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OCTOBER 2017

       

"FINDING YOUR FIT"

Thank you to those who have filled out the "Finding Your Fit" forms and to those who will do so in the future.  

You may follow the link below for the form and there are forms in the Narthex, also.

When you have completed the form, there is a basket in the Nathex for the collection of the forms.  

For the "Finding Your Fit" form with areas in the church where you can help, click here.


 

READYING FOR THE REFORMATION!      October 14th & 21st                                  8:30 am - 11:30 am 

In preparation for the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation, the property ministry is readying the church and the grounds for this historical event!  

Two Saturdays have been designated for completing some important jobs in and around Trinity - October 14th and October 21st from 8:30 am - 11:30 pm.  Please mark your calendar and join us for some modern day reforming on either or both of these Saturdays!

For more information: call Tammy Luna at 931-581-3496.

Thanks!! 


 

ALL TENNESSEE

All Tennessee forms and $ 40.00 are due to MaryBeth on Sunday, October 22nd.

 


CHURCH FAMILY FUN NIGHT                PUMPKIN CARVING                              Wednesday, October 25th                    6:00 pm                                                  Parish Hall 

We will have a meal at 6:00 pm followed by pumpkin carving.  Please bring carving tools.

If you are in need of a pumpkin to carve, please let Pastor Alex know.   


               

 

 

               500th Anniversary of the Reformation                                          Confirmation & Meal                              Sunday, October 29th

           Celebrating the ongoing renewal of the church,          we will also have the Confirmation of 

                                     Drew Hoffner                                                                      Isabella Luna                                                                  Cayleigh O'Connor                                 Colin Shuran

                        Following the 10:45 service,                                               we will continue the celebration                       with a German meal.


FARMER'S MARKET APPRECIATION LUNCH  Wednesday, October 25th

Volunteers are needed to help with the appreciation lunch for the vendors who have set up during the Farmer's Market.

If you are able to assist, please be at the church at 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 25th. 


TRIVIA NIGHT AT TRINITY                  Friday, November 3rd                        Luther Hall  (gym)                                 Doors will open at 6:00 pm  

 

Get your teams ready for Trivia Night at Trinity! 

The cost of $10.00 per person will include dinner and trivia.

Proceeds will benefit the ministry of Lutheran Services of Tennessee.  


EYEGLASSES COLLECTION BOX FOR LION'S CLUB 

There is a box in the hallway for the collection of used eyeglasses.  

This is an ongoing service project of the Lion's Club.


 

INFORMATION FOR THE ONLINE CHURCH DIRECTORY

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".


REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION

       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                                             October 17th, 24th, 31st                       9:30 am

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

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


DOMINOES                                             Friday, October 20th                           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!  


 

COMING IN 2018 - - -

                          NATIONAL LUTHERAN YOUTH GATHERING 

 

The National Youth Gathering, to be held in Houston, Texas, is for high school age only.

The dates for the Gathering are June 26th - July, 1, 2018.

       


                                    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


                           

Attached is a letter the Members of Trinity Lutheran Church received from a friend of Kathy Rieder, Mary Baird Simpson. Mary has been on our Prayer List.

For Mary Simpson's Letter Click Here

 


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Enter:  81010

Then, text this message: @drhoffn

 

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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.


 

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.

 


   

PROJECT HELP

 

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  

                                

GriefShare sessions will be held at First Baptist Church on Monday nights from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  

Sessions began on August 7th and will run through  November 6th.  

Esther Yates will be leading the sessions.  For further information, please contact First Baptist Church at 455-5461.

GriefShare will not be held at Trinity Lutheran Church. 


               

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 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!

 


FINANCIAL REPORT

 

We now have 27 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!

     


 

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

             

     Office Phone Number

           931-455-9475

 


 


For a List of Birthdays of our Members Click Here!

 

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For Good Sam's Fact Sheet Click Here


 

 

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