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Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
I hope that you are all doing well. As you know, these past few months have been quite different from anything that any of us have ever experienced in our lives. I’ve used this time to play with my kids, read, get projects done around the house, and pray. It’s been nice, but I miss my church family. That’s what this note is about.
The council has been working to find a safe way to get us back to worshiping in person again. A task force was formed that consists of a few council members, and a few members that happened to be interested in helping us figure out this situation. They brainstormed ideas and put together an action plan. Last week, the council and the task force had a “practice run” of how this worship with modifications would be. I can personally say that it was different, but nice. We all wore masks. Instead of hymnals and Bibles everything was projected onto the wall for us to read. We did not sing, but we did pray together out loud and there was some beautiful music played by Mr. Syens. The seating was spaced out and we were given pre-packaged communion while we stayed in our seats. Overall, I thought it was very contemplative, almost meditative, and quite relaxed.
Please keep in mind that it is not in the council’s interest to tell you how you should conduct your lives. As your elected representatives in the church, it is our responsibility to make sure that all of our members, staff, and Pastors feel safe and comfortable within the church building. If you don’t feel safe or comfortable coming back yet, that’s okay. We will still be offering online worship and drive through communion as alternatives. In case you are wondering, Pastor Amy feels comfortable and she is excited at the prospect of getting back to worshiping in person.
The council wanted to send a survey out to everyone to see how you feel about going back to worship, with modifications. Please take a few minutes to fill it out and send it back to us. This way we can get an idea of how many people are interested so we can plan accordingly. Thank you and I hope that we will see one another again soon!
Eric Lonsdale, Interim Council President
Drive Through Communion: Sunday, 6/28, 9 – 10 am at Trinity!
Communion is a sacred gift to us from God. Jesus commanded that we “do this to remember” him and still serves as the host of this meal. Come. Receive this gift, be strengthened by the love and sacrifice of Jesus, be renewed. To prepare yourself for receiving communion, please worship online with us at 8 am.
Pastor Amy and Pastor Dan will be stationed in the parking lot ready to distribute blessed elements of juice and wafer, the body and blood of Jesus. All you need to do is roll down your window!
- Even with mask and glove precautions, there is some element of risk to t this. If you feel unwell or are hesitant in any way, please stay home. Jesus loves you!
- Enter the church parking lot of Lincoln Street and wrap around the building (arrows). Parking lot attendants will direct you to stations where Pastor Amy and Pastor Dan will pass communion to you through your window.
Please note: the church will be closed and bathrooms unavailable.
Gluten Free Wafers available on request
Yes! You can bring your offering to communion.
Yes! You can bring your quarters for Guatemala to communion.
Yes! You can bring your pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House to communion.
I want to say Thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome and appreciated. I am unfortunately leaving Trinity as of July 2nd. I have received an opportunity I could not pass up. I will be forever grateful for my time here.
Thank you again,
We won’t get to say a big goodbye to Beatrice in our present circumstances. I congratulate Bea on the new job opportunity and thank her for all the work she has done transforming this position for Trinity. I hope you will too. You can send her a card at: 1259 Woodland Dr, Milton WI 53563.
Do you or someone you know need some extra prayers!!!
Please send those prayers requests to the prayer force at email@example.com
All prayers will be prayed for faithfully and confidentially
(unless requested otherwise).
Do you have a loved one on the prayer list? How are they doing? Let us know and please tell us if/when they are ready to come off the prayer list.
PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR…..Judy Almquist, Marsha Anderson, Sandy Anderson, Nick Bee, Linda Doerr, Kim Hannan, Renee Jensen, Ron Kemmerling, Bob Kyle, Phyllis Lang, Steffani Liebel, Rick Liebel, Dan Morrow, Pam Nicholas, Debbie Pierce, Tom Pomraning, Violet Prust, Paul Reed, Tim Sawyer, Denny Stark, Shelley Scheurm, Ruth Smithback, Karen Weber, Donna Weeks, Aryzone Zick, Donald Zuehlke and those we name silently in our hearts.
LWR School Kits
Ruth Circle will be collecting school kits, supplies and or a monetary donation towards needed supplies again this year for LWR. We ask that if you feel comfortable shopping for the supplies that you would make a complete kit and bring to the church on drive thru communion Sunday or another day to be announced. Ruth Circle deeply appreciates your help in providing these much needed school kits. It has been a difficult year in every sense for our communities locally nationally and globally.
School Kits items:
16/24 Count Crayons
4-70 country spiral notebooks
1 ruler with centimeters
1 pencil sharpener
1 blunt scissors
5 unsharpened pencils with erasers
5 black or blue pens
1 2 1/2 inch eraser
Again thank you for help.
If you have questions contact Stephanie Beran (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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