Old Testament Reading for
Sunday, September 21st
Now Joseph was taken down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. 2The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man; he was in the house of his Egyptian master. 3His master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hands. 4So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him; he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had. 5From the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had, in house and field. 6So he left all that he had in Joseph's charge; and, with him there, he had no concern for anything but the food that he ate.
Now Joseph was handsome and good-looking. 7And after a time his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, "Lie with me." 8But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Look, with me here, my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my hand. 9He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?" 10And although she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not consent to lie beside her or to be with her. 11One day, however, when he went into the house to do his work, and while no one else was in the house, 12she caught hold of his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside. 13When she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled outside, 14she called out to the members of her household and said to them, "See, my husband has brought among us a Hebrew to insult us! He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice; 15and when he heard me raise my voice and cry out, he left his garment beside me, and fled outside." 16Then she kept his garment by her until his master came home, 17and she told him the same story, saying, "The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us, came in to me to insult me; 18but as soon as I raised my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me, and fled outside."
19When his master heard the words that his wife spoke to him, saying, "This is the way your servant treated me," he became enraged. 20And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were confined; he remained there in prison. 21But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love; he gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer. 22The chief jailer committed to Joseph's care all the prisoners who were in the prison, and whatever was done there, he was the one who did it. 23The chief jailer paid no heed to anything that was in Joseph's care, because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made it prosper.
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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?
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
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
UNDER THE STARS
Wednesday, September 24th
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Dinner & popcorn provided.
Please bring your lawn chairs and other favorite movie snacks.
All are welcome.
Wednesday, September 24th
Those wishing to assist Pastor Alex in cooking and delivering meals to the Farmers Market vendors, please meet at the church at 9:00 am.
Also, meals will be delivered to those in the community whom we want to remember.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the delivery of those meals.
Thursday, September 25th
You are invited to the party room at the New Ming's Buffet to hear Vida Sherwood tell about her recent misison trip to Honduras.
Be sure to come and bring a friend!
WEED AS YOU WISH
Thursday, September 23rd
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!
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
Lawn Chairs (new or used)
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
SERVICE OF COMMITTAL FOR OLD, WORN BIBLES
Wednesday, October 1st
Trinity will have a special service in which old, worn Bibles will be buried.
If you have old Bibles that you would like to include, we are collecting them for this service.
Our January - June report, shows our general fund has had expenses exceed receipts by $ 11,895. 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.
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
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