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Church office hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Trinity Greetings deadline is 1 p.m. on Tuesday and bulletin deadline is 1 p.m. Thursday. Articles received after the deadline will appear the following week. Send email articles for the Greeting or the Sunday bulletin to trinity@tpcdenton.org

Saltshakers Potluck

Saltshakers “BYE-FOR-NOW Potluck” is Sunday after worship, as we have chosen to stop meeting for now. Our guests will be the new New Member Class, as has been our custom. We are hoping that many of the church family will bring your pot luck offerings and join us; we plan to share a little of what we have learned and respond to questions you may have about our Saltshaker adventure.

Music Notes 🎶

Responses Recorded!

At the request of Craig and the Worship Committee, the choir has made a recording of some of the hymns and refrains we often sing as responses in worship. The Communion service music is also on the recording. You can access this recording at:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vzh1jqcmkres7mc/AABHhx6oCoTrEzhSFW1C2nMMa?dl=0

They are in both MP3 and Wav files. However, some of the hymn numbers are missing their first number. For example, number 561 reads 61. We are in the process of fixing this glitch, but wanted to get the files to you now. A page with the texts is on the table in the narthex.

We will make CDs as well for use in "traditional" CD players for your car or wherever. We hope that this recording will help your children learn the music we sing at church so they will participate more easily. Think Simon Clinard!

Please let me know if you want a CD!

And many, many thanks to Eric Bright who made the recording.

Blessings,

Lenora

Francisco Guzman sent this YouTube video to me this morning and I think it worth sharing with all of Trinity. The speaker is John Rutter and the music in the background is by him as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm-Pm1FYZ-U

Save the date! Adult Choir rehearsals start on Wed., Aug. 21, from 7-8:30. There's a place in the choir for everyone!

Calling All Artists and Artisans!

Giving HOPE is looking for donations to be sold at the First United Methodist Church's Alternative Gifts Fair on November 8-10. Their Congregational Artisans' booth offers unique, handmade, local items such as wood working, painting, jewelry, stained glass, and much more. These donations are used to support a local, humanitarian non-profit. This year all profits from the CCA both will go to Giving HOPE, Inc. Giving HOPE provides housing assistance, mentoring and community connections for individuals and families facing homelessness.

If you would be willing to donate something to support the mission of Giving HOPE, please contact Cindy Harris or Pat Cheek.

Save the Date!

Giving HOPE's Night of HOPE is scheduled for October 5th from 6 PM to 10 PM at Oakmont Country Club. Stay tuned for more information about the event.

If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction, please contact Cindy Harris or Pat Cheek.

Giving HOPE provides housing assistance, mentoring and community connections for individuals and families facing homelessness.

Pat Cheek's Birthday Celebration

My children have planned an Open House/Come & Go celebration in honor of my 80th birthday on September 14, from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Please follow the link for the details and please let us know if you are able to attend: Pat Cheek's 80th Birthday Come & Go

Your presence is my gift, or you may donate to Friends of the Family, Salvation Army or Giving Hope in honor of my milestone celebration.
Love,
Pat

Nacho Ordinary Talent Show and Potluck

Nacho Ordinary Talent Show and Community Potluck: September 22, right after church. Save the date and plan to join us for another themed potluck gathering -this time with entertainment!

Start planning your talent presentation now; there's plenty of time to polish your musical rendition, sing a song, recite some poetry, or do a dance, maybe play the spoons, or perform a magic trick. We all have some kind of talent; let's display those skills proudly in Trinity's Nacho Ordinary way!

Potluck will be Tex-Mex Fiesta themed foods, with TPC providing the nachos and cheese sauce. Look for sign-up sheets in the Narthex for accompanying companion foods (rice and beans, salads and salsa, tortillas, desserts and other goodies, etc.)

Save your markers!

Another way for us to recycle: Do NOT throw away that dead marker or highlighter. Crayola will accept it for recycling, no matter what the brand it is. It does not matter if it is a highlighter, a dry erase, or a permanent type, whatever it is... save it for the collection. We will have a box for you to put it in. Once we have enough of them, Crayola will pay for the shipping to have them sent to them! What a deal... bring them to church. If the session agrees with this program, we will start it immediately.

A Season of Peace 2019

If you did not remember to subscribe to Path of Peace Daily Reflections – it is not too late. You can subscribe or download: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/2019-path-of-peace-reflections/
Here is today’s reflection from Ekama Eni: What does it mean to commit to peace?

The promise of equity — Psalm 96:10-11

Say among the nations “The Lord is sovereign! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. God will judge the peoples with equity.” Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.

Reflection: Merriam-Webster defines equity as a) “justice according to natural law or right; b) “the money value of a property or of an interest in a property in excess of claims or liens against it;” or c) “a system of law originating in the English chancery and comprising a settled and formal body of legal and procedural rules and doctrines that supplement, aid, or override common and statute law and are designed to protect rights and enforce duties fixed by substantive law.”

When I think of what God’s reign on earth might look like, I think of the word equity. The psalmist speaks of a God who will come to judge the people in order to bring about equity. Equality alone is not enough. The Hebrew meshar—translated as equity in the NRSV translation above—can also be rendered as evenness and uprightness.

Even today, when God’s reign has not yet come in all its fullness, we can practice this holy equity. When we engage in actions and advocate for policies that ensure safe and secure homes for all of our siblings, when we seek to restore the voting rights of those who have been disenfranchised by incarceration, when we leave water in the desert for those on treacherous journeys to new life, we participate in an equity that comes from God.

The promisep that God’s judgment brings about a correction in the universe gives me hope that tomorrow will be better than today. Let the heavens and earth and rejoice, indeed!

Action: Today, make sure you are registered to vote! Mark the days in your calendar for every single election for which you are eligible to vote — primaries and local elections included. If you are not eligible to vote, make sure the people you care about are registered.

Prayer: Heavenly Creator, be with us as we look to further equity in your world. We pray that you will continue to reveal yourself to us as we work toward the day when the entire earth will rejoice with you and we will hear the heavens resounding with praise. Amen

Presbyterian Women's Book Club 2019-2020

Sept 23 Becoming by Michelle Obama
Oct 28 The Essay by Robin Yoccum
Nov 25 Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
Jan 27 The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor
Feb 24 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Mar 23 The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
Apr 27 Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Living the Bible Again by Rachel Evans
May 18 The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (one week early due to Memorial Day)

Christian Education

Sunday School for all ages will resume September 8th 9:30-10:30 a.m.

One of the adult Sunday School classes for the first part of this fall will focus on prayer. Using the DVD series, The Four Movements of Prayer, featuring the well-known and respected pastor and writer Walter Wangerin, Jr., we will engage in some discussion and reflection on prayer -- and perhaps even pray ourselves.

From the publisher: “Both new and experienced Christians find praying to be something of a mystery and often wonder about how to pray. Wangerin teaches that prayer is more than communication; it is a conversation between God and each one of us. And because it is a conversation, it is made up of these four acts:
we speak, God listens, God speaks, we listen. In The Four Acts of Prayer Wangerin uses stories to explore these vital elements of the complete circle of praying. He shows us that these four simple acts, practiced and developed with diligence, bring us into a close communion with God that supports us in our daily living.”

Walter Wangerin, Jr. is the award-winning author of 34 books, including the best-selling The Book of God; and the National Book Award-winning The Book of the Dun Cow. Pastor Craig will facilitate the class and discussion in Fellowship Hall.

Who is Jesus? What a difference a Lens Makes

In the book of Mark, Jesus asks his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" After their reply he then asks, "Yes, but who do you say that I am?" It is a good question that has been asked and answered again and again. In this study, written by Judy Yates Siker, we will look for the answer in some likely and some unlikely places. Each of the study’s nine lessons explore the answer to the question, "Who is Jesus", through a different theological or cultural lens. The chapters are titled, Who is Jesus According to ... Mark, Matthew, Luke, John, Paul, the Hebrews, the Non-canonical Gospels, the Other Abrahamic Faiths, and Contemporary Cultural Interpretations. As you study and learn, as you discuss your reactions and responses to these various portrayals of Jesus, the question that remains is, "Who do you say Jesus is?"

Bibles for Third Graders

Trinity will be giving Bibles to third graders on Sunday, September 8. Please contact the church office or Beth Thompson with names of 2019-2020 third graders.

Trinity Moves

...is a free yoga class that takes place on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Yoga mats are provided.

Garden shovels

Garden News

Garden Work Days Dates and times

Saturday September 7 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Coffee Fellowship Snack Providers Needed

Thanks to the following helpers:

September 8th Beverages: Sher Harnish Snacks:  

Coming Events

September 8 9:30 a.m. Sunday School begins for all ages
  12:15 p.m. SALT Shakers Potluck
  12:30 p.m. New Members Class
  4:00-8:00 p.m. People for justice in Palestine and Israel—Fellowship Hall
  4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Children's Choir
  5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Youth Choir
  6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Youth Group
Sep 9 4:00 p.m. Trinity Stitchers
Sep 10 6:00 p.m. Committee Sack Supper
  6:30 p.m. Committee meetings
Sep 11 1:00 p.m. Stepping Stones
  7:00 p.m. Adult Choir
Sep 12 6:00 p.m. Trinity Moves
Sep 13 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Games Night—Fellowship Hall
Updated: 09/05/2019