Announcements and Activities

PASTRIX NEXT FALL:  Next fall, the adult forum group will spend a few weeks reading and discussing Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber. She will be a speaker in BOISE next October for the Idaho Discipleship Conference. Pastor Meggan will place an order for paperback copies in late July. Cost is $6.00.

HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR:  We invite everyone to participate in our 17th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, which will be held on November 3 this year. It will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The proceeds from the bazaar will again go to our church Emergency Fund. Set up time will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 2, and doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. We will again serve lunch and baked goods, and the kitchen will be open all day with free coffee for vendors, and of course other delicious treats! The Lunch Ladies will be there with their pans and cinnamon rolls. We will need help with setup and cleanup, soup and chili to sell, and of course items for the Bake Sale.  Back by popular demand is our Raffle. We will display the raffle items in the church narthex, so shoppers can purchase raffle tickets as they enter the bazaar. Please consider what you could donate for this part of the fund-raiser.    We are also encourage members who do crafting to consider buying a booth and selling your homemade items at the bazaar. It is a great way to earn a little extra cash for Christmas!    November will be here before you know it. Don’t miss out!  For further information and/or to register, please click on the following links:  Bazaar Flier 2018     Bazaar Invite Letter 2018     Bazaar Registration 2018

CROP HUNGER WALK:  This year’s CROP Hunger Walk will be Sunday, October 21st. The walk will start at  NNU’s Brandt Center.  Registration is at 2:00 p.m. and the walk will begin at 2:30 p.m.

ADVENT DAILY DEVOTION – We already have one devotion book entry turned in!!!  And two people who mentioned they are working on their entries.  Although the deadline is not until October 15th, please feel free to start working on your submission for our 2018 edition.

“GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS” project for assembling hygiene bags for West Middle School will happen Sunday, Sept. 23 after church services.  Thank you for your many contributions.  We have many travel size kits for showers but still need family-size items such as body lotion, deodorant, hairbrushes/combs, and toothbrushes/toothpaste.  Thanks for all you do!

 COTTAGE MEETINGS – bring your calendar to church next Sunday. This will help you select the best date and time to attend one of our Stewardship cottage meetings, fun events to help you “CHANGE YOUR FOCUS”.

Continuing the theme of looking differently at the needs of the world, verse 4 of hymn #715 “Christ, Be Our Light” asks us to CHANGE OUR FOCUS on the homeless and the cold. It pulls in the concept found in 1 Peter 2:4-5 where Christ is The Living Stone and, as we come to him, we “also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” It starts with being a living community that welcomes the spiritually homeless and cold; it continues when that spiritual house sacrificially works to bring shelter and warmth to those in need. This week, please think about your role as one of Trinity’s living stones: in what ways to you show hospitality to those who arrive at Trinity feeling adrift and cold? How do you support ministries that address the physical needs of the homeless, including Trinity New Hope?

 COMMITMENT SUNDAY is 9/30. Whether you attended a “Change Your Focus” cottage meeting or received your 2019 financial pledge card in your mailbox at church, you have figured out that we are in the middle of the fall financial campaign. We are asking you to prayerfully consider the ministries of Trinity, complete your 2019 pledge card and bring it with you to church next Sunday. Having a sense of potential 2019 income will be most helpful to Church Council as they budget for 2019.

ENNEAGRAM:  The Enneagram Journey will continue in 2018!  Dates: Wednesdays, Sep 5, 12, 19, 26,   Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,   Nov 7, 14, 21;   Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Place:  Trinity Lutheran Church, 8 S. Midland Blvd, Nampa (corner of Midland and Lone Star)  Facilitator:  Reverend Meggan Manlove.  Curriculum:  The Enneagram Journey with Suzanne Stabile.  Registration deadline is August  19th.  See our website for more information and/or to register.  Cost is $40 for the workbook.  Registration Form is here-Enneagram Registration Form 2018

IDAHO DISCIPLESHIP CONFERENCE: 2018 Idaho Discipleship Conference.  Save the date- October 19-20, Cathedral of the Rockies.

-inspire, renew and empower followers of Christ in a changing world —

Click here for more information-  Idaho Discipleship Conference 2018

HOSPITALITY: If anyone knows of any illness or death, please contact Barb Franzen so that she may send a card.

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