’t our lives, even in Lent, actually a response to God’s grace? We begin our Lenten worship series, “Full to the Brim” with the promise that God’s grace always precedes our efforts. We seek transformation and growth not to make ourselves worthy but out of gratitude for the grace we have already been given and could never earn. Our cups are already full to the brim!
1 Corinthians 15:12-26


Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them

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).

Family Worship Hour (10:00 – 11:10)

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

(in the church office hallway)

2Yr old – 5Yr Old — Little Lambs – Lower Level

(begin service in Sanctuary, leave together after Children’s Message)

5Yr Old+ — Remain in Sanctuary for Worship (this week)


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)

House Meeting

Trinity is part of a coalition of institutions that have launched a broad based organizing group in Grand Rapids/West Michigan. As part of that work, we have House Meetings in which people are invited to share stories about the pressures they are feeling in their households or for loved ones.

House meetings seek to understand what’s happening in people’s communities, build relationships, identify leaders, engage people in conversations about things they care about, and identify issues for collective action.

You are invited to participate in a House Meeting this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall after worship. This opportunity is primarily for people who haven’t participated in a House Meeting yet, but all are welcome to attend, even if you have been part of a House Meeting recently.


Easter Lilies | f 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.
Second Hour Series on Bathing | starts on March 13
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 three-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!
Broad-Based Organizing | West Michigan Community Organizing’s Delegate Meeting has been rescheduled to March 8 at 7 pm. You are invited to attend with Trinity folks. At the meeting we will choose a name for our coalition, practice a house meeting, meet other folks engaged in organizing, and continue to build momentum toward making substantive changes in our community. Register with this link.



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