Sunday Morning Processional
Here is the processional schedule for the next few weeks:
June 18 Simmons-Sloan family
June 25 Carl and Julia Seiler
July 2 Brewer family
In Our Mail Box
Thank you for the inspiring service and hospitality for our mother, Shirley Lusk’s memorial service. She was blessed to have Trinity as her church home. Special thanks to Hildegard Rainbow and the Hagans who were so faithful in bringing Shirley to church when she was not able to drive.
Blessings and peace,
Claire Lusk Morris/Lusk Children
Trinity Jam Night
There will be some instruments provided, but you are welcome (and encouraged) to bring your own.
Please let Ben Clinard know if you are interested in coming and what kind of instrument you would like to bring, if anything. You can contact him at 325-829-5751 or email@example.com
Trinity and Mass Incarceration
Last Sunday after worship, a group of about 35 people had lunch together and heard the final report from the Mass Incarceration taskforce which includes Cindy Harris, Karyn Blucher, Jill and Tom Slade, and Craig Hunter. After reviewing the steps the group has taken over the last two years, four options for Trinity to think, discuss, and pray about were outlined. The next step is up to the congregation in terms of what tasks we wish to undertake.
The four tasks outlined were mentoring at-risk Denton ISD students in elementary and middle schools; writing letters to persons already incarcerated but who will be re-joining the community at a future time; working with local officials to set the stage for a re-entry program for persons leaving the prison system, and advocating local, state, and national decision makers to change the system that over incarcerates our youth and adults.
Karyn can share information about the mentoring option; Tom has a model of prison letter writing to share; Craig can give information about how the local system needs to change so that a successful re-entry program can occur; Cindy can share information about different ways we can advocate for changes in the criminal justice system to make it more just. Talk or e-mail any of them for more information if you are feeling called to one of these projects.
Bulletin boards will be set out in the fellowship hall for the congregation to indicate their interest in participating in any or all of these projects. The task force is ready to pass the baton to individuals who are interested in taking these projects to fruition. The taskforce feels sort of like Moses; we can see the promised land across the Jordan but we need new leaders to get us there. New leaders and new participants are required if we want to make a change. By August 1, the congregation needs to respond.
Think, talk, pray and see if you feel a call.
The Children’s Activity Bags are now age-appropriate. The drawers containing the bags are marked. The children’s bulletin will be found in the bag
This summer, Trinity will offer Dance and Yoga classes on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of June, July, and August from 6:00-7:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Dance and Yoga help create strength, flexibility and awareness of both mind and body. These classes are free and everyone is welcome. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Beginners are especially encouraged to join.
June 15 Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
Yoga Flow-Kevin Campbell
Vinyasa yoga offers poses that are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. This flow creates strength, stability, flexibility and calmness. Just bring comfortable clothes, water, and a yoga mat if you have one. Some mats are provided.
July 6th Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
Shae loves teaching beginners hatha yoga. Her goal is to guide you at your own pace using the breath to lead, finding your own challenge to work towards, and for you to leave feeling good. Hatha is style of yoga where the focus is on holding a pose while building strength, flexibility, and balance.
We are all unique, so an open mind and the ability to honor your abilities and limitations is all you need.
Hatha Yoga-Shae Ebrahimi
July 20th Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
Yoga Flow-Kevin Campbell
August 3 Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
Dance or Yoga (to be determined)
August 17 Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
Dance or Yoga (to be determined)
Women’s Lunch Group
Women at Trinity meet for lunch at the Greenhouse every Thursday at 11:30. Please join us anytime and enjoy the fellowship.
Coffee Fellowship snack providers needed.
More clean-up assistance now provided.
June 11: Beverages: Rick Rahn; Snacks: Sara & Melvin Hagan
June 18: Beverages: Nicole May; Snacks: McCollums
June 25 Beverages: Winn Skinner; Snacks: Jackie Bruce
July 2 Beverages Only: Sher Harnish
Apple Tree Project
Families who are struggling financially may find it hard to provide the back-to-school essentials their child needs. The Apple Tree Project strives to provide each participating child with:
- A complete set of school supplies
- A new backpack
- Two sets of new school uniforms/clothes
- A new pair of shoes.
The 2017 Apple Tree Project Campaign is on running till the end of July. Please sign up on the sheet on the Apple Tree table.
Share a Ride to Church
Need a ride to church? Call the church office by Friday to arrange a ride for the Sunday service. A church member will call you on Saturday to determine the time of pickup. Are you willing to occasionally give a member a ride to church? Please sign the Drivers’ List in the narthex or let the church office know of your availability. Because the need for transportation is not always known in advance, drivers may not be contacted until Saturday to see if they can provide transportation to/from church
Trinity Garden News
The garden news for the past week can be summed up in one word: TOMATOES! They are ripening daily and the birds have mostly not discovered them. Since last report an additional 40 lbs. of tomatoes have been donated to Our Daily Bread. This brings the total produce donation for this year to 194 lbs. About 20 lbs. of ripe tomatoes were shared at church last Sunday as well.
Come join the fun on Saturday mornings at 9 AM to noon.
Garden Work Days
Date and Time
Saturday June 24 9 AM – noon
Saturday July 1 9 AM – noon
Saturday July 8 9 AM – noon
Saturday July 15 9 AM – noon
Saturday July 22 9 AM – noon
Saturday July 29 9 AM – noon
Church Building and/or Grounds Maintenance
Bring any maintenance issues or suggestions for improvements to either the inside or outside of our building or for our grounds to the attention of Brian Jensen. Please leave a note with your observation or suggestion in Brian’s session mailbox in the church office.
Presbyterian Hunger Program
Alleviating Hunger and Eliminating Its Causes
Fighting hunger is at the heart of our Presbyterian understanding of mission. Jesus fed the hungry and told his disciples to do the same. Yet, we know that hunger is an extremely complex phenomenon with economic, political, and social causes. A local congregation can feed hungry people in their neighborhood, but chances are month after the month, the same people will line up for the congregation’s help. If our response to hunger doesn’t respect the dignity of all people, we are not following what Jesus did.
Presbyterian Hunger Program approaches hunger holistically with 5 tools:
Direct Food Relief combined with Root Cause Work
Intentional and Sustainable Living
Employing these tools alongside congregations, partners, and local communities, together we can end hunger.
Offering of Letters for Bread for the World:
Help End Hunger at Home and Abroad
Bread for the World is a founding member of The ONE Campaign - a movement to rally Americans to respond to the global emergencies of extreme poverty, hunger and Aids. Each year, Bread for the World invites churches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering of Letters to Congress on an issue that is important to hungry people. Since 1974 the Offering of Letters campaign has focused on a different hunger issue each year. 2007's campaign was called Seed of Change: Help Farmers End Hunger and aimed to provoke the reform of the US Farm Bill.
For the next several Sundays there will be a table in the Fellowship Hall with information and materials to enable you to write to your Congresspersons about ending hunger. Handwritten letters are effective! You can write at the church or take materials home to write and return your letter to the church for mailing. Tell you Congressmen to support programs that help the hungry, like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) WIC (supplemental nutrition program for Woman, Infants and Children), PFDA (Poverty Focused Development Assistant, and EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) Dismantling or cutting funds for these programs would take us backward in our efforts to end hunger by 2030. Go to bread.org/activist to get the most current information about the budget and Bread's other legislative efforts.