Trinity Lutheran Church 
Trinity Tidings

October 19, 2016

Next Week at Trinity
Sunday 10/23
Morning Choir
Worship & Communion
Sunday School
Worship & Communion
Lunch & Learn

Monday 10/24

Tuesday 10/25
Social Ministry

Wednesday 10/26
Choir Rehearsal

Thursday 10/27

Friday 10/28
Alcoholics Anonymous

Saturday 10/29

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Trinity's Values

Vision: Sharing God's gifts, we joyfully serve!


Mission: 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.


Trinity's History


A Message from Pastor Dennis Walker
Pastor Walker is Trinity's contact pastor during our transition.

In the 1930s and 1940s what we now call "Country Music" began to dominate one mass media of the time, radio.  Country Music became the voice of "little people," especially the hard working men in the coal mines of southern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  They braved long hours, short pay, and deadly hazards such as Black Lung Disease, tunnel collapses, and underground explosions.

If you would like to read more, please click here.
CCC Adult Forum - Gospels Overview
For the next five weeks Karen Goltz will be leading a discussion of the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. God chose Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to each write the story of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. All four of them lived in very different situations, and their understandings and experiences of Jesus were therefore very different from each other. All four of them shared the same assumption that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus was not only a life-changing event, but a world-changing event. This is the story God inspired them to tell; this study sets out to explore why each of them told it the way that he did. We begin this week with Mark, the oldest Gospel.

~ Richard Grove

Fellowship Committee
There will be a Fellowship Committee Meeting in the Kitchen at 11 AM Saturday October 22nd.
~ Nancy Grove
Lunch & Learn - October 23, 12:30PM
From Crop to Cup

Bring a dish to share and Join Lutheran World Relief in a cup of fellowship! Travel with the LWR to Latin America to meet coffee farmers who grow and harvest the Fair Trade coffee Lutherans enjoy through the LWR  Coffee project. The 22 minutes DVD explains how using Fair Trade Coffee benefits farmers, their families and the communities they live in. 

~ Gail Langner

Bread for the World - Take Action
This past Sunday, we discussed Bread for the World including opportunities to encourage our legislators to vote for programs to help end hunger.  We will do our annual letter writing campaign in the spring.  For now - you can use this link to send an email to your representatives.
Feel free to customize the message text.  When you enter your address - the system will direct to your congress member.
~ Kate Conran

Alternative Giving Fair
You are invited to an Alternative Giving Fair Planning Meeting!
The Social Ministry Committee has begun to plan for Trinity's annual Alternative Giving Fair.  The fair will be held on December 11, 2016 from 9:30am until 2pm. As in years past, the fair will feature a brunch/lunch buffet, homemade ethnic and American breads and desserts, handmade crafts and the opportunity to purchase alternative gifts to help people around the world.
If you have ideas for the fair and would like to share them with the Committee, please come to our next meeting on October 25, 2016 at 7:30pm in the CC room.  If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to share your ideas, please contact Dina Morrison or speak with any member of the Committee.  Hope you can join us.

~ Chris Pude

Crafters needed!
The Social Ministry Committee has begun planning the annual Atlernative Giving Fair to be held on December 11 following the first and second services.  We would like to invite all  crafters to take the opportunity to display and to sell their work during the Fair as a donation toward the many ministries supported by Trinity.  Tables for set-up will be available for crafters to use.
Please get in touch with Melody Davies or 978-667-9779 if you have questions or if you would like to arrange to display your work at the Fair.

Trinity Travels
Oct 22  9-1  Fall Fair  North Chelmsford Congregational Church in North Chelmsford  Many crafts and gifts for Christmas  lunch and baked goods
Oct 22  United Methodist Church 265 Main St Townsend Mass  Fall Italian Supper 4:30 to 6:30  Meatballs, sausage, lasagna, salad, deserts,  adults $10, seniors $9 children $6 under six free
Oct 22  Breakfast and Parade Westford Mass 8-1130 Westford Regency 219  Littleton Road crafts, special childrens menu,parade  call 978 692 8200 ex 520 for reservations
Dining Around the World
We will be traveling once again to Italy for an Italian lunch at Rufina's in Chelmsford Mass 170 Concord Rd  from Chelmsford Center go around the small rotary heading to library take left rt 4 south heading to Bedford  3/4 of mile you will see a fork in the road with the Triangle Store in the middle Take a right onto Concord road you will see Camp Paul on your right keep going til you see a small strip mall on your left  it is in there  phone 978 2561250  soups salads sandwiches and many Italian dishes most dishes are under ten dollars 
Date Oct 28 Friday 11:30  Please call Dorene for reservations by Oct 25     978 677 6135
handicapped accessible 
Hope you can come and thank you Mary Fallon  for finding the new restaurant 

~ Dorene Boyle

Community Generosity
A big "Thank You" to those who participate in Trinity's local outreach.  The talks given by Chris Pude, Kate Conran and Gary Wells on Sunday described our involvement with the Lowell Transitional Living Center and St. Paul's Kitchen.  Their descriptions illustrated the appreciation (thankfulness) of the facility clients and the benefits felt by our volunteers.  Your generosity of time and resources is well received.  Thank you for sharing this involvement.
Ed Jonson
Share to Care
Happy Birthday to Alice Ekstrom who recently celebrated a "milestone" birthday! God bless her with every happiness.
After earning a degree in Nutrition and Education, Nancy Silva, daughter of Cheryl Norgaard, has received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Northeastern.  Our congratulations in her achievement.  God bless Nancy in her service.

~ Janet Smith

TLC Transition
During our transitional phase Trinity has several layers of support available. 

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 care.

A call to the Church Office 978-256-6300 or an email to our Parish Administrator, Beth Confrancisco, is always a good start. 
Of course our congregational executive committee is also available to respond to questions/inquiries.
Financial Secretary Report
Financial Secretary's Report -10-18-16
YTD Pledges Received $303,438.
YTD Budget  $319,326.92.
% Ahead/(Behind) Budget -5%

Autumn at Trinity




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Music Director:  Daniel Endow

Parish Administrator/Church Office: Beth Confrancisco


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Worship & Communion 8:30AM

Sunday School 9:45AM

Choir Rehearsal 9:45AM

Worship & Communion 11:00AM

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