A Message from Pastor Amy
These are remnants of Lutherdale, of a week with 9 young people from Trinity (+60 others). A week of pontoon rides and Bible studies and wild, loud camp songs. It was a week of watching our students make friends outside the church, of seeing them connect with counselors. It was a week of excitement and homesickness, of laughter and tears.
At the camp there is a high ropes adventure course where a person can literally soar 40+ feet in the air. Lutherdale uses the phrase “challenge by choice” for these feats, meaning a person can participate only if they’re up to it. It’s not required. It was so exciting to watch the kids do this – to climb, to cheer each other on.
But even better, in my opinion, was the low ropes course. These team building games required cooperation to succeed. In the first day or two, it was a challenge for our group. They knew one another, sure, but to solve these problems required trust. There was an added snag of people not from Trinity to work with.
Group dynamics are hard, no matter how old you are. How do I get to know others? How much of myself do I share? Can I trust you? There is risk involved in building a relationship, a community. Yet, sometimes the situation leaves us no choice. In order to succeed, each student had to try. They had to help each other. It was very church-like.
There was so much that happened at camp. Real connections between people and scripture and creation and God. Thursday night worship on the waterfront brought tears, and not just mine! For all our distance from the church, it was recreated in this cabin’s worth of young people – in prayer, in worship, and in community.
Thank you for the great week.
3 baptisms (6/26, 6/27, 7/11)
3 funerals (6/26, 7/10, 7/17)
A Day at the Lake
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 25th. If you have any questions, talk to Pastor Amy or Sarah in the office.
Vaccine Clinic at 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 the vaccine. 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!
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 15th 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 email@example.com or her cell phone 920-723-4867.
There will be no Drive-Thru Communion on Praise in the Park weeks.
Rally Day 2021
This year Rally Day lines up with the ELCA “God’s Work. Our Hands” Sunday. Our congregation will soon engage in service work right here in our community. We are one of over 9,100 congregations participating in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, on Sept. 12. Across the country, thousands of members will engage in service work to make a positive change in our communities, build and deepen relationships and share God’s love. Join us as we do God’s work with our hands!
Sign ups and details will be coming soon!
Hymn Sing Worship
Join us on Thursday, July 28 and Sunday, Aug. 1 for a Hymn Sing Worship! We will be learning about the background and biblical connection of some of our favorite hymns–and of course singing them as well! It will be a beautiful way for us to praise our Savior together!
REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2021
GRADES 4K – 6
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.
- 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
- 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
Thank you to those who participated in the call committee survey, whether online or on paper! These results will greatly help the call process. Thank you to the call committee for organizing the survey!
Thank you to Toni Hrobsky for working on various projects around the church.
Thank you to Wendy Chady for filling in at the office this week.
Final Drive-Thru Communion is on Aug. 1
Prayers Requested For . . .
Terry Badura, Wayne Behselich, Ron and Marian Capek, Diane Carter, Don Clark, Chris Falk, Ethel Fischer, Nick and Marisa Fluture, Helen Haase, Christopher Hulstein, Sara Jones, Ron Kemmerling, Bob Kyle, Phyllis Lange, Joy Lee, Barb Manwaring, Dan Morrow, Pam Nicholas, Debbie Pierce, Violet Prust, JR Rinden, Harold Rumppe, John Sanders, Ruth Smithback, Olaf Stokstad, Nancy Streich, Ken Strese, John Toso, Cheryl Tumberello, Mike Wendt, Don Wessely, Kay Woods, Keith Woods, Tony and Debbie Zick.
Do you have a prayer concern? Email the prayer force at firstname.lastname@example.org. People will gladly pray for you or your loved one with their whole hearts!