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Announcer for Sept. 20, 2015 Today at a Glance 8 a.m.

Traditional Worship

9:30 a.m.

Adult Bible studies (see inside of The Announcer for details)

9:30 a.m.

Preschool Sunday School – Kindergarten Room

9:30 a.m.

252 (Sunday School) – School Mini Gym

9:30 a.m.

Middle School Sunday Morning Scripture—Youth Lounge

11 a.m.

Contemporary Worship

6:30 p.m.

Growing Together Marriage Prep — Church Lounge

7 p.m.

Lifetree Café — Gumbo’s, 53 N. Walnut St., Mt. Clemens

>What’s Happening at Trinity ENGAGE GOD: Check out the inside of the announcer for a more complete listing of Spiritual growth opportunities (Bible Studies, Sunday School, Faith Stepping Stones, Confirmation, etc.). For more information, check out our website or contact David Brown at NEXT GENERATION MINISTRY—has, as it’s vision, to “infect and affect” the hearts of another

generation of disciple makers with God’s love. We have two goals: To increase the number of spiritual conversations within families and to create a strong partnership between church and family. For more information on how to make this happen in your household contact Pastor Brian at 586-463-2921 x 110. FALL SERMON SERIES: Renewed! During the coming weeks we’ll be getting back to basics; examining some of Gods timeless truths that lead us to experience God’s love more fully. Next week: “THE Problem” TRIINITY CHRISTIAN COUNSELING - is available to help everyone at any stage of life, who might be dealing with challenges such as anxiety and depression to marital issues and life changes that cause stress. Call 586-468-0401 or email to make an appointment with our state-licensed and nationally-certified counselors David Brown and Kristin Hardy.

This Week at Trinity Sept. 21-26, 2015 For a complete list of events at Trinity, visit trinityct Today at Trinity Monday (21)

10 a.m. Barnabas Ministry—Cancelled!! 1 p.m. Alanon—Church Lounge 6 p.m. Life with Jesus—Church Lounge 7 p.m. Bible Study—Bonnie Young—Chapel 7 p.m. Stephen Ministry Training—Meeting Room 4 and 5

Tuesday (22)

9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study—Lila & Mary—Meeting Rooms 4/5 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study—Gawinski—Meeting Room 1 Noon Fellowship with Seniors—Community Center 1 p.m. Tai Chi—Mini Gym 7 p.m. Let Your Life Speak—Meeting Room 1

Wednesday (23)

6 a.m. Men’s Bible Study—Church Lounge Noon Kiwanis—Community Center 7 p.m. AA—Community Center 7 p.m. Still Going Strong—Church Lounge

Thursday (24)

12:30 p.m. Hearing Loss Support Group—Church Lounge

5:30 p.m. Compassion Pregnancy MOPS—Community Center 6 p.m. Impact Missions Meeting—Meeting Room 4 7 p.m. Trinity Purls Knitting Group—Church Lounge Friday (25)

7 p.m. NA Meeting—Community Center

Saturday (26)

7 a.m. Men’s Bible Study—Church Lounge

PRAYER LIST Members Who Are Ill/Recovering Carole Toby, Shirley Bassett, Richard Briggs, Benjamin and Brandon Vandevelde, Sandy Knopf, Kris Pauli, Kathy MacRae, Helen Luft, Wendi Kenny, Terri Cory, Cortney Blenc, Steven Kandt, James Justice, Sue Obertyniuk, Lynn Boska, Carol Terrell, Jennifer Prong, Lynn Baska, Sharon Schmalenberg, Edna Grogan

Others Who Are Ill/Recovering Tom Cucuru, Rod O'Clair, Steve Marsh, Lois Nelson, Paula VonKampen, David Fischer, Colleen Caster, Lani Nolan, Louis and Elaine Carr, Lee Smith, Emma Webb, Margie McConnell, Daniel Morris, Darlene Dzierbricki, Kim Spencer, Kaye Langley, Jerry Smigielski, Easton Jeffrey Irwin, Dean Destefano, Donna Nobles, Baby Duquet, Sandy Pastuszak, Rebecca Rutland, Betty Orrell, Pat Everett, Sandra Fleming, John Cook, Danielle Fout, Fred Miklusak, Jessica Fieblekorn, Jim Bassett, Jan Rex,

Special Prayers: † For Next Generation ministries; Those who serve, defend, and protect us, those who work in full time Christian ministry. † In Memorium: James Boettcher,Erich von Fange (Sue von Fange’s uncle) † Wedding: Adam Therrian and Danielle Chambers † Baptism: Allison Rae Minne G

Those Serving in the Armed Forces Eric Arthur, Art Baker, Daniel Bergstresser, Jeremy Bridgeman, Sgt. Major Louis Cage, Madeline Casey, Evan Ciesliga, Shelby Clippard, Lt. Colonel Joe Cognitore, Mike Cuneo, Chad Czischke, Spc. Sgt. Lt. COL Richard Dembowski, W.O. Jorge Dimmer, Major Don Ehrke, Melissa Flood, Isaac Gibson, Matthew Hudson, Staff Sgt. Joseph Jedenasty, Michael Kayser; Alec Kohler, Kory Kramer, Sgt. Garret LaBudde, Thomas LeClair, Ethan LeClair, Senior Chief Jason Lipka, SN Christopher F. MacArthur, David A. MacArthur, Sally Maize, Pvt. Anthony Marsack, Lt. Mario Marval, Spc. Robert McDonald, Lt. Scott McCormick, Rodrigo Mendoza, Gary Mifsud, Lt. Matthew Moeser, Sgt. Clayton Muller, Michael Niemczyk, Renae Niemczyk, Cpt. Derek Olivares, Joseph Pomaville, Graham Puranen, PFO John Renard, Zachary Rice, WO Michael Rich, Tyler Rakowski, Cpt. Sean Schess, Troy Sears, Joshua Schumaker, Brandon Spader, Nicky Spader, Sgt. Christopher Stanifer, Randy Tirsell, Thomas Woloszyk, Randy Yates, Jacob Yore Civilians Supporting Military - Paula Smith

For a complete list of those serving our country in the Armed Forces, including rank and location, pick up a list in the Church Office.

>ENGAGE GOD FIRST BIBLE FAITH STEPPING STONE begins Sunday, Sept. 20 at 4p.m. in the Community Center. This is intended for parents and their 2nd graders to learn together how to use the bible, to grow closer to Jesus. It’s an opportunity to lead your children in faith and shepherd them into the arms

of Jesus. If you need info, contact the church office at 586-463-2921 x143, or email or Join us at 4:00p.m. on Sunday. CONFIRMATION MINISTRY—Students in grades 6–8 who want to participate in the Confirmation program need to register for modules as soon as possible. Sign up at For info, contact Pastor Brian at NOT YOUR AVERAGE SUNDAY SCHOOL—Want to know where you kids should be at 9:30 a.m. on a Sundays? In the Mini-gym for 252: not your average Sunday School. Children in grades K5, can experience the wonder of God! Questions - email Jeremy Ashley at SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR PRESCHOOLERS continues today at 9:30 a.m., Mrs. Laskowski will continue instruction for preschoolers in the Kindergarten classroom. FALL SUNDAY BIBLE STUDIES—Begin at 9:30 a.m. PASTORS’ BIBLE STUDY - The Life of Jesus – From the Gospel of Mark. This discovery and discussion class is intended for those who are new to reading the Bible and/or for those who want a “guided tour” through the life of Jesus. Pastor Gary and Pastor Ken will be your tour guides. Location: Chapel THE POWER OF WE – This six-session video and Scripture series gives practical day-to-day and spiritual wisdom to make your home a "safe-grace-place" where husbands and wives share and care for each other with the love of Christ. Leader: David Brown Location : Church Lounge BEING A SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE - Explore ways to cultivate caring connections, build trust, create curiosity about faith, and tell your story in natural and non-threatening ways in this DVD-based six-week class. Leader: Sue von Fange. Location: Room 3 IS GOD IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE? - This fall we’re continuing the Fearless Conversation series with “Is God in Control of My Life? Based on discussions from the Old Testament books of Joshua, Ruth and Esther. Sample questions include: Does God expect me to be strong and courageous? Why does God’s plan seem so complicated? Leaders include: Allen and Debbie Pienkowski, Vicki Marshall and Greg Gellert. Sundays, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Various locations. THE STORY OF JESUS – For those familiar with Scripture and eager for a more in-depth look, this study continues with Jesus' last week of his ministry on earth. Join us as we explore his crucifixion, resurrection and ascension through the harmony of all four gospels. This study will conclude with 5 more sessions. 9:30 a.m. Rooms 4-5. Leader: Kathy Bell. Location Rooms 4-5. MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES MEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “The Cross” Christian faith is centered in the cross. This study continues on Wednesdays from 6–7 a.m. in the Church Lounge. (study guide, coffee and pastries provided). WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “Growing Older and Wiser” - Explore a biblical perspective on aging. See God can use those who have grown wiser with the years. Throughout the stories you will find the constancy of God. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30–10:45 a.m. in Meeting Rooms 4-5. Leaders: Lila Tirsell and Mary Hartman BETH MOORE SERIES – Women’s Bible Study, “Living Beyond Yourself - Exploring the Fruits of the

Spirit” examines the fruit of The Holy Spirit as presented in the book of Galatians. Beth walks participants through each trait listed and encourages women to know the freedom of a Spiritfilled life. Leader: Bonnie Young. Starts Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. New location: Chapel. (book donation: $15) A WOMAN OF BEAUTY – “1, 2, & 3 John, Becoming More Like Jesus” will take you through 12 weeks of lessons from Dee Brestin where she reveals beauty secrets found in the letters of the apostle John. As you practice them, your confidence, joy, and love will increase—giving you a radiance that will not fade, and causing you to be a reflection of Christ to the world Meets on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Leader: Linda Gawinski. Location: Room 1

>ENGAGE GOD’S PEOPLE ATTENTION LIVING YOUR STRENGTHS ALUMNI!! Reconnect and share how you are Still Going Strong. Join us for food, fun and inspiration on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Church Lounge. Childcare is available. Please indicate your attendance to Kathy Reither at ASAP. FELLOWSHIP WITH SENIORS will meet on Sept. 22 in the Community Center at noon. We will be having pizza and salad, dessert, coffee and tea. Paul Finazzo will be speaking to us. See you there. VOICES IN PRAISE choir rehearses, Thursday at 7 p.m. in the choir room. All are welcome to join. ALTAR GUILD—If you’re looking for a way to serve at Trinity consider the Altar Guild. We provide support for our worship services. For info, contact Crista Collins at or 586-949-7126. STEPHEN MINISTRY- O Lord, our good shepherd, just as You care for your flock and for the lost sheep, You call us to care for those within and outside our congregation who are struggling with challenges. Help each of us to recognize their needs so that we can reach out with Your love and compassion. Help us also to recognize those who could benefit from additional care so that we may guide them to our pastors and Stephen leaders. We pray in the name of Jesus Amen. Call the church office to reach a Stephen leader. BARNABAS MINISTRY is a friendly visit to anyone who would like someone to talk to. Keeping connected with each other through home visits, phone calls and encouraging cards, letting them know we care for them in Jesus name. For more information, contact Edna Grogan at (586) 212-1092. LIVING YOUR STRENGTHS JOURNEY–God has uniquely designed each of us with a set of talents. The Living Your Strengths Journey is also a good opportunity to connect what you do best. This 7-week class is offered frequently throughout the year. Email for information. Following is 1 of 34 themes and how it’s designed to bless. THE BLESSING OF THE DEVELOPER TALENT begins with what you can see in other people. You can see talents, strengths, and potential in others that they often cannot see in themselves. But this is just the beginning. You can also see what people can do

to develop; it as if you see “stepping stones” for moving people from where they are to higher levels of development. You mirror back to people their progress and are a great source of encouragement for them. How do you use your Developer talent in service of God and others? MOTHERS OF SCHOOL-AGE KIDS Are you looking for a way to connect with other moms and share the challenges and joys that come with parenting your kids? Visit MOMSnext the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Church Lounge starting Sept. 29. Contact Kelly Tapp at PRESENTATION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG DANGERS—On Sept. 23 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in the Lutheran High School North gym, Example, LHN’s anti-drug/alcohol group, hosts a presentation on the dangers of prescription drugs led by Dr. Joe Naughton, Director of Medical Education at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, and Willie Kalousdian, a person in recovery and the Directory of Youth in Recovery for Families Against Narcotics. For info, visit or email

>ENGAGE THE WORLD BACKPACKS FOR MCREST - Every year, while hosting MCREST, each guest is provided with a backpack full of "goodies" on Christmas Eve. For many, it is the only Christmas present they'll receive. With the beginning of school, backpacks are now on sale in many stores. We need to collect 60 backpacks: 30 men, 20 women, 10 kids. So far, we have collected 19 adult and one child backpack. There is a collection bin near the nurse's office. Questions? Contact Deb Graham-Large at 586.463.9592. FAMILY OF GOD MINISTRIES needs the following: plastic forks and spoons (no knives), coffee, cups, plastic bowls, food service gloves, 45-gallon clear trash bags 13-gallon trash bags, waste basket bags, to-go containers, cleaning products, drying towels/wash rags, hot dogs, bags of salad, meatballs and other easy-to-prepare food. Items can be delivered to the Church Office. STOCK THE SHELVES—The food pantry needs shampoo, dish soap, laundry soap, deodorant, soap, boxed potatoes, pancake mix, syrup and canned fruit. Donations can be left in the hallway near the nursery or the Church Office. GREAT JOB TRINITY! We collected approximately $3,600 towards the Meijer match program for our food pantry. Meijer will triple what we’ve raised – about $10,800 in gift cards for our food pantry. Praise the Lord. Trinity serves, on average, 50–60 families a month. LIFETREE CAFÉ-Lifetree uses personal stories on video to explore topics, gain new insights, and see God-at-work. Sundays, 7 p.m., at Gumbo’s, 53 N. Walnut St., Mt. Clemens. Questions? Contact Pam Jones at 586-790-2004 or Upcoming topics include:  Sept. 20—Is marriage obsolete?  Sept. 27—Leaving God?

WELLSPRING LUTHERAN CHILD AND FAMILY’S - first fall meeting will be Sept. 22 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6745 Palms Rd. Fair Haven. This will be a potluck lunch at noon. Business meeting agenda includes final plans for the convention, making bookmarks, and new schedules will be given out. All are welcomed to be a part of this day activities, come join us. TEEN ASPERGER FRIENDSHIP CLUB will start at Trinity on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 7-11 p.m. This is for teens and young/adults who have Asperger's, Autism, and PDD to get together for a social evening. We are currently in need of the following items: 15 new or used 13"-20" TVs, 15 new or used gaming systems and games (we currently have an XBOX, Wii, and Play Station), ping pong table, six surge protectors and disposable ear plugs. To donate any of the items, contact Sandy Dobner at 586-822-2743 or contact Sandy or Stacey at

>SCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER NAME THE LOBBY—Mr. Petzold would like to call school lobby something besides “School Lobby.” Students and parents can submit names for the lobby space between now and Sept. 30. Students will get to vote for the name of the lobby space. All suggestions can be handed in or emailed to the school office. HARDT-RATHER FUND UPDATE—In response to the matching gift incentive, the total in gifts given to the Hardt-Rathe Tuition Assistance Fund before the first day of school came to $10,124.75. This is a tremendous amount of money given in a very short time. We will be getting a matching gift of $10,000 in the near future to add to the gifts given. Thank you so much for your continued support of the school ministry. CEF STAMP COORDINATOR NEEDED—On Friday mornings during the school year, we’d like to continue to help students learn to save money while furthering the work of the church through Church Extension Fund (CEF). At this time, we need a volunteer coordinator to make this happen every Friday morning. Please contact Julian Petzold (586-468-8511 X131 OR for details on how to do volunteer for this opportunity. BOX TOPS & CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS—Save your General Mills Box Tops and Campbell’s Soup labels for Trinity School! SCRIP—Earn money for Trinity School through scrip gift cards. Many cards available in the school office. Questions? Call Sarah Howard at 586-468-8511. ATTENTION KROGER SHOPPERS! Sign up for the community rewards program to earn funds for Trinity School this school year. Visit, click on “Michigan” and click on “enroll.” All participants must have a valid online account at and must sign up online to participate.

>COMING SOON ROOTED IIN FAITH Capital Campaign Update: We’re happy to announce that on the weekend of Sept. 26/27 we will celebrate the paying off of our mortgage! We give thanks to God For the

faithful gifts of our church family. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! SAVE THE DATE – The 20th annual “Parish Pizza Pumpkin Picnic” is coming up Sunday, Oct. 11 from 3–6 p.m. Can you volunteer to help? We need set-up, take-down, pumpkin table helpers, face-painters, food servers and game leaders. Contact David Brown ( or Cynthia Chilcutt ( or call the Church Office at 586-463-2921. Yes, there’ll be ponies, pumpkins, pizza and dancers too! COFFEE HOUR – hosted by Trinity Disaster Response Team, Next week -September 27th. From 9:00-11:00a.m. in the foyer. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a treat, and receive some info on the upcoming Disaster Response Training in 2016. THANK YOU! Words cannot express how grateful Sue and I are at the outpouring of prayers, cards, love and support that you have given to us at the death of my Dad, George Wise. We give thanks to God for being part of a church family that shares their love and care so generously. ~Pastor Ken, Sue and family

Trinity Lutheran Church Announcer for Sept. 20, 2015