07/08/21 Tidings

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Dear Trinity,

We’re excited! We are hosting a free COVID vaccine clinic on July 26 and Aug. 16 from 3-7 p.m. In order for the clinic to occur, we need to guarantee 10 people will be getting vaccines. If you or someone that you know is interested in getting vaccinated at our clinic, please contact the office. All who are eligible for the vaccine are welcome!

A Day at the Lake

Adults! Join us for A Day At the Lake at Lutherdale Bible Camp on Aug. 3! It will include a Bible study led by Pastor Amy, a picnic lunch, and a pontoon tour of Lauderdale Lakes. Meet at the church at 9:15 a.m. and we will carpool down to Lutherdale together. The cost is $20/person. Sign up with the church office by July 25. If you have any questions, talk to Pastor Amy or Sarah in the office.

UPAVIM – Christmas in July?

The UPAVIM craft items will be out for display and purchase at the July 11 worship in the park. Kay’s bringing a few Christmas items as well as some new creations from the talented Guatemalan women. Remember, all proceeds go toward the scholarship program for the UPAVIM school, and the purchases help the women in the community earn a livable wage and learn new skills. Come and browse during the coffee time after service!

Praise in the Park

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

Thank you

Thank you to Becky Tuttle and Jackie Ames for working with the Fort Atkinson Homeless Coalition!

Thank you to Jim Rinden for taking on the key-sorting project!

Thank you to Toni Hrobsky and her team of volunteers for tending to the flowerbeds this summer!

Thank you to those who helped deliver meals for Meals on Wheels in June!

LWR Projects Update

The soap drive has been a great success; we collected enough soap to share in making the LWR Personal Care Kits and the Free Pantry. Thank you, thank you for your generous donations and dedication to these projects. If you would still like to contribute soap, you may bring to church on Thursday night or Sunday morning worship. We will continue to distribute the soap to the above organizations.

PERSONAL CARE KITS To date we have collected and packed 16 personal care kits. Thank you. We will continue to accept these kits until Sept. 12, 2021.

SCHOOL CARE KITS The coronavirus crisis has not slowed down the need for School Kits. In fact, LWR can’t keep up with the demand. At present time we have 6 complete school kits and extra supplies to complete more of these kits. If you would prefer to donate supplies, we could use pencil sharpeners, scissors, notebooks, and rulers.

We will continue to collect school kits and school supplies until Sept. 12, 2021. Our delivery date to Madison is on Sept. 18.

So many thanks to you all.

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

Hiking/Fellowship Event

Sunday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m., meet at the Dorothy Carnes Park West parking lot on Radloff Lane. Dorothy Carnes County Park and Rose Lake State Natural Area.

Dorothy Carnes Park is located on the west, south, and east shores of Rose Lake Marsh, one of the most diverse waterfowl areas in the county. Rose Lake is a shallow, hard water seepage lake surrounded by wetlands, oak openings, and steep hills that provide fantastic views of the lake. Ducks, shorebirds and American White Pelicans use the site. Prairie, savanna and wetland habitats being restored attract additional grassland birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Two miles of trails, an effigy mound and accessible viewing platform give good access to the best parts of this Jefferson County Park.

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.

We’ll be hiking about 3-4 miles in the 514 acre conservation park. It consists of 198 acres of prairie, 108 acres of Oak Savannah, 76 acres of agricultural land and 90 acres of wetland. The park surrounds Rose Lake marsh, one of the most diverse bird areas in the county. 480 of the 514 acres is also designated as the Rose Lake State Natural Area, due to its outstanding examples of native natural communities, significant geological formations and archaeological sites.

Afterwards, we’ll decide where to go for lunch for those who have additional time and are comfortable with this.

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 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.

UPAVIM Quarter Jar

Quarters can make a differenceOff to a good start! We collected $181 in the Quarters Can Make a Difference bank in May. Thank you! Can we match that in July?

One of the original Upavimas was Dina. Her story shows how much education matters in Guatemala. She began working in the health clinic, but she couldn’t read. She wanted to show her children how vital an education is, so she learned alongside her kids. She now teaches in a Montessori class at the school, and one of her daughters teaches 1st grade while another teaches a preschool class at the UPAVIM school. They don’t seek riches. They just want to help their community! And they do. Your donations make scholarships to the school possible.

Overnight Fellowship Opportunity – Rafting

Hello Trinity Members! Eric Stoutenborough and I discussed after the last hiking event the possibility of an Overnight Fellowship event that included Whitewater Rafting on the Menominee River in Niagara, Wisconsin. Currently, there are 19 of 40 slots open at 2 p.m. on Saturday 8/21. Rafting trips last 3-4 hours. The slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Here’s the web site: www.wildmanranch.com. Menominee River Outpost. The approximate cost for rafting is $50 per person. Plus, add travel costs including likely lodging. Would any members and their families be interested in this overnight fellowship event (most likely Saturday night, 8/21)? Drive time one-way is about 4 hours. So far, we have Eric and Michele Stoutenborough, Kris and Todd England, Diana and me. Please let me know by Friday, July 23 for booking purposes. Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Thanks! Aurelio, callopeand86@gmail.com.

Sunday School

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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!

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.

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.

Feed Your Soul Service Team

Feed Your Soul is resuming on-site serving on July 8! Trinity is putting together a service team, and we need volunteers! If you are interested in joining the team, please let the office know as soon as possible. Help us be the hands and feet of Jesus in Fort Atkinson!

Drive-Thru Communion

Prayers Requested For . . .

Terry Badura (brother of Sheila and Jean), Wayne Behselich, Ron and Marian Capek, Don Clark, Chris Falk, Ethel Fischer, Nick and Marisa Fluture, Christopher Hulstein, Sara Jones, Bob Kyle, Phyllis Lange, Joy Lee, Barb Manwaring, Dan Morrow, Pam Nicholas, Debbie Pierce, Violet Prust, JR Rinden, Harold Rumppe, Ruth Smithback, Olaf Stokstad, Nancy Streich, John Toso, Cheryl Tumberello, Mike Wendt, Kay Woods, Keith Woods, Tony and Debbie Zick.

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!