The following comes from the Ash Wednesday Service which is an invitation to Lent.
We invite all of our faith community on this Lenten journey.
Friends in Christ, today with the whole Church we enter the time of remembering Jesus' Passover from death to life, and our life in Christ is renewed.
We begin this holy season by acknowledging our need for repentance and for God's mercy.
We are created to experience joy in communion with God, to love one another, and to live in harmony with creation. But our sinful rebellion separates us from God, our neighbors, and creation, so that we do not enjoy the life our creator intended.
As disciples of Jesus, we are called to a discipline that contends against evil and resists whatever leads us away from love of God and neighbor. I invite you, therefore, to the discipline of Lent - self-examination and repentance, prayer and fasting, sacrificial giving and works of love - strengthened by the gifts of word and sacrament.
Let us continue our journey through these forty days to the great Three Days of Jesus' death and resurrection.
WEDNESDAY LENTEN ACTIVITIES Beginning February 17th
Meal 6:00 pm Interage Youth Scholars 6:30 pm Lenten Worship 7:00 pm
The soups served during Lent will be:
February 17th Chicken Noodle February 24th Chili March 2nd Spinach Tortellini March 9th Split Pea March 16th Vegetable
You are welcome to bring dishes to share but it is not necessary.
SUNDAY YOUTH ACTIVITIES
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm For 9th - 12th graders
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH (MSY) MSY meets each Sunday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm For 6th - 8th graders
CONFIRMATION 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
No youth activities on February 14th.
BIBLE CONNECTIONS For 4th - 5th Graders Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bible Connections is cancelled until after Easter.
DIAMOND STUDDED EVENING TO BENEFIT THE TRINITY ADULT DAY CARE CENTER HELD AT LAKEWOOD COUNTY CLUB Saturday, February 13th 6:00 pm
FRIENDS Thursday, February 25th 11:00 am
We will meet at Ming's Buffet at 11:00 am to hear Lane Yoder of Partners for Healing.
The cost of the buffet is $ 7.00.
Be sure to come and bring a friend!
"SOUPER" BOWL RESULTS
Due to your generosity, we collected 99 canned goods for Good Samaritan.
The Broncos brought in $ 108.00 and the Panthers brought in $ 53.00 for a total of $ 161.00 collected for ELCA World Hunger.
Thank you for helping the young youth tackle World Hunger!
TRIVIA NIGHT AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH LUTHER HALL Friday, March 4th 6:00 pm - Doors Open
Proceeds will benefit the ministries of Trinity Care Center, Shepherd's House and Tullahoma Day Care Center.
We will compete in teams of 6 to 8 people (max).
The cost is $ 10.00 per person with the procees benefitting the organization you choose of those listed above.
This price includes a meal and standard beverages.
Awesome beveages are available for an extra donation.
Childcare will be provided onsite at the church by our staff.
To register a team, please call the church office at 931-455-9475 or email email@example.com
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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.
GOOD SAMARITAN THRIFT STORE
Good Samaritan Thrift Store at 210 Grundy Street receives donations of clothes, household items and furniture which is sold to the public to fund their ministry programs such as their food pantry, financial assistance, etc. Please remember Good Samaritan as you clean out clutter in the new year.
Good Samaritan has received an unusual donation - a large quantity of new Energizer Hearing Aid batteries. The batteries come in a package of eight, expire in 2017 and will be sold for $ 1.00 per package of eight. Some of the batteries include 12, 13, 321, etc. There are over 200 packages available.
The Thrift Store is open from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on Tuesday - Friday and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday.
SUNDAY SCHOOL WING UPDATE
The insulation on the Sunday School Wing has been completed.
We are now looking for volunteers for flooring and miscellaneous items.
Also, any amount that you can give for the renovations would be helpful.
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.
February 16th, 23rd
March 8th, 15th, 22nd
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.
WINTER GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS
2016 GriefShare began on Wednesday, January 13th at Trinity Lutheran Church at 10:00 am.
Sessions also began on Wednesday, January 13th at First Baptist Church. These sessions are at 5:30 pm.
First United Methodist Church also offers GriefShare Sessions. Please contact them at 931-455-5434 for their schedule.
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.
Financials for December were very good.
The final report wil be given as soon as all details have been done.
Your generosity is most appreciated.
Regarding Electronic Giving
We now have 17 who have signed up for direct deposit.
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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