Weekly Update March 8, 2023
Membership Survey Now Live

Please respond by March 15, 2023.

As announced at our last congregational meeting, please use the link below to complete a special membership survey. This important survey seeks to resource members and friends and others for current addresses, emails, phone as well as sacramental records and other important demographic information. This survey will lead to an internal congregational directory for those who wish to share their information with other members.

This survey should be filled out for each member of your family. For example, a couple will each need to fill out the form and a family of 4 will fill it out for each adult and child as well.

Although we prefer digital response to the survey, for those without digital capabilities, we will offer paper copies for those who prefer to respond that way.

Results of
Special Congregation Meeting
of March 5

A Special word of thanks to those who attended in person and via zoom to vote on the resolution to replace the sanctuary roof and to install Solatubes to enhance sanctuary lighting. The motion passed unanimously and after some more exploration, contracts will be signed and worked is scheduled to begin.

The approved resolution is available in the link below.

Should you have any questions please speak with Wolf Heim or another member of the roofing team.

Time Changes
This coming Sunday!
March 12, 2023
Three Lenten Sundays
Sundays in Lent will feature music of the season to prepare us for the coming joy of Easter.

On Three Sundays in Lent, March 12, March 19 and March 26 a hour-long study of John's stories will take place in the conference room outside of the pastor's office following worship at 11:30-12:30. A simple Lenten meal of soup and bread will be provided.

March 12- The Story of the Woman at the Well

March 19- The Story of the Man Born Blind

March 26- The Story of the Raising of Lazarus

These three gospel stories are known as the "Cathechumenal Gospels" and have been used throughout the centuries as texts for those preparing for baptism at Easter. We will study them from a devotional, literary and historical-critical lens which will include insights from feminist, marxist and queer literary criticism.

Midday Lenten Fellowship and Luncheon
Four Lenten Wednesdays from
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All are welcome to Join Pr. Douglas for a time of prayer, fellowship and a simple meal of a light soup and bread on Wednesdays in Lent. We will focus on one of the psalms and have plenty of time for conversation. If you wish to provide a soup or bread for these lunches please contact Alma at admin@besidethesea.org or at the church phone number.

March 15
March 22
March 29

Holy Week in Art
Sunday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.

++A special art lecture by Mary Lenihan++

Come to Trinity on March 26 at 6:30 for dessert and a presentation by art historian Mary Lenihan. We will look at how artists over the centuries have depicted the dramatic events of Holy Week. Included will be painting and sculpture from the Middle Ages to contemporary times, featuring such famous artists as Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and many more. Dessert and beverages provided. Mary retired not long ago as program director at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Rembrandt, The Raising of Lazarus, 1632, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Preschool Construction Now Underway

No Further Access to Preschool Buildings without prior permission from the Parish Office until further notice. This includes the former parish kitchen and any play areas inside of the preschool fencing.

Please do not enter that portion of the property or remove any item without express permission from the parish office who will contact Piper Preschool as needed.

Thank you for your understanding and patience in this exciting time of building and new life!

Upcoming Worship and Events

March 12: Sunday Lenten Study- 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

March 15: Wednesday Lenten Lunch - 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

March 19: Sunday Lenten Study- 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

March 22: Wednesday Lenten Lunch - 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

March 25: Memorial for Moses Dennis - 11 a.m.

March 26: Sunday Lenten Study- 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
March 26: The Holy Week in Art Presentation - 6:30 p.m.

March 29: Wednesday Lenten Lunch - 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

April 2: Palm Sunday- 10 a.m.
April 6: Maundy Thursday- 7 p.m.
April 7: Good Friday- 7 p.m.

April 8:
Holy Saturday Spruce Up
9-11- Choir Rehearsal
9-11- Outdoor Spruce Up
11- Altar Guild Polish and Cleaning
11- Help with Flowering of the Church

April 9: Easter Sunday
Eucharist for Easter- 10 a.m.
Easter Brunch - 11:30 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt- 11:30 a.m.

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!

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:
Heather Kjolsing, sister of Katie Conlon, for comfort in her final weeks of pregnancy
Marcia Aaron for continuing healing and comfort
Linda S. and Ted M. for comfort and healing
For the health and comfort of Bill Skones.
For *Gerre Jaffe for health and healing

For those who have died and those who mourn:
In Remembrance of Bob D'Evelyn, grandfather of Katie Conlon who died this week and prayers for those who mourn including his wife, Barbara and his children Mark, Lisa, and Linda and for the Katie, Josh, Naomi, Max, and Logan.

For our newly confirmed members: Levi, Kenia and Max.
For our Director of Music and Liturgy, Jim, and the Trinity Choir.
For Altar Guild members who set up and prepare for Worship each week.
For our Preschool Partner "Piper Preschool at Trinity" as they begin renovations.
The Intentions of this Community:
  • -For addiction and recovery support groups that meet at Trinity.
  • -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 victims of gun violence in our nation.
  • -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.