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Children's Formation: 

This past Sunday - Our Kindergarten-2nd Graders followed the Ark into Jerusalem and built the Temple. Our 3rd-5th Graders wrestled with Abraham and his challenging story. After worship we hosted the local Muslim author and activist Hosai Mojaddidi (and her son). She led our children through the 5 pillars of Islam and helped them understand what it is like to practice her faith as a Muslim.
 
This coming Sunday - Our Kindergarten-2nd Graders will contemplate the story of the Israelite’s Exile & Return. Our 3rd-5th Graders will turn their lens from Abraham to Sarah and listen to her story. We will have nursery care for our littlest ones.

 



Announcements:

Casting Call for Children's Christmas Pageant! It is that time of year again, time to prepare for our annual Christmas Pageant. There are opportunities for all children - speaking parts and non-speaking parts - as well as youth and parents in supporting roles. Sign up now!

**Special Note: Our first rehearsal is Dec. 3rd. Which is also when St. Nick comes to visit and we have our annual Advent Festival and Wreath-making. There’s a lot happening that day, but there will be delicious, robust lunch and festive cheer for the soul.** 

 

 



Fall 2017:

December 3 - St. Nicholas Visits / Advent Festival & Advent Wreath Making AND Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

 

December 10 & 17 - Christmas Pageant Rehearsals

After the 10 a.m. service, the children who are participating in the Christmas pageant will rehearse until 12:30 p.m.

 

December 24 - Christmas Pageant

The children's Christmas Pageant will be at 3:00 p.m. with a call time of 2:00 p.m. for a dress rehearsal. Stay for Jesus’ Birthday Cake after!


 



2018

January 21 - Family Skate Social
Join us for our annual family gathering at Winter Lodge, Palo Alto, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

February 11 - GAIA Sunday
More information about this program will be available soon!

February 13 - Shrove Tuesday Pankcake Supper & Children's Ash Tuesday Service

Every year on Mardi Gras - the day before Ash Wednesday - the Trinity community gathers for an evening of pancakes and fun in Trinity Hall. Join us at 6 p.m. for dinner, pancake races, and more! We will be concluding the supper with a children's Ash Tuesday service with the imposition of ashes and a shorter service geared toward our children.

March 4 - Scouting Sunday

This Sunday, we honor our Girl and Boy Scouts in the 10 a.m. service. Scouts will wear their uniforms, serve as ushers and be blessed during annoucements.

March 4 & 11 - Lenten Sunday Formation Session
More information about this program will be avaliable soon! There will be a children's offering that coincides with the adults. This will take place after a community lunch and will end around 12:45 p.m.

March 25 - Palm Sunday
All children begin their worship with the congregation outside in the courtyard at 10 a.m. and then are lead to Angus Hall for a special Passion reenactment led by the Youth Group. Children will be brought back into the church at communion and rejoin their families.

April 1 - Easter Sunday
Children are invited to join our community in church during our Easter morning services. During the 10:30 a.m. service, the children will "resurrect the alleluia" and flower the cross. Also, the 10:30 a.m. service is followed by an Easter egg hunt for children in the courtyard. Please bring your children's Easter baskets for the hunt. Childcare will be available during the 10:30 a.m. service.

April 22 - Explorers Serve in Church

Our Explorers will be participating in a variety of ways in the 10 a.m. service. They will serve as oblaters, readers, crucifiers, ushers and more!

June 10 - Last Day of Sunday Children's Programming

August 10-12 - Parish Camping Trip - Big Sur