SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
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On Mr. Meyer's Mind: Calling All Dads
I read something very interesting a few weeks ago about church attendance.

The article pointed out that Mother’s Day is the Sunday with the third-highest church attendance.

Only Christmas and Easter had higher numbers.

Sadly, the same article pointed out that Father’s Day was near the bottom in terms of Sunday church attendance.

Now, certainly, some of this may be attributed to the fact that Father’s Day is during the summer months, while the cycle of family vacations are in full swing. But, this still struck me as sad.

As I have pondered this, I also did some research about just how important dads are in faith development. Read the following: 

According to data collected by Promise Keepers and Baptist Press, if a father does not go to church, even if his wife does, only 1 child in 50 will become a regular worshiper. If a father does go regularly, regardless of what the mother does, between two-thirds and three-quarters of their children will attend church as adults. If a father attends church irregularly, between half and two-thirds of their kids will attend church with some regularity as adults.

If a mother does not go to church, but a father does, a minimum of two-thirds of their children will end up attending church. In contrast, if a father does not go to church, but the mother does, on average two-thirds of their children will not attend church.

How interesting that dads play such a key role! Ephesians 6:4 says: Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

God’s Word is pretty clear about the important role that fathers should play in the life of the family. Dads, please pray about this. Be a man on a mission for the faith life of your children!

Bill Meyer is Trinity Lutheran's principal.
Golter's Musings: Do We Really Need Lutheran Schools?
Do We REALLY Need Lutheran Schools?

Yes, we do. Here’s why.

God gives Lutheran teachers two tools to teach children: The word of knowledge and the word of Holy Scripture. 

From the word of knowledge, they learn how glaciers cause erosion of the earth’s surface.

They learn of a bird’s instinct to sing, and marvel over God’s creation.

And, they learn to solve Word Problems. “Adam counted 8 legs in the doghouse. How many dogs are there?” This is all good. This is all very good. 

Knowledge and facts of God’s world expands, educates, and sharpens the mind, preparing these little ones for their future vocation to serve their neighbors. God created people to love Him and to serve others within His creation. 

You can read Pastor Golter's complete blog post by clicking here.
Trinity Glow Run
Make plans to join us on Friday, Sept. 21 for a Glow Run on Trinity's campus.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with food and games, while the run starts at 7 p.m.

Glow bracelets and necklaces will be provided. Hair color and glow hairspray also will be available. Make sure to wear something bright.

A $5 donation/family is being requested.

Don't miss out on this opportunity for food, fun and fellowship.
Trinity Fall Picture Days
Trinity's Fall Picture Days will be on Tuesday Sept. 18 and Wednesday Sept. 19.

Every class will have their picture taken on Tuesday except:
Mrs. Divarco's second-grade class, Mrs. Schmitzer's
Monday-Wednesday-Friday 4-year-old class and Ms. Breuer's
4-year-old all-day preschool class - these classes will have their pictures taken on Wednesday.

Parents can pre-order pictures and have retakes done if they are not happy with the pictures. Any child that did not get pre-odered pictures will take home a proof sheet.

Parents then can order online, but will have to pay shipping to get the pictures delivered to their home. If they are not happy with photos at any time, there is a full refund available.
Trinity Penny War
There will be another Penny War at Trinity Lutheran, beginning today (Sept. 17).

Classes will once again work against each other to bring in the most pennies. Silver coins can be used to take away penny points from other grades.

All paper money will be considered a donation. All funds go to Kids Against Hunger.

All money can be turned in before school. The winning class will receive popcorn and a movie.
Athletics Update
It was a perfect day for Trinity's varsity girls cross country team on Friday, Sept. 14.

The Tigers took the top-5 places at Trinity's home meet to claim the varsity team title.

Trinity's varsity boys' team also placed three runners in the top 10.

Trinity's varsity soccer team stayed perfect on the season with a pair of victories on Saturday,while Trinity's varsity volleyball team opened the season at the Unity Christian Tournament in Fulton on Saturday.
Items of importance
STAFFING UPDATE: Trinity is sad to report that Mrs. Bushre, our middle school science and sixth-grade homeroom teacher will be leaving us later in October. Mrs. Bushre’s husband is a Pastor, and he has accepted a Call to a congregation in Wisconsin. When you see Mrs. Bushre, please tell her thank you for the years of dedicated service that she has provided and for the difference she has made in so many lives. We are searching for an able replacement for Mrs. Bushre. If you know of someone who may possibly be qualified and interested, please have them contact Mr. Meyer right away.

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Trinity's Fall Book Fair is scheduled for Sept.
24-28, and we need your help. Anyone that is interested in volunteering to help with the Book Fair can click here. If you have any questions, please contact Oliwa Jacobson at  oliwa.jacobson@trinitydavenport.org

JR. YOUTH GATHERING THIS WEEK: Students in 6-8 grade are invited to come and check out our first Jr. Youth event on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 

CUB SCOUT INFORMATIONAL MEETING: There will be a Cub Scout informational meeting in Trinity's school lunch room at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. Boys in kindergarten-fifth grade are eligible to take part. A parent or guardian must attend with each child and a registration fee will be collected at the event. If you have any questions, contact Frank Korfias at  compscigui@gmail.com  or Aaron Plond at  plonde@gmail.com .
Coming up
Sept. 18-19: Fall pictures.

Sept. 21: Glow Run.

Sept. 24-28: Book Fair.

Sept. 26: See You at the Pole.

Sept. 26-28: Sixth-grade Outdoor Ed. trip.

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

For a complete listing of happening at Trinity, you can click here
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MEMORY PACKET: Check out this year's memory packet for all grades by clicking here
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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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