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Celtic Service Set for May 3
Musicians and singers, we’d love to have you join us in another Celtic service.
Congregation and friends, mark you calendars as well. Weather permitting, it will
once again be outdoors. These have been very much appreciated and enjoyed in the
past. If you would like to participate as a musician or singer, please contact David
or Paula Wentz. Rehearsals will begin in March.
(please check the church calendar on our website for any changes and/or updates). www.TrinityAnnapolis.org).
A New Year’s Ebenezer
Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between
the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it
Ebenezer (which means "the stone of help"), for he
said, "Thus far the LORD has helped us!" 1 Samuel
7:12
As we begin a new year, most of us tend to look
foward. We make resolutions about how we will be
better or do things better in the coming year. We make
plans about things we hope to see or accomplish.
Looking forward is a good thing. But sometimes it’s
important to look back as well. Seeing how far we
have come, and the things God has brought us
through, can give us hope for the future and build our
faith that God will care for us and use us. The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to look back as
well as forward.
The Bible tells how the people of Israel were being
threatened by the Philistine army. The prophet Samuel led the people in turning to God in prayer, and God
miraculously saved them. Samuel set up a big rock as
a monument of God’s faithfulness. He called it “the
stone of help,” to remind the people, “Thus far the
Lord has helped us.” The idea was that when danger
threatened in the future, the stone would help the people of Israel remember that God had delivered them
before, and he could do it again.
Most of us have Ebenezers in our lives, if we look for them.
They probably aren’t literal stones, but they are things that
will remind us of God’s faithfulness, if we let them. They
may well be old photographs. For Paula and me, pictures
from seminary days remind us how God miraculously provided the perfect house, and the time friends brought us a
bag of groceries just when we really needed them. Or your
Ebenezers may just be memories. The trick is to take time
to go back and remember them.
At a bend in the driveway of our retirement home in Missouri, Paula and I have placed a big rock where we can see
it as we drive in and out. Painted on the stone are the
words, “Thus far . . .” God has brought us through sixty
years of life and thirty-four years of ministry, and in the
words of the old song, “He didn’t bring us this far to leave
us.” When we begin to be threatened by pre-retirement jitters, we remind ourselves of that, and the jitters are replaced by faith and peace.
God has brought you this far. Take some time to thank him,
and raise your own Ebenezer, in whatever way works best
for you.
Blessings,
Pastor David
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H OW C AN W E A SSIST Y OU ?
Prayer Chain...There is always someone who will pray for you. If you would like to place
someone on the prayer chain, please call the church office (410-268-1620) or Cindy Sawyer (410757-0378) or [email protected]
The Trinity Lamplighter is
published monthly by
Everyone is welcome to join in prayer every Tuesday morning. Prayer for the Troops in the
Chapel at 8:00 am and Prayer Time for Trinity in the Sanctuary at 9:30 am. Thank you to all who
keep Trinity and the needs of the church and its people in prayer!
TrinityUnited
MethodistChurch
U PCOMING E VENTS
1300WestStreet
Annapolis,MD21401
ChurchOfϐicePhone
410.268.1620
Email
[email protected]
Website
www.TrinityAnnapolis.org
Thursday Night Dinners
Auditorium, 6pm
Come for great food and fellowship
Dinners resume on Thursday, January 8th
Chancel Choir rehearsals will resume Wednesday, January 7th, at 7:30 pm.
Children’s Discipleship Ministries
ChurchStaff
Rev. David N. Wentz
Pastor
Sheila Dunn
Minister of Visitation
Donna Delp
Secretary
Committee Meeting
Monday, January 5th, 7:00 pm, Room 209
From the Worship Committee, Please Mark your calendars for Friday, January
9th, at 6:30 pm when we will “undecorate the church.”
Monday Morning Bible Study will resume on Monday, January 5th, 9:30 am,
Room 209.
January 10th, United Methodist Men’s Breakfast, 8am, Auditorium
January 18th, 3rd Sunday Dinner, 5:30 pm, Auditorium
January 29th, Good News Prison Ministry Prayer Breakfast, 8am, Auditorium
January 31st—Trip to Medieval Times—canceled due to lack of interest.
Jane Daugherty
Director of Music
Maria Lee
Organist
Wanda Lee
Custodian
The lovely Christmas
Altar
at Trinity
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TrinitySnowClosingPolicy
Incaseofsnowordangerousroadconditions,thefollowingwillapplytoall
churchmeetingsandactivities,unlessotherwisenotiϐied:
Sundaymorningchurchserviceswillnotbecanceled—PastorWentzϐigures
hecanalwaysϐindawaytomakeitacrosstheparkinglot.However,nobody,
includingstaff,liturgists,singers,ushers,SundaySchoolteachers,etc.,should
cometochurchifyoudonotfeelsafeontheroads.We’llϐindawaytocarry
onwithoutyou.
Duringtheweek,wewillfollowtheAnneArundelCountySchools’schedule.
Ifschooliscanceled,allchurchactivitiesforthedaywillbecanceled.Ifschoolisdelayedopening,
churchmorningactivitieswillbecanceledbutafternoonandeveningactivitieswillbeheld.Ifschool
isclosedearly,churcheveningactivitieswillbecanceled.
Onweekendsandschoolholidays,formajoractivitieswewilltrytohaveannouncementonthe
churchansweringmachine,websiteand/orthelocalradio.
United Methodist Men
Men in Ministry: Upcoming Events in 2015
January 30-31, 2015: Building Men to Lead Like Jesus Leadership TrainingThe Annapolis District UMM's 3rd Annual UMMen's Retreat is scheduled for Friday, January 30, at 4:30
p.m. – Saturday, January 31, at 9:00 p.m. at West River UMC Retreat Center, 5100 Chalk Point Road,
West River, MD. The retreat features Greg Arnold, founder and publisher of the fastest growing men’s
faith magazine in the world – LIVEBOLD and a deployed staff of the General Commission of United Methodist Men. Rev. Dr. Evan Young, District Superintendent, will also be a special guest presenter.
Learn from the experts in the field how to start men’s ministry in your church, ignite your men’s ministry to
bring young adults back to the church, and discover new ways to keep the flame of your men’s ministry
alive for the next generation. Register/RSVP at www.bwcumm.org or call 443-302-9866 by December 30,
2014. Cost $150.00/person includes lodging, 5 meals and all resource materials.
March 14, 2015: UMMen Baltimore-Washington Conference
Annual Prayer Breakfast The UM Men of Community UMC, 1690 Riedel Road, Crofton, MD, will host the BWC UMM Annual Prayer
Breakfast on Saturday, March 14, from 8 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The event will focus on the "Power of Prayer,
Men Speaking to God." Pastor Mark Batterson, author of the several books, including The Circle Maker
and The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible, has been invited to be our guest
speaker.
If you are interested in either one of these events, please contact Tom Myers (410-349-3637).
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TRINITY CHURCH OFFICERS & ELECTED COMMITTEES 2015
Council Chair: Lynn Hudson
Lay Leader/Member to Annual Conference: Darlene Robbins
Member of Conference: Pat Wagner
Administrative wing of Church Council
Secretary: Sylvia Spencer
Finance Chair: Kitty Cawood
Financial Secretary: Jack Spencer
Treasurer: Nancy Busch
Trustees: (chair is elected at first meeting of the year)
2015: Jim Day, John Henry, Ralph Hudson
2016: Bill Finagin, Jerry Kulasik, Pat Wagner
2017: Steve Busch, Clair Hayward, Kathy Roop
Consultant: Joe Wise
Nominations and Leadership Development Committee (chaired by
the Pastor)
SPRC Chair: Bill Finagin
2015: Doris DeLucia, Dottie Goodman, Mike Korba
Trustees Chair: To Be Elected by Trustees January 2015
2016: Gloria Finagin, Diane Gilligan, Jack Spencer
Ministries wing of Church Council
Secretary: Sylvia Spencer
2017: Ron Burdge, Bob Gilbert, George Lewis
SPRC (Staff – Parish Relations Committee):
Music Director: Jane Daughtery
2015: Susan Sienkiewich, Jim Johnson, Bill Finagin (chair)
Minister of Visitation: Sheila Dunn
2016: Doug Fowler, Kurt Shovestul, TBD
Youth Ministries: Inactive Position
2017: Cynthia Belt, Dottie Goodman, Art Lewis
Adult Discipleship Ministries: Tracy Alexander
Finance Committee: (all named elsewhere except for At-Large Member)
Long Range Planning Committee: David Belt
Children’s Discipleship Ministries: Sylvia Spencer
Nursery Coordinator: Brook Fowler
Church School Superintendent: Inactive Position
Communications Chair: Terry Ericsen
Evangelism: Linda Beall
Missions co-chairs: Nancy Plaxico/Mimi Schaffer
Stewardship: Kitty Cawood
Worship Chair: Joyce Brimhall & Pat Linthicum
Kitchen Coordinator: Diane Gilligan
Safe Sanctuaries Administrator: Cindy Sawyer
Fellowship Ministries chair: Janet Lemond
Finance Chair: Kitty Cawood
Financial Secretary: Jack Spencer
Treasurer: Nancy Busch
SPRC Chair: Bill Finagin
Trustees Chair: To Be Elected by Trustees in 2015
At-Large Member: Claudia Johnson
Pastor: David Wentz
Long Range Planning Committee
Chair: David Belt
Lay Leader: Darlene Robbins
Long-term members: John Henry, John McDowell, Tom
Myers
Thursday Night Dinner Coordinator: Diane Gilligan
2015: Karl Alexander
Third Sunday Dinners Coordinator: Martha Defibaugh
2016: Carol Gallis
Coffee Hour coordinator: Pat King
2017: Amy Welkie
United Methodist Men: Tom Myers
United Methodist Women: Susan Beall
Librarian: TBD
Council At-Large Members:
2015: Roy Griest & Carole Gallis
Endowment Committee
Chair: Kitty Cawood
Lay Leader: Darlene Robbins
Chairpersons or representatives of Church Council, Trustees and
Finance
2016: Bob Gilbert
At Large Members
2017: Nick Linaburg
2015: Carole Gallis
2016: Frank Newhouse
2017: TBD
2018: Lars Kristiansen
Note: Members of Children’s Ministries, Evangelism, Missions and Worship Committees are not elected, so are not listed
here. If you are interested in helping with one of these areas, please contact the chairperson.
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Mark you calendars for these following
special events in 2015
February
18th—7:30 pm
23rd—March 2nd –Winter Relief
March
Wednesday, Lenten Luncheons
4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
29th—Palm Sunday, Praisata
April
2nd—Holy Thursday, Dinner & Communion, 7pm
3rd—Good Friday Service, 7pm
4th, Easter Egg Hunt
5th, Easter Sunday
May
Celtic Service May 3rd
JANUARY2015Page6 ACTIVITIES and CONTACTS at
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Dominoes (Mexican Train)
2nd Saturday of every month
7:00 p.m. ALL ages welcome
Tom Myers
410 349-3637
Room 209
Stained Glass Class
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday
12:00 until 3:00 pm
Bill Busch
410 757-7030
Room 125
Fellowship Ministries
Social activities involving adults
Thursday night suppers—6:00 pm
All Welcome
Third Sunday night suppers/programs
All Welcome
Janet Lemond
401 935-3845 (not 410)
Diane Gilligan
410 599-8982
Fellowship Hall
Crafts for Christ
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Ladies gather to do handwork (knitting, crocheting,
etc.,) to be given to organizations outside of the church
Linda Beall
410 956-2348
Room 209
United Methodist Women
Entire group meets quarterly
Two circles meet monthly
Faith—7:00 pm
Sunshine—12:00 noon
Susan Beall
410 263-3019
United Methodist Men
Meets the second Saturday of each month
8:00 am—All men invited
Tom Myers
410 349-3637
Fellowship Hall
Softball Team (in season)
Watch the Bulletin for details in the Spring
Steven Busch
410 757-5618
Bible Studies
As scheduled
Tracy Alexander
443 995-1558
Prayer Groups
Tuesday—prayer for our troops 8:00 a.m.
prayer for Trinity 9:30 am
Minister
Chapel
Sanctuary
Note: Opportunities for Service will be listed in the February issue of the Lamplighter.
We are the church together!
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Craig & Sheri Miller
Richard & Susan Sienkiewich
9
10
Patricia King
12
David Belt
13
Thomas Dent
14
Donald Reed
16
Marilyn Harrison
20
John McDowell
21
Rob Wentz
27
Noah Busch
30
Susan Sienkiewich
31
Jack Miller
William & Becky Goodman
10 Roger & Marilyn Harrison
Special note: If your birthday or anniversary is in January and is not listed, please let us know so we can update our database.
Thank you.
Trinity United Methodist Men
We’re on The Move
SOCC—Serving our Church and Community
IF YOU NEED WORK DONE AROUND THE HOUSE…..
Print Your
Name:_________________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number___________________________________________________________________________________
Description of Work Required:_____________________________________________________________
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Someone from the UMM will be in contact with you to set a time to come by and evaluate the job request. We
will then get a cost for materials and the time it will take to do the job. You will be required to pay for materials,
if at all possible. All labor will be provided by the Untied Methodist Men (FREE) at no charge to you.
Please place form in the offering plate or call Tom Myers at 410-349-3637 or email: [email protected]
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DATE
TIME
GREETERS
LITURGISTS
USHER CAPTAINS
January 4
9:00 am
Joyce Brimhall
Judy Duer
Bill Busch
11:00 am
Richard & Susan Sienkiewich
Kitty Cawood
John McDowell
9:00 am
Claudia & Caroline Johnson
Charlie Deale
Pat Linthicum
11:00 am
Harry & Cindy Sawyer
Barbara Salvatore
Steve Busch
9:00 am
Bill & Nancy Busch
Art Lewis
Bill Busch
11:00 am
Carol Kulasik
Carol Kulasik
Steven Busch
9:00 am
Diane Gilligan
Susan Sienkiewich
Bobby King
11:00 am
Doris LeLucia
Jack Spencer
Jack Spencer
January 11
January 18
January 25