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Celebrate Trinity Sunday


Sunday May 30

9:00 Holy Communion
in the church with masks.

10:30 am Morning Prayer on Zoom
with Children's Message by Pastor Don,
sermon by Pastor Stewart,
music with David Neff and Brandon Shaw McKnight,
Memorial Day Prayers,
and after service conversation about the famous Rublev Trinity Icon



Click here to join or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#.
You can also watch live at home on YouTube.

Here's a copy of the bulletin for Sunday.




 
 


CARES Pantry Needs

Our volunteers report that the pantry needs jelly, canned pasta, macaroni and boxed pasta ( not spaghetti!) toothpaste and toothbrushes.


 

Worship Plans 


Since our congregation is not yet fully vaccinated, we will still ask you to wear your mask on our church campus, especially in worship. We want to remember our youngest members and those who are immuno compromised or receiving other treatment.
 
 
Sunday June 6: In person indoors @ 8:30 am and 10:30am with Confirmation. The 10:30am service will be live-streamed. We hope our new sound system will be installed by then! 
 
Starting June 6, this will be our new worship schedule:
8:30 & 10:30 am
in person worship
with the late service
live-streamed.
  • Masks and social distancing are required on our church campus.
  • Pews will be marked off to insure safe distancing.
  • Registration is not required.
  • We will not pass the Peace as we used to, and communion will be distributed by bread only.
  • If you have thoughts, concerns, questions, or suggestions for our regathering, please contact Church Council Vice President Amanda Eversley or Pastor Stewart.

Carolyn Surrick, our Parish Administrator is on sabbatical, returning to the office on June 10. She sent this reflection from Wyoming where she is spending time with her daughter Julia and many beloved friends.
 

Notes from the other office…

It’s been three weeks since I straightened up my desk, turned off the computer, set the alarm, and walked out the door. For the first week, I was recording a new CD Chicago. At the beginning of the second week, I picked up Julia after her first semester away at college in California, and we headed to Wyoming.
 
The drive was a classic misadventure, but after finally arriving at a hotel in Las Vegas at two in the morning, and then missing our Trader Joe’s stop in Provo, UT, we arrived in the Upper Green River Valley nine days ago. Today, I am writing to you from the airport hotel in Salt Lake City, on our way home.
 
I am taking this sabbatical thing seriously. I thought that with time, space, and some rest, my worries would slide to the side and I would reach a state of clarity. Okay, it’s only been three weeks, but I haven’t stopped worrying about my mom, or what’s going to happen next, or whether I should go to the bedside of my two friends who are struggling with cancer.  I think about the balance between family, writing, music, and work. I wonder about how we can work to create a better world.
 
But yesterday I woke up as the sky started to turn from night blue to morning brilliance as the sun splashed over the mountains. There were hundreds of migrating birds, stopping for breakfast at our neighbor’s house. The antelope are migrating – headed to the high ground from their winter in the plains. I saw a moose and her yearling, loping across the yard. Our friends in Wyoming welcomed us back , with a “Hey, how’re you doin’?”
 
I’m beginning to think that when you have a complicated life, when the worries of taking care of others, or money, or health, or family, are a daily concern, that finding grace isn’t a matter of a day or a week away. I’m beginning to think that it’s about remembering what the bigger world looks like – and banking those memories in a place where we can find them when we most need them. That sometimes, life is so hard that there’s not even enough space for that idea, and maybe that’s the place for prayer.
 
If a prayer can be a message, can it also be a place? Can it be said from the open field, or riverbank, the garden, or the farm that exists in our memory? What if, in our moment of need, we place ourselves in a place of grace before the words come? What if taking a deep breath and remembering, is where the pathway to God’s presence starts?  
 
For me, the last few weeks have been full of small miracles. I am practicing remembering exactly what they looked like, felt like, and how each one healed a place inside of me. I guess that is what a sabbatical is supposed to do, and I am so grateful.


Yoga and Meditation Groups

Don't forget about our Monday Chair Yoga gathering and Thursday night Meditation Group. Both gather on Zoom with Linda Mcgill as the leader. You can find times and links at the bottom of this email. Linda offers the recordings of the Monday May24 Chair Yoga Class here and a special Forgiveness Mediation here.

 

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Zoom Links

Here are all the Zoom links for our online activities.
These links will remain the same each week.

Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am. Followed by Coffee Hour
Click here to join or call in +13017158592, 81549645294#.
You can also watch the live on YouTube.

Monday Chair Yoga @ 10:00 am
Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 4102369650#
Leader: Linda Mcgill, 410-235-3612 or 410-236-9650 or email.

Wednesday Night Live @ 7:30 pm
Compline Evening Prayers and Conversation
Click this link or call 1-301-715-8592 then enter 82573335080#.

Thursday Morning Bible Study @ 11:00 am
Click here to join  or call 1-929-205-6099 then enter 88586024640#

Thursday Evening Meditation Group @ 7:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting.   Meeting ID: 410 236 9650.  Passcode: yoga
One tap mobile +13017158592,,4102369650# 
Leader: Linda Mcgill, 410-235-3612 or 410-236-9650 or email.

Our mailing address is:
419 Cedarcroft Road   I    Baltimore, Maryland   21212    I  410-433-4811
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