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Today at a Glance: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 8 a.m. Worship—Sanctuary 9:30 a.m. Bible Study—Matthew—Meeting Room 4/5 9:30 a.m. Preschool Sunday School—Kindergarten Classroom 9:30 a.m. 252 Sunday School—Early Childhood Center 9:30 a.m. XP3—Youth Lounge

9:30 a.m. Study of Romans—Chapel 9:30 a.m. The Story—Meeting Room 1 9:30 a.m. In the Dust of the Rabbi—Church Lounge 11 a.m. Worship—Sanctuary 2 p.m. Parish Pizza Pumpkin Picnic 6:30 p.m. 9th Grade Confirmation Dinner—Community Center

>What’s Happening at Trinity CONGREGATIONAL MEETING—Today, immediately following the 11 a.m. worship, we will be holding a congregational Voter’s Meeting for the purpose of extending a “Call” to a Director of Student Ministry. The Search Committee will be recommending that we extend a “Call” to Mr. Blake Wright. A brief ministry profile on Blake is available at the Welcome Center for those interested. FLU CLINIC—Today, Trinity will host a flu clinic between services and after the 11 a.m. worship service. CVS will be on hand to provide flu shots and we will provide information on protecting yourself against the flu. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the flu vaccine. If you are

interested, contact Lisa Riviera to sign up at or call 586-213-1339. REFORMATION/CONFIRMATION: The weekend of Oct. 26/27we will celebrate two important events. First, we will celebrate the Rite of Confirmation for a number of our young people as they commit themselves to a life of following Jesus at our 11a.m. service. At our Saturday and 8 a.m. services we will celebrate the our heritage as Luther-an Christians with our Reformation Day worship. Plan to be with us as worship the living God.

This week at Trinity—Oct. 14-19, 2019 For a complete list of events at Trinity, visit and click Today at Trinity

Monday (14)

1 p.m. Alanon—Church Lounge 5:15 p.m. Stephen Minister Leaders Meeting—Sunday School Office 6 p.m. Macomb County Quilt Guild—Community Center 7 p.m. Life with Jesus—Church Lounge 7 p.m. Stephens Minister Training—Meeting Room 1 7 p.m. Stephen Minister Meeting—Sunday School Office 7 p.m. Bible Study—Rachel and Leah—Meeting Room 4/5

Tuesday (15)

9 a.m. Trinity Quilters—community Center 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study—Meeting Room 4/5 1 p.m. GriefShare—Youth Lounge

Wednesday (16)

6 a.m. Men’s Bible Study—Church Lounge 9 a.m. MOPS/MOMSnext—Church Lounge Noon Kiwanis—Community Center 6 p.m. ECC-Painting with Mom—Cafeteria 7 p.m. Living Your Strengths—Meeting Room 4/5 7 p.m. AA—Community Center

Thursday (17)

7 p.m. Financial Peace University—Church Lounge

7 p.m. Voices in Praise—Choir Room 7 p.m. Purls Knitting—Meeting Room 4/5 Friday (18) Saturday (19)

7 p.m. NA Meeting—Community Center 7:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study—Church Lounge 9 a.m. Macomb County Quilters Sew Fest—Community Center 5 p.m. Worship—Sanctuary

PRAYER LIST Members Who Are Ill/Recovering

Helen Luft, Carol Jobse, Onalee Young, Josephine Young, Frank and Kathy Carpenter, Kris Pauli, Kris Rice, Beverly Mueller, Aimee Kilcher, Bruce Rieck, Elaine Carr, Donna Sogge, Robert McDonald, John Gehm, Perry Roberts, Mark Albright, Fran Kuchenmeister, Janet Ragsdale, Gloria Price, Kathe Balon, Martha Rozell, Sue Vernier, Vanessa DeGeorge, Sharon Tipton, John Cress, Trudy Terry, Merl Terry, Robert Brandt, Bill Brothers, Thomas Maier, Dorothy Mollon, Ken Cress, Jim Rozell, Jim Ringstad, Tony Kirkum, Karl Hallberg, Joyce Weber

Others Who Are Ill/Recovering

Paul VanderMarliere, Colleen Caster, Rev. Alvia Martis, Ernest Schutt,, Pat Gohdes Payton Shock, Timothy Stewart, Lauren Duromat, Al Sullivan, Sara Halbert, Joyce Goodrich, Judi Kilcher, Gary Goins, Corey Schales, Dorothy Lawson, Michael Denby, Jessica Laabs, Larry Knapik, Amy Dadich, Jim Lockhart, Hunter Bethuy, Carolyn Pawlak, Owen Lehner, Magdalena (Maggie) Wroblewska, Hunter Cergol, Teagan Malloy, Barbara Kinnee, Timothy Block, Lynnanne and Fred Hamlin, Victor and Renee Hecker, Lisa Reisner, Griff Powell, Rana Shepperson (Please email Pastor Gary at to update prayer requests.)

Special Prayers:

† For the Sick and Suffering † For the Caring Ministries of the Church † For the poor, oppressed, jobless, and homeless † For those persecuted for their faith † For our search committees In celebration: Wedding of Matthew Collins and Nicole Carbonari (10/12/19); Our pastors as we celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month

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, Brian Healey, 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, Dylan Murakami, 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 >ENGAGE GOD FALL SERMON SERIES— Receiving and living the life and love of Jesus.  Oct. 13—Given & Giving  Oct 20—Going

BAPTISM PROGRAM—Have you been wondering about baptism for your child? Have you been waiting for the "right time"? Well, the right time is NOW! If you are interested in baptism at Trinity you can schedule a time to meet with me, Jeremy Ashley, for a “get to know you” conversation. While we're together we'll talk about what baptism is, how we do it, why we do it, what our role is, what a parent’s role is and how this all plays out in the “real life” of your home. The conversation is very comfortable and conversational in nature - not churchy or formal. Our time together can simply be for you to find out more about baptism or after we meet you may choose to schedule a baptism for your child! If you have any questions or you'd like to move forward with baptism, email me at or call me at 586-463-8803! 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 and click Submit a Prayer Request. Complete the form and the submission will immediately be sent to the appropriate prayer warriors. ALL SAINTS DAY— The weekend of Nov. 2/3 we will remember, and give thanks to God, for our loved ones who have died in faith and are in heaven as part of the Church Triumphant! If you have a loved that died in faith in the past year (Nov. 1, 2018 - Oct. 31, 2019) and received Christian burial from someone, or someplace other than Trinity and you would like their name included in the list of the “Faithful Departed” please contact the church office at 586463-2921 or no later than Monday, Oct. 28. 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 Sept. 15. FAMILIES WITH PRESCHOOL-MIDDLE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN—Preschool Sunday School, 252 and XP3 (our Sunday morning environments for school-aged kids) continues today at 9:30 a.m. Preschool Sunday School will meet in the kindergarten classroom, 252 will meet in the Early Childhood Center and the XP3 students will meet in the Youth Lounge. For more information, contact Jeremy Ashley at STUDY OF ROMANS—Join Pastor Gary in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m. for a study of the book of Romans. Come and see the power of the Gospel, and experience life in Christ through this letter of Paul to the church at Rome. SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS- “The Gospel of Matthew.” The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) are the beloved eye-witness accounts of Jesus life while here on earth. They are filled with history, parables, lessons and wisdom for everyday living. Join us as we take an in-depth look at the Gospel of Matthew. Class continues 9:30 a.m. Rooms 4-5, Leader: Kathy Bell. IN THE DUST OF THE RABBI—Video series featuring historian Ray Vander Laan Jewish proverb: “Follow a rabbi, drink in his words, and be covered with the dust of his feet.” Disciples followed so closely that they would be covered with the dust kicked up by the rabbi’s feet. Come, discover how to follow Jesus, as you walk with teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan through the breathtaking terrain of Israel and Turkey and explore what it really means to be a disciple. It will meet Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Church Lounge until Oct. 20. Lead by Steve & Sharon Meseke Questions? Contact Sharon at or 586-747-9544. THE STORY—Like any good story, “The Story” is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and

redemption – and this story is true! The study is a simplified, condensed, chronological reading through the Bible that provides a “big picture” view of God’s story of salvation and our place in it. “The Story” is the perfect “Engage God” opportunity, and a great “next step” for those new to Trinity, new to the Bible or those looking to have a basic understanding of the overall story of the Bible. “The Story” meets in the Meeting Room 1 at 9:30 a.m.! Led by Sue von Fange. MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY—Join us for a women's bible study “Finding God Faithful “authored by Kelly Minter. Each session will feature a 20 minute video clip, meaningful conversation and a light dinner. We will meet at Jill Kloster's home in St. Clair Shores on Fridays at 7 p.m. Please contact Jill for more information by email or text at or 586-596-6330. WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets to enjoy God's Word every Tuesday morning 9:30-10:45. Led by Mary Hartman and Lila Tirsell. Rooms 4/5. NEW MONDAY LADIES BIBLE STUDY starting Monday, October 21. It is a seven-week study on "Hebrews" by Lisa Harper. All ladies welcome. Questions? Please contact Bonnie Young by phone or text at 586-350-3222. LADIES MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY in Meeting Rooms 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. All ladies welcome! We will be studying "Rachel and Leah" by Nicki Koziarz. It is a study of the wives and Jacob who became the mothers of the 12 Tribes of Israel, and teaches us about combating comparison in our lives. Questions ??? Contact Bonnie Young by phone or text at 586-350-3222.  Oct. 14—Let the success of others encourage, not discourage you MEN’S BIBLE STUDY—The group is working through a study on 3 Old Testament prophets—Jonah, Joel and Amos. 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 FELLOWSHIP WITH SENIORS will meet on Oct. 22 new members are welcome. We will be having pizza, coffee and tea will also be available. Euchre and 10,000 will be played after lunch if you’re interested. If available, Pastor Gary will join if for prayers. See you there! BETHLEHEM BREAKFAST PLANNING meeting will be Wednesday, October 16. If you are interested in being part of the planning team, please contact Bonnie Young by phone or text at 586-350-3222 for more information. FREE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CONCERT TICKETS—Unspoken, The Reason Tour with special guests Stars Go Dim and Caitie Hurst will be at the Emerald Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. for an all-ages show benefiting several local organizations. David Collins with Thrivent Financial has given the organizers 25 VIP (including artist meet and greet) tickets as well as 50 general admission tickets to give away. To get your FREE tickets, contact Shane Gianino at If you would like to buy tickets, there are still some available! Tickets start at $15 for general admission with special pricing for pre-show meet-and-greets. All proceeds will benefit Turning Point, Inc. and Real Men Wear Pink, in dual support of Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness month. Get

tickets at UPWARD RECREATIONAL Coed Basketball & Cheerleading (Grades K-6) is an outreach ministry that runs January – March 2020, and combines solid sport instruction and skill development with devotions that introduce kids to Jesus Christ. For more info, see and or email Lisa Behnke at with any questions. ONLINE Registration opens Oct. 1 at Invite a friend to play too! The registration cost is $100/participant until Oct. 24, and then $110 until Nov. 8. Required participant open house evaluation, uniform sizing, and orientation is Saturday, Oct. 26 or Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon in the gym. GRADUATED FROM THE UPWARD PROGRAM? We need volunteers grade 7 and up to make the season a success. Email if you can volunteer with us. IT’S TIME TO PUT OUT YOUR UPWARD YARD SIGN if you have one! If not, pick one up in the church foyer soon, and leave them out until Dec. 1.

>ENGAGE THE WORLD MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP INFO MEETING! In July 2020, students from Trinity Church (soon-to-be 7th-12th graders) will again be headed out of state for an incredible opportunity to Engage the World. Youth will serve within a community of need, share laughs and late nights with Christian youth from other churches, and spend time being enriched in God’s word. I simply can’t recommend this experience enough for any youth! If you’re interested in learning more you will want to come to the informational meeting on November 10th at noon in the Youth Lounge. If you have any questions before then, please contact Jeremy Ashley at HARP MISSION 2019—Trinity’s HARP Mission continues to collect items for those in need after manmade or natural disasters. There are 3 boxes at the donations center of the church to put 1) Cleaning Supplies—large trash bags, bleach, scouring cleanser, Pine-Sol or liquid floor cleaner, scrub brush, clothes line and pins, rags, rubber gloves; 2) Hygiene Items—bath towels, face clothes, new bars of soap, toothbrushes, dental floss and combs. Other items will be collected during our drive in late Spring of 2020. WE CANNOT ACCEPT CLOTHING AT ANY TIME. As always, thank you for supporting this mission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Kapolka at PARTNER FINANCIALLY WITH MACOMB HABITAT—Give a gift of any size ($10, 100, 1000…) through Trinity and designated for Macomb Habitat, and your gift is doubled by Thrivent Financial with the Faith Build Challenge Grant. Still $31k shy of our $70k goal county wide.

RAISE THE ROOF GALA for Macomb County Habitat for Humanity on Friday, Nov. 8, will feature an inspirational speech by Rudy Ruettiger, of Notre Dame football and Rudy film fame. Hear how God has helped him with challenges since, and enjoy a fun evening at Andiamo Italia in Warren – delicious Italian dinner, drink ticket for premium bar, silent and live auctions from 6-11 pm. Proceeds will help Macomb Habitat partner with families beyond the 156 homes already built or renovated since 1993, all purchased (not given away) affordably. Tickets are $100 each, and can be purchased online at Trinity will be honored at the event. RADA CATALOGS AVAILABLE on the coffee hour counter this weekend. Women’s League now sells Rada products (cutlery, kitchen utensils, food mixes, books, and much more) as a continuous fundraiser to raise money to be donated to missions and local nonprofits. Just use the

unique website address on the cover of the catalog when placing an order and Women's League receives the profit. The products are high quality, made in the US and guaranteed for life. Debbie Graham-Large (586)463-9592. 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 586-445-2460. For more info, contact Brian Lanko at 586-350-0444 or QUILTS MAKE AN IMPACT—We need members to tie quilts and 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, Oct. 15 at 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 8TH GRADE PANCAKE BREAKFAST—The eighth grade class is hosting a pancake breakfast to raise money for their annual class trip to New York City in the spring. Tickets are $8 for adults, seniors/children (5-11) are $6 and children 4 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the door. The breakfast will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the gym. CLASSROOM CROSS OPPORTUNITY—Would you like to donate a special cross for a classroom in memory or in honor of someone? We would like to have a cross made by Only A Child in Guatemala placed in every classroom as a symbol of our Christian faith and our support of this ministry in Guatemala City. If you are interested in purchasing one for a classroom, contact Julian Petzold at The cost is $35, and a sample can be seen in the school office. HANDBELL DIRECTOR NEEDED—Trinity School is looking for someone with handbell experience to lead our handbell choirs. If you know someone who might be interested in working with these fifth through eighth grade students, contact Julian Petzold at 586-468-8511 or

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