Trinity Lutheran Church|
Where Jesus' Voice is Heard, Proclaimed and Lived
N60 W6047 Columbia Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
News & Announcements
School Kit Collection
Send hope for a better world, around the world. Lutheran World Relief sends school kits to children whose lives are being shattered by war and poverty. Often, school is free, but without supplies, children (especially girls) aren't allowed to go to school. You can provide hope!
Here's what goes into a school kit:
- 4 70-sheet notebooks of wide or college-ruled paper 8"x10½"
- 1 Ruler (2-sided, 30-centimeter/12")
- 1 Hand-held pencil sharpener
- 1 Blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades)
- 5 Unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
- 5 Ballpoint pens (no gel ink) -- black or blue ink
- 1 Box of 24 crayons
- 1 2½" eraser
Our most needed items right now are pencils, pens, rulers, notebooks, crayons and scissors. Pencil sharpeners are less needed, and we don't need any more erasers right now. Please put your donations in the Gathering Room, or leave them under the back pew, by Sept. 3 for this year's school kits. We never stop collecting, though -- if you see a great sale on any item, you can either buy the items or let Jeanne Mueller know where you saw the sale.
We received word that school kits we created last year went to Orthodox Christian Charities in Iraq, and also to Children's Gift Ministry in Honduras. Thanks for your ongoing commitment to this worthy and important cause.
Thanks for a Successful Blood Drive!
At Trinity's blood drive on Saturday, July 8, 35 people from Trinity and the community
came to donate blood, including seven first-time donors, resulting in 23 units of blood
potentially helping to extend or save the lives of up to 69 hospital patients. Thanks to all who came, provided snacks, distributed fliers or offered words of support!
We're hoping to schedule another blood drive, perhaps to be held this fall.
Family Promise Update
Most of you are familiar with the participation of Trinity in the Family Promise ministry where families are housed in various churches on a rotating basis. We work with St.
John's (the host church) and Immanuel of Cedarburg. Each year we serve four or five
days. These folks have lost their homes and Family Promise works with them often
times for many months resettling them in permanent housing. This entails preparing
them for the job market, finding affordable housing, dealing with health issues and
finding schools for the children. Once a family finds themselves homeless it is a
difficult and long process to resettle them.
This coming year Family Promise of Ozaukee County will coordinate the Rapid
Re-housing and Homeless Prevention Program using a Federal grant of
$102,000.00. Last year 34 families (over 100 people) were served. This program
allows Family Promise to step into a crisis situation and prevent an eviction. The
families that are helped under this program must be working and have received their
five- day eviction notice. Since the non-payment of rent was a result of an expense
that was not anticipated and non-recurring the program pays the rent and the family
does not become homeless. In addition other social service contacts can be made to
help the family. As you can see homeless prevention is not only easier to deal with
but more importantly easier on the family.
Loose Change Offerings
Loose change offerings for July through September will go to school supplies for the school kits we do in fall.
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