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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.
Parking Lot Work
Please be advised that on Friday, September
16, Trinity's parking lot and driveways will be
having work done to seal the cracks and reline the
parking spaces. We ask that if you have
business at TLC that you come by on
Ronald Steriti, 80, of Pelham, NH passed away
Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Fairhaven Nursing
Home in Lowell after a brief illness. He was the
beloved husband of Jennie (Sutherland) Steriti
with whom he shared the last 57 years of
There will be a memorial service at 11AM on
Saturday, September 17 at Trinity, followed by
interment in the Memorial Garden and then a
Blessed are those who mourn.
A Message from Pastor Dennis
Pastor Walker is Trinity's contact pastor
during our transition.
In John, Chapter 9, we read the miracle story
of the man born blind, who was restored to sight
by Jesus. Jesus smears mud on his eyes and
tells him to go wash in the Pool of Siloam. The
pool was reputed to have had healing powers, but
the man sees because of Jesus' word, not the
water. He becomes a loyal and
strident witness to Jesus, as the
long-promised Prophet to Israel.
God's Work; Our Hands
We have one outstanding God's Work Our
Hands event on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th from
2pm-7pm at Trinity. Here's how you can
- Sign-up to donate blood, if you are
able or help spread the words to people you know
who are eligible.
- Sign-up to help man the Registration
Desk for an hour or more (we need 2 people
during each time slot)
- Sign-up to help man the Canteen for an
hour or more (we need 2 people during each time
- The Red Cross
THANK YOU to all who participated in
our VERY SUCCESSFUL God's Work Our Hands Event
this past Sunday. Maybe you: baked,
packaged, sang, built, sold/ supported sales,
organized, cleaned, decorated, pulled
weeds/cleared brush, created
cards, delivered, consoled/
backpacks, STOMPED GRAPES EVEN! -
Whatever your contribution - you are a beautiful
reflection of God's love in our
Many thanks to my amazing
co-coordinator, Helen Blaschke - I honestly don't
know how Doreen did this on her own all these
We were provided with TWO Thrivent
Action Team Grants for this event that allowed us
to buy supplies and materials for our projects.
Thank you to those who stepped up to LEAD
Help Cate Lacroix REACH THE
sponsoring Cate Lacroix and her quest to REACH
THE BEACH to raise funds for Lutheran Outdoor
Ministries so that kids can go to camp at Calumet.
The race is THIS WEEKEND!!! Cate is a little more
than half-way to her fundraising goal. Together, I
know we can put her over the top. Thank you for
TWNO Book Club
Women's Night Out) we'll have a meeting of our
book club on Monday, Sept. 19th at 7 PM in the CC
Room. We will be discussing Mister Owita's
Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected
Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart, by Carol
nothing about gardening. He knew everything. She
was a well-to-do white woman. He was an
impoverished immigrant from Kenya. And yet, in the
garden he transformed for her from a patch of
weeds into a flowering paradise, Wall and Owita
found common ground in the triumphs and tragedies
they shared. Both would admit it was an unlikely
friendship. She was a fretter, consumed by things
she could not control: her recurring cancer, her
father's Alzheimer's, her mother's stroke. He had
a tranquility and acceptance that was mystifying
in the face of all he had had to endure: a
daughter left behind in Africa, a PhD in
horticulture he couldn't use, forcing him to
subsist on part-time jobs, and, worst of all, the
devastation and shame of being HIV-positive. Both
had their shares of heartache over children and
parents and life-threatening illnesses that
challenged them in unimaginable ways. In this
heartbreaking yet heartwarming paean to the joys
of friendship and gardening, Wall crafts an
elegiac tribute to an extraordinary
If you haven't read the book, please
come anyway. We always have a lively discussion!!
Beverages and light refreshments will be
provided and we will choose a book to read for
next month. Any questions: please email me.
ATTENTION, TLC Seniors!!
We hope that
you had a lovely summer. Our first fall
event will be held on September 20, 2016 at 12
noon at the Yangtze River Restaurant, located
on Rt. 110 at the Westford/Littleton border, just
past the Kimball Farm; for the GPS users, enter
584 King St, Littleton, MA.
We will have a delicious buffet in a private
room. You may drive yourself or meet at the
church at 11:15 to car pool. Please contact Sally
256-2657, or send an email, to make a reservation
and indicate if you want to car pool. All
TLC Seniors are warmly invited.
From the Start-Up Team!!
Please help our next
In preparation to welcome
our next pastor, whoever and whenever that may be,
we are identifying 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 in the space with all
their contact information, so we hope to have
photos of all our congregational members entered
into the directory.
If you (and your family members) don't
have a photo in our directory, 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 quickly.
Log in to our website, click on the
Directory tab at the top of the page, then click
on My Info. Your personal and
family page will be displayed and follow the
instructions to upload a photo.
If you are unable to upload a photo,
please email photos to me or give me
a paper copy which I can scan and enter into the
directory. You can also place your photo in
the Property mailbox next to the copy machine, and
Jim will make sure I get them.
We will also have Start Up Team members
available for the next few Sundays to take photos
if you need that service. There is a blue backdrop
in the Luther Room where you can come and have
your photo taken.
Remember, our directory is only
available to congregation members, no one outside
our church has access to our directory.
Thank you for helping make our next
Pastor feel welcome!
Altar Guild is looking for new members to
join us in taking care of the altar area and
flower arrangements. Our duties include changing
paraments, filling the oil candles, putting out
communion supplies and posting hymn numbers, as
well as arranging the altar flowers each week. You
don't need to be expert at flowers, you just need
willing heart and hands.
The Altar Guild currently has 6 members
with many years' experience between us and we will
be happy to train you in flower arranging. Each of
us takes care of 5-10 Sundays per year. Please
for more information.
~ Ritva Ojanen
end of summer
breakfast at Panaras in Chelmsford on Sept
20 at 10:30
A chance to share our summer activities
and talk about plans for the rest of the
welcome new members please call
Dorene if you can attend 978 677 6135
|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:
Service at 9
Sunday School classes following
from 10:15 am
- 11:00 am
for Pre-K through HS.
September 25th, Unity
Service at 9
am; TrinityFest Sunday.
There will be no Sunday School
classes held during TrinityFest.
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
Worship & Music
Indian Hill Music 36 King Street
Littleton Mass Lunch concerts are beginning
times 11 and
1:30 doors open at ten and 12:30 coffee tea
and cookies served Sept 15
Broadway and Jazz Please let me know if five
or more are attending as a group so I can make
reservations thank you Dorene 978
Sept 17 Pepperell Fall
Festival free!!!! crafts, food, many activities
for children town field behind Community Center
Hollis Street rt 111
Sept 17 Pelham
Old Home Day Pelham New Hampshire !
BREAKFAST SERVED 7-10 DINNER SERVED 4:30 TO 6:30
fellowship hall free admisssion food , crafts many
activities for children
Sept 17 Classic Rock
Fest benefit for Veterans 7:30 Lowell
tickets 866 722 8881 50 East Merrimack
Street lowell mass
Sept 17 12-4
free!!!!Harvest Festival North Common
I am sad to say the Congregational
Church in North Chelmsford will no longer be
having bean suppers Please let me know if anyone
knows of other churches that are having pot luck
suppers I have heard of one in Groton but does not
know the details thank you
Hopefully we will begin the Dining
around the World lunches in October We really had
a great turn out the Tewksbury Country Club in
June and it was nice to see some male members of
our church attend Any new ideas please let me
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 - 9-11-2016
Pledges Received $273,055.
Ahead/(Behind) Budget -5%
Kalarites working in the Memorial Garden.
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