Each Sunday there are announcements and activities for the next week listed in the bulletin. Below is the most current information posted each Sunday. So if you are out of town or unable to attend church on any Sunday please check here for any information you may have missed!
Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:00 am Worship Service 10:00 am
Bowling League 6:30 pm
Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Lutheran Confessions Bible Study 6:30 pm Choir Practice 6:30 pm
Ladies Weekly Bible Study 11:30 am
Dinner 6:00 pm Sing-a-long 6:30 pm Movie 7:00 pm Q & A Time 8:40 pm
Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:00am Worship Service 10:00 am Oktoberfest Luncheon 11:30 am
Ushers Bud Hubert and Errol Jennings
Lector Anna Carter
Children's Sermon Chaplain Mallie
Greeter Sharon Plawin
Ushers Craig Bayse and Doug Sulak
Lector Chaplain Mallie
Communion Assistant Chaplain Prince
Host/ess Oktoberfest Luncheon
Children's Sermon Chaplain Townes
Scriptures for October 28th Revelation 14:6-7 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36
WELCOME CENTER – While we continue to worship in Belvedere Hall our Welcome Center refreshments can be found on a table at the back of the hall after service. Cold drinks and refreshments will be furnished by our hosts/hostesses. You will find coffee in the kitchen, available during the BC/SS hour as well as after church. (We ask our hostesses to prepare your refreshments and have them ready to place on the table during the last hymn of the service.) We look forward to sharing this fellowship time with each other and welcoming our visitors to Trinity.
REFORMATION CELEBRATION – Movie Night on Friday, October 27th with dinner at 6:00 pm, Hymn Sing at 6:30 pm, Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World Movie at 7:00 pm, and following the movie we will have a Q & A time. Reformation Sunday will be celebrated on October 29th at 10:00 am with a joint Communion Service at Trinity with Christ Lutheran and Unity Lutheran followed by a Potluck Luncheon in Belvedere Hall. Please look for the sign-up sheet for side dishes and desserts, on the Volunteer Board in the Welcome Center. (Brats and Hot Dogs will be provided.) It helps tremendously to know how many are attending and what side dish you can bring. We are looking forward to a great day of Christian Fellowship!
Fall Voters' Assembly Meeting – November 5th – Presentation of Proposed Church Budget for 2018 and election of Council Church Members.
Nominating Committee – Members are Doug Sulak, Judy, Sykes, Errol Jennings and Cathy George. In 2017 the following shall be elected: Vice President, Recording Secretary, Second Trustee, Directors of: Worship, Stewardship, Special Ministries and LWML (as decided by the LWML). Assuming positions on January 1, 2018.
VICE PRESIDENT: Rick Townes
No candidate needed
Dave Poston moves to FIRST TRUSTEE
Jack Carter moves to SECOND TRUSTEE
RECORDING SECRETARY: Lynn Hubert
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL MINISTRIES: Patty Malone
DIRECTOR OF STEWARDSHIP: Craig Scott
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP: Janice Gwin
LWML Sharon Knorr
A special Voters' Assembly was held last Sunday, October 15th. A motion was made from the Board of Worship recommending that we continue to hold ONE worship service on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am with Sunday School/Bible Class at 9:00 am. Following discussion a ballot vote was taken. With 52 in attendance we had 29 votes to continue the 10:00 am service and 23 votes for 8:30 am and 11:00 am service. Starting next Sunday we will begin worshipping back in the sanctuary at 10:00 am. We appreciate everyone's input and pray for God's continued guidance in this journey we share together as His family at Trinity.
Operation Christmas Child – a Project of Samaritan’s Purse, The power of a simple gift. The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift begins with You and results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication. It all starts with you! Join what God’s doing and pack a shoebox. HELP US send Good News and Great Joy to a Christmas Child! For the month of October we are collecting a WOW item to put in the shoebox. Item ideas: Stuffed animal, doll, truck, musical instrument, shoes, yo-yo etc. Join us for a PACKING PARTY!! Mark your calendars for November 5th when we will have a Packing Party after the Worship Service and following the Voters’ Assembly Meeting. (Those staying for the Packing Party will be eating Pizza!) Sponsored by Special Ministries and the Christian Growth Board.
LADIES MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY – Our Saturday morning Bible Study will not meet in October. We will be at the LWML meeting in Ocean City Md. We will meet the third Saturday of the month in November. We will be changing our time and location, watch your bulletin for details.
OUR TRINITY FAMILY – A new board has been created in the hallway outside of the office with pictures of our brothers and sisters in Christ. These are the pictures that were taken for our Pictorial Directory. We are still missing quite of few pictures! If your picture is missing please see Lynn Hubert to have your picture taken to be included in our Family Tree. Keep an eye out for updates as new members will be highlighted!!!
Bulletin Deadline – If you have a blurb or an insert for the bulletin, please make sure it is into the Church Office by 9:00 am on the Wednesday morning prior to publication.
Generosity Made Easy - The Simply Giving® Program is an automated stewardship program that helps members live generously. It's a convenient, safe and simple way for individuals to make automatic payments to nonprofit organizations through electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly from checking or savings accounts. Thrivent Federal Credit Union has contracted with industry leader Vanco Payment Solutions to provide electronic payment processing services at reduced rates – so your generosity goes further. Trinity offers electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. Direct Debit giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Authorization forms are available on the hallway bulletin board. Please return completed forms to the Church Office.
Altar Flowers – Everyone enjoys seeing the beautiful flowers adorning our altar on Sunday mornings. If you have a special event or recognition please consider signing up to provide flowers one Sunday. The Flower chart is located in the hallway across from the office. We would really appreciate any donations to the Flower Fund even if you don’t have an occasion to place flowers on the altar. The LWML tries to make sure we have flowers on the altar for communion Sundays. Any help is greatly appreciated.
RECYCLE PORTALS OF PRAYER – Please consider recycling your copies of Portals of Prayer when you are finished with them. The recycled copies will be used and distributed by the Southeastern Correctional Ministry in Hampton. A box in the Narthex is available for collection.
Worship is our adoring response to the eternal God; it is the central and unique act of the Church. Without it there would be no church. Worship and Christ-centered service to the community is what identifies the church as the Church. To worship is to stand in awe in the presence of the Almighty – it is to “be still, and know that I am God,” and it is also to sing with profound reverence “Glory to God in the highest!”
In worship we celebrate the saving act of God. We gather in church to remember all that our God has done for his people. This is the purpose of the liturgy; this is what we celebrate in the Word and the Sacraments. God created us. God forgives us. God upholds us in his everlasting arms. We who are baptized gather frequently to give thanks to our God and to celebrate the presence of his Son in our midst.
Reverence is a deep feeling of awe and respect and thanksgiving in the presence of the almighty God. Our reverence is expressed in the way we speak and act and in how we handle the words and actions of worship and prayer. Respect for our Lord also implies respect for our fellow worshipers.
Let us worship together in peace and joy!
Certain actions have symbolic meaning for Christians – they symbolize our reverence and our faith.
Bowing our heads during meditation and prayer is an action of reverence. We bow our heads to show our respect for God. When passing the altar, we may also bow toward the cross, because it represents Christ’s presence among us; or bow when Christ’s name is mentioned in the liturgy, as a sign that we accept him as our Lord. Likewise, during the Processional and the Recessional we face and may bow towards the cross as it passes us. These ceremonial acts are an acknowledgement of our devotion to our Lord and a means of signifying our reverence and adoration for the holiness of God.
Making the sign of the cross is an action which reminds us of our Baptism. Christians make the sign of the cross as we remember that in Holy Baptism we die with Christ so as to rise with Him as his children in new life.
Outward signs of devotion are not enough, however. They are worthless if they do not flow out of hearts full of love for God and obedience to his will. “Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false” (Psalm 24:3-4). An inner life of prayer – with confession of sinfulness, adoration of God simply because he is God, thanksgiving for all he has done for us, and petitions for his help – is essential to the reverent spirit.
Church Website - Our website is always a work in progress but we hope it will give visitors and members information about our church. There is a secret page just for members. In order for you to see this page and to receive future communication/updates from the website, you will need to set up a username and password. If we do not have a current email on file for you please contact the church office.