Announcements and Activities

The MONDAY MIDWINTER MOVIE for January 20th is The Lion Woman (2016). The story follows Eva, born in 1912 with a rare condition that causes excessive hair growth over her entire body. Her father grieves his wife’s death during childbirth and must help her cope with the challenges of being different. We’re back at Tami Robinson’s home at 6:30 pm, 818 W Oakmont Avenue, Nampa.

STEWARDSHIP OF GENEROSITY –  Here at church we learn how Christ wants us to love others and make the world a more just place for all to thrive. This is not just “head knowledge”; we act on that knowledge in how we use our time and money outside these walls. The results of our anonymous survey have been tabulated and are available visually on a red paper banner which will hang in the narthex for a while. Take a close look at all the community & world causes that our members individually are supporting with their time, goods and money. If you were not here to fill out a survey, or if you have remembered another cause that you support, please note it on a neon pink post-it so we can add it to the banner.

DROP IN & PRAY – will be held on February 19th, one week before Ash Wednesday. In past this was called a “prayer vigil”, but that language was confusing to many, so we are trying a new name. Our theme for Lent this year is OPEN MY LIFE, LORD.  If you would like to spend some quiet timealone in our candle-lit sanctuary, please sign up to reserve a time slot between 4:00 – 5:30 pm. If you are OK sharing the sanctuary with members of the community, please just drop in between 5:30 – 7:00 pm. And feel free to invite others to drop by.

TRINITY COMMUNITY GARDENS INC. Gardening Classes  Learn how to grow so much more in raised beds.  Cost: $25 per person/family for workbook materials, which includes “Growing to Feed Many- How Trinity Community Gardens Gets More Out of a Small Area”  Each location will have two session, Part 1 & 2.  One workbook will cover both sessions.

Time:  9 am to about noon.

We will stay longer to answer question.

Saturdays, Feb. 22 and Mar. 7, 2020 at Canyon Springs Cristina Church in Middleton

Saturdays, Feb. 29, and Mar. 14, 2019 at Trinity

Call:  Sheila Anderson at 208-870-0747

E-mail:  trinity

JANUARY WOMEN’S LUNCHEON:  The Women’s Luncheon for January will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 28th at Applebees.  Please contact Sharon Jones to RSVP.

STAR WORDS: Feel free to take home an Epiphany star word if you missed getting one January 5th. As a star led the magi to the manger, you are invited to reflect upon how the star word you get might lead you to the light of Christ’s presence in the coming year.

Sunday, January 26, 2020: You are invited to attend the ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  which will be held immediately after worship. We will meet in the sanctuary. Please join your fellow Trinity members to learn about all the great things happening in and around Trinity. We will also elect new Church Council members, approve the Annual Budget for 2020, and vote on refinancing our mortgage to finance capital improvements.

NEW MEMBER CLASSES:  Learn more about Trinity:  Feb 2.  We will gather in the Koinonia Room/Blue Room after worship, around 11:30am for a three-part series on Trinity, the Lutheran tradition, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  We will welcome new members on February 16th.

FELLOWSHIP TIME SIGNUP:  This is an important space and time to welcome and get to know guests.  Please signup on the blue sheet neart the kitchen in the Fellowship Hall.

TRINITY NEW HOPE INC. Annual Meeting Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Congregational members encouraged to attend.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2020 GRADUATES:  The Trinity Lutheran Church College Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are active members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Nampa, Idaho. This scholarship must be used at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university or an accredited trade school within the academic year following their high school graduation. It is to be used for tuition, books or other education related fees.  This scholarship is supported by the Trinity Lutheran Church (TLC) congregation and the TLC Youth Program. The monetary value* funded by TLC for this scholarship will total $500. This will be given out or divided between one or more students recommended to the church council by the youth committee for final approval based on their Trinity Lutheran Church College Scholarship Application.  Scholarship applications are available to download here- Trinity Lutheran Church College Scholarship_2020 Applicants must complete the application form and return it to the church office before February 15 of their graduating year.  Criteria for award selection will be based on completed application and 2 letters of recommendation.  Applicants will be notified by mail in April if they are to receive the award [whole or partial].  Recipients will be recognized at the High School Graduate Recognition Sunday in May.

EMAILS: If you aren’t receiving emails of church notices and the monthly Epistle and would like to, please leave your email address on the attendance sheet or with the office, and you will be added to the distribution list.

Julie Haugen is sending cards to members who have lost someone or are hospitalized, and in other circumstances in which a card may be appropriate.  Please contact Julie if you know of a situation that may apply.