“Seniors In Transition” – Begins today, Sunday, January 5th at 9:00am

We all agree that life brings changes. Luckily, most changes are gradual, so as we age we adapt to them without much trouble. Reading glasses, hearing aids, forgetfulness, and arthritic joints…anyone considered to be a “senior citizen” has probably had to deal with at least one or two of these natural age progressions. Change is inevitable, and natural life changes are challenging enough. But what happens when something catastrophic hits us out of the blue? Starting January 5, 2020 at 9:00am (8 week period) we will be exploring what it might look like to already have a “Plan B” just in case. We can make our own choices while we are still physically and cognitively able to decide for ourselves. We can take that responsibility upon ourselves and not leave it for some family member who may not know our wishes. If this interests you, please let Deacon Joanne Martin or Leah Kelly know. Some of you have received letters with postcards to return. We hope to see you in January.


Construction on Roof Systems begins January 6th

Beginning Monday, January 6th, construction will begin on the roofing systems at Trinity. For safety purposed due to construction activity much of the back parking lot and the Food Pantry will be blocked and unavailable. The projected time schedule for the completion of the phases of the roof system replacement is the end of January to mid-February. Please take care accessing the church building from the back. During this time the Food Pantry will be closed.

Honduras Medical Mission – January’s Love Offering

January’s “Love Offering” will benefit the Honduras Medical Mission trip. Please make checks payable to Trinity with a notation “Love Offering”.

Discipleship Training Class resumes this morning

The Discipleship Training class will resume on Sunday, January 5th at 10:10am.

Quilt Raffle Tickets to benefit

Honduras Medical Mission 2020 trip go on sale Today!

Quilt Raffle tickets will go on sale beginning January 5, 2020 until the night of the chili cook-off to benefit the Honduras Medical Mission. It will be a fun night for all ages.

Confirmation Retreat – January 17th – 19th

The Discipleship Training class will be going to Luther Springs on Friday, January 17th – Sunday, January 19th for a Confirmation retreat. They will join about 50 other middle school students from across the state for a great weekend at Luther Springs Camp. Students are to plan to meet at the church at 5:30pm to travel to Luther Springs and will return around noon on Sunday.

Rock the Universe – January 25th

Plans are being made for the Senior Youth to take a road trip to Universal Florida to attend the Christian concert event “Rock the Universe”. The plan is to leave early Saturday morning, January 25th to go to Universal Islands of Adventure and then attend the concert that evening. We stay overnight and return on Sunday, January 26th. Cost per youth is expected to be $75.00/person plus money for meals.

Adult Sunday School & Takeaway Adult Sunday School Classes

            The Adult Sunday School class will not meet during January and February 2020. The regular class members and teachers together decided to attend the “Seniors in Transition” program at 9:00am each Sunday Beginning January 5, 2020. Anyone who would rather attend Adult Sunday School during January and February is invited to attend the Sunday Morning Takeaway beginning each Sunday at 10:05am. Please look forward to another announcement in February’s VOT. Thank you.

            The Takeaway Sunday School Bible Study – The Takeaway will not meet again until January 2020.

Please Save Your Egg Cartons!

Save your egg cartons! The Food Pantry can use them! Place them on the round table in the Cecil Poole Room. Thanks!

Prayer Ministry

You can be active in the work of the Trinity Prayer Ministry! The Prayer Ministry Team is offering opportunities for intercessory prayer (prayer for others) at Trinity. This new ministry began in March of 2005 and involves the prayer ministers praying for and/or sending notes or cards to those persons on the list to let them know that they are being prayed for by the congregation.

Please fill out a yellow prayer request card found in the pews which will allow friends and family with concerns, illnesses and/or health problems to be prayed for by the Trinity community during worship and also as a part of their regular home devotions. Whether known or anonymous, you can leave your request in the offering plate. Please let the church office know if a name should be left on the list for longer than a month or two or reinstated to the list if already removed.

From This Foundation, Our Ministry Grows

There has been tremendous response thus far to the Capital Campaign appeal From This Foundation, Our Ministry Grows. From its inception and kickoff in 2018 thru November 30, 2019, $172,638.00 has been received in individual offerings, Memorials, WELCA, Trinity Commeratives, and from the Children of Trinity ($789.00). Over $401,387.00 has been committed to the Campaign and if you have not made a commitment you are invited to do so. The total renovation estimate is $925,000. Whether large or small, every commitment and gift makes a difference. Pledge cards are available in the Friendship Registers, and special packets of giving envelops are available in the Narthex of the Sanctuary. Thank you to everyone who has committed and/or contributed to this Campaign.


Trinity Commemoratives

The following items are available through the church office. Proceeds go towards the “With This Foundation our Ministry Grows” capital campaign. Pick up one or more to share with friends and help Trinity’s Capital Campaign fund.

Note Cards with the Trinity Fountain – $10.00 for a pack of 5 cards.

Trinity “Rocks” painted and decorated with symbols of the Trinity. Suggested donation is $5.00 each.

Red Commemorative Writing Pens with Trinity’s information.

Coffee Hour

Thank you to Darlane Valentine and Joanne Martin who hosted Coffee Hour today.  Next week’s Coffee Hour will be provided by Bitsy Marske and Margaret Holden.


This Week at Trinity;  Sunday, January 5th to Sunday, January 12th

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – M – Th; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 on Friday

Remember – Pastor Robert’s day off is Monday


SUN (1/5)                               reSource worship                                                             9:00am

                                                “Seniors in Transition”                                                   9:00am          

Traditional Service                                                        11:00am

MON-FRI (1/6-1/10)             Food Pantry                                                                  CLOSED

MON (1/6)                              RPC Basketball                                                                5:00pm

TUES (1/7)                             RPC Basketball                                                                5:00pm

WED (1/8)                              Centering Prayer                                                              6:00pm

THURS (1/9)                          Martha Circle                                                                 10:30am

                                                CEW Basketball                                                              3:15pm

                                                RPC Basketball                                                                5:00pm

                                                Lydia Circle                                                                      7:00pm

SUN (1/11)                             reSource worship                                                             9:00am

                                                “Seniors in Transition”                                                   9:00am

                                                Discipleship Training                                                    10:10am

Traditional Service                                                        11:00am