02/04/21 Tidings

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A Message from the Council President

I wanted to take a minute to apologize to those of you who were on the congregational meeting call this past Sunday. It was really embarrassing to present budget numbers to you that did not match up like they should, and to not have an explanation as to why. I want to assure all of you that I will be meeting with the finance committee within the next week so we can get all of the inconsistencies figured out. The council will then look everything over and we will present the budget to you for a congregational vote.

On the positive side, thank you for helping us to ratify the updated constitution. A special thank you goes to Ron Michaelis, Tom Hawkinson, and everyone who helped to get this project done. It was a massive undertaking and it feels good to have it finished.

I look forward to seeing you at in-person worship, but only if you are comfortable coming. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at ericjlonsdale@gmail.com.


Eric Lonsdale
Council President

Installation of Julie Vurva

On Feb. 21, Julie Vurva will be installed in her new position of Visitation Minister. We look forward to seeing how God will use Julie in this position.

We want to thank Julie for her 22 years of service as the director of Sunday School. If you would like to send Julie a thank you card, cards can be sent to the church or brought to the in-person service.

Drive Thru Lenten Supper

In person worship

In Case of Inclement Weather

Our weather policy is that if the schools are closed, then we are closed. If you are unsure if Trinity is meeting, you can check the following places:

  • Facebook (share the post if you see it)
  • Instagram
  • 940 WFA
  • Channel 3000

Also, don’t underestimate the power of word of mouth! If you know we are not having a service, call those you know to make sure that they’ve heard the news as well.

Hospital Visits

Please call Pastor Amy if you or a loved one is in the hospital. Pastor Amy is sometimes allowed to make hospital visits to members depending on the condition of the member and status of the hospital. You can call the church
at (920) 563-4145.

Ash Wednesday Schedule

This year, Ash Wednesday will follow the schedule outlined below. You will be able to receive the imposition of ashes at both the in-person services as well as at the Drive-Thru Communions.

11 a.m. – In-person worship (RSVP required)
12 p.m. – Drive-Thru Communion
5-6 p.m. – Drive-Thru Communion
6:30 p.m. – in-person worship (RSVP required)

Lenten midweek worship

Volunteers Needed: In-Person Worship

We are in need of volunteers willing to serve on Sundays for in-person services. We need a few more volunteers to be ushers and assisting ministers. If interested in serving, contact Sarah in the office.

Souper Bowl of Caring

Hiking/Snowshoe/Fellowship Event

On Sunday. Feb. 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm, meet at the Lake La Grange Loop Trail parking lot on County Hwy. 12, https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/wisconsin/lake-la-grange-loop-trail?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-staticmap&ref=sidebar-view-full-map

Lake La Grange Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Whitewater, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers (snow-covered now & no flowers) and is rated as moderate. Bring your face mask for using the toilets. Bring a water bottle, grippers or yak tracks for your hiking boots, trekking poles or walking stick if you have/want them, snacks in case you need an energy pickup, hat and/or sunglasses. Dress in layers. You may bring and wear your snowshoes but the path may be narrow in some areas. Expect the trail to be snowor ice-covered. If you are more comfortable, you may also wear a face mask. We’ll be hiking the 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop. It has an Elevation gain of 160 ft.

Any questions, please contact Aurelio at callopeAnD86@gmail.com or 262-490-4923.

Devotions for Lent

A story to tell

“A Story to Tell” provides daily devotions for each day from Ash Wednesday to the Vigil of Easter (traditionally known as Holy Saturday). Devotions begin with an evocative image and a brief passage from the Gospel of Mark. The writers then bring their own unique voices and pastoral wisdom to the Mark texts with quotations to ponder, reflections, and prayer.

May this Lenten journey through Mark’s gospel strengthen and inspire you to tell the story of Jesus Christ through all you do and say.

Lent devotions will be available for pickup starting on Feb. 7 at Drive-Thru Communion or in-person services. You may also come to the office during regular office hours to pick one up. Contact Sarah at the office with any questions.

Drive Thru Communion

Prayers Requested For . . .

Sandy Anderson, Terry Badura, Arnie Bashynski, Wayne Behselich, Maggie Dostalek, Ralph Draeger, Roger Draeger, Jim Griffin, Bob Kyle, Phyllis Lang, Barb Manwaring, Dan Morrow, Debbie Pierce, Violet Prust, Paul Reed, Harold Rumppe, Shelley Scheurm, Verne Sell, Ruth Smithback, Roger Strege, Kathryn Woods, Donald Zuehlke

Do you have a prayer concern? Email the prayer force at prayerforcetlc@gmail.com. People will gladly pray for you or your loved one with their whole hearts!