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Prayer & Pie will meet this Tuesday, May 7, at 10:30 at Betty’s. Meet here by 10:20 to carpool, or meet us there at 10:30. We will share our praises and concerns, then take them to the Lord in prayer. After, we’ll enjoy pie! Let Pastor or Nancy know if you can bring a pie to share.

Sight & Sound Theater trip this Wednesday – Thursday (May 8-9). Those who have signed up to see “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theater in Pennsylvania should meet at the bus lot behind the Clarion on Triphammer, in front of the mall. The bus will leave promptly at 7:30 AM. Check with Linda Osborne if you aren’t sure where the bus stop is.

Congratulate our Graduates: Stay after church next weekend as we recognize our graduates and welcome our new members.

Lunch Bunch will celebrate Mother’s Day at Antlers on Sunday, May 12th at 12:00 noon. Please let Marti know if you want to join us. The more the merrier!

Toe-tapping Trinity: We’d love to have you join us in visiting and singing with the lively residents at Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home! Our next visit will be on Friday, May 24th, from 4:30–5:15pm. Come join us—visit, sing and have fun!

Welcome to the VBS Space Station where you can find all the latest requests and information! Please see for information and to register your children or to volunteer. This year’s VBS will be 9 AM – 12 noon, June 27-28 and July 1-3, with a weekend in between.

From the Command Center: The VBS preparation work parties are ready for takeoff! The first one will be May 8, from 1-3 p.m. in the Youth room (basement of the refugee house next door). If you have any time to help that afternoon, please come! There is a lot of prep work to do for all skills and abilities! If you have questions, please call or text me (Mary Milbrath) at 607-280-9087 or email to Thanks for helping with preparations. It will be a very different year this year due to late ending of the school year. If you know of children age 4 years through 6th grade, please pick up a flyer in the narthex and share it!

Ithaca Mobile Pack of Feed My Starving Children: A decision has been made! The 2019 Ithaca MobilePack will be held September 26-29, and will again be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church. We spent many weeks exploring the possibility of having the pack at Barton Hall on Cornell Campus, but the steering committee decided to postpone holding it at that location until 2020. That will give us more time to connect with campus groups and tend to the details of having a larger-scale packing site.

Yard Sale: As you do your home spring cleaning, remember that Feed My Starving Children Ithaca Mobile Pack will again have a yard sale on June 15, at the LDS church at 114 Burleigh Drive, from 9 AM – 2 PM to raise funds to support this year’s pack. Items donated for the sale can be dropped off June 12 & 13 from 6-9 pm. So save your “stuff” for this event.

Premier Conference for Lutheran Laity: You're invited to attend the Issues, Etc. "Making the Case" Conference Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at Concordia University Chicago. Topics include: Why the Public Square Needs Christianity, Joyfully Lutheran, The Lord's Supper, The Hippocratic Oath and more. Speakers include: Matt Harrison, Ross Douthat, Hans Fiene, Wesley Smith, Will Weedon and others. Registration is $125 and includes three meals. For more information, visit or call (618) 223-8385.

The Word of the Lord Grows and multiplies (Acts 12:24) - There are several opportunities for you to learn, discuss, and have fellowship with others around God’s Word. Each Sunday morning at the back of the church the elders have a class looking at the New Testament epistles. At the same time, 9:00 AM Sunday mornings, there is a study of the Minor Prophets, taught by Pastor Foote, Pastor Cooper, and Herb Israel. This particular study is called “Life Light” and includes a helpful home devotional and Bible study guide, as well as a “magazine” which deals with contemporary issues faced by the people of God. This is a great opportunity to allow God’s Holy Spirit to grow your faith by investing your time and focus in the Word. We also have a home Bible study, taught by Marti Clark, which meets in the home of Myrth Guest (located just behind the church - 140 Westview Lane)

Lutheran Womens' Missionary League / LWML: Remember to drop your pennies and loose coins into an LWML Mite Box.  Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite (Luke 21:1–4), the Mite Box is used to collect your small offerings, or “mites”, and are used to fund grants through Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. The Eastern District LWML has paid three of the eight grant requests that were approved at the last convention.  Your “mites” do mighty work!  See Vivian or Marti for more information or to get your own mite box.

Our flower chart for 2019 is posted by the kitchen door. Sign up if you would like to sponsor an arrangement for a Sunday this year. Note the dedication you would like, or contact the church office ahead of time so it can be printed in the bulletin.

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