This week’s notes!

Holy Week Worship Services

Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 pm
The word Maundy may come from the Latin “mandatum” or “command”, recalling the new command Jesus gave to his disciples:  to love one another.  It may also come from the Latin “mundo” which means “wash”, referring to Jesus’ washing the disciples’ feet at their last supper together. 

Tonight, we will wash each other’s hands or feet as a symbol of the servant-love to which Jesus calls us. We will also celebrate the last supper by sharing communion.  The service will end in darkness.  As we leave in silence, we turn our hearts toward the events of the Garden of Gethsemane and Good Friday.

Good Friday, April 19 at 10:00 am
This Good Friday service, “Stones in Scripture” is adapted from a service written by Tony Thompson in Gathering, 2011. You are invited to hold a stone in your hand as a way to help you reflect on the stories you will be hearing, and as a way to reflect on what stones might mean for you in your everyday life. You are welcome to take the stone home or place it back in the basket on your way out.  The service will end in silence.

Easter Sunday, April 21 at 11:00 am
Today we celebrate the gift of new life found in Jesus’ resurrection – that death does not have the last word, that we can all receive new life, and that God’s love is made known forever.  Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!
Communion and flowering of the cross.

WELCOME TO TRINITY

Those who participate in the life and ministry of Trinity United Church are people who are being transformed by their faith in Jesus Christ. They meet weekly for worship, but realize that 1 hour a week is only a beginning. Through the committees, the women’s groups, study groups, Sunday School, youth activities, choir, and other events and activities, these people are making an impact in our community. The people who participate in the life and ministry of Trinity United Church often find themselves involved in other community groups as well. Following Jesus embraces all parts of their lives.

If you live in Elmira you probably already know someone who is part of this church. They come in all ages and walks of life. Why not ask them about Trinity? Better yet, why not come and experience Trinity United Church yourself? “Our mission is to love, learn and live by Christ’s teachings.”

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CELEBRATE EARTH HOUR

on Saturday, March 30 at Trinity United Church, Fellowship Hall with a potluck dinner by Tea Light. The celebrations will begin at 6:00 pm.

COMMUNITY CAN DINE

Friday, February 8, 2019 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. Pay as you can. All are welcome!