JANUARY 2019
TRINITY TIDINGS
NEW EXTERIOR BULBS PROVIDE MORE LIGHT
IN TRINITY PARKING LOTS
If you have been on Trinity’s campus after dark, you probably have noticed an enhanced brightness in the parking lots.

Most of Trinity’s exterior lighting - including on the garage as shown above - has been switched to LED bulbs, creating more light, and hopefully a sense of safety and security.

In addition to the new exterior lighting, Trinity’s Safety and Security Ministry Team also has crafted a weekend security plan, which will be put into place this weekend (Jan. 5-6).

With the support of Trinity’s Elder Ministry Team, exterior doors will be unlocked for a limited time during worship services on Saturday and Sunday as well as the Education Hour on Sundays. Listed are the times each of Trinity’s exterior doors will be unlocked.

Narthex Doors
Saturday: Open from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

School entrance doors
Saturday: Open from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

North Wing Doors
Saturday: Doors remain locked.
Sunday: Open from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Playground Doors
Saturday: Doors remain locked.
Sunday: Open from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and from 10:325 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Gym Doors
Saturday: Doors remain locked.
Sunday: Doors remain locked.
EDUCATION HOUR RESUMES ON SUNDAY
Your Word is lamp to my feet and a light to my path. -
Psalm 119:105
Trinity’s Education Hour resumes today at 9:30 a.m. with a new Bible study. Pastor Vokt will be leading a new study in the school library on The Book of Revelation - A Testament of Hope.

The 10-week Bible study will highlight the major points of The Book of Revelation, written by St. John. There is - perhaps - no more misunderstood book of the Bible than the apocalyptic writing of Revelation. Yet its message is clear to all who would devote themselves to its pages.

A few of the lessons to be covered include: How to Read and Understand Revelation, Christ's Letters to the Church and the Inaugural Vision, and The New Heaven and Earth.

Start anew today to consider together the vision that Jesus gave to John on the island of Patmos for our comfort and hope.

Also resuming today is Pastor Golter’s study: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee - A Study on Hebrews. The study will reflect on Chapter 11, the great chapter of living by faith.

High School Youth continues its study of Paul's letter to the Romans - led by Mr. Michael McCartney.

Junior High Youth (7th and 8th graders - led by Miss Rebekah Henrichs) will continue their study of the Gospel of Luke.

Sunday School - for ages 2 through sixth grade – resumes, hearing of God's Word for them with the story of Mary's Visitation from Matthew 1.

God bless us all and grant that we would diligently ponder His Word - that we may ever walk according to it.
TRANSFER THE BLESSINGS
Toward the end of 2018, the Trinity Board of Directors entered into a working agreement with the LC-MS Foundation in St. Louis.

As part of that agreement, Mr. Scott Radden, a Gift Planning Counselor with the Foundation was assigned to serve our congregation.

Mr. Radden held an initial meeting in November with members of Trinity's new Transfer the Blessing Team. The members of this team will work with Scott Radden and the Foundation to guide and develop our congregation’s gift planning program and process.

One aspect of their work together will involve encouraging members and their families to designate
planned gifts to the endowment funds of our congregation.

The members of the Transfer the Blessing Team include: Julie Abramowski, Al Dueker, Lee Ficke, Harold Gehle, Jerry Lindstrom, Lois Warnsholz, Michelle Warner (Dir. of Ministry Support), Tim Leibold (Dir. of Communications), and Pastor Vokt.
PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN INFO MEETINGS SET
Trinity Lutheran will be hosting informational meetings this month for families that will have a preschooler or kindergartner for the 2019-20 school year.

On Jan. 14, there will be a preschool meeting at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, while the kindergarten meeting will be Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Please feel free to share these dates with your family, friends and neighbors. 
RACHEL ECKERT AWARDED LCEF SCHOLARSHIP
Rachel Eckert, who is the daughter of Rev. Timothy and Susan Eckert, was awarded the LCEF’s Iowa District East Scholarship for 2018.

Rachel attends Iowa State University, majoring in Engineering to design and develop new, economically feasible products that will make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Carole White, who is the LCEF District Vice-President, is very pleased to recognize Rachel for her compassion, academia and achievements as the winner of LCEF’s 2018 scholarship. “God has richly blessed Rachel with special talents and it is so inspiring to hear how she is such a blessing to others!”
UPCOMING EVENTS, REMINDERS, THANKSGIVINGS
  • Thank you to all those who have made donations to Trinity's Annual Fund Campaign. Currently, more than $25,500 has been donated. The goal for this year is $36,000. Donations still can be made by contacting the school office at 563-322-5224.

  • Trinity's Board of Directors will be hosting a Congregational Forum on Jan. 27 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Stay tuned for more details.

  • How's your understanding of Christ? Solid? Lacking? Prayerfully consider registering for the God's Workmanship Class, beginning Feb. 5. This 12-week class will give you comfort and strength. This class also is for those who desire to join Trinity. The time is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; childcare is provided. You may register online or by calling the church office.

  • Trinity’s PTL is hosting a Sunday PUN-day event on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The event is a fundraiser to help support Trinity’s faculty. The doors open at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., ComedySportz – which does improvisational comedy appropriate for all ages – will perform. Reservations can be made, but are not required, by emailing Jessica Merritt at ptl@trinitydavenport.org. There also will be a Silent Auction. Concessions and dinner will be available for purchase. All Trinity Church and School families are welcome to attend.

  • Thank you to all those who helped and volunteered their time and talents to make the Advent and Christmas season bright.
TRINITY HIGHLIGHTS
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 WORSHIP
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.