SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
Old Testament Reading for
Sunday, September 28st
Exodus 14:10–14, 21–29
10As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the LORD. 11They said to Moses, "Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt? 12Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, 'Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness." 13But Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the LORD will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. 14The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to keep still."
21Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. 22The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. 23The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh's horses, chariots, and chariot drivers. 24At the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic. 25He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty. The Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the Israelites, for the LORD is fighting for them against Egypt."
26Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers." 27So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the LORD tossed the Egyptians into the sea. 28The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained. 29But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.
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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?
CHURCH FAMILY DINNER &
SERVICE OF COMMITTAL
FOR OLD, WORN BIBLES
Wednesday, October 1st
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Please join us for our Church Family Dinner on Wednesday, October 1st. Please bring dishes of your choice to share.
Also, Trinity will have a special service in which old, worn Bibles will be buried on the church property.
If you have old Bibles that you would like to include,
please bring them for this service.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Thursday, October 2nd
10:00 am & 6:00 pm
Please bring your pets on Thursday, October 2nd for our Blessing of the Animals.
There will be two services for your convenience.
REV. TED & JANE ZIMMERMAN
Sunday, October 5th
Rev. Ted and Jane Zimmerman have retired from their service as ELCA missionaries in Hong Kong where they have been teaching at the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
An Associate Minister at Trinity in the late 1970's, Trinity has been a sponsor of their missionary work.
On Sunday, October 5th, following the 10:45 service,
we will have a reception to honor them.
Volunteers are needed to make cookies
and to assist with the reception.
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
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
WEED AS YOU WISH
Saturday, September 27th
Monday, September 29th
Weather permitting, we will meet during the mornings to beautify the gardens around the church.
You are also welcome to come any other time you are willing and able.
Bring your own tools and lets get it done!
THE SHELTON LAW FIRM
101 N. Atlantic Street
Ken & Vickie Shelton invite the congregation to the open house and blessing of Ken's new office space on
Friday, October 3rd
5:00 - 7:00 pm
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.
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.
The following are suggested items for donation to the Soldier Boxes:
Individually wrapped treats
A collection bin is located
in the Connector Hallway.
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.
October 14th, 21st, 28th
Consider joining the quilters on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
at 9:30 am in the Banner Room.
YOUTH WISH LIST
Flat Screen TV with HDMI capacity - 24" or larger
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 September - December.
Morning sessions will begin in January. These sessions, beginning at 10:00 am, will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church and/or First Methodist Church and will run January - summer.
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Surviving the Holidays
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Trinity Lutheran Church
This is a special session to provide help during the holidays. A warm and encouraging event, it features video presentation and group discussion. Also, there is a workbook for participants to use during the holiday season.
The two hour session helps participants deal with the intense pain of grief during the holiday season.
STEWARDSHIP AND THANKSGIVING
For those of you who are interested, the church offers electronic giving options for making donations on a scheduled, automated basis. It's convenient for you and provides much-needed financial consistency for the church.
If you are interested in more information, please see
Our January - August report, shows our general fund has had expenses exceed receipts by $ 12,329. Historically, we seem to keep our general fund in a deficit balance for most of the year but this will be carefully watched so it does not get too large.
We have received $ 350.00 for the first phase of the renovation of the Sunday School area.
We will begin when $ 450.00 is received.
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
Office Phone Number