Monday, April 10, 2017 at 3:14 PM
Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 in the A-Frame, Good Friday 7:00 in the main sanctuary, Easter Vigil 7:00 in the A-Frame. Easter Sunday Services at 8:30 and 10:45
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Trinity E-News

APRIL 2017



The Young Adult (young at heart) Sunday School Class will be starting a book study Sunday, April 23rd.

The book is called "The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture as Made Us Unable to Read It" by Peter Enns.

You do not need the book but we will read aloud and discuss in class.  

The book is on Amazon for about $10.00, if you are interested.


Trinity's youth invite you to give Change during this Season of Easter to Make a Change for a family living in extreme poverty.

Our goal is to provide them with 2 sheep through the initiatives of ELCA World Hunger.

The cost of each sheep is $ 125.00.

Warm, durable sheep's wool creates a world of opportunity for a family struggling with hunger and poverty.  Wool can be woven into hats, sweaters, coats and blankets to keep families warm and dry.  These products - and even the wool itself - can be sold at the local market for extra income.  And to sweeten the deal, sheep's milk is full of protein and is ideal for making cheese and other dairy products.


The youth are taking items for their annual fundraiser and you may put them in the gym     any time.  

                                  The yard sale will be                                                          Saturday, April 29th                                   7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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                Parents of Middle & Senior High School youth                                            and other volunteers -                                 You are needed to help the youth set up for yard sale           Wednesday, April 26th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

AFFIRM YOUTH GATHERING                Sunday, June 18th - Friday, June 23rd

Middle & Senior High Youth & Parents:                                            Affirm applications and $ 100.00 are due to MaryBeth by Sunday, April 23rd.

TRINITY ADULT DAY CARE CENTER GALA                                           Saturday, April 22nd                               Lakewood Country Club                                                    

Tickets for $ 65.00 include dinner, dance, silent and live auctions and a chance to receive a diamond.  

No invitation necessary.

Call Betty at 931-455-0755 or see Susie Wilde to sign up for this fun event.   

FRIENDS                                                   Thursday, April 27th                                 11:00 am                                                                                                                 Our speaker will be Mark Landrum, photographer extraordinaire, who will present a program entitled "A Tennesee Photographic Potpourri" in                     THE TLC QUILTING ROOM AKA THE BANNER ROOM.              

Sandwich buffet with trimmings and dessert!                                                                                                             


THANK YOU again to the many volunteers, donors, food contributors and diners who came out once again in support of Horse Play's therapeutic riding program for our communitites challenged children.

You've put us at a new record of over $ 20,000. You are a tremendous giving community! 


There is a link on Trinity's homepage for the Church Directory.  

User Name: firstnamelastname                                             Password: peace

You may then personalize your password.

Also, there is an app for iPhones and Android phones in the App Store which is "CTRN Online Directory".

The code for the mobile app is "trinitytullahoma".


       A way to support Trinity for those who have an IRA is          through Required Minimum Distribution.

          This is a way to give and your donation will not be               taxed as income through this charitable distribution.                                                                                                                    For a more detailed explanation,                       please see Jim Peissig or Pastor Alex. 

LWR QUILTERS                                               April 25th                                                           May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th                        9:30 am

You are invited to join the LWR Quilters every Tuesday of each month.

Meeting in the Banner Room, they welcome anyone who would like to help make quilts which are sent around the world.   

 DOMINOES                                                Friday, April 21st                          Friday, May 19th                               1:00 pm

On the third Friday of each month, there is a gathering of folks who play Mexican Dominoes at 1:00 pm in the Banner Room.

Typically, we have around 8 people participate and there is always room for more.

Please feel free to join us!  

                                  MaSH YOUTH                                                               (Middle & Senior High)                                                               Wednesdays                                   6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  The schedule for youth events:  

                    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm   Dinner                                                 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm   MaSH Youth                                7:00 pm - 7:30 pm   Confirmation/FISHY


BIBLE CONNECTIONS                      For 4th - 5th Graders                         Wednesdays                                       1:30 pm - 2:30 pm



From Pastor Alex,

At Trinity, we strive to build up our community and help one another grow in faith and fellowship.  We offer events such as the church family picnic at our house, receptions, church dinners and trivia nights which help us understand that we are the body of Christ and to be in a relationship with one another.

Another tool we have been working on to help promote community is the church directory.  The directory is linked to our website and there is an app for your smart phone.  If you search CTRN directory in the app store, you can download the app on your phone.  By using the app, you are able to access pictures and emails and call families from your phone. We are currently collecting family pictures and individual pictures. The reason for the individual pictures, is that we want to be able to list everyone who participates in a ministry in a group. This will allow us to email everyone on a ministry team/group and will allow everyone in that team/group to email that team/group without having to set anything up on their own email system.  

I know many of you do not like to have your picture taken, but you can also submit a photo on your own, if you would like to do that.  

We are putting so much effort into this project for a variety of reasons.  Currently, it sometimes takes a year or two for some in our community to meet or know who others are.  I know from personal experience, if you know someone's face and do not know their name, sometimes we avoid interacting with them all together.  

There are a variety of reasons as to why it takes so long to create community.  Our lives are much different than they were years ago.  Jobs now require a lot of travel, some of our members have time to participate in one ministry and not others.  Many in our congregation are unable to go out in the evenings and a great majority of our congregation live some distance from Tullahoma.  The list goes on and on and I mention this only to call attention as to why we are trying so hard to bring people together.  We are trying to provide the tools so we can know one another and communicate with one another.  

Please try to submit an individual picture if you are able in the coming weeks.  

If you need the password, have lost it, or did not receive the email, please let us know.  Also, if you would like a printed directory, please let us know and we can gladly do that for you.

God's Peace,

Pastor Alex



Upgrades and renovations to our building continue.          

Due to the generosity of both our volunteer labor force and the generosity of this community, we continue the work that has been completed in the Sunday School wing.  

The oldest part of our building is in need of maintenance and appearance upgrades.  

So far, we have enhanced the lighting in the A-Frame and are dealing with plumbing issues in the bathrooms and the flooring has been completed.

Work on the Sacristy has been completed.  

Most of this work is being done by volunteers which makes your donations go a long way.

Any donations made to the building funds go a long way to help maintain our property which helps us to fulfill the mission of being an Oasis of Grace to our community.  


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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. 



For KCR Flyer Click Here.





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.





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.


                         GRIEFSHARE SESSIONS AT TRINITY                                  

GriefShare sessions have currently ended at Trinity.  

We will announce when next sessions begin.





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 is 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.


To Give online click now!




We now have 23 families who have signed up for automatic giving.  Our website has access to the automatic giving process.  You may want to consider simplifying the giving process.  It is similar to automating the payment of utility or phone bills.  If you need help in setting up an automated payment, please see Jim Peissig.  

Thanks for all you do!



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