Trinity Lutheran Church|
Where Jesus' Voice is Heard, Proclaimed and Lived
N60 W6047 Columbia Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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The 2021 Trinity Reverse Advent Calendar
Advent is a time of waiting. Advent can also be a time of "doing" as we reflect and wait for the birth of Jesus. Our "reverse Advent calendar" gives us opportunities to light candles, read Scripture, and collect clothing for Afghan refugee babies and children, as well as do kind and loving acts for self and others. Watch for a printable Advent calendar, which will be emailed to the congregation, can be picked up at the church office or can be downloaded here (please note, the names and addresses of members to send cards to aren't posted here -- if you need them, please contact the church office).
Donations noted on the calendar will be collected for the Afghan refugees living at Fort McCoy. There are over 13,000 refugees in the camp, with about 20 babies born each month. The refugees arrived with little or nothing -- mostly just the clothes they were wearing. We've been told the refugees will be at Fort McCoy for approximately one year. Drop off donations in the boxes inside the Trinity office door. Clothing should be new, or clean and gently used. Donations can be dropped off weekly, or whenever convenient throughout the Advent season.
Return Of Coffee Hour
Coffee Hour (held after the 9am Sunday worship service) started up again on Sunday, Oct. 31. A sign-up sheet is in the dining hall for upcoming Sundays. Please consider signing up for one.
For many years, Trinity has collected items around Thanksgiving to help support those who are in need. Please bring non-perishable food items, toiletries and laundry supplies and place them in the horn of plenty in the front of the sanctuary until Nov. 28. Everything from a bar of soap to 20 cans of beans is appreciated and used. Items will be donated to the Saukville Community Food Pantry.
A Special "Council Corner" From Our Council President
October 25, 2021
Thanks to everyone who helped make Pastor Brent's last day a memorable one. It was an awesome celebration of his 12+ years with Trinity.
Now that we have celebrated with Pastor Brent, Kelly and Ariana and his last days at Trinity have passed, rest assured that myself, Council, Worship Committee and other Trinity members will work hard on finding a new pastor and try to make it a speedy process.
We have been in touch with Kristin Nielsen from the Synod and promise to keep everyone posted on the next steps in the call process. We will need your help and will be looking for volunteers to join the call process on selecting a new pastor.
If you would like to volunteer and be part of this process, please reach out to Linda in the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-377-0610) or reach out to Bob Callies (email@example.com).
In Christ's Service
Notes From The Music Ministry
2019: "How come we have to sing all these verses?"
2021: "How come we only sing two verses of the hymns?"
COVID-19 has changed the way we meet and worship. I had no idea in March 2020 that we would still be struggling to contain a pandemic in November of 2021. Thankfully, we are worshiping in person now. We know more about the virus and how it is transmitted. Most of us have been vaccinated by now. It is my hope that we are at the tail end of limitations due to the pandemic. But some measures stay in place for now:
Following advice by the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health, we highly recommend mask wearing, even for fully vaccinated people.
From the Wisconsin Department of Health:
- Medium and large gatherings, especially those hosted indoors, contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
- In areas of substantial and high transmission, fully vaccinated people should wear masks in public indoor settings and also consider wearing them in crowded outdoor settings.
Wisconsin is seeing high to critically high transmission across our state. Due to high transmission, we still limit singing during services.
Chapel choir is currently on hold. With cases trending down, I hope that we resume rehearsing in a month or so.
Bell choir has resumed practicing, masked and socially distanced. The bell choir will offer an anthem on Reformation Sunday. New ringers are welcome; rehearsals are currently Wednesdays from 5 to 5:45pm.
The Holden Evening Prayer Service is a mostly sung service. At the last Worship and Music Committee Meeting, it was recommended to not hold Saturday evening services for the remainder of the year, since it is unlikely that we can continue holding them outdoors, where singing is much safer.
Blessings to all of you,
Helping Each Other
The Membership Committee is hoping to start a project that could involve all of us. It got sidelined by the pandemic and it's time to put it in action. Many of us have families who come to our rescue when needed. However, in the modern world of today, some of us need to depend on the church to provide love, companionship, support and, yes, sometimes physical help.
There is a simple form on the tables in back of church called "Helping Each Other Questionnaire." Do you want to help? Or are you a person who needs help? If you don't need help, check the boxes on the list for what you can help with (driving, food, odd jobs, etc.). If you do need help, check the boxes for your area of need.
It may take us a little time to get organized, but we will do our best to get this up and running as soon as possible. Thank you!
Trinity now has a prayer box outside to the east of church to collect the prayers of people. Anyone who seeks prayer is invited to leave a request in the box. Trinity will set apart a special time during its worship service to pray for prayer box requests.
Requests can be made anonymously, public or private (i.e., not a part of public worship). People can also request a call or email from the pastor. We pray this ministry brings comfort, peace, hope, joy and encouragement, and will also serve as a reminder to the members of Trinity that we pray for others and that God answers prayers according to God's will.
Trinity is now holding in-person worship services, with no reservations needed. Masking is strongly recommended but optional, pews are not blocked off, and Communion is offered. Online services continue to be available. For those wishing to commune while watching the online service, communion kits are available at the church office for you to pick up.
Visitors are always welcome. Whether you join us in person or online, we welcome you to worship together with us!
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