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March 22, 2015 Bulletin Announcements

SHARING

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Prayer Concerns: Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Jean Findlay, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Emily Maness, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, and Alicia Williams. Friends and Relatives: Kathy Cates’ cousin (Donald Long); Brenda Copeland (friend of the congregation), and Carol Van Hise’s sister and brother-in-law (Kay & Phillip Kannan).

The special Offering for the month of March is Church World Service Blankets +.  This ministry of CWS provides aid to families, worldwide, in disaster areas.  Donations from TAPC will assure that food, shelter, medical supplies, etc will be sent to those living/surviving a disaster. Make checks payable to TAPC with CWS Blanket in memo line.  Thank you!

Easter Lilies! This Easter, you may order a lily in honor or memory of a loved one to take home with you, or you may make a donation to the flower fund. This is a great option for those who would like to have loved ones mentioned in the bulletin but do not wish to take home a lily after the Easter service. Just pick up an order form on the ministry table in the Carr narthex. Lilies are $8.25 each and the deadline for getting your order into the church (by phone or by mail) is March 23rd.

Lenten Shadow Boxes are on display around the sanctuary and the chapel. These boxes were made by TAPC children and adults last summer at our Community Bible School, where we explored the seasons of the Church calendar through teaching, activities, music, and crafts. We encourage you to peruse these boxes, considering how they illustrate Lent’s dessert, wilderness spiritualityand be alert for information about CBS 2015.

CROP Hunger Walk (March 22nd): Today is the day! All walkers will meet at 2:00 in front of Duke Chapel for a leisurely 4.8 mile walk. If you have not pledged a donation to a walker yet, it is not too late to do so. You will find many a worthy feet in the Narthex. Donations can be made out to TAPC with CROP in the memo line and placed in the offering plate. Thank you all for your support!

Reality Talent Show – Reality Ministries will be holding their annual talent show on Tuesday, March 24th, at 7pm at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St.), and they have extended a warm invitation to our congregation to attend. The talent show is designed to introduce newcomers, both children and adults, to what Reality is all about as they celebrate the gifts of their friends with and without disabilities. It will be an experience you do not forget.

Wednesday Night Light – March 25th at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Afterwards, stay for a Bible study on Colossians led by Chauncey Handy. This is the last of a four part study on Colossians. This program will start at 6:15 and run until 7pm in the Sola Scriptura Room. Bring your Bible, and see what God will be showing us this Lenten season through Colossians.

SERVING

Information for Counters

Duke Chapel Lock-In: TAPC’s youth group has been invited to attend Duke Chapel’s Holy Week Lock-in from 7pm April 2nd to 1pm April 3rd at Duke Chapel. We’ll attend worship services, do a scavenger hunt, eat pizza, play outside, and more. Cost is $5. Please let Tommy know as soon as possible if you’ll be attending.

Our series of book reads on “Making Friends and Neighbors in Durham” continues with Living Without Enemies, Marcia Owens’ and Sam Wells’ account of the work of the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. Hear how a mother’s desire to address gun violence in Durham turned into friendships with both victim and offender and lessons in what it means to love. Pick up a book on the ministry table and come hear Marcia speak in the chapel during the Sunday School hour on March 22nd.

Come be the church in the neighborhood. The Trinity Park Neighborhood Association is holding its annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th on Duke East Campus starting in the southeast corner by the gazebo at 10:00. Volunteers are needed that morning and on the previous weekend to stuff and place the plastic eggs along with cleanup afterward. Contact Deb Dobbins at jdobbinsjd@aol.com to help.

Vacation Church School registration forms are available on the ministry table in the Narthex and outside of Tommy’s office. VCS is a weeklong morning camp June 15th-19th for kids age four through twelfth grade at Camp New Hope in Chapel Hill, put on by TAPC and other Presbyterian churches. It’s a blast! Talk to Tommy for more information. (Parents and adults, please consider signing up to volunteer. We need your help! Childcare is available.)

Please come to a meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 5pm in the Parlor if you have ideas of how we can reimagine our Fall Festival. This will be a brainstorming session and all are welcome. We need your ideas of how to build on our successes of the last two years. If you can’t be there, please email your suggestions to Barbara VanDewoestine at barbvande@nc.rr.com.

Easter Lilies! We have a new option for supporting TAPC. This Easter, you may order a lily in honor or memory of a loved one to take home with you, or you may make a donation to the flower fund. This is a great option for those who would like to have loved ones mentioned in the bulletin but do not wish to take home a lily after the Easter service. Just pick up an order form on the ministry table in the Carr narthex. Lilies are $8.25 each and the deadline for getting your order into the church (by phone or by mail) is March 23rd.

Thank you to all who have responded to renew your covenant commitment to the family of faith at Trinity Avenue through your 2015 pledge.  Thank you for responding to God’s grace with your commitment of faith!  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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