Students at Trinity-St. John Lutheran school were welcomed back by Pastors Mueller and Kotila and the TSJ staff on their first day of school, Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Even those students who may have been reluctant to start back to school were excited to receive such a warm welcome. The pastors welcomed each student with horn blowing and high fives. The staff was present to greet theThtudents as they continued into the school following the red carpet. We pray that God will continue to bless the students, parents, and staff of Trinity-St. John through out the school year.
LIFETIME PLAN FOR GIVING PRESENTATION
Have you made plans for who will take care of your children if something were to happen to you unexpectantly? Many people are unaware that if you do not have a plan in place legally, the state can make these decisions for you. Have you reviewed your will lately? Are there changes that need to be made? Take time out to come to Trinity for the opportunity to find out how to handle these type of matters. Scott Radden, Gift Planning Counselor for the LCMS Foundation will be giving a presentation Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 PM at Trinity.
The Mission and Outreach board will meet Tuesday, September 28, at 6:00 PM and the Stewardship Board will also meet on that date at 7:00 PM.
Board of Elders will meet Monday, Oct. 17th at 7:00 PM
Church Council will meet Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 7:00 PM
Women's Bible Study
The next meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 27th, 7:00 PM at Kathy Reu's house. Please note this is not a regular meeting date. If you have not attended before, please feel welcome to come as each lesson is a stand alone lesson.
Assistant Pastor Update
Rev. David Hormann has returned the Divine Call of Assistant Pastor at Trinity. A Special Voters' Meeting will be held Sunday, Nov 6th immediately after the 9:30 AM service. The purpose of this meeting is to vote and extend a Divine Call for an assistant/associate pastor for Trinity. No other business will be discussed at that time. if you are a voting member, please make an effort to attend in order for a quorum to be met.
An interest has been expressed, to have the opportunity for the widows of our congregation to meet for food and fellowship on a monthly basis. It will be an chance to share, support, laugh and enjoy time with others who are dealing with the new normal of widowhood. The first event will be held on Wednesday, September 7th at noon at Little Nashville. Everyone will be responsible for their own meal and we will be ordering off the menu. This will be a time of friendly fellowship for those who are alone at this time.
Voter's meeting to call an assistant Pastor for Trinity will be held Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 PM. A quorum will be needed in order to extend a call. Please make every effort in order to to attend so that phone calls will not have to be made to get enough voters.
Ladie's Bible Study
Ladie's Bible study will begin Monday, September 26th , 7pm at Kathy Reu's house. All ladies of the congregation are invited to join us for the study of God's word, Christian fellowship and prayer.
contact Kathy at 618-521-1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All ladies of the LWML are invited to meet at 9:20 AM on Sunday, October 9th in the narthax. The LWML will be sitting together as a group and walk in together at the beginning of the service.
The Widow's Group will be for lunch at Giralamo's Pizza on Tuesday, October 4th for a time of food and fellowship. Any widow of the congregation is invited. Each will order off the menu.
Witness for Life Sunday, October 2nd, 2-3
Members of Trinity have the opportunity to take part with the Washington County Right to Life as part of a prayerful and peaceful withness for the sanctity of life. We will line the sidewalksd from the intersection of Route 15 and Route 127 from 2-3 pm, Sunday, October 2nd. Pro-life signs ad parking will be available behind Lee's Variety Store. If you are unable to stand for the entire hour, please bring a lawn chair. For more information contact Jennifer Detering @ 920-9829.
The annual Sunday School Christmas Program is scheduled for Sunday, December 18th at 5:30 PM The practices will be held during Sunday School and on Saturday Mornings in November and December. Parents you are encouraged to bring your children to Sunday School that they might take part in the program. What a joy to see and hear these little ones proclaiming the birth of Christ to our congregation.