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WEEKLY UPDATE


7/15 Children’s Sunday School:   Nette Curtis and Shannon McNulty

7/15 Youth Sunday School:   Jared Brown

7/15 FRED Talk Leader:   Judge Vic Fleming – “Samson:  A Puzzling Judge”

7/15 Ushers:   Bill and Cathy Ormsbee, Jordan Abbott, Martha Goins

7/15 Acolytes:   Ben and Walt Smiley

7/15 Liturgist:   Anne Brown

7/15 Children’s Sermon:   Julianne Sublette

7/15 Psalm Reader:   Rachael Bowen

7/15 Worship Care:   Anna Griffin

July's Elder of the Month:   Julianne Sublette


Wednesday, July 11

10:00 am   Women @ The Table Bible study meets in Room 6

11:00 am   Trinity women’s outing to the Arkansas Arts Center

7:00 pm   Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in the Choir Room

Friday, July 13

9:00 am   Church Office closed today

Sunday, July 15

9:15 am   Sunday School classes for children and youth

9:15 am   FRED Talk: Judge Vic Fleming – “Samson:  A Puzzling Judge”

10:00 am   Choir Rehearsal in the Choir Room

10:30 am   Celebration of Worship

5:30 pm   Session meeting in Room 6

5:30 pm   Children’s Mission and Fun Night in the Fellowship Hall

Monday, July 16

11:30 am   Trinity’s service day at The Stewpot

Tuesday, July 17

9:30 am   Worship staff meeting in Pastor Jeff’s office

10:00 am   Staff meeting in the Library

5:00 pm   Outreach Division meets in the Library

Wednesday, July 18

10:00 am   Women @ The Table Bible study meets in Room 6

7:00 pm   Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in the Choir Room

Thursday, July 19

6:10 pm   Trinity goes to the Arkansas Travelers baseball game


IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY, JULY 15:  Liturgist Anne Brown will assist in leading worship.  Julianne Sublette will give God’s Word for Children.  Rachael Bowen will read Psalm 139:13-18.  David Glaze and the Sanctuary Choir will present Mary Lynn Lightfoot’s Cantate Hodie! (Sing Today).  Pastor Jeff Price will preach “You Too” drawn from Genesis 5:2-3.  We will sing the hymns Let All Things Now Living; You Made Us in Your Image; and God, You Spin the Whirling Planets.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  July 15-21 birthdays at Trinity:  Rebecca Bowen, Jenny Smiley, Sharon Fitts.  If your birthday is missing from this list, contact Trinity’s office at TrinityPresLR@gmail.com or 501-868-5848.

SUMMER FRED TALKS:  Similar to the well-known TED Talks, Trinity’s FRED Talks offer a wide variety of topics that will help open our eyes and hearts to God, God’s creation, and God’s children.  Faith, Religion, Education, and Discussion, FRED Talks may range from Christian theological and Biblical discussions to other religions to the needs in our community and our world.  But the talks’ focus and discussions always help us with our faithful response to issues and people as followers of Christ.  The talks take place in Trinity’s Gearing Hall on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15am with refreshments and fellowship time beginning at 9:00am. Upcoming FRED Talks are:

7/15    Vic Fleming:  “Samson: A Puzzling Judge!”  The biography of Samson (Judges 13-16) is one weird story!  From spoiled child to notorious strongman-warrior, Samson was unlucky in love, sorely in need of an anger management course, a “wanted” enemy combatant, and ... a ruling judge for 20 years.  How does God speak to us through this unusual individual’s life?  And what is it that God might be saying?  Vic Fleming is judge, law professor, and author.  He also writes songs and puzzles.  He has had an interest in the life of Samson since he was nine years old.

7/22    Mark Clark:  “Albert Schweitzer:  Reverence For Life.”  “If I am a thinking being, I must regard life other than my own with equal reverence, for I shall know that it longs for fullness and development as deeply as I do myself.”  These are words Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote and lived by, most famously by his founding a clinic and hospital in the jungles of west Africa, which still thrives today, more than one hundred years after its first crude buildings were erected.  By the time he was thirty, Professor Schweitzer was already a world class theologian and concert-level organist.  But he gave up those highly successful pursuits to enter medical school, so that he could go to Africa to be an agent of life, and thereby become one of the most revered and respected Christians of the 20th century.  Rev. Mark Clark is a regular guest speaker and friend of Trinity.

7/29    Nancy Rorex:  “I Don’t Mind Dying, I Just Don’t Want to Be There When it Happens.”  What do we think about death?  How do we say goodbye?  How does our faith lead us?  How do we support each other?  When is it time to smile again?  Nancy Rorex is the Pediatric Chaplain at Arkansas Hospice and a member of Trinity.

CHILDREN’S MISSION AND FUN NIGHT ON JULY 15 at the church from 5:30-7:30.  We will have dinner, play games, and pack kits for the people at Stewpot.  Direct questions to Angela Smiley at 501-247-6470.  We’re collecting the following supplies for the kits:

Small tubes of toothpaste

Individually-wrapped or travel toothbrushes

Wrapped bars of soap

Small bottles of shampoo

Safety razors

Washcloths

Small bottles of hand cream

Individually-wrapped candy bars

Packets of peanut butter & crackers

Packets of cookies

W@TT (WOMEN @ THE TABLE) women’s group is enjoying a Bible study through the alphabet each Wednesday from 10:00-11:00am in Room 6.  Come prepared to discuss and share things that are related to our weekly topics listed below.  Questions?  Call Nancy Howell at 501-519-3281.

          July 18          K is for Knowledge and Kindness

          July 25          L is for Love and Lust

TRINITY AT THE TRAVELERS ON JULY 19:  Join the Trinity Presbyterian Church family for some food, fellowship, and fun as we cheer on the Arkansas Travelers baseball team at Dickey-Stephens Park on Thursday, July 19.  Bring a friend and your appetite because the gates and buffet open at 6:10pm with all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, chips, and drinks until 8 o’clock while the game begins at 7:10.  New this year, we have reserved the Tracks Inn Picnic Area located just behind the right-field wall and overlooking the bullpens!  Children 3 and under get in FREE!  The cost is a bargain at $5 for youth (ages 4-17) and only $15 for adults which includes the buffet, game ticket, and Pavilion use!  Spaces are still available!  Reserve your spot in the lineup by signing up on the poster in the Narthex or calling the church office ASAP.  Mail or drop off your payment to the church office to complete your registration.  Those who have signed up may pick up their tickets at the “Will Call” window at the ballpark on July 19.  Call the church office at 868-5848 with any questions.

LADIES’ BUNKO NIGHT ON JULY 26:  Women of Trinity, our next monthly Bunko Night is Thursday, July 26 at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring your favorite appetizer and beverage, plus a wrapped $3-$5 gift of any kind, and come play!  Don’t worry if you’ve never played Bunko—the game rules will be explained.  Speak to Susie Haynes at 501-351-6284 for more information.

CHILDREN’S EVENING AT FERNCLIFF CAMP will be Thursday, August 9 from 5:15-8:00.  We will meet at the church at 5:15 for dinner.  We will then load up and head to Ferncliff for games and activities.  We will arrive back at the church by 8:00.  Direct questions to Angela Smiley at 501-247-6470.

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN every Monday through Thursday from 9:00am–5:00pm and will be closed on Fridays.

We are happy to include your announcements related to the life of the church in the Sunday bulletin or the Wednesday weekly email update.  Please email your announcement of no more than 150 words to TrinityPresLR@gmail.com by 5:00pm Tuesday for inclusion in the email update and bulletin.