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149 Honness Lane
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-9017

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Give thanks: We will gather together this Wednesday, November 27, at 7:00 PM to give thanks to God for all of our blessings! Pastor’s theme for the worship service is “Thanksgiving Takes Faith and Gives Contentment” based on Philippians 4. We will celebrate Holy Communion. Advent begins next Sunday!

Please Remember Those Less Fortunate: We have a bin in the narthex, under the family folders, to collect non-perishable food items for the Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard. We encourage you to donate anytime, but especially as we approach the holiday season.

Trinity After-school teacher is still needed: If you know of some-one looking for a teaching position, please ask them to contact us! ( or 273-9017)

Note: Pastor Foote is still having some inconsistency in receiving his e-mails. If your note is not personal, please send it to, and mention that it is for Pastor. This would go to Nancy and Pastor, so Nancy can be sure Pastor has received it. If it is a private message sent to, please follow up with a text or phone call to be sure he received it.

Adult Catechesis Class will continue this week: Join us Tuesday as we continue our God Connects series. Supper is available at 6:15, and the Catechism study follows at 6:30 PM. This week’s topic will be “The End of Time.” Feel free to invite your friends who might want to learn more about what Lutherans believe.

Friday Night Bible Study: We have a lively group attending our new Friday Night Bible Study, and you are invited to join us!  We will not meet this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Our next gathering will be December 6, at 7:00 p.m., at Bob & Linda Terry’s house at 107 Worth Street.  The topic TBA! Hope to see you there!

Hanging of the Greens: We invite young and old and in between to join us on Saturday, December 7, as we decorate the church with wreaths, swags, ribbons and candles, Nativity scene, and other festive adornments!

Christmas Pageant: Mark your calendar for our Christmas Pageant! Sunday December 8, at 4:00 p.m. Our Sunday school, youth, preschool, and after-school children will present, “The Visit of the King of Kings.” We encourage you to bring an appetizer to be enjoyed after the program.

Sing-Along at Cayuga Ridge: Spread music and cheer to residents of Cayuga Ridge assisted living home! Karla Notarianni has arranged visiting times for Trinity members and friends to meet residents, have a sing-along with favorite songs, play instruments, and chat! The residents always enjoy having visitors and fun entertainment. Join us there (1229 Trumansburg Road, just past Seventh-Day Adventist Church before the hospital) from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. on Thursday afternoon December 12.

Ring and Sing: We have reserved our time to Ring & Sing around the Salvation Army red kettle. It will be Saturday, December 7, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, in front of Old Navy at the mall. Invite your friends to join us, even for part of our reserved time. We sing Christmas carols and ring our hand bells while shoppers pass by. We often enjoy pizza at Pizza Hut afterwards, so you don’t need to worry about dinner! Spread Christmas cheer and help others at this fun annual event!

Are you looking for a way to serve at church? We encourage you to consider serving as usher during our worship services. If you are interested, please see Nancy or an elder for more information. Another opportunity is to sign up for altar duty for one month! This simply involves washing the Communion ware after communion Sundays (usually just twice per month), washing the linens and covering the altar. See Myrth for more information.

Daily Prayer for Individuals and Families prayer cards are now available at no charge. This laminated booklet is perfect for prayer time by yourself or with an unlimited number of people. Keep one in your Bible or hymnal. The prayer litanies included are for Morning, Noon, Early Evening and Close of Day. Pick up one for each member of your family so you can all be on the same page. This is a great booklet to have at your dining table for before or after meals. Daily Prayer can also be found in your hymnal (LSB). Cheryl Cox will be handing them out the next few Sundays or you may contact her to get your copies.

Severe weather policy at Trinity: When weather is questionable, we will try to keep our website up to date on cancellations: Also, feel free to call the church office, we will try to keep the phone message up to date, or call Pastor Foote or an elder. An email was sent out last Wednesday to all members and friends of Trinity on our email list. If you did not receive the email (from Nancy Gifft), please let us know so we can add you to our list. If you don’t use e-mail, please let us know that too, and we will ask your elder to give you a phone call with updates.

Church Flowers: The flower chart for this year is posted by the kitchen door across from our library. The cost of the flower arrangements is still only $20. You can take the flowers home after the service, but please return the vase for reuse. Please make a note of any dedication you would like printed in the bulletin.

Sign up to help with altar guild. This involves simply covering the altar and chairs after services, storing the paraments under the pulpit, and washing communion ware on communion Sundays (usually 2 per month). We ask you to sign up for just one month of service! A sign-up sheet is posted on the Trinity bulletin board. See Myrth Guest if you have questions.

Volunteer opportunities at Trinity… full descriptions of the responsibilities are in the notebook on the shelf in the narthex.  A brief summary is below:

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed: As we continue to strive to follow church-building as in Acts 2:42, 45, this year we are devoting to Fellowship!  To that end, please sign up to host a fellowship-coffee hour!  It is simple and is greatly appreciated.  A sign up sheet is in the narthex, along with directions. 

Email Notification List: We are planning to start a group list for email notification of special events. If you would like to be included on this list, please fill in the following form or send you name and email address to