Sunday October 9, 2022

“A Tale of Two Trees”

 

“A Tale of Two Trees”    

Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-8 & Psalm 1

This week we’ll begin to explore the second theme in our “Woven Through” series: Trees. At the critical moments of Scripture, when God is doing a new thing with God’s people, they often stand in the shadow of a tree. We’ll begin our journey at the very beginning, when God plants a garden with two trees at its center. 

 

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SERMON RESOURCES

If you’d like to dive deeper than our sermons will allow,
the folks at The Bible Project have numerous resources (from podcasts to videos) on trees throughout the gospel story.
In his book,Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us physician and carpenter Matthew Sleeth explores what trees can teach us about God and ourselves.

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 

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 we’ll gather for some fall fun at the Kayla and Ben Katerberg home. 6944 Lake Bluff Dr NE Comstock Park, MI 49321. We’ll plan to begin our festivities around 3pm. Save the date; more details to come!

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) 
The New Development Corp. plans to partner with Trinity again next tax season to help folks access resources by completing their income tax returns. Are you interested in volunteering? 
Sandy, from the New Development Corp, is asking Trinity to provide three volunteers (intake/greeter, setup/teardown, or tax preparer). Training takes place in January but Sandy hopes to assemble a team by October. She especially would like someone from Trinity who can help set up, teardown, and move equipment on Wednesdays and Saturdays (mid January through early April). Email sandy@newdevelopmentcorp.org to volunteer.

 

 

 

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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