Trinity E-News

AUGUST 2018

  

"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.


FINDING FORWARD CAMPAIGN

Building Improvement Goal of $125,000 in three phases of a Capital Funds Drive.

The three phases of giving and projects will help us move forward in our goal to find where God calls us as a congregation.  We have been finding our forward direction with God and these improvements and additions will help us serve our community and continue to provide a place of Grace where together we find the forward direction that God is leading us.

We ask that you bring the "Discernment Period Card", which can be found with the information packets on the table in the Narthex, to our Discernment Luncheon on Sunday, September 23rd.  

With the understanding that everyone's financial situation is different, a chart is included in the packet which shows various giving amounts over the three year period. 

We hope you are able to discern what you are able to give and participate at some level in our Finding Forward Campaign.  

Finding Forward Committee 


 BLESSING OF THE QUILTS                         Sunday, August 19th                                     Both Services

The Lutheran World Relief quilts which have been assembled this year will be blessed during the worship services on Sunday.               

They will then be delivered to families around the world providing comfort and shelter.  

Thanks to all the support Trinity has given to the ministry.

Peace to all,                                                                        The Trinity Quilters


 LEARNING NIGHT DINNER & A MOVIE     Sunday, August 19th                               5:30 pm

The Greatest Showman will be the movie.

You may bring lawn chairs for more comfortable seating.



 HAPPENING                                    Friday, September 7th -           Sunday, September 9th                         St. John's Lutheran Church,   Nashville, TN  

High School Students (10th - 12th grades)                  College Students

$ 60.00 per person

More information can be found on the desk in the Office Lobby and on the table in the Narthex or see MaryBeth.


CHURCH FAMILY DINNER                      Wednesday, September 5th                  6:00 pm

 

 


BLUEGRASS WORSHIP                          Sunday, September 16th                       10:45 Service

The Band of Faith will lead the music for our annual bluegrass service.


PARENTING WITH GRACE                WORKING ON IT WITH JESUS             Wednesday, September 26th                6:00 pm

The meal will be served at 6:00 pm followed by activities led by Pastor Alex and MaryBeth.


                             COMMUNION SERVICES                                                                                Held each Wednesday at noon.

 

 


SOLDIER BOXES   

We are preparing to mail soldier boxes.        If you would like to contribute to the mailing cost of $ 19.00 per box, please see Mary Busch, MaryBeth Smith, or Susie Wilde.

Contributions of food items such as beef jerky, sardines, Vienna sausage are always appreciated for future boxes.  Also, you may donate games to be included in the boxes.


NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.


 GRIEF SHARE                                             Wednesday                                     10:30 am - 12:00 pm (noon)

Trinity began a new Grief Share session on Wednesday, August 8th. 

It is a 12-week program and will meet in the church parlor.  


                                             

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                                             August 21st, 28th                       September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th                 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, August 17th                        Friday, September 21st                       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

                      


     

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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.

 


 

           

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 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!

     


 

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

 


 


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