Trinity Lutheran Church 
Trinity Tidings

November 2, 2016

Next Week at Trinity
Sunday 11/6
Morning Choir
Worship & Communion
Sunday School
Worship & Communion
Youth Ministry Cmte.

Monday 11/7

Tuesday 11/8
Call Committee
Executive Committee

Wednesday 11/9
Stewardship Cmte.
Choir Rehearsal

Thursday 11/10

Friday 11/11
Alcoholics Anonymous

Saturday 11/12
Property Work Day

If you would like to view the full Trinity calendar, please click here.
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


Saturday Night, Don't Forget to Fall Back!

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

As we approach national elections in this month, we might pause to reflect on the many genius ideas put forth by the Founding Fathers in the American Revolution. The Constitutional Government we use today did not spring forth in full bloom. A "Confederacy" of individual states, doing whatever they liked, was tried early-on, but quickly became unworkable. Individual states were unwilling to share power with a central, national government, leaving all of them weaker and divided.
If you would like to read more, please click here.
Family Faith Night
Reminder that this Friday Night, November 4th, we will be holding a Family Faith Night while learning some facts about The Reformation and creating the Luther Seal out of Legos. We will meet from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Lounge.  If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Larissa  by  Thursday, November 3rd,  so we can get a correct count for pizza and set up the rooms to accommodate all attendees!

-- Dina Morrison

What's Going On?
Come to Luther Room on Sunday, November 20th between worship services or after second service to visit with representatives of EACH of our ministries.  Learn about what they do and how YOU can be a part of any and all the wonderful work our congregation is involved with.
Kate Conran
Church Council Secretary

Attention Seniors!
Our next event will be on Monday November 21.  A Thanksgiving dinner will be held at the restaurant at the Nashoba Technical School on Littleton Rd (Rt. 110) in Westford.  The time is 12:00 noon.  This is an event that is enjoyed by our group every year.  Call Sally Warren (978-256-2657) by November 16th for reservations. This is a time to be thankful and for fellowship.

-- Sally Warren

The New Look
Thank you Jim Ray for updating us on property news.  The new look outside around the sanctuary and at the back of the Luther Room is most welcome and nicely done.  Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends the resources and effort required to make these improvements was available and well used.
We have two more temple talks scheduled to talk about trinity legacy work and worship and music as the work of the church.  Please join us and help us recognize the continuing generosity of our faith family. 

~ Ed Jonson

Sankta Lucia
Dear Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles,

Your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews are invited to participate in the Sankta Lucia Festival, a delightful holiday tradition that honors our Swedish roots as a congregation.

The festival will take place at 4 PM on Saturday, December 10, 2016 in our sanctuary, followed by a festive social hour. The service consists of special music, some readings, and a pageant to honor Sankta Lucia.

To learn more about this special event and about the various roles and commitment for your children, please click here for more information.  (Information and signup sheets have also gone out via e-mail and via handouts on Sunday morning during Sunday School!).  Your children may also invite their friends to participate!!

If you have questions, or would like to sign up a child, please contact Tara Zantow or 978-263-6226.
We look forward to seeing you on December 10!!

~ Sankta Lucia Steering Committee 
(Ritva Ojanen, Susan O'Brien and Tara Zantow)

Alternative Giving Fair - Crafters Needed
The Social Ministry Committee has begun planning the annual Alternative 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.  Any proceeds donated from sales at the fair will support the ELCA World Hunger Fund.  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.

~ Dina Morrison

TWNO Book Club 
November Meeting Postponed
Our November book club meeting is being postponed until Monday, November 28th at 7 pm in the CC Room.  This will give many of us more time to get and read the book - A Man Called Ove, by Frederick Backman. Our host will be Lo Thatcher, and she will lead our discussion, provide snacks, and bring 3 book suggestions for our next book club read.

From Goodreads: 
A grumpy yet lovable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

~ Judy Straeffer

Sox Box/Mitten Tree
SOX BOX - We're collecting new (WARM) socks for adults to be distributed at Lowell Transitional Living Center and St. Paul's Soup Kitchen in November.  

Keep an eye out for the MITTEN TREE - coming soon!  We'll be collecting WATERPROOF gloves/mittens and hats for adults to be distributed to the same ministries in December.

~ Kate Conran

St. Paul's Soup Kitchen
St. Paul's Soup Kitchen is holding their annual fundraiser on November 19th.  Several members of the Social Ministry Committee are planning to attend and we would love to have you join us.
St. Paul's Soup Kitchen
Annual Fundraiser
Music, appetizers, cash bar, raffles & fun!
November 19th
7:00PM at the
Bunting Club in Lowell
with music by
The Curtis Knight Band
$20 per person, $200 per table

Five nights a week, St. Paul's Soup Kitchen feeds upwards of 100 people in Lowell; folks that otherwise may not have a good meal that day.  Help us continue to offer this important service by attending this fun filled evening.

All proceeds from the evening go directly to the feeding program.

~ Chris Pude
Social Ministry

CCC Adult Forum - Gospels Overview
Karen Goltz will continue our discussion of the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. This week we will be discussing the Gospel according to Luke, which was probably written about the same time as Matthew. Luke was most likely a Gentile writing for a mostly Gentile audience. These Christian converts want to know how they fit into God's covenant with Israel and whether a Christian can be a good citizen of the Roman empire.

~ Richard Grove

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 -10-30-16
YTD Pledges Received $322,245.
YTD Budget  $342,692.31
% Ahead/(Behind) Budget -6%

TLC Lounge - new cabinets





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