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Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-9017

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Mark your calendar for the change in worship schedule:

June through August Worship service begins at 9:15 AM (Same communion schedule) No Sunday School or Sunday morning Bible class

Remember there are Bible studies/book studies offered other days of the week, both in someone’s home or at church.

Pastor’s days off: As approved by Council, Pastor Foote is to take one day/month off for a well-earned sabbatic day. Please contact the church office to leave a message for Pastor on his days off, including all Mondays, and this Thursday, July 19.

Biblical Garden Dedication Service, Saturday, July 21, 11:00 AM: The congregation is invited to join the Wednesday Bible study group, and the families of Bill Brodie, Bob Clark, Emm Smith, and Walter Reimers, as we dedicate new plantings in their memory. The plants have been added to our Biblical Botanical Walkway, and a plan is in place for a bench to be installed in the garden, making it a wonderfully serene area to meditate and enjoy God’s creation. If you haven’t strolled in our backyard, take the time to do so!

Summer Book Read: For our summer book read, we have chosen the book “Authentic Christianity” by our Reformation speaker this year, Gene Edward Vieth Jr. Most of the books have arrived. If you ordered one, you can pick it up in the church office (the backorder should be delivered this week). The cost of the book is $15 if you can cover it. If you would like to participate but didn’t sign up, let us know. Pastor will e-mail the group about proposed discussion dates this summer.

Spread God’s Good News at the New York State Fair! Volunteers in the Lutheran Booth at the Fair distribute New Testaments, Scripture Activity Books for Children, Preschool Activity Books, “What Lutherans Believe”, listing of Central NY Churches, and other religious items. Trinity’s dates to staff the Lutheran booth are Tuesday, August 28, from 4 – 10 PM, and Friday, August 31 from 10 AM – 10 PM. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Free admission tickets are available for all volunteers so you can enjoy the Fair before or after your shift! Contact Nancy for more information ( or call mornings: 273-9017)

Do you like to sing, visit or play an instrument? If so, you’re welcome to join in for one or all of the music sessions! We are sharing music with residents at Cayuga Ridge Nursing Home at 1229 Trumansburg Rd in the third floor Memory Care Unit. We will meet on Thursday July 19, 26 and August 2 from 4:30-5:15pm. If your have any questions, please speak to Karla N.

Discussion are being held about the redesign of our kitchen!  We have already had changes made to the kitchen with Clif Pollock’s beautiful new cabinetry, but more changes are coming.  If you would like to participate in the discussion about those changes, please let Dick Burlew know or contact Nancy so that you can be alerted to the next meeting time. 

Preschool/After-school Assistant Teacher needed: Our long-time preschool teacher is retiring, and our after-school teacher is taking college courses that prevent her from returning next school year. If you know of anyone who might be interested in either or both of these positions, please let Pastor Foote or Ray Wheaton know.

Lutheran Womens' Missionary League / LWMLRemember 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.

A Mobile Lutheran Bible Study...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week's subjects include: The Psalms, The Mass, John the Baptist & Repentance, The Prophet Isaiah and more. You can listen live or at your convenience at and on the LPR mobile app.

Our flower chart for 2018 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