Bible Study with Jim Sprouse
The Bible Study with Jim Sprouse will begin via Zoom during the week of April 26. See the larger announcement below this section.
The Trinity Book Chat was cancelled in April, and the book -- The Buried, by Peter Hessler, about the lives of ordinary people in the ill-fated revolutions of the Arab spring -- will now be discussed via Zoom on May 12 at 7 p.m. A link will be sent prior to the session. Our last meeting before taking a break for the summer will be on June 9, when we'll talk about a classic: Persuasion, bu Jane Austen. To join our email list, please contact Kathy Maher.
Bulletins for Worship
Current Bulletins can be found at a new, easy-to-remember address: umtrinity.org/bulletin
The Widows' Group is meeting Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. If you need the link, please contact Eileen Gilmer.
Worship with us online!
On Facebook: facebook.com/TrinityUMCMcLean
on Youtube: youtube.com/UMTrinity
Bulletin for Sunday, April 19
Our Prayer List for April 19
Ann, Anne, Barb & JR, Barry & Barbara, Barry & Pam, Bea, Brian, Buddy & Vanna, Burl, Carl, Carol Ann, Cathy, Charlie & Judy, Charlie & Linda, Cherié, Charlotte, Dave, Dave & Carol, Debbie, Debra, Del, Diana, Donna & Bill, Doris, Edi, Elaine, Emma, Eunice, Evelyn, Flo, Gary, Geoff, George, Gilmer family, Helen, Jay & Anne, Jeff, Jenny, Jeremy, Jim & Sharon, Joe & Maria, Joel, Joyce, Julie, Kathy, Krista, Kuhn family, Kyle, Laura, Laurel, Lenny, Leyritz family, Linda, Lindie, Lorraine, Maddy, Marciene, Marilyn, Mary, Mary Kay, Mike & Mary Lou, Merlin & Pauline, Micah, Milo, Missy, Nancy, Naty, Peg & Richard, Sarah, Robert, Ron, Roseanna, Sandy, Sean, Tom, Tony, Truongchau family, Van, Woodson family, Yancey, essential employees, doctors and nurses, emergency workers, hourly workers, those in nursing home and hospice, those who mourn, the homeless, disaster victims and the people and communities impacted by gun violence.
updated April 17, 2020
Ann, Anne, Barb & JR, Barry & Barbara, Barry & Pam, Bea, Brian, Buddy & Vanna, Burl, Carl, Carol Ann, Cathy, Charlie & Judy, Charlie & Linda, Cherié, Charlotte, Dave, Dave & Carol, Debbie, Debra, Del, Diana, Donna & Bill, Doris, Edi, Elaine, Emma, Eunice, Evelyn, Flo, Gary, Geoff, George, Gilmer family, Jeff, Jenny, Jeremy, Jim & Sharon, Joe & Maria, Joel, Joyce, Kathy, Krista, Kuhn family, Kyle, Laura, Laurel, Lenny, Leyritz family, Linda, Lindie, Lorraine, Maddy, Marciene, Marilyn, Mary, Mary Kay, Mike & Mary Lou, Merlin & Pauline, Micah, Milo, Nancy, Naty, Peg & Richard, Sarah, Robert, Ron, Roseanna, Sandy, Sean, Tom, Tony, Truongchau Family, Van, Woodson family, Yancey, essential employees, doctors and nurses, emergency workers, hourly workers, those in nursing home and hospice, those who mourn, the homeless, disaster victims and the people and communities impacted by gun violence.
Please continue scrolling for Holy Week and Easter online worship information.
updated April 10. 2020
On Facebook: facebook.com/TrinityUMCMcLean
On Youtube: youtube.com/UMTrinity
Each morning, Devotions posted by 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, 12 p.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m. no bulletin needed
Good Friday, April 10, 7 p.m. bulletin
If you're using Facebook to join our worship, considering hosting a Watch Party that will invite all your friends to church with you.
Creating Your Watch Party
To create a watch party from a video:
- From a video you're watching, click Share at the bottom.
- Click Start a Watch Party.
- If you'd like to add other videos to your watch party, click Add Video in the bottom right. You can search for a video or click a category (example: Watched, Live, Saved, or Suggested) to view additional videos.
- Click Add to Queue next to any videos you'd like to add to your watch party, then click Done.
You can choose to add a description for your watch party, then click Post.
Once you're in the watch party you can add friends to watch with you.
updated March 20, 2020
Noon Worship, March 18, 2020
March 17, 2020
Responding to the recommendation of the CDC and the White House that there should not be any gatherings of more than 10 people, Bishop Lewis (Va. UMC) has directed that there be no in-person worship through Sunday, March 29. However, this does not mean that we cannot experience worship. Trinity Church has scheduled the following services online:
- Each morning, 10:30 a.m. devotions on Facebook
- Wednesday, March 18, 12 p.m. on Facebook and Youtube
- Sunday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. on Facebook and Youtube
- Wednesday, March 25, 12 p.m. on Facebook and Youtube
- Sunday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. on Facebook and Youtube
All of these services will be available for later viewing on the above platforms. No account is needed to access our Facebook page or Youtube channel. As much as we can, these services will also be available for later viewing on our website’s sermon page.
A way to continue your financial support during these uncertain and shaky times can be done through our Trinity app and through our secure giving page. Our app also includes all of our current information and Youtube feed in one convenient place.
As we continue to find new and innovative ways to be church together during this period of socialdistancing, please help us wish our oldest-living member a happy 99th birthday on April 1. Eunice Shadle is living in Maryland and misses her church family. Please consider sending a card or note:
Montevue Assisted Living
1910 Rosemont Ave # 113
Frederick, MD 21702
You may continue to send your prayer requests to us through the secure form on our website.
If you have other ideas for being church together while apart, please let us know.
If you need to speak with any of the pastors, please reach out to them:
Jim Sprouse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Lee, email@example.com
Eileen Gilmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel you need a face-to-face meeting with one of them, that can also be arranged in-person, by FaceTime or through Zoom.
Sunday, March 15, 2020 Devotion with Trinity's pastors and director of music
Keep in Touch with Trinity Church
During this uncertain time, please know that your Trinity Church clergy staff is keeping you in prayer. Because we will not be holding church in person for a few weeks, we want to offer you ways of having a time of worship, prayer and reflection at home.
Had we met for church in person, Pastor Keith would have preached on Sunday, March 15. Here's a link to his message that is very timely in light of our current coronavirus status:
There is another opportunity to connect. Be sure to join us tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook live. Join Pastors Jim, Keith and Eileen. Pastor Jim will have a message and we'll have a time of prayer.
We'll see you tomorrow on the Trinity UMC, McLean page for Facebook live at 10:30 a.m.
Don't forget that you can connect with us 24 hours a day on the Trinity UMC, McLean app. You can find it in the Apple or Google Play store.
Let us know how we can be of help. You are an important part of the Trinity family.
Jim, Keith and Eileen