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VBS and Day Camp

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Vacation Bible School and Day Camp at Trinity

Day Camp and VBS will be held concurrently at Trinity this summer. They will run June 18-21, 2018. All are invited! Attendees do not have to be members of Trinity, so bring a friend, a cousin, a neighbor, and join us for a week of fun!

Vacation Bible School is for children ages 3 (by 9/1/17) to 5. It is from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10.
Vacation Bible School registration form

Day Camp is for youth entering grades 1-6 this fall. Cost is $20.
Day Camp registration form

Community Baccalaureate Service

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All are invited to the Community Baccalaureate Service on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity. Pastors from area churches along with students will be participating in this special service. Members of the Spring Grove High School choir will also be a part of the service.

Senior Recognition Sunday

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Sunday, May 27 we will be recognizing our graduating seniors with a special blessing during worship followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Parents/grandparents will be wrapping their senior in a blanket as a special blessing and reminder of their love and that their family at Trinity is also thinking of them.

Meatball Dinner

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Trinity's youth will be hosting this year's Syttende Mai Meatball Dinner on Sunday, May 20 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It will be carry-outs only this year; each meal is $10. 

Menu: hand-rolled meatballs in gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, lefse, dinner roll, rommegrot, and brownie. Disposable silverware will be available for those who would like to enjoy their meal in the park!

Funds raised will help support the youth's trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX, in June.

Our youth are going to the ELCA Youth Gathering!

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Our youth and adult leaders are excited about the ELCA Youth Gathering in June in Houston, TX! 

The next big fundraiser will be the Syttende Mai Meatball Dinner on Sunday, May 20 serving from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. They will be serving carry-outs only for $10. 

They still have scrip cards available for purchase to local businesses.

Thank you for your support of our youth!

Welcome Pastor Elizabeth!

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WE JOYFULLY WELCOME PASTOR ELIZABETH HERMEIER TO TRINITY! 
Her first Sunday is April 15. 

Her Installation Service is April 22 followed by a Welcome Reception. 

Join us for these special events!
 

Holy Week Services

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The services of Holy Week are really one service stretched over several days to tell the glorious story of what God has done for us in Christ’s death and resurrection. We encourage you to be
present for it all!
 
 Maundy Thursday— March 29
    7:00 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar

 Good Friday— March 30
    5:30 p.m.  CROSSWALK
This Crosswalk is symbolic of the walk Jesus took to his crucifixion and is intended as a public witness of faith.  We will begin at Trinity Church and make our way to different places/stations in the community representative of Holy Week events and ideas. During the Crosswalk, all participants, young and old alike, will be given a chance to share in carrying the cross. Along the way, we will stop for short times of prayer, reading, and singing.

Please note that stations will be handicap accessible. Folks may drive between each station if they prefer. All ages are welcome. All are welcome! (You do not need to be a Trinity member to participate.)  Following the Crosswalk, join us for a simple soup supper in the Fellowship Hall.

"Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus; and
carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha."                         John 19:16-17                                                                            

 Easter— April 1
    7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service with Holy Communion
    7:45 a.m. Breakfast served by Trinity Youth until 8:45 a.m.
                    Menu: egg bakes, muffins, fresh fruit, and beverages
                    Freewill donations will go toward youth trips and activities.
    9:15 a.m. Festival Worship with Holy Communion
             No fellowship, Sunday School, or Babel in the Belfry

Lenten meal cancelled

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Please note that due to the rescheduling of the Spring Grove Boys' Basketball playoff game to tomorrow/Wednesday, March 7 evening, we will not be serving a Lenten Supper. Many of our youth and adults are involved with the game activities. Good luck, Lions!

Our Lenten service at 7:00 p.m. will take place as usual. Join us for this mid-week refreshment of music, prayers, and a meditation by Pastor Jim.

Special Meeting of the Congregation

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There will be a Special Meeting of the Congregation on Sunday, March 4 in the church sanctuary immediately following the 9:15 a.m. worship service. The purpose of this meeting is for a congregational vote to issue a call to the recommended candidate.

More information about the candidate will be available at worship on Sunday, February 25. Members of the Call Committee will also be on hand during Coffee Fellowship to answer questions and review the call process.

Lenten Suppers

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Trinity Youth are serving supper each Wednesday evening during Lent. Supper is served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: freewill donation.

February 21: Pizza Bar
February 28: Breakfast for Dinner
March 7: Soup and Sandwich Supper
March 14: Taco Bar
March 21: Baked Potato Bar

Lenten services

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Lent with Kind David
This year Ancient Israel's most faithful kind, King David, will lead us through Lent as we reflect on our own relationship with God.

Ash Wednesday
February 14, 7:00 p.m., Imposition of Ashes, Holy Communion, Meditation on Psalm 51

Wednesdays of Lent
February 21-March 21, 7:00p.m., Holden Evening Prayer service, Meditations on Psalms of David

Sundays of Lent
February 18-March 18, 9:15 a.m. Worship, Lessons from King David's Life

Trinity Boutique

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Looking for unique, homemade gifts? Shop at the Trinity Boutique located in the Fellowship Hall! 

WELCA members have put their talents to task and have created many unique items. A great place to find gifts for Christmas, birthdays, baptisms, and anniversaries!

Adult Forum: Understanding Islam

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The first session today on Islam will be focused on defining some terms, articles, and basic history of the Islamic faith. We will do so in an attempt at unpacking some terms, developing a familiarity where one might not exist in an effort to overcome simplistic, monolithic media portrayed versions of this interesting, diverse religion. Questions to bring to the forum: what is/are your first perceptions, apprehensions of Islam? Why? We can hopefully attempt to answer these questions, and grow in our awareness.

This class is taught by Mark Schroeder who Mark Schroeder holds a Masters Degree from Luther Seminary in Islamic Studies which he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Roland Miller, Dr. Mark Swanson, and Dr. Charles Amjad-Ali. Mark wrote his Masters Thesis on the prose and poetry writing of Sir Muhammad Iqbal, an early 20th century Indian Muslim philosopher and political thinker who sought to modernize Islam and end colonialism, desiring political self-determination for India's Muslims, and India as a whole.

These sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 19, 26, and Dec. 3.

 

Christmas Worship

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Join us for worship this Christmas! All are welcome!

Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24)
9:15 a.m. Service of Lessons and Carols including music by Trinity Handbell Choir
3:00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve service with special music by Trinity Choir
5:00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve service with special music by Alisha Solum

Christmas Day (Monday, December 25)
 10:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

 

 

 

Organ Recital

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Dr. Gregory Peterson will present an Organ Recital, Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation through Music, on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Peterson is an internationally acclaimed recitalist having performed in many venues local and international. He is Professor of Music and College Organist at Luther College.

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Dr. Gregory Peterson

Following the recital, enjoy Katie's Table reception featuring Reformation era foods and beverages that Martin Luther's wife, Katie, would have shared with her many house guests.

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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We will hear the Voices of the Reformation….

                          
October   1 — The Voice of Phillip Melanchthon
                        Pastor Lane Zaffke preaching

October   8 — The Voice of Katharina Schϋtz Zell
                        Dr. Wanda Deifelt, Professor of Religion focusing on Luther
                        and Lutheranism at Luther College, preaching and leading
                        Adult Forum following worship

October 15 — The Voice of John Calvin
                        Pastor Jim Scaife preaching

October 22 — The Voice of Martin Luther
                        Pastor Jim Scaife preaching

       — 3 p.m. Organ Recital: Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation                 
                        through Music with Dr. Gregory Peterson, Professor of Music
                        and College Organist at Luther College

                         Followed by Katie’s Table reception serving Reformation Era      
                         foods and beverages.

October 29 — The Voice of the Holy Spirit
                         Affirmation of Baptism for the 2017 Confirmation Class

 

Sunday School starts this week!

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Children young and old are invited to Trinity to learn!

Preschool - 6th grade children -- meet at 10:30 a.m. at the back of the sanctuary to sing before heading off to class.

7th-12th grades -- head to the cozy belfry room for Babel in the Belfry at 10:30 a.m. It's a time for casual conversation about a variety of topics. Have a question about a world event and how to look at it through Christian eyes? Bring it along and let's chat!