The kitchen ladies are firing up the grill and making Weds morning breakfasts again. Open to all students 9th-12th grade. Breakfasts start Weds Sept. 12th in the Fellowship Hall. No breakfast during school vacation breaks.
Spring Break is the week of March 15th through March 25th, so no breakfast on March 20th.
Weekly Scripture study. Meet in the library.
On March 5th, a six week study on Dietrich Bonhoeffer will be co-taught by Pastor Alan and the Reverend Carol Amadio. Therefore, the Scripture study will be abbreviated to last between 1-1:30, and the Bonhoeffer Study will begin at 1:30.
On April 23rd, the Scripture study will return to its normal 1:30 p.m. time.
Open to students from kindergarten through Grade 6. Held on 1st and 3rd Thursdays for the rest of 2018, and then switching to the 2nd and 4th Thursday in January through April 2019. This year's theme will be: Taking Root. We will be looking at the gift of creation: the abiding creativity of God in fashioning us and all that exists. We will see how we can care for the earth and others in Christ's name; the problem of world hunger and the hope we have of sharing what we have, so that all may be fed.
Funday School starts September 20th. Call Pastor Alan or email him at email@example.com if you have any questions!
April 14th - Palm Sunday - 10:00 a.m.
April 18th - Maundy Thursday - 7:00 p.m.
April 19th - Stations of the Cross - 3:00 p.m.
Good Friday - 7:00 p.m.
April 20th - Stella Maris Mass - 10:30 a.m.
The Vigil of Easter - 8:00 p.m. - in the Stavkirke
April 21st - Sunrise Service - 5:50 a.m. - Percy Johnson Park
Easter Sunday - 10:00 a.m.
Join us on Palm Sunday morning for a delicious breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. The menu includes buttermilk pancakes, sausage, bacon, oven fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, fruit, monkey bread, juice, and coffee. Suggested donation is $10.00. Proceeds will go toward extending the railing by the walkway into church, and the purchase of an ambient microphone from the Nave into the Fellowship Hall.
All are welcome! See you there!
The new school year is underway, and that means Mama Rabbit and all the puppets are getting ready to welcome the three year old children through those in 4K to come and see them! Our theme is "Creatures of God." We will have great snacks, books to read, a puppet play, and other activities for your child. Meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 11th. Any questions, call Jackie Rader at 847.2414. Hope to see you!
All are welcome to join our wonderful choir. Rehearsals are Weds at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. If you have any questions, you can call our choir director, Dan Hansen, at 920.535.0185, or leave a message in the church office.
Choir will practice at 7:30 p.m. after the mid - week Lenten services on Wednesdays during Lent. No choir practice after Ash Weds service on March 6th. Choir will return to 7:00 p.m. April 17th during Holy Week and then on all following Wednesdays.
2019 Lenten Series: God Is On the Cross
This year’s mid-week Lenten series relates to the power of the crucified and resurrected Jesus in our lives, as evidenced by Scripture and passages from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s letters and sermons. Bonhoeffer was a theologian and pastor in Germany in the 1930’s, just before Hitler came dramatically to power. Bonhoeffer was executed by the Third Reich a few days before that totalitarian empire fell. Through all that, Bonhoeffer kept a connection to Jesus Christ, a worshiping community, daily events, and the faithful Christian walk.
Services will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, beginning with Ash Wednesday, March 6. The series continues the next five Wednesday evenings:
March 13 – Prayerful Reflection, based on Matthew 4:4 One does not live by bread alone;
March 20 – Self-Denial, Mark 8:34b If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.;
March 27 – Temptation, Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.;
April 3 – The Purpose of Suffering, II Corinthians 12:7-10
April 10 – The Cross, I Corinthians 1:23-24 …we proclaim Christ crucified…the power of God and the wisdom of God.
May these services and meditations be a meaningful part of your Lenten devotion and your Christian life. Come as you are. Bring a friend. Leave changed by Jesus.
The Life and Four Major Works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Trinity’s next adult education series begins on Tuesday March 5th, as we commence a study of the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer was not only a heroic Christian, but a celebrated and courageous Lutheran. He lived from 1906 to 1945 when he was killed in a Nazi concentration camp. Throughout his life he struggled with many issues familiar to us today: how to live within a community of faith; the meaning of sin and grace; faithful discipleship; how to live an ethical life; and the role of the church in a conflicted, highly politicized society.
All are welcome to attend any or all of the 6 classes which will be coordinated and team taught by Pastor Alan and the Reverend Carol Amadio. We will begin with a two week study of Bonhoeffer’s biography followed by four weeks exploring four of his well known books. Concise handouts will be provided to enable you to follow the discussion. For anyone wishing to read more deeply there will be an opportunity to acquire copies of the books in a new, accessible translation. It would be helpful to know who is planning to attend so that we can provide enough copies of course materials. Contact either Pastor Alan or the Rev. Amadio to let us know. As always there is no homework, no exams, and you do not need to attend Trinity to join us. All sessions meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Trinity library.
Week 1- Tuesday March 5- The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Part 1.
Week 2- Tuesday March 12- The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Part 2.
Week 3- Tuesday March 19- Life Together.
Week 4- Tuesday March 26- Discipleship.
Week 5- Tuesday April 2- Ethics.
Week 6- Tuesday April 9- Letters and Papers from Prison.
Our winter tradition of soup and bread suppers has begun. Open to all, it’s a great way to break up the week, visit with our island friends and neighbors, and try the many delicious soups and breads offered up by participants. It’s very simple. Sign up to make and bring a soup, bread, milk, butter to share. Or just bring it that night. Or just come to enjoy the fellowship, and be fed. There are often as many as 15 different and delicious soups to sample!
Usually at 6:00, we have decided to try it a little earlier, at 5:30 p.m. That way, we can be cleaned up for those going on to choir practice, the Wednesday evening services during Lent, or whatever else you need to do. Everyone is welcome!
The LAST soup and bread will be Weds. April 17th.