Sunday October 16, 2022

Woven Through: Trees—Echoes of Eden

 

Woven Through: Trees—Echoes of Eden”    

Genesis 12:1-9  & Genesis 22:1-14

The story of Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden choosing between the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil echoes throughout Genesis and rest of scripture. People consistently face the question at the heart of faith—will you trust God or rely on your own understanding? Abraham and Sarah find themselves doing both. Will God ever find a faithful covenant partner? The answer comes in the dramatic and disturbing story of the Binding of Isaac.

 

image: The Binding of Isaac by Rembrandt

Online worship

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 worship

We begin at 10am on Sundays. We have a short fellowship time after the worship gathering, then Second Hour programs for adults and kids after the service (during the school year).

1) Masks are optional and welcome for all participants. 

2) Elders will serve individual communion element servings at the front.

KIDS

Below are details about kids’ programs for this coming Sunday! Masks are welcome and optional.

Worship Hour

Nursery: 9:45—end of service 

   Infants & Toddlers: nursery on main level, in office hallway

Children & Worship: leave service after Prayer for Illumination 

   3’s-4’s preschool: Room 301

   Kindergarten-1st Grade: Room 302

   2nd-5th Grade: Room 304

Snack Time: 11:15-11:30 

   Toddlers-4th Grade: Basement Classroom

Second Hour

Little Lambs: Infant-Preschool, Little Lambs Rm(basement)

Kindergarten-1st Grade: Basement Classroom

2nd-4th Grade: Main Floor Lounge

ADULT & YOUTH 2nd HOUR (11:30 – 12:15)

Youth (5th-12th grade) — Youth Room (basement)

Adults — Fellowship Hall (basement) Kate Strater will be sharing how her experience with employment & higher education alongside individuals with intellectual disability, as well as her work with Together West MI on issues related to childcare have shaped her perspective on justice in the community.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Drinks and the “Deck”

Women (and friends) of  Trinity, Drinks on the Deck will be happening this month at Joy and Abbie Larink’s home, INDOORS. Gather for some chili, and bring your own beverage of choice. 2112 Dewberry Drive NE. 6:30pm on October 17th.

Trinity T-Shirts

Did you miss the opportunity to purchase a trinity shirt last year? Has your child outgrown their previous size? Well, it’s time for another round of Trinity t-shirts! These short-sleeved shirts are available in both adult and youth sizes for $15–payment due at pick-up. Place your order here or at the welcome center. 

Annual Pumpkin Carving Party

Trinity’s intergenerational pumpkin carving party is back! On Sunday October 23rd at 3pm we’ll gather for some fall fun at Kayla and Ben Katerberg’s home (6944 Lake Bluff Dr NE Comstock Park, MI 49321).   Costumes welcome! Around 5 pm we’ll have a potluck dinner. Pack a pumpkin for each child and bring soup, bread, or dessert to share at the potluck. 

All Saints Sunday
On November 6, we will celebrate All Saints Sunday together, remembering saints who have gone before us. Our liturgy will include the names of loved ones who have passed away in the last year. If you have names you would like to have included, please email Pastor Sarah (sarah@trinityreformedchurch.org). 

 

 

 

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.