Sermon Series: Praying Together in Christ

Throughout this Lenten Season, our congregation will be praying together in the Spirit for God’s guidance and the Holy Spirit’s power in our life together. The gospel messages on Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 will be focused on the power of prayer to draw us more deeply into love and fellowship with Christ. This morning’s preacher will be Deacon Joanne Martin. Next Sunday, the message will be brought by Pastor Janis Kinley.


Join together in “A House of Prayer” this Lent

Jesus said, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer’ ” (Luke 19:46). The Lord God spoke through the prophet Isaiah: “…my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7) The great joy of our unity in Christ is worshiping and praying together In Him. During the season of Lent this year, members and friends of Trinity are invited to set aside time to sit down in prayer together. Praying together strengthens the spiritual life of our congregation and our relationship in Christ. You are invited to share this deeper time of study and prayer. On Wednesdays in Lent, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1, please come for a simple meal, 5:30-6:15pm, then for Study and prayer, 6:30-7:25pm (Classes are available for learning Lectio Divina or Centering Prayer forms). Sign up NOW to be a part of this wonderful experience of praying together.


Food for Thought at UNF – March 3rd

Trinity’s date to serve dinner for the Jacksonville Campus Ministry at the University of North Florida is Tuesday afternoon (5:30pm), March 3rd. Though we have traditionally served chili, this year we are open to serving a different dinner. If you think you would like to help and have a menu idea, please speak to Pastor Robert.

CEW Play Days – March 3rd, 5th, and 6th

Do you enjoy playing with children?! The Play Days at each of the elementary schools in Riverside-Avondale sponsored by the Children’s Enrichment Workshops will be held this year the first week of March prior to spring break. The time is from 8:30am-2:00pm on each day. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate stations with activities for the children. The dates of the Play Days are:

  • Tuesday, March 3rd – Fishweir Elementary School
  • Thursday, March 5th – Central Riverside Elementary School
  • Friday, March 6th – West Riverside Elementary School

Speak to Pastor Robert if you would like to help at any of the Play Days. (Volunteers may help for a half-day only).

CEW Spaghetti Dinner – March 19th

The Children’s Enrichment Workshops of Riverside (CEW) will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser on Thursday, March 19th at Trinity. This is a fundraiser for the joint CEW program in Riverside/Avondale and is a great fellowship time with folks from other CEW participant churches and schools. Plus, we all enjoy the Best Spaghetti in Jacksonville! The cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 4-12 years. Tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the door. Take-outs will be available for pick-up after 5:00pm and dine-in meals will be served from 5:30 – 7:00pm. Entertainment will be provided by elementary students. If you would like to help with the dinner, set-up, serving, and clean-up, please speak to Pastor Robert. Support is being provided through a Thrivent Financial Services Action Team Grant.

March’s Love Offering – Lutheran Social Services

March’s “Love Offering” today will benefit Lutheran Social Services. Please make checks payable to Trinity with a notation “Love Offering”.

Time Change – Saturday, March 7th

Don’t forget to Spring Forward an hour the night of March 7th back into Daylight Savings time. Look forward to seeing you in church on time.

Takeaway Bible Study

“Takeaway” Bible Study meets this morning at 10:10am in the Hall of Memories. Come get a cup of coffee and join the in-depth study/discussion of today’s gospel lesson. “Takeaway” leader this morning is Rusty White. Next week’s leaders will be Pam Piersall and Sarah Knight.

Adult Sunday School

The Adult Sunday School class resumes today, March 1st at 9:30am in the Cecil Poole Room. We look forward to seeing you at that time!

New Choir Practice Time

Unless otherwise scheduled, the Adult Choir will now be practicing on Thursday at noon in the choir room at the church. All are invited to come and “make a joyful noise” singing with Trinity’s choir.

Construction on Roof Systems

Construction has begun on the roofing systems at Trinity. For safety purposes due to construction activity much of the back parking lot and the Food Pantry will be blocked and unavailable. The projected time schedule for the completion of the phases of the roof system replacement is now the end of March. Please take care accessing the church building during this construction. The Food Pantry will be closed.

From This Foundation, Our Ministry Grows

There has been tremendous response thus far to the Capital Campaign appeal From This Foundation, Our Ministry Grows. From its inception and kickoff in 2018 thru January 31, 2020, $203,087.24 has been received in individual offerings, investment income, Memorials, WELCA, Trinity Commeratives, and from the Children of Trinity ($790.00). Over $401,387.00 has been committed to the Campaign and if you have not made a commitment you are invited to do so. The total renovation estimate is $925,000. Whether large or small, every commitment and gift makes a difference. Pledge cards are available in the Friendship Registers, and special packets of giving envelops are available in the Narthex of the Sanctuary. Thank you to everyone who has committed and/or contributed to this Campaign.

Coffee Hour

Thank you to Mary Bollingberg who hosted Coffee Hour today.  Next week’s Coffee Hour will be provided by Rae Ettmyer and Vicky Southern.


This Week at Trinity: Sunday, March 1st to Sunday, March 8th

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – M – Th; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 on Friday

Remember – Pastor Robert’s day off is Monday


SUN (3/1)                               Katherine Naugle with “Seniors in Transition”           8:45am

reSource worship                                                             9:00am

                                                Adult Sunday School                                                       9:30am

                                                Children’s Sunday School & Discipleship Training  10:10am

                                                Takeaway Bible Study & Choir rehearsal                  10:15am

Traditional Service                                                        11:00am

MON-FRI (3/2-3/6)               Food Pantry                                                                  CLOSED

MON (3/2)                              Quilters                                                                             9:00am

                                                WELCA Board Meeting                                                11:00am

TUES (3/3)                             CEW Play Day – Fishweir Elem                      8:30am-2:00pm

CEW-Yoga                                                                       3:15pm

Dinner for “Food for Thought”                                     5:30pm

WED (3/4)                              “A House of Prayer” (dinner)                               5:30-6:15pm                                        “A House of Prayer” (prayer classes)                   6:30-7:25pm

THURS (3/5)                          CEW Play Day – Central Riverside Elem      8:30am-2:00pm Choir Practice                                                                         12:00pm

FRI (3/6)                                 CEW Play Day – West Riverside Elem           8:30am-2:00pm

SUN (3/8)                               reSource worship                                                             9:00am

                                                Adult Sunday School                                                       9:30am

                                                Children’s Sunday School & Discipleship Training  10:10am

                                                Takeaway Bible Study & Choir rehearsal                  10:15am

Traditional Service                                                        11:00am