APRIL-MAY 2018
TRINITY TIDINGS
An opportunity to walk in Jesus' footsteps
If you are looking to get to know the Bible more, Trinity Lutheran might have the perfect opportunity for you.
Pastor Golter and his wife, Elizabeth, are hosting a 10-day trip from
Feb. 19-28, 2019, to the Holy Land, which will include stops in Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
The cost is $3,499/person from Chicago.
If you would like more details about this special opportunity to Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus, contact Trinity’s church office at
563-323-8001 or email Pastor Golter at rlgolter@gmail.com.
FROM THE PASTOR
Has anyone seen this person around Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool?
Who is the lost person in your life?
Are you the lost person? Lost from what? Whom?
To hear more from Pastor Golter, you can check out his Golter Musings blog.
WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE CHANGE COMING IN JUNE
The final service for the 11 a.m. Go Fish contemporary service will be Sunday, June 10.

Pastor Golter and the leaders of the worship teams began a study process this past winter. Some of the factors for the decision included:

  1. The timing of the 10:30 a.m. and the 11 a.m. Divine Services created a gap in pastoral care and leadership for both.
  2. A desire to strengthen the Lutheran doctrine of the song texts, looking for clear Law and Gospel distinction.
  3. The needs of senior parents were presenting life changes for several worship team members, with one result being the retirement of long-term leadership.

A deep thanks and appreciation is extended for all those musicians throughout the years who contributed selflessly year after year. 
CALLS EXTENDED TO TEACHERS
Trinity Lutheran has extended Calls to Melynda (Mindy) Stackhouse and Jessica Hedrick (pictured on the right) to serve as teachers for the 2018-19 school year.

Mindy most recently served as a first-grade teacher at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Asheville, NC, this past year, while Jessica is a Trinity alum and is looking to return to the classroom after spending this past year on the Appalachian Trail.

Please keep Mindy and Jessica in your prayers as they deliberate their Calls.
TRINITY YOUTH ON A MISSION
Trinity Lutheran's Youth will be participating in a summer work camp in Elkview, West Virginia, on July 14-22. Those attending include 10 youth and four adults.

We will spend a life-changing week in the beautiful Kanawha Valley of West Virginia’s coal country.

Although it is near the capital of Charleston, little growth in manufacturing, professional, or construction jobs has left this area with a struggling economy.

The dwindling coal industry has hurt the folks of this area as well. Almost half the population are seniors on a fixed income who simply can't afford home repairs. Others have lost a great deal in devastating flooding during the summer of 2016 (pictured above).

Things look grim, but our group will bring a sense of hope and light as we provide a much-needed face-lift to the homes of needy residents.

We have an amazing opportunity to share God’s love with this small community that is in need! As we continue to grow in faith here at Trinity, a large part of that growth can (and does) occur when we become instruments of Christ’s love to others through service.
VBS COMING IN JUNE
Trinity's Vacation Bible School will be June 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day. A donation of $5 per child is being requested. 

This year’s theme is: Splash Canyon.

Students attending VBS will learn that life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At  Splash Canyon , kids discover that, on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side.
VBS sign up: click here
VBS volunteer sign up: click here
SUMMER STUDIES
Trinity's last day of school is June 1, but that doesn't mean the learning and studying is going to stop.

Trinity will continue its Sunday School and Adult Bible studies - both Pastor Golter and Pastor Vokt will be leading studies - throughout the summer.

Classes begin on June 3 for 2-year-olds through adults from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
SUMMER LEARNING
Dr. Dean Wenthe, long time Old Testament professor, is coming to Trinity and teaching for two and one-half days, June 11-13. The topic is: "Scripture and Sacramentality."

Don't let the title scare you! He'll examine Israel's history and how it relates to Jesus' birth, death and resurrection. He'll explore the meaning of Baptism and the Holy Supper and their relationship to the Gospel for life today.

Cost: Professional Church Workers - $150; retired pastors and laity, $100. To register for the course, click here.

In addition to Dr. Wenthe's visit, the Elders are sponsoring a barbecue on June 12 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. You can sign up at the Welcome Center.
WELCOME, CONFIRMANDS
On May 20, Trinity celebrated and rejoiced in God adding and Confirming his people.

Those being Confirmed included: Allie Lorber, Brendan Bloomer, Brooke Mester, Bryson Beaudry, Grace Schneiderman, Noelle Smith, Renee Clemensen, Sarah Eckert, Connor Buck and Sebastian Riley.

New members received included: Larry and Heather Coronell, Steve and Jessica Merritt, Suzanne Dengler, Sierra Divarco, Kathy Koenig and Larry Teig. You can learn more about the new members by clicking here.
FINANCIAL STATUS
Among the ministries your offerings support at Trinity Lutheran is our Christian day school.

Trinity students are immersed in an educational environment where the foundation is Jesus Christ.

Christian teaching is interwoven into all of the subjects. Throughout the day God’s Word is taught in every classroom through devotions, Bible study, and prayer by Christian teachers and staff who live and teach their faith.

Some students come from homes without a church connection.

“The school is God’s gift to our ministry. It is our ‘fishing pole’ to reach out to lost souls.” Pastor Golter

MINISTRY THANKSGIVINGS
In April and May:

  • Trinity Lutheran's LWML prepared and packaged 72 health kits for Lutheran World Relief (pictured to the right).

  • In April, Trinity announced that Michelle Warner has taken on a new position of Director of Ministry Support.

  • Trinity's fifth-graders teamed up with the Freezer Meal Ministry team to produce and serve meals at the Salvation Army in downtown Davenport.

  • Trinity hosted a congregational budget forum, with the Annual Meeting set for June 23 at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

  • Sunday School students packaged school supply and hygiene kits for Orphan Grain Train.

  • Letha Wallace, Sarah Jacob and Sarah Fratamico were recipients of this year's Parish Worker Scholarship.

  • Trinity honored and recognized its eighth-grade students and volunteers during a service on May 31.
TRINITY HIGHLIGHTS
You can catch up on all the happenings from the past month at Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool by clicking on the links to the right, which will direct to you 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.