Good Afternoon, Trinity Members!

Below are the announcements and verses for this week! 

 

Announcements (Week of November 29th)

Parish Administrator Announcement 
After more than 6 years of service as our Parish Administrator, Jake Klug has decided to step away from that position to pursue other opportunities. Jake has helped see our congregation through many exciting and challenging seasons during his time in this role. Through his work during the major renovation project of 2016-2018 (including significant improvements of the school facilities), his guidance on the development of our online worship model during the pandemic, and the many other aspects of this ministry that he touched along the way, Jake’s dedication to excellence has been a blessing to Trinity. We wish Jake well and pray for God’s continued blessings on the Klug family!

 

Mite Collection
MITE COLLECTION WILL BE NEXT WEEKEND at all services. Everyone is welcome to contribute Mites to help fund LWML mission projects.

 

2021 Annual Food Drive Update
For more than 25 years, Trinity Lutheran School has hosted a food drive to give back to our community. This year we collected monetary donations and gift cards instead of food items. Thanks to the generosity of our Trinity families, we were able to raise over $5,000!

 

Youth Group Wrapping Fundraiser.
The youth will be wrapping Christmas presents during the advent service on Wednesday December 6th and Wednesday December 15th.  Bring in any Christmas presents you want wrapped and the youth will have them ready by the end of the Advent service. This will be a free will donation to help raise money for the youth program.  

 

National Youth Gathering
We are still taking reservations for the National Youth Gathering in July. If you do not have a registration form, you can find it on our Trinity website. Or use this link to go directly to the form -  https://lcmsgathering.com/registration/. There is a $150.00 deposit per youth. Checks can be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church. We are looking forward to taking as many kiddos as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. You can contact the Youth Director at youth@trinity-lutheran.com.

 

Food Drive Results
Trinity Lutheran School children and their families are happy to report our total for the annual drive are $4,913.96! Wow! Praise be to the Lord for giving us so many generous families that support this special ministry here at Trinity. We have surpassed last year’s amount. We are truly blessed! Thank you for your participation! 

The money will be spent to support families that receive help from the Trinity Food Pantry, and 10% will be sent to the Grace Lutheran Food Pantry to benefit the Springfield community. 

Also thank you to Casey’s, Mrs. Klug, and Mrs. Sausaman for donating pizza and donuts for our top six grades who brought in the most money, Grade 5, Grade 2, Grade 7, and Grade 4, respectively. They will receive a pizza/movie party. Grades 3 and 6 came in next and will receive a donut party.

 

Ladies aid Meeting on December 8th
Ladies Aid Meeting next Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Members are reminded to bring gifts for Bethesda residents and 3 dozen Christmas cookies for tins for shut-ins. Reservations are due to Vickie Douglas NO LATER than noon this Friday, Dec. 3.

 

2022 Offering Envelopes
The 2022 offering envelopes are at the school.  They are along the window wall in the Parish Hall.  Please pick them up when you get a chance.   

 

REPEAT ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

Volunteer Opportunity
Trinity Lutheran School is in need of volunteers from the church to come and read tests to students and help them with some of their assignments during the school day. If you are interested, please contact the school office at 217-787-2323 or aklug@trinity-lutheran.com. Thanks for considering it!

 

Special Voters’ Meeting Monday December 6
We regret to inform you that Rev. Dunlop returned our call (did not accept it). Therefore, Trinity congregation will again meet to consider calling an Associate Pastor on December 6. The Call Committee will recommend two pastors for the Voters to prayerfully consider. You will receive a list of names and biographical information for recommended and highly qualified men. The committee will share information from telephone conversations with the candidates. All voters are urged to attend at 6:30 pm at the school. We ask the congregation to continue praying that the Lord’s will be done.

 

Lutheran Bible Translator Missionary Update
Did you know that Trinity Lutheran Church supports missionary families through Lutheran Bible Translator? Click here to learn more about the Derricks family and to view their latest update on their work of serving in translation and literacy in Cameroon, Africa!
http://us.lbt.org/project/elliot-serena-derricks/

 

Poinsettias for the altar for Christmas  
We have only 7 more to reach our goal of 40 poinsettias. The deadline for ordering is Dec. 5. To order, or if there are questions, please call Judy Fliege ( 217-741-8647) or email at judy.fliege@gmail.com  Remember there are shoe boxes and forms on the table at the church entrance or at the  school Parish Hall.

 

Upcoming Holiday Worship Schedule

 

New Openings at Trinity
Trinity Lutheran School is in need of the following: 
-a part-time aide in the mornings in an early childhood classroom 
-a part-time title one teacher in the afternoons to assist with K-4 students 
Please contact Mrs. Klug in the school office at 217-787-2323 or 
aklug@trinity-lutheran.com if you are interested or would like to learn more about either position. 

 

Trinity School receives Grant
Trinity Lutheran School has been awarded an $18,400 grant for classroom and technology upgrades. The grant, awarded by the Susan Cook House Educational Trust, will be used to update the Art Room (easels, desks/tables, and storage); create an Audio/video Production Room (green screen, video cameras and lighting, audio recording equipment, and soundproofing); and enhance the Computer Lab (3D printers, tables, robotics materials, and printing supplies). Trinity truly appreciates this grant and the opportunity to continually improve the learning opportunities for all our students.

 

Dutch Oven Doughnuts Are Back! 
Trinity Ladies Aid is thrilled to once again offer doughnuts and coffee/tea before Sunday School and Bible Class each Sunday.  The freewill offerings received are a major source of funding for Ladies Aid projects of all kinds.  Please join us for “a Sweet and a sip” on your way to Sunday School or Bible Class this Sunday!

 

Trinity’s Giving Tree
Through Trinity’s Giving Tree, members can purchase Christmas presents for children of our food pantry families.  There are 3 ways to donate. 
1. Remove a tag from the tree in the Parish Hall Lobby. 
2. Select a gift off the virtual tree using this link: Bit.ly/3wnzbut 
3. Purchase a gift card. Gift cards will be used to ensure each child gets a present. 
Bring the unwrapped presents and gift cards to the Parish Hall Lobby by Dec. 5. Be sure to tape a tag on each gift with the information for who each gift is for (Ex: boy, age 3 - outfit size 4t). Looking for another way to serve? Join us in the Parish Hall on Dec. 11 at 9am to help wrap the presents. Thank you for being willing to help support our Trinity families. 

 

Coaching Opportunities at Trinity Lutheran School
Trinity Lutheran School offers students the opportunity to participate in several different sports including cross country, track, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball. If you are interested in being a coach for any of these sports, please apply using this link: https://form.jotform.com/212765004212039

 

2022 Membership Directory Information Needed!
Preparations have begun for the 2022 membership guidebook directory. Please use the link below to submit your information to the church office before November 30th. Don't wait until the directory is printed before you realize that address or phone number is wrong. Make those corrections now! Thanks for helping make the directory as accurate as possible. https://form.jotform.com/211365692991162

 

Do you play the guitar, or do you want to learn how to play the guitar?
We are searching for Trinity Lutheran Church members who play the guitar and are interested in serving at the Bridge Service.  If you don’t already play, are you interested in learning how to play the guitar, so that you can serve Trinity Lutheran Church?  If you play or are interested in learning and want to serve, please contact Ashley Rescot at ashley@rescotcreative.com

UIUC Scholarship
My name is Josh Baggett and I am the Alumni Scholarship Chairman for the Alpha Alumni Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi - National Lutheran Fraternity. I'm contacting you to inform you of scholarship opportunities our organization has to offer Lutheran high school seniors. If you'd like to learn more about our organization, please check out https://www.betasigmapsi.org/

Our Alumni Chapter is offering a $3,000 scholarship given out to a Lutheran male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2022. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award. Runner-ups may be eligible for $500. Our scholarship application may be found online at https://forms.gle/jpisvM9B7zoRgUY2A. All applications are due March 5th, 2022. 

The Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation also offers additional scholarships and grant opportunities for members of the Lutheran community. These opportunities can be found here https://www.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-for-high-school-students/ 


Do you have a New Trinity Ministry Idea?
Trinity Leadership welcomes ideas for new ways to serve our Lord. Please use the link below to describe your idea, so we can readily share this with the Ministry Board and any existing group that might likely sponsor your idea if/when it is adopted. https://trinitylutheran2.elexiochms.com/external/form/15cdf836-20b4-4baa-995c-95fc372ad38f

Mask Announcement
In solidarity with the ongoing mask mandate our school is subject to, and in compliance with Gov. Pritzker’s recent mandate, we are asking Trinity’s members and visitors to wear masks during worship services, Bible studies, Sunday School, and any time you are inside either of our campuses. Thank you for your cooperation!


Elders Scheduled for Communion Service Assistance:
Wednesday Dec 1st 6:30pm At the Church (1st Advent Service) – Ted Haberman,                                                                                                                                                                           Dave Rohe                                                                                                                    & Steve Rossman

Sunday Dec 5th 8:00am – Brian Ogan, Lynn Friday & Josh Woody


TRUSTING IN THE LORD – 2
CONTRIBUTIONS REPORT – BLDG. FUND

Thru the month of                 October 2021
Months completed                                    22
Months to go                                              14
Pledges made                                  $635,502
Amount received (67%)                $443,005

Contributions Report - Thank you for your support of the Trusting In The Lord-2 capital campaign.  As the remaining improvements continue at the school campus, we have received 69% of our pledges.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated in providing for our $3 million in additions and upgrades at both the church and school.  These funds finance our monthly mortgage payment of $17,500.  Thank you again for your prayers and financial support.

GENERAL FUND AUTOMATIC CONTRIBUTIONS
The Automatic Contributions to the General Fund for November 2021 were: $7985.00.

 

Memorials for October 2021:
In Memory of Donna Gram:  Ladies Aid - Robert & Rhonda Berberet

WEEKEND WORSHIP:

Trinity is pleased to offer both in-person church services and online worship via livestream. We warmly invite you to join us whether you participate from home or attend in-person! Our in-person worship schedule is:

The 8:00am worship service will be available via livestream and can be accessed using this link: https://youtu.be/NcYKG-z_4cA      
If you'd like to give an offering, click here: https://bit.ly/2vG9p9Z

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS AND SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Sunday Morning Bible Class and Sunday School continue this weekend! Join us at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. Children's Sunday School is also available for children ages 3 and up. We are unable to provide childcare for children under 3 at this time. You do not need to pre-register for Adult Bible Class or Children's Sunday School.

Daily Readings (Week of November 29th)
November 29 – 1 Thessalonians 5, 2 Kings 10:12-21:26, Proverbs 21:16-31
November 30 – 2 Thessalonians 1, 2 Kings 22, Proverbs 22:1-16
December 1 – 2 Thessalonians 2, 2 Kings 23-24:17, Proverbs 22:17-29 

December 2 – 2 Thessalonians 3, 2 Kings 24:18-25:30, Proverbs 23:1-13    
December 3 – Hebrews 1, Esther 1:1-2:18, Proverbs 23:14-28

Readings for Worship (December 1st, 2021 @ 6:30pm) –
Advent 1 Worship Service (Communion)

First Reading – Isaiah 52:7-10
Gospel Reading – Matthew 24:36-44

Readings for Worship (Weekend of December 4th & 5th) –
Second Sunday in Advent

First Reading – Malachi 3:1-7b
Psalm – 66:1-12
Epistle Reading –
Philippians 1:2-11
Gospel Reading – Luke 3:1-14(15-20)


Do you want to put an announcement in the eNewsletter? Follow these steps!
Due to the unique time that we are currently in, the submission process for announcement has changed. Check out the new way to submit an announcement below:

  1. Type up your announcement in a word document OR in an email. Specify how many times you would like the announcement to run.
  2. Please put ANNOUNCEMENT in the subject line.
  3. Email your announcement to the church email no later than the Thursday EOD before the Monday you wish your announcement to go out.
  4. If you don’t have an email, you can also call the church and tell Jill your announcement over the phone.

    Church contact info: church@trinity-lutheran.com, 217-787-2323 x 2

Things to note:

  1. Your announcement may be shortened according to space.
  2. Even if you specify how many times you would like the announcement to run, this is subject to change.
  3. Since our weekly bulletin has shortened greatly, not all eNewsletter announcements will make it into the bulletin.

If you have any questions or concerns, let us know!  Have a great rest of your week!

Trinity Lutheran Church
220 S 2nd St, Springfield
Illinois 62702 United States

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