January 31, 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 old–2nd grade may be leave for Children’s Worship. Parents may pick up their children in the resource room.

Prayer Concerns: Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Brenda Eyl, Dott Faulkenbury, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Esther Krigbaum, Emily Maness, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, Alicia Williams, and Sue Wyker. Friends and Relatives: Janet Burney’s husband (Don Burney), Lisa Drummond’s mother (Carolyn Poer), Ev Gatchel’s son-in-law, (Howard and his wife Cheryl), Helen Idol’s brother (Hal Bowden), Louise Noel’s friend (John Hill & his family), Barbara VanDewoestine’s mother (Ann Bombich), Rene Wicker’s father (Jesse Smith) and Kay Williams’ sister-in-law and Deirdre Gordon’s aunt (Hilda Dray).

You may notice a small change in our liturgy this morning. Beginning this Sunday, we’ll observe a moment of silence after the sermon as an opportunity to reflect on the Word proclaimed and rest in God’s presence. We hope you receive this time to “be still and know that I am God” as grace.

After the 11am service, we will celebrate in the Fellowship Hall the church windows, the 90th anniversary of the sanctuary, and the legacy of Graham McChesney’s 70 years of ordained ministry. The youth will host a chili luncheon for the congregation, and there will be cake, too! (Suggested donation for the meal is $5 per person and $15 per family.) Please join us as we break bread together and honor Graham for his faithful service.

There will be a brief congregational meeting at the start of the 11am worship service on Sunday, February 14. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the slate of officer nominees for Deacon and Ruling Elder and to receive a report on the operating budget.

Lifetouch has scheduled for TAPC three additional days/dates for making an appointment to have your family in the 2016 directory. And you know who needs to make an appointment. If you or your family did not come on one of the six dates offered in January, Tag! You are that family that has another chance to be in the 2016 edition. Thursday, Feb. 4 (2pm-8:50pm), Friday, Feb. 5 (2pm-8:30pm) and Saturday, Feb. 6 (10am-4:50pm). Call Sally (919-286-2055 home or 919-597-1278 cell) or Corlis (919-286-4024 home or 919-612-8904 cell) and we will register for you on TAPC’s website.

Friendship Circle will meet Monday (February 1) at 7PM in the church parlor. All are welcome.

Circle of Faith will not be having their regular meeting on February 8th. Those that can, please come to help with the Reality dinner at 5:30 and please bring cookies for the dinner.  Susan Ferguson (sfergu4127@earthlink.net)

Mark your calendars! The Annual Golf tournament will be held at Hillandale Golf Course on Saturday, April 30th. The cost will be $85. This includes green fee, cart, range balls and lunch. $40.00 of this cost will go to help a cause that the Church endorses. For more information, contact Joe Beavers at jbeavers@nc.rr.com or 919-471-1940.

Confirmation: A season of confirmation kicks off today. For twelve weeks, youth confirmands and their mentors will meet weekly to pray, study Scripture, worship here and at other churches, and ask together whether Christianity is true and whether it’s possible and worth it to be a Christian. Please keep them in your prayers and encourage them as you’re able. Our confirmation class consists of Allen Stockburger, Caroline Foley, Henry Rogers, Ashlyn Riley, and Jack Nuernberger. Supporting them at every step in this journey are their mentors, who also would be grateful for your prayers: Sarah Tucker, Dan Richards, Caroline Armacost, Josh Tucker, and Bert Wolf. Thank you, confirmands and mentors, for bearing witness to us that our faith deserves careful consideration by weighing Christ’s call earnestly.

Y-TAP! 6th-12th grade youth are invited to gather tonight at the church from 5-7pm beginning in the narthex. We’ll have pizza and will spend time preparing for our Reality Ministries Valentines’ banquet on February 8th, with guests from Reality coming to share about what Reality has meant to them.

Special Lenten Sunday School Elective: Over Lent, our sermons series will be based on the Lord’s Prayer, with a different line being the focus each week. A Sunday School class will be paired with the sermon texts, reflecting upon the Lord’s Prayer alongside Will Willimon and Stanley Hauerwas’ book, Lord, Teach Us: The Lord’s Prayer and the Christian Life (with 10-20 pages of reading per week). Teachers will include Tom Robinson, Carl Badger, Katie Crowe, Tommy Grimm, and Josh Gritter. Please sign-up on the ministry table if interested. Books will be made available next week.


Information for Counters

Lenten Covenant Groups are back! Small groups are forming to meet weekly during the season of Lent beginning the week of February 8th. Groups will study, practice, and discuss various spiritual disciplines and meet in a host’s home. If you are interested in leading or hosting a Lenten Covenant group, please contact Caroline Armacost (aarmacost@nc.rr.com). Sign up sheets are in the Porter Narthex and a sign-up link via the congregational email will be available January 17th.

Habitat for Humanity Home Build – Work is now underway at our next Habitat home construction site located at 107 Roberson St. in East Durham. Our owner partner is Shawna Burgess, a 33 year old single mother with a 12 year old daughter named Nia. You may register with Habitat of Durham and sign up for work sessions on Saturdays and some Wednesdays and Fridays between now and Feb. 6, 2016 at https://habitatdurham.volunteerconnect.com/3Churches/full, or you may contact Arland Eyl via phone or text message (919-698-9116) or email (arland.eyl@gmail.com).

Time to Register for TAPC Weekday School for the 2016-2017 School Year: If you are looking for a warm, loving, bright and beautiful space for your child to combine learning with play with an emphasis on education and development, you have found it! Current students, church members and siblings of current students will have priority for open spaces until Friday, January 29th. We offer classes for children between the ages of 1 and 5. Please contact the director, Lori Hardin, to arrange for a tour of the school at lhardin@trinityave.org or 919-530-8163.

Thank you to all who have responded to God’s grace through your financial commitment to the life and ministries of Trinity Avenue! Please contact Tina Petrillo (tpetrillo@trinityave.org) with questions or to make a gift.

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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