TRINITY
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Trinity Tidings April 2019   Volume 33, No. 4
Welcome to our online version of Trinity Tidings.

Upcoming Events at Trinity:


April 7
Communion Sunday

April 13
Children's Easter Celebration

April 18
Maundy Thursday
Tenebrae Service - 7:00pm

April 19
12 - 3pm Prayer Vigil

April 21
7:00am Easter "Sonrise" Service at Trailblazer Park Amphitheater

Trinity's Easter Services
9 and 11am

April 23
Youth Service Event - Mutt Strutt

May 3
Swamp Rabbit Trail 5k

May 5
Communion Sunday
One Worship Sunday

May 8
WNL Finale Picnic

May 12
Graduate Recognition Sunday

May 19
Youth Sunday
Holy Week Schedule
All are welcome to join us during
Holy Week
for these special times of worship:
 
Thursday, April 18th, 7:00pm
Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service
with the Lord’s Supper

                   Friday, April 19th, 12:00-3:00pm
Prayer Vigil—Sanctuary open

Sunday, April 21st
7:00am   Community “Sonrise” Service
                at Trailblazer Park Amphitheater
9:00am   First Worship
10:00am Easter Fellowship in McKinney Hall
11:00am Traditional Worship Service

Children's Easter Celebration

Our Children’s Easter Celebration will be Saturday, April 13, from 1:00-3:00 pm. There will be crafts, snacks, a sharing of the Resurrection story, and an egg hunt—because we know that will make children want to come!  We hope to have an old-fashioned cake walk if there are folks willing to provide cakes and cupcakes. This celebration is not only for our children, but is intended to be an outreach event in the spirit of our missional efforts. We will be promoting this event in the community, inviting those who have attended VBS here, and sending an invitation to those who participate in the basketball program. Who knows how many children and families might be coming to our church that afternoon!
To make this event successful, we need your help!  We will need lots of eggs! There are bags of two dozen plastic eggs available at the Welcome Center—or you can purchase your own. Please pick up one (or more!) bags, fill the eggs with candy, stickers, trinkets, etc. and return them to the Welcome Center or to my office by April 7 th .  We also need donations of cakes or cupcakes. We will need volunteers to help with crafts, serve snacks, hide eggs, and just meet and greet those who come. Please let me know if you are willing to be part of this outreach ministry.
 
A Message from Our Minister
Dear Friends:
 
Easter is almost here! Soon, Lent will draw to a close and the celebration will arrive! The joyful celebration of the empty tomb is so wonderful and so exciting for us. Easter means new life and new possibilities! It means a new way forward for those who thought all was lost and that the end had arrived. Jesus’ resurrection took everyone by surprise, even those closest to him. It still surprises us! Before his resurrection death was the limit of reality, but now Easter means the story is not yet over; God’s story is not at an end but has in fact turned the page into the future. The resurrection means the story continues; Jesus is not dead but is alive forever more!
 
The Gospel is ongoing! Scripture invites us to frame our living in this way, and to form our discipleship not on past events, but on the dynamic reality of God at work RIGHT NOW! For the last several months we have journeyed through the Gospel of Mark in worship. One of the most prominent themes in Mark is how often the disciples struggled to grasp who Jesus was, and what he was revealing for them. In fact this theme is continued to the very end of the Gospel account. Indeed, Mark’s Gospel account initially appears to have had a curious and abrupt end. Unlike the other Gospels, the likely original ending of Mark’s account detailing the resurrection and empty tomb appears to offer more of a question than it does an answer. So, there are copies of Mark dating back to the first and second centuries that have the manuscript ending at verse 8. And, there are copies that include verses 9-20. I am persuaded that Mark initially ended at verse 8. Such an ending extends his narrative style of telling his Gospel account by constantly challenging the reader to decide who Jesus is for them!
 
The abrupt nature of stopping the story in such a way poses a question for the reader: will the women, the disciples, and the reader, tell the story of the resurrection, or will it end with them? In other words, will the story continue in the lives of those who believed in Jesus? Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ God has continued the story, but will that reality continue in the lives of his people? That was the question back then, and it is still the question today for each of us!
 
Does the account of the resurrection continue in your life? Is your life different because Jesus is alive? How would it be different if you did not believe that reality? It is tempting for us to live ignoring the reality of the resurrection, to accept the limits of reason, to accept what seems humanly possible as the only reality. It is easy to simply live within the closed boundaries of human life in which we are born, live for a time, and when we die that is it!
 
But God’s story continues! The tomb is empty, and so is the threat of death. God has conquered it! Death is not the end of the story.
 
Following the example found in Mark’s Gospel, this Easter I invite us to take time to think about how the resurrection story continues in your life. What difference does it make? Are you willing to risk living in the new reality of the resurrection? Or, are you content to live in a closed reality that is logical and predictable but ultimately meaningless? God gives us the freedom to willingly continue the story. May we live it out!
 
Happy Easter!
 
Blessings,

Marc
From the Evangelism Committee ...
We have new serving opportunities for you!

TEA FOR FRIENDS :
Our new schedule has an open spot for you! Please join our team delivering homemade Friendship Tea to our local Trinity visitors. 
 

VOLUNTEERS FOR THE WELCOME CENTER:
We would also appreciate your help behind the counter of Trinity’s new Welcome Center in the corner of the Narthex, just before & after Sunday services. All you need to bring is your smile! The Evangelism Committee & other Trinity programs will have information for you to pass along to visitors and members. 
 If you would like to help, please
call, text, or email Leslie Weikle(864)346-9933 or   Lpedwards@hotmail.com  
North Greenville Crisis Ministry
Thank you for your continued support for this ministry.

IMMEDIATE NEEDS: Socks new and gently used, all sizes; Clothes, all sizes- adult and children's (no baby clothes)

CURRENT NEEDS include: Canned Meat, Canned Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, Macaroni & Cheese/Pasta, Jelly and Plastic Grocery Bags.

Please note donations are now being collected in the Narthex at the Welcome Center.  
Newspapers Needed!
This is a plea for help for the large numbers of kittens and puppies at the Greenville Humane Society. Bedding is needed. Please bring your newspapers (Newsprint only; NO slick pages please!) to McKinney Hall and put them in the box beside the grocery cart. Tom McCorkle will deliver them for us!
Thank You!
To our Trinity family,
 
Thank you so much for your many prayers for our family in the recent death of my mother, Grace Potter. They were felt and so appreciated.
 
Claudia Burns
Dear Trinity Friends,
 
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers and prayers during Jerry's recent hospitalization. We cherish all our prayer warriors. We felt God's presence.
 
Love and prayers,
Jerry and Shirley Riddle
Dear Trinity Family,
 
A heartfelt “thank you” to my Trinity Family for all the prayers, cards, lovely flowers, visits and food during my recent chemo treatment and recuperation. Your kindness means so much to us.

                                          God bless each of you,
                                         Bruce & Pat Thompson
Trinity Tag Sale Notice
It is almost spring cleaning time and we know that there are items in your home that don’t pass the “brings me joy” test! Trinity’s Youth will be happy to accept those unwanted and unneeded items for this year’s tag sale! The Trinity Tag Sale will be Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. We will accept almost anything, but we are unable to accept used mattresses, older model televisions, or aquariums unless you are willing to resume possession of them if they do not sell. (These are items that Miracle Hill will not pick-up from us if they do not sell.) Items may be delivered to Room 204 (the room labeled Presbyterian Women’s room). We have pick-up available for larger items or for those who need assistance with boxes. Receipts will be provided for tax purposes, upon request.  All proceeds from the tag sale will support our Youth mission trips this summer.
Items needed NOW are
hangers and plastic or paper grocery bags!
Special Offering: One Great Hour of Sharing
One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering will be collected on April 14 and 21, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

This offering helps Presbyterian organizations around the world such as Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Presbyterian Hunger initiative. Please join us in supporting this offering. Special envelopes for your use will be in the bulletins.
 
Stewardship Corner
Welcome to the April issue of “Stewardship Corner”- commentary on all things stewardship. This issue highlights both an    inspirational message and commentary on methods of giving.

First, the Stewardship Team message:
It is always enjoyable to see those who use their talents here at Trinity. The Handbells have been a great addition to our Worship service lately. It is exciting to see the younger and older sharing their gifts with us.

We note also that we are so blessed with the ways our church family shares their monies with us and with our missions. This is a special privilege we have all been given, not out of duty, but out of a grateful and thankful heart.

As we celebrate Easter here and around the world, let’s continue to share the good news of our Resurrected Savior with family and friends and those who are all around the world. 

And second, the comments on methods of giving:
Last month we began a discussion of the “Qualified Charitable Deduction” [QCD] and the advantages that it may offer to seniors age 70.5 and older who receive Required Minimum Distributions from an IRA. For those who qualify, it may be an opportunity to contribute to a qualified charity [read “Trinity”] using pre-tax dollars. You should talk to your tax advisor or plan administrator to see if the QCD might benefit you.

In an effort to better accommodate congregational giving preferences, Team Stewardship is evaluating some new giving methods for introduction to the congregation. Look for a May announcement.
 
Team Stewardship
Calling All Graduates!
Our Graduate Recognition Sunday will be May 12, 2019 in the 11:00 am service. If you have a December, 2018 or Spring 2019 high school or college graduate in your family, please submit a brief biography and a photograph to the church office by May 1st . There will be a reception to honor our graduates in McKinney Hall between 10:00-11:00 am. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our youth and young adults!
 
Looking for a Place to Volunteer?
Heartland East Nursing Home
 
One of Trinity's local missions needs some help. Heartland East of Greenville nursing home has a one hour bingo game on Saturdays at 10:30 A.M. The residents love to play but occasionally need a bit of assistance. Can you spare the time to brighten their day? If so please call the Activity Director, Mrs. Linda Crotts, at 371-3504 for details.
 
YWE - Trinity's Youth Worship Experience
YWE meets weekly on Sunday evenings from 5 - 8 pm
 
5:00-6:00pm Middle School (6th - 8th grades)      Led by Terri Luzynski
6:00-7:00pm Dinner for all youth                              McKinney Hall
7:00-8:00pm High School (9th - 12th grades) Led by Terri Luzynski
 
Small Groups For Everyone!
Sunday Mornings 10:00AM
 
ADULTS:

·  Christianity and Contemporary Issues-  
Discussions relate the messages contained in
Scripture passages to current headlines.
Format: Lecture and interactive
Facilitators: Mary Pace, Annette Taylor and class
members. Meets in Room 203

·  Scripture in the Sitcoms
(*will resume April 14th)
Classic sitcom episodes will be used as modern  
day parables to teach spiritual truths. 
Facilitator: Denny Mitchell
Meets in the Library, Room 202

·  Trinity Class
The first Sunday School Class created at Trinity 
and has been active ever since. 
Focus: Study of the Bible with the help of the
Standard Lesson Commentary.
Format: Lecture and interactive with class
discussion strongly encouraged.
Teachers: Beauford Williams, Fred Moehlenbrock
and class members.
Meets in the Thorpe Building, Room 105

·  Fellowship Class
Rotates study of the books of the Bible with Christian books that enrich our lives.
Format: Combination of lecture with interactive
discussion, all in a relaxed environment. 
Leadership changes annually with a rotation of    
teachers from our class.
Class Contacts: Theresa Horton, Claudia Burns
Meets in the Thorpe Building, Room 107

YOUTH WORSHIP EXPERIENCE (Y WE):
·   6th-12th Grades, Led by Terri Luzynski,
   Room 218

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP EXPERIENCE (CWE):

·   CWE 4K (before 9/1) through 1st Grade
Led by Robin Blakemore, Ashley Haynes, and
Leslie Weikle in Room 229

·   CWE 2nd through 5th Grades
Led by Allen Clark and Eric Smith in Room 201
Sunday Evenings

5:00-6:00pm Middle School (6th- 8th grade)
Led by Terri Luzynski

6:00-7:00pm Dinner for all youth- McKinney Hall

7:00-8:00pm High School (9th - 12th grades)
 Led by Terri Luzynski

Wednesday Night Live (WNL)

5:30pm Dinner
6:00pm Sounds of Joy (Junior) Choir
6:30pm CWE for children in 1st—5th grades
                    Led by Terri Luzynski
6:30pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
  6:30pm Adult Bible Study
 Meets in the Thorpe Building, Room 107.
-April 3 & 10: The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic
 Led by Theresa Horton.    
-April 24 & May 1: Call Narratives in the
  New Testament;  led by Rev. Dr. Marc Mason.
 
 
Mid-Week Small Group Opportunities

·   Rachel Bible Study (for Women)—Resumes January 8th.
A lesson is presented by one of the participants each week. This group meets at church in the Thorpe Bldg., Room 105 at 10:00am on Tuesday mornings.
Facilitator: Lynda Fredsell

·   Men’s Fellowship —Resumes January 10th. Biscuit and coffee breakfast and a devotional, followed by a program including guest speakers from the community as well as members of the group.
Meets 7:30am Thursday mornings in the Thorpe
Building, Room 105; Facilitator: John Burns

Monthly Group
·   Naomi Ladies Group:  Study of a selected series which is moderated by one of the class members. 
Meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at 3pm at members’ homes.
Facilitator: Esther King
From the Director of Music Ministry
Only a few weeks away until Holy Week! Easter comes this year on one of the latest dates possible; hopefully it will be nice and warm for our community Sonrise service at the Travelers Rest Amphitheatre at 7am!
Our Sounds of Joy children’s choir joined our chancel choir at our 11am service for a joint singing of our introit; they’ll soon be proceeding in worship for us on Palm Sunday as they traditionally do, palm fronds in hand.
Handbells will be returning to the 11am service on April 7 for our anthem and a few other special features. Our Furman friends will be joining us for April 28 before their school year closes. May 5 will be our last One Worship service before the summer, followed by our end of year WNL/Sounds of Joy/Choir picnic May 8 at Paris Mountain State Park.
Here are some upcoming highlights:
April 7 – Communion, Handbells in service
April 7 – Ars Orandi gathering 5pm @ Coffee Underground ( www.arsorandi.com for more info)
April 14 – Palm Sunday; children proceed with palm fronds at 11am
April 18 – Maundy Thursday Tenebrae 7pm
April 21 – Community Sonrise Service @Travelers Rest Amphitheatre 7pm
April 21 – Trinity Easter Services, 9am and 11am
May 5 – One Worship Service, 10am
May 8 – End of year picnic, Paris Mountain State Park
We look forward to worshiping with you!

--Eric Barnhart
11th Annual Swamp Rabbit Trail 5k
— Race at 6:30pm     

— Block Party @ Gateway Park 7 – 8:30pm
     Free food, drinks and children’s activities!

  Race details can be found at:  www.ghs.org/swamprabbit5k

Here’s how you can help with this event:
 
Volunteers Needed – We will need 2-3 people to work the Trinity tent at the Block Party and 15-20 people to man the water station at the church. 
 
Needed Items – We are collecting only individually wrapped, pre-packaged single serving snacks such as Chex Mix, trail mix, Goldfish, pretzels, etc. Each snack item will be labeled with the church name, website and worship schedule. It is our goal to collect and hand out over 2,000 “Trinity Swamp Rabbit Snacks.” Last year’s race participation was over 7,000 registered runners. Please help us reach our goal of “2K for the 5K” by placing your donations in the baskets located at the Welcome Center.
 
Anyone interested in helping during the 5K should contact Brad Pochard at: 864-546-2918. 
Wednesday Night Live Finale Cookout
Wednesday, May 8 th at Paris Mountain State Park
Shelters S-005 and S-006 in the Mountainside Shelter area
(follow the signs when in the park)
 
Come celebrate with
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Smore’s, and FUN!
 Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of good fellowship!
 
Dinner will be served at 6pm,
but you are welcome to use our reserved facilities ALL day.
        Please sign up in the Narthex at the Welcome Center
to bring a side item, dessert, or drinks.
From our Director of Christian Education and Youth
    “They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but then they went in, they did not find the body.”
 
                         Luke 24: 2-3  
 
    It can sometimes seem that the news is all bad. We turn on the television, pick up the newspaper, or open the news app on our phone, and we are barraged over and over with one bit of bad news after another. On Easter Sunday, all of that changes: The news is overwhelmingly good! The tomb is empty! He is risen indeed and that is reason to celebrate! The Discipleship Committee encourages you to join us for one –or all—of the Easter morning worship services at Trinity so that we can celebrate the good news together. We also invite you to join us for a special time of fellowship in McKinney Hall between 10:00 and 10:45 on Easter Sunday morning. Let us rejoice together in the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!
 
In Christ’s service,
Terri
Youth News!
 “Come and See” was the theme of the Senior High Mini-Retreat at Montreat and the focus was keeping our eyes on Jesus and not letting ourselves be distracted by the ways of the world. This is so the heart and soul of Youth Ministry! I was thrilled to have eight of Trinity’s Senior High Youth at Montreat to hear this message! Thank you to our drivers: Lark and Alan Waldrep and Kristen Short. Thanks also to my husband, Tom, for spending the weekend with us!

We also spent time in March studying how to be “citizens of heaven” as Paul describes it in the book of Philippians, preparing for Youth Sunday, and serving at Thornwell Children’s Home. Now here’s what’s happening this spring:
 
Apr. 7                     
5:00-6:00 pm Middle School YWE
 6:00-6:30 pm Dinner provided by Audrey Smith
 6:30-7:00 pm Worship/Announcements 
 7:00-8:00 pm Sr. High YWE
 
  Apr. 13           
10:00 am-3:30 pm  Saturday Service Project
Assist with Children’s Easter Celebration
 
Apr. 14
5:00-6:00 pm Middle School YWE
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner provided by a much needed volunteer
6:30-7:00 pm Worship/Announcements 
7:00-8:00 pm Sr. High YWE
 
Apr. 21 Easter Sunday No YWE
 
Apr. 27
5:30 am-12:30 pm  Service Project—Mutt Strut
 
Apr. 28
5:00-6:00 pm Middle School YWE
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner provided by Dee Klug
6:30-7:00 pm Worship/Announcements 
7:00-8:00 pm Sr. High YWE

May 3  Time TBA  Swamp Rabbit Trail 5K Service
 
May 5                     
5:00-6:00 pm All Youth—Youth Sunday Rehearsal
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner provided by Mary Pace
6:30-8:00 pm All Youth—Youth Sunday Rehearsal
 
May 12
Graduate Recognition Sunday
Mother’s Day - NO YWE
 Show some love to your Moms and Grandmothers!
 
May 19 Youth Sunday
We will be leading worship at both services. Plan to arrive by 8:30 am
 
 5:00-6:00 pm Middle School YWE Social
6:00-6:30 pm Dinner by a much needed volunteer
6:30-7:00 pm Worship/Announcements
7:00-8:00 pm Sr. High YWE Social
 
May 26 Memorial Day Weekend    NO YWE
 
 Peace & prayers,      
Terri
Trinity’s High School Seniors at Montreat Mini-Retreat
Trinity’s Youth served at Thornwell Children’s Home on Saturday, March 31st.
 
VBS: In the Wild - Amazing Encounters with Jesus
 
Trinity is about to go wild for our 2019 VBS! Our theme is In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus!   The children of our church and our community will encounter Jesus in the temple, at the river, on the water, and on the road as they come to understand who Jesus is and why He came to this earth. 
Our VBS will run June 24-27, 2019, and will be held in the evening.  The specific times will be set at our next planning meeting, which will be on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm . Please plan to attend this meeting if you can assist with VBS this year. We need to assign duties and want to do that in a way that makes use of your gifts and talents. 
In the meantime, please look around your homes and storage areas to see what you have that might turn our church into a wild place! There will be grasslands, forests, desserts, etc.—if we can find the props to make it happen! Some of the items we need are: 
Greenery
Grasses
Vines
Tomato Cages
Rope Swings
Colorful large plastic bowls or chip & dip platters (that can be donated)
2- liter bottles

Bamboo
Animal Print anything
Tents
Wrapping paper rolls
Large plastic flowers
Large or life-sized stuffed animals
Paint (especially yellow, brown & green)
Safari vests and hats
Carpet tubes
Camp chairs
Large cardboard boxes
Artifical trees
Anything you would see "in the wild!"
We will not need these items until early June, but please let Terri know what you have available for use. Thank you for helping make our church look amazing for VBS!
CWE and WNL Children's Programs

In April, the CWE life application is HOPE: Believing that something good can come out of something bad. The lessons will be about Lazarus (John 11:1-45), Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (John 12: 9-16), the death and resurrection of Jesus (John 18:1 – 20:18), and the story of doubting Thomas (John 20: 19-29). The memory verse for the month is John 16: 33b NIrV: “In this world you will have trouble. But be encouraged! I have won the battle over the world.”
 
Our WNL program in April will be a continuation of our study of the meanings behind the various symbols of Easter. This series will run through April 10th. There will be no WNL on April 17. 
 
Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for CWE and on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm for WNL. CWE is for children in K4-5th grade. WNL is for children K-5th grade.  A nursery is provided for younger children.
March Session Digest
Members Present : Mark Chapman, Dennis Tavernetti, Jeff Wingard, Bob Lewis, Lawrence Garabedian, Jeff Burton, Mary Pace, Brad Pochard, Sherry Ogletree, Dennis Mitchell, Julie Rogers, and Chuck Verdin

Others present:  Terri Luzynski

Members Absent/Excused: None

Opening Prayer: Dr. Mason opened the meeting with prayer and a discussion of the Sixth Great End of the Church: Exhibition of Heaven to the World. 
 
Declaration of Quorum : A quorum was present.

Pastor’s Report and Housekeeping Details :
Dr. Mason gave an update on members/others who are sick, in the hospital, and/or recovering. 
The Lord’s Supper was celebrated on March 3, 2019 at both the 9:00 and 11:00 services.
There has been a baptism request: Emma Beebe (Katie Beebe) on Easter, April 21, 2019. Bob Lewis made a motion to approve the request. Lawrence Garabedian seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Dr. Mason gave an update from the Fellowship National Gathering that took place on February 19-21, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Monthly Budget Reports : Mary Pace presented the February monthly budget reports. She reported that there was a surplus of $7,266 for the month in the operating account. For the year to date, there was a $9,079 surplus in the operating account. She reported there was a surplus of $7,086 for the month in the building fund account. For the year to date, there was a surplus of $2,780 in the building fund account. Mark Chapman made a motion to approve the monthly budget reports as presented. Jeff Wingard seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Diaconate Report : Dr. Mason reported that the Diaconate members have met and are continuing their work.   

Membership Update : As of March 14, 2019, the church has 424 members, of which 416 are resident and 8 are non-resident. 

Clerk Report : The minutes from the Stated Session Meeting on February 14, 2019 were reviewed and approved unanimously. 

Communications : None. 

Old Business : None.

New Business : None.

Standing Committee Reports
Benevolence & Mission : Dennis Tavernetti reported that this committee will be having a meeting the following Sunday after the 11:00 worship service. 

Discipleship : Julie Rogers gave a report on this committee’s work. 
There was a need for an adult male chaperone to attend the senior high youth retreat this coming weekend. Julie Rogers and Terri Luzynski stated that Terri’s husband was willing to volunteer to attend as a chaperone, subject to session approval. Jeff Wingard made a motion to approve Terri’s husband attending the retreat as a male chaperone. Brad Pochard seconded the motion. The motion passed. 
Julie Rogers also circulated a draft of a Protection Policy for Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults. After discussion of some of the major provisions and issues addressed in the draft, it was requested that that session review the draft before next month’s meeting. 

Finance & Stewardship : Mary Pace gave this committee’s report. She stated that Dwight Hammack was working on gathering research and information related to planned-giving through wills, trusts and retirement accounts. Mark Chapman reported that there has been work to include in the budget the details of the mother’s morning out program. 

Long-Range Planning : Bob Lewis reported that the committee met this past Saturday. The columbarium project discussions continue.
 
Personnel & Administration : Sherry Ogletree reported that the committee was continuing its work to fill the office administrator position, which is projected to be vacant after Easter. 

Property & Grounds:  Lawrence Garabedian and Dennis Mitchell gave this committee’s report. They have worked on or are working on the following: 1) engaging a roofer to fix leaks in choir room, downstairs, and gym, 2) women’s restroom maintenance, and 3) various lighting issues. 

Spiritual Development & Evangelism : Brad Pochard reported that the committee is preparing for the upcoming 5K race in May.  
  
Worship : Jeff Burton reported that this committee met this past Tuesday. There were no issues to report. 

Motion to Adjourn with Prayer : Mary Pace made a motion to adjourn with prayer, seconded by Mark Chapman.  The motion passed. Marc Mason closed the meeting with prayer.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Chuck Verdin  Marc Mason
Clerk               Moderator
 
Financial Review - February 2019
Below is a detailed view of the February approved by the Session. In keeping with transparency of Trinity’s financial position, this view provides more information than the Sunday bulletin version. It will always be two months in arrears due to the fact that the newsletter is always published before the Session meets.
Sermon Audio Files Now Available
 
To access Sermon Audio on the website:
1) Go to  www.trinitytr.org
2) On the menu in the upper right hand corner between the options CALENDAR and CONTACT US you will see an option entitled MEDIA.
3) Roll your mouse over MEDIA and a menu should appear. 
4) Click SERMON AUDIO.
5) It will take you to the iTunes website where you are now on the preview page for the Trinity Podcast. 
6) Click the blue button that reads VIEW IN iTUNES under the green Trinity logo on the left side. 
7) You will receive a prompt to open iTunes. Or if you don’t have it, you will be prompted to download iTunes.
8) For Windows/PC Users: if you already have iTunes on your computer and receive a prompt to download it again, click the gray button to the left of the blue download button indicating that you already have iTunes on your computer and you wish to sign in.  
iTunes will then open to the Trinity Podcast Page.
To receive a copy of each new sermon to your iTunes every week:
When you reach the podcast page in iTunes, click SUBSCRIBE under the green Trinity logo on the left side.
To receive a copy of a particular sermon to your iTunes:
When you reach the podcast page in iTunes, scroll down the list of sermons and click “GET”
on the right hand side of the sermon you’d like to have a copy of.   
 
April 2019 Calendar

April Birthdays
If you don’t see your name or the name of someone you love on the birthday list,
please call the office so we can update our list!
Email trinity@trinitytr.org or call Myriam at 864-834-9897.
Flowers for the Sanctuary
  If you would like to sign up to provide flowers for the Sanctuary on a specific Sunday, please call the church office, 864-834-9897, for available dates. Flowers can be given in memory of or in honor of a loved one and it will be noted in that day’s bulletin announcements.



Sundays available are:
April 28
May 5
June 9, 23, 30
July 21
Aug. 4, 11
Sept. 1, 22, 29
Oct. 6
Nov. 3, 10, 17
Newsletter Deadline: The deadline for newsletter information is the 25th of each month. Please send all information to the church office (834-9897). If you are able, please E-mail info to trinity@trinitytr.org  
Church Office Hours
9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Monday through Friday