OCTOBER 5, 2018
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Dippers and Dwellers
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15:4

There’s an art to making good tea.

You can dip your teabag up and down in the hot water and then pull it out. Or you can let it dwell there so that you can experience the tea’s full strength and flavor.

Jesus said: Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing’ (vv. 4-5).

The secret of victorious Christian living is not ‘dipping’ in God’s presence once a week in church, but ‘dwelling’ in it every day.

That’s why these devotions are a helpful tool for your spiritual growth; they cause you to get into God’s Word each day, meditate on it, and ask, ‘Lord, what are You saying to me?’

When you’re a dipper, you’ve got to ‘make things happen’ by your own effort. You’ve got to move the bag up and down, wrap the string around the spoon, then pull, etc.

That’s a lot of effort – and that’s not how God wants you to live the Christian life. No, He wants you to be a ‘dweller.'

It’s the depth and duration of your dwelling that determines the strength and richness of your spiritual life. So the word for you today is: don’t be a dipper, be a dweller.

Prayer  
Heavenly Father, help me dwell in Your Word and not just dip in it once in a while. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
      
Blog post by Tim Hetzner/Lutheran Church Charities
Trinity Penny War
Trinity's Penny War came to an end on Friday morning.

A final tally and the winning class should be revealed next week. The winning class will receive popcorn and a movie.

All funds that were received from the Penny Way will go toward purchasing food for the Kids Against Hunger food packaging drive on Oct. 13.

The event will be in Trinity's gym, beginning at 9 a.m. If you would like to help package food, you can sign up in the school office.
Modular update
Monday’s aren’t always considered the best day of the week.

But for Trinity’s third-grade students and teachers, this past Monday may have been the best day of the school year.

After getting final clearance, the classes, which began the year using the art room and school library as their classrooms, moved into the modular – a.k.a the cottages.

While the classes get settled into their new environment, there’s work left to do on the modular, including replacing the siding, finishing the skirting and adding a new entry floor.
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.

If you would like to host a trunk, you can sign up on the PTL bulletin board across from the school office or you can click here.

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

A $5/family donation would be greatly appreciated. 
Varsity soccer team takes 2nd place at conference tourney
Congratulations to Trinity's soccer teams on their performances at last weekend's IDE tournament, which was hosted by the Tigers. Trinity's varsity team concluded its season with a 12-1 record and a second-place finish at the tournament.

Trinity's JV soccer team concluded its season in a thriller, with the game going to penalty kicks. It was a great season for both teams.

Congratulations also to Trinity's flag football and volleyball teams on their victories over LIS Williamsburg this past week.

Trinity's varsity volleyball team will be back in action on Saturday, hosting the Hilltop Tournament, while Trinity's flag football team is scheduled to host Newhall at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Items of importance
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.

STAFFING UPDATE: Trinity is happy to report that a long-term substitute has been found for Mrs. Bushre who is moving to Wisconsin with her family. Mr. Larry Flathman will take over teaching duties next Monday. Mr. Flathman is a retired teacher who served for many years as a science teacher at Bettendorf Middle School. Mr. Flathman and his wife, Monica, are members at Trinity. We will continue the search for a permanent replacement.  

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.

FLL PARENT MEETING:  There will be an FLL Junior Parent Meeting on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All students in kindergarten-fifth grade are welcome. 

YEARBOOKS:  Many of you have received emails from Life Touch about purchasing year books. Please don't respond to those emails. Each student will be receiving a year book from Trinity. 
Coming up
Oct. 6: Trinity Hilltop Volleyball tournament.

Oct. 12: First Friday Night at the Movies at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Oct. 13: Kids Against Hunger food packaging in Trinity's gym.

Oct. 19: Trunk or Treat

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

Oct. 24: End of the first quarter.

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

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

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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