PEACE, LOVE & JESUS Sunday, August 2nd 9:30 am - 10:30 am
You all are invited to our Groovy Rally Day Breakfast on Sunday, August 2nd.
We would love for you to wear tie-dye or your hippie garb or bright, fun colors for Rally Day Sunday as we celebrate the new beginnings of Sunday School and general God learnings.
"God's Not Dead" Movie Night Sunday, August 2nd 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm For 9th - 12th graders in the FISHY Room
Snacks, drinks, and dinner will be provided.
TAIZÉ Sunday, August 2nd 7:00 pm
BIBLE CONNECTIONS TO BEGIN IN AUGUST For 4th - 5th Graders Wednesday, August 5th 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CHURCH FAMILY DINNER Wednesday, August 5th 6:00 pm
We will serve BLTs along with assorted vegetables from the Farmer's Market.
You may bring a side dish to share; although, you are welcome to come without bringing a dish.
Pastor Alex will begin preparations at 4:00 pm for those who wish to assist with cooking.
BLESSING OF THE LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF QUILTS Sunday, August 9th
There will be a blessing of the Lutheran World Relief Quilts on Sunday, August 9th during both worship services.
The LWR Quilters reached their goal of 100 quilts which will be shipped to various countries throughout the world.
Please note the changes of the August meetings of the LWR Quilters which are listed below in another section of the Newsletter.
THE LUTHERAN COURSE Sunday, August 9th
Pastor Alex will begin teaching "The Lutheran Course" on Sunday, August 9th during the Sunday School hour.
There is a Handbook/Workbook available and the cost is $ 14.00.
If you would like to purchase, please sign the paper on the table in the Narthex. You may add the amount to your regular giving check or write a separate check. Please note on the check that it is for "The Lutheran Course".
PARENTING WITH GRACE, Working On it With Jesus Wednesday, August 26th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner will be provided at 6:00 pm in Luther Hall.
Youth activities will be led by MaryBeth and parent activities to be led by Pastor Alex from 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm.
Nursery will be available.
LOVING CARE NEEDED
Loving care needed for two sweet infant twins while Dad and Mom work.
Schedule includes one weekend a month (Friday 7:00 am through Monday 7:00 am) and Wednesday 7:00 am through Friday 7:00 am every week. (May vary depending on work schedule.)
Duties include feeding, bathing, baby care, etc. and possibly transporting babies to/from other babysitters' houses. Call 931-224-8217 for more information.
DONATIONS FOR REPAIR FUND
Due to your generosity, we have the funds for the repair of the heat exchanger in the Sanctuary.
However, donations to the "Repair Fund" are still being accepted.
We anticipate the other unit in the Sanctuary will need to be repaired in the near future along with other unforeseen needs.
Thank you for your donations above regular giving.
Please mark your donations "Repair Fund".
If you would like to subscribe to text messages for church events, such as special dinners and/or activities:
Then, text this message: @drhoffn
This is a one way text communication message and your number remains private.
Kroger's Community Rewards Campaign
Benefiting Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan has become a beneficiary of Kroger's Community Rewards campaign. Kroger Plus shoppers can designate Good Samaritan as a charity that will then receive financial support from Kroger.
It is very easy to sign up as shown in the KCR Flyer.
Once you sign up for the program, then Good Samaritan will receive benefits from Kroger whenever your Kroger Plus card is used.
Flyers are located on the table in the Narthex.
SUNDAY SCHOOL WING UPDATE
Phase I of the Sunday School Wing is complete.
We are now getting estimates for Phase II and are receiving funds for this next step of the renovation.
PRAYER REQUEST FORMS
We are implementing a new form for Prayer Requests. The forms are located on the Welcome Desk and on the table in the Narthex.
We hope by using these new forms, we will be able to manage the Prayer List more efficiently.
SCHEDULING FOR CALENDAR
If you have an event that you would like to have at Trinity, please notify the office staff. To submit your event, you may call the office, e-mail the information to the office, or visit Trinity's website where there is a "Submit Calendar Item" tab found under the "Calendar" section.
August 4th, 11th, 18th
(No meeting on August 25th)
Consider joining the quilters on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 am in the Banner Room.
The Good Samaritan Program of Tullahoma administers Project HELP funds and works with other public and private agencies to see that those elderly and handicapped in need receive adequate help.
You may contribute to this fund by adding extra amounts to your utility bill through TUB.
Further information can be found on the table in the Narthex.
GriefShare is a special group for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one.
It is a nondenominational program that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.
Each session is self-contained so joining the group at any time is appropriate. Each cycle encompasses 13 weeks.
GriefShare sessions will begin at Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 am.
Pamphlets are available in the church office and on the table in the Narthex giving information regarding this session. Please feel free to share with others.
GriefShare sessions are also offered at these churches. Please contact them for their schedules.
First Baptist Church
108 E. Grundy Street 931-455-5461
First United Methodist Church 208 W. Lauderdale 931-455-5434
STEWARDSHIP AND THANKSGIVING
Electronic giving can be accessed on the Trinity Lutheran website by pressing the "giving" button at the top of the page. Electronic giving is easy to setup or modify and can provide a status report on activity for the year.
Or, you may click below to be connected to our online giving page.
It's convenient for you and provides much-needed financial consistency for the church. It is a secure site provided by Vanco services that is part of the simply giving program.
For 2015 on a year to date basis, expenses have exceeded receipts by $ 10,700. Some expenses such as utilities, youth and insurance are incurred in the first half of the year, so it is not unsual to start off the year having expenses exceed receipts. With your continued support, we hope to break-even by year-end.
Regarding Electronic Giving
We have had 13 families sign up for electronic giving through Trinity's website. Thank you for your response. Signing up is easy and is similar to how many people pay their utility bills. If you need any help, Jim Peissig can assist you.
Those of you who are in need of Offering Envelopes, there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.
Please sign with your envelope number so we may get new ones to you.
TRINITY'S OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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