Online Worship - Sunday, March 28, 2021
Palm/Passion Sunday
Sermon: “The Final Week in Jerusalem
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Should aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you, triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey.
~ Zechariah 9:9
We gather this Sunday as we begin Holy Week, the final week of Jesus’ life. Jesus’ final week began with shouts of Hosanna! welcoming him into Jerusalem, and ended with shouts to Crucify Him! as Jesus breathed his last on the cross. This week we see how Jesus truly is: the long awaited King who always walked as a servant. 

We will gather at 11 AM for online worship through Trinity’s Facebook Page and on our website.

Please register your attendance here! You can also list prayer requests as well. To be added to the Prayer Chain click here. Don’t forget to join us on ZOOM for a special time of fellowship. Click here to join!

See below for the Order of Worship.
 
Sunday Worship
March 28, 2021 - 11 AM
“The Final Week in Jerusalem”
The Order of Service
Welcome to Trinity online.
As we prepare for a time of worship, we invite you to find an intentional space in your home for worship. We encourage you to light a candle or place something that
reminds you of Trinity or your connection with God nearby. Children are invited
to take out their worship boxes to prepare for worship.

Prelude: Symphonia on Hyfrydol ~ arr. Kevin McChesney
Trevor Lee, Handbells

Welcome and Announcements
As we light our candles in the sanctuary, I invite you to join us in lighting your own candle at home. As we place the cross in the holder, we invite you to place something that reminds you of Trinity or your connection with God in front of you.
Call to Worship

Hosanna to the Son of David, the King of Israel!
Hosanna in the highest!
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!
Your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious,
humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Hosanna in the highest!
In your majesty ride on victoriously for the cause of truth and for the sake of justice.
Your throne is the throne of God and endures forever and ever.
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest!
Hymn: All Glory, Laud, and Honor - Hymnal no. 280
The United Methodist Hymnal ©1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. All rights reserved.
Proclamation of Jesus’ Entrance into Jerusalem: Mark 11:1-11
11 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4 They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, 5 some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?”
6 They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. 7 Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. 8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. 9 Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,

          “Hosanna!
          Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
     10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
          Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

11 Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Passing of the Peace
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Childrens Time: Hannah Day Donoghue
We invite the children who are worshiping at home to pay extra special attention. Each week Hannah Day Donoghue will send out Children’s Worship Bulletin and Coloring Page for the children to do at home during this time.
Duet: Shout Hosanna! ~ Russell E. Nagy
Carol Bowers, soprano; Paul Taylor, baritone
Shout! Shout! daughter of Jerusalem: see, your King comes to you riding in majesty. Sing out, O daughter of Zion: see, your King comes to you riding in splendor. Your King comes to you righteous and having salvation. Sing out, O people of Israel, see your King: Hail the Messiah, Jesus Christ, Wonderful Counselor, Light of the world. Hosanna: King of Kings. Hosanna: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Shout! Shout! daughter of Jerusalem . . . .
Sermon: The Final Week in Jerusalem
Proclamation of the Passion Story: Based on Mark 15:1-39
Solo: Ah, Holy Jesus ~ arr. Brian Tervo
Trevor Lee, Handbells
Invitation to the Offering
We invite you to consider giving on-line or giving by text! To give on-line, click here. To give by text, text GIVE to 703-783-3034. For further information about online giving, visit here.
Offertory Prayer

All good gifts come from you, dear Lord,
     and from these riches we bring this offering.
Help us to use it for the furtherance of your purpose in this place,
     and for the benefit of those in need. Amen.
Hymn: O Love Divine - Hymnal no. 287
The United Methodist Hymnal ©1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. All rights reserved.
Dismissal with Blessing
During this time, children are invited to take one of the stickers and place it on your clothing to remember that you are sent into the world remembering the love of God and Jesus Christ.
Duet: Lamb of God ~ arr. F. Melius Christiansen
Lamb of God most holy, who on the cross didst suffer; Patient still and lowly, Thyself to scorn didst offer. Our sins by thee were taken, or hope had us forsaken: have mercy on us, O Jesu.
Sunday at Trinity Church
The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God.

The rosebud on the altar is given to the glory of God and in celebration of the birth of Alexander Robert Wangelin on March 24, 2021. We share our congratulations to parents Lisa and Dan Wangelin, and big sister Leah. Messages of welcome can be sent to Lisa and Dan Wangelin at 2251 Eisenhower Ave, Apt 1916, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Worship Online this Sunday: While we aren’t meeting in person, we will be worshiping online via livestream on Trinity’s Facebook page and through our website. Each Saturday evening, we will send out an email with links to the worship sites and the bulletin for worship that Sunday. This Sunday, we will invite you to be intentional about finding a space in your home to worship and to be truly present in a time of worship. For additional questions about how to worship online, please contact the Church Office

Fellowship Time via ZOOM on Sunday after Church: After worship this morning, we invite you to a time of fellowship via Zoom led by our Program Director Hannah Day Donoghue! This will be a time for us to connect after worship, check-in, and to have a time of conversation about worship. Click here to join. For questions, contact our Program Director, Hannah Day Donoghue.

Youth Group: We will be IN PERSON this Sunday at Trinity UMC from 5:30-7 PM. We will be outside the whole time so dress for the weather. Please wear a mask that fits comfortably and properly over your nose and mouth. Email Hannah Day Donoghue with any questions or concerns.
Music Notes
Our guest musician Trevor Lee started ringing in 1980 at his childhood church in West Fargo, North Dakota, and started solo ringing in 1986. Since 2001, he was a member of the Olivet Lutheran Church (Fargo, ND) bell choir and rang with the community group BELLissimo (Fargo, ND). In addition to ringing, Trevor has been a member of the Area 7 Handbell Musicians of America board (Registrar) since 2005. In 2018, Trevor and his wife, Sandi, moved to Virginia from Moorhead, MN. Trevor has been a member of Virginia Bronze in Northern Virginia. When he is not ringing, Trevor spends his time as Director of Client Services at a software company in Centreville, VA. Trevor and Sandi enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time at the lake.

Todays Handbell Prelude is an arrangement by Kevin McChesney of the familiar hymntune Hyfrydol, used for several texts including Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; Love Divine, All Loves Excelling as well as Come,Thou Long Expected Jesus. Set for 12 bells on the table and 10 bells on the Bell Tree, the soloist uses ringing techniques such as four-in-hand as well as mallets to strike the hanging bells. Note the careful positioning of each bell on the table after ringing to ensure finding the correct bell again!

Todays Duet: American composer Russell Nagys Shout Hosanna! is an exciting, celebratory Palm Sunday anthem. In the first section (based on Zech 9:9), the people of Israel are urged to shout and sing as their King, the Messiah, comes riding in majesty and splendor. The music makes use of the Lydian mode and hemiola, and it features a vibrant accompaniment. The second section is marked by contrasting, more lyric, music (based on John 12:13) and the message, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. In the final section, the music and texts of the first two sections are combined to bring the anthem to a brilliant close. Originally written for choir, the work is performed today as a vocal duet with organ. Copyright © 1988 by Beckenhorst Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-713613. All rights reserved.

Todays Handbell Solo: Ah, Holy Jesus, arranged by Brian Tervo uses dissonance in the accompaniment to convey the anguish and passion of the hymn's text. The arrangement in g minor ends on a unison D, the dominant, perhaps to remind us that the story is not finished.

Todays Duet: Lamb of God is an arrangement of text by Nicolaus Decius 1531, translated by Arthur Russell, set to a German chorale tune O Lamm Gottes unschuldig 1540. Frederik Melius Christiansen (1871-1955) emigrated to the United States at the age of 17 from Norway. Though his first love was the violin, he received international fame as founding director of the St. Olaf Choir of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, USA from 1912 to 1944. He composed and arranged over 250 musical selections. The Christiansen choral tradition is a recognized feature of American choral music. Arrangement © 1933 renewed 1961. Augsburg Publishing House. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-713613. All rights reserved.
Trinity Community News & Prayers
Join the Trinity Prayer Chain: During times of trial and uncertainty, we pray to grow in our faith and encourage one another. To respond to our growing prayer needs, we will be starting an email prayer chain to share our prayer concerns with one another. We will share joys as well as concerns and needs. If you are interested in being part of this prayer chain or have a prayer request, please email us here.

In the Footsteps of Jesus, Lenten Sermon Series (February 21 - April 4, 2021): What does it mean to walk in the footsteps of Jesus? During the season of Lent, we will walk in the physical footsteps of Jesus Christ, tracing his ministry journey from the Jordan River where he was baptized to Jerusalem, where he spent his final days. As we walk in the footsteps of Jesus, we see how Jesus lived, how he treated others, what he taught, and the everyday choices he made. What does Jesus’ journey teach us about how we are to live this Lenten season? Join us as we consider what it means to live in the footsteps of Jesus.

Lenten Devotionals: The Christian Formation team has put together Lenten devotionals to guide us in our journey in the footsteps of Jesus. If you didnt pick up a Lenten Kit, we post the Lenten devotionals each Monday on our website.

Holy Week Stations of the Cross: For this years Holy Week, we invite you to come spend some sacred, set apart time praying and reflecting at Trinity. The Holy Week Stations will begin outdoors. There will be a circular path around the Church that is home to each station. We encourage you to spend the time sitting with the story and praying at each station. The final station will finish in the Sanctuary. We welcome you to spend time sitting in prayer during your time slot. Due to safety reasons, you must sign up for a slot to be part of this Holy week experience. Click here to sign up.

2021 Lenten Mission Offering: You can help Trinity Church reach its Lenten Mission giving goal of $5,000 with $1,000 designated for Community Lodgings, $1,000 for ALIVE!, $1,000 for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Disaster Relief Fund, $1,000 for Rising Hope, and $1,000 for Casa Chirilagua. Please click here to give online to Lenten Mission Offering (969) or send a check via the mail notating Lenten Mission Offering on the memo line. We are accepting donations through the end of May. For more information contact our Missions Chair, Mary Gillman.
Celebrate Holy Week and Easter at Trinity!
All worship services information is available Trinity’s website.
Register for the Sunrise Easter Worship in the Courtyard: On Easter morning, we will gather at 8:30 AM for a Sunrise Easter Worship in our Courtyard. This will be an outdoor, in person gathering. Social distancing and masking will be required. Sign up here! 
Trinity Church’s Weekly News
Hybrid Worship at Trinity Survey: As Trinity plans for a Hybrid Worship Model (that will allow both an in person worship service and a live streamed virtual worship service simultaneously), we are asking our congregation to participate in the following Worship Survey. The survey asks questions about your experiences with worship, both over the last year and looking forward. We hope that the survey will inform both our timeline and evolving needs of worship. For additional questions or concerns, please contact the Church Office

Youth Theology Institute: Is there a high schooler in your life who is ready to learn about how their faith in Jesus Christ calls them to live and be in the world in a way that seeks justice, all while earning college credit that they can carry with them wherever they go after high school? Encourage them to apply for the Shenandoah University Youth Theology Institute (SUYTI). SUYTI is a two-week, credit-bearing program for any young person who is currently in high school (that is, any student who will be a rising sophomore through recent high school graduate this summer). The 2021 Institute will run from July 18-31, 2021 on Shenandoah University’s main campus in Winchester. Students will have all that SUYTI has to offer (room and board, program expenses, and three college credits) at a cost of only $200 per student. However, 2021 will be the final session, so now is the perfect time to apply! To nominate a student or to apply, click here. For more information, contact Ian Urriola, Director of the SUYTI.

Sign Up For Trinitys Semi-Annual Community Blood Drive: Trinity’s Semi-Annual Blood Drive will be held Saturday, April 10th, from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The blood drive will be held again in Inova’s Bloodmobile and Inova Blood Donor Services continues to have an immediate need for most blood types. Inova is taking special precautions associated with COVID-19, which you can read about here
Additionally:
  1. Registration will be held in the Trinity parking lot under an open-air canopy or tent to facilitate social distancing and fresh air circulation. Please dress in layers based on the weather, so that you are comfortable both outside and inside the bloodmobile.  
  2. All donors must wear a mask in the outdoor registration area and in the bloodmobile.  
  3. No restroom facilities will be available for donors, so please plan accordingly.

Most healthy people can be blood donors and must be at least 16 years old, with signed parental consent form, or 17 years old and up with no consent form (no upper age limit), feeling well the day of donation (no symptoms of illness, including colds), 110 pounds minimum, and you must bring a photo ID to present to INOVA personnel. Further eligibility information is available here. It must be at least 56 days (8 weeks) since you last donated, so you can’t have donated since February 13th. The donation process takes about 1 hour and plenty of slots are available. The number of donations during each time slot has been reduced to minimize the number of people inside the Bloodmobile at one time.

To make an appointment, click here and use sponsor code 3515 under Search by Sponsor or contact Carol Bowers.  

Volunteers are needed for signing up donors by phone, reminder calls, and registration the day of the drive. To volunteer please click here. For more information contact Carol Bowers.

Volunteers Needed to Help with Food Ministry: Mission is seeking volunteers who are willing to make food deliveries to Rising Hope Mission Church on Tuesday or Thursday mornings. Someone from the Mission Team will determine delivery contents and will help you load your vehicle. Sign up here. For additional questions or concerns contact Mary Gillman.

Centering Prayer meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, via Zoom. Centering Prayer is a 20 minute practice to sit in quiet prayer to make ourselves open to God. A reading is shared by the leader with a short discussion prior to the prayer time. Click here to connect. For more information contact, Alva Smircina.

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Information for Alexandria City Residents who are 65 years and over: If you are 65 and over, or have a condition that places you at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, please complete this registration form by clicking here. For more information contact Alexandria City Health Department.
Giving at Trinity
How to give at Trinity:
There are three ways to give at Trinity!
1. Give online through our online donation portal.
2. Give by text at 703-783-3034. Just send a text that says “Give” and the Amount. 
3. If you prefer to mail in your donation, you can send a check to Trinity Church, 2911 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria, VA 22302.
For further questions about how to give, visit here!

Trinity has switched our financial management system from Vanco to Breeze. If you still give through Vanco, you can access your Legacy Vanco account here. We encourage you to switch to Breeze, our new online management system as soon as you can. Please cancel your Vanco account first and then set up your new giving through Breeze. Thank you for however you give, it is all very much appreciated! For additional questions or concerns, contact the Church Office.
 
Did you know you can support Trinity UMC with a tax-free transfer from your IRA?  If you are age 72 (or 70½ before Jan 1, 2020) and have a Traditional, Rollover, SEP, or SIMPLE IRA, you are required by law to take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) annually.  But did you know that you can use the RMD as a way to make a tax-free transfer to a charity, including Trinity UMC?  The transfer must be directly from your IRA to Trinity, and your broker can help you with this process so that you get the full tax benefit. Please notify Trinity when you authorize a transfer so that we may confirm receipt.  

Another way to provide financial support to Trinity is with a gift of stock.  Please consult with your broker and a tax adviser (prior to selling stocks intended to benefit Trinity) on how to handle to maximize the tax benefits.  But if you do decide to give stock – please contact the church help. We can provide a form for your broker or tax adviser to facilitate the transfer.  

As always, Trinity is very grateful for any gifts. It makes everything we do at Trinity possible.  If all else fails - please contact Rich McKinney. Thank you again for your giving - no matter how you give!
Sunday, March 28th ~ Palm/Passion Sunday
  11:00 AM   Worship at via Facebook Live and Trinity Website
  12:00 PM   Fellowship Time via Zoom
  5:30 PM   Youth Group in the Courtyard

Monday, March 29th
   1:00 PM   Stations of the Cross in the Courtyard

Monday, March 30th
   1:00 PM   Stations of the Cross in the Courtyard

Wednesday, March 31st
   6:00 PM   Centering Prayer via Zoom

Thursday, April 1st
   1:00 PM   Stations of the Cross in the Courtyard
   8:30 PM   Chancel Choir Rehearsal via Zoom

Friday, April 2nd
   7:30 PM   Good Friday Service of Tenebrae via Facebook Live and Trinity Website

Sunday, April 4th ~ Easter Sunday
   8:30 AM   Sunrise Easter Worship Service in the Courtyard
  11:00 AM   Worship at via Facebook Live and Trinity Website
  12:00 PM   Fellowship Time via Zoom