Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
cantataPalm Sunday Worship
Inspired by Celtic music traditions and using folk songs, hymns, and sacred songs, come hear the assurance of God's love and grace through the redemptive work of Christ on Calvary, as the combined adult choirs (Chalice and Chancel Choir) offer a cantata by Joseph Martin, "The Canticle of the Cross."  Scripture, prayer, and poetry weave the music together for a reflective message on Palm Sunday.  We will offer only two services this Sunday as the choir offers the cantata at both the 9:40 and 11:00 services, there will be no 8:15 service.
Desert Wanderings: Exploring Questions of Faith
This week we continue Desert Wanderings, our 6:35 worship series for Lent. Each week, one of our pastors will share a message based on your questions about faith. To submit yours, go here. At the end of worship each Wednesday, one of the questions received will be randomly drawn by a member of the congregation and become the focus for the following week's message.

This week's message will be, "An Inspired Word" by Rev. Steve Price.
Mission Box
From July 20-28 a team of teens and adults from Trinity, Mt. Pleasant, and Bartley Temple United Methodist Churches will be traveling to Guatemala to help build a home in San Pablo La Laguana with ODIM (Organization for the Development of the Indigenous Maya). ODIM, a small Methodist supported mission, serves two villages in rural Guatemala and has many programs, including two small medical clinics. This week's mission box will help cover the teams expenses, as well as support additional ODIM needs.  (Text giving: text amount and "odim" to 352-204-0163) 
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join us for food, fun & fellowship. The menu for April 10 is shepherd's pie, broccoli, dinner rolls, soup, salad, and dessert. Dairy and gluten free options are available. Adult meals are $7, children 6 and up are  $3, 0-5 eat free with a  $25  family cap.  
It takes a lot of hands to make this weekly fellowship successful. If you are able to assist the kitchen in any way please contact Chris Riggs.   
sederSeder Meal
Join us April 18 at 5:30pm in the Worship Center for The Last Supper: A Journey Through Passover, as we explore the ways in which Jesus fulfilled and expanded our understanding of this ancient meal of remembrance that illuminates God's eternal plan for our freedom from slavery to sin and death through the sacrifice of the Pascal Lamb, Jesus Christ.

Tickets for dinner: $10  adults / $ 5  children 5 - 9. (Ages 0-4 eat free with a reservation). Menu: spinach salad, matzo, herb roast chicken, golden potatoes, honey carrots, and dessert. To order and pay online with credit/debit, click here. If you would prefer to pay by cash or check,  contact   Alice Wallis  (352-416-3016).
Easter Lily Dedications
Our Worship Center will be beautifully decorated with Easter Lilies again this year, and we hope that you will take an opportunity to dedicate one in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend. Please fill out the form on our website or contact   Alice (352-416-3016) to make your dedication! Orders are due by April 14. 
Are you looking for opportunities to serve? 
Join us for our Spring Festival on April 14 from 4-7pm. We have several fun opportunities available, click here for more information.

Easter is a time where we have many new guests and we want to help them feel welcomed.  If you have the gift of hospitality, and would like to help greet on Easter, please contact Kim Lewerenz (416-3074). There are 3 ways to help:
  1. Greeting and directing cars as they drive onto the campus
  2. Greeting, answering questions and directing folks outside near the entrances of the Worship Center and Education Building
  3. Greeting and intentionally connecting with folks right where you sit in worship by becoming a section leader
Join us during Holy Week!
Palm Sunday (April 14)
Worship: We will be offering the Canticle of the Cross Cantata at 9:40 and 11am, there will not be a service at 8:15. Find more here.

Spring Festival: Invite a neighbor and your friends and join us from  4-7pm for Trinity's Spring Festival!  Participate in games, a fun run, family relays, and enjoy food trucks.  Special events and prizes will be happening on the hour. Come for a fun afternoon at Trinity!
Wednesday (April 17)
Our 6:35pm Worship Service will be held on the lawn in front of the Worship Center.  
Thursday (April 18) 
We will be offering a Seder meal at 5:30pm in the Worship Center. Reservations are required, find out more here.
Good Friday Worship (April 19)
12pm in the Chapel: Scripture says beginning at noon darkness came over the whole land as Christ was crucified.  We will gather at noon to remember God's purpose of loving and redeeming the world through the cross of Christ in the beauty and simplicity of the Trinity Chapel.
7pm in the Memorial Garden: Tenebrae comes from the Latin word meaning "darkening."  As the sun begins to set on Good Friday, we'll gather in the Trinity Memorial Garden to worship using the ancient service of Tenebrae, the gradual diminishing of light through the extinguishing of candles.  This symbolizes the events of the week from Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem through Jesus' burial.  We will leave in silence as we ponder the impact of Christ's death and await the coming Resurrection.
Easter Sunday (April 21)
Easter Sunrise in the Memorial Garden (7am): If you're an early riser, then meet us in the Garden as the sun rises. Youth Director, Rebekah Saveland will be preaching, and the Trinity youth will be leading worship and music. This will also be a beautiful opportunity to celebrate baptisms on this resurrection Sunday. Please contact the pastors if you or your child would like to make a profession of faith in Christ and/or be baptized.
8:15, 9:40, or 11am in the Worship Center: As we celebrate the resurrection, these three services will be held in the Worship Center with music offered by Chalice Adult Choir, Sonlight Youth Choir, and the Chancel Choir respectively. Rev. Catherine Fluck Price will be preaching. If you have children, join us for a special Easter morning in Sunday School at 9:40 and/or 11:00 where you'll hear the good news that Jesus has risen! In lieu of an Easter Egg hunt, every child will receive a goody bag filled with Easter treats and we'll have child care during all three services.
On Mission Together Weekend
Help us be On Mission Together! On May 18 - 19, join us for a weekend of serving others, fellowship, and worship. There are a variety of mission opportunities to choose from, big and small and something for all ages, sign up now

Adult Ministries
Women Growing in Faith (Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Room E232) will begin a new study on April 23 called The Quest: An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God.  Class materials are $17.  

In 2013 an inspired Girl Scout troop named their Days for Girls project "Mission Possible: Keep Girls in School. Period."  Come and meet their leader, Radha Selvester, who has since led the Days for Girls Alachua chapter at the UMW meeting on April 23. Days for Girls gives a variety of opportunities for service. You can learn more on the chapter's Facebook page or their website. Come and catch the enthusiasm that is spreading through our college town and surrounding areas!  
Caring & Support
You are invited to join us this Palm Sunday in the Chapel at 9:40am for the monthly healing service. There will be a healing testimony and Rev. David Leonard will serve Communion after a time of corporate and individual healing prayers. This Praise and Worship Service is sponsored by the Order Of St. Luke.

The Healing Touch Cancer Support Group will meet on April 18 at 5:30pm in the O. Dean Martin Prayer Room. Ken Cook will be talking to us about the benefits of Reflexology. All are welcome. If we can help, call Marcey at 331-2960 or Margie at 386-462-9592.
Save the date (and your money!) for the 5th annual Family Promise Bed Race on May 4! It will be held right here at Trinity from 9am to 12pm in front of the Worship Center. All money raised will help children and their families who are homeless. Come out and support Trinity's team(s) and have a great time. For more information, contact   Francis & Rosemary Davis.

We are doing a drive for Gainesville CARES, an organization that supports the Gainesville Area AIDS Project. Between now and April 19, we are collecting toilet paper, bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, household cleaner, shaving cream, tooth paste, deodorant, and feminine products. Please place them in the blue bins in either the Education Building or the Worship Center.
Children & Family Ministries  
Vacation Bible School registration is now open!  From June 3-7 (9am-12pm) join us for To Mars and Beyond, where we will encounter the limitless power and love of God! VBS is for children going into Kindergarten through 6th grade. Is your child younger than PreK? Volunteer and your child can participate! Volunteers and their children can register here
Youth Ministries
Wednesday Small Groups:
  • Youth Small Group: All students are invited to join our small group in the Youth Building on April 17 and May 1 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Student Leadership Team Meetings on April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22 from 6:30-7:30pm
Youth Summer Mission TripsThis summer we have mission trip opportunities for both  middle schoolers  &  high schoolers . Please fill out the corresponding form's information and to indicate your student's interest in these trips.
Come See Me!: The Youth Staff wants to come see your sports & academic matches, concerts, and recitals! So, let us know when everything is happening by filling out this  Come See Me! Form.
Warren Willis Summer Camp: This year Trinity will be going to camp July 1-6 at Warren Willis United Methodist Camp. (You can go any week of the summer that you like, but we will be driving a van full of campers July 1-6). Middle & high schoolers can register here. If you have any questions please contact Rebekah
Dressing Pastor Steve for Easter
While in Rwanda last month, Pastor Steve had this shirt custom-made by one of several ZOE graduates who now own and operate a tailor shop. Now you get to decide if we will all see him wearing it for worship on Easter Sunday. You can vote FOR the shirt with your contribution to the "YES, he wears it!" fund or AGAINST the shirt with your contribution to the "NO, he doesn't!" fund. All contributions to both funds will go toward supporting our ZOE kids. The fund with the most contributions wins.

You can "vote" on Sunday morning,  online here , or text the amount and either "yes" or "no" to 352-204-0163.
Christian love and sympathy is extended
to Pamela Olcott and family on the passing of her son, Prana 'Alex' Ashodian on March 17 ;

and to Marjorie Opdyke and family on the passing of her husband, Dr. Neil Opdyke on April 7. 
Altar Flowers
This week's Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God.
If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Alice (416-3016). If you need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact Amy (416-3005) Monday - Thursday. If you would like to have your milestone birthday or birth of a new child announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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