SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2018
TRINITY TIDINGS
FOOD, FUN, FELLOWSHIP
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! – Psalm 133:1

Trinity Lutheran has the wonderful opportunity of being in each other’s company, serving and rejoicing the Lord on Oct. 13-14.

On Oct. 13, Trinity Lutheran will be hosting a Kids Against Hunger food packaging drive in the gym, beginning at 9 a.m. If you are interested in helping, you can sign up in the school office or at the Welcome Center.

On Oct. 14, Trinity Lutheran will be celebrating Oktoberfest with a congregational potluck from noon to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share – a German dish would be ideal but not required.

Root beer floats will be provided, and there will be games and prizes, including for the best German outfit and pumpkin weight guessing.

Make plans to join us on Oct. 13-14 for a time of fellowship, fun and food.
PASTOR GOLTER'S MUSING

Do you take things personally? Oh, I bet you think I mean accusation. I do, but there’s another side.

Do you take flattery, also personally? Both are equally dangerous. Accusation or flattery, if taken personally, sets you up for a fall, a roller-coaster life.

Why? Because you have set aside faith in Christ. What Christ says about you is the final, ongoing and refreshing word.

The Gospel is not only a past event—when the Holy Spirit converted you—but an ongoing refreshing stream of life-giving water to your soul (see Psalm 1:3).

Your God-given faith is sustained solely by the Good News of Christ as Savior from all sin. God designed faith this way, as needing the external power source of the Gospel.

To read the rest of Pastor Golter's blog and other Golter's Musings, click here.
MODULAR MOVE IN
Mondays aren’t always considered the best day of the week.

But for Trinity Lutheran’s
third-grade students and teachers, this past Monday may have been the best day of the whole school year so far.

After getting final clearance, Trinity’s third-grade classes, which began the year using the art room and school library as their classrooms, moved into their new home – the modular a.k.a. the cottages.

While the classes are still getting settled in to their new surrounding, there’s still some work left to do on the modular, including replacing the siding. 
GOD IS ON THE MOVE
This year’s ministry theme for Trinity School is: Follow Me (Matthew 9:9).

God certainly has been on the move in the first month of school, coaxing and drawing the students, guiding them to follow in his footsteps.

Recently, a Trinity student felt so led to place tooth fairy and birthday money earnings – all of which totaled $65 – into the chapel offerings. The amount is pretty significant, considering the offering usually consists of coins and small bills.

“I see so many people that are homeless, who don’t have any food or clothes. I wanted to save my money to make sure some people could get food through Kids Against Hunger (happening on Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. in Trinity's gym) - it’s the least I could do.”

What a great story that demonstrates how the Holy Spirit is working in the hearts of the young lives that are being molded right here at Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool.

For what other purposes do we old people live than to care for, to instruct, and to train the young? It is not possible for foolish youth to instruct and sustain themselves.

This is why God has entrusted them to us who are old and know from experience what is good for them. And He will demand a very strict accounting from us for them. (What Luther Says. Vol. III).
OCTOBER SAVE THE DATES
LWML FALL ZONE RALLY: All ladies are invited to the LWML meetings at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, in the church library or Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. in the chapel. The LWML Zone Fall Rally will be Oct. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Trinity's Fellowship Hall. Contact Donna Welch at
563-322-2510 for reservations.

TRINITY TRUNK OR TREAT: Trinity Lutheran will be hosting its Trunk or Treat on Oct. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the school's parking lot. In addition to the Trunk or Treating, there will be food, games, hay rack rides, pumpkin decorating and much more. If you would like to host a trunk, you can click here.

CONGREGATIONAL FORUM: Make plans to join us for a congregational forum at 9 a.m. on Oct. 27 in the Fellowship Hall. Stay tuned for more details about the forum.

CONCORDIA CHOIR COMING TO TRINITY: On Oct. 27, Trinity will be hosting the Concordia University Chicago Kapelle choir (pictured above), and we need your help with housing choir members. The Kapelle choir will be sharing their amazing talents at Trinity on Saturday, Oct. 27. If you have extra room and are willing to host a choir member, please contact JaNan Less at jananless76@gmail.com  or call 563-209-7979.
MINISTRY THANKSGIVINGS
  • Rally Day marked the start of Trinity's Sunday School year, the beginning of Holy Communion being offered at every Divine Service, and the 10:30 a.m. service moving to 10:45 a.m.

  • Trinity replaced its blue-covered pew Bibles with new ESV Bibles. The old blue-covered Bibles were shared with another Lutheran congregation that had major water damage and with an Iowa District East missionary.

  • Thank you to those who had their pictures taken for the church pictorial directory. Thank you - also - to everyone who came and celebrated Gracie's - Trinity's Comfort Dog - birthday.

  • God's people came through in a mighty way, helping fund the first phase of safety and security updates to the church and school. To date more than $30,000 has been donated through the generosity of our Trinity family.
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.