Sunday October 23, 2022

“Woven Through: Trees—I Am the Vine”

 

“Woven Through: Trees—I Am the Vine”  

John 15:1-8  & Revelation 22:1-7

We’ll conclude our mini-series on Trees with Jesus’ image of himself as the true vine, in which we, God’s people, must abide if we are to bear fruit. Once again, God offers us the choice to abide and trust, or to break away from the life God offers and choose our own way. We’ll ponder what keeps us from abiding well and give thanks that Christ abides in us even in our imperfection. 

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) Trinity members from Together West Michigan will share an update on the work that is being done around public safety, housing, immigration/refugees, transportation, and childcare.

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

November Potluck

On All Saints Sunday, we’ll celebrate the progression of the generations which made us who we are. Bring a dish to pass from your family history! Consider bringing a sign with you to place near your dish which tells us the name of the recipe and who it came from. We’ll join in a meal together in the Fellowship Hall after worship on November 6. (Bring along pace setting for your household.) 

 

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). 
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. 

 

 

 

PRAYERS

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

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GIVING

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