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From the Building Committee: Thank you for your prayers and patience as the building committee moves forward with the planned kitchen renovation for Trinity. We are finally able to share with you an architectural drawing for the project. Please take a moment after church to review the drawings and provide any feedback you feel the committee should take into consideration moving forward. Building Committee members will be available to try to answer any questions you may have. The hope is to hold a Congregational Meeting on October 13 to give final approval to move forward.

Adult Catechesis Class will continue this week: Join us Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. as we resume our God Connects series, this week’s topic will be God’s Law and Gospel. Feel free to invite your friends who might want to learn more about what Lutherans believe.

Trinity Preschool and After-school teacher: We thank the Lord for sending us a new assistant preschool teacher, who was hired last week! Hannah Tanas will begin tomorrow or Tuesday. An After-school teacher is still needed. If you know of someone looking for a teaching position, please ask them to contact us! ( or 273-9017)

Sunday October 6th, the Elders Class Begins a Study of the Book of Concord - "The Book of Concord,” published on the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Augsburg confession, is an impressive document which spans the first 60 years of the Reformation era. Scripture is always the sole source of authority and truth for the Church, but the Confessions are a coherent synthesis of Scripture which help us understand how all of Scripture is organized into articles of faith. This will be a tremendous opportunity to get a better handle on how all of Scripture holds together. All are invited to join the elders’ class studying the Book of Concord beginning October 6.

Journey through the Book of Acts begins October 6 - Did you ever wonder how the church grew from the earliest days of Jesus’ ascension into heaven? The exponential growth of the church is a fascinating story, which has been described before is the growth of an infant into adulthood. Come and learn about the security, inspiration, and protection which God afforded to the earliest church in its infancy. Learn about the struggles of its adolescent years, and the trials and trauma of its early adult years. All the while the saints of God remain faithful, they persevered, and they shared the hope that was within them. It's a tremendous story of courage and faithfulness… Trusting in God's Word and encouraging each other, because they had nothing else! Every participant will receive their own study booklet. You do not need to know the Bible well, but you will certainly learn as we learn together. The study of the book of Acts will be each Sunday from 9:00 AM to 10:10 AM.

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: 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.”

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