06/10/21 Tidings

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A Message from Pastor Amy

Pastor Amy Waelchli
Pastor Amy Waelchli

I’m SUPER excited for June 20-25! I’ll be at Lutherdale Bible Camp with 9 young people for Confirmation Camp! In fact, I can’t wait.

We’ll have the chance for Bible study and song, canoeing and team building activities. I will take lots of photos to share. I may not be able to capture on camera all the important moments, though, like when their faith grows, their experiences of grace, or their trust in the Spirit. It’s thrilling to think about the impact Bible camp makes on faith.

Many adults who went to Bible camp as kids say that it is a reason they remain active in the church as adults. Bible camp makes a big impact on young people. The time together, the college age counselors, the heart to hearts about Jesus…all these things shape our youth in the best possible ways.

This year, Trinity was able to fund the majority of the camp cost thanks to an allocation from the endowment funds. The proceeds for those funds are designated to be spent outside of Trinity for the sake of the Church and the world. Forming young people in faith at Bible camp is right in line with that! You also have the opportunity in your offering envelopes to donate to a Campership fund. My hope is that we can continue to pay for one year of Bible camp for each student who’d like to attend. Any and all contributions are welcome.

Lastly, will you please pray for us while we’re at camp? Thank you!

Pastor Amy

Praise in the Park

There will be no drive-thru communion on “Praise in the Park” weeks

Updated Mask Policy

Beginning June 20, per the CDC guidelines, Trinity will be moving from “Masks Required” to “Masks Optional” for those who are fully vaccinated. Masks remain a good, safe option for anyone who wishes to wear one. If you see people are wearing masks, please be respectful of their choice. Masks are not required for outdoor events, such as Praise in the Park.

Because there are still those in the church who do not have the opportunity to be vaccinated, we lovingly ask that you continue to socially distance the recommended 3 feet.

Kitchen Update

The Kitchen is two cabinets away from being finished! Thank you to Timmie Sawyer for all the hard work to get this done. Thanks Steph Beran, Mike Wendt, Ron Michaelis, Craig Gierzak, Matt Evenson, and everyone who had part in this project!

LWR Projects

As a congregation we will be collecting bars of soap for Lutheran World Relief the month of May and June. The bars of soap may be dropped off at drive-thru communion or at the church office. There will be a basket that will be provided for the soap.

We will also be collecting School Kits and Personal Care Kits to send to LWR, too. Our deadline for these projects will be Sept. 12 as these boxed kits need to be in Madison on Sept. 18.

There will be a list of needed items for the School Kits and Personal Care Kits in the Tidings as well as available at the church office and drive-thru communion.

Personal care itemsPersonal Care Kits

One lightweight bath-size towel (20×40 or 52×27) dark colors
Two bath-size bars of soap equaling 8-9oz in original wrapping
One adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
One sturdy comb, remove packaging
One metal nail clippers, remove packaging

Notebook and crayonsSchool Kits

Four 70-sheet notebooks of wide or college ruled paper
One 30-cm ruler on one side with inches on the other
One pencil sharpener
One pair of blunt scissors
Five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers secure with a rubber band
One box of 16 or 24 crayons
One 2 1/2 inch eraser

STAR – Crafters Needed

STAR is working on touching up the Chrismons for the church Christmas tree and is looking for crafters to help them out!

If you are interested in helping, please call Sharon Armstrong at 920-650- 4948 for more information. If you are interested in becoming a member of STAR, please contact Sharon Armstrong.

STAR is always happy to welcome new members! STAR will meet on June 14th at 1 p.m. in the church with masks and social distancing.

Hiking/Fellowship Event

Saturday, June 26th at 10:00 am, meet at the Nordic Trails parking lot on County Highway H just north of Hwy. 12 for 1.5 miles to the Nordic Trail parking lot, on the east side of the road. https://wisconsintrailguide.com/cross-country-skiing/pdf/map-nordic-trail.pdf

This is a fee area, so you’ll need a yearly Wisconsin state parks pass for your vehicle ($28) or you will have to purchase a day pass ($8) for your vehicle. The trail head has potable water and toilets. Bring your face mask, if you’re more comfortable, for using the toilets.

Bring a water bottle, trekking poles or walking stick if you have/want them, snacks in case you need an energy pickup, bug spray, light jacket, hat and/or sunglasses. If you are more comfortable, you may also wear a face mask.

The Nordic Trail is an overlapping, stacked loop system with seven named trails; three are rated as novice and four are rated as intermediate. Trail distances range from 1.1 km to 15.9 km. The most challenging terrain occurs on the Green Trail and on portions of the Blue Trail where there are several fun, hilly stretches.

We’ll be hiking the Green Trail, 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail that features a variety of terrain and scenery. The majority of the terrain is flat to gently rolling and meanders through a nice variety of scenery that includes stands of mixed hardwoods, pine plantations, and open fields within the South Kettle Moraine State Forest. It is marked as a Moderate/Intermediate trail. Any questions, please contact Aurelio at callopeAnD86@gmail.com or 262-490-4923.

Ruth Circle

It has been a year of challenges and changes, trying to find our way back to gathering as people of faith. Ruth Circle would like to invite anyone who would be interested in joining us for Bible Study starting on Wednesday, September 15 at 1 p.m. in the Hearth Room.

We will follow the guidelines set by the CDC and Trinity Church. We will also make available the study guide for our Bible Study.

We look forward to gathering again to study and being together.

We hope that you would consider joining us in September. Any questions you may contact Stephanie Beran at sfberan@charter.net or her cell phone 920-723-4867.

It’s Back!

Quarters can make a differenceThe 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.

Sunday School

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2021
GRADES 4K – 6

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Finance Committee Looking for Members

Searcher guyThe Finance Committee is looking for more people to participate in the financial management of our congregation. We meet the second Tuesday of the month, our meetings rarely exceed an hour; duties include perusing the monthly financial statements provided by the treasurer, initiating stewardship in the fall, and introducing the budget for the next year to the church council. If you might be interested, feel free to contact Amy Duffrin, Bob Chady, Brian Armstrong, Vicky Ghislain, or Chris Cluver.

Do you have fabric?

VBS registration 2021

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Patio Furniture Wanted

Church Chicks is looking to freshen up the patio of the church. They are in need of gently used patio furniture. If you are interested in donating or have any questions, contact Lorrie Godfrey at brilorgodfrey@yahoo.com or 262-497-3380.

Call Committee Survey

The Call Committee needs your help! In order to build our church profile as part of the call process, we need congregation members to fill out a brief survey about our church. Please fill out the survey either online or on paper by June 30. Paper copies of the survey are available at in-person services. The link to the online survey can be found here, and has also been emailed out.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Drive-Thru Communion

Prayers Requested For . . .

Terry Badura, Wayne Behselich, Don Clark, Cheryl Deloach, Ethel Fischer, Kay Hesselbacher, Christopher Hulstein, Sara Jones, Bob Kyle, Phyllis Lange, Alan Lindberg, Barb Manwaring, Dan Morrow, Debbie Pierce, Violet Prust, Chris Rattray, JR Rinden, Harold Rumppe, Timmie Sawyer, Ruth Smithback, Olaf Stokstad, Mike Wendt, Kay Woods, Keith Woods.

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!