Announcements and Activities

CHURCH COUNCIL:  The next Church Council meeting will be 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th.

EQUAL EXCHANGE Sale Dates will be January 20 and February 3, 10, & 24.

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN KIDS – During the sermon, hymn of the day, Creed, and Prayers of the Intercession (the time when it is hardest to sit still!) our youngest worshipers are invited to join Amanda Hanson for a story and lesson in the Sunday School classroom. They will usually return to worship during or shortly after the Passing of the Peace. Please talk with Amanda or Pastor Meggan if you have questions.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS WORKSHOP: Jan. 26th, 9am-4:30pm. $14. Lunch provided.  Spiritual gifts are God’s abilities, planted in each of us, that God uses for God’s good purposes.  It’s a core part of faithful discipleship!  You’ll learn about 32 different spiritual gifts, how to identify them in yourself and spot them in others.  Sign up in narthex or contact Vicar Mia at mcrosthwaite001@luthersem.edu.

WOMEN’S LUNCHEON:  The Women’s Luncheon for January will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 29th at Shari’s Restaurant.  Please contact Margretta Spady to RSVP.

BUDGET Q & A SUNDAY:  Join members of church council after worship on January 20th in the Koinonia Room to review the 2019 proposed line item budget and mission budget. Get all of your questions answered before our annual meeting January 27.  Copies of the Annual Report (including the budget information) will be available.

TRINITY NEW HOPE  Inc. Annual Meeting is Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  Trinity New Hope is a big part of Trinity Lutheran Church’s mission.  We encourage the congregation to attend.

A NEW EVENING PRAYER ARRANGEMENT: During Lent 2019 we will be singing composer Ray Makeever’s setting of evening prayer, titled “Joyous Light.” Many of us know Makeever through his very singable Communion hymn “We Come to the Hungry Feast.” In preparation for this new setting, an ensemble will be learning “Joyous Light” after worship on Sundays in February. Please join us as we continue the tradition of learning new music at Trinity. Meet back by the organ after worship beginning Feb. 3.

TRAINING FOR HOME COMMUNION MINISTERS:  The time has come to equip a group of people who can help serve our homebound members. We currently have seven homebound members (some in skilled nursing and several in homes). Training will include one evening learning about/reviewing Holy Communion and another evening where we discuss practices and tools for an effective visit. My goal is to visit our members every-other month, with Home Communion Ministers visiting the opposite months. Training will be Wednesdays Feb. 6 and 20 at 6:30pm.

SIGN-UPS:  The 2019 Flower Chart is ready for people to sign up.  It is hanging behind the 2018 chart.  The Wine/Eternal Candle charts are almost full and are on the bulletin board on the long hallway. The sign-up sheets for church cleaning and Fellowship Time for 2019 are posted at the east end of the Fellowship Hall.  Sign up now to get those dates you’ve always wanted.

if you plan to use OFFERING ENVELOPES in 2019 and have not yet requested some, please visit the Stewardship table in the narthex today. There are packets of 13 (for monthly givers), 26 (for those giving twice a month), and full boxes.

CHECK YOUR MAILBOX:  Please remember to check your church mailbox as there may be some relevent information for you.

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.