May 1, 2016 Bulletin Announcements


We welcome all children in worship!  Childcare is available in the education building for children, babies-3 years old.  Following the Children’s Time, children ages four years -2nd grade may leave for Children’s Worship. Today’s story is the parable of The Good Shepherd and the Lord’s Supper. Storyteller is Corlis Wood. Parents may pick up their children in the resource room.

Prayer Concerns: Members:  Martha Aitken, Rosa Beavers, Bob Burger, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Pat Deering, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Esther Krigbaum, Emily Maness, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, Alicia Williams, and Sue Wyker. Friends and Relatives: Don Burney, Arland Eyl, Sr., John Hill, and Alan Stein.

May is the month of Mother’s Day/Father’s Day special offering. Senior adults are provided with caring and high quality services at Presbyterian retirement communities (Glenaire in Cary, River Landing in Sandy Ridge, Scotia Village, Laurinburg). Checks can be made to TAPC with Mother’s Day/Father’s Day in memo line.

Friendship Circle will meet Monday May 2 at 7:00 PM in the Church Parlor. All are welcome.

How does Jesus transform leadership, friendship, and community? Our discussion of Henri Nouwen’s book In the Name of Jesus continues in the chapel today, with Tommy leading. Having read is not a prerequisite to attending!

Is friendship with people with disabilities service or salvation? Reality Ministries will be visiting us next Sunday, May 8th, in the chapel during Sunday School to share about the vision that underpins their community. We’d like a full chapel to show our solidarity with this partner in ministry; come hear how their community of friendship between people with and without disabilities provides healing to people addicted to effectiveness, influence, and control.

Primetimers will not meet in April. Join us on May 19 at 11:00 when Carl Badger will bring his music to us in the Fellowship Hall! Please call the office or sign up on the friendship pads to save your place for this event!

Y-TAP, tonight, 5-7:15pm: Our final y-tap of the school year is tonight! 6th-12th graders, meet us in the narthex this Sunday at 5pm. We’ll make pizza together before hitting the streets for an Instagram scavenger hunt. We’ll close with a slideshow reviewing the year while giving thanks to God, concluding at 7:15pm. Come say farewell to our seniors!


Information for Counters

Volunteers are needed for the May 26 shelter meals. So far…we have no one signed up to help! Please sign up on the form in the Porter Narthex or email Mary Gunderson (mcg27517@earthlink.net) if you can help on either date.

The final East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) STEAM Saturdays workshop, “The Weather and Our Planet,” needs your help! 2-4 adult volunteers are needed to serve as positive role models for youth grades 3-5 and to assist facilitators in providing a fun and educational experience. Workshop dates are April 23 & 30 and May 7 & 14. Volunteers report to Maureen Joy Charter School, 107 S Driver St. at 9:30 AM. Activities run until noon. For more information contact Randy Ray at rray117560@aol.com or phone him at (919) 493-5631 or (919) 698-3032.

Duke Divinity Library and TAPC need you! TAPC MEMBERS WANTED to help scan our church photos at Duke Divinity School beginning in June. Groups of 3-5 are needed to do morning and afternoon blocks wit h one block per week or one block every other week . We w ill arrange a short special training session. Free parking can be provided if the volunteers are willing to carpool in 2-3 cars. What a wonderful gift it will be to help preserve the history of our church! If you have any questions, please contact Sally Adkin (sadkin@ nc.rr.com; 919-597-1 278) or Ann Kirkland (gramkirk@aol.com; 919-41 7-2389).

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! If you have not yet discerned your gift to the church, please return your pledge card at your earliest convenience so that we might begin budget preparations. 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.

Attention: If you enter the church and the alarm goes off, please call 1-800-438-4171 immediately! If you have questions, contact Len Stockburger at 919-471-4073.

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