Weekly Update - April 20, 2022

Holy Week and Easter in Pictures



April 24 at 11 a.m. Forum on Preschool Affiliate
Please plan on attending this forum to discuss with council and task force members an update on a formal letter of intent signed with a Preschool Affiliate. If you cannot make this forum, please be in touch with Julie Castongia, Pr. Barclay of another member of council.

May 1 at 11 a.m. Special Congregational Meeting

Agenda: Vote on council motion to enter into legal agreement with a preschool affiliate.
In Memoriam
The congregation offers prayers of condolence at the passing of longtime member

Roberta "Robbie" Gerds

Given by God- March 14, 1932
Given to God- April 17, 2022

Robbie was spouse to Don Gerds and mother to Kathy Gerds Wright (Jon) and Eric Gerds (Liz) and grandmother to Mark and Kaitlin Wright.

A memorial service at Trinity is forthcoming and will be scheduled for a time in May.

Condolences to:
The Family of Roberta Gerds
1200 Chestnut Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

2022 Trinity Scholarship Application Live!

Application Deadline: May 4, 2022
Who is eligible? Any Member of Trinity Lutheran who is a candidate for a degree at an accredited educational institution.

What is the process? Simply fill out the application (link below) and submit it with the short essay response. Applications should be submitted by email with all attachments and sent to the church office by May 4, 2022.
What scholarships are available this year?
·     Jaffe Family Scholarship- $1500 (preference given to those studying religion, teaching, health or humanities)
·     Brostrom Scholarship- up to $1500 (preference given to those entering college and those preparing for ministry)
·     Keenagers Scholarship- $500
Saturday Spruce Ups @ Trinity

Join us Saturday mornings as we tidy up our campus!

When: Every Saturday morning, 9:00 - 10:30 am (except for rain).
Where: Meet in the parking lot.
What: Light clean up & maintenance (sweeping, weeding, cutting, pruning, minor gardening & fixes).
Brooms & tools on hand.

Very informal - come when you can; stay as long (or as short) as you like!

Wednesday Night Yoga with Jenni Green

Join our virtual Beginner/Intermediate Hatha Class Wednesdays at 7pm-8pm. Be intentional in linking movement with breath. Find increased flexibility, strengthen the body and the spirit. Learn to control the breath. $7 per class. Classes are open to ages 14 and up. Please contact Jenni for more information.

Giving to Trinity
Thank you for your regular financial gifts to support our ministry, please click the button below to make a one-time donation via Trinity's secure giving platform.
We're praying for...
Prayer requests may be made to the parish office by emailing or calling.
The names will be held in prayer for one month
unless otherwise requested. (*Member of Trinity) (Request by Member of Trinity) (New Intention)

Those who are sick or in any need:
Barry Goldstein, cousin of *Abbe Skones, for healing from pancreatic cancer
Ellie, Barry's wife, for serenity and strength

Those who grieve:
~At the death of *Roberta "Robbie" Gerds on April 17, prayers for her husband, *Don Gerds, her daughter *Kathy Gerds-Wright (Jon) and son *Eric Gerds (Liz), her grandchildren *Mark and *Kaitlin.

For the choir, altar guild and musicians and staff who provided such
beautiful worship for Holy Week and Easter.

The Intentions of this Community:
  • -For addiction and recovery support groups that meet at Trinity.
  • -For our Confirmands: Maya, Kenia and Levi
  • -For the space utilization team as they work to find a good partner for our preschool buildings.
  • -For the people of Ukraine and for an end to war. For refugees and those displaced from home and family.
  • -For the pastors, deacons and churches of the South Bay Conference.
  • -For those fed by our sandwich ministry.
  • -For Project: Needs
  • -For the congregations of New City Parish.
  • -For an end to systematic racism, war, and oppression.
  • -For all congregations who are Reconciling in Christ and embrace the full welcome of LGBTQ+ people.
  • -For our Bishop, Brenda, our Pastor, Douglas, and all leaders of the church.