Worship: Sundays @ 8:15, 9:40, 11:00 am | Wednesdays @ 6:35 pm
Glimpses of God
Jesus said to the disciples: "Allow the children to come to me....I assure you that whoever doesn't welcome God's kingdom like a child will never enter it."  As we begin a new school year, we'll take a lesson from our children and their childlike faith.  Sometimes our understanding of God is far too small and so, using some classic children's books, we'll look for glimpses of God in the stories we tell our children.  In this 4 week message series from August 13 - September 3, we'll find that God is far bigger than we could ever imagine, while being challenged to have childlike faith.

This Sunday's sermon title is "Searching and Seeking," by Rev. Steve Price, and based on the children's book, The Runaway Bunny ( Psalm 139, Luke 15:8-11).
Mission Box 
This week's Mission Box is for Young Life Gainesville. They believe in the power of presence and that kids' lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Because their leader believes in them, these kids begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.  (text 2 give keyword: young).
Faith Mission/Rawlings update
We have great news! Trinity's 2016 Advent mission offerings were dedicated to supporting a significant renovation of the Rawlings Elementary Media Center, and Phase I of the renovation has now been completed just in time for the new school year! The renovation includes a complete redesign of space, furnishings, and technology that will have a wonderful impact on the learning environment AND enhance the school's art magnet focus.

"We are excited about the phase I completion of our media center renovation/revitalization. Many thanks to the Trinity family for your generosity, this dream would not be coming true without your support. We look forward to sharing more exciting progress and building an even stronger partnership in the near future. God Bless." (Daniel Burney, Principal) 
 
P.S.  We'll have a worship service at Faith Mission on A ugust 13 at 6pm.  The service will begin at Faith Mission but then move over to Rawlings (just across the street) for a Media Center dedication.  All are invited and welcome!
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Adult Ministry Fall Courses
Our extensive list of course offerings are open! Please check out all our different courses for this fall, there's something for everyone!
Children's Ministry
We need Sunday School teachers and youth helpers for all age groups who can commit to at least 1 Sunday a month and CHEERS leaders, our Wednesday program from 4-5:30pm for ages 3 - 5th grade. Contact Brian Wittstruck (416-3008).

It's "Pajama Time" at the next Parent's Night Out on August 11 from 5:30-8:30pm so wear your favorite pj's! The kids will enjoy pizza, crafts and a fun movie for ages 1 and walking through 5th grade. $12/child, $30/family cap. Register on-line by August 9.

This Sunday is Promotion Sunday! Children will move up to their new grade levels/rooms. If you are retaining or double promoting your child, please email Amy.

CHEERS and Rejoice! begin on August 23. Children in grades Kindergarten through 5th are invited to be a part of these fun, afternoon programs on Wednesdays. Register online for Rejoice! or CHEERS now!

September 17 is our next Baptism Sunday. Baptism is a wonderful celebration of God's grace and is available to persons of all ages who have never experienced it previously. If you or a member of your family would like to be baptized on this day, please contact Shannon (416-3005). She will be happy to work with you in scheduling an appointment with one of the pastors as well as providing important additional information about this special day. 
Pace of Grace
Beginning and intermediate walking/running groups that will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 7:45-8:45 starting August 14. We'll gather at the Welcome Center and begin with a short prayer, run/walk, then cool-down stretch. All levels are welcome! No registration is necessary, come and bring a friend! For any weather questions, call the weather hotline at 248-0021. For any additional information, contact Lenora (416-3033).
Sonlight Rehearsals
Rehearsals are on Sundays from 4-5:30pm in the choir room. We will sing in worship beginning August 13 at the 9:40 service. All 7-12 graders are welcome to join! Please come and bring a friend.
Yoga Chapel
Held on Thursdays at 9:15am in the Chapel, this non-traditional worship experience is a Christ-centered yoga service that incorporates the benefits of contemplative practice, creating a greater sense of God's grace and presence at work in our lives while reducing the effects of stress and strengthening our bodies. So grab your mat (or borrow one of ours), dress comfortably, and join us for 45 minutes of worshipping Christ through meditation and movement with Lenora (416-3033). Beginners are welcome! Free child care is available.
Christian love and sympathy is extended to
Carol Delany and family on the passing of her mother,  Lois Deibel Helsel, on July 29.
This week's altar flowers are given to the glory of God.

If you would like to provide the altar flowers, please contact Bree
(416-3017). If you need to make arrangements for assistance or special accommodations during Sunday services, please contact  Shannon (416-3005) Monday - Thursday. If you would like to have your milestone birthday announced in the Tuesday Word, please email Kelly
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