October 25          9:00 a.m.      Reformation Worship Service on YouTube
                           10:00 a.m.      Reformation Worship in the church-w/Communion                                                       & Confirmation                                                               

October 25       1-5:00 p.m.     Cornfusion Corn Maze and Activities-TECT

October 27        7:30 p.m.       Mid-Week Devotion Service Online

November 1       9:00 a.m.      All Saints’ Day Service on YouTube
                          10:00 a.m.      All Saints’ Day  Worship in the church-w/Communion

PRAYER REQUESTS- Please send all prayer requests to share with the congregation to Sandy using this email address: or This email is monitored frequently throughout the day.  If you send a request and do not receive a timely reply, please call at 443-375-2926.  Thank you, Sandy.

BRAYDEN WISEMAN-BELL CONFIRMATION-Today we celebrate the confirmation of Brayden Wiseman-Bell and welcome him into the fellowship of members at Trinity.  We also welcome his family who have come to honor him on this very special day.

All Saints Sunday, November 1, 2020-It has been the tradition at Trinity to remember our family and friends who have joined the saints in heaven.
We will again hold this tradition but in a slightly modified manner.

  • This year you can reserve a candle which will have the loved one’s name on it.
  • The request form on page 7 of Power Lines.
  • There is no charge for the candles.
  • Instead of a procession on All Saints’ Sunday, the candles will be placed in the holder platform in front of the church.
  • This year we are requesting the inclusion of a picture of your loved one(s) and we will make a slide presentation which will be shown in the church and online for the service.
  • Pictures are not required in case you just want a candle.
  • The development of the slide presentation will require additional time to put together so please send Candle requests and pictures TODAY.  (If you cannot print the form, you can send in email.  I need the name of presenter and the name(s) of the those being remembered—names exactly as you want them on the candle(s).)
  • Pictures can be sent to attention of Dave Kulow (david.kulow43@gmail.comonline as jpeg files or sent/dropped in drop box if they are printed photos.  We will scan and put in the slide presentation.
  • Be sure photos sent in are clearly identified so they can be returned to you after the service.

WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES- During this time when we are physically apart and seeking to find ways to connect creatively, Trinity and its staff are working hard to be the church in the world and provide opportunities for ministry, connection, and worship. The mid-week devotions are on Tuesdays (posted at 7:00 p.m.), Online Worship Service on Sundays (posted at 9:00 a.m.) and In-Person Worship (10:00 a.m.) in the church. The various services online addresses will be published in special email notices and can also be found on Trinity Facebook and

Lectionary readings for Sunday, October 25th Reformation Sunday, are First Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46, Second Reading: Romans 3:19-28, Gospel: John 8:31-36 

HOLY COMMUNION-We will be sharing the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Sundays at the Sanctuary Service. See guidelines on page 5 of Power Lines.

When you arrive at worship, an usher will give you a Communion kit. Please let the usher know if you would prefer a kit with wine, grape juice, or a gluten-free kit.

When it is time for Communion during worship, Pastor Melissa will instruct you when to hold your Communion kit up for blessing. When it is time to receive Communion, turn your kit upside down and remove the seal to remove the wafer. Then you can turn the kit right side up to remove the seal and drink the wine/grape juice.

Parking Lot Communion There will be Parking Lot Communion at the church on November 4th,  6:00-7:30 pm & November 15th, 1:00-3:00 pm. When you enter the parking lot, please pull up to the sidewalk leading to the Social Hall door. Pastor Melissa will be there (in a mask and gloves). She will give you a blessing and hand you a Communion kit through your car window. Communion kits will have been Consecrated at worship service. You can park your car to consume your Communion kit or you can take it home to consume it.

Physically Distant Home Communion Visits –If you are unable to join us for In-person worship, please let us know and we will arrange a Physically Distant Home Communion Visit. At these visits a Lay Eucharistic Minister will contact you to set up a time for the visit. They will leave a pre-consecrated Communion kit on your porch or door step. They will move a safe distance away from your house and call or text you to let you know that they have arrived. Once you open your door, they will share a blessing with you. You can take your Communion kits inside your home to consume it. If you are interested in a Physically Distant Home Communion Visit, please contact the church office at 410-848-8923 or

MID-WEEK DEVOTION-As we enter into a new season, we would love to change up our Mid-Week online Worship Service.  We would like to have members of our church create short videos where they share their faith story, a prayer important to them,  something they have read that speaks to their faith, etc.

We would love to have your help with this.  If you would be interested, please let pastor know  and she will share further details about how to make this happen.  You can either record yourself on your computer, tablet, or phone or meet pastor at the church to be recorded.

TRINITY CONSTITUTION REVIEW COMMITTEEThe Church Council is in need of someone to chair the Constitution Committee Task Force.  This committee will review the current Trinity Constitution and compare to the ELCA model constitution and make any recommendations for change to the current constitution.  Anyone interested in being the chair of this committee should contact Wayne Shropshire.  

TECT Fall Schedule – Joint Youth Group of Grace and Trinity Lutheran Churches for Youth 6th-12th Grade

Monthly Bonfires
We will be gathering once a month for a Friday Night Bonfire at Trinity.
7:00-9:00 p.m. November 13, and December 18

Monthly Fellowship Activities
We welcome families to join us for Fellowship Activities.
Cornfusion Corn Maze and Fall Activities – October 25th  1:00-5:00 pm
Catoctin Zoo and Gateway Candyland – November 21st  12:00-4:00 pm

Monthly Online TECT Meeting
We will gather online the 2nd  Sunday of each month 7:00-8:30 pm. (November 8, December 13)
We will spend time together in both large groups and small groups for games/activities and conversations.

Small Groups
We are also providing the opportunity to opt-in to join a small group.  Small groups will be assigned based on an interest survey students will complete.  Small groups will decide when and how they meet, what they do, and what they want their group to talk about.  Small groups will come up with several names of adults from either Grace or Trinity to ask be their Adult mentor.  More information will be presented at our October 11th TECT meeting about this option. We are excited to begin this new TECT year!

TRACE = Trinity and Grace
TECT = Trace Experiencing Christ Together

Shepherd’s Staff-Blessings Closet – Shepherd’s Staff continues to serve their clients through the Blessings Closet and are always in need of items to keep it stocked. The most requested items are paper towels and toilet paper.  Other items include deodorant, shampoo, body wash, dish liquid, and 13 gallon trash bags.

Festival of Trees – this annual fundraiser for Shepherd’s Staff will be conducted in-person and virtually. The tree designers are looking for the following items to create themed trees: vintage Christmas decor, nutcrackers of all sizes, Santa collections, old bed springs, burlap, nativity figures, farm items, beach items, unusual containers for greens, lighthouses, watch faces, costume jewelry, old metal kitchen items (funnels, spoons, molds, etc.), decorative candy canes, dog or cat collections, weather wood or barn siding pieces (10″ x 20″). In addition, sponsorships of the event or individual trees are available.

To donate, please email or call 410-857-5944 to schedule a drop off appointment. You may also contact Kathy Knicely, 410-746-6942 or, to coordinate pick-up and delivery of your donation. Shepherd’s Staff thanks the community for the support of their programs.

The Shepherd’s Staff  Annual Call for Coats program is going strong.  Due to COVID restrictions, it will look a little different this year – they will only be accepting NEW coats. See below for more details and feel free to shop local, or use the link to our Call for Coats Amazon Wishlist if you would like to donate! THANK YOU!!!!…

COATS-You may also contact Kathy Knicely, 410-746-6942,, and she will coordinate delivery to Shepherd’s Staff.

Parish Nurse’s Nook- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in women, with skin cancer being first.  Early diagnosis by screening can often detect breast cancer before symptoms appear. This is why it is so important to make a commitment to yourself to schedule your mammogram. Also, remind your family members to do the same if they meet the guidelines for screening.

Screening for breast cancer is done before symptoms are present.  Early detection means finding and diagnosing a disease earlier than waiting for symptoms start.

“Women of “average risk” have an option of yearly mammography screening between ages 40 to 44, women ages 45 to 54 should get a mammogram every year, and women of age 55 and over can have a mammogram every other year, or they can choose to continue with yearly screenings mammograms.”

(As described by Guidelines for screenings per the American Cancer Society;

There is so much excellent information available online about breast health and breast cancer, far more than I am able to put in this reminder.  I have included the guidelines for screening for women of “average risk”.  The definitions of “average risk “and “high risk” can be found in detail at American Cancer Society,

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact your doctor if you have specific questions or concerns.  If I am able to provide additional information as cited from the American Cancer Society please contact me at 443-340-5668, or email, and I will print the information for you.

Ann Boyles, RN, Parish Nurse

THANK YOU-Kim and I would like to thank everyone for your expressions of sympathy on the passing of my mom. She lived a wonderful Christian life – always showing her kindness and thoughtfulness to all she came in contact with.  We know that she is now at home with her Savior.  God bless our caring Trinity family! Dave & Kim Skellan

TEMPORARY ADDRESS CHANGE-Andy & Anna Sur–503 Equus Drive, Eldersburg, MD  21784

PHONE NUMBER UPDATE-Cassie Wilhide Phone—410-795-2232 

READINGS FOR WEEK:  October 26th

Monday-Psalm 119:41-48; Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 20-25; James 2:8-13
Tuesday-Psalm 119:41-48; Deuteronomy 10:10-22; James 2:14-26
Wednesday-Psalm 119:41-48; Proverbs 16:1-20; Matthew 19:16-22
Thursday-Psalm 43; 1 Samuel 2:27-36; Romans 2:17-29
Friday-Psalm 43; Ezekiel 13:1-16; 2 Peter 2:1-3
Saturday-Psalm 43; Malachi 1:6—2:9; Matthew 23:13-28
Sunday-Micah 3:5-12; Psalm 43; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12


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