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					                          Trinity Lutheran Church
                                                 106 W. Penn Street, Bedford, PA 15522
                                         Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-5:00 pm
                                          phone: (814) 623-8813 Fax: (814) 623-1361
                                               e-mail: trinitylutheran2@embarqmail.com
                                                         www.trinitylutheranbedford.com

                                     February 7, 2010
                                  (+ = Times of Corporate Worship)

                                   This Week...
Sunday (7)     + Epiphany 5 ~ Eucharists: 8:30 & 11:00 am
                 Sunday School w/ Children: 9:45 am
                 Adult Forum: 9:45 am
                 Youth “Super-Bowl Party”: 6:00 pm (at Aaronson’s)
Tuesday (9)    + Matins & Bible Study: 10:00 am
                 Faith and Fun Club: 3:15 pm
                 Free Community Dinner: (St. Thomas) serving @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday (10)   Bell Choir Rehearsal: 6:00 pm
               + Vespers: 7:00 pm
                 Anthem Choir Rehearsal: 7:30 pm
Thursday (11)    Youth Overnight “Lock-in”: begins at 8:00 pm (thru 8:00 am Friday)
                                   Next Week…
Sunday (14)    + The Transfiguration of our Lord ~ Eucharists: 8:30 & 11:00 am
                 Sunday School w/ Children: 9:45 am
                 Adult Forum: 9:45 am
Monday (15)      Diners & Travelers Lunch & Tour at Homewood/Spring House: Noon
Tuesday (16)   + Matins & Bible Study: 10:00 am
                 Faith and Fun Club: 3:15 pm
                 Free Community Dinner: (Trinity) serving @ 5:30 pm
                 Fastnacht Pancake Dinner & Presidential Newlywed Game: 6:30 pm
Wednesday (17) + Ash Wednesday Liturgy: 7:30 am
                 Bell Choir Rehearsal: 6:00 pm
               + Ash Wednesday Liturgy: 7:00 pm
                 Cantata Choir & Anthem Choir Rehearsals: 7:30 pm
Saturday (20)    Women of Trinity Retreat at Bedford Springs: 9:00 am-3:00 pm


                         Please Join Us for Fellowship & Refreshments
                                                   in Trinity Hall !
                                           ~ Every Sunday at 9:30 am ~
                              “Thank you” to this morning’s host: Judd & Beverly Landis
                           If you enjoy sharing in this weekly fellowship time, please
                                       sign up to take your turn as a host!
 Growing Years Child Day Care Ministry at Trinity
  Administered by Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries
      Monday through Friday, 6:30 am-5:30 pm
     For More Information & Registration Details
                      call 623-2096



                         “Souper Bowl of Caring” – Special $$ Collection for World
                          Hunger...
                          Sunday, February 7...
                          Please share generously with the special “Souper Bowl of Sharing”
                          offering which our youth are coordinating following both morning
                          liturgies this morning. Our gifts will be shared with the people who
                                           are served through the ministries of the ELCA’s
      World Hunger
                          Appeal.


Welcome! ~ Scouts of Penn Woods Council...
 We share a special welcome with the Scouts and Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America’s
 Penn Woods Council as they gather to worship with us this morning.


Thank You for Your Generosity to the Ministries of Trinity!
... During 2009, Parishioners and Friends contributed with growth and generosity to the
    ministries of Trinity. With these gifts we fulfilled our God-given mission of proclaiming
    the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 2009’s contributions to our Regular Parish Ministries
    amounted to $274,142 which reflected growth of $14,764, or 5.7%, over the previous
    year. THANK YOU for sharing so generously!

...   Finance & Stewardship Committee also notes:
       Expenditures for the year (i.e ministries accomplished) totaled $274,338.55, which
        reflects a decrease of $27,759, or 10.1%, in comparison with 2008. This decrease
        was realized primarily through savings in pastoral ministry expenses.
       No dollars from our Invested Assets were used to fund our Regular Parish Ministries
        this year! (This amount exceeded $30,000 annually over the past 3 years.) This is a
        very positive accomplishment!
       We reduced our mortgage balance in 2009 by almost $45,000, to $302,074. With
        funds on hand, we still need c. $150,000 to complete our obligation.
       $16,900 was advanced through our regular giving, and an additional $10,080 was
        shared in special gifts to support local, regional, and global ministries beyond the
        congregation.
       THANK YOU, once again, for your faithful generosity and support of our ministries!
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      Without a doubt, many lives have been touched by our witness.
            Free Community Dinner Notes...
            Every Tuesday ~ Serving from 5:30-6:30 pm
            Ministering to the needs of our community, Trinity is working with our
            neighboring churches to provide a “Free Community Dinner” to those who would
            appreciate the support. Dinner is served, every Tuesday, at Trinity.
 ... This Tuesday (2/9) St Thomas Roman Catholic Church will be serving the meal.
... Trinity will be serving the meal on Tuesday, 2/16 (prior to the congregation’s
     Fastnacht dinner)... While our Church Council is taking the lead in this project, extra
     hands and helpers would be a great help... A sign up sheet is in Trinity Hall.


                         Worship & Music Ministries

Matins ~ Morning Prayer...
Tuesday mornings; 10:00 am
  The Office of Morning Prayer is an ancient liturgy of readings, prayers, and canticles
  which invites us to give thanks to God in the morning hours as our day begins. Please
  join us in Trinity Hall and plan to stay for our weekly Bible Study which follows the liturgy.

Vespers ~ Evening Prayer...
Wednesday evenings; 7:00 pm
  This serene and contemplative liturgy is marked by candlelight, melodic canticles (songs
  from the scriptures), prayers, and readings. For parishioners and friends seeking a mid-
  week time of reflective corporate worship, this liturgy is renewing and fulfilling.

                       The 40 Days of Lent begin February 17 ~ Ash Wednesday
                       Morning Liturgy: 7:30 am / Evening Liturgy: 7:00 pm
                       We’ll gather for Confession & the Imposition of Ashes as we begin the
                       solemn season of Lent, days in which we seek the Sprit’s aid to
                       conform our lives more faithfully to our Lord’s way of Prayer, Fasting,
                       and Charity which leads to fullness of Life. Please Note: Both
                       liturgies (morning and evening) will be held in the Nave and both will
                       conclude within ½ hour. Please plan to join us!

“In the Breaking of the Bread” ~ A Passion-Easter Cantata, by Terry Osman
Rehearsals begin (Ash) Wednesday, February 17; 7:30 pm
   Beginning Ash Wednesday, (February 17), the first 15-20 minutes of Anthem Choir
   rehearsals will be dedicated to this very special composition which reflects on the Passion,
   Death, and Resurrection of our Lord. Youth and Adult Parishioners who enjoy singing are
   invited to be a part of this unique contemplative and festive work. We’ll sing the Cantata
   as part of the Sunday Morning Liturgies the Sunday after Easter (April 11).

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Abbreviated Sunday Eucharists...
Upcoming Gathering: February 21; 12:30 pm
  These liturgies are celebrated approximately every 3 weeks in Trinity Hall and are kept to
  about 20-25 minutes. Parishioners and friends for whom it is difficult to get going in the
  morning or for whom the lengthier liturgies are prohibitive, find these the perfect
  opportunities to be a part of corporate worship around Word & Sacrament.

Add Your Voice to The Song !
An Invitation to Join One of our Choirs...
  Our parish musician’s would love to welcome you into our music ministries... All Choirs
  are inter-generational and invite the participation of youth and adults. Enjoy the friendship
  of fellow-musicians and share your talents as an offering to the Lord!
  ...Anthem Choir... Rehearses: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm ~ Sings: Sundays at 8:30 am
  ...Liturgical Choir ... Rehearses: Sundays at 10:30 am ~ Sings: Sundays at 11:00 am
  ...Handbell Choir... Rehearses: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
                          Plays: 4th Sunday at alternating 8:30/11:00 liturgies.


    Children & Youth Learning & Fellowship Ministries
                  ... Sunday Morning Sunday School ~ 9:45 am ...

... Preschool Children (mainly 3 & 4 year olds) gathers weekly for Bible Stories, Crafts,
    Songs, Socialization, and Activities.
... Elementary Grade Children (K-2 & 3-5) during January we’re continuing our focus on
    “God Cares for us, so we care for others”, in which we explore Bible stories and make
    visits among some of our local homebound neighbors. Then, beginning in February
    (during Lent), we’ll start focusing toward the Cross and Resurrection of our Lord and
    working on an Easter Play, which we’ll share with the congregation on Easter Sunday
    (April 4) during our All Parish Easter Breakfast 7 Egg Hunt. Please see Jill Aaronson
    with any questions.
... Middle School & Sr High Youth meet (in separate classes) for a variety of
    contemporary studies and discussions about living a life of Christian Faith... Class
    leaders are Barb Short, Vr Tormod, Beth Hullihen, and Jill Aaronson.

Youth’s Super Bowl Party...
Sunday, February 7; 6:00 pm
Hosted by Jill Aaronson ~ 110 Arandale Street
   Jill and her family will be hosting a Super Bowl Party for Middle School & Sr High Youth
   and friends at their home. Come and watch the Saints and the Colts battle for the win!
   Bring along some snacks and/or drinks to share... See Jill with any questions. A sign up
   sheet is in Trinity Hall.
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Faith & Fun Club
Tuesdays; 3:15-4:30 pm
    Faith and Fun is our after-school fellowship and learning ministry with children in grades
    K-5. Charter Bus Transportation is provided from the Bedford Elementary School. Adult
    and youth helpers have a great time with the kids! Pre-Registration forms are available
    in Trinity Hall as are the special release forms which are required by the school. Please
    call the Church Office or see Jill Aaronson with any questions.

Youth Overnight “Lock-In”...
Middle School and Sr high Youth are Welcome!
Thursday, February 11, 8:00 pm to 8:00 am Friday Morning
   Bring along a sleeping bag and a pillow... We’ll spend the
   night at the Church with friends... Games, snacks, and all
   sorts of activities are planned... Please register on the
   sign up sheet in Trinity Hall. See Jill with any questions.




               Adult Learning & Fellowship Ministries
Adult Forum ~ Sunday Morning Studies ~ 9:45 am
“Faith Practices – Faith Lives”
New Adult Forum Topic Begins Sunday, February 7
   Spiritual Growth doesn’t just happen. Like most positive things in life, It takes
   commitment, practice and discipline... Through these presentations and discussions,
   we’ll explore a variety of Faith Practices, such as Prayer, Bible Reading, Worship,
   Giving, Witnessing, and others, which have long been central to our Spiritual Formation
   as Christian People. Please pass the word, invite a friend, and plan to join us in Trinity
   Hall. See Pr Short for more details.

Mid-Week Bible Study...
Tuesday, 10:00 am
    Bible Study is one of the most basic Christian Disciplines and
    is the mark of a devout and maturing Faith...
... Our weekday Bible Study (which we begin with Morning Prayer/
    Matins), explores the readings of the Sunday Lectionary which were
    read at the previous Sunday Morning’s liturgy, to more fully
    appreciate the texts, their images, and their implications for Christian
    Faith & Living. Bring along a Bible, invite a friend, and join us!




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Diners & Travelers Fellowship Ministry...
Lunch in the Restaurant and Tour of Homewood at Spring House Estates
Monday, February 15 ; Noon ~ Reservations by Friday, February 12, please
... We’ll travel out Route 30 east of town, and enjoy lunch in the Restaurant at Homewood
    at Spring House Estates. The Restaurant is located on the 1st floor of the 3-story
    Apartment Building which is at the end of the main drive through the campus.
... Menu choices for the day include 3 Main Course Options – BLT, Grilled Chicken Salad,
    and Lasagna... All main dishes will come with sides, drinks, and desserts for $6.00 (all
    inclusive of tax and tip).
... Come along, and meet some new neighbors and renew old friendships.
... A sign up sheet is in Trinity Hall (please be sure to designate your menu choices).
... “Thanks!” ~ to Ron & Mary Johnson for coordinating the lunch details...

Fastnacht XIV... “Pancake Dinner & Presidential Newlywed Game”
 Tuesday, February 16; Dinner at 6:30 pm
... Come out and join us for our annual Pancake Dinner, served by Church Council, at 6:30
    pm, followed by the “Presidential Newlywed Game”, where our host, Bob “Rick” Eubanks,
    will interview 4 of Trinity’s recent-past Council Presidents and their “first-mates”, as they
    compete for valuable prizes!
... The Council will also be serving the same menu for the “Free Community Dinner”
    ministry in the Social Room this same evening at 5:30 pm. So – please be aware that
    seating may not be available much before 6:15 pm...
... A sign up sheet for dinner reservations is in Trinity Hall.


A Special, One-Day “Winter Retreat” for Women of the Parish...
... Theme: "A Waiting in the Winter"
... Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
... Place: The Bedford Springs
... Waiting denotes “pausing”, “staying with”, “serving”, “patiently
     anticipating”... all for a definite purpose. Waiting implies thoughtfulness,
     real care, and a sacred trust of faith in God. We’ve recruited a special
     retreat leader, Janet McKelvey (Linda McElroy’s sister), who will come
     among us and lead us in the day’s theme.
... Please come to the women's retreat and pause for a while. Learn, once again, the
     importance of waiting on yourself, waiting on others, and waiting upon God. This time
     will be creative and refreshing, and definitely worth your while.
... The event will include refreshments & drinks throughout the day and lunch, as well as
     the presentations and all necessary resources. Cost is $35.00
... Registration is limited to the 1st 30 paid Reservations (checks payable to Trinity,
     please)... Please see Marlene Claycomb or Barb Short on Sunday mornings, or Kathie
     in the Church office during the week.
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Adult Nite Out Fellowship
Dinner at “Creek-side Inn” (Roaring Spring)
Friday, February 26; 6:30 pm
... Adults of the parish are invited to gather for a casual dinner together at the Creekside
    Inn, off I-99 at the Roaring Spring Exit #23... We’ll order from the menu and enjoy our
    meal together at our reserved tables.
... Please pass the word and encourage friends to join us. A sign up sheet is in Trinity Hall.

Theology 0n Tap... (please note the new re-scheduled date!)
Dinner, Fellowship & Conversation with Younger Couples and Singles...
Tuesday, March 2; 6:15 pm ~ Bedford Hotel & Tavern (Pitt Street)
    As the world continues to reach out to care for the people of Haiti, we’re hearing a lot
    about the awesome power of the quake – and some refer to such events as “Acts of
    God”... So, let’s talk about the nature of God and the Divine Attribute of “Power”.
... Drop an email or call Pr Short if you’re planning to join us, so adequate seats are
    prepared. Be sure to remind and invite friends.


                   2 Trinity Book Clubs ~ Daytime and Evening Groups...
                   Trinity Book Club now has 2 sessions – a day-time gathering and an
                   evening gathering. Thanks to Pat Macchiarolo for her coordinating efforts.
                   We’re reading books which lend themselves to faith-nurturing discussions.
                   Daytime Group’s Next Gathering... Tuesday, March 2, 1:30 pm:
                       The group will meet at Hebrews and discuss “I Can’t Wait To Get To
                       Heaven” by Fannie Flagg
                   Evening Group’s Next Gathering... Monday, March 8; 6:30 pm:
                        The group will meet in the Senior High Classroom and discuss “The
                        Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom.



                               Outreach Ministries

                              February’s Highlighted Ministry and Special Appeal...

                                  The Ministries of the ELCA’s World Hunger Appeal
                                    Providing food for hungry people across the country
                                                   and around the world!
                                  Please share generously with this very special ministry
                                      of the Church through the weeks of February.
                                  Special Envelopes are in Trinity Hall and with the Ushers
                                   (checks payable to “Trinity Lutheran Church”, please)
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Bedford Food Outreach
Distribution Day: Friday, February 19, 2010; 9: 30-11:30 am
... The upcoming distribution will be held at the Bedford Church of the Brethren, along
    Donahoe Manor Road.
... Contact Dan Kerr (623-6384) to learn how you can get involved.

And ~ While you’re shopping, please remember the needs of those who are hungry...
... Directly inside the Penn Street Door to the Narthex is the collection area for food items
     which we share with local neighbors, primarily through the ministry of “Bedford Food
     Outreach”. When you’re doing your shopping, please remember the needs of those in
     our community who could benefit from your compassion and generosity... There is not a
     more-basic act of Christian Charity than feeding those who are hungry...
... Over the next few months, please share any of the following items:
     + Boxed Mac & Cheese + Canned Soups                        + Peanut Butter &/or Jelly
     + Spaghetti &/or Sauce      + Skillet Dinners              + Breakfast Cereals
     + Canned Tuna               + Canned Vegetables            + Canned Fruit
... Please see Dan Kerr with any questions or to volunteer to serve at the monthly
    distribution.

                                              Thanks to the efforts of or youth and the
                                              generosity of many parishioners and friends,
                                              we have gathered gifts of $3,287.63 in
                                              special offerings to date!
                                              Let’s continue to share generously of our
                                              resources as the need continues...

 ... All parishioners and friends may make special offerings via designated gifts to Trinity
     Lutheran Church. Please be sure to note "Haiti" on the envelope and/or memo line of
     your check. 100% of all gifts received will be directed to the work of the ELCA Disaster
     Response Ministries in this region. This ministry of the ELCA has already committed
     over $250,000 and hopes to direct (at least) another $500,000 for food, water, shelter
     and medical treatment as gifts are received. While gifts are needed immediately, donors
     are also encouraged to share gifts through mid-March.
... Thrivent Members (those with Thrivent Financial for Lutheran Policies or Investments)
     have a unique opportunity to share. Thrivent members may choose to call Thrivent at
     800-236-3736. When prompted, please say "DIRECTORY", then enter extension
     83003. Your gifts will be included in a special offering which will be supplemented with a
     special grant of $1 for every $2 shared, up to $1,000,000 (1 million) dollars. Please be
     clear that only gifts made by Thrivent Members through this special Thrivent call-in
     number are eligible to be included in the supplemental gift program.
... All gifts, small and large, will be appreciated. Thank you for considering the needs of
     those in such a difficult situation and providing for their aid through your compassion and
     generosity in whatever way you deem faithful.
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A New Outreach Ministry to Support our Troops Stationed on Foreign Bases...
   Manufacturer Coupons for Name-Brand Grocery, Household and Personal Care Items
   will be gathered in a special bin in Trinity Hall... These coupons will be donated (via the
   local Military Mothers organization) to troops and their families who are stationed on
   over-seas military bases. Please clip the coupons as you would for regular use, and
   bring them to the collection bin in Trinity Hall. Word is the troops and their families
   greatly appreciate these resources! See Michelle Plush or Mike Macchiarolo, chairs of
   the “Outreach Ministry Team” with any questions.

American Cancer Society ~ Bedford Chapter...
“Daffodil Days”...
    Parishioners and Friends are invited to support the work of the local chapter of the
    American Cancer Society, and those who are served, by sponsoring daffodils in memory
    or honor of loved ones or friends... A $10.00 donation provides a bunch of 10 flowers.
... Special Envelopes are in Trinity Hall and with the ushers in the rear of the nave to
    receive your sponsorships and note your intentions. Orders must be received by Sunday,
    February 21. The flowers will adorn the Church on Sunday, March 21. Please contact
    the Church Office with any questions.


          Church Council & Ministry Teams & Notes...
2010 Church Council... “Thanks!” to the parishioners who are sharing their time and giving
leadership to our ministries this year as Council Members and Committee & Ministry Team
Coordinators! Please join and support them in their efforts!
   Officers: President: Marlene Claycomb, Vice President: Barbara Dikum, Secretary: Lisa
   Hagenbuch, and Treasurer: Erick Seager
   Ministry Team Leadership: Worship Ministries: Connie Claycomb & Ron Scott, Children
   & Youth Ministries: Barbara Dikum & Jill Aaronson, Adult & All Parish Ministries: Lisa
   Hagenbuch & Brenda Jennings, Outreach Ministries: Michelle Plush & Mike Macchiarolo,
   and Property Team: Chris Turner & Dave Betts.

Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, February 22; 6:00 pm
    2010 Council/Congregational Officers will be meeting (in the Parish House) for their first
    meeting of the year. Serving on this year’s Executive Committee are Marlene Claycomb
    (President), Barbara Dikum (Vice-President), Lisa Hagenbuch (Secretary), Erick Seager
    (Treasurer), and Pastor Short.
... The Executive Committee has appointed an ad hoc committee of 2 current council
    members, 2 past council presidents, and 2 members of the Executive Committee to
    reflect on concerns and thoughts shared at the December 2009 Annual Congregational
    Meeting. This ad hoc team will share a report of thoughts and recommendations with the

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   Parish Council when they’ve completed their work, most likely this Spring.
                                   Other Notes...

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans – Bedford County Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, February 9; 6:30 pm (Trinity Lutheran Church, Bedford ~ Trinity Hall)
  The local chapter oversees “Care in Community Grants” and other local projects and
  ministries of “Thrivent”. Please contact Dr Jerry Gronborg, the Chapter President, at
  623-6157, for more information or with any questions.

An Opportunity to Gather in Prayer for Christian Unity...
Sunday, February 14; 3:00 pm ~ Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona
... Bishop Gregory, Bishop Adamec (Roman Catholic) and Metropolitan Nicholas
    (Orthodox), invite the Faithful of their synods and diocese to join with them at the
    Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, for a service of corporate worship and
    prayer. Please contact the Church Office if you need more information.

Free Financial Management Informational Seminar...
Tuesday, February 23; 11:00 am
   Renee Krider, Financial Advisor for the Homewood Retirement Community, will present a
   one hour informational seminar on “Ten Common Financial Mistakes and Saving Money
   in Tough Economic Times.” The seminar will be held at Homewood at Spring House, 150
   Victoria Ave., Everett, in the Community Room of the new apartment complex and is open
   to the public, free of charge. For more information contact Jan Walent at 623-0349.

Sponsors for 2010 Weekly Altar Flowers, Missionary, Bulletins, and Sanctuary Lamp...
  Parishioners and friends are invited to sponsor the Altar Flowers which adorn the church
  each Sunday and are delivered to parishioners in special circumstances, our
  congregation’s Missionaries to Africa, the Sunday Worship Pamphlets & Announcements,
  and the Sanctuary Lamp which illumines the Tabernacle.
    Sponsors, and those in whose memory or honor their gift has been shared, are noted
       in the weekly Church Announcements.
    The prices of these weekly sponsorships have been updated for 2010 to more
       accurately reflect the costs of these different opportunities.
       ... Chancel Flowers... $40.00 (includes both vases)
       ... Missionary to Africa... $25.00
       ... Sunday Bulletins... $20.00
       ... Sanctuary Lamp... $5.00
    Sign up sheets are located on the table in the rear of Trinity Hall.
    Please contact the Church Office with any questions.




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                    Trinity’s Transportation Ministry Team provides rides to the 11:00
                    am liturgy every Sunday. A team of “drivers” takes turns and provides
                    round-trip service from any home or senior living community in the
                    Bedford community. Please call the Church Office (623-8813) by
                    Thursday if you would like to be included on the weekend’s route.
                    ... A Few More Drivers would be greatly appreciated and will enable
this ministry to continue!!! If you would like to share in this ministry as a driver, you’ll be
included on a very flexible schedule about once every 5 weeks. There is plenty of back-up
support for last minute changes, and you’ll be serving an incredibly appreciative group of
parishioners! Please check with John Beamer, Allison Martin, or the Church Office...

                                  Daily Devotions
Resources for Daily Devotions are Available in Trinity Hall...
... “Portals of Prayer” (Daily Devotions for Adults ~ regular and large print)
... “Davey & Goliath’s Devotions” (Daily Devotions for families with Children)
... Please visit www.luthersem.edu/godpause for daily devotions. While at this site, you can
    register for daily devotions to be emailed to you.

... Please – search out and develop ways to engage the Scriptures as a
    regular part of your daily living. Along with daily prayers of
    thanksgiving, daily intercessions for the needs of neighbors and
    friends, and faithful participation in the Worship Life of the Parish, you
    will experience the blessings and richness of the Christian Life. In addition to our
    Tuesday Morning Bible Study and Adult Forums, there are various printed resources in
    Trinity Hall and even more “on-line” (check out www.luthersem.edu/godpause) to guide
    you in this Spiritual Discipline.

Bible Readings ~ as we prepare to Worship Next Sunday...
  Sunday, February 14 ~ The Transfiguration Of Our Lord (C): Exodus 24:29-35; Psalm 99;
  2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36 [37-43]

                     ~ ~ ~ ~ ~         ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
                      Worship Attendance & Offerings
                         This Past Week ~ through February 5, 2010
                                        Attendance: 212
                                 Tithes & Offerings: $ 4,659.25
                 Tithes and Offerings to Date in support of our Ministries...
                    Given as of 2/5/2010:                    $ 23,986.75
                    Congregation’s Goal for 3/31/20009:      $ 69,700.00
                 May our Worship and Tithes be an out-pouring of gratitude
               in response to our Lord’s gracious gifts of Life and Salvation.
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                      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~          ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
                   Parishioners are invited to request the prayers of the Church on behalf of
                   themselves, family members, and friends. Please contact the Church Office
                   by Thursday afternoon to be remembered in the weekend’s prayers....
                   ... Parishioners and friends of the parish who would appreciate pastoral
                   visitation and/or prayer while hospitalized are asked to share their desire by
                   contacting Pr Short through the Church Office.


The Church...
... For all servants of the Church, especially Bishop Gregory, Pr Andrew & Barbara Hinderlie
    (Missionaries to Africa), and all who labor for the sake for the Gospel.
... For the Ministries of The ELCA’s World Hunger Appeal, especially those who guide these
    ministries, those who are served, and those who share in support of the needs of the hungry.

The World and Our Nation...
... Leaders of the nations of the world and all who govern, especially the President, the members
    of Congress, the Courts of our Land, and our state and local officials.
... For the people of Haiti, aid workers, and those who contribute of their resources to provide
    resources and assistance.
... Those serving, at home and over-seas, in the armed forces.
... Families experiencing financial strife.

Parishioners and Family & Friends in Special Circumstances...
... Phyllis Strawn, Jeanette Croner, Dena Imler, Zac Claycomb, Wayne Miller, Betty Ritchey,
    Tom Cox
... This Week ~ John Palovchalk (Dave Wertz’s friend), Randy & Kim Saeler (Vicky Gould’s
    nephew & niece), Emily Deremer (Trinity Book Club friend), Kelle Johnson (Ron & Mary’s
    daughter-in-law), Cathey Clawson (Larissa Rose’s friend)
... Continued from January 31 ~ Audrey Coleman (Cyndee Ford’s & Tanya Replogle’s mother),
    Joe Lafferty (Dot Keller’s brother)
... Continued from January 24 ~ Diane Johnson (Kay Moriarty’s friend), Roy T. Way (Eleanor
    Green’s neighbor)

Rest Eternal Grant Them, O Lord…
  Heather Miller (1/29 – Pat Brenner’s friend), Jessica Rose Saeler (1/17 Vicky Gould’s great-
  niece), Sandi Kemmett (1/12 Barb Debski’s friend), Dick Bugle (1/3), Kathryn Pearson (1/1
  Ruth Fry’s aunt), Grace Feger (12/25 Carol Feather’s aunt), Jim Lewis (12/9 Carol Feather’s
  cousin), Pr Jim McCormick (12/8 Lutheran Pastor), Shirley Kilby (12/5 Julie Claycomb’s friend)

To The Glory of God…
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... Our Missionaries, Pr Andrew & Barb Hinderlie, are sponsored in honor of James Sunbury’s 8
    birthday by Fred & Arlene Fluke.




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