Sunday May 22

sixth Sunday of Eastertide

“A Place Where We Belong”

Luke Harkema will be preaching at Trinity on May22.
A Place Where We Belong
 
Revelation 21:10, 22:1-5 & Acts 16:9-15
 Image: “Lydia” by Silvia Dimitrova 

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)

3) 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 teachers (optional for kids)

Worship Hour (10:00 – 11:15)

Infants – 5 Yr old in Little Lambs (9:45 -11:15) on the lower level

2 Yr old – 5 Yr old may begin in the sanctuary
(leave with Ms. Amanda after Children’s Message)

No Second Hour

Second Hour for Children & Adults will resume with our program year in the fall.

Volunteer Schedule Links

ADULT 2nd HOUR (11:30 – 12:15)

No Second Hour this week.

(We will resume adult second hour with the new program year this fall)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Critical Conversation with Kurt Reppart
After worship on May 22, this week, we are invited to an hour of conversation about policing reform with Kurt Reppart, a friend and First Ward Commissioner. Kurt will share about ongoing efforts to improve policing in Grand Rapids and invite suggestions and questions from us. Childcare will be available in Trinity’s Youth Room.
Intergenerational Ultimate Frisbee
Come join Trinity folks and friends this Sunday, May 22, at the Sweet Street Park. At 2:30 pm we’ll play a casual game of Ultimate Frisbee. All skill levels and ages are welcome.
Class of 2022 Graduates
Please pass along the names of the graduates of all levels in our midst as we will specially remember them in our liturgy on June 12. Simply email trcoffice@trinityreformedchurch.org or sarah@trinityreformedchurch.org with the name and level of graduation. 
Potluck Picnic & Blessing of the Bikes
To celebrate the end of the programming year, we are invited to gather at Richmond Park for a potluck picnic at 11:30 am on Sunday, June 12. Bring your own tableware and food to share. We reserved  the shelter house; so, there will be cover if it rains.
Earlier at worship, we will resume our traditional Blessing of the Bikes. Every bicycle rider is invited to bring their bike (or a symbol of their bike such as a helmet) into the sanctuary. We’ll pray a blessing over the people and gear as we enjoy another season of riding. Bike riders are invited to cycle to the Richmond Park Potluck Picnic in a bicycle caravan.

No Sunday Morning Service on June 5
On Sunday June 5 Trinity will host Luke Harkema’s ordination service at 3pm. This will serve as our weekly worship gathering as well as a special service of Classis to ordain Luke. The liturgy will be a hybrid of all of our favorite rhythms combined with the ordaining and charging of Luke as he emerges into his ministry. So please plan to attend church at 3pm. 
General Synod Devotionals
The 2022 annual gathering of the Reformed Church in America, called General Synod, will begin on June 9 in Pella, Iowa. Both Pastor Sarah and Trinity elder Jan Koopman will be serving as delegates this year.
You are invited to support this gathering in with prayer. You can sign up to receive reflections each day, for the 30 days leading up to General Synod here.  Hard copies of the devotions can also be made available–just ask Pastor Sarah.
Drinks on the Deck
Drinks on the Deck  is back! This is a time for the women of Trinity to connect & socialize outdoors (or inside, depending on weather). All you need to bring is your beverage of choice.  This month it will be on May 23, 6:30pm, at Susan Olthof’s yard, located at: 2401 Cedar Crest Lane NE GR, MI 49525. Check with Pastor Sarah for questions. 

 

 

 

PRAYERS

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

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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.