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Your Weekly Update - Wednesday, June 15, 2022


The Dance of the Trinity

Last Sunday was Trinity Sunday, and Pastor Jenn Pockat, an associate to the bishop of our synod, spoke of the dance of the Trinity. The God we worship and follow is both one and three, always in motion. This perpetual motion of God opens us up to new ways of being, ways we may never have imagined before. The sermon made me wonder, where have you seen God in motion this week? Where is God on the move in our community and in the world?

God’s Blessings,

Pr. Erin


               It's Festival Time at Trinity

Trinity's parking lot will be full of activity from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, during Waupaca's Strawberry Fest. There will be vendors selling their wears, food options, and more. Be sure to check out Trinity's food booth and get yourself some gooey cheese curds, a hot sandwich, and a cool beverage. For your sweet tooth, stop by Trinity's Tasty Treats booth and select from an assortment of homemade goodies. 


Give Blood on Sunday, June 19

There is a desperate need for blood, and we are currently facing a shortage. Make plans now to donate blood at Trinity's blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 19. Register at or call 800-280-4102, sponsor code WA07. 

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Remembering Betty Kessler

Betty J. Kessler, age 85, of Waupaca, Wis., passed away Friday, June 3, 2022. She was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was a Bethel Circle member, who helped serve luncheons for funerals, and sewed with the Mission Quilters. A memorial service for Betty will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca, Wis., with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Betty’s name.

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June Ministry Spotlight

Trinity's monthly benevolence focus for June is the Synod and the ELCAThe Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the U.S. and a way of being church. The East Central Synod of Wisconsin is one of 65 regional groupings of congregations and other ministry sites within the ELCA. The area it serves in Wisconsin stretches from the bottom of Lake Winnebago to the Northwoods, from the shores of the Bay to the path of the Wisconsin River. 

A synod is a way of organizing the church that helps congregations, ministry sites, and leaders stay connected to each other and to the wider church beyond our region and outside our denomination. Because we are intentionally connected and turned outward in this way, we help each other fight the human tendency to only look inward and care about the people who are closest to and most like us.

See the display in the Koinonia room, and please consider supporting their good work this month in the envelopes provided!

Operation School Supplies

Operation School Supplies is back and helping local children get the supplies they need to succeed in school. The current needs are Crayola markers, Crayola crayons, Crayola colored pencils, Crayola paint sets for kindergarteners, boy and girl backpacks, and plastic work boxes. We will be collecting items throughout the month of June near the office entrance. Thank you in advance for your generosity toward local schoolchildren!

Let's Fill the Food Cart at the Fourth of July Parade

A great tradition returns this Independence Day! Cub Scout Pack 3634 will once again collect financial contributions and non-perishable food items in partnership with Trinity during Waupaca's Fourth of July parade. If you plan to attend the parade, bring a monetary donation or some canned foods to share. All donations will go to the Waupaca Area Food Pantry. From 2013 to 2021, generous folks along the downtown Waupaca parade route have contributed a nine-year total of 3,708 pounds of food and $3,834.69!


Personalized Memorial Bricks Now Available for Trinity's Garden

If you are interested in purchasing a personalized, engraved brick in memory of a loved one for Trinity's memorial garden, there are forms available in the office. Cost is $250 per brick. Payment is due when order form is received. 

Summer Worship Opportunities for You

Chapel on the Lakes

Join us for this unique weekly worship at 6 p.m. Wednesdays throughout the summer months aboard the Chief Waupaca. Carl Ferguson from Waupaca Christian Church will be leading tonight, and Deacon Bob Precourt, from St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church of Waupaca, will be ministering next week.

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Campfire Church

Pastor Erin will be leading a new worship opportunity, Campfire Church, and it will take place in Trinity’s parking lot on the fourth Sunday of each month in the summer. This service will feature a campfire, hot dogs and marshmallows to roast, and singing under God's beautiful sky. We hope to see you at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for this new worship experience. Everyone is welcome!

Luther's Tap Returns

Join Pastor Erin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at H.H. Hinder for the return of Luther’s Tap. This is a casual gathering for anyone with questions and wonderings about faith and God without the pressure of having to already know the answers. Luther’s Tap is all about conversation and wondering together, because life is complicated. Gatherings will be held the third Thursday of each month.


Hymn Sing Sunday

June 26: Back by popular demand! We are having a 9 a.m. Hymn Sing Sunday service and attendees will have an opportunity to request their favorite hymns. Come and sing with us!

Let Us WOW You!

July 31: The Shepherds Quarter musicians are providing us with contemporary Christian music for this Sunday's 9 a.m. worship time. We have a seat for you - and your family and friends.

Jazz Service

August 14: Matt Buchman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point music professor, and his jazz quartet will provide special jazz-flavored worship music at our 9 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 14, as we welcome Pastor Andy back from his sabbatical. Join us for a special day of celebration! 


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.  

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Sign Up for Splash Camp by June 23! 

Calling all kids in kindergarten through fifth grade! We have a special summertime event for you! Join us for Splash Camp from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 30, July 28, and Aug. 11. You can sign up today at  The cost of Splash Camp is $5 per child. Registration fees can be dropped off at the church office or bring it with you the first day of Splash Camp. If your child did not attend Sunday School at Trinity this year, you will have to fill out a release form on the first day of camp when you drop of your child.

Worship in Person or at Home

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


Video worship services are LIVE on Sundays at 9 a.m. on Trinity's YouTube channel.

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

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Your Giving Matters

Please consider making offerings to Trinity:
  • In person: Offer your gifts as you enter the sanctuary for 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 on days or at times 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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