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October 15, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

If you haven't been doing so, please take a moment or two to enjoy the beauty of these fall days.  While seasons change, we worship a God who changes not.  

 

For those joining us on-line, here is the zoom link.  

Join Sunday Morning Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

 Attached is the order of service so that you can participate fully.  Link to Online Worship & Bulletin

 

On Sunday we will consider the important theme of Faith.

 

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim

 

PS. Do you have on your calendar our congregatonal meeting Sunday Oct. 24th following worship?

 

October 1, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

This week's email will be short.  If you did not see last week's mega news please let me know and I will re-send it.

 

In this month of Reformation I will be focusing on why I am a Lutheran.  It is because of our biblical understanding of sin, grace, faith, scripture and the sacraments.  

 

You know the drill.  Attached is Sunday's service and here is the zoom link for those worshipping at home.  "See' you Sunday.

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

​Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim

 


September 18, 2021


Dear Trinity Family,

 

All of us are hoping for a rainy weekend.  Nevertheless, it is still important for us to gather for worship in-house or on-line.  For those joining in person, please observe distancing while in the sanctuary.  Crosses mark where to sit, but if you are a large family, you may need to sit in a different spot depending on where people are seated in front or behind you.

 

The Lord's Supper is offered this Sunday.  For those desiring a smaller setting to receive Christ's gifts, we are holding a Communion service on Tues Sept 21 at 2 p.m.  In order to keep the gathering small, please let me know if you would like to attend.

 

Here is the zoom information.  Use it for worship and to join Ron's class on Ezekiel at 9:15 a.m.

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

​Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim



September 10, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,
 
OUR NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS SUNDAY!           9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
·         Adults will meet in the sanctuary and on-line to continue a study on Ezekiel.  Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678   Passcode: 675675  (This is the same link for worship.)
        OR you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.
·         Children grades 1-7 will meet in the Jerusalem Room at the top of the stairs with Nancy Vasilakes.
·         Children grade 8 will meet for Confirmation in Pastor Jim's office.
·         Youth grades 9-12 will meet in the Upper Room at the top of the stairs near the pre-school with Lynn Raade
·         First Year confirmation students will meet in Pastor Jim's office in the afternoon
 
When we gather on Sunday, we will reflect on the security we have in Christ, even as we reflect on the terrorists' attack of 20 years ago.
 

Here again is the zoom link.
Join Sunday Morning Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678   Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jim​​

August 20, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

It is so easy to be feeling overwhelmed these days with all that is going on in the world.  These trials are certainly pointing us and others for our need for God's grace.  We are praying for God's mercy.

 

Join us Sunday for worship.  If you can't join us in person, please use this link to join us on-line. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678

Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

If you worship at home, please prepare as if you were here.  Dress appropriately.  Minimize distractions.  Participate fully.

 

You can use the same link to join us for Livin' Forgiven at 9:15 a.m.  For those of you who have benefitted from the class, would you please write a note to Pat,  which expresses some insight that you gained from her teaching.  I will send them to her with an honorarium.  


Blessings in Christ,

 

Pastor Jim


August 17, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

All of us are saddened and concerned by the news coming out of Afghanistan and Haiti. See below some ways we can pray and help.

 

Lord have mercy,

Pastor Jim

 

The Afghan members of our Christian family treasure our prayers during this time of trial. Here are some specific ways you can pray for them:

  1. PRAY FOR GOD’S PROTECTION. The situation on the ground is fluid right now. Pray for God’s protection over His people.
     
  2. PRAY FOR WISDOM. Ask God to bless our brothers and sisters with discernment as they decide whether to stay or go and even with whom they should talk.
     
  3. PRAY FOR FELLOWSHIP. Believers in Afghanistan often must keep their faith a secret — even from family members. Pray that God will help each Afghan believer to connect and fellowship with at least one other believer in person, by phone or through some other technology. Pray that God will remind them that they are not alone, but are part of the global body of Christ.​
AUG. 16, 2021 LCMS.ORG
Guidance for those who want to help in Haiti
Residents pray on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at a home in Duchity, Haiti. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

On Saturday, Aug. 14, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwest Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, causing physical destruction and the loss of human life. As of Monday morning, the death toll had reached nearly 1,300, with many anticipating that number to increase significantly. The people of Haiti face increased difficulty in finding basic supplies, including food and water. The presence of a tropical storm in the area further complicates the situation and increases the anticipated need for aid and assistance over the coming months and years.

LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response has begun to evaluate and respond to this situation to provide aid in coordination with the LCMS’ partner church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti (Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne D’Haiti), and those LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) that have longstanding expertise operating in and providing assistance to the Haitian populace.

This situation in Haiti is exceedingly complex, given ongoing in-country political instability, rampant criminal activities and violence, corresponding lapses in security, and frequently occurring corrupt behaviors, including financial improprieties. In such environments, even the most well-intentioned aid responses, rather than helping those in need, can cause more damage and distress. Accordingly, the LCMS strongly recommends against any individual or congregation attempting to provide aid directly to recipients within Haiti. The most prudent course of action, toward the best stewardship of aid resources, is to work through established agencies such as LCMS Disaster Response and our trusted RSO partners. Please contact LCMS Disaster Response to coordinate your aid response in Haiti with the LCMS and our RSOs.

The LCMS has a well-established track record of relief work in Haiti, acknowledged by many outside observers, of effectively directing funds and other resources to the areas and arenas in which they are most needed and beneficial. This work is evinced in the LCMS’ response to Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Following that storm, LCMS Disaster Response coordinated a $500,000 effort, including rebuilding 18 congregations, repairing the homes of 33 pastors, digging 14 new wells, and providing various supplies for basic human needs.

The people of the LCMS can greatly and positively help Haitian individuals and partner church congregations affected by this catastrophe by contributing to LCMS Disaster Response. In addition to providing monetary aid, please pray for those in Haiti and those providing care.

For updates on this developing situation, visit lcms.org/disaster.



July 2, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

As I write, the Fellowship Hall doors are open for our $1 a bag sale.  We prayed at the start of the day that many/most of these items would be put to good use.  And we are thankful that the proceeds support our Community Kitchen.  Thanks to all who donated items and to all who have helped on this and the previous sale.

 

With the lifting of COVID restrictions in our State, there will be a few changes on Sunday morning.  Masks and social distancing will be optional.  If you would like to continue those practices, please do so.  Therefore, the markers of where to sit have been removed.  Congregants will NOT be ushered out.  I will continue to greet you in the parking lot and will shake any hand extended to me.  The offering will continue to be given in the narthex.  Continuous communion will be practiced, but with no common cup.  Those who would like to be communed in the pew will be accommodated at the end.

 

Let me remind you of the new, 8 week, class I'm leading, beginning this Sunday at 9:15 a.m.  "Livin' Forgiven".  This video based class was recorded by a professor of Elizabeth's and mine at Lutheran Bible Institute, Pat Lelvis.  In it, she  spells out what it is like for the Christian to live by grace rather than by the demands of the Law.  You can join me in the sanctuary or on-line by using the Sunday morning worship ID.

 

Here again is the zoom link.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

As we celebrate our political freedoms, this Sunday we will learn of the freedoms we have in Christ,

 

Blessings in Him,

Pastor Jim


June 7, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,


I'd like to remind you that we are holding a small communion service tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2 p.m.  If you would like to attend, please let me know.


While I have you, I'd like to wish our congregation a Happy 74th Birthday (a day early).  Though there was already a Lutheran presence in Cottage Grove, on June 8, 1947 Trinity was officially founded as a congregation.  The stated mission of the congregation is expressed in our Constitution.  I'd like you to review it.


MISSION

 

The purpose of this congregation shall be to give honor and glory to God, to carry out His will, to assist in preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world, to manifest the unity of our faith in Jesus Christ as God and Savior, to foster Christian fellowship and love, to extend a helping hand in human need, and to achieve our objectives by the preaching of the Word of God, by the administration of the sacraments, and by the religious instruction of all its members according to the confessional standard of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.  (note: This is not a reference to the modern day Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  ELCA)


   

How are we doing?  By God's grace, even in COVID days, Sunday morning worship has been faithfully held.  Many lives have been touched with the Gospel by Word and deed.  


As members of the congregation, each of us has made a commitment to this mission.  We have promised God and one another, to gather regularly for worship and to support this mission with our time, talent, and treasure.  Thank you for doing so.  May the Lord continue to bless.


How would we like to celebrate our 75th?  We will be giving this some thought in the coming year.


Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim

 

May 27, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

Thank you for your understanding, perseverance, and patience over these last 15 months as we were forced to learn how to gather for worship, even remotely.  In these trying days, when we needed the gifts of the Lord (and each other) even more, concerns were raised about the safety of gathering for worship.   Despite the technological improvements we have made, the way we have been worshipping is still not the same.

 

Now that the guidance from the State is moving to be able to fully open up again, the elders and I welcome your input.  For those of you worshipping at home, what needs to happen/change for you to feel comfortable attending worship in house?  Is there anything we can do here?

 

Currently the State is allowing vaccinated people to go maskless while gathering inside in groups.  However, such guidance can be rescinded at any time.  Also, one’s vaccination status is to be checked prior to entry.

 

Since, your medical decisions are between you and your doctor, AND since we don’t want to become the vaccination police, I and the elders have decided to continue our policy of wearing masks in worship.  However, you can feel free to remove your mask when you are in the parking lot. 

 

All of this is a personal decision.  We each have different health needs and vulnerabilities.  We want to grant each person the freedom to weigh the risks for themselves.  Therefore, there is no judgment or accusation toward those who continue to worship from home.  However, we would like to do whatever we can here, to make you feel comfortable and safe in returning to in person worship.

 

Please let me know any of your ideas.

 

While I have you, attached is June’s newsletter and this Sunday’s bulletin.  Please read carefully.  One item that was too late to make into the newsletter is that a new LIFE 201 Class – Growing in Faith will be on Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. beginning July 1st.  This new class will equip students to grow in faith through an active life of Bible Study, prayer, worship, fellowship, and stewardship.  Practical help will be given to help students nurture their relationship with the Lord.  (LIFE 101 is not a prerequisite for this class.)  Let me know if you are interested. 

 

As we remember fallen soldiers this Memorial Day weekend, we are especially thankful for the sacrifice Christ made to give us freedom and peace with God.  Come, let us worship the Lord.

 

Blessings in Christ,

 

Pastor Jim

​ 


May 21, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

Well, this week it sure looks like we got some of the rain we needed.  How are your gardens doing?  I'm starting to see some shoots push through the dirt.  It is always an act of faith for me to plant a seed.

 

It is also an act of faith for me to plant the seed of God's Word through my preaching and teaching.  In that case, though, I don't always able to see the results since I can't see into your hearts. 

 

This Sunday we will observe Pentecost Sunday.  (Will I be seeing red?)  We pray that the Holy Spirit will do His work among us to, first, gather us for worship and, second, help us be hearers and doers of the Word.  

 

If you would like to join us via zoom, here is the info.  

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

The meeting will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship before the start of the service at 10:30 a.m.  ​

 

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim
 


May 7, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

The tomato (and pepper) sale went great today.  Thanks to all the workers and especially to Mr. Green Thumb, John Petrick.  If you didn't get your plants, the sale is open on Saturday from 9-3.

 

I have an important message to share with you on Sunday.  We are saved by grace not race.  Please join us in-house on or on-line.

 

Here again is the zoom link.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

The meeting will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship before the start of the service at 10:30 a.m.  

 

Have you seen a couple of our students in the paper recently?  Good Job MJ Raade and Piper Youngmayr.

 

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim

 

PS.  More varieties than picture shows.

 

 
 


May 1, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

Happy May.  These weeks of Spring are passing too quickly.  Are you getting your gardens ready for next week's Tomato Sale?  

 

I look forward to seeing your tomorrow, one way or the other.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
 
​Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675
 
Dial         +1 669 900 6833 

Some of you might remember Eileen Frerichs, wife of Pastor Don in Florence.  I learned that she died on Thursday in OH.  You can live stream her memorial service on Monday at 4 p.m. by going to redeemerlutheran.us.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jim


April 16, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

It has been a blessed week being back in the office.  I hope you've had a great week.

During our worship on April 25th we will take some time to remember, and give God thanks for, the life of Betty L.  It is hoped that a memorial service will be held for family and friends at a later date.  If you have some remembrances, please email me that I might share them.

A friend of the congregation, now living at Middlefield Oaks, is looking for a ride to worship.  He has been vaccinated and would like to start attending in person again.  If you can help, please let me know.​

As some of you are beginning to return to in-house worship let me remind you of our protocols. (see below)

For those joining us online, here's the link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

The meeting will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship before the start of the service at 10:30 a.m.  

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim

 

Protocols for Gathering for Worship

 
According to the Center for Disease Control, anyone feeling ill, or has a persistent sneeze or cough should stay home.  The wearing of masks is required. 

·         If you arrive early, fellowshipping is encouraged in the front parking lot area.  Please minimize fellowshipping in the narthex so that we don’t clog it.
·         Sanitize your hands at the front door.  Please refrain from touching items/furnishings unnecessarily. 
·         Please place your offering in the plate as you enter the narthex and grab a bulletin.
·         An usher will direct you to be seated, as needed.
·         An X above the pew rack will be in front of a place to sit.
·         Family units may sit together.
·         Please maintain 6’ distancing from others
·         Please understand that you MAY not be able to sit in your normal pew. 
·         Four family units may sit upstairs.
·         Some may sit in the narthex as needed, following the 6’ rule.    
·         When communion is offered, it will be done by continuous communion.
·         At the end of the service, you will be ushered out from the back to the front.  Please take time to fellowship in the front parking lot area.
·         Let us know if you feel sick later that week.​

 



April 9, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

He is Risen.

 

Let's gather in full number to worship him again this Sunday.  

 

Here is the zoom link.
Join Sunday Morning Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

 

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

The meeting will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship before the start of the service at 10:30 a.m. 

 

 Attached is the order of service so that you can participate fully.

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim
 


March 10, 2021


Dear Trinity Family,


A joyous Spring Day!  I hope you got some sun today.  


But more than energy from the sun, we need new life from THE Son.  On Sunday we will join the pilgrim throngs and sing his praise as we remember his triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  The bulletin is attached, as well as the monthly newsletter.  We thank Connie for all her hard work in keeping the flow of information moving around here.

JOIN US SUNDAY MORNING...

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 
Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675
 
Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.
 
The meeting will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship before the start of the service at 10:30 a.m.  


Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim



March 10, 2021


Dear Trinity Family,

 

I'm appreciating my study of the Ten  Commandments this Lenten season and seeing how Jesus was accused of breaking each one.  Thankfully, he kept them perfectly for us, was punished for us, and by his wounds we are healed.

 

Join us this evening for worship either in house or on line.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 5107 9601
Passcode: 675675 
Dial  
        +1 669 900 6833  
 
Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jim



March 5, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

It is amazing to me how quickly Fridays roll around.  I hope you've had a good week.  

 

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday either in-house or on-line.  For those on-line please take this worship time very seriously, as if you were here.  Minimize distractions.  Resist multi-tasking.  Participate fully.  Here again is the zoom link.

Join Sunday Morning Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

The meeting will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship before the start of the service at 10:30 a.m.  

 

If you have any prayer requests, please email them to my by 9 a.m. on Sunday.

 

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim

 

February 12, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

I hope you have had a good week in the Lord.  I, for one, am appreciating the growing length of the days.

 

Let's gather in full number either in-house or on-line on Sunday.  

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678

Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

Order of service is attached.

 

We are still struggling with some mic issues and are wondering if we are getting cell phone interference.  Just in case, would you please turn off your phones if you are attending in-house.

 

Following the service, the women of the congregation are invited to stay for some fellowship.  Though Secret Sisters will be revealed, you don't have to be a SS to join in the fun and fellowship.  Attached is the program for those of you joining on-line by simply staying in the worship service meeting.

 

If you hadn't heard, we have had a leak in one of our water lines.  Thankfully, today it was found and will be repaired next week.  Thanks Trustees!

 

We greatly appreciate those of you who are mailing in your offerings (as well as those who drop them by the church).  We also have an on-line giving option.  You can pick up a Joyful Response form off the bulletin board.

 

While a portion of our Sunday morning offering goes to support the mission work of our Synod, we also help to directly support, through Together in Missions,  Deaconess Danelle Putnam serving in the Dominican Republic.  Below is her recent newsletter.  

 

Attached, also, is the newsletter from Pastor Paul Flo who we used to support when he was serving in the ​DR.

 

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim

CLICK HERE  to see NEWSLETTER PICTURES - View this email in your browser
The Fruits of His Word 

The Schumann Putnam Family Newsletter 
February 2021
 
Deaconess Program - The past several months have been filled with many blessings! In September, Concordia Seminary in the Dominican Republic started off their 4th academic year faced with having to do on-line classes.  With a combination of a digital or printed course manual, Zoom, email, and a cell phone texting app called, WhatsApp, we were able to teach an 8-week course on Luke-Acts to 120 women in the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Panamá, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. Along with coordinating the program, I also co-wrote and taught the course, and served as a mentor to the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, and a group of women here in the DR.  I would meet with them on a weekly basis over Zoom to review the material and help them with their homework.
Many of the students made sacrifices to be able to receive the course.  In Venezuela, 6 women who did not have internet in their town traveled each week by bus to the next closest Lutheran congregation where the pastor’s wife is also a deaconess student. There, they spent the day studying together in the pastor’s house and joined in the Zoom class on one computer.  The pastor’s family would cook for them and host them over night each week so they could receive class.  I was humbled and encouraged by the thankfulness of the women and their desire to learn God’s Word. 
 
Wedding!!! Right the middle of course writing, coordinating, and teaching Luke-Acts, I got married! I was married to Carlos Schumann on October 17, 2020.  After the wedding being on hold for 6 months, Carlos was finally able to leave Argentina and join me in Oregon at the farm where my dad grew up for an outdoor wedding that we planned in 7 days while there.  My dad preached a wonderful message on Ephesians 5:22-33. We were blessed to have many family and friends gather for the celebration despite short notice and the pandemic.  
Click here to read the wedding MESSAGE! 
Click here to view our wedding VIDEO! 
Carlos is from Argentina. He is a pastor who served as a missionary to Chile for 29 years.  Now he serves as the director for Luther Academy in Latin America.  Luther Academy is an organization that provides continuing theological education for pastors. He coordinates and sometimes teaches courses for pastors, hosts pastoral meetings, and works on the translation of Luther Academy materials, such as LOGIA journal articles for the use of pastors.   
Click here to learn more about Luther Academy in Latin America
 
PLANTAINED - The goal of a foreigner in the Dominican is to become “aplatanao” or “plantained”.  One of the main staples of the Dominican diet are plantains, which are like a banana that you cook. So, when you learn to eat Dominican food, drive like a Dominican, and can speak like a Dominican, then you are “plantained”.  Although Carlos already speaks Spanish, the Dominican Republic being a Caribbean country is quite different from Argentina and Chile.  It takes time to adjust and adapt to the culture.  He is purposefully trying to get to know the history and the country as well as learn his way around the city of Santiago where we live. Above, Carlos is eating a traditional plantain dish called, “Mofongo”. Finishing one is a rite of passage in becoming “aplatanao”.
 
 
Over 10 years ago, I started a monthly disability ministry called Amigos de Jesús that was the impetus of one of our congregations, Lamb of God Lutheran Church.  The ministry is still active and reaching out to families with children with disability.  Since we are not able to meet as a group, we have been visiting the families individually during the time of the pandemic.  Over Christmas, three deaconess students that I teach from this congregation did their final Luke-Acts course project on the story of the birth of Jesus. They did individual puppet shows for the participants with disability, sang songs and prayed with the family.  When the government imposed a strict curfew right after Christmas, the ladies took to YouTube to share the story of Christ’s birth with our Amigos de Jesús.  We are thankful for this congregation’s faithful witness of Jesús to people with disabilities over the many years!
 
Please pray for:  Deaconess students now studying their 2nd on-line course on the Catechism, Carlos’ cultural adaptation, and our ministry to people with disabilities during this challenging time of pandemic.
Thank you, in Jesus’ name!
Give Now! 
Print Version of Newsletter



February 5, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

Next Tuesday marks a big milestone.  23 years of our Community Kitchen ministry.  A big thank you to Peggy and her crew for providing take out meals during these COVID days.  And thank you all for financially supporting the congregation so that we can offer this ministry to our community.

 

This Sunday, I hope to encourage your prayer lives as we learn from the Master.  For those joining us on-line, let me remind you to prepare for and participate in worship as if you were here.  

 

Here again is the zoom link.  I'm proud of those who have already saved it.
Join Sunday Morning Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

The meeting will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship before the start of the service at 10:30 a.m. 

 Attached is the order of service so that you can participate fully.

 

I'm happy to report there were 7 in my new LIFE 101 class last night.  3 non-members.  Let me know if you would still like to join.

 

Happy Birthday to Bill Harwell and Wilma Formby today!  And Linda Burke and Pat Fordyce on Sunday.

 

Blessings in Christ,

 

Pastor Jim


February 7th  Bulletin / Order of Worship
 

January 29, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,

 

It is amazing how quickly this week, and month, have passed.  Attached is the February newsletter.  Read carefully for our Lent plans.

 

Apparently, not many Secret Sisters have signed up for this year, so please use the attached to do so if you want to participate.  No pressure or expectation.  A reveal of last year's SS is planned for Feb 14th.

 

Since last week's slide show did not play properly to those on-line, we will show it again on Sunday before the start of the service.  If you are joining us on-line, be sure you have logged in by 10:25 a.m.  

 

 Here again is the zoom link.
Join Sunday Morning Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09

 

Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.

 

Attached is the order of service so that you can participate fully.

 

See you on Sunday.

 

Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim

Order of Worship / Bulletin



January 22, 2021

Dear Trinity Family,


I hope you have had a good week.​  We are thankful that violence did not mar the inauguration of Pres. Biden.  We pray for wisdom for our new President, Vice President and administration.  Regardless of your politics, all of us are thankful that we know the King who runs the Universe.  Let's gather to worship Him on Sunday.


Here's the Zoom link for those joining us on-line.


Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675​
        +1 669 900 6833

Below is the order of worship and announcements.  Please note that a new youth class is beginning next Sunday Jan 31st at 9:15 a.m. and a new LIFE 101 class begins Thursday Feb 4th from 7-8:30 p.m.  Please spread the word and let me know if you plan to attend.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jim
 

Order of Worhship / Bulletin  for January 24th


January 15, 2021


Dear Trinity Family,


God is on His throne.  With the unrest in our nation, it is a good reminder to know that we are part of an eternal Kingdom.  Let's gather in-house and on-line to worship this Sunday.

In addition, for those who would like to gather, for a short and small Communion Service on Tuesday Jan 19th at 2 p.m. please let me know.


This is the last call for you to share any pics of how you have been spending some of your time during this pandemic.  I'll be sharing a slideshow on Sunday Jan 24th.  I think you will enjoy seeing each other in some normal activities. 


Below is the link for this week's bulletin AND a secret sister sign-up sheet.


Here is the worship link.


​Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675​
        +1 669 900 6833


Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim

 
 
 

January 8, 2021


Dear Trinity Family,


Wednesday was Epiphany Day, the day the church commemorates the arrival of the Wise Men to worship Jesus the new born King.  On that day, there was unrest, riots and violence at our nation's Capitol.  On such an unsettling day, it was good to know our true King.  


We gather to worship him on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  For those unable to join us in-house, attached is the order of worship and below is the meeting link information.  We will remember the baptism of Jesus and our baptisms.  Those at home are encouraged to have some water ready for the baptism remembrance ceremony.


Join Sunday Morning Worship
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634370678?pwd=OElSb1VUeXRaZWJjODFxdDB3K09IQT09


Meeting ID: 896 3437 0678
Passcode: 675675

Or you can call - 1 669 900 6833 long distance charges may apply.


Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Jim



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