Holy Week Schedule

🌴The Palm Sunday Mariachis are on their way, along with pony and palms! Join us this Sunday, April 10th. Blessing of Palms and Procession begin at 11am. Free pony rides for children at 10am. All are welcome!
The bulletin will be sent later in the week.
on-line links for all of Holy Week: FACEBOOK LIVE https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/ or YOUTUBE http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube
THE FULL HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
HOLY THURSDAY
7pm April 14  A remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper with reflections on the meaning of Holy Communion,
sharing Communion & stripping the altar

GOOD FRIDAY
7pm April 15 The Story of Jesus’ death- related to crucifixions today
A solemn time of gathering darkness
12 noon Children’s ServiceEASTER EVE (Saturday)
7pm April 16 Service of New Fire, Light
Vigil Bible stories in drama & music, baptismal renewal

first Holy Communion of Easter

EASTER SUNDAY April 17
9:15am Wee Worship
with a focus for young children
followed by an Easter egg hunt for all children

starting at 10am
11am Festive Easter Worship
(Easter baskets for all children)

Christmas at Trinity

All are welcome to join us for Christmas caroling outside in front of the church on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 6pm. Followed by some warm liquid cheer. We may decide to walk to Columbus Ave, so come on time to catch us!

Christmas Eve. Friday, December 24th We will have two services of worship on Christmas Eve. A 4pm Children’s Worship that will be bilingual (English/German). We will then have a candle-light service at 7pm with Christmas music, readings, preaching and Holy Communion. It will be mostly in English with some Spanish. ¡Todos Bienvenidos! All ages are welcome at either service!  Our 7pm service will also be available live on-line and following at https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/ AND YOUTUBE http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube.

Christmas Morning, Saturday, December 25th We will give out Christmas Breakfast Tacos to-go along with some other treats from 10am-11am. Then, we will gather for an informal Christmas Day worship with lots of carols at 11am. This service will also include Holy Communion. Our worship service will also be available live on-line and following at https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/ AND YOUTUBE http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube.

First Sunday of Christmas, December 26th Christmas readings (poetry and more) and Christmas carols with Communion at 11am. Our worship service will also be available live on-line and following at https://www.facebook.com/TLCofNYC/live/ AND YOUTUBE http://tinyurl.com/TLCofNYCYouTube.

Thanksgiving Meals

Let our hearts not be hardened
To those living in the margins,
There is room at the table for everyone.
Let us sing the new world in,
This is how is all begins
There is room at the table for everyone.
Here and now we can be,
The beloved community,
There is room at the table for everyone.

This year, Trinity will host two Thanksgiving events. On Saturday, November 20, we will be giving away frozen turkeys and a bag full of additional food items. To guarantee that there is a turkey for you, please come before the 20th to request and receive numbered ticket.  Those with tickets can come between 10am-12pm. From 12-1pm, any remaining turkeys will be given away first come, first serve.

On Thanksgiving Day, we will begin serving a full, cooked take-out meal with all the sides and pies at 11am. We hope and pray that Thanksgiving 2022 will see us gathered around tables in our newly renovated church hall.

If you’d like to donate towards Thanksgiving, you can mail a check or to give electronically, go to TinyURL.com/GiveToTLC. You can note on it that the gift is for Thanksgiving.

With deep gratitude and hope that you find much to be thankful for during this season.

There is room for us all,
And no gift is too small,
There is room at the table for everyone.
There’s enough if we share,
Come on pull up a chair,
There room at the table for everyone.
(Carrie Newcomer)

St Martin Laternenumzug

Join us for a lantern walk in celebration of St Martin’s Day!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

3:30-3:40pm Lantern making and pony rides

4:30-5pm Lantern Walk

5-5:30pm Story of St Martin with Glühwein and cookies

This event will be a bilingual in German and English, and it will be held outside in the church’s garden, weather permitting.

164 W 100th St (between Amsterdam and Columbus Aves)

If you have any questions, please call the church office at 212-222-7045

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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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.”