Our annual Soup and Bread suppers will begin on Weds January 10th. Sign up sheets for your gifts of soup, bread, milk, butter are in the narthex or the Fellowship Hall. Bring a favorite or new soup concoction, rolls, muffins, breads, crackers, and join this fun hour of food and fellowship. All are welcome! It's a great community experience, and one we all look forward to during our long winters.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14th, the supper will be followed by worship, continuing through the Lenten season and concluding during Holy Week in late March. Come for some, come for all...it's tradition.
St Joseph's Table - March 19th, the Feast of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The tradition of building the altar to St. Joseph began as far back as the Middle Ages in gratitude to St. Joseph for answering prayers for deliverance from famine. The families of farmers and fisherman built altars in their homes to share their good fortune with others in need. The tradition grew to a more public event on St. Joseph's Feast Day on March 19. Today the individuals who work on the altars are fulfilling their own promises to St. Joseph "to share their blessings with those in need." Join us at Trinity for a free lunch. Free will donations are welcomed to support Trinity's youth meals and the Island Food Pantry. Everyone is welcome!
Holy Week is the last week in March this year, beginning with Palm Sunday on March 25. Have a palm frond, and gather in the Fellowship Hall to begin our symbolic procession remembering Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.
A salad luncheon will follow the service.
Maunday Thursday - 7:00 pm.
Good Friday - 7:00 p.m.
The Vigil of Easter - 7:00 p.m. at the Stavkirke. Gather outside the Stav and we will go on in to begin the service.
Easter Sunday - 10:00 a.m. He is risen!
Gather Round I and Gather Round II meets every first and third Thursday in the Fellowship Hall and Sunday School classrooms. Gather Round I is for K, 1st and 2nd grades, and Gather Round II is for 3rd and 4th graders.
Last year we played, studied and sang while learning about the Bible and God’s Word. This year we have new materials, films, songs and crafts to help us learn more about Jesus.
As in the past, the children will be able to get off the bus at Trinity and parents will pick them up at 5:00. (Home school parents are responsible for drop-off and pick-up.)
Our goal is to help kids to experience God’s love and to develop a personal relationship with Jesus through Bible stories, crafts, songs and games with adults from our community who love kids. We will send home activities and ideas for you to talk about with your child to follow up on the lessons. As usual we will begin with a snack…. which brings the kids running off the bus and into the church hall. They are hungry after their school day! Looking forward to a meaningful and fun time with your children! Thank you for sharing them with us.
Sunday School for children ages three through 4K. We will learn about Jesus through songs, books, puppet plays, and crafts. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month - note the earlier time from last year - and will meet in the Fellowship Hall. Call Pastor Alan (847-2341) or Jackie Rader (847-2414) to sign up or if you have any questions.
Join us as we meet each Monday to knit lap blankets and prayer shawls for those in need of comfort, warmth, and prayerful good wishes. If you know of someone who could use a prayer shawl, contact Donna Benson at 920.847.2109 or leave message at the office 920.847.2341.
Every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Ash Wednesday is on February 14, and that evening will begin our Lenten services, every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Easter is April 1 this year.
At the Annual Meeting on January 21st, it was proposed by the Council to the congregation that Trinity change the time of the regular Sunday worship service from 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The new time for worship would begin on Sunday, March 11th, coinciding with Daily Savings Time. It was suggested that we try this new time throughout 2018, and follow up at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Summer early service, Lenten and Holy Week services, and summer Weds night Stav service times will remain the same. Any questions, concerns, feedback on the service time change can be shared with Pastor Alan - he welcomes your input!
Sunday March 4 is Mariner Sunday, celebrating our maritime history and those who worked and sailed and lived on the water. A potluck will follow the service.
Mass celebrated with Fr. David Ruby in the Trinity sanctuary. The winter schedule is Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Any questions, please call Larry and Diane Kahlscheuer at 920-847-2289.
Check back here for more information about Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Masses as plans are still being made.
Beginning Tuesday January 9th from 1:30-3:00 p.m., we will begin a six - week exploration of the lives of several women who lived from the 7th to the 20th centuries. The course is open to everyone of all ages. You are welcome to attend all or any of the 6 sessions - no required homework and no exams. A good opportunity to share questions and conversation. Handouts will be provided. Carol Amadio and Pastor Alan will be the resource people for the course. Please call either of them if you have any questions or issues you wish to discuss before or during the course. Carol can be reached at 920-55-0745.
The dates and topics are as follows:
January 9: Course introduction. Hilda of Whitby (614-680).
January 16: Hildegard of Bingham (1098-1179) and Clare of Assisi (1194-1253).
January 23: Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) and Joan of Arc (1412-1431).
January 30: Katharina von Bora Luther (1499-1552) and Teresa of Avila (1515-1582).
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February 13: Susanna Wesley (1669-1742) and Simone Weil (1909-1943).
February 20: Edith Stein (1891-1942) and Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983).