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God Connects: will have their next class of the summer series this Tuesday from 6:008:00 PM, with the theme, “Who Is Jesus Christ.”  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!

We thank all who volunteered to help with this year’s Vacation Bible School!  We had over 140 children register; 30 teen helpers throughout the week, and 41 adults who attended our VBS, with another 20 adults who helped with preparation leading up to VBS week!  The theme was Miraculous Mission, with an astronomy focus, and followed the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus.

Our VBS missions For the closing day craft many of the children and staff made beautiful quilts for St. John’s Mission (formerly Rescue Mission). Also, our effort to raise $4,000 for Feed My Starving Children was abundantly successful, especially with the help of Trinity members who boosted our overall FMSC collection to $10,182.  Thank you for your faithful giving.

Trinity music lessons begin this week. Come join in the fun in July, as we have fun learning to play some tunes together! Free music lessons (for piano, ukulele, or beginning guitar;) Tuesdays, July 9 – 30, from 7-8 PM. See Karla N. today, or contact Nancy in the church office is you’d like more information.

Youth Gathering: Bon Voyage to our four youth and two chaperones who are attending the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this weekend. Attending are Christiana Allnatt, Rebekah Milbrath, Ryan Milbrath, and Tyler Knickerbocker. Stephanie Foote and Mike Thompson will attend as their chaperones. It’s sure to be a wonderful experience for them all! Please keep them in your prayers!

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