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                          

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Lenten Soup Supper 5:30 pm                         Mid-week Lenten Worship Service 7:00 pm 

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                             Choir Rehearsal 4:30 pm     

Sunday, April 2, 2023

New Member Class 9:00 am                     Sunday School and Adult Bible Class 9:00 am   Communion Worship 10:00 am                 

Monday, April 3, 2023

Bowling League 6:30 pm  

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                             Maundy Thursday Worship Service 7:00 pm

Friday, April 7, 2023

Church Office closes at Noon                             Good Friday Tenebrae Service 7:00 pm

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Easter Breakfast 8:30 am                             Easter Egg Hunt 9:00 am                             Easter Celebration Communion Worship 10:00 am   





April 2, 2023

Lector - Scott Thieman                                      Communion Assistant - John Knickelbein

April 9, 2023

Lector - NA                                          Communion Assistant - NA

April 16, 2023

Lector - Cathy George                                       Communion Assistant - Roger Medlin

April 23, 2023

Lector - Boyd Sylvester                                       Communion Assistant - Bill Sontag

April 30, 2023

Lector - Sharyn Leiding                                       Communion Assistant - John Knickelbein


Weekly Scripture

April 2, 2023

Isaiah 50:4-9                                                 Philippians 2:5-11                                               John 12:20-43

April 9, 2023

Acts 10:34-43                                             Colossians 3:1-4                                           Matthew 28:1-10

April 16, 2023

Acts 5:29-42                                                             1 Peter 1:3-9                                                     John 20:19-31

April 23, 2023

Acts 2:14, 36-41                                                       1 Peter 1:17-25                                                   Luke 24:13-35

April 30, 2023

Acts 2:42-47                                                             1 Peter 2:19-25                                                 John 10:1-10

















Masks are no longer required inside the church.  If you prefer to wear a mask you are encouraged to do so. 

In the event of inclement weather please visit our website at www.trinitylutherannorfolk.org and our Facebook page at TLCNorfolk for announcements concerning any cancellations.  Notifications will also be sent by email to those with an email address on file and by phone to those who do not. Please do not rely on the notice being posted on the local news networks.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Board of Worship along with our Vacancy Pastors have decided to again offer the Common Cup as well as individual cups during the distribution of Communion.  If you wish to commune from the Common Cup do not take an individual cup when it is offered.  Whichever you prefer is an individual choice for blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.  

We welcome Courtney Bullaboy this morning as she accompanies us in worship.  Thank you for being with us today and lending your musical talents as our organist, Carroll Smith, is out of town for a family funeral. 

There will be a Voters Assembly after the Worship Service TODAY. Please plan to stay!

A Call Service was held last Sunday March 19th where 42 Communicant members voted unanimously  to Call Rev. Christopher Conkling as Trinity's next Pastor. A Call Package/Compensation Package was overnighted to him.  The Call Committee just received the following message from Pastor Conkling: 

This is to inform you that I have received the call documents to serve as Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Norfolk, VA. I invite you, the call committee, and Trinity's congregation to join Bridget and I in prayer as we discern where the Lord is leading us to serve. Thank you. 
Lords Blessings, Pastor Chris Conkling 

We have asked for a response within 3-5 weeks of receiving the package. Please keep the Conkling's in your prayers.  Special thank you again to our Call Committee for all of their hard work on Trinity's behalf.  We will keep you updated! 

THERE WILL BE A PALM MARCH on Palm Sunday, April 2nd!  We ask that all of the children participating meet in the Narthex by the nursery at 9:50 am to receive their palms and instructions!   

EASTER BREAKFAST – The ladies of the LWML are sponsoring the Easter Breakfast and invite you to share in the fellowship.  Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:30 am.  A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit LWML Missions.  Sign-up sheets for donations and volunteers can be found on the Volunteer Board in the Welcome Center.

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at 9:00 am on the front lawn!  All children are invited to participate!  There will not be Sunday School on Easter to allow children time for the egg hunt and to eat breakfast with their families.  We are so glad to be starting this tradition again!

Pastoral Visits - Chaplain Prince continues to make Pastoral visits to anyone who would request that he visit with them at their home.  The Sundays include April 16th & 30th at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. There is a signup sheet in the Welcome Center, or you may call the Church Office at 757-489-2551 to find out times available.

The Trustees are looking for volunteers to mow the church’s lawn this summer.  If you are willing to help, please sign-up on the sheet in the Welcome Center.  We will be organizing in two person “teams”. With two people working, it usually takes about one hour to cut, trim and edge the lawn.  Each team will be responsible for cutting the grass on a rotating schedule.  The number of teams and frequency of their duty will depend on the number of volunteers. Please contact John Knickelbein for more details.

PORTALS OF PRAYER for April - May are now available.  You may pick one up from the Narthex as you exit this morning.

On January 1, 2023 the Board of Stewardship started a new building improvement fund raiser entitled – MOVING TRINITY FORWARD Fund. This is a 5-year campaign with a goal of $250,000.  This fund will help support a renovation of our heating and cooling systems, support updates to the building to cover safety and security, a renovation of our playground, and updates to our roof and wiring throughout the building. Please mark on your envelope that the donation is for the MTF Fund!

Cleaning House – This winter we will begin to clean out the building.  We have many classrooms that are full of stored items from our Day School. Some items will be trashed, some put aside to sell and some donated.  In order to sort these items, we are asking for donations of boxes.  These can be placed in Belvedere Hall.  Watch for announcements on future work parties if you would like to help out.

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.

Would you like to forgo the hassle of envelopes?  You can enroll in the VANCO “Simply Giving” program. You select the donation, the day and the frequency of the donation and the money is withdrawn from your bank account.  Forms are available on the bulletin board in the office hallway.  A voided check is required. Completed forms should be given to Anne Combes, Church Secretary.  Anne can also answer any questions.

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 is available in the Narthex for collection.

Trinitarian newsletter -  If you have an email on file you will receive your copy electronically.  If you would 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. 

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.

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.