OCTOBER 19, 2018
PAW PRINTS NEWSLETTER
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On Mr. Meyer's Mind: Hallow...what?
So, just what is Halloween? The information below will help.

The word hallow means to honor as holy.

The word  Halloween  is a direct  derivation   of All Saints’ Day.

All Hallows in Old English means “the feast of the saints.”

Halloween, first recorded in the 18th century, is a Scottish variant of All-Hallows-Even. The Even meant evening. The spelling of the word was once Hallowe’en, in which the “v” was  elided . The current spelling wasn’t widely adopted until the 20th century.

Certainly, Halloween for some non-believers has taken on a completely different and evil meaning. Let’s face it, though, for kids it is mostly about getting to wear a costume and getting lots of free candy!

It is good to think about the original intent for this day, and that was to honor the saints who have gone before us.

This was, and still is within the church, a day to give thanks for the lives of loved ones who now reside with Jesus in heaven.

Sadly, for some non-believers, it has become a day to glorify death, evil, and the devil.

Let there be no mistake - this is not a day to honor Quite the contrary!

This is another day to give thanks to our Almighty God who sent Jesus to win the victory of sin, death and the devil.

This is a day to remember that Satan was defeated by our God! Because of His victory, we too will inherit eternal life in heaven!

On this day, let us hallow Him. Hallow the one who has won the victory. To God be the Glory!
      
Bill Meyer is Trinity Lutheran's Principal
Trunk or Treat
Trinity will be having its Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the school's parking lot.

In addition to the Trunk or Treating, there will be food, games, hay rack rides, pumpkin decorating and much more.

Just a reminder that costume guidelines include no witches, devils, masks that completely cover the face, weapons or anything gory.

The event, which is sponsored by Trinity's PTL, is open to Trinity families only.

A $5/family donation would be greatly appreciated. 
Girls cross country team repeats as IDE champions
Trinity Lutheran's varsity girls' cross country team defended its IDE title by winning Thursday's meet at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.

Nataly Bahns, Kendall Knisley and Madison Wilshusen took the top three individual spots.

Next up for the Tigers is the National Lutheran Cross Country Meet in Mequon, Wis., on Saturday.

Good Luck, Tigers.
Veterans Day Program
Trinity Lutheran will be honoring all veterans and all those who are currently serving in the military during its annual Veterans Day Program.

The program will be Monday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. in the church.

There will be a reception after the program in the school lunchroom.
Items of importance
JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH: Trinity's Junior High Youth Group meets the third Thursday of every month. All middle school students in grades 6-8 are invited, and we welcome you to join us for fun and fellowship with one another. You do not need to be a Trinity student to attend. Our next gathering is November 15. We hope to see you there. 

BLOOD DRIVE: Trinity will be hosting a Blood Drive on Nov. 12 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. To schedule an appointment, call Marilyn Meyer at 563-323-8001 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org .

CONCORDIA CHOIR COMING TO TRINITY: Concordia Chicago’s Kapelle Choir is coming to Trinity on Oct. 27. Led by Charles P Brown, this group will be praising the Lord through song, beginning at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The event is open to the public – invite your family, friends and neighbors – and it’s free. Also on Oct. 27, there will be a gathering for alumni of Concordia Chicago in the Fellowship Hall, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

TRINITY CRAFT FAIR: Trinity Lutheran will host its annual Craft Fair on Nov. 10 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, and there will be home-made soups and apple dumplings for lunch. If you are a local crafter or vendor and would like more information about having a table for the craft fair, please contact Kari Smith ( rksmith2000@gmail.com ).

DADS CLUB DEADLINES: Check out the upcoming Dads Club sports and the registration deadlines by clicking here.

CULVER'S SCOOPIE POINTS: Collect Culver's Scoopie Points for Free Kickballs for the playground and our gym! Buy a Kid's Meal, Enjoy the free scoop of custard, and bring the Scoopie Point to the school office.
Coming up
Oct. 19: Trunk or Treat

Oct. 20: Trinity Cross Country team, competing at National Lutheran meet.

Oct. 24: End of the first quarter.

Oct. 24: Confirmation class in the Fellowship Hall.

Oct. 25-26: No school. Teachers attending Lutheran conferences.

Oct. 27: Concordia Chicago choir performing at 7 p.m. in the church.

Nov. 1-2: Parent/Teacher conferences.

Nov. 3: IDE football, volleyball tournaments in Newhall.

For a complete listing of happening at Trinity, you can click here
Quick links
LUNCH MENU: Check out the lunch menu for Trinity by clicking here

SCHOOL CALENDAR: Check out the 2018-19 school calendar by clicking here

MEMORY PACKET: Check out this year's memory packet for all grades by clicking here
Join us in worship
SERVICE TIMES: Trinity's weekend worship services are at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at
8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday.

SUNDAY SCHOOL, ADULT BIBLE STUDIES: Sunday School and Adult Bible studies begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m.
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