Tidings 01/20/22

A Message from Pastor Amy

Pastor Amy WaelchliI hope you will join us on Jan. 30 for our annual meeting because this won’t be business as usual. We’re going to vote on a candidate to join us here as a part-time Associate Pastor! As you know from the diligent work of the Call Committee, this call is focused on children and family ministry at Trinity and on campus ministry at UWW in conjunction with the Episcopal Church.

When the TLC Preschool was closed, Trinity’s focus on young children and families changed. This call is designed to create, sustain, and grow relationships with children and parents while fostering intergenerational relationships among us as a community.

Although our worship attendance is smaller than in years past, Trinity remains a large and diverse community that requires the time, care, and attention of more than one Pastor. I admit that for along time, after my previous experience with pastoral colleagues, I was hesitant to work with someone. But working with Pastor Dan changed that. While his ministry here was just 10 hours a week, it was life changing for me. Working with Pastor Dan, I saw a Pastoral colleague who was emotionally, mentally, and spiritually healthy and who put effort into maintaining that. Pastor Dan trusted me and I learned that I could trust him with the most important part of my call to Trinity:YOU.

After reading this candidate’s paperwork and interviewing with her last week, I’m thankful and relieved to share that she is a person who is interested in being your Pastor. Her heart is open to loving and leading. I didn’t realize how protective I feel of you, after all we’ve been through together,until I was with another Pastoral leader who understands their call from God the same way I understand mine. First that was Pastor Dan. Now it is Madeline Burbank.

On behalf of the Call Committee, Candidate, Council, and myself, we want you to “meet” Madeline before the vote on Jan. 30. Below you’ll see the bio she wrote to introduce herself to you. The Call Committee, Staff, and partners at the Episcopal Church and University are all unanimous in their recommendation of Madeline!

Remember, we will be meeting this Sunday (Jan. 23) after 9 a.m. worship for conversation about the proposed annual budget and any other concerns. Then on Jan. 30 after 9 a.m. worship we will have our annual meeting.

With joy,
Pastor Amy

2021 annual meeting

Budget Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting to discuss the budget for the church on Jan. 23 between services. Members of the finance committee will be at the meeting to answer questions that you may have.

Souper Bowl

New Member Sunday

New Member Sunday is on Feb. 27. There will be a meeting between services on Feb. 20 for those interested in becoming a member of Trinity. RSVP with the office or with Pastor Amy.

Winter Weather Advisory Policy

In the event of a winter weather advisory, our policy is to follow school closures. If Fort Atkinson schools are cancelled that day, then any event at church (i.e. worship, LIFT, confirmation, etc.) is also cancelled. Worship cancellation will also be posted on social media (make sure you’re following us!),as well as broadcast on channel 3000 and WFAW. If an event is cancelled, please also spread the word to those who may not hear otherwise.

Masks recommended

Hiking/Snowshoe/Fellowship Event

On Saturday. Feb. 12 at 1:00 p.m., meet at the Lake La Grange Loop Trail parking lot on County Hwy.12,

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 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 snow- or ice-covered. 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.

Fellowship Event at Fireside Theatre

Church Basement Ladies - A Mighty FortressWe have reserved a group of tickets at the Fireside Theatre to see The Church Basement Ladies in “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” on May 15, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. Contact the church office to reserve your spot and to ensure you get the group rate ($70.95/ticket). All payments need to be made to Trinity Lutheran Church by the end of April.



Birthday Party for Jesus Rescheduled

The birthday party for Jesus that was to take place on Jan. 9 has been rescheduled for Feb. 6. We are collecting children’s underwear, socks and diapers to be donated to local schools and Trudy’s Room. Please bring your donations any time through Sunday, Feb. 6.

Epiphany Good Book Club – Exodus

The class will meet every Monday from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. (in-person) or 6:30 p.m. (online). All you need is a Bible and the free materials (online or printed in the office). Sign up is on the bulletin board near the Narthex in the church or on the website.

Interested in Volunteering in 2022?

Contact Sarah at the office to hear about our volunteer needs!

Prayers Requested For . . .

Cortlyn Almquist and Judy Almquist, Terry Badura, Jeremy Barnes, Dan Burke, Keith Burrow, Jamie Dassow, Mary Ellen Deloach, Jean Fico, Janice Garrett, Helen Haase, Curtis Hoeffer, Sarah Jones, Linda Keene, Pat & Bob Kyle, Keith LaPointe, Barb Manwaring, Sherry McLellon, Ken and Doris, Pam Nicholas, Violet Prust, Harold Rumppe, John Sanders, Ruth Smithback, Olaf Stokstad, Roger Strege, Keith Woods, Marilyn Young, Dan 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!