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Today at a Glance: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

Women’s Conference Ticket Sales—Foyer 8 a.m. Worship—Sanctuary 9:30 a.m. Preschool Sunday School-Kindergarten Room 9:30 a.m. 252—Early Childhood Center 9:30 a.m. Middle School Ministry—Youth Lounge 9:30 a.m. Acts—Chapel

9:30 a.m. The Book of Corinthians—Meeting Room 4/5 9:30 a.m. GodSpace—Church Lounge 11 a.m. Worship—Sanctuary Noon Confirmation Module—New Testament—Youth Lounge Noon Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Ceremony—Community Center 12:30 p.m. GriefShare—Church Lounge 7 p.m. Lifetree Café—53 North Walnut in Mt. Clemens


>What’s Happening at Trinity LENTEN SEASON: A Preview of Coming Attractions Ash Wednesday Worship: The season of Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1 with Ash Wednesday worship at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Worship will include the imposition of Ashes and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Congregation Wide Bible Study: Beginning Sunday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. we’ll be hosting a Bible study based on the Lenten Sermon Series: Jesus – Exploring the Life and Death of the Son of God. Sign up begins this weekend in the foyer and online at Trinityct.org. Middle schoolers through adults are welcome. CrossTalk for Lent: Beginning Monday, March 6 we will be providing CrossTalk Audio Devotions during the week days of Lent. They’ll be sent directly to you e-mail inbox. If you’d like to be included but are not sure if we have your email, please contact Rebecca Thomas at rthomas@trinityct.org GROUNDWORK GUATEMALA CAN COLLECTION - The Trinity mission team going to Guatemala this year is continuing to collect cans and bottles to help raise money for the trip. The next collection dates are before and after all services next weekend (Feb. 25/26). Why spend your time in front of a bottle return machine when we can return them for you and the refund will support the mission? Thank you!

Prayer List Members Who Are Ill/Recovering

Helen Luft, Roy Jackson, Lucille Fuller, Cameron Holloway, Carol Matthews, David Fischer, Jennifer Kaferle, Dawn Siersma, Chuck Baker, Marion Thiel, Carl Sielaff, Allen Pienkowski, Cynthia Chilcutt, Louise Riley, George Willerhausen, Anna Puranen, Debbie Dixon, Ken LaForest, Beatrice Stark, Joan Turner, Rochelle Maintzer, Jacob Kaferle, Elaine Liss, Laura Isenhoff, Charles Wilson, Brendan Williams

Others Who Are Ill/Recovering

Colleen Caster, Lani Nolan, Margie McConnell, Daniel Morris, Sam Kell, Judy Reed, Rick Adams, John Kutz, Kathy Stewart, James Snay, Sr., Craig Weidenbach, Thomas Maier, Ron Fournier, Carl Gerds III, Margie McConnell, Joyce Owen, Robert Standfest, Michael Orrell, Roberta Ronschke, Chris Pustelny, Carrie Rugenstein and Riley Rugenstein, Bob Willits, Jackie Chaney, William Wiczorek, Victor and Renee Hecker, Sandi Williams, Janey Klocker, Eva Jackson, Robert Mickelson, Sue Ellen Maurer, Ingrid Stemmerich, Roxanne Kelly Fink, John Prosch, Samantha Calhoun, Mark Meldrum, Lauren Puranen, Carol Jordan, Fritz Schaefer, Stanley Kawalski, Jennifer Behring, Cathy Beckwith, Dorothy Jennings, Abe Qaza, Susan Gaertner, John Carpenter, Scott Roland, Ken Bauman, Jennifer Klick

*If you have submitted a prayer request for a non-member, please update the church office on the status so that this list remains current.* Special Prayers:

† 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 Baptisms: Arleigh Jade Vojtush; Adela Kay Grimes; Trevis Contrell Grimes; and Aubrey Ann Burrus

Those Serving in the Armed Forces

Eric Arthur, Art Baker, Daniel Bergstresser, Jeremy Bridgeman, Louis Cage, Shelby Clippard, Joe Cognitore, Chad Czischke, Richard Dembowski, Jorge Dimmer, Don Ehrke, John Fill, Melissa Flood, Isaac Gibson, Matthew Hudson, Joseph


Jedenasty, Michael Kayser, Daniel Klein, Kory Kramer, Tyler Konwinski, Garret LaBudde, Thomas LeClair, Ethan LeClair, Senior Chief Jason Lipka, Christopher F. MacArthur, David A. MacArthur, Sally Maize, Anthony Marsack, Mario Marval, Robert McDonald, M. Scott McCormick, Rodrigo Mendoza, Gary Mifsud, Matthew Moeser, Michael Niemczyk, Renae Niemczyk, Derek Olivares, Christopher Phillips, Graham Puranen, John Renard, Zachary Rice, Michael Rich, Tyler Rakowski, Sean Schess, Troy Sears, Joshua Schumaker, Christopher Stanifer, Randy Tirsell,Thomas Woloszyk, Zachary Woomer, Paula Smith

This week at Trinity—Feb 20-25, 2017 For a complete list of events at Trinity, visit trinityct.org and click Today at Trinity

Monday (20)

School Closed—Winter Break (ECC and Church Office open) 9:30 a.m. Trinity World Relief Quilters—Community Center 10:00 a.m. Barnabas Meeting—Church Lounge 1 p.m. Alanon—Church Lounge 7 p.m. Ladies Bible Study-Gideon—Chapel 7 p.m. Stephen Ministry Training—Meeting Room 5

Tuesday (21)

9:30 a.m. The Lord’s Prayer Study—Meeting Room 4/5 9:30 a.m. Trinity World Relief Quilters—Community Center 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi—Mini Gym

Wednesday (22)

6 a.m. Men’s Bible Study—Church Lounge 9 a.m. MOPS Connection Cafe—Church Lounge Noon Kiwanis—Community Center 6 p.m. Handbells—Sanctuary 6:30 p.m. CARE Class—Meeting Room 1 7 p.m. AA—Community Center 7 p.m. Living Your Strengths—Meeting Room 3 7 p.m. Confirmation Module-Apostles Creed—6th Grade Room

Thursday (23)

1:00 p.m. Hearing Loss Association—Church Lounge 6:15 p.m. Compassion Pregnancy MOPS—Community Center 7 p.m. Life with Jesus—Church Lounge 7 p.m. Trinity Purls Knitting—Meeting Room 4/5 7 p.m. Voices in Praise Rehearsal—Choir Room

Friday (24)

Dialogue Day—Various church rooms 7 p.m. NA—Community Center

Saturday (18)

9 a.m. Upwards Games—Gym 3:30 a.m. MLYA Basketball—Gym 5 p.m. Worship—Sanctuary


>ENGAGE GOD PREACHING SERIES: When Jesus brought the kingdom of heaven to earth, he brought redemption for the whole person: body, mind and heart. Continuing today, we’ll explore the deep places of longing in our three-week series Matters of the Heart. HOLY COMMUNION STEPPING STONE—Attention parents of 5th graders [or 6th, 7th & 8th] our spiritual lives are often equated with a journey. Along the way, there are stepping stones that function as an anchor in a maddening sea of change. One of these faith stepping stones is Holy Communion. Parents and students are invited to the spring session of the Holy Communion Faith Stepping Stone. This 4-week class begins on Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m. in the Community Center. Sign up online at Trinityct.org. There is a Holy Communion button right on the homepage. Questions - Contact pb at pastorbrian@trinityct.org. SUNDAY BIBLE STUDIES – Class for all ages meet today at 9:30 a.m. unless noted 252—Our Sunday morning experience for K-5th graders will focus on courage and how we live it out in our daily lives. Meets at 9:15 a.m. in the school/ECC foyer. For info, contact Jeremy at jashley@trinityct.org or 586-463-8803. PRESCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL meets at 9:30 a.m. in the kindergarten classroom. It is open to children 3 and 4 years old. For more information, contact Jeremy Ashley at jashley@trinityct.org or 586-463-8803. HEY MIDDLE SCHOOLERS—Ever been heading in one direction and then told you need to go another way? Yeah - me either. It can be frustrating. Well, our faith journey can be like that heading in one direction only to be told we have to go over there instead. Or, maybe we think we’ll be one thing, but God has different plans. XP3 is a Sunday morning gathering for Middle Schoolers in the Youth Lounge beginning at 9:30 a.m. Come explore as we take a ROAD TRIP. ACTS—The Spread of the Kingdom —Join us to explore the Book of Acts and discover how God used Jesus’ disciples, to build the church, and to change the world. Continues today at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Leaders: Pastor Ken and Pastor Gary. GOD SPACE – “Where spiritual conversations happen naturally.” The Holy Spirit can do amazing things through conversation. This 6-session video study will give you insights and tools for connecting with others about the things that matter most. Continues today at 9:30 a.m. Location: Church Lounge Leader: Sue von Fange THE BOOK OF FIRST CORINTHIANS-Corinth, at the time of St. Paul, was a very cosmopolitan city, with rampant corruption, idolatry, and immorality. It was a difficult place for a Christian to live, and believers there had questions about what it meant to live for Christ. It was similar to exactly what we find in our world today. Paul wrote this letter to address the Corinthians' problems, heal their divisions, and answer their questions. Join us for an in-depth look at this letter of Paul's and see how it applies to current day struggles. Continues today at 9:30 a.m. Leader: Kathy Bell, Room 4-5. NEW SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE STUDY – “AGING IN THE GRACE OF GOD” - How to embrace the last third of life as a time to grow near to God and fulfill his purposes. This ten-session Bible study course will encourage you to share your unique story and answered prayers with others. It will


also show you how to use this time to grow closer to God by practicing deepening quiet and contemplation, readying yourself for the new and unexpected vision he may impart. It reminds you that keeping eternity in view helps us to accept tough transitions with serenity. Remember, this is not a time to merely exist, but a time to grow and bloom, aging in grace. God is with you every step of the way. Begins today, 9:30 a.m. Leader: David Brown. Location: Meeting Room 1. HIGH SCHOOLERS: We meet weekly at Pastor Brian and Erin’s house for dinner and conversations - every Sunday at 5 p.m. You’re invited to join us. For the next 4 weeks we’ll be taking about Paul’s missionary journeys and on what kind of journey God is sending us. MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES MEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “Prayers of the New Testament” - Are your prayers stuck in a rut? In these Bibles studies you'll find new words and new ways to pray through the prayers of Mary, Simeon and Anna, Peter, Paul, John, and Jesus himself. Their words and patterns can serve as rich models for us in our own conversations with God, inspiring us to follow new paths of prayer. Continues Wednesday, 6-7 a.m. Location: Church Lounge. Coffee, pastries, and study guide provided. LADIES MONDAY BIBLE STUDY - this video study of “Gideon” featuring Priscilla Shirer continues on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. Leader: Bonnie Young. WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “THE LORD’S PRAYER” – Foundations in Faith. This six-session study examines the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray. Study and review verses from Scripture and teachings from Luther’s Small Catechism. Continues Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Leaders: Lila Tirsell and Mary Hartman. Location: Rooms 4-5. NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “ADVENTUROUS PRAYER” - Prayer is our path to the adventure of building a relationship with our Savior. In this series you'll search the Scriptures for God's answers to prayer. You'll discover and learn new and practical ways to deepen your prayer life. God is waiting to listen and respond to your prayer conversation with Him. Starts Tuesday, Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m. Leaders: Lila Tirsell and Mary Hartman. Location: Room 4-5.

>ENGAGE GOD’S PEOPLE GUATEMALA COFFEE HOUR—On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, Trinity’s mission team to Guatemala will sponsor coffee hour and a recyclable bottle and can drive. In the past few years, we have increasingly attempted to raise money for the supplies needed in Guatemala and the cost of getting them there, rather than asking you to bring in specific supplies. We have found this is more efficient as we can order in bulk and know exactly how much each item weighs. For that reason we have planned two weekends, one in February, and the other in May, where we again hope to raise your awareness of Trinity’s engagement in Guatemala and your desire to support our efforts. Donations designated for Groundwork can be made in offering plates at any service, any week, (earmarked Groundwork Guatemala,) but we will also thankfully accept any donations during our two “Coffee Hour” weekends. See the front page for information about our upcoming bottle and can drives. ENCARDAGEMENT— Encouraging and Engaging God’s People through Card Crafting is a new group that’s been forming for four months. Though we usually meet on the first


Wednesday of every month, March 1 is Ash Wednesday. So we will be meeting the night before, which is Tuesday, Feb. 28. Please consider joining us. To get more information or to express interest, contact Kathy Reither at genghireither@gmail.com. Bring a friend! BULLETIN HELP NEEDED—Do you have a little time each month to help with bulletins? We need just a few hours to help copy bulletins on Thursdays around noon. You will join a small group of volunteers that rotate and usually only needed once a month. If you can help, please contact Robin Shuell in the church office at 586-463-2921 ext. 143 or at rshuell@trinityct.org. STEPHEN MINISTRY—Do you ever talk to someone but feel as though they just aren’t listening? Our Stephen Ministers are trained to listen. They will hear what you share and provide loving, non-judgmental support and you work through personal challenges or difficult life situation. For more information, call the church office at 586-463-2921. BARNABAS MINISTRY—Would you or someone you know like a friendly visit from our Barnabas Ministry? We share the love of Jesus with others. Call Church Office at 586-4632921 set up a monthly visit with a volunteers.

>ENGAGE THE WORLD ACTION TEAMS—Looking for a way to join Jesus on His mission? Consider organizing or participating in a Thrivent Action Team. It’s super easy. First, think of a person/project/organization you want to bless. (Recently folks at Trinity have tied fleece blankets for needy students, created blessing bags for homeless people, filled purses for MCREST women, hosted a bible journaling event, etc.) Second, gather some folks and form a team, Third, apply for a Thrivent Action Team grant. To do that, go to Thrivent.com and select Thrivent Action Teams from the Making a Difference menu. Then go to work. There are countless ways for God’s people to Engage the World with Christ’s love. LIFETREE CAFÉ— Lifetree is well designed to be a comfortable God space for you to bring a friend who might be interested in or blessed by a given topic. Lifetree Café is held at Gumbo’s at 53 North Walnut in Mt. Clemens.  Feb. 19—Spiritual Not Religious  Feb. 26—Police Brutality or Necessary Force FAMILY OF GOD Trinity serves dinners at Family of God once a month, including March 8. To help, contact Brian Lanko at 586-350-0444 or brilank@aol.com or Pam Jones at 586-7902004 or mspamelaj@yahoo.com. To coordinate a food donation, contact Karen Langreet at 586-4452460. The mission is always in need of paper products, hygiene products and diapers. QUILTERS WANTED—The Trinity Quilters for Lutheran World Relief meet the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Center. Upcoming meetings include Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 . Bring a bag lunch.


FOOD PANTRY—The food pantry supplies more than just meals to those in need, we also supply toiletries. We are in need of paper, soap, laundry shampoo and such. If you are interested in donating gift cards to restaurants, such as fast food chains, or bus passes, please see Pastor Gary.

>SCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER REENROLLMENT—Existing families can begin to enroll for the 2017-18 school year. The cost is $250 per family. Watch for letters and reenrollment forms to come home in January. Open enrollment begins March 1. DINNER DANCE—Want to have some fun? Plan to attend the dinner dance on Saturday, March 11, 7-11 p.m. at Sycamore Hills Country Club Tickets are $45/person. Tickets are available from any 8th grader or school office. BOX TOPS EARN BOOKS—The next Box Tops collection starts on Jan. 30. For every 25 Box Tops (non-expired) you will earn a one-dollar certificate to spend at the Scholastic Book Fair at the end of February. There is no limit on how many certificates you can earn. PLEASE make sure YOUR STUDENT’S NAME is on their sheet. Contact Jodi Pace with any questions. 586260-2074. Please download the Bonus Box Tops app to help us earn even more free money.

>ANNOUNCEMENTS THRIVENT MEMBERS– Trinity received $16,111 from Choice Dollars last year. The church received $12,554, $3,040 went to the school and $517 to the Early Childhood Center. Your 2016 Choice dollars need to find a home before March 31. Designate them to Trinity Lutheran Church, School and ECC. There are two ways two options for directing Choice Dollars. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" at the prompt. Please take a few minutes and designate Trinity. ATTENTION TRINITY SHOPPERS—When you buy a Bible in our bookstore, you get a devotion book free. Also, we have many items half-off. Bookstore hours are Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thank you for shopping at the bookstore. TRINITY CHRISTIAN COUNSELING – Our counseling ministry at the Olympia building in Mt. Clemens has been serving Trinity members and our community since February, 2015. As we note this second anniversary, just a reminder that if you, a family member or friend could benefit from our services, please contact counseling@trinityct.org or call 586-468-0401. Or check out www.trinityct.org/counseling for more details. “Refreshing relationships through Christ-centered professional counseling.” HAVE A GOOD MARRIAGE? – Want to make it even better? The next Lutheran Marriage Encounter weekend is March 10-12 in Birch Run. You’ll find new ways to connect with deeper communication and a renewed sense of couple intimacy. To register go to: www.GodLovesMarriage.org. Spaces are limited so don’t delay. Questions: Contact Bob and Lisa Duffer at 586-873-3385. 2017 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE—The annual women’s conference will be held Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. –3 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel (previous the Best Western


Sterling Inn) in Sterling Heights. Susie Larson, a national speaker, talk radio host and author of twelve books, will serve as the keynote speaker. She will present “Taking the Higher Road,” and explain the distinction between a common and uncommon women is often tied to their reactions to circumstances. Tickets are available for $30 before Feb. 26 and $35 until March 12. Purchase tickets TODAY after both services in the Church Foyer. No tickets will be available at the door. Tickets include a buffet lunch, speaker, conference material, shopping and fellowship. The event is open to those in high school and older. Brochures are available at the Welcome Center and the Church Office. For more information, contact Sue Wise at (586) 4640328. CAMP CONCORDIA SUMMER CAMP EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT—Summer overnight camp sessions at Camp Concordia, just 40 minutes northeast of Grand Rapids, and about 2.5 hours west of Detroit, are available for children heading into grades 1-8 in 2017, and the early registration discount is available until January 31. Grades 9-12 are eligible for Leaders-inTraining sessions. See www.campconcordia.org/summer2017.


Trinity Lutheran Church Announcer for Feb. 19, 2017