Friday Update | December 2, 2022

"In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious"

Isaiah 11:10

Stephen Ministers Commissioning

This Sunday, at both services, we will commission our first group of 10 new Stephen Ministers. They are: Mary Ann Amador, Michelle Arceneaux, Dee Ann Hasse, Lisa Miller, Roger Sanders, Gordon Schamber, Kathy Schamber, Amy Sykes, Becky Young, and Erwin Zoch.


These men and women have received 50 hours of specialized training in Christian caregiving and are the first team of Stephen Ministers to serve our congregation and community. Stephen Ministers provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time. Stephen Ministers meet weekly with their care receiver for around an hour to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support for the person. Caring relationships last for as long as the person’s need persists.


Please join us for cake after the services and congratulate our Stephen Ministers on this huge accomplishment. Pray for them and ask God to bless their ministry and work through them to bring hope and healing to those whom they serve. If you or someone you know would benefit from having a Stephen Minister, simply talk to a Stephen Leader or Pastor Crowe. You can also email stephenministry@tlcbr.org. Your information will be kept in strict confidence. 


Our congregation is one of more than 13,000 worldwide, representing 160 Christian denominations, that use the Stephen Series system of lay caring ministry developed by Stephen Ministries in St. Louis.

Voter's Meeting and Board of Directors Elections

At this Sunday's Voter's Meeting, we will be electing Board of Directors officers for 2023. The Nominating Committee, led by Larry Rosendahl, is currently working to compile a list of candidates for the congregation to consider. If you would like to be considered or would like to nominate someone, please contact Larry at larryrosendahl@larryrosendahl.com or 225-253-7533. If you are interested in reading the portions of our policy manual relating to the Board of Directors, a condensed manual can be viewed HERE.

Breakfast in Bethlehem–The Census

Hear ye, hear ye! The governor has declared that a census is to be taken. Everyone must head to Bethlehem to register! Good news-- there will be games and activities for all ages, and a yummy breakfast, too.Get ahead of the game and skip the line... Pre-Register today! 

Registration is not necessary for attendance, but is appreciated for planning purposes. See you in Bethlehem!

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Christmas Poinsettias

Help decorate our chancel this Christmas with poinsettias! Cost is $18.43 per plant and the deadline for orders is December 11th. Names of those donating poinsettias will be listed in the Christmas bulletin, along with those whom they are honoring or remembering. You can fill out the form at church or use the button below to complete the form online. Payment can be made in the offering plate or by mailing a check to church, with "Online Order" and your name clearly visible. Make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Order Poinsettias

Ladies, last chance to RSVP

Please join us December 4 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for dinner and a celebration of the season. Entree and dessert will be provided, please bring a side dish to share. Don't forget your new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots!


RSVP using the button below or email Heather at volunteers@tlcbr.org.

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Men's Club Christmas Cook-out


Open to all Trinity Men! Join us December 4 at 5:00 p.m. for a guys’ night of fellowship and good eats! Grill your own steaks the way you like ‘em! Bring a side dish to share and your own steak, burgers or chops to cook. We’ll have the grill ready for an easy going night with the guys! Soft drinks provided or bring your own drinks of choice. Jim Dartez’s back patio,12237 E. Millburn. RSVP LarryRosendahl@LarryRosendahl.com or phone 225-292-2127.

Adult Christmas Party

Saturday, December 10, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Trinity is reviving our traditional Christmas Party for adults at the home of Sandra Campbell, 1884 Elise Drive, Baton Rouge. Wear your favorite holiday attire, glitzy or casual. Whatever makes you feel festive!

Please carpool if possible, and invite your friends that may not drive after dark to ride with you! RSVP below or email sc@sandracampbell.brcoxmail.com with Adult Christmas Party in the subject line if you intend to come. No need to bring anything but yourself. We hope to see those of you who fondly remember this party as well as those for whom it will become a new tradition!

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For the Youth

Advent Soup Suppers

Dec. 7 and Dec. 14

Please sign-up using the link in your Youth Reminders to make a batch or two of soup, desserts, and to help serve! Soup Suppers will replace High School Youth Night for the rest of the year.

Sign up to make soup

Girls Night Out

December 8, 4:30pm

All Moms and Girls are invited! Some of the girls were floored that I haven't been to TJ Maxx, thus this shopping trip was born. Get some Christmas shopping done or just come hang! Moms, if you can't make it let me know if your daughter needs a ride. RSVP to Kenzie at kbrown@tlcbr.org.

Help Our Trinity Girl Scouts 

Our Girl Scout troop is riding in the Jones Creek Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 11th and they are requesting donations. Parade throws (candy, beads, stuffed animals, etc.) or monetary donations (to purchase throws and pay the entry fee) would be much appreciated. Please bring any donations to midweek Advent service or next Sunday worship and place it in the box in the narthex. Place any monetary donations in an envelope marked “Jones Creek Parade.” Checks can be made payable to Girl Scout Troop 10178. Thank you for supporting our scouts!

Prayer List Updated on January 1

If you have friends on the TLC friends list, Ongoing TLC friends for cancer, or your own ongoing prayers currently on our prayer list, please notify Martha Rosendahl at mrosendahl@tlcbr.org if you would like for them to remain on the list. We will remove all other prayers at the start of the new year.

Greek Cross Vote

The vote on a Cross within the Greek Cross is being postpones to a later date in order to give the committee more time to come up with a full scale prototype showing the design, size, and color. Thank you for your input and patience!

TLC Design Development Committee

The Trustees are looking for an additional member for the TLC Design Development Committee with remodeling and/or design experience. The TLC Design Development Committee reports to the Trustees and is charged with reviewing and approving new projects and/or changes made on the Trinity Campus.

New Member Class Starting

Are you interested in becoming a member of our congregation? Pastor Crowe will be starting a 6-week new member class on January 8th. Contact him at bcrowe@tlcbr.org to get more information and join the class.

We are continuing to work on the website update. Notes and answers to questions will be added to our New Website page as they arise. READ MORE


If you have a question or problem, email receptionist@tlcbr.org.

Office Closed on Fridays


The church office will be closed on Fridays through December 9.

New! Advent Soup-to-Go


Our youth will sell soup-to-go from 3:30 pm–6:30 pm each Wednesday during Advent (Dec 7 and Dec 14.) Save yourself some time during the busy season and grab a few containers for quick and easy meals!

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Altar Flowers

Flowers on the altar today are given by Fred and Jeri Prellop in thankfulness to the Lord for all His blessings.

Sign Up Now for Altar Flowers in 2023

The flower chart for 2023 is hanging in Narthex, by the sink, on the right hand side. Choose a special Sunday to provide a bouquet of flowers for our altar area. Sign the chart with your name and phone number and you will be notified close to your chosen date with details.

Trinity by the Numbers

Attendance

November 27–28, 2022

Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m.

Monday 6:00 p.m.

TOTAL

104

86

20

210

Online 21

Online 4



Giving

For the week ended November 27, 2022

Budgeted Offerings

YTD Offerings

$ 215,614

$ 231,911

Over/(Under) Budget

Weekly Offering

$ 16,297

$ 8,110

Loan Balance as of 11/5/22

$ 2,257,065

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