Sunday, December 21th
18Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. 20But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." 22All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
23"Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us." 24When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, 25but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.
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QUESTIONS FOR THOUGHT
STORY POINTS - What are the main bullet points of this story?
GOD - What do we learn about God? What does this story reveal about the heart of God? What is the truth about God we discover?
HUMAN CONDITIONS - What does this story convey about being human/about humanity?
GRACE, FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION - Where do we see grace and/or forgiveness and/or reconciliation in this story or where do we wish we would have seen grace/forgiveness/reconciliation in this story?
INTROSPECT/SELF EXAM/LOOKING INWARD - What does this story reveal to us about ourselves? Where do I find personal meaning in this story?
OTHERS - How does this story inspire me to help and serve others?
CAROLING & LUNCH
Sunday, December 21st
We will serve soup and salad.
If you wish, you may bring a dish to share.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Wednesday, December 24th
7:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Living Nativity Children's Sermon during the 7:00 pm Service
Tuesday, December 23rd
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cancelled until January 8th.
CHRISTMAS FOOD BOXES
Donations of money and items for food boxes (box in hallway for collection of items) would be appreciated for our annual campaign. Put dates on your calendar of Friday, December 19th for preparation of boxes and Saturday, December 20th for delivery of boxes to families.
Jaycee Gore, daughter of Aleida and Johnny Gore, is collecting toys for the children of the cancer unit at Vanderbilt Hospital.
She was diagnosed with leukemia at a young ang and spent many Christmases in Vanderbilt.
She really appreciated it when people came to visit and bring small presents.
Now that she is better, she wants to pay it forward.
If anyone wants to donate small toys that children can play with in their bed or on a table, please bring them to church on or before Sunday and I will be glad to deliver them to Jaycee.
"TWELVE DAYS OF GIVING"
Blood Assurance is asking for one donor per day from Trinity Lutheran Church to participate in the Twelve Days Giving Program. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex for those wishing to donate.
Please see Vickie Shelton if you have questions.
DE-GREENING AND LUNCH
Sunday, January 4th
Following 10:45 Worship Service
Sunday, January 4th
1004 Forrest Drive
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PANSY DONATIONS FOR FLOWER CONTAINERS
If anyone would be interested in purchasing and/or planting pansies, please see Pastor
VOLUNTEER PAINTERS NEEDED
Work has begun on the Sunday School Wing. If you would like to assist with the painting, please see Pastor Alex.
SUNDAY YOUTH ACTIVITIES
For 9th - 12th Graders
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For 6th - 8th Graders
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Youth Activities are cancelled until January.
These meetings are for any adult interested in talking about faith, theology, etc., similar to what is studied in Confirmation.
For 4th & 5th Graders
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Cancelled during the month of December.
SMALL GROUPS FOR
FELLOWSHIP & BIBLE STUDY
If you would be interested in forming small groups in the Lynchburg, Tullahoma, Manchester and Estill Springs areas for Fellowship & Bible Study, sign-up sheets are on the table.
SUNDAY SCHOOL RENOVATION PROJECT
The Church Council has approved the
renovation of the Sunday School Wing.
There are various cosmetic changes that will be made to include painting, ceiling tiles, flooring and lighting.
We will be doing the work ourselves which
will save the congregation a considerable amount of money.
This project will be done in phases as we address paint, lighting and ceiling tiles in each room.
Then, we will install new flooring throughout the whole wing.
The first room we will work on is the smallest classroom and the cost will be $ 450.00. We have already started working on this classroom.
Currently, we have collected $ 2,510.00 for the project.
Donations are above and beyond regular giving and can be made to the repair fund.
As we continue working in the Sunday School wing, each stage will be more expensive but we know that with God's help and grace, we will meet our goals.
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.
December 23rd (Cancelled)
January 13th, 20th, 27th
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 is currently meeting at First Baptist Church. These sessions are on Wednesday evenings beginning at 5:30 pm and will run through May.
Afternoon sessions will begin on Monday, January 5th. These sessions, beginning at 1:00 pm, will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church. These sessions will run for 13 weeks.
Brochures giving information for Trinity's GriefShare sessions are located on the table in the Narthex and in the church office. Please share with those who have experienced the recent death of loved ones.
STEWARDSHIP AND THANKSGIVING
We had four giving units signup for electronic giving in November.
This page 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 Vannco services that is part of the simply giving program.
Our January - November report, shows our general fund has had expenses exceed receipts by $ 9,701.
Thank you for your many contributions of time, talents, and funds.
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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