04/29.21 Tidings

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A Message from Pastor Amy

Pastor Amy Waelchli
Pastor Amy Waelchli

We’re entering into an exciting phase of ministry. The Call Committee met again last night and what lays before us is a unique call between Trinity and Campus Ministry at UWW.

Trinity is in a position to hire a half-time, ordained person with a focus in Children and Family Ministry (much like Kitty focuses in Youth and Family Ministry). This person’s specialty would be with ages 0-6th grade and their families. This is a key demographic of Trinity, one that is active in Sunday School and service projects. I know these families to be dedicated to Jesus and they want their children to have a bond with the church they love, Trinity. After this ‘year like no other,’ we’re ready to focus and invest in this group and their friends. There is a LOT of potential here for sharing the love of Jesus and growing God’s kingdom.

A half-time called Pastor or Deacon would also be trained in pastoral care and preaching, thus allowing me to have a colleague to share some of the regular Pastoral duties with. I’d really appreciate that in this beautiful and busy place!

The other half of this call will come from the Synod to Campus Ministry at UWW. I’m working with colleagues to craft the Campus Ministry portion of the call. I feel that both calls are looking for someone gifted with young families and young adults; both are concerned about the growth and future of Christ’s church; and both value creativity and dedication.

In the next few weeks, you will receive a survey from the Call Committee asking for your input on what characteristics you think would benefit this position. We’d like everyone to answer the survey, not just families with children. You can pick up your survey at church or fill it out via an email link. Your input will help us define the position, which will ultimately help us find the right person for this call.

I truly believe that even now as we take surveys and craft paperwork, God is preparing a person to join us and the UWW in ministry. Please join me in praying for them each day — that they will follow God’s call to this unique, life giving position.

In Peace,

Pastor Amy

First Communion

In person worship

Quarters can make a differenceIt’s back!

The Quarters Can Make a Difference container has returned to grace the Trinity Lutheran decor! It will be out for worship on Thursdays and Sundays, and available to receive donations at drive-thru communion as well.

Your quarters are so important this year. The pandemic has hit Guatemala hard, shutting things down and keeping people from working. Of course, this has impacted the poor people most. As things reopen, scholarships to the UPAVIM K-8 school are more vital than ever. Please donate your loose change or a few extra dollars to the jar every time you visit Trinity.

Thank you for caring.

Pastoral Acts

04/16/2021 Funeral for Sue Ann Rinden.
04/23/2021 Funeral for Inez Hoeye.

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.

Thursday Drive-Thru Communion

Thursday drive-thru communion has come to an end. Thanks to everyone who came by on Thursday evenings and to Sheryl McCarthy for faithfully helping me every week. (Sunday Drive-Thru communion will continue).

Worship Update

music notesWe will resume singing in church starting Sunday, May 2. All attendees should continue to wear MASKS. Bring your voices and enjoy the beauty of voices joined together praising the Lord.

Painters Needed

We’re looking to an individual or two to paint the newly-installed front doors. Supplies will be provided. Please call or email the office if you are interested in performing this task.

Away From the Office

Pastor Amy will be away from the office the week of May 17 – May 23 for continuing education. During this time, Pastor Dan Dibbert will be leading worship for both the Thursday and Sunday services.

All Welcome to Serve

As Trinity cautiously moves toward resuming more normal operations, we are in need of volunteers willing to serve as ushers for on Thursdays and Sundays for in-person services. The congregation will continue to wear masks at all services. If you are interested in serving, please contact the office.

Retail Therapy

retail therapyShopping has been known to cheer people up. May 16th, you can really feel good as you browse the beautiful new UPAVIM items and old stand bys. Your fair-trade purchases for graduation, late Mother’s Day or birthday gifts (or just for yourself) bring joy, as well as help keep women employed and the cooperative’s school going.

The women, carving out a life in a former garbage dump, are united for a better life – “unidas para vivir major” or UPAVIM. You can show your unity with them through your purchases. Be sure to stop by the tables as you leave the church or park your car and come over to look!

PS: Kay Falk will have some scrubbies and scrubbie/dish cloth sets available, too. Profits go right back to UPAVIM.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

June is Trinity Lutheran’s volunteer month for the community Meals on Wheels food program. If you’ve volunteered in the past or would like to get involved now, simply reach out to Toni Hrobsky at (920) 728-2383, or contact the church office, to get on the schedule.

Service involves a commitment of approximately an hour a day, for one-week. It works well to have two people work together (one drives, one delivers). Meals are picked up at Fort Health Care, a map/directions are provided, meals are dropped at individual’s homes between 10:45 am – noon timeframe.

This is a great short-term opportunity to help others. Pair up and share this experience with someone you love, doing something that will surely warm your heart.

Recording Vocalists Wanted

Share your talent with Trinity’s congregation! We’re seeking additional vocalists to join the faithful group of vocalists that currently enrich Trinity’s services.

A recording vocalist would perform live at the Thursday evening worship service (6:30 pm) along with the musician. This performance will be recorded and become part of the Sunday on-line worship service.

Interested? Contact the office as to your availability.

Let's pack our pantry

Drive-Thru Communion

Prayers Requested For . . .

Sandy Anderson, Terry Badura, Wayne Behselich, Don Clark, Roger Draeger, Vicky Ghislain, Alice Jacobson, Sara Jones, Bob Kyle, Phyllis Lang, Alan Lindberg , Cal Matthews, Dan Morrow, Debbie Pierce, Violet Prust, Harold Rumppe, Ruth Smithback, Olaf Stokstad, Roger Strege, Mike Wendt, Kathryn Woods, Kay Woods, Keith 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!

VBS 2021

Sunday School 2021