Announcements and Activities

STEWARDSHIP OF OUR WORDS ABOUT MONEY – is the September Year-Round Stewardship emphasis. Today’s prompt: what was your first “adult” job? Was it something you (as a child) had envisioned yourself doing? Did you view this job as a step toward something better (later) or was it a job that you could work at for a while? What did you learn about money, yourself, and other people while working at this job? Think about that memory a little, then tell that memory to someone this week.

GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS PART ONE:  West Middle School’s new principal, Chance Whitmore would like help with school supplies this year.  Our collection boxes are in the narthex again.  We will assemble the donations Sunday, September 22nd, and deliver them to West on Monday, September 23rd.  Thanks so much for your help. West Middle School Student Supply List  2019-2020:  -composition notebooks  -1” binder –Pencils -Loose leaf paper  -Highlighters -Pocket folders -Box colored pencils -Glue sticks –Earbuds -Kleenex

GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS PART TWO: School has started and with it comes some concerns for our West Middle School students: anxiety issues involving new classes, teachers and friends, expectations, supplies needed, clothing, food, homelessness, etc. Please consider writing a thoughtful inspiration note on the goldenrod piece of paper in your bulletin and place it in the Inspiration Box to be delivered to West on Monday, 9/23. Thanks for caring for our neighbors.

GARDEN HARVESTING SCHEDULE:  Trinity- Monday: 6:00 p.m.  Thursday: 8:00 a.m.  Saturday:  8:00 a.m. Canyon Springs- Monday: 8:00 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m.  Garden harvest as of September 8th- 3,078 lbs.

BORDER IMMERSION PROGRAM TRIP: An ELCA church in El Paso TX is offering this program to educate participants about border issues through shared learning, experience, work and prayer.  We are very close to reaching our minimum of persons wanting to be part of this experience.  Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Boise is organizing this trip to give the opportunity to faith communities and other interested people.  This week long program runs November 9-16, 2019.  Estimated cost is $1200, which includes flights.  Commitment deadline is Sunday Sept. 22nd.  Check out their web site: click on video to learn more.   Each participant will be paying their own way to this program.  See Pastor John if you are interested.

TAKE A HIKE:  Hike Gott’s Point, King fisher Trail (near Lake Lowell)  while Pastor Meggan is hiking the Black Hills.  September 22nd.  We will leave after church, about 11:30.  Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, and wear protective clothing and closed-toe walking shoes.  No need to sign up, just show up.  See Steve VanAtter for additional information.

HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR COMING SOON:  We invite everyone to participate in our 18th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, which will be held on November 2 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 1, 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!  Click here for the invitation letter.  Click here for the registration form.

SIGN UP IN THE NARTHEX:  A One-Day Memoir Writing Workshop with Susan Rowe here at Trinity Lutheran Church, Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Lunch will be provided.

FALL FINANCIAL PLEDGE CAMPAIGN: Your 2020 pledge card is in your church mailbox. Many people have already turned in their pledge cards (THANK YOU!!). Some of you are holding them until next Sunday, also known as Commitment Sunday. If you have not yet completed your pledge card, we encourage you to prayerfully consider your 2020 offerings to Trinity, complete the card and return it during September. Thanks so much!

Di Seba is attending the RETREAT AT LUTHER HEIGHTS September  20-22.  If you want to carpool contact Di.

EQUAL EXCHANGE:  Sale date is 9/22.

WHETHER YOU ATTENDED  the July Storytelling Workshop or not, we know that YOU have a story to tell……..and would love to have you put that in the form of an Advent Daily Devotion entry for our 2019 edition. The deadline is October 20th, but we would gladly accept early entries!

HAVE YOU LEFT PASTOR A STORY?  Time’s running out!  Please write about a time where Pastor Meggan has really helped you, a funny story of a time you’ve shared together or just let her know you care.  There are notecards and a submission box on a table in the choir loft.  Last day to leave a note is Sunday, September 29.  Questions?  Contact Janet Metzger.

FUNDRAISER for parking lot and roof.  We are doing an envelope fundraiser to raise funds for resurfacing the parking lot (June 7) and our new roof (sometime in 2020). Look for envelopes decorated as shingles and parking spots in the hallway. The first $5,500 raised will pay for the parking lot and the other funds raised will go towards the roof. Thanks go Julie Haugen and Janet Metzger for heading up this fundraiser.

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.