Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 8:57 AM
Holy Week Services Maundy Thursday 7:00, Good Friday 7:00 Easter Vigil 7:00 Easter Services are 8:30 and 10:45 with an Easter Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt between services at 9:45.
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Trinity E-News

April 2019



Maundy Thursday     April 18th      7:00 pm    Good Friday              April 19th      7:00 pm    Easter Vigil               April 20th      7:00 pm

Easter Sunday          April 21st       8:30 am                                                                          10:45 am                           Easter Breakfast                         9:45 am                           Easter Egg Hunt                        10:15 am


We will be setting up the crosses in front of the church at 10:00 am on Good Friday.  If anyone can help, you are most welcome.

We will be decorating the Sanctuary on Saturday morning at 10:30 am.  Any help would be most appreciated.

A sign up sheet is in the Narthex for items to bring for the Easter breakfast.  There are also dishes available for volunteers to make breakfast casseroles.


FRIENDS                                                    Thursday, April 25th                                11:00 am 

Please join us for FRIENDS on Thursday, April 25th beginning at 11:00 am.

The meeting will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in      Luther Hall (gym).

TRINITY YOUTH YARD SALE              Saturday, May 4th                              7:00 am - 1:00 pm

                                                          It is time for our annual youth fundraising yard sale.              You may bring donations to the gym any time after Easter.  Money raised will be used for youth activities throughout the  year.                                                                          Thanks you for your support of our youth!

GRADUATION RECEPTION               Sunday, May 5th                              Following 10:45 Service                                                

Please join us as we celebrate our 2019 graduates:   

                      Ash Delare-Ryden                                                                Meghan Dodd                                                                      Lawson Hillis                                                                      Zeke Smith


Grief Share will begin sessions at Trinity on Wednesday, May 8th starting at 10:00 am.  

For more information, you may contact:                                Reba Walters at 607-1367 or Laurie Hamilton at 455-0859.   

The session will be for 12 weeks and you may bring a friend if you wish. 


Grief Share is also offered at the following churches.         You may contact them for their schedules.

First Baptist Church, Mondays at 6:00 pm                        108 Grundy Street                                                              Contact: Esther Yates at ecyates928@gmail.com

First Methodist Church, Mondays at 3:30 pm                          Family Activity Center                                              Contact: Kay Crosswy at Kay.croswy@gmail.com

WIN OUR WORLD URBAN MISSION TRIP    Completed 6th - 12th Grade Youth              Sunday, July 7th - Friday, July 12th

Forms and $200.00 are due to MaryBeth by      Wednesday, April 24th.


Save the date for Trinity Adult Care Center's  "Diamonds and Denim" Gala                        Saturday, April 27th 

Lakewood Country Club                                                        Cost $ 70.00      Open invitation

Call Betty Aukeman at 455-0755 to join the fun. 



The Finding Forward Committee would like to thank you for your generous support to the finding forward campaign.

Currently, we have received $20,700 toward our $125,000 goal over three years.

We have already replaced an HVAC unit and will be making repairs to the roof soon.  Then, we will begin work on various windows and doors.

Again, thank you for your generous giving.


                                 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

        If you want more information about youth events,                        please contact MaryBeth Smith, Trinity's Youth Minister                    at tlcyouthandfamily@lighttube.net or                  call the church office at 931-455-9475.

                           COMMUNION SERVICES                                                                            

Held each Wednesday at noon.



As in the past, our 2019 year begins with some annual expenses that often puts us in a deficit position for several months.  We incurred almost $6000.00 to insure the church buildings for the first quarter as well as the annual insurance on the buildings used by Shepherd House, Trinity Care Center and Tullahoma Day Care.  Fortunately, we had a couple large contributions as a part of required minimum IRA distributions which allowed us to breakeven for January.  We continue to add people to our electronic giving format which is similar to  how many pay their utility bill.  You can see Jim Peissig if you need help setting this up.



Although we have a paid childcare attendant every week, we do schedule a volunteer assistant.                         

If you would be able to assist with childcare, please let us know.  

Depending on the number of children in the nursery on Sundays, you may not be needed and can attend worship.



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

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



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 23rd, 30th                                           May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th                           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.  


                            WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR                                           LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF QUILTS?                            Below is a list of the number of quilts sent from                        Baltimore (where Trinity's quilts are shipped)                                to different countries worldwide!                                                                                                                                  Haiti - 15,840        India - 49,500                                        Peru - 19,800        Tanzania - 24,750                                         Georgia (near Russia) - 49,500                    

                 Trinity reaches out well beyond our borders!!                 LWR Quilters thank you for your support!


                         DOMINOES                                                 Friday, April 19th                                      Friday, May 17th                                 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!  


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

Bible Connections will not meet for the remainder of the school year.


If you would like to subscribe to text messages for church events, such as special dinners and/or activities:


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Then, text this message: @drhoffn


This is a one way text communication message and your number remains private.



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.






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 29 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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