Weekly Update

Weekly Update for March 24, 2021









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March 24, 2021

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES

Holy Week Schedule

In-Person Worship Reminders

Crossroads Mission Drop Off

Lent at Home

Relay for Life

Lay Servant Ministry Course

Pastor’s Continuing Education

Study and Fellowship Opportunities

Daily Prayers for Lent

Where Love Lives – NEW Video

 
In-person in the Sanctuary!!

PALM SUNDAY – Sunday, March 28 
10:00 AM

MAUNDY THURSDAY – Thursday, April 1 
5:00 PM

GOOD FRIDAY – Friday, April 2 
5:00 PM

EASTER SUNDAY – Sunday, April 4 
10:00 AM

Please note that the nursery is not ready to re-open; however, children are always welcome to join with their families in the sanctuary!

The above services will also be available online!!
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SPANISH-LANGAUGE
(New Church Start)
EASTER SUNDAY – Sunday, April 4 
11:00 AM in the chapel

 
In-Person Worship Reminders
 
Here are some highlights of what precautions to expect when we return in person March 28: 

– Everyone must enter through the sanctuary narthex doors only.

– Face coverings over the mouth and nose must be worn. 

No bulletins, attendance cards, or other material will be distributed.

Ushers will seat individuals/families to ensure that physical distancing is maintained.

– Individuals are encouraged to submit their prayers requests by email prior to the service.

Music will be instrumental or provided by a soloist – we will not yet be able to sing hymns together.

Offering will be received in baskets placed at the rear of the sanctuary.

– The nursery is not ready to re-open; however, children are always welcome to join with their families in the sanctuary!

No food or beverages to be served (with the exception of prepackaged communion).

– Fellowship hour will continue to meet online; not yet in person.

– All vulnerable individuals should continue to worship from home, and Trinity will make every effort to serve homebound individuals.  Don’t worry – we will continue to offer all worship services online, as well as in person.

This may seem like a lot of things to keep in mind, but isn’t it worth it to enjoy one another’s company in person once again?  If you have any questions at all, please call or email the church office.

The schedule for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter are above.  We can’t wait to see another again, whether it be continued online or in person in the sanctuary!

 
Crossroads Mission Drive-by / Drop-off
Friday, March 19, 2021 

 
Thank you, Trinity family, for your very generous support of Crossroads Mission! Following the drive-by Friday, our team was delighted to deliver:

40+ twin sheet sets
20+ towels
Socks
Infrared thermometer
Rice Krispy treats, chips, and bakery cookies
Dish soap
Hand soap

And $1000!!!!

 
It is such a joy to share God’s love in this way with our community!  Please continue to hold Crossroads and all those who enter their doors in your thoughts and prayers. 
 


Sea glass art – AnnaMarie S. and Sue N.

Lent at Home Continues!

We hope you are reading your weekly individual reflection pages and daily readings in The Sanctuary for Lent.  The weekly readings are very helpful for focusing our thoughts and intentions in concert with our Holy Vessels Lent series.  The daily readings are progressing through various themes throughout Lent; this week, we are looking at “renewal.”

We have been working hands-on with the sea glass pieces in the station during our on-line worship services.  In recent weeks, we have admired how they change color in water and have arranged them in different patterns, even crafted them into art, jewelry, or décor.  We hope these activities have engaged your various senses throughout our Lenten worship services.

The Holy Vessels series culminates in Holy Week, including services for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.  We hope you will join us in-person or online for these meaningful occasions.  

 
Team Trinity – Relay for Life Event for 2021
 
This year’s event is going to be scaled back, as we still cannot have a full Relay at this time.  We will be doing the luminaries, and they will be set up at the AWC Schoening Center Parking Lot on April 17, time to be announced later. You will be able to do a drive-by.  The team is still going to be selling luminaries and decorating the bags to set them up out at AWC. The bags will still be $5 each and for cancer only. The bags you can buy are Survivor, Honor, Caregiver, Memory.  You can send your names to Marilyn and the money to the office or go on-line to pay.  We will keep you updated to all the Team Trinity Activities.  Thanks to everyone for your support.

 
Lay Servant Ministries
 
With COVID-19 only becoming worse, we believe that the future of in-person classes will not be possible for quite some time.  We want all of you to be safe and will endeavor, through ZOOM classes to provide the same high quality Lay Servant Ministry Classes we have always provided in the West District.

To register for the classes go to:
dscumc.org/lay-servant-ministries-training-sessions
 

“Opening Ourselves to Grace” 
This Advanced ZOOM class is taught by Certified Lay Speaker Curtis Gipson, from Dove of the Desert UMC in Glendale. Two ZOOM Classes will be offered at the beginning of April, one during the day and one evening/Saturday morning class. We are trying to reach more people offering both day and evening classes.

The class is $15. If you have to cancel or postpone you will get a credit for a future class. There will only be twelve (12) students per ZOOM class so please register as soon as possible. You need to download/purchase and read completely the text before class begins, Opening Ourselves to Grace: The Means of Grace and Discipleship by Steven W. Manskar. 

Available for free download at: Opening_Ourselves_to_Grace.pdf (s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com)

Purchase from Amazon for $7.50: https://www.amazon.com/OpeningOurselves-Grace-Discipleship-Wesleyan/dp/B084DGQ9K3

The Daytime Session is:
Wednesday to Friday – April 7, 8, and 9, 8:30 a.m. to Noon.

The Evening / Saturday Session is: Evenings 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Thursday & Friday April 8, 9, Saturday April 10, 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Blessings,
 
Betty Stewart

 
Betty Stewart, West District
Lay Servant Ministries Director

bettyboop491@cox.net  preferred way of communication
Cell # 480-658-7713

 
Pastor’s Continuing Education
 
As a licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church, Pastor Bob is required to attend continuing education classes on a regular basis.  Prior to the coronavirus pandemic these classes were held on site at the Claremont School of Theology for three weeks each summer.  With the current travel restrictions, the classes have transitioned to an on-line format.

Pastor Bob completed a course in Leadership Development over the summer.  In the month of March he will be taking a class on Congregational Care and in May a class on United Methodist Polity and Administration.  These classes are very intense, and require tremendous reading, writing numerous papers and class participation and leadership.

We would ask that you keep Pastor Bob in prayer during this time and also be understanding if he is not immediately available should a need arise. 

Marilyn Young, Chairperson
Staff-Parish Relations Team

 
VIRTUAL STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT TRINITY!!
 

Serendipity Sunday School
Ongoing lessons/conversation via email
Contact the church office to be added to the group!

 
Virtual Sunday Morning Fellowship Time
**Sunday afternoons at 4:00 PM**
Please note NEW TIME

ZOOM LINK:
https://dscumc.zoom.us/j/91965342406?pwd=MnRPQlNpdDEvcHNKSVk4c1RQb04yQT09

OR CALL: 877 853 5257
MEETING ID: 919 6534 2406  passcode 3030

 
Wired Word Bible Study with Pastor Bob
Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm
 
ZOOM LINK:
https://dscumc.zoom.us/j/98645869894?pwd=Vjgvak9YdWlKUlJBQTAwQnFJSzZ1QT09

OR CALL: 877 853 5257
MEETING ID: 986 4586 9894  passcode 3030

 
Koffee With Karen Fellowship
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am
 
ZOOM LINK:
https://dscumc.zoom.us/j/95302162442?pwd=NjdOc1RwTGI4aGRjdlVwR2pvMVNSUT09

OR CALL: 877 853 5257
MEETING ID: 953 0216 2442  passcode 3030

Thursday Women’s Bible Study

Thursday mornings at 9:30 am
 
ZOOM LINK:
https://dscumc.zoom.us/j/94337635832?pwd=czUvN3RjQVhUMytMMStLckpLWmhOdz09

OR CALL: 877 853 5257
MEETING ID: 943 3763 5832  passcode 3030

NEW TO USING ZOOM?  Please contact the church office for pointers.

 

The Church Office is open by appointment only.  Please call 928-344-3013 to set-up an appointment.  We are answering phone messages and responding to e-mails as we work remotely.



 
Thursday, March 25 – Local officials
Friday, March 26 – Yuma’s faith communities
Saturday, March 27 – Those impacted by cancer and other illnesses
Sunday, March 28 – Palm Sunday – Justice and Equality
Monday, March 29 – The unemployed
Tuesday, March 30 – The weary
Wednesday, March 31 – New families – newlyweds, new parents, blended families

 

Please submit your
Prayer Requests to
office@TrinityYuma.org
or call 928.344.3013 x303
and leave a message.


Click above for another NEW video!!
As the “Where Love Lives” campaign celebrates its sixth month, the Western Jurisdiction continues to call on everyone to recommit to the promise of Fair and Equal Ordination for All. This commitment liberates all our clergy – including our LGBTQ+ clergy – to love and serve God and the community in fully open and honest ways, without fear of discrimination, derision, or punishment. The Desert Southwest Conference and the Western Jurisdiction strive to be a home for all God’s people, where Fair and Equal Ordination for All is just one expression of being a place #wherelovelivesUMC .

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