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Trinity E-News

MARCH 2020

Disciples of Trinity,

It is with a heavy heart that we are canceling all church activities at our physical location for at least 2 weeks.

The reality from the information that we have is that we really don’t know how long all of us need to stay physically isolated from one another. We will be providing services through YouTubeLive and we will be pushing a link to you in the near future through our Remind Text Messaging Service. We also will be posting services on Trinity’s commercial Facebook page at Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA Tullahoma.

Sunday Morning Worship will stream at 9:30a.m. A Sunday school lesson will either be streamed or posted following the worship service. We will be sending out a PDF of the worship order so that you may follow along. We haven’t quite yet figured out communion but plans are in the works. We will also will have a portion of the service for our offering and we are encouraging people to sign up for text giving and to give at this time, we also know that many of you give electronically and some will mail in checks. The church will make it through all of this but we want to be prepared to respond to our community’s needs after this crisis and ministry is still happening now.

Although we are physically separated the church is still connected when we pray and think about one another. We believe in the communion of saints which is that we are all gathered together through the mystical union and presence of God who deeply loves us. We encourage you during this time to not only stay connected to God through prayer and worship but also one another.

God’s Peace                                                                        Pastor Alex

 

For Bulletin Click Here


PEW ALERT FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP

Please be aware that the pews                  have not been secured to the floor as of yet.

We are still in in the process of determining placement. 


WEDNESDAYS IN LENT                                               March 25th                                 April 1st                                                                            

Services to be live streamed.

 


 

THANK YOU FROM THE FINDING FORWARD COMMITTEE 

Our Finding Forward Fund is $40,494 at the end of February as we paid over $14,100 for carpet, flooring, dishwasher and visual/sound equipment. 

Great progress has been made at renovating the facilites with the following being completed:    

* Replaced Sunday School Heating/Air Conditioning unit 

* Added siding to the back side of the A-Frame

* Replaced Heating/Air Conditioning unit for meeting rooms,       reception area, etc.

* Repaired leaking roof

* Replaced lights in Luther Hall

* Repaired water line to street

* Replaced damaged windows and A-Frame entrance doors

* Replaced carpet in the Sanctuary

* Put new flooring in Office area

* Painted Office area


 

SANCTUARY BREWING T-SHIRTS & ORNAMENTS

T-shirts are available for $15.00 per shirt.    Ornaments are available for $8.00 each.

Proceeds will support local community services and needs.   

You may find them displayed in Luther Hall.


             

FAITHWORKS WOODSHOP 

If you are interested in helping with the Faithworks Woodshop, please let Pastor Alex know. 

An organizational meeting will be held soon.


                  Youth Activites are Cancelled       

                                       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                                                     CANCELLED                                                                          

Held each Wednesday at noon.

  


GENERAL FUND AND                                FINDING FORWARD CAMPAIGN                  UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY                                                                    

In February, our general fund expenses have exceeded receipts by $3,626 as we have some significant expenses that are incurred early in the year.

The balance in the Finding Forward Fund is $40,494 at the end of February as we paid over $14,100 for carpet, flooring, dishwasher and visual/sound equipment.  Great progress has been made at renovating the facilities.


 

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.


            

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  - CANCELLED   

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

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


 DOMINOES - CANCELLED                        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 - CANCELLED                                   For 3rd - 5th Graders                 Wednesdays                               1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

 


     

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

 

Enter:  81010

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.


 

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. 

 


OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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!

 

For Good Sam's Newsletter Click Here

For Good Sam's Fact Sheet Click Here


 

 

 

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For Shepherd's House Needs List Click Here

 

For Trinity Lutheran Church Bulletin - 3rd Sunday in Lent - Click Here

 

 

 

 

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