OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2018
TRINITY TIDINGS
TRINITY'S WEBSITE RECEIVES
FRESH, NEW LOOK

If you get a chance, check out Trinity's new website. You will be amazed!

The fresh, new look offers a welcoming and spiritual experience to visitors of the site.

The site is easy to navigate and offers a wide variety of up-to-date information of what's happening at Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool.

Many thanks to Shawn Willard for his time, effort and expertise in rejuvenating Trinity's website.
HOLIDAY MEAL PREPARATION EVENT

Trinity Lutheran’s Freezer Meal Ministry Team already is getting into the holiday spirit.

For the second straight year, the Freezer Meal Ministry Team is planning a holiday meal preparation event on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall.

Last year, about 20 Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool families benefited from the holiday meals. This year, the Freezer Meal Ministry Team would like to double that amount.

To make that possible, they need your help.

Members of the Freezer Meal Ministry Team are asking that you – first and foremost – pray for the preparation event and the families that are in need.

Secondly, they ask, if you are available, to provide ingredients and supplies – stay tuned for a sign-up form for what is needed - for the preparation event.

And finally, to take part in the meal preparation on Nov. 17.

In addition to the holiday meal planning, Trinity’s Freezer Meal Ministry Team has been very busy, providing meals to those who are in need. In total, more than 700 individual meals have been provided in the past 14 to 15 months.

If you would like to learn more about the Freezer Meal Ministry Team or you are interested in helping with the meal preparation on Nov. 17, contact Annette Casad at casadelcasad@hotmail.com .

If you know of someone or a family that maybe in need of a meal, you can reach out to a Trinity faculty member.  
DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK ON SATURDAY

Just a reminder that Daylight Saving Time ends on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Please be sure to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night.

We don't want you to miss out on Sunday's Divine Services, which begin at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., or Sunday School and Adult Bible studies, which start at 9:30 a.m.

We hope to see you all this weekend.
PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH

In October, we celebrated Pastor Appreciation Month.

If you didn't get the chance to thank our pastors, feel free to pass along a note of thanks to Pastor Golter at randall.golter@trinitydavenport.org and Pastor Vokt at michael.vokt@trinitydavenport.org.

We are so blessed and thankful to have two caring and dedicated pastors.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Trinity Lutheran is taking part in the Operation Christmas Child ministry. We are asking families or individuals to fill a shoebox – which can be picked up in the narthex of the church - with prayer, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items and a toy. For those that aren’t able to pack a shoebox, there’s still a way to be involved. A donation of $9 is needed to cover the shipping costs of the boxes. The collection deadline is Nov. 11. If you have any questions, please contact Teri Wuestenberg at (563) 343-7195.

MEET HIM AT THE MANGER:  All women ages 8 and older are invited to register from now until Nov. 18 for the annual Prepare for Jesus event, which will be Sunday, Dec. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Materials to register as a table hostess or as an attendee are available in the narthex. This year's theme is, Meet Him at the Manger. Registered attendees will enjoy Christ-centering devotions, music, fellowship, dessert, and beautiful table decorations. Early registration is appreciated.

ADVENT SERVICE TIME CHANGE : Midweek Advent service times on Wednesdays will be at 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Advent dinners (Dec. 5,12, and 19) will be from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Trinity's Thanksgiving Eve service will be at 6:30 p.m., while Thanksgiving Day Worship will be at 9 a.m.
NOVEMBER SAVE THE DATES
YOUTH YARD CLEAN-UP DAY: Are you struggling to find time to get your yard raked this fall? Trinity’s Youth is here to help. The Youth is having a yard clean-up day on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Youth ask that you provide the ply bags, and they will do the rest. Contact Mark Jorgensen at 563-381-3331 to secure your spot. 

MODULAR PROJECT: The modular classrooms are almost complete! Skirting and siding will be installed on Friday, Nov. 9, starting at 3 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 10, starting at 8 a.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at
8 a.m. If you are able to help, please bring any siding tools you have as well as hammers, electric drills, small hand tools, electric saw and blades for cutting sheet metal or saw horses. If you have questions, please contact Chuck Stanger at 563-940-0062 or Michelle in the church office at 563-323-8001.

CRAFT FAIR: Trinity Lutheran will be hosting its annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. Come and check out the many vendors and enjoy the wonderfully made home-made soups and apple dumplings. Admission to the Craft Fair is free. 

BLOOD DRIVE: Trinity will be hosting a Blood Drive on Nov. 12 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to donate, contact Marilyn Meyer at 563-323-8001.
MINISTRY THANKSGIVINGS
  • Trinity Lutheran had the wonderful opportunity of hosting Concordia Chicago's Kapelle Choir on Oct. 27. Thank you to everyone that attended and for the students that took part in the concert.

  • Trinity's Board of Directors hosted a Congregational Forum on Oct. 27. The forum was an opportunity to share ministry updates as well as a Ministry Organizational Chart crafted by the Leadership Council. Stay tuned for an in-depth recap from the meeting.

  • Trinity's Communications' Team shared a communication survey with congregational members. If you haven't had the chance to fill out the survey, you can click here. Thank you to all those who responded to the survey.

  • Thank you to all those who prepared and attended Trinity's Oktoberfest (pictured above). It was a great opportunity for fun, food and fellowship.

  • Trinity - once again - had another massive turn-out for its Trunk or Treat event. Thank you to all those who hosted trunks.

  • The Kids Against Hunger event, which Trinity hosted - packaged $6,000 worth of food at the beginning of October.

  • Trinity was the host site for the LWML Zone rally in October. To learn more about Trinity's LWML, you can click here.

  • A big thank you to Jerry Lindstrom, who has agreed to be the Ministry Team Leadership for Stewardship for the church.
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.