Friday Update | November 18, 2022

"Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed his name. 'They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.'"

Malachi 3:16–17

Ingathering of Wine

We will have our annual ingathering of wine at the Thanksgiving Eve service. This wine will be used for the celebration of Holy Communion in the upcoming year. During the worship service, you will have the opportunity to bring your wine forward with your family. You may donate as many bottles of wine as you wish, but please bring forward only one bottle per family during the service. Making this special offering a part of your family’s Thanksgiving Eve worship is a meaningful way to give thanks for the gift of Holy Communion. Please only bring Concord Grape wine (Mogen David.) 750ml and 1.5 L bottles are readily available at your local grocer.  

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 by November 18 using the button below or email Heather at


Thanksgiving Gratitude Chain

Don't forget to add your link!

It's easy to focus on the turkey, football, and party planning, but the heart of Thanksgiving is gratitude for God's gifts. Join your church family as we come together and see just how many things there are to be thankful for! We'll count our blessings and watch our Gratitude Chain get longer and longer each week. Look for the craft station in the Narthex on Sunday to add your prayer of Thanksgiving.

Volunteers Needed

To celebrate the birth of our Savior, families of all ages are invited to come to Bethlehem and have Breakfast with Bible characters! Keep an eye out for details on the event but mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3 from 9-11am here on campus. Until then, much help is needed! We are looking for decorators, shopkeepers, pancake chefs, and more! If you can't help on Saturday, you are still needed Friday, December 2 starting at 4:00 pm to decorate and get the town ready for visitors. Please use the button below to register! Talk to DCE Kenzie if you have any questions:

Volunteer Now

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 or phone 225-292-2127.

Prayer Pals

We still need several adult volunteers!

A Prayer Pal is an adult Christian who promises to faithfully pray for and encourage one of our Confirmation or High School Students in his or her walk with Jesus. Their main responsibility is to lift their students in prayer throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a Prayer Pal, sign up using the link below. Contact Kenzie at if you have questions.

Be a Prayer Pal

Thank You, Trinity

For making the LWML Soup-to-Go and Bake Sale a success! Proceeds totaled $1,800 and will go equally to LWML National Mites, LCMS Southern District for Florida hurricane relief and LWML Louisiana-Mississippi District for the District Mission Grants. It took many hands with an array of talent and a Trinity team effort to make this event successful. Thank you to all of our cooks, crafters, set-up and tear-down team, shoppers, and everyone else who contributed to the event!

Thank you also to everyone who submitted information for Trinity veterans so that we could honor them in our pre-service slides. We featured 26 veterans!

LWML Mission Voice

The fall edition of the Mission Voice is here! Click below to read it online or pick up a hard copy in the Narthex.

Fall Mission Voice

Adult Christmas Party

December 10, 2022 Save the date!

Trinity will revive our traditional Christmas Party for adults on Saturday, December 10, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the home of Sandra Campbell. Look for details and an RSVP in your Friday Update and future bulletins!

Call Committee Update

The Trinity Board of Directors has established a call committee in anticipation of Kenzie’s move. The committee is composed of the following members: Jeff Bailey, Brad Burns, Jessica Gribnau, Stephen Hoffman, Kace Kieschnick, and Carolyn Watson. 

The committee has established the following statement of criteria for the position:

Trinity Lutheran Church, with the help of God, is seeking a ministry partner equipped to lead us in the following areas:

  • Lead youth ministry with emphasis on 6th – 12th grade
  • Lead monthly high school youth events
  • Lead semi annual youth retreats
  • Develop Sunday School curriculum
  • Recruit, train and develop Sunday School teachers
  • Teach Confirmation
  • Deliver children’s message weekly during worship
  • Perform other duties for the Church outside of youth ministry that are consistent with their background and training

The Southern District office has been contacted to request qualified candidates. We will also be accepting nominations from the Congregation through December 4th. To nominate an individual you may complete the nomination form using the link below or you may submit a paper form in the labeled box in the narthex. 

Please continue to keep the call process in your prayers!

Call Nomination Form

Renew Lutheran Witness Now

In order to receive/renew the Lutheran Witness, please make a check payable to TLC in the amount of $13.00 and deliver it by December 1. Please note in the memo line "Lutheran Witness" and either mail your check to the office or place it in the offering plate.

Trinity Lutheran School

We are thankful for you!

During this Thanksgiving season I want to take the time to thank you, our congregation, for your continued support of OUR school. It is truly, OUR school, a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church. We are able to minister to 72 students and their families every day—praying with and for them, offering tuition assistance, providing a rigorous academic program, and planting seeds of faith daily.

If you have a school-aged child, please consider visiting OUR school. If tuition costs are a concern, we will work with you to provide assistance. Trinity Lutheran School is your school too! Put this date on your calendar: January 19, 2023. It would be amazing to have every family with school-aged children in our congregation to visit us during the Open House scheduled for that date. We want to share with you what we offer now, our plans for the future, and how you can be a part of it by enrolling your child in Trinity Lutheran School!

God’s Blessings!

Marinea McGehee, Principal

Voter's Meeting and Board of Directors Elections

At the December 4 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 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.

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

Office Closed on Fridays

The church office will be closed on Fridays through December 9. It will also be closed on Thursday, November 24, for Thanksgiving Day.

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Altar Flowers

Flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God by Jim and Liz Slothower, in thanksgiving for our many blessings—especially our children, grandchildren and great grandson.

Trinity by the Numbers


November 13–14, 2022

Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m.

Monday 6:00 p.m.






Online 22

Online 6


For the week ended November 13, 2022

Budgeted Offerings

YTD Offerings

$ 190,125

$ 203,906

Over/(Under) Budget

Weekly Offering

$ 13,781

$ 14,671

Loan Balance as of 11/5/22

$ 2,257,065

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