A Newsletter for members of Trinity Lutheran Church
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From the Pastor... November 2012
November 2 & 3 is the Annual Charity Garage Sale at 200 Riverside
Dr., Edgewater, to benefit Gifts of Love and Cudas Unhooked.
Remember to turn your clocks back on Saturday night, November 3, or risk
being early for church and missing out on an extra hour of sleep!
On Nov. 3 & 4 we celebrate the Festival of All Saints, remembering the
faithful who now rest from their labors. We will include special mention of
those who have entered eternal rest during the past twelve months. Trinity’s
“Memorial Book” will be on the narthex table for anyone who wishes to write
a special name or remembrance of a loved one who has joined the church
Nov. 17 & 18 is WELCA Thankoffering weekend!
Wednesday, November 21, 7 p.m., Thanksgiving Eve Service
In my office is a “Final Celebration File,” which contains information people fill out to
assist family members at the time of their death. The five-page form includes
instructions about who is to be contacted at the time of death, what funeral home will
handle the arrangements, where memorials are to be given, wishes for the worship
service and burial, biographical material, thoughts about organ donation, etc. The form
was approved by the Health Committee in 2007, and completed copies are kept in my
confidential file until they are needed.
Completing this form in advance will greatly assist your loved ones when they are
grieving. Copies of the form are available in the church office.
This is eternal life, that they may know you,
the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent (John 17:3).
From the worship planning resource Sundays and Seasons: November gives
us space to pull out our church’s family album, to remember where we came
from and where we’re going. Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further, it is by
standing on the shoulders of the giants.” The church’s giants—the saints, our
church family—are uplifted in November with a force unlike any other part of
the church year. Saints (from the Latin sanctus, meaning “holy”), rather than
being viewed as martyrs or famous Christians who have died, are God’s holy
people, living or dead, who have been baptized into Christ. Notice that Paul and
other scripture writers always talked about saints in the plural—the
community of God’s holy people. November gives us opportunity to delve more
fully into this definition of a saint, and to discover how a saint lives within God’s
The saints of the past and present are the ones who gave birth to our faith; who
have given us words to describe our faith; whose lives, by example, help us to
live out our faith; who have shown us how to express our faith to others and to
ourselves; who have taught us how to fight for our beliefs and to care for
others. There is certainly strength in knowing that there have been saints
before us—that we can learn from the stories of those who have walked this
path—and we discover yet again that our God is the same God they
There is also a sense of humility in realizing that his picture, with all the saints,
is so large, so old, so methodical, and that we are a part of a long journey and
ongoing story. Looking at the saints and where we sit in that picture both
inspires us to live out our lives in holiness and to get outside of ourselves for a
moment to catch a glimpse of God’s plan for the world.
+ Attention Winter Guests: You are invited to join the Trinity choir while you are living in the
area, even if only for a short time. We are always happy to welcome new singers. Choir
rehearsals are each Wednesday at 7pm in the fellowship hall. Please let me know of your interest
and I’ll have music ready for you to use at our next rehearsal.
+ Our handbell choir needs an additional ringer to be our regular “substitute.” If you are a good
music reader, please consider this invitation and talk to me about it as soon as possible.
+ Thanksgiving Eve instrumentalists: Again this year you are invited to play for our
Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 21 at 7 pm. Please let me know [in advance,
please] if you are planning to participate so I can prepare a music folder for you. We will play on
some of the hymns for the service. So, If you don’t play your instrument regularly, now is the time
to find it and make sure it still works properly!
+ Mark your calendars! We’re having a Psalm-Fest on Sunday, January 27,
2013 at 3:30 pm. Pastor Chuck Weinrich will be the narrator with musical
leadership by our choir.
Cantate Domino! (Sing to the Lord!)
Help Keep Trinity Hearts Healthy!
We are all so grateful that Pastor Don is back at Trinity! And it also
makes up think more about heart health. Perhaps we could do a little more
at Trinity to help keep our hearts healthy so that we can be strong in the
service of the Lord.
We all know that one of the keys to heart health is good nutrition, but we get tired of
hearing about all the things we should avoid – solid fats, added sugars, cholesterol, and sodium.
But heart-healthy eating also includes a wonderful, positive message! Eat more fruits and
vegetables!! Almost everyone loves fruits. And Florida has been so blessed with a wonderful
abundance and variety of fruits and vegetables. Some of us even have fruit trees in our back
So let’s strive for a healthier heart-healthy balance in our meals and snacks – at home and
also here at Trinity! Each time we serve refreshments at church gatherings, let’s add some fruit
and/or vegetables to our cookies and cakes. And lucky for Trinity, we even have a fresh produce
market right around the corner! It’s easy to bring a bunch of grapes, or some small plums that just
need to be rinsed off and served as is. Or if you have a few more minutes, cut up some carrot
strips and celery for nibbles. Our hearts will say “Thank-You!”
Chris Williams, Health Ministry Committee
Neuropathy Support Group – our Trinity group continues to expand!! At our Oct. meeting we
had 13 attend – 5 new people. We had a wonderful presentation and question / answer session
by Chris Cann, PT; Clinic Director of Heartland Rehab.; New Smyrna Beach. We have also received
word there is a new group forming in Palm Coast!!!! What an impact our meager start (7 people)
at Trinity has had to the entire area.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT BERT FISH MEDICAL CENTER
Nov. 1 – 3 pm Stroke Support Group BFMC Oncology Conference Room
Nov. 3 – 11 am – 1 pm Heart Center Open House BFMC Heart Center
Nov. 8 – 10 am – 4 pm Big Red Bus Blood Drive Outpatient Parking Lot
Nov. 20 – 6 pm Diabetes Support Group Wound Care Center
Nov. 27 – 2 pm Cardiopulmonary Club Schildecker Conference Room
Watch the Health Ministry Bulletin Board for more information on these events and
others in our community.
Beth Barnett (Committee Co-chair.)
We live in ways that promote wellbeing and harmony
within the diverse human community.
Annual Charity Garage Sale Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate
Our annual charity garage sale to benefit Various kinds of coffee & chocolate are
Gifts of Love and NSB Cudas Unhooked available for purchase in the Fellowship
will be held Friday, November 2 & Hall. Payment should be placed in one of
Saturday, November 3 at the the provided envelopes. All monies
Haughwout’s residence, 200 N. collected on purchased items go to support
Lutheran World Relief/Fair Trade and
Riverside Drive, Edgewater.
small farmers around the world. Thank
(1 block from the Edgewater Police Station)
you for your continued support
Thanksgiving Food Drive
OCTOBER 28 through NOVEMBER 7
Trinity Lutheran Church is again participating in a Thanksgiving food drive called the
"Lutheran Weigh.” We weigh the collected food in a friendly competition to see which group of
churches can collect the most. The winning team gets a chance to shop for even more food for
their local pantries.
Welcome “SEASONAL FRIENDS” ...
It’s time to welcome back our “Winter Friends”, and time to update our picture board. If you
haven’t already done so, we ask that each family who is a winter guest send us your picture. On
the back of the picture write your name, your home church, and both your winter and summer
addresses. What a great way to get to recognize and greet everyone, and to make everyone feel
welcome. And by all means, please wear a name tag. There is a request form on the Name Tag
table if you need one. We look forward to seeing you! The Witness Committee
Rejoice! Christmas is coming!
The week after Thanksgiving Santa's helpers will be putting up the Christmas Giving Tree
in the narthex. The ornament (s) you choose may ask for:
1) a donation of money to be used to purchase food gift cards,
2) a gift card from Wal-mart, which a family can use to purchase a gift, or
3) a request for a special gift that you will purchase. Age, gender, size or
other pertinent information will be provided. We also ask that you wrap
this gift and tape the ornament to it.
All donations should be turned into the office by December 16. After
everything is sorted, Pastor will see that each family receives its gifts.
The committee prays that these donations bring joy not only to those who receive them, but
also to those who give them, and that Christ be reborn again in all our hearts this Christmas
season. The Women of ELCA Actions and Outreach Committee
FAITH BASED BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
In response from the request from many of you our Grief Team is now offering a Bereavement
Support Group. In the company of others who understand where you are in the Grieving Process,
you will be able to express what is in your heart. Sharing with others who understand can bring
comfort and peace.
December 5, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm will be our first meeting in our Fellowship Hall.
"HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS" will be our topic. Christmas brings its own special
challenges. But when we are grieving the death of a loved one the season can be
Any questions feel free to call Trudy Miller 386-426-8844.
Our sincere thank you.....
The family of Al Kaufmann wishes to thank everyone for their cards and kind
expressions of sympathy. We also want to thank Pastor Don Reiter, Brian Larson,
and choir for helping to make a beautiful and especially memorable Memorial Service
for our family. A big thank you to Phyllis for all her help, and to the funeral committee
and everyone who brought cookies for the reception. God bless! Jackie, Kris & Kim.
Dear Friends at Trinity,
I want to thank you all for your cards, prayers and words of comfort expressed to me, and
to my family. Karin’s untimely passing was such a shock to us all. For now, the sadness
and the void that is left in our lives seems unbearable. But for Karin, I know it must be
such a joy to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that he loves us, and it is my
faith in him that will sustain me. I love you all.
Yours in Christ, Dick Deyber and Family
The Haiti Task Force of the Florida-Bahamas Synod wishes to thank Trinity Lutheran Church for
your continued support of Eglise Lutherienne D’Haiti (ELH). Much has, and is, being done to help
the church, congregations and communities that ELH serves both before and after tropical storm
Isaac. The presence of ELH is also life-saving because of the aid they provide. Please know that
your contributions are continuing to help the Lutheran Church of Haiti. Not only is the damage
done to Haiti severe; illness and disease is a constant threat. The Haitians have tremendous faith
in God and because of that faith continue to look to a better future. Thank you and God’s blessings.
Ellen Weiss, Haiti Task Force (dated: September 25, 2012)
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Thank you very much for the socks, underwear and clothing collected throughout the month
of September. We are grateful you have responded to our community’s need with such
compassion and generosity. We also appreciate your financial donations. We can do our
work only because of the ongoing support we receive from people like you.
In his service, Sandra Thompson & Joan Norris
NOTE: Clothes to You Ministries will be distributing clothes to the needy on the following dates
and locations in November. If you know of any needy families, please share this information with
them. If you have any questions, please contact Rusty Norris at 290-6965.
Saturday November 3, 2012 Saturday November 10, 2012 Tuesday November 27, 2012
10am to 12pm 10 am to 12pm 5:30 pm to 7:30pm
Pierson Community Center Southwestern Middle School New Smyrna Beach Middle
124 W. Washington Ave 605 W. New Hampshire Dr. School
Pierson,FL Deland, FL
Weekly Sermons are heard Sundays at 9:30 am on AM
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Shawls Available: If you are chilly during the church service, or
forgot your sweater, there are shawls in the Narthex. Please feel
free to use them, and return them after the service. You can pick
one up yourself or ask an usher to get you one.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The Women of the ELCA Christmas Party is December 18th
at 200 N. Riverside Drive, Edgewater, FL. All women from the church are
welcome to attend. You are also invited to bring a friend or relative. The
more the merrier! Everyone attending is asked to bring a jar of peanut
butter for Gifts of Love. See you there!
Cottage Bible Study will be starting in mid-January. This year’s signup sheets will be
marked: Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, and Edgewater. Please sign your name and number on
the location where you would like to attend. Anyone interested in hosting, or teaching the classes,
is asked to contact Deacon Barb Fortney at (386) 314-7703. You will be contacted as we find a
host home and teacher in your area. Last year it was a great learning experience, plus great
fellowship. If you have any questions, please contact me at the above number.
7 Susan Reiter 15 Jackie Dowd
8 Dee Anderson 18 Judy Jones
Paula Bernbaum Rusty Norris
Barbara Herleman 20 Ellen Etzweiler
9 Ralph Snyder 25 Peg Buzby
10 Carolene Sigler 27 Gary Hopkins
14 Elizabeth Jacobson
September Financial Summary 2012 FUNd Razor Summary
Offerings-General Fund: $ 26,919.50 Goal: $ 26,000.00
Budgeted Expenses: 21,979.99 YTD donations: 19,882.00
Variance + 4,939.51 Balance: 6,118.00
Remembering in Our Prayers Those Serving in the Military and Overseas
Lt. Comm. Darrin Faller, son of Dave and Fay Faller, Naval Airbase Kitsep,
Seattle, WA. Email: email@example.com.
Kristine Hart, Raeann Purcell's niece, is serving the military in Logistics
Management as an employee of the federal government in Afghanistan. Her
address is USFOR-A/NKC ATTN ASE-A.
CW4 Matthew P. Hobbs, son-in-law of Skip & Margie Barnes, Ft. Belvoir, VA. His address is 3517
Mount Burnside Way, Woodbridge, VA 22192.
Capt. Patrick Hoffman, TF Defender CJTF-1 Attn: OsJa Bagram Airfield, APO, AE 09354. Patrick is
a member of Trinity and son of George and Stephanie Hoffman.
Update: SGT Robert Hopko, 1465 Bruch Oak Dr, Colorado Springs, CO. Robert is a friend of Harry
Hambruch who has recently returned from serving in Afghanistan.
YN2 Calvin Moseman, son of Paula Smith, grandson of Judie Hanson, has re-enlisted in the Navy for
another 3 years. He is stationed at Andrews Naval Air Base. His new address is: 3340 Toledo Terrace,
Apt. 476, Hyattsville, MD 20782.
Pvt. Joey Ragusa, friend of Kaitlyn Kurfis, stationed at Ft. Riley KS was deployed to Afghanistan.
FCSN Tyler J. Syverson, grandson of Mel & Jan Syverson, is serving on the Navy U.S. O'Kane
presently at sea. Home port is Hawaii.
Sean Wickett, son of Rev & Mrs. Stan Wickett from All Saints LC, is home from Afghanistan and
stationed in Colorado.
Dr. Walter Williams, son of Gary & Chris Williams, is a Commander in the Navy, currently stationed
in Georgia. His address: 1578 US Highway 19 South, Apt 182, Leesburg, GA 37168. Email:
Worship Schedule – November 2012
November 3& 4 November 10 & 11 November 17 & 18 November 24 & 25 Contacts
Assisting 5 pm Jim Swanson Ron Jacobsen Colleen Sumner Rusty Norris Mary Mathews
Ministers 8 am Skip Barnes Skip Barnes Paula Bernbaum Joe Kellermeier
10:30 Dave Faller Gail Roe Pat Droz Pat Droz Mary Mathews
Lectors 5 pm Colleen Sumner Louise Jacobsen Kate Mingle Rusty Norris 386-690-4987
8 am John King Don Rodgers Grace Kellermeier John Herleman 386-428-1810
10:30 John Coffin Gail Roe Karen Teehan Jack Bright Else Abel
Ushers 5 pm Ray Matis Ray Matis Ray Matis Ray Matis Ray Matis
Trudy Miller Trudy Miller Trudy Miller Trudy Miller 386-423-5032
8 am Paula Losnes Don & Betsy Rodgers Paula Losnes, Betsy Rodgers John King
John King John & Barbara Barbara Herleman John & Barbara Sandi Wirth
Larry & Linda Muchow Herleman Gladys Bachman Herleman
10:30 Gerald Ceglia Gerald Ceglia, Linda Avis Linda Avis, Linda Soden Don Erickson 386-409-9228
Jim Stanley Barbara Reilly Annette Sowder Linda Voss
Gordon & Vivian Heck Sam Shoup Barbara Reilly Kerry & Sandi Wirth
Altar Guild Craig & Merry Parker Craig & Merry Parker Craig & Merry Parker Craig & Merry Parker
5 pm Larry & Judy Jones Larry & Judy Jones Larry & Judy Jones Larry & Judy Jones Jean Hammer
8 am Grace & Joe Grace & Joe Grace & Joe Grace & Joe 386-426-1460
Kellermeier Kellermeier Kellermeier Kellermeier
10:30 Dave & Fay Faller Dave & Fay Faller Dave & Fay Faller Dave & Fay Faller
Distribtn Faith Circle Faith Circle Faith Circle Faith Circle Faith Circle
Flowers/ Flowers: In memory of Flowers: In honor of the Flowers: In honor of Rusty Flowers: In honor of
Candle daughter Cloey from 54 Anniversary of Mr. & Norris’ Birthday from Joan. the 3 Anniversary
Dedications Annette Sowder. Mrs. Ralph Snyder John & Barbara
In honor of the 70 Herleman.
Anniversary of Fred &
Candle: In memory of Candle: In memory of Candle: In memory of Candle: In memory of
Isabel Jackson from Isabel Jackson from the Isabel Jackson from the Isabel Jackson from
the Kellermeiers. Kellermeiers. Kellermeiers. the Kellermeiers.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
485 Turnbull Bay Road
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
The Mission of Trinity Lutheran Church is to make Christ known
to our neighbors and the world through word and deed.
Pat Droz - President, Fellowship
Jack Bright-Secretary, Health Worship Schedule
Karen Teehan-Treasurer, Personnel
Jim Wells - Finance
Dorene Crouse- Stewardship Sunday Worship – 8 & 10:30 am
Bill Hood – Christian Education
Sunday school (all ages) 9:15 am
John King – Worship & Music
Ray Matis – Property Saturday Worship – 5:00 pm
Larry Muchow –Pastor/Parish Relations
Sandi Wirth – Service Outreach
Office Rev. Don Reiter
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri) Pastor Rev. Don Reiter
Office (386) 428-4307 Brian Larson Cantor: Brian Larson
Office E-mail: Phyllis D’Alessio
firstname.lastname@example.org Office Administrator Phyllis D’Alessio
Custodian Page: www.trinitylutherannsb.org
Trinity Web Custodian Laura Jones
Missionary Rev. Kevin Jacobson
Florida-Bahamas Synod Web Page:www.fbsynod.org Missionary Rev. Kevin Jacobson
ELCA Web Page: www.elca.org
Editorial Policy - In order to maintain consistency and unity of church policy and to conform to layout requirements, the pastor,
editor, and office staff reserve the right to edit for space and content all material for the Beacon, the Annual Congregational
Report, and other official publications of Trinity. (Adopted 12-14-06)