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May 22, 2016 Bulletin Announcements

SHARING

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 Baptism. 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.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Ronnie Deering and his family on the death of his father, Charles “Chuck” Deering, on May 10May 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.

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

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.

TEA PARTY NEWS: Tickets are on sale for 2 more Sundays – today and May 29! Be sure to get your ticket soon! Tickets are $25 and checks should be made payable to TAPC with “tea party” on the memo line. Lloydette Hoof and Nancy Carstens will sell tickets after the 9:00 service, and Mary Gunderson will sell tickets after the 11:00 service. We also need 1 more hostess to “set the table” for a group of 8. If you would like to be a hostess, please email Mary Gunderson at mcg27517@earthlink.net.

Put me in coach, I’m ready to play…or at least watch. We are planning a TAPC Durham Bulls outing for Sunday, June 26 with the game starting at 5:05pm. There will be a sign-up sheet on the Ministry Table in the Porter Narthex, or you can email Ralph Gunderson at gunderson2065@gmail.com. I need to finalize the count by June 6, so please sign up early! Tickets are $10.   — Ralph Gunderson

Belonging, Believing, Becoming (Adult Sunday School Elective on May 22, June 19 and July 17 ─ 3rd Sunday of each month) taught by Rev. Matt Floding, Parish Associate):   Font, Table and Pulpit. Each of these has a prominent place in our church sanctuary. Each powerfully conveys something significant about Trinity Avenue being a place of belonging, believing and becoming. They teach us about being a disciple of the living Jesus. Belonging, Believing and Becoming is an opportunity to build community, reflect on Christian faith, and practice hospitality. In other words, practice being church. The second class will be on June 19 Get fed and Believe! Everyone believes in something. Practice theological reflection on the Table, where Jesus is both host and food. What other tables have shaped your life? How does this Table where we feast on gospel promise shape our communal life?

During a recent cleaning of the kitchen near the Church Parlor, items (containers, plates, bowls, etc.) that don’t belong to the church were put on the large table in the Porter Narthex. Please take a moment to check and see if any of these items belong to you. Thanks!

SERVING

Information for Counters

Families Moving Forward provides families with children a stable, safe and loving environment while they are in the temporary crisis of homelessness. TAPC helped to fund the construction of eight additional apartments that are nearing completion. Now there is a need to furnish the apartments and TAPC members have the opportunity to sponsor some needed items. Any donation is welcome. Just send your checks to the church office marked “Families Moving Forward”. Items Needed: Twin over full metal bunk beds w/mattresses $850; Twin metal beds with mattress $300; Metal 4-drawer dresser $460; Metal nightstand with drawers $270.

The new photo directory is underway! Lifetouch is currently in the final stages of confirming the layout of the directory and preparing for production. We anticipate having them for distribution early this summer!

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Want to help TAPC give back to our community? Once again we can make Wednesday’s wonderful for kids and families in East Durham through EDCI’s (East Durham Children’s Initiative) summer lunch program. As a group we serve hot, healthy lunches and assist with participating in fun enrichment activities. Adults, teens and families are welcome. No special knowledge needed…just a friendly smile. Dates are Wednesdays, June 22-August 10. Morning, lunch and afternoon sessions are available. Volunteers report to Maureen Joy Charter School, 107 S Driver St. For more information email Randy Ray at rray117560@aol.com or call (919) 493-5631.

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.

 

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