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Our driveway will be striped Saturday, September 14. If you need to get into the church that day, please park on Westview Lane behind the church, and use the pathway to our back entrance. The church key works on that door as well.

God Connects: Classes will take a 3-week break and resume Tuesday, Sept. 10. If you are new to the Lutheran faith, or would like a fun refresher about our beliefs, please come to our classes! Everyone is encouraged to attend, and invite friends who might be interested in finding out what Lutherans are all about!

Trinity Preschool and After-school teachers needed: Our assistant after-school teacher has moved out of the area so we are looking for someone interested in filling this position for the coming school year. Recently Lisa Cooper was offered a job working on the Cornell campus with Christian Union, so we will need to hire a morning preschool teacher to fill that vacancy as well. If you know of someone who enjoys working with children and is looking for a part-time job – Preschool (8:30 AM – 1:00 PM) or Afterschool (1:45 – 5:45 PM), please ask them to contact us!

Concordia Publishing House Annual Bible Sale: Save up to 33% on Bible & companion books now through 9/30/19. There is a LARGE order sheet in the narthex with options & prices. For details on the books available, see . Order now for Christmas, birthday gifts!

Building Committee News: The Building Committee continues to move forward with the renovation of the kitchen area. The following items have been approved and will be used as our architect submits drawings for Congregational perusal and comment. APPROVED:

It is our hope that we will have plans for the congregation to see within the next few weeks. We continue to work through the process of developing a Ministry Plan to move forward with other potential projects and ministries at TLC. Please feel free to contact Jeff True or Jean Pawlak with any questions or concerns.

FMSC, Ithaca Mobile Pack is coming up! Again this year the Pack will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church from Sept. 25-29. As a group, Trinity has reserved the Sunday, Sept. 29, 1:30 – 3:30 time slot. If you can help pack meals at that time, sign up on the bulletin board or beginning tomorrow you can go to the Ithaca Mobile Pack website to add your name to our group list, or reserve a different pack time that is more convenient for you and your family.

“Ministry Clarity” Trinity contracted with LCEF to consult with us before we build. Presently the process is that the results of our congregational meeting May 2 are being prioritized and given detail. Leaders are reviewing this, and once edited it will be sent to Billy Brath, our consultant, most likely we will plan a meeting in September for the next step in the process.

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 these Thursday afternoons: September 19, October 24, November 7, December 12

The Trinklein family, missionaries in South Korea that we help support, has sent a newsletter, describing their events of the past couple of months. A copy is posted on our Missions bulletin board. If you’d like to be added to their e-mail list, contact them at with the word “add” in the subject line. Financial support can be dropped in our offering basket with a memo for “Trinklein support.”

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.

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