Lent at Trinity
Lent is a season of forgiveness, a time to jump back in, to return to God, go back to church, or forge a new path if the old one stops working. Our Lenten Theme is “My Home Monastery” and we’ll be exploring together the ways to live a thoughtful and sacred life at home or at work, taking inspiration from monastic traditions of old. Each Sunday we will join together on Zoom at 10am for a time of Worship.

Make Your Home Monastery Corner We encourage you to set up a space in your home—a corner, a chair, a window—as a sacred space where you engage God in spiritual disciplines. Lenten prayer cards for your Trinity prayer book and a copy of three icons are included for your practice of prayer.

Sundays in Lent – Feb. 21- Mar. 28

10-11am – Zoom Worship & Coffee Hour My Home Monastery

11:15am-12:15pm The Cross and the Lynching Tree Study

Theology Book Study This Lent, we will offer a study on the book The Cross and the Lynching Tree by theologian James Cone. This is a difficult and thought-provoking read that deepens our understanding of Jesus’ death on a cross through the lens of the lynching tree in American history. With a spirit of racial reconciliation, we will explore the theological contributions of the black church in America. This class will be co-led by myself (Pastor Bonnie) and Trinity members Phillip H. and Isatu F. on Sundays at 11:15am, starting February 21st. You are encouraged to order the book on your own and to read the first chapter for Feb 21st. If you are not able to get through the reading, we still welcome you to attend the class, as content will be summarized at the beginning of each session. If you would like to listen to Week 1 of the Study, you can watch that here.

Palm Sunday Weekend Virtual Mini-Retreat Sat. Mar 26 (afternoon) – Sun. Mar 27 (morning) Join our whole church community for some special monastic events together such as Saturday afternoon soup-making with Cristin Cooper of Coop’s Soups, dinner in our virtual refectory, and an option to pray at various hours of the night in the Benedictine tradition. We will conclude with Palm Sunday Zoom Worship at 10am on Sunday.

Weekly Gardening Hour at Trinity Join Mike H. and George M. to help prepare Trinity’s flower gardens for Spring. Date/times TBD

Holy Week Worship Opportunities

The Seven Last Words of Christ – Trinity members will lead us in a brief devotional reflection on the final sayings of Jesus each weekday during Holy Week. Call into the prayer call at noon by calling: 1-872-240-3212 code: 228739325# or visit us on Facebook at 12:30pm each day during Holy Week.

Outdoor Stations of the Cross – Invite your neighbors to visit Trinity’s grounds for an interactive Outdoor Stations of the Cross experience. This will be open to the public throughout Holy Week from dawn to dusk (beginning Saturday afternoon – correction from yesterday’s email that it will be open Saturday morning)

Holy Thursday Worship, April 1, 7:30pm – Cameras-Off Zoom Worship. We will gather on Zoom for an audio-only service. Link, Meeting ID: 831 3984 8962, Passcode: TRINITY To join by telephone, dial: 1 (301) 715-8592; Then Enter the Meeting Code: 831 3984 8962# Then enter the password: 139581#

Easter at Trinity – Sunday, April 4

Easter Sunrise Service – 6am, Trinity Chapel, Outdoors

Easter Zoom Service – 10am

Easter Season Series – Journey Through Acts, Part 2

Lenten Prayer Cards – We’ll be using these prayer cards during Sunday Morning Zoom worship, and you are invited to pray with them at home throughout Lent. Click here to download – Prayer Cards for Lent

 

 

 

Below you will find information for each of Trinity’s virtual events throughout Lent

Palm Sunday Weekend Virtual Retreat March 27-28, 2021 (Click here for more details)

Link, Meeting ID: 831 3984 8962, Passcode: TRINITY

To join by telephone, dial: 1 (301) 715-8592; Then Enter the Meeting Code: 831 3984 8962# Then enter the password: 139581#

 

Events throughout the week:

– Seven Last Words of Christ daily reflections on Prayer Call/Facebook Live

-Outdoor Self-Guided Stations of the Cross from dawn-dusk each day

-Holy Thursday cameras-off audio only Zoom Worship Experience

Zoom Worship Sundays throughout Lent Feb. 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th at 10am

Link, Meeting ID: 831 3984 8962, Passcode: TRINITY

To join by telephone, dial: 1 (301) 715-8592; Then Enter the Meeting Code: 831 3984 8962# Then enter the password: 139581#

 

Easter Worship, Sunday April 4th

Sunrise Outdoor Worship at 6am – Trinity’s Outdoor Chapel (masks and social distancing required); Zoom Worship at 10am

Link, Meeting ID: 831 3984 8962, Passcode: TRINITY To join by telephone, dial: 1 (301) 715-8592; Then Enter the Meeting Code: 831 3984 8962# Then enter the password: 139581#