GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
Don't forget the Blood Drive being held at Trinity
today from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm.
OPEN HOUSE FOR THE CELEBRATION
OF LOUIE BALDWIN'S CAREER AT
THE TULLAHOMA DAY CARE CENTER
Sunday, May 19th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church - Luther Hall
Sunday, May 26th
It is a Trinity tradition to honor each Senior class with a cake and punch reception under the Gingko tree following the late service.
(If the weather doesn't cooperate,
we will have it inside.)
We invite the congregation to attend and wish our graduate, Leigha Carter, well.
Feel free to bring cards if you wish.
If you know of any other Senior from our congregation we can honor, please notify MaryBeth.
Senior(s) and parents: Please gather photos and mementos to display and give to Cyndi Eads on the morning of the 26th before the late service begins.
CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2013!!
LEARN & GROW
Each month, the young youth will have a new Bible verse with which to
"Learn & Grow".
"These things I have spoken to you,
that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you have tribulation,
but take courage;
I have ovecome the world."
The adults of the congregation are invited to
"Learn & Grow"
along with the young youth.
An Addition to Trinity's Ministry Campus
As a congregation, we have a long history of outreach and service to our community. In the past, we have provided the infrastructure and facilities for both the Tullahoma Day Care Center and Trinity Care Center. Many of our members also serve on the boards of these organizations. Our most recent addition to our ministries that we support is Shepherd's House which provides shelter for the homeless. We were gifted this property at the end of 2012 and will lease the property to the ministry at our standard lease rate of $1 a year. This year because of the transition, we are picking up the entire insurance on the property which is around $2000. We had a good year financially last year and we expect to be able to absorb this cost. However, as always, God puts this challenge before us to meet the needs of others and we know that with God's blessing we will meet the needs of others that are before us. If you feel called to help out with these insurance costs we encourgage you to give over and above your normal giving to our ministry needs general fund.
Trinity Community Endowment Proposed
The church council is proposing that we start an endowment to help fund the ministries on our campus.
We need to form a committee to start this process.
The hope is that the endowment would help fund insurance and property maintenance on the three facilities that the church owns.
If you would like to serve on this committee,
please let Pastor Alex know.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
"On the Road with Jesus: Parables!"
July 29th & 30th
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ages 5 and up.
Mark these days on your calendar!
. . . . and we are buying a farm!
This is a Sunday School Offering Challenge to fill
God's Global Barnyard
through ELCA World Hunger.
You are invited to bring a small offering to Sunday School each week as we fill the farm!
The Season of Easter Goal:
$715.00 for a Family Farm!
* * We have raised $150.00 of the $715.00. * *
The family farm includes a cow, a couple of goats,
10 chicks, 2 pigs, a duck, farming tools,
training and marketing support.
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.
Thursday, May 23rd
MaryBeth, Trinity's Youth Director, will tell us about her recent trip to Guatemala.
Pastor Alex will prepare an authentic Guatemalan meal for $7.00 per person with the proceeds going to the Day Care Center.
Come and bring a friend for this special time of fellowship and sharing.
2013 Southeastern Synod Assembly
May 31st - June 2nd
"Always Being Made New"
The Southeastern Synod Assembly will be in Chattanooga and we will celebrate the 25th year of ELCA.
The speakers for the assembly include The Reverend Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA; Beth Lewis, president and CEO of Augsburg Fortress; and The Reverend Harold C. Skillrud, Bishop Emeritus and first bishop of the Southeastern Synod.
Tuesday, June 11th & 25th
See Sharon Martini or Susan Gross for additional information.
ADULT MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday, May 30th
First Christian Church Annex
2013 FINANCIAL REPORT
At the end of March, we have a deficit of $4,443.
Our loan on the Day Care Center has been reduced