Weekly Events

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!

Trinity Events

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:00 am Worship Service 10:00                                         SS Teachers Meeting Following Worship             

                                                               

Monday, January 15, 2018

MLK, Jr. Day    Offices Closed                   Bowling League 6:30 pm

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Choir Practice 6:30 pm                             Lutheran Confessions Study Group 6:30 pm

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ladies Weekly Bible Study 11:30 am                

 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ladies Monthly Bible Study @ Coaster 8:00 am Men's Breakfast 8:00 am

 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:00am           Worship Service 10:00 am                                                                                                                    

                                        

   

SERVING AT TRINITY

January 14th   

Greeter                                                                   xxxxx

Ushers                                                                      Jack Carter and Errol Jennings

Acolyte                                                                Janet Gould

Lector                                                                 John Knickelbein

Communion Assistant                                       John Knickelbein

Children's Sermon                                             Pastor Meraz

Host/ess                                                                   xxxxx

January 21st  

Greeter                                                                   xxxxx

Ushers                                                                      Craig Bayse and Doug Sulak

Acolyte                                                                Justin Malone

Lector                                                                 John Knickelbein

Communion Assistant                                       John Knickelbein

Children's Sermon                                             Sharyn Leiding

Host/ess                                                                   xxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinity Celebrating 100 years in 2020 – In preparation for our 100th Anniversary Celebration we are introducing a new fund raiser, "$100,000 for 100 Years", beginning January 2018 and running through December 2020.  Our prayers are to raise $100,000 that would be divided between Building and Repair needs and to fund our yearlong celebration. Prayerfully consider how you can contribute to this anniversary celebration either weekly or monthly by adding the line "100th Annv" on your offering envelope or in the memo section of your check. You can also have this fund added to your automatic contribution to Trinity through Simply Giving, just contact the church office. We will keep you updated on our progress.

TRINITARIAN ARTICLES ARE DUE BY JANUARY 15th for the February/March issue.  This will be during the Lenten Season so please plan your articles accordingly.

LWML NEWS - Love Boxes for our military and college students will be packed on Saturday February 3rd at 10:00 am. Don’t forget to gather your donations and drop them off in the Welcome Center in January. Look for a sign-up sheet on the LWML bulletin board. Please help us make sure we have an accurate list of our military members who are deployed and our youth who are currently attending college. Call Anne in the office to update this list.

2018 Offering Envelopes are ready for pick up in the Welcome Center this morning.  Please check your box for your name.  Numbers have been reassigned as necessary.  If you are currently giving through Simply Giving and would still like envelopes, please let Anne Combes know.  If you do not have envelopes but would like some, please take a set from the unmarked boxes and write your name and envelope number on the sign-up sheet provided.  

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS – Our current Sunday School Mission Project is for the LCMS World Relief and Human Care Fund - Disaster Response.  “We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)  —  Helping the hurting amid disaster.  Northern California wildfires - While the wildfires in Northern California have subsided with the beginning of the rainy season, new concerns are arising.  Burn areas are particularly susceptible to mudslides and significant erosion during heavy rains. Please keep all those affected in your prayers as they seek to mitigate this and other risks.  Lutherans making a difference in long aftermath of Harvey, Irma - As LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through its Disaster Response arm, answers the call following Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, it’s important that the kindness being expressed across the Synod continues in the weeks, months and even years following these catastrophes.

Trinity Celebrating 100 years in 2020 – In preparation for our 100th Anniversary Celebration we are introducing a new fund raiser, "$100,000 for 100 Years", beginning January 2018 and running through December 2020.  Our prayers are to raise $100,000 that would be divided between Building and Repair needs and to fund our yearlong celebration. Prayerfully consider how you can contribute to this anniversary celebration either weekly or monthly by adding the line "100th Annv" on your offering envelope or in the memo section of your check. You can also have this fund added to your automatic contribution to Trinity through Simply Giving, just contact the church office. We will keep you updated on our progress.

NEW DIRECTORIES ARE AVAILABLE – Updated church directories are available this morning in the Welcome Center.  If you find any information that is left out or incorrect please notify the church office ASAP.

FILL THE BOOKSHELF - your Special Ministry team has teamed up with REACH Inc. a local non-profit whose mission is to support the literacy needs of at-risk and homeless children.   You may ask, How can I help?   The first thing we are going to try and do is fill a bookshelf with new and gently loved children and teen books.  The bookshelf is located in the Welcome Center.   We hope to get more involved by driving the books to the shelters and schools and maybe even get involved with reading aloud at the shelters/schools.   This is just the beginning of hopefully a great partnership.   Did you know 25% of the children in the U.S. grow up not learning how to read?    We can help change this and we hope you will join us in this worthwhile endeavor. 

Trinitarian newsletter - We need your help!!!!  Each time we print the newsletter there are over 100 copies that are not picked up and then have to be mailed. In order to help us save on printing, paper and postage we will no longer be printing every copy.  If you have an email you will receive your copy electronically.  If you would still like to receive a paper copy, please let the Church Office know either by calling 489-2551 or by email at tlc@trinitylutherannorfolk.org. The newsletter is always available on our website at www.trinitylutherannorfolk.org. Please help us to keep you informed of Trinity’s happenings.  If you requested a hard copy it is available in the Welcome Center this morning.  Extra copies are for guests!

OUR TRINITY FAMILY – A 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!

Symbolic Actions

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.

 

 

 

 

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