• • • • • Tr i n i t y L o v e s Vi s i t o r s ! ! WELCOME TO TRINITY! Our congregation includes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. We gather together with a common love for God and all God’s people. We worship, learn and serve together. We’re glad you are with us this morning! Our pastor is Reverend Penny Ford who can be reached through the church office Monday through Thursday (759-4206) or at [email protected]). You can also visit us on-line at: www.trinityumc.info or join us on FACEBOOK at “Trinity UMC Tuscaloosa, AL”. NURSERY: A nursery is available during all worship services and on Wednesday nights. To find the nursery from the rear of the sanctuary, walk down the left side aisle to the front of the sanctuary and exit from the door on the left of the pulpit. Turn left, go down the stairs and you will be facing the door into the nursery. We have a wireless pager system in the nursery. Parents receive a pager upon arrival in the nursery. REST ROOMS: As you enter in the back of the sanctuary, there are stairs to either side. On your right, the stairs lead down to the ladies’ room and on your left, they lead down to the men’s room. If you are at the front of the sanctuary, exit the door on the left and turn to the right and there is a rest room on the left. HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY: Trinity offers handicapped access to the sanctuary through the education wing elevator. Handicapped spaces are in the rear of the church. Walk into the building using the glass door on the far left. The elevator is to your immediate left. It will take you up one level to the sanctuary. HEARING ASSISTANCE: If you are hearing impaired, we have hearing assistance aids available in the narthex (back entry hall) of the sanctuary located in the brown box on the table. Or you can just ask an usher! Ready to Join? We are excited to receive you into our church membership! There are several ways you can join with us in serving God and others. If you are ready today you can fill out a yellow card (front and back) in the pew, and you can come forward during the last hymn of any service. Full (Professing) Members are those who join with the United Methodist Church and specifically Trinity UMC and vow to serve God through their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. People who have already been baptized in another church or denomination do not need to get re-baptized. Your church membership can be easily transferred from another UMC church or a church of another denomination. Baptism: If you have never been baptized and wish to do so, please contact our pastor, Penny Ford, who would love to talk to you about your baptism! ([email protected] or 759-4206) Affiliate Members are members of another United Methodist Church who wish to join Trinity UMC temporarily while retaining their membership in their home church. (Lots of students choose this option). Associate Members are people who have been baptized in another Christian denomination, wish to connect with a local United Methodist Church, but wish to retain their current denominational affiliation. INTERN ON-CALL PHONE In case of a building issue during non-office hours please contact the intern on-call at 205-393-7735. Trinity United Methodist Church 729 Paul W. Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401 Sunday Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Office hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Trinity U MC Weekly Schedule SUNDAY * 8:45 am - Chapel Communion * 9:00 am - Coffee Time -Sunset/Funset Room * 9:30 am - Sunday School for all ages! * 9:30-10:15am - Bible Study for Young Couples * 10:00 am - Choir with Dr. Kevin Chance - [email protected] * 10:30 am - Worship in the Sanctuary 3-5:00 p.m. - Cub Scout Pack 6 - Contact Daniel Powell - 535-6753 • • • • MONDAY 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Turning Point/ Domestic Violence Survivors Contact Wanda Lockett - 758-0808 TUESDAY 11:30 am - WMU - Explorers (meets the first Tuesday only in each month) 6:30 pm - Wom en’s Group of Alcoholics Anonymous - Room 212 WEDNESDAY * 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Children’s Activities * 6:00 pm - Choir with Dr. Kevin Chance - [email protected] * 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Mommy & Me - [email protected] * 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Lent & Easter Study 7:00 p.m. - Hand Bell Choir - [email protected] 8:15 pm - ELEVATE College Bible Study - Meets in Quirkey’s THURSDAY 7:00 pm - Survivors of Suicide, meets every third Thursday Contact Mary Turner at [email protected] or 247-5011 * Nursery Available * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * WEBSITE ... www.trinityumc.info FACEBOOK ... Trinity UMC Tuscaloosa, AL FACEBOOK COLLEGE PAGE ... Elevate - Trinity College Ministry INTERN ON-CALL PHONE ... 205-393-7735 WIRELESS NETWORKS IN THE CHURCH Use this network for connecting in the office. User Name: Trinity - Password: 729Church Use this network for Quirkey’s (College Room). User Name: Quirkey - Password: quirkeyinternet123 Use this network for the rest of the church. User Name: TRINITYUMC - Password: trin729pass123church Welcome to Trinity United Methodist Church Palm Sunday March 29, 2015 PALM SUNDAY Trinity United Methodist Church March 29, 2015, 2015 - Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Rev. Penny Ford, Senior Pastor Dr. Kevin Chance, Director of Music Ministries Sandy Wilson, Children’s Minister Catherine Hoop, Children’s Music Collin Webster, Organist • • • • • PRELUDE Dr. Kevin Chance & Dr. Christina Ballatori SCRIPTURE Matthew 21:1-9 CALL TO WORSHIP In Christ Alone Liturgical Dancers * HYMN Hosanna, Loud Hosanna #278 * GREETING ONE ANOTHER WITH THE PEACE OF CHRIST CALL TO PRAYER Tell Me the Stories of Jesus #277 PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE LORD’S PRAYER #895 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. CHILDREN’S MOMENT OF SHARING After the Children’s Moment, the younger children are invited to go to Children’s Church with Ms. Sandy Wilson. They are also welcome to stay in the sanctuary if they wish. ANNOUNCEMENTS OFFERTORY Dr. Kevin Chance & Dr. Christina Ballatori * SAYING WHAT WE BELIEVE The Apostles’ Creed #881 I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen SCRIPTURE Isaiah 43:1-2 This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God. SERMON “Blindsided” Rev. Penny Ford ANTHEM And No Bird Sang Douglas Wagner PASSION READING FROM THE BOOK OF LUKE SPECIAL MUSIC Dr. Christina Ballatori, Flute The cross will be draped in black as a sign of Christ’s crucifixion and death. At the end of the service you are invited to exit in silence as we enter into Holy Week. * Please stand as you are able. Today’s readers are Rev. Michelle Hunter, and Dr. Philip Westbrook. Next Sunday please bring fresh cut flowers to adorn our cross on Easter morning! THE FLOWERING CROSS The cross stands at the center of our faith as a symbol of life. The Flowering Cross is an especially striking and beautiful way to symbolize the new life that emerges from the death of Good Friday. Is is found in Christian art and is based on a legend that the cross burst into bloom at the moment Jesus dies. Please bring fresh cut flowers on Easter morning and help us decorate a Flowering Cross in honor of our risen Lord. _____________________________ LITURGICAL DANCERS BLURB We are excited to welcome all who are leading our worship this morning with dance! Students, youth and children came together to learn a dance choreographed by Dana McCarty in North Carolina, which was modified for worship at Trinity. The song is ‘In Christ Alone.’ The director is Emily Elliot who comes to Tuscaloosa from North Carolina where she is working on her PhD through the UNC Department of Marine Sciences. Emily brings to Trinity her love for worship, dance and children. We welcome all of our dancers and are grateful they are willing to share their gifts with us today! _____________________________ TRINITY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS Jeffery and Linda Patterson Jeff and Linda have been attending Trinity for some time now and they officially joined last week. We are proud to welcome them as part of our church family and ministry. _____________________________ FINAL TUESDAY LENTEN BIBLE STUDY LUNCHEON SERIES: SACRED RHYTHMS Tuesday, March 31 at 12:00 noon - University Presbyterian Church Lead by Dr. Mark McCormick ... Lunch provided. ___________________________________ MAUNDY THURSDAY CONCERT DOWNERS GROVE FIRST UMC CHOIR TO SING AT TRINITY Thursday, April 2 - Potluck Dinner 5:00-6:15 p.m. - Concert 6:30 p.m. The church will provide BBQ and drinks. Please bring a side dish and dessert to share. Have your dishes in the fellowship hall shortly before 5:00 p.m., if you can. Thanks for helping make the visiting choir feel welcomed! It’s still not too late to sign up to host 2-4 students in your home Thursday night. Contact Kelli Reese at [email protected] or call the church office at 759-4206. ________________________________ SAVE THE DATE! I LOVE TRINITY WORKDAY - Saturday, April 11 This year we will have two work shifts: 8am to noon, and 1pm to 5pm. If you see a job that needs doing, please mention it to Kelly Johns ([email protected], 256-345-4681), who is our I Love Trinity chairperson this year. _______________________________ REFLECT PLANNING MEETING TODAY Sunday, March 29 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m Trin ity New s an d No t e s WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES 5:30-7:00 p.m. A meal will be provided for the children but we must have a reservation for your child the Monday before. Call or email the church office at 759-4206 or [email protected] trinityumc.info. MOMMY & ME “COME SIGN WITH ME” 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Parlor LENT & EASTER STUDY 6:00-7:00 p.m. Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus by Mike Slaughter Leader: Carol Taylor I ♥ TRINITY CRAFT GROUP Contact Lara Townsley at [email protected] or 409-3566 if interested. _____________________ ARE YOU A GRADUATING SENIOR? On Sunday, April 19, 2015 we would like to honor all of our graduating seniors in worship. If you are graduating from high school, college or graduate school, please send us: your name, major, degree and the college, or the name of the high school from which you are graduating and also a phone number. And tell us your future plans! What’s next for you? You can e-mail us at [email protected] trinityumc.info. We need this information by Monday, April 6. ____________________ COMMITTEE MEETINGS Finance - Monday, March 30 5:30 p.m. Room 107 Ad Council - Sunday, April 19 2:00 p.m. - Room 107 • • • • • MEMORIALS In Memory of Mr. Kelly Tucker Given by Chuck & Carol Taylor In Memory of Mr. Kelly Tucker Given by John & Annette Watters to the “I Love Trinity Day Fund” In Memory of Captain Joe McCollum; Mrs. Martha Turner Seals; and Mrs. Betty Jane Price McGiffert Given to the Malone World Service Fund by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Edward Hilburn ________________________ TRINITY’S SOFTBALL TEAMS This spring Trinity will field two softball teams in Tuscaloosa’s PARA church league. The men’s team will be managed by Cliff Johns and the women’s team will be managed by Denise Moody. (This season we will not have a co-ed team.) The men’s season starts March 31 and the women’s season starts April 15. You do not have to be a member of Trinity to join Trinity’s softball teams. Games are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday nights, anywhere from 6:15 to 9:15 start times. All games are played at Sokol Park, north of the river. Trinity pays the registration fee and provides every team member with a numbered t-shirt; there is no cost to team members—but we always welcome donations for our outreach ministries, if you feel so led. If you have a glove, that’s good. But, if you don’t have a glove, don’t let that stop you from joining the team. There are no try-outs. If you want to play for Trinity, you are on the team if you are at least 16 years old. Last year, the men’s team spanned two generations and the women’s team had players from three generations! Contact Cliff Johns at 205-331-2542 or Denise Moody at [email protected] com if you want to play softball this spring.
© Copyright 2018