Trinity Lutheran’s newest addition to the narthex is a must-see.

When entering the narthex, God’s people are greeted with a beautiful, breath-taking painting – created by Julie Wall - that hangs from the ceiling.

The painting, which took about 8 hours to complete and replaced the painting of Jesus, depicts Advent, Christmas and the Epiphany.

As we see the shepherds, Joseph and Mary, and the Wise Men in the painting prepare for the birth of our Savior, how do we prepare for Jesus?" said Julie Wall, who teaches art at Trinity Lutheran School.

If you haven’t had the chance to check out the painting, make sure you catch a glimpse. The plan is to rotate artwork to reflect the church year.

“The question is: how do we continue to bring artwork into the church,” Julie said. “Art has to teach, preach and confess.”

The current Advent, Christmas and Epiphany painting will be in place through the beginning of January.

“The goal and hope is to continue to rotate the artwork, so we aren’t always seeing the same thing – to the point where we don’t’ even realize that it is there,” Julie said.

In the next couple of weeks, be on the lookout for another must-see addition. 

During the Wednesdays in Advent, Trinity Lutheran will be having worship services and dinners.

The worship services will be at
12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., while the dinners will begin at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Trinity's High School Youth will be serving soup at this week's dinner.

Trinity's fourth-grade classes will be hosting the dinner on Dec. 12, while Gracie's Ministry Team will be the hosts on Dec. 19.

Trinity's Christmas Eve worship services will be at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Trinity's Christmas Day worship service will be at 9 a.m.

Trinity School's Christmas program schedule begins this week.

Trinity's preschool-kindergarten classes will have their program on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. in the church.

Trinity's first-third grade classes will be leading the Advent worship service on Dec. 12, while the fourth-eighth grades will have their choir, band and hand bell concert on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the church.
Last month, Trinity Lutheran kicked off its Annual Fund Campaign, which helps support special projects over and above the budget.

This year's goal is to raise $36,000 to help with the modular project and for tuition assistance. If you feel led to give to the Annual Fund Campaign, you can call the school office at
563-322-5224. To date, almost $18,000 has been raised.

Trinity Lutheran would like to thank all those who have made donations this year and in the past. The generosity of those donors has accomplished many great things for the kingdom. 
  • Members of Trinity's Freezer Meal Ministry Team, along with other volunteers helped prepare about 20 holiday meals for those in need.

  • Interior fluorescent bulbs have been switched to LED lighting throughout the school and in the offices in hopes of becoming more energy efficient.

  • Shoe boxes were filled with many supplies for children in need through the Operation Christmas Child program.

  • Thank you to all those who took part in decorating the narthex and church for the upcoming Christmas season.

  • Thank you to all those took part in the siding and skirting project for the modular.

  • Thank you to Jeff Koenig for serving as the ministry team leader for the safety and security committee.
You can catch up on all the happenings from the past month at Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool by checking out the Highlights sections, which are found in the church bulletin each week.
Join us in the Divine Service on Saturday night or Sunday morning. If you know someone that is looking for a church home, have them contact the church office at 563-323-8001.