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April 7, 2022

Dear <<First Name>>,
 

Palm / Passion Sunday begins Holy Week, a time in the church year when we remember how Christ gave his life in love for the world. As this service opens, the crowd waves palm branches, wanting to crown Jesus as king. But as the story of the passion unfolds, their shouts of praise turn to demands for his crucifixion; he receives a crown of thorns as he is handed over to be mocked and killed.
 
The question is frequently asked, Why combine the passion and the palms?
 
Not only is it in accord with historical tradition but, more practically, many people simply do not attend worship on Good Friday. The result is that, for them, there is a distortion in the story. A story that skips from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to Jesus’ resurrection from the dead evades the question, What happened in between? If we leap from Palm Sunday’s “Hosannas” to Easter Day’s “Hallelujahs” we overlook the pivotal event of Christ’s suffering and death on the cross.
 
Where the long tradition of reading the whole passion narrative on Palm/Passion Sunday is appropriated, congregations have found the value of hearing the entire passion story… Join us this Sunday as we seek to affirm the inseparable relationship between Jesus’ death and the joyful hope of his resurrection.
 
See you in worship!

Pastor Brittany

One Great Hour of Sharing


This Sunday is the day we will officially "collect" our One Great Hour of Sharing offering, a special offering sponsored by the Presbyterian Church for over 70 years.

The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.

May Trinity make this our most generous offering ever. You will find a special tab to give online via our website here. The offering will be delivered after April
10 (Palm Sunday).

Mexico Sharing this Sunday after Worship


How did the Mexico Mission trip go last week? Who are the awesome students and advisors who went?  What was it like after not going for the past two years? Find out answers to these questions, hear about the participants’ experiences, and see the world premiere of the Mexico 2022 video this Sunday at 11 AM! (or about 15 minutes after worship ends) The Mexico Sharing will be held in the Sanctuary, or you can watch it on livestream here.

Donuts and Fellowship


Join us for donuts and fellowship this Sunday after worship and Mexico sharing.

Good Friday Worship




A reflective service of scriptures and song. Join us April 15 at 7pm, in-person only. 

Last Call for Great Getaway!


Trinity family, April 10 is your last chance to register to join us for our all-church retreat, GREAT GETAWAY (April 29-May 1) at gorgeous Redwood Glen! Don't miss out - we want you with us! Our speaker, Erica Schemper, helps us look toward the future with hope and God's grace. At GGA we enjoy nature, music, games, meals, prayer and campfire time together. Camping, cabins and hotel accommodations are still available and all your meals are provided! All ages are welcome and encouraged, there is content and fun planned for everyone. Stop by the sign up table after worship or register here and we will see you at Redwood Glen!

Book Discussion



Praying for justice to run down like water at our Racial Justice Advocacy Group's next meeting on Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 pm. We welcome new members at every meeting! Join us for an inspirational and educational discussion of the second chapter of “The 1619 Project” by Nikole Hannah-Jones. Contact sabinedwon@yahoo.com or debkemper0404@yahoo.com to get the Zoom link.

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt


Trinity families are invited to come to worship on Easter Sunday and join us afterwards for fun and fellowship at the playground. We'll have an Egg Hunt for children through 5th grade, snacks, friends and fun!

Annual Prayer Luncheon hosted by Service League


The Service League of San Mateo invites you to attend the 26th annual Community Prayer Luncheon on Thursday, May 5th at Holbrook-Palmer Park. Check in will begin at 11:30. Click here to RSVP online and view more event information. RSVPs are due by April 22nd.

Did you know that Trinity's supported mission partner...


Street Life Ministries is launching a Homeless to Healthy program later this year and is fundraising $2M dollars (includes $1M in matching funds) and has reached $750,000 of their goal? These funds will allow them to rent space for classrooms and other programs, and will  be a one-year live-in addiction program, with job training and transition services.   -COMT

Join Us On Sunday...

In Person Worship at 10am


Please join us in our sanctuary Sunday at 10am. Trinity is committed to providing a safe environment and to ensure a welcoming and inclusive worship experience for all.

The following health and safety guidelines will remain in place until further notice.
  • Masks (preferably disposable surgical) are to be worn indoors at all times - this goes for those who frequent the church building during the week as well.
  • All monetary gifts can be offered via the QR Code available in the Sanctuary and on the livestream OR online here.
  • Those gathered for worship will exit the building (this includes the Narthex) immediately following the Postlude to greet each other outside as weather allows.
If you are experiencing symptoms, are self-isolating due to travel, or have had close contact to a confirmed positive Covid-19 case, please refrain from attending in-person worship.
 

Centering Ourselves for Worship


Each week, throughout the season of Lent, there will be reflection stations set up in the Narthex with materials intended to help you and your family prepare to worship God. All are encouraged to arrive early and make use of these stations. May this practice aid in centering your spirit, that you might enter the sanctuary and walk through this season in a worshipful manner.
 

Livestream Worship at 10am

 
Follow this link directly to our Livestream on Facebook, no account is needed. Our technical team works diligently to resolve any issues prior to worship but from time to time there is bound to be issues. We appreciate your patience if this occurs. 
 
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