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Sharing God's gifts, we joyfully serve!
We will nurture and grow our faith family,
centered on Word and sacrament, by exemplifying
the love of Christ as we respond to the needs of
one another and our world.
Pastor Theresa Bianchi
This week we
again welcome Pastor Theresa
Bianchi to Trinity's pulpit.
A Message from Pastor Dennis
Pastor Walker is Trinity's contact pastor
during our transition.
A fellow Pastor, who lived through
the Springfield Tornado five years ago,
explained that the sky turned green shortly before
it destroyed a neighbor's home about 100 feet
away. For some time, there has been a persistent
belief that a home owner facing a tornado can
open all the doors and windows, which will
"equalize" storm pressure, thereby minimizing
A recent TV video documented
a controlled experiment to test this "hope."
Expert builders constructed
two identical two-story homes side-by-side
within a large hanger-like wind tunnel. The fans
activated, producing ever higher wind forces
against the ends of each house. One had all doors
and windows forced open, while the other had
them all closed. At 95 MPH, the "open"
house completely disintegrated, while the
other stood tall. Experts conducting the test
explained that the openings served not to
protect the home, but to intensify the wind within
each room lifting the roof off and collapsing the
Just like storm survival,
spiritual survival through adversity begins
in the calm before life's storms. Good
preparation installs Jesus Christ for total
protection as "God with us" in any and every
storm. It doesn't hurt to open the window to your
soul for a fresh breeze, but in adversity, don't
let a whirlwind come in where Jesus should be
Grace & Peace,
|Fall Sunday Morning
As the summer comes to a close we begin to
focus on the new year starting in the fall. The
single, 9 am service schedule will
remain in effect until the end of September.
The September schedule will be as follows:
September 11th, "God's Work,
Our Hands" and Sunday School
Registration taking place following the 9
September 18th, Unity
Service at 9 am with
Sunday School classes following from
10:15 am - 11:00 am for Pre-K through
September 25th, TrinityFest
Sunday. There will be no
Sunday School classes held during
October 2nd The first
Sunday with 8:30 am and 11
am services, with
Sunday School following the regular
schedule of 9:45 am - 10:45 am.
~ Jon Soule
Trinity at Play (TAP) - Spinners
LAST CALL - We have 12 tickets left for
the Spinners Game on Sunday 8/21
(5:05pm). This is our first TRINITY AT PLAY
event. Tickets are $8/each. Great Seats - Great
Fun!!! Please email Kate or call
Sunday, September 11, 2016
GOD'S WORK - OUR HANDS
Sign-up sheets are available in the Luther
Room for all events.
Tee shirts should be
arriving soon and we'll be happy to RECYCLE/REUSE
any shirts you may have.
BLOOD DRIVE is being rescheduled from 10/3 to
a new date - stay posted for
~ Kate Conran
Ready for your close-up?
In preparation to welcome our next
pastor, whenever that may be, we are starting to
ramp up ways to help him/her feel more welcome and
integrate well into our congregation. One of those
ways is to have a pictorial directory. Our website
can display photos of families and individuals
with all their contact information, so we hope to
have photos of all our congregational members
entered into the directory. If you already have a
family and/or individual photo in the directory,
there is nothing for you to do, but if not, we're
asking that you take a few minutes to upload
photos of yourself, your family, and each family
member. Even each child should have their own
photo. This way our next pastor will be able to
put names and faces together very
If you are unable to upload a photo,
please email photos to me, Pauline Ray or
give me a paper copy which I can scan and enter
into the directory. You can place your photo
in the Property mail drawer next to the copy
machine, and Jim will make sure I get
Remember, our directory is only
available to congregation members, no one outside
our church has access to our directory.
Lowell Open Pantry
Trinity members, for all the foods, drinks and
items that you donated in May, June, and July.
The food theme for August and September is
similar to the last one -Foods, Drinks and Items
that are Frequently Requested but are Usually not
1. Juices, children's juices, and
2. Powdered milk, evaporated milk, and
3. Coffee, tea, and sugar
4. Formulas (all kinds) and baby
5. Diapers (sizes 2,3 and 4) and toilet
6, Can openers (at the request of the
If you wish to make a monetary donation,
please write a check out to Trinity and
designate it for the Open Pantry, the Chelmsford
Pantry or both pantries.
Thank you, as always, for your continuing
caring and generosity.
During our transitional phase Trinity has
several layers of support
We have an ELCA appointed contact pastor -
Dennis Walker - who can assist as needed. Pastor
Walker lives in Amherst, MA and can be here at
Trinity if needed for pastoral support.
Beth and the Worship and Music committee have
arranged for supply pastors to support our weekly
worship through the summer. Some of the
pastors on that list are also available for urgent
A call to the Church Office
978-256-6300 or an email to our Parish
Confrancisco, is always a good
Of course our congregational executive
committee is also available to respond to
Financial Secretary Report
Report - 8-7-2016
Pledges Received $241,785.
Ahead/(Behind) Budget -3%
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