September 25, 2016 Bulletin Announcements

We welcome all children in worship! Children may stay in the sanctuary or enjoy childcare in the education wing (for infants up to three year olds). Following Children’s Time, children ages four years-second grade may leave for Children’s Worship. They will be escorted to the resource room (in the education building). Godly Play is a time of sacred wonder mirroring the liturgy in “big church.” Today’s story: How the Church Tells Time. Storyteller: Corlis Wood. Greeter: Jo Deckard. Parents may pick up their children in the resource room. Contact Corlis Wood at 919-286-4024 or cwood20144@gmail.com for more information.

Prayer Concerns: Members: Ruth Ambrosius, Rosa Beavers, Chandler Berry, Bob Burger, Anne Kern Carpenter, John Cleaveland, Kathy Ferguson, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Esther Krigbaum, Emily Maness, Rev. Graham McChesney, Chris Rosati, Austin Wicker, Alicia Williams, and Sue Wyker. Friends and Relatives: Jerry and Sharon Autry, Don Burney, Arland Eyl, Sr., John Hill, Tim “Cotton” Morgan, April Ross, Alexander Foust, Rahn Chase and family, and Tommy Sparrow.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Ed Roberson and his son, Anson, on the death of Tracey Roberson on September 13th.

The PW Coordinating Team will meet at 10 AM today in the Trinity Classroom.

Thanks so much to Randy Ray, Barbara VanDewoestine, and Madison Granger for preparing and serving the UMD shelter meal in September. With the help of Laurie and Angie from the shelter, we served Mexican casserole and trimmings to 248 people.

Christian Formation opportunities for all ages abound this fall, including new adult Sunday School electives, Centering Prayer, men’s and women’s groups, and more. Learn more by picking up the opportunities brochure on the ministry table and consider how God might be calling you to deeper faithfulness and life in Christ.

Duke Presbyterian Campus Ministries (PCM) invites you to their anniversary dinner this Thursday evening, September 29 from 6pm-8pm in our church’s fellowship hall to celebrate and support campus ministries! Tickets are $15. Please RSVP to Tom Hadzor, church member and Duke PCM board member, at T.Hadzor@duke.edu

Y-TAP tonight! 6th-12th grade youth are invited to meet in the church narthex at 5pm. We’ll walk a couple blocks to get our hands dirty with a service project as we work in a garden with members of Farm Church. We’ll come back to TAPC for pizza before 7pm pickup. Wear clothes you can get dirty and shoes with thick soles for shoveling. See you then!

Each Sunday a small team of members gathers after worship to count and sort our weekly offering, and more help is needed. Training is available on Sunday, October 2 at 10am in the church parlor.  This is a wonderful opportunity to grow in relationship with fellow members while engaging in a quiet but essential ministry in the life of the church.  Please contact Richard Blankenship at rblankenship @fspnc. or 919-815-8618 if you are willing to raise your hand to serve.  Thank you!

The Disciple II Bible study began meeting on September 15th. We will meet every Thursday night from 7-9:15pm until May 18 with time off for holidays. This year we will be studying the books of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts only, not the whole Bible, so there is slightly less reading. We would love to have anyone that would like to attend; you do not have to have completed Disciple I. Please email Lara Chase at larachasenc@gmail.com or sign up in the narthex so we can order you a manual.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Men of the church: let’s connect! A men’s breakfast will take place from 8:30am-9:30am at Another Broken Egg Café (2608 Erwin Rd., Durham) on Saturday, October 1st. Sign up on ministry table, through the weekly worship email or by reaching out to Eric Luckenbaugh at abridgecrosser@gmail.com, or at 984-227-9812.


Fall Sunday School Electives

In Defense of Civility: Katie continues her class in the chapel on how religion can unite us over polarizing issues.  Sept. 25: War- Is there such thing as a just war?  Do the ends of war always justify the means?  In this class we’ll explore the moral values behind the arguments that are offered both for and against the use of force. Oct. 2: Stewards of the Land-At the crux of our debates around the environment is an issue of biblical interpretation, the relationship of the individual to the global whole, and our understanding of the purpose of natural resources and the ends they are to serve. Come explore what it means to be stewards of the land.

Walking by Faith: Joanne Anderson leads a new walking class meeting on Oct. 2. The class will be engaged in moving fellowship through silent or small walk-and-talk groups, celebrating the day and praying for each other and our Trinity Avenue neighbors. Participants will meet at the labyrinth outside the narthex to begin.

Electronic Newsletter: The church wants to communicate in the way that is most helpful to you. As such, and in an effort to live into our call to be good stewards of God’s creation and our resources, we will be experimenting with providing our monthly newsletter electronically. If you wish to continue receiving the newsletter in hard copy, please write “hard copy” next to your name on the friendship pad, sign up on the ministry table in the church narthex, or contact Janet Burney in the church office at 919-682-3865. If you do not receive our weekly ‘Come to Worship’ emails and wish to be added to our electronic list, you can include your email on the friendship pad, or email a request to Katie at kcrowe@trinityave.org. Thank you for your support as we try new things!

A Taste of Trinity Silent Auction Items! Save the date for a Taste of Trinity, our biggest fund-raiser to generate funds for community outreach, on Saturday, October 22 from 11am-2pm. We are currently collecting items for the silent auction. Do you have a vacation property you’d be willing to let someone use? Do you own or work for a business (or know someone who does) that could donate goods or services? Do you make one-of-a-kind items by hand? We need your help to make this wonderful mission fundraiser a success—please consider donating items for the silent auction. Contact Laura Clarke LKClarke2012@gmail.com) or Judy Wooden (jwooden22@gmail.com) with questions or donations. Our goal is to have everything listed by October 15, but we’d appreciate receiving your donations as soon as possible so that we can plan. Thank you!



Thank you to all who have prayerfully discerned your financial commitment to the work of Christ through the life and ministries of Trinity Avenue for the year ahead. We are grateful! Thank you for your generosity, and thanks be to God for the blessing of sharing life and growing in faith together at Trinity Avenue! Please contact Tina Petrillo (tpetrillo@trinityave.org) with questions or to make a pledge.

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