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, April 23, 2017 Worship Service 8:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Adult Bible Class 10:00 am
Monday, April 24, 2017 Bowling League 6:30 pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Lutheran Confessions Bible Study 6:30 pm Choir Practice 7:30 pm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Ladies Weekly Bible Study 11:30 am
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Open House at the Meraz' 2-4:00 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Sunday School 9:00 am Adult Bible Class 9:00 am Comm. Worship Service 10:00 am Voters' Assembly 11:00 am
Ushers Linda Blaker & Julie Meraz Bill Gregory & Justin Malone
Lectors xxxxxxx/Linda Blaker
Host/ess Linda Blaker/Linda Blaker
Children's Sermon Sharyn Leiding
Scriptures for April 23rd Acts 5:29-42 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31
Ushers Bud Hubert & Doug Sulak
Communion Assistants xxxxxxx
Children's Sermon Chaplain Prince
Scriptures for April 30th Acts 2:14, 36-41 1 Peter 1:17-25 Luke 24:13-35
Lutheran Confessions Study Group will resume meeting on Wednesday, April 26th, at 6:30 pm. We meet in the Welcome Center. Please join us to learn more about how the Lutheran Confessions will instruct, inspire, and educate all who use it and us learn what it means to be, and to remain, a genuinely confessing Lutheran Christian.
April 30th is a fifth Sunday and therefore will only be ONE SERVICE at 10:00 am with Sunday School and Adult Bible Class at 9:00 am.
VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY - We will have a Voters’ Assembly Meeting on Sunday April 30th following the 10:00 am service. Please make plans now to attend!!! We plan to have information concerning Norfolk Christian Schools interest in leasing some of our classrooms as well as information from the survey concerning the possibility of ONE Worship service on Sunday mornings. There will be a report from the bylaws committee and a few other business items. Stay informed and be a part of the decisions made here at Trinity. We hope to see you there!
LWML NEWS - Our END OF YEAR LUNCHEON will be held on May 6th at 11:30 am at Lynnhaven Fish House. A sign-up sheet can be found on the LWML board! Please join us!
YOUTH NEWS - The next Preteen Fun Nights will be held on Friday, May 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We meet in Belvedere Hall. It is an evening of games, fun, snacks, Bible object lesson, crafts and more fun! Come and join us!!!
Operation Barnabas Night - May 18th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, All are invited! Please join us for hamburgers and hot dogs on the lawn and bring a side dish to share as we come together in fellowship!
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!!!
Our Sunday School Mission Project is currently for -
Our donations will help the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) project give hens and chicks, and a lamb and a goat to help families in Third World countries to supplement their family diet and enables them to sell eggs, milk and wool to supplement their family income.
ONE WAY WE SHOW OTHERS THAT WE LOVE THEM IS BY GIVING GIFTS
1 Corinthians 13:4 – Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant…
As you may have heard Trinity is in negotiations with Norfolk Christian Schools for the possible leasing of some of our classrooms for their preschool program. We will keep you updated as we gather more information.
Welcome Center Hostesses Needed – Please take a moment to look at the signup sheet on the Volunteer Board in the Welcome Center. We have several Sundays where Hostesses are needed after services. We are sorry but when we do not have a Hostess there will not be refreshments in the Welcome Center after that particular service. If you have any questions about being a Hostess please see one of the ladies from the LWML. Thank you for your support.
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.