Today at a Glance: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019
8 a.m. Worship—Sanctuary 9:30 a.m. Bible Study—Matthew—Meeting Room 4/5 11 a.m. Worship—Sanctuary
>What’s Happening at Trinity ANNUAL MEETING—Mark your calendar for Wednesday August 28 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center. This IS the most fun you’ll ever have at a church meeting so come out and join us. It’s an opportunity to unite around God’s mission as it is lived out in our church, school, and early childhood center. At this meeting we will: Celebrate what God has done/is doing at Trinity Share and update the Mission Blueprint Elect/reelect Mission Council Members (Debbie Graham-Large, Debbie Simmons, Jenna Thompson and Ben Brown Appoint Elders Vote on the new budget Hear brief reports from several committees Hear a presentation from the Facilities Committee
OUTDOOR WORSHIP —On the last Sunday of August, we will has our final outdoor worship during our 11 a.m. service. Join us Aug. 25. Bring a blanket or a chair and a friend. LIFE WITH JESUS - Whether you are a lifelong believer or interested in finding out more about Christianity, this 11-week class is for you. We’ll explore Christ’s gracious invitation of a personal relationship with God and the Spirit-filled life of following Christ as his disciple. Life with Jesus is for anyone who would like to attend, and is required of those considering membership at Trinity (but doesn’t obligate you to become a member.) Life with Jesus will be held on Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 16 – Nov. 15, in the Church Lounge. Childcare is available. For more information, contact Sue von Fange, 463-2921 X103, or email@example.com. To register, contact Robin Shuell, 463-2921 X143 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at trinityct.org/lwj.
This week at Trinity—Aug. 19-24, 2019 For a complete list of events at Trinity, visit trinityct.org and click Today at Trinity
1 p.m. Alanon—Church Lounge 7 p.m. Worship—Sanctuary
9 a.m. MOPS Training—Church Lounge 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study—Meeting Room 4/5
6 a.m. Men’s Bible Study—Church Lounge 6 p.m. Special Needs Support Group—Meeting Room 1 6:45 p.m. Kindle—Sunday School Office 7 p.m. AA—Community Center
2 p.m. School Registration Day—Community Center 7 p.m. Purls Knitting—Church Lounge
9 a.m. MOMCon Planning—Church Lounge 7 p.m. NA Meeting—Community Center
7:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study—Church Lounge
10 a.m. Boy Scouts Popcorn Blitz—Community Center
PRAYER LIST Members Who Are Ill/Recovering
Helen Luft, Carol Jobse, Onalee Young, Josephine Young, Frank and Kathy Carpenter, Kris Pauli, Donna Lockhart, Kris Rice, Beverly Mueller, Aimee Kilcher, Bruce Rieck, Elaine Carr, Donna Sogge, Ken Cress, John Cress, Lisa Palazzolo, Robert McDonald, John Gehm, Marion Thiel, Fran Broduer, Perry Roberts, Mark Albright, Fran Kuchenmeister, Tom Boos, Janet Ragsdale, Gloria Kandt, Audrey Rinnert, Bill Liebnitz, Karl Hallberg, Gloria Price, Kathe Balon, Martha Rozell, Sue Vernier, George Wagner, Vanessa DeGeorge, Gwen, Sharon Tipton, Hunter Cooper
Others Who Are Ill/Recovering
Paul VanderMarliere, Colleen Caster, Kathleen Kaufman, Ronald Rosenberg, Sandra Schoehn, Norene Redmond , Victor Hecker, Renee Hecker, Joyce Owen, David Fischer, Jillian, Jula Burnham, Dennis Berkesch, Judith Marshall, Tamara Piper, Dana Test, Joanie D’Angelo, Gregg Glen, Rachel Kewelski, Mallory Buza, Margie McConnell, Terry Hall, Erick Kendall, Joy DeMand, Doug Decker, Hugh Gersch, Jenny and Cormac Elgin, Griffin Stein, Jeff McCormick, Diane Ditto, Chuck Baker, Richard Alden, Judy Federlein, Anna Williams, Stan Krogulecki, Jeanne Diesing, Stefanie Wolvin, Katherine Boyd, Lena Sorgeloos, Tina Gladstone, Dahlia Kiley-Meli, RoseAnn O’keefe, Sue Gipson, John Koppelman, Geraldine (Geri) VanKerschaever, Tegan Malloy, Paige Hayes, Gregg Koehn, Rev. D. Michael Hackbardt, Nelson and Gail LeSage, Rev. Alvia Martis, Ernest Schutt, Mark Heymoss, Howard von Fange, Pat Gohdes Payton Shock, Timothy Stewart, Lauren Duromat, Al Sullivan, Sara (Reker) Halbert, Joyce Goodrich (Please email Pastor Gary at email@example.com to update prayer requests.)
† For the Sick and Suffering † For all of our Next Generation ministries † For those who serve, defend, and protect us (Military/Police/Fire, etc) † For those who work in full time Christian ministry † For our search committees In Memoriam: Irma Schwark; Dave Wandrie Baptisms: Brooke Lynn McCoy, daughter of Luke and Natalie McCoy; Roman Joshua Manns, son of Mark and Jaqueline Manns
In Thanksgiving: 12th wedding anniversary of Timothy and Stacey Cox Those Serving in the Armed Forces
Art Baker, Joshua Bante, Michael Berger, Daniel Bergstresser, Jeremy Bridgeman, Louis Cage, Maddy Casey Shelby Clippard, Joe Cognitore, Nate Custer, Chad Czischke, Richard Dembowski, Jorge Dimmer, Don Ehrke, John Fill, Melissa Flood, Anthony Gaiera, Sam Genna, Isaac Gibson, Khaleef Graham, Matthew Hudson, Joseph Jedenasty, Michael Kayser, Kory Kramer, Brenden Kronner, Tyler Konwinski, Thomas LeClair, Ethan LeClair, Jason Lipka, Robert McDonald, Logan McFarland, Sally Maize, Anthony Marsack, Mario Marval, M. Scott McCormick, John McGee, Matthew Moeser, Michael Niemczyk, Renae Niemczyk, Christine Olivares, Derek Olivares, Brandon Pirrone, Graham Puranen, John Rapp, John Renard, Zachary Rice, Michael Rich, Tyler Rakowski, Sean Schess, Troy Sears, Joshua Schumaker, Matthew Smigielski, Christopher Stanifer, Adam Taber, Samantha Uppleger, Jeremy Webber, Thomas Woloszyk, Zachary Woomer, Paul Zalar
>ENGAGE GOD SUMMER PREACHING SERIES—Our summer preaching series will be “A Summer of Psalms.” It comes from the words of Luke 24:44—”Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Join us as we dive into this topic on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. and also Monday evenings at 7 p.m. CONFIRMATION MODULE REGISTRATION IS OPEN for students in grades 6 – 8. To check out
the dates and times and/or to sign up for modules visit the conformation website at www.trinityct.org/confirmation. For information, contact Kristin Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 586-463-2921. PRAYING HANDS—Are you in need of prayer? Immediately following each of our worship services members of our “Praying Hands” team are available to pray with you or for you. You can find them at the back of the altar area near the cross and candles . SUBMIT YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS—Do you have an urgent prayer request for our Prayer Chain members? Do you want to alert the pastors to a prayer need? We now have an online form for submitting those requests. Go to Trinityct.org and click Submit a Prayer Request. Complete the form and the submission will immediately be sent to the appropriate prayer warriors. SUNDAY BIBLE STUDIES – Classes meet at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Sunday school, 252 and XP3 will not meet again until the kick off in September. SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS- THE GOSPELS - The books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the beloved eye-witness accounts of our Lord, Jesus Christ and his time here on earth. While they are filled with history, stories (parables), lessons and wisdom for everyday living, they are uniquely written by four authors to four different audiences. Matthew wrote for the Jewish people, Mark focused on the Roman world, Luke the Greeks and John was written as a "universal Gospel" with something for everyone. Join us as we begin this study with the book of Matthew. Class continues 9:30 a.m. Rooms 4-5, Leader: Kathy Bell. MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets to enjoy God's Word every Tuesday morning 9:30-10:45. (Yes, we meet all summer.) Led by Mary Hartman and Lila Tirsell. Rooms 4/5. MONDAY NIGHT LADIES BIBLE STUDY— We will be kicking off the fall season on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in Rooms 4 and 5. We will be studying the "Rachel and Leah" by Nicki Koziarz. All ladies are welcome. Questions please contact Bonnie Young by phone or text at 586-350-3222. MEN’S BIBLE STUDY—The group is currently working on a new series this week titled “Gospel of Mark — The Serving Christ.” Class meets in the Church Lounge on Wednesdays at 6-7 a.m. Study guide, coffee and pastries provided. MEN’S WEEKEND STUDY—The men’s Saturday morning Bible study is focusing on the book of Romans. Study meets Saturday mornings at 7:30-9 a.m. in the Church Lounge. Led by Jim Hill.
>ENGAGE GOD’S PEOPLE CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY IS COMING—On Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9-noon, we invite our Trinity family and friends to help us clean up the grounds and the building as part of a church work day. Rain or shine. We will have indoor cleaning and outdoor gardening
projects available. Lunch will follow after the cleanup. We will need a team of people to help with food serving and clean-up. To help us identify specific tasks, sign up online to indicate if you can help. Register at Trinityct.org/cleanup or on the sheet at the Welcome Center. Fore more information, contact Rick Wyatt at email@example.com or 586-4632921. GREETERS WANTED—We have several openings for greeters for our 8 a.m. worship. No matter what your age, if you would enjoying serving in this way and can arrive 20 minutes prior to worship, please contact Sue von Fange, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 586.463.2921 ext.103. NEVER WORRY ABOUT MONEY AGAIN with Financial Peace University (FPU), the ninelesson course that gives you the proven plan to master budgeting, pay off debt, build wealth, and give generously. The course centers around lessons taught by Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan and Rachel Cruze, followed by small group discussions. FPU includes your member workbook as well as one year of free access to Financial Peace Membership, where you’ll find tons of online resources to help you start winning with money. Thursdays, Sept. 7 – Nov. 7, 7-8:30 pm. Registration is online only. Save $30 by registering at https://www.fpu.com/1092420 to sign up. PAPER HUGS—Paper Hugs makes cards handmade cards for our church family to share. All skill levels are welcome. We meet once a month on the first Wednesday of each month. We will start at 2 p.m. and work until 8 p.m. in the Church Lounge. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Our next meeting is Sept. 4. Hope to see you there! For more information, contact Kathy Reither at email@example.com. TRINITY CHRISTIAN COUNSELING – We’ve added a new clinician to our counseling staff. Zhela Bennett is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC). She has over 20 years experience in business, mentoring, and discipleship. Her training helps couples, individuals, and youth find a path towards healing and meaningful lives. She is also a certified trauma professional and EMDR trained clinician. Our counseling offices are in the Olympia Spa and Salon building, 117 Cass Avenue, Suites 300 and 309. Call 586-4680401 for an appointment. Check outwww.trinityct.org/counseling for more details. COULD YOU BE A STEPHEN MINISTER? The next session of Stephen Minister training will begin this August. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 586-463-2921. Our Stephen Ministers are trained to listen. They provide loving, non-judgmental support and others work through personal challenges or difficult life situation. SAVE THE DATES - Living Your Strengths will be offered on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm, Sept. 18 – Oct. 23. This 6-week journey will help you uncover, affirm, and celebrate your areas of greatest talent. Your “Top 5” affect all your relationships and all you do! Discover ways to live more intentionally as God uniquely created you. A sign up for the fall class will be available later this summer.
CALL PROCESS—We currently have two active search committees; one for a Pastor of Discipleship, (we have changed Pastor Brian’s position) and one for a Youth Minister (Director of Student Ministry). Each committee has already reviewed a number of potential candidates. The Youth Minister Search committee has reviewed approximately 15 candidates, has conducted 3 phone interviews and we are asking two of the candidates to come for “on site” visits and interviews in the coming weeks. The Pastor Search committee reviewed 12 candidates and asked 3 candidates for phone interviews. All three declined for various reasons. We have asked the MI District office for a new list of names and that should be coming in the near future. Position descriptions are available in the church office and members are always welcome to submit names for potential candidates. GRIEFSHARE—A new GriefShare support group will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Let us help you with your journey through GriefShare, designed to comfort and encourage you after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. The group meets on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10 and runs through Dec. 8 from 1-3 p.m. in the Church Lounge. The cost of the class is $15 and includes a workbook. Childcare is available if needed. For more information, contact Parish Nurse Lisa Riviera at email@example.com or 586-213-1339. RETROUVAILLE MARRIAGE WEEKEND—Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse? Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down? Have you thought about separation or divorce? Does talking about it make it worse? RETROUVAILLE CAN HELP!! The next local Retrouvaille program begins Friday, Aug. 23 in Romulus. For information, call 800-470-2230 or visit HelpOurMarriage.org. COLUMBARIUM EXPANSION—As Trinity has filled the first columbarium, constructed in 2017, and now an expansion is in place. The columbarium, built specifically for Trinity, has niches designed for permanent placement of a loved ones cremains. The niches are designed to accommodate one person for a flat fee that includes laser engraved black granite fronts and inurnment. The columbarium is in the northwest hall adjacent to the sanctuary. For more information on reserving a niche, contact Pastor Gary or Rick Wyatt at 586-463-2921. TAPE MINISTRY—The Tape Ministry, which provides audio recordings of the services to shut-ins and others who can’t attend church, needs two people to help carry out the role. If interested, contact Joanne Schuler at 901-857-0921.
>ENGAGE THE WORLD FAMILY OF GOD DINNERS—Trinity sponsors a dinner at the Family of God in Detroit the second Wednesday of every month. We need 10 casseroles that will feed about 20 people. If you would like to contribute a casserole or dessert, contact Karen Langreet at 586-4452460. For more info, contact Brian Lanko at 586-350-0444 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CAMP RESTORE FUNDRAISER—Mark your calendars for the annual Camp Restore Detroit Fundraising Dinner/Silent Auction, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Eastpointe. Reservations are $25/person ($10 towards dinner, $15 donation to CRD). If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction, contact Susan Riske at 586-286-0025 or email@example.com.
NEEDED FOR QUILTS—Our quilters use gently used, clean sheets in all sizes and colors to make lining and backs for Lutheran World Relief quilts. Also needed—yards of cotton fabric to make tops. We cannot use any material with U.S. Flags, patriot/military symbols or reference to the armed forces or religious or holiday symbols. Items can be placed on the quilt table in the foyer or in the bin behind the Youth Lounge. Thank you! DO YOU WANT TO HELP US QUILT? We need members to tie quilts and sewing angels to stitch the squares to make a top. We meet the third Tuesday of each month and put them together (no sewing involved). Bring a sandwich and stay for lunch. We meet on Tuesday, Aug. 20 9:30 a.m. in the Community Center. STOCK THE FOOD PANTRY WITH NON-FOOD ITEMS—The Food Pantry has been blessed by the generosity of Trinity members and the Meijer Simply Give program. However, that money only covers food items. Often our pantry guests need items like toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and other non-food items. If you would like to donate these non-food items, please leave them on the food pantry cart located in the hallway near the nursery.
>SCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER GSRP PROGRAM ENROLLING NOW! Are you looking for preschool for your child? Did you know Trinity offers a Great Start Readiness Program for 4-year-olds? It's a free preschool program for those who qualify. And there is still room for the fall! To find out more about our program, as well as how to learn if you qualify, visit https://trinityct.org/gsrp/ REGISTRATION DAY IS COMING—The school Registration Day is Thursday, Aug. 22 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Community Center, and you may come any time that is convenient for you during that timeframe. It is important that at least one parent of every student plan to be here on that day. The registration process will take about 45 minutes or less if you fill out your forms ahead of time. The forms may be printed from our webpage which is www.trinityct.org, School tab, Current Families tab, Forms and Information tab. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL—The first day of our day school program for the 2019-20 school year will be Monday, Aug. 26. Classes begin at 8 a.m. Parents and friends are welcome to join us in the church at 8:30 a.m. as we begin the school year with a chapel service.
>ANNOUNCEMENTS COPY HELP NEEDED—On Thursday afternoons, the Church Office prints the bulletins and the Announcer. We are in need of someone to help with copying. This position would be in a rotations and would only be needed every few weeks. Training and support will be provided. For more information, contact Robin Shuell at 586-463-2921 or firstname.lastname@example.org. LSEM GOLF OUTING—Lutheran Special Education Ministries (LSEM) is excited to announce its 14th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township. Register your team today or sign up as a sponsor of this event by clicking here or by contacting Marty Moro at 248-419-3390 ext. 105 or email@example.com. All proceeds from this event will benefit children with learning needs. To learn more, visit luthsped.org.