2021 Holy Week at Trinity

All live-streamed services can also be seen after they are completed at the same links. 

Palm Sunday,11am https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/ or  http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube 

with palms available outside the church from noon-3pm. 

Holy Thursday, 7pm on ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82430502464?pwd=UmczcTlXbnhnRWdIWHlxbVh2T1FJdz09

also available at: https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/ or  http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube 

Thursday was the night before Jesus’s death, the night of his Last Supper with the disciples, the origin of Holy Communion. What does Communion mean to you? What questions does it raise for you?

We will gather to remember Jesus’s last supper with a shared conversation about Holy Communion over Zoom. We’ll be able to see and hear each other and commune together, while still apart. We invite you to have bread and wine or grape juice ready if you wish to commune.

Good Friday, 12noon https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/ or  http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube 

Hymns, Prayers and Passion Reading with

Reflections from our community on

the Stations of the Cross 2021

Saturday Easter Vigil, 7pm- https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/ or  http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube 

Stories that Change Lives including

–  a queer take on the story of creation from Elle Dowd (she/her/hers)

a bi-furious seminary graduate and candidate for ordained ministry

– our children dance on the edge of the Red Sea

– the prophet Ezekiel visits Trinity’s garden

– King Nebuchadnezzar and the Oath Keepers

 We will also celebrate the baptism of a young woman who has chosen to

enter into the water with her dead name and rise up with a new name and future

Easter Sunday, 11am https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/ or  http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube 

The stone of COVID is not quite rolled away, but new life is on the horizon.

We are uplifted by the Easter promise that fear, betrayal and death are never the end of the story.

Join us to be cheered by the hope and promise of the resurrection we long for in this life and await in the life to come.

Following worship, you are invited to share Easter greetings

at a Zoom Coffee Hour. https://zoom.us/j/778879993?pwd=Q1JYNGNxUXh1YmZ3TDd2WCtYRVR4Zz09

 

ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN 

Good Friday Children’s Service available on Good Friday beginning at 10am.

Gabby and Sandy celebrate Easter available on Easter anytime.

Both can be seen at: http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCGabbyandSandy

Easter Egg Hunt in our garden from 12-2pm on Easter (4 at a time)

 

 

Trinity Lutheran Church: Creating Sanctuary and Social Change

Bloomingdale’s Neighborhood History Group’s first program in 2021 will be held on January 21 at 5:30 pm. Pastor Heidi Neumark of Trinity Lutheran Church on West 100th Street, will speak on her experience in our neighborhood and the many changes she and her congregation have both witnessed and coped with in recent decades. Pastor Neumark is the author of a recent book Sanctuary: Being Christian in the Wake of Trump which details her work in Bloomingdale as a counter-point to the recent years of harshness and hatred. You will receive a notice about this program soon. A good way to spend an evening the day after Inauguration Day? I’m excited for the opportunity to share some of Trinity’s fascinating history and how our past informs our present. I hope you can tune in tomorrow and join with many neighbors who are eager to learn more about us! Thursday Jan.21 from 5:30-6:30pm. Here’s the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89582759556

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Christmas at Trinity

 

This will be a Christmas like no other and we know that many of us cannot gather as we wish, including here at church. We want you to know that even if you are apart from this community,you are a part of us through the love of Christ. For love of neighbor, we cannot worship in person, butwe would love for you to join our live-streamed Christmas Eve worship  at 7pm on Thursday evening.Beautiful prelude music will begin right at 7pm. The service will include much music, preaching, the Christmas gospel and a wonderful telling of the Christmas story by some of our children. There will be many carols to sing at home and all are encouraged to have a candle ready to light.It can be seen after the live-stream on Facebook or on our YouTube page.

Livestreaming Worship in a time of COVID-19

Greetings to you in this uncertain time. We are heeding the advice of our bishop,Bishop Egensteiner who has asked churches to postpone or cancel all in-person gatherings, including worship services, events, meetings, and bible studies, until we know we can meet in person safely. With much regret, we are taking this to heart and following his strong recommendation.  It is a sacrifice we make as an act of neighbor-love. We are still a church family and physical distancing does not need to mean social or spiritual distancing. We are bound together in Christ. Consider reaching out to others by call, text or email to check-in and see how things are going. Let them know you are thinking of them and praying for them. If you are healthy and can help someone who is more at risk get food or other needed items, that may be a kind and generous thing to do. Starting Sunday, March 15 at 11am, we will live-stream a time of music, prayer, scripture reading and sermon. You can join worship by going to FACEBOOK LIVE https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/  or  YOUTUBE http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube
Following live worship, all are invited to a Zoom coffee hour and we are happy to welcome all newcomers.
 A recording of the service can be accessed later as well.  The puppets Gabby and Sandy share a children’s message each week: https://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCGabbyandSandy available from 9am on Sunday. This is anxious time and it’s important to know that we are never alone! God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in time of trouble. Psalm 46 Love and peace that passes understanding, Pastor Heidi
PS Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, pastoral concerns, or just to chat! phone: 917-374-4212 email: hneumark@gmail.com

Night Prayer

Every Wednesday at 7pm, we are offering live-streaming Night Prayer. Night Prayer is a way to take a few moments to rest in the calm and mercy of God, a time of breathing space, a time when we can lay the stress and uncertainty of the day before God.You can find it at: www.Facebook.com/TLCofNYC. It will remain up and available after the livestream ends. “God who made the earth and heaven darkness and light, Who the day for toil has given for rest the night, by your angel guards defend us, slumber sweet the mercy send us, holy dreams and hopes attend us all though the night.”