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Your Weekly Update - Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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by Hugh Kress

The Gospel of Luke is packed with the parables of Jesus. As the Master Teacher, Jesus knew that the power of story was an effective tool to communicate messages to people. Since most people did not read or write, stories were easy to hear, remember and share. In this week's message, the parable Jesus tells clearly warns to not let the desire for possessions to control lives. Someone from the crowd asks him to settle an inheritance dispute. He relates a story about an extremely rich man that has so much that he builds extra storage facilities (we see these today lining many of our roads) so he can have secure retirement. All is for naught, since he is about to die - and he can't take it with him. What is important is to be rich with God's free gifts of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Ask yourself, "What is in your wallet?"

Remembering Lois Dorschner

Trinity’s oldest member, Lois Dorschner, passed away this week. Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Trinity, with visitation an hour before the service in the Koinonia Room. You can find Lois’ obituary here.

Come Jazz it Up At Trinity!

On Sunday, Aug. 14, Matt Buchman and his jazz quartet are coming to Trinity to lead the music for worship. Matt is a professor of music and director of jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Come join us for a truly festive Sunday of worship, as we welcome Pastor Andy back from sabbatical and jazz things up with the Matt Buchman Quartet!

All Aboard for Chapel on the Lakes!

Join Rev. Nate Gauerke of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Combined Locks for worship aboard the Chief Waupaca. To attend this summertime offering, be at Clear Water Harbor between 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. to get a seat.

Trinity Children's Choir Registration Day!

At long last, we are bringing the Trinity Children’s Choir back this fall! To make planning easier for parents and Trinity staff. we are holding a Registration Day from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Trinity. Children in first through fifth grade are invited to join. During the school year, the Children’s Choir meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 21. Trinity’s bus will pick children up at the Waupaca Learning Center right after school on Wednesdays and bring them to the church. Please note: Families must sign up for Trinity bus transportation. Trinity can only take children whose names are on file with the WLC office and Trinity. Participation is free, and we look forward to a fun year of singing together! For more information, contact Wanda. 

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We are so blessed at Trinity to be able to offer mission trips to help our neighbors in need of home improvement and have extra hands to get work done. Our mission trips have provided the opportunity for adults to hop on the Trinity bus and head south to assist those in Lake Charles, La., and to catch an airplane for South Africa to provide assistance to our sister church. Please heartfully consider showing your financial support to this ministry. See the display in the Koinonia Room.

This month's donation drive is for school supplies that are collected for school kits given to Lutheran World Relief. This is one of Trinity's annual donation drives. Per LWR, "Lutheran World Relief School Kits contain essential supplies to help children — and in some cases, adults — continue learning in the face of serious obstacles. That learning leads to a better life for them, their families and their communities." Visit the office entryway for more details. 

Save the Date for Trinity's Church Picnic


Find out what's happening at Trinity!

Each month you'll find a calendar with all the Trinity events on it.

Be sure to save the date for those important, upcoming events.  

Covid-19 Cases Rising – What About Boosters & Masks?

A new Covid-19 variant, BA.5, has taken hold. Not only is it the most contagious we’ve seen, but it’s also good at evading the bodies defenses, even if you’ve been vaccinated/boosted or have already been sick with Covid-19. As a result, case numbers are rising fast, and may soon exceed 200 reported cases per 100,000 people, at which point Waupaca County will go from “Green” to “Yellow” in terms of our risk level. The good news is that vaccines and prior illness with Covid-19 do seem to be reducing rates of serious illness, hospitalization, and death.


With all that as background, questions about getting boosted and wearing masks.

  1. Should I get my second booster shot? If you are eligible, yes. Click here and scroll down to “Find Out When You Can Get Your Booster” where you’ll find a tool from the CDC that will tell you whether you are eligible for your first or second booster based on responses to a few questions.
  2. I heard that this fall vaccines engineered to protect against the Omicron variants will be available; shouldn’t I just wait? Experts are recommending not to wait. If you are eligible for a second booster, get it now so you have the best protection against viruses circulating at this time. You will still be eligible for the newer booster in the fall.
  3. Do I need to start wearing a mask again? The official guidance from the CDC says that when our county enters the yellow zone of risk, people who are at high risk for serious disease from Covid-19 should talk with their doctor about wearing a mask. It is a good idea for anyone – and especially those at high risk – to consider wearing a mask when indoors, particularly in crowded spaces. Masks are available at the church entrance and near the masks required section of the sanctuary.

While being outdoors doesn’t guarantee you won’t still get sick with Covid-19, it does reduce your chances significantly. So, enjoy company with others outdoors as much as possible. 

Worship in Person or at Home

Join us 9 a.m. Sundays for in-person worship at Trinity, 206 E. Badger St., Waupaca.


Sunday video worship services are LIVE at 9 a.m. on Trinity's YouTube channel.

You can listen to Trinity Time at 9:30 a.m. Sundays on The Lakes 92.7 FM.

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 Your Giving Matters

Please consider making offerings to Trinity:

  • In person: Offer your gifts during worship.
  • By mail: Send checks to Trinity Lutheran Church at 206 E. Badger St., Waupaca, WI 54981.
  • By drop-off: Deposit offerings in the secure box just inside the south door nearest the church office. The office is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Online: Click the "Give Now" button below.
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If you have an urgent need to get in touch with a pastor, especially when the church office is closed, call or text 715-256-7789. You can also access the pastoral emergency line by calling Trinity and following the prompts through the voicemail system.

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