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The TRINITY TRUMPET APR. 2011 THE NEW SLETTER OF TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH IN W ISCONSIN DELLS Trinity Lutheran Church Eucharist Worship and In our Wednesday late afternoon Jr. Confirmation classes, we Education Schedule have almost finished working through the Small Catechism. The last subject we cover is Holy Communion. As we begin that study we look Sunday at 9:45 am at various names for Holy Communion. One of those names is “Eucharist”. Your first reaction to the word might be “nice word, but Wednesday at 7:00 pm how do you say it, and what does it mean?” “Eucharist” comes from the Greek word for “giving thanks”. That would be the purpose for this Saturday at 6:00 pm article--to just say thanks. I would like to thank everyone who responded to January’s Holy Communion article with the challenge that all of us members here at Trinity would is served on the answer the “Help Wanted Ad” by coming together as a team to help first and third weekend meet out Financial needs here at Trinity. So, to all of those who of each month and on responded to that “Help Wanted Ad” I would like to share a big thank Wednesday preceding the you!! Thank you for your continued support of the work and ministry of first and third Sunday. our church and school. Thanks for continuing to answer that “Help Wanted Ad” all year long. Contemporary Worship Thanks to our Elders, as over these past few months they have been calling members under their care to introduce themselves and Service is every third visit with them. I am grateful for this extra help in contacting and Sunday at 9:45am. caring about our members at Trinity. When you are contacted by your Elder, be sure to thank him for taking the time to care about you. Thank you to those members who we have not seen in a while, whom our Lord moved to join us in worship. For me it is so exciting to Family Bible Study Hour see God’s people coming to worship and praise Him as their Lord and Children’s Sunday School Savior. As this year continues to move along, pray that our Lord & would help us see the importance of regular worship as we come to Adult Bible Study celebrate our Lord at work in our world as we gather to thank and Sunday at 8:30 am praise Him. Thanks to all who serve on Boards and Committees to help the Adult Bible Study work we do for our Lord take place. This is a challenging area for us Wednesday at 2:00 pm as we could use more people to help in this area. Pray the Lord will move more members to want to serve the Lord in this way. Thanks Sunday School and again for your time and service. Take some time to think about reasons you have to just give Adult Bible Study runs from thanks. As those reasons come to mind, be sure to thank our Lord for Labor Day to Memorial Day them and those in our world who have given us those reasons to say thank you! Thank you!! Pastor Dennis R. Schueler April 2011 1 Church Connections April Birthday Social Just A Note From April 10, after the service The Board Of Stewards If your birthday is in April, this celebration First, I want to say, “Great Job!” We did it! is in honor of you! Join us for treats We met the Trinity Challenge. Thank you organized by the Board of Evangelism! to all that helped make this happen. Even Happy Birthday to “over 80” member though we met this challenge, please don't Herbert Hamburg on April 22nd. forget that your church still needs your weekly giving. Also a reminder that if you Offerings Just Got Easier! miss worship one week, please make sure Calling all Trinity Members that bank with that you make up that giving the next time M&I Bank! You can now set up Trinity you come to worship. Another way of Lutheran Church to receive automatic giving a little extra to church is to payments each week throughout the year. remember a loved on their birthday or your We have tested their online banking set up birthday or an anniversary. Thank you to for automatic payments and it works super! all that already do this. Yahoo! You no longer need to worry about missing an offering while on vacation or Another way to help your church would be when sick. Connie Cooke and others at to come to the Voters Meetings and maybe M&I Bank can help you set up a regular get on one of the boards. If you are not payment to come out coming to the meetings or on a board, each week to Trinity please think about it. The church could Lutheran from your use your help! checking or savings account. You can God’s Blessings, cancel at any time just Leann Burns by calling or stopping in the Bank. Please remember that even if you aren’t in church, the bills still need to be paid. Maundy Thursday Live Portrayal of the Last Supper April 21, 7:00 p.m. service God’s Blessings: Last year, many of our members and friends gave a wonderful performance of Condolences to the family of: The Last Supper. This year, we are going Edward Brown to do it again. There are openings for additional actors with speaking and Welcome to: Philip & Tillie Mundth, non-speaking parts. Pollyanna Sagert, David Shanks Come to “Play Practice” on Mondays at 6:30 Farewell to: Dale Larson, Gretchen Stecky p.m. Be a part of this Powerful Performance! 2 Ladies of Trinity Another Note from the Board of Stewards Thanks again for the generous support of our Mite Box project which is on-going Leviticus 27:30 throughout the year. Our next collection will A tithe of everything from the land, whether be in May so that we can continue to grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, regularly support the mission belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. projects being funded in Wisconsin and on the national level. To help you remember, The Board of Stewards would like to give a we’re offering some suggestions that may big thank you to the generous donor who give you some ideas on how to fill those challenged members to contribute to the mite boxes. $2535.00 matching challenge. This raised $5070.00 for Trinity’s unified budget which Let's call it PCIMB - Put Coins In Mite Box. helped pay some of our bills. 1. Cash a check - PCIMB 1 Corinthians 16:2A 2. Receive change from a purchase - On the first day of every week each one of PCIMB you should set aside a sum of money in 3. Empty your pockets/coin purse/wallet- keeping with his income. PCIMB 4. Find coins on sidewalk or in the parking Thanking the Lord for His many blessings, lot- PCIMB Board of Stewards 5. Clean out drawers/ under couch cushions/the car- PCIMB 6. Give 10% of your paycheck - PCIMB - Dollars also accepted! Take A Lenten Look at What It Means To Be a DISCIPLE D - Depends on God's love and forgiveness. TLC Resource Library Book Review I- Imitates Jesus in our words and actions. New Addition Room off the Narthex S - Serves without glory or recognition. The Resource Library has books and C- Commits him(her) self totally to Jesus. videos available for checkout to members. I - Instructs others through our life- with our Here is a book review by David Krause: example of regular church attendance, first “I was looking for a book to read with some fruits giving, study of the Word, Christian scriptural meaning and I talked with Doug witness, family relationships and Jonas. He told me to look up this book opportunities for service. called This Way to Happiness - Psychology P- Prays regularly and seeks answers in God's for Living. The author is Clyde M. Word. Narramac. I enjoyed the book so much that I ordered four copies for my L- Loves other people as God has loved us - granddaughters. Unconditionally. Please take the time E - Enjoys discipleship as we confess our sins, and look through our look to Jesus, fellowship at His table, obey His church library. I’m commands and anticipate the heavenly sure you will find what celebration. you are looking for.” YOUth – the next Generation School Fundraisers Trinity Lutheran School (TLS) Going Forward Please save Box Tops for Education labels for our school. We also need Campbell’s One of this school year’s “forward” ideas product UPC labels and Zinke’s store was the new website for Trinity Lutheran receipts, too. Deposit them in the Church & School at www.TrinityDells.org Campbell's bin in the school hallway. We hope you have checked it out. It was a Thank you to those who have faithfully real improvement! It includes the phrases: contributed, and to those who are just CHRIST-CENTERED, RESPECTFULLY starting. OPERATED, ACADEMICALLY STRONG. Carey Neubauer These three attributes are at the center of Label Coordinator your Lutheran School which you started 52 years ago. Youth News It is always rewarding to hear about how our students are being positively Plans are underway for our Easter affected by TLS. It can be shown by the Breakfast but we need your help to do the school parents who tell us their children breakfast. We will have another planning learned a song about Jesus at school, and meeting on April 17th at 6pm at the house. sing it all the time at home. There is also Then on Saturday, April 23rd we will meet the positive feedback we receive from at 9am in the church basement to set up Spring Hill Middle School about our older and make preparations for the breakfast. students when they make the transition. On Easter Sunday we will gather early to Our test scores (gr.3-6) are again get ready to serve our Breakfast. We will “Academically Strong” this year as each need help then as well. We thank you for overall grade level is well above average. taking the time to help with this fundraiser Finally, in order to be “Respectfully and serve our congregation as well. We Operated” your Board of Education has look forward to lots of people from our been working diligently. To that end, as youth helping us out. Thanks in advance TLS goes forward, we are planning to for all your help!! control more spending in the already reduced 2011 budget. The school income that would normally go for some budgeted items will be passed on to the church budget. We see more potential income from the Preschool program and offering After School Care. These and other ideas Thank you to the Nate will be shared at the Voters’ Meeting on Family & UNO’s Chicago Grill for providing March 27th. Trinity with a special fundraising As we go forward, pray for a clear opportunity night last month. It was a fun unified vision for our church and school. night of fellowship and a great night for Pray that we might receive the wisdom fundraising! We also thank everyone who from God of what He would have us do came out and supported Trinity in this and that He continues to direct our way. fundraising event! We appreciate your support! For the Board of Education, Mr. David Sellmeyer April 2011 4 Trinity Lutheran Church 728 Church Street Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965 For Christians, we know how beautiful it is to live life with faith in Jesus, so the mission of our congregation is to always be a part of connecting people to Jesus. April 2011 Contact Trinity! 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