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This Week at TLC (April 21-27, 2024)

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
April 21- 26, 2024

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School for ages two through adult at 9:45 a.m.
High School Group meeting 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
It’s BUILDING REPAIR Sunday!

MONDAY    
Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

TUESDAY
TLC Quilters from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Education Building
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FRIDAY
Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
SPRINGFEST Craft sale, plant sale, baked goods, lunch, raffle and more! 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Social Hall.
Young Adult Singles Zoom with Bob at 7:30 p.m. 
 

Sunday's Sermon April 21, 2024

"Who Really, Lovingly, Cares for You?"     

John 10:11-18
English Standard Version
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”
 

This Week March 31-April 6, 2024

THIS WEEK AT TLC

Sunday
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School for ages two through adult at 9:45 a.m.

Monday
Board of Elders at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

Wednesday
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10 a.m. in the Education Bldg.
LWML Lunch & Meeting in the Education Bldg. at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday
Crafters from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday
Meals for the homeless at 4 p.m.

Saturday
Young Adult Singles zoom with Bob at 7:30 p.m.
 

This week at TLC (March 24-30, 2024)

THIS WEEK AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
March 24-30, 2024

Sunday        
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.

Monday
No Woman’s Bible Study today

Tuesday
TLC Quilters in the Education Bldg 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Clothes Closet and Food Panty open 4-6 p.m.

Wednesday
Bible Study with Pastor Webb in the Education Bldg. at 10 a.m.

Thursday
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Worship at 1 and 7 p.m.

Friday
Good Friday Worship Service at 3 and 7 p.m.
Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

Saturday
Easter Egg Hunt & Party 10 a.m. – Noon
Young Adult Singles Zoom with Bob at 7:30 p.m.

Palm Sunday Mar 24, 2024

Mar 24-Step by Step
The death of Jesus on the cross is not cause for continued sorrow or ongoing relief. As the Epistle points out, our Lord’s giving of Himself for our sin makes His a glorious death. It causes “every tongue [to] confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:11). How do we do that? First, our Lord’s death draws us to Him, where we find forgiveness, grace, and mercy. Then, each day we are given opportunity to die to sin ourselves and to receive Christ’s forgiveness. It is an ongoing process that involves interacting with the people around us, with whom we share Christ’s invitation to heaven itself. We sing “Hosanna,” which means “save us.” Because of the cross, we are confident that we have been saved already.

This week at TLC (Mar 3-9)

THIS WEEK AT TLC (Mar 3-9, 2024)

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School    for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.
Middle School Youth Group 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mite Sunday

MONDAY
Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Education Building
Board of Elders 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb in the Education Bldg. at 10 a.m.
LWML Lunch and Meeting in the Education Bldg at 11 a.m.
Lenten Worship Service at 1 and 7 p.m.

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Crafters in Education Bldg. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FRIDAY
Hot Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
Neighborhood Prayer Walk at 10 a.m.
Young Adult Singles Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
 

This week at TLC (Feb 25-Mar 2, 2024)

THIS WEEK AT TLC (Feb 15-Mar 2, 2024)

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School    for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.

MONDAY
Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

TUESDAY
TLC Quilters 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb in the Education Bldg. at 10 a.m.
Lenten Worship Service at 1 and 7 p.m.

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Crafters in Education Bldg. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FRIDAY
Hot Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
Young Adult Singles Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
 

Sundays Sermon 2/25/24

SUNDAY’S SERMON (2/25/24)
"The Blessings of Suffering"     
Romans 5 (KJV)
5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
 

This week at TLC (Feb 18-24, 2024)

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School    for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.
High School Youth Group 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Building Repair Fund Sunday

MONDAY
Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

TUESDAY
TLC Quilters 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb in the Education Bldg. at 10 a.m.
Lenten Worship Service at 1 and 7 p.m.

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Crafters in Education Bldg. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FRIDAY
Hot Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
Young Adult Singles Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
 

Sunday's Sermon Feb 18, 2024

SUNDAY’S SERMON  (Feb 18, 2024)
"Living by God’s Voice"     
Genesis 22:1-18

1After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.” 2He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” 3So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” 6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. 7And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here am I, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.
9When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.” 12He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” 13And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”
15And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, 18and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”

Lenten Theme for 2024

Lenten Theme: St. John Passion
O come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Gradual for Lent
From earliest days the Christian Church employed the weeks before Easter—what came to be called the season of Lent—as the time of the year to prepare candidates for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, the catechumenate. Paul wrote, “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). Our midweek Lenten services prepare us to consider our identity and connection with the Passion of Christ as the baptized children of God.
Feb 14- Marked and Redeemed by Christ the Crucified
Marked. During this special service for the beginning of our Lenten journey, we will be marked—marked with ashes. These ashes stand as a stark reminder of the dust of death, which is the wages of sin—Adam’s sin, the world’s sin, and our personal sin. But notice the shape in which the ashes are applied to our foreheads: the shape of the cross. “Remember that you are dust,” we hear. Powerful words, yes. But may we also have ears to hear the words even more powerful: “Your sins are forgiven!” The Gospel assures us that we have been marked and redeemed by Christ, the Crucified. The One who entered into our world to shape our dust and breathe new life into our death is the One who has named us and claimed us to be His own. He took on the ashes of our death. He became sin for us, “so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Feb 21- From earliest days the Christian Church employed the weeks before Easter—what came to be called the season of Lent—as the time of the year to prepare candidates for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, the catechumenate. Paul wrote, “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). Our midweek Lenten services prepare us to consider our identity and connection with the Passion of Christ as the baptized children of God. Today, we see how John puts our attention on two events happening at the same time—the interrogation of Jesus before the high priest and the interrogation of Peter in the courtyard—and we see how these interrogations confront and comfort us.
Feb 28- What Kind of King is this?
As He testified before Pilate that His kingdom is not of this world so are we, by our Baptism, “fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19).
Mar 6-   Whom Do We Fallow?
It is in that understanding that we are enabled to take up our cross and follow Him through the struggles of this life to the glorious deliverance of eternal life.
Mar 13- Wisdom Has a Friend on the Cross
Today, we focus on three scenes of the cross that strengthen our faith in Christ’s kindness for us. The cross is our King’s throne where His love takes away our sin and makes us the family of God.
Mar 20- Jesus Finishes the Battle for your Salvation
Baptized into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we have God’s promise that the forgiveness and salvation accomplished by our Lord on the cross is for us and is all we need.
Mar 24-Step by Step
The death of Jesus on the cross is not cause for continued sorrow or ongoing relief. As the Epistle points out, our Lord’s giving of Himself for our sin makes His a glorious death. It causes “every tongue [to] confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:11). How do we do that? First, our Lord’s death draws us to Him, where we find forgiveness, grace, and mercy. Then, each day we are given opportunity to die to sin ourselves and to receive Christ’s forgiveness. It is an ongoing process that involves interacting with the people around us, with whom we share Christ’s invitation to heaven itself. We sing “Hosanna,” which means “save us.” Because of the cross, we are confident that we have been saved already.
Mar 28- It’s All About Jesus
In about 1498, Leonardo da Vinci completed his masterpiece “The Last Supper.” This famous painting shows Jesus seated at the table on Holy Thursday, surrounded by His twelve disciples. Although Judas the betrayer is positioned lower than the rest and darkened in features, Christ is full of light. Both the set of three windows that appear behind Jesus and the triangular shape of His body show how the triune God is made flesh in our Redeemer. All the gestures and expressions of the disciples are painted in such a way to capture the mixed moods of the night when our Lord was betrayed and handed over to death for us. Looking closely at the painting, every line is positioned in such a way to guide your eyes toward the center: Jesus, the Host of the feast, the centerpiece of da Vinci’s masterpiece! The Meal we gather to receive today is all about Jesus. The One who is the center of it all longs to gather His guests together to feast in His presence, both now and forevermore.
Mar 29- The Wonderful Exchange
As we gather for worship this Good Friday, we come to the cross of our dear Savior, Jesus Christ. The words of Martin Luther prepare us well to receive all Jesus dies to give us. “By a wonderful exchange, our sins are no longer ours but Christ’s, and the righteousness of Christ is ours,” Luther writes. “He has imparted that unto us, that He might clothe us with it, and fill us with it: and He has taken our evils upon Himself that He might deliver us from them. . . . In the same manner as He grieved and suffered in our sins . . . so also we rejoice and glory truly in His righteousness” (Select Works). Let us give Jesus glory for the “wonderful exchange” He has made with us at the cross!
Mar 31- A Startling New Reality
Those who followed Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem had hopes and fears, but their experience was within what they expected. So, Isaiah’s prophecy, which we shall hear again today, was one of those things that didn’t seem to apply, for it was too much of a change to take seriously. And the news from the angel at the tomb went far beyond that! Life after death challenged every understanding so directly that the women were startled into fear-driven silence—at least for a time. That very day others would hear the news and soon many would see Jesus Himself, as Paul tells us in the Epistle. Today is a day to embark on a life based on the startling new reality that death is not the final word for anyone with faith in Christ. How then shall we live before we see Him ourselves?
 

This Week at TLC (Feb 11-17, 2024)

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School    for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.
Evangelism Meeting at 9:45-10:45 in the Cry Room
Scout Sunday
LWML Sunday (Breakfast and Valentine Bake Sale)
Can Do Sunday

MONDAY
Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

TUESDAY
TLC Quilters 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb in the Education Bldg. at 10 a.m.
Ash Wednesday Worship 1 and 7 p.m.

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FRIDAY
Hot Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
Altar Guild 10 a.m.
Young Adult Singles Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
 

Sunday's Sermon (Feb 11, 2024)

Join us at 8:30 or 11 a.m. for Sunday's SERMON (Feb 11, 2024)
"Listen to Jesus"     
King James Version
2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.
7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

This Week at TLC (Feb4-10, 2024)

THIS WEEK AT TLC (Feb 4-10, 2024)

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School    for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.
Middle School Youth Group in the Education Bldg. 11a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mite Sunday

MONDAY
Board of Elders at 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb in the Education Bldg. at 10 a.m.
LWML Lunch & Meeting in the Education Bldg. 11:30 a.m.

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Church Council in the Education Bldg. at 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY
Hot Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
Neighborhood Prayer Walk at 10 a.m.
Valentine’s Dinner and Dance in the Social Hall from 6-8 p.m.
 

Sunday's Sermon (Feb 4, 2024)

Join us at 8:30 or 11 for Sunday's Sermon

“Christ's Ministry is Infinite and Intimate”

Mark 1:29-39
New King James Version
Peter’s Mother-in-Law Healed
29 Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick with a fever, and they told Him about her at once. 31 So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.
Many Healed After Sabbath Sunset
32 At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to Him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 Then He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.
Preaching in Galilee
35 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a [a]solitary place; and there He prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him. 37 When they found Him, they said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.”
38 But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.”
39 And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.
 

This Week at TLC (Jan 28-Feb 3, 2024)

THIS WEEK AT TLC (Jan 28-Feb 3, 2024)

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School    for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.

MONDAY
Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Education Building
Circuit Pastors Conference (Social Hall) from Noon – 5 p.m.

TUESDAY
Circuit Pastors Conference (Education Building) All day
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Circuit Pastors Conference (Education Building) 8-11 a.m.

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FRIDAY
Hot Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
Young Adult Singles zoom meeting with Bob at 7:30 p.m.
 

Sunday's Sermon (Jan 21, 2024)

Sunday’s Sermon (Jan 21, 2024)
“Becoming a Follower of Jesus”
Mark 1:14-20
Jesus Announces the Good News
14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

Sunday's Sermon Jan 14, 2024

Sunday's Sermon (Jan 13, 2024)
“Experiencing the Presence of God in Times of Uncertainty”
Psalm 139
King James Version
139 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.
20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

This Week at TLC (Jan 14-20, 2024)

THIS WEEK AT TLC (Jan 14-20, 2024)

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School    for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.
Middle School Youth Group 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Can Do Sunday

MONDAY
Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

TUESDAY
Quilters from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Education Building
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10 a.m. in the Education Building
Over 50 Group Lunch at noon

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Church Council 7 p.m.

FRIDAY
Hot Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.
Family Movie Night 6-8 p.m. in the Social Hall

SATURDAY
Let’s Do Lunch in the Social Hall starting at noon
Young Adult Singles zoom meeting with Bob at 7:30 p.m.

This Week at TLC (Jan 7-13, 2024)


THIS WEEK AT TLC (Jan 7 – 13)

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School    for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.
Middle School Youth Group 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mite Sunday

MONDAY
Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

TUESDAY
Quilters from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Education Building
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Church Council 7 p.m.

FRIDAY
Hot Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.
Family Movie Night 6-8 p.m. in the Social Hall

SATURDAY
Neighborhood Prayer Walk at 10 a.m. 
Young Adult Singles zoom meeting with Bob at 7:30 p.m.
 

This Week at TLC (Dec 31, 2023 - Jan 6, 2024


THIS WEEK AT TLC (Dec 31-Jan 6)

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School    for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.
Men’s Choir Practice at 10 a.m.

MONDAY
Church office closed

TUESDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
LWML Lunch & Meeting at 11 a.m. in the Education Building
No Bible Study today

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FRIDAY
Hot Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
Ungreening of the Church starts at 10 a.m.
Young Adult Singles zoom meeting with Bob at 7:30 p.m.
 

Sunday's Sermon Dec 31, 2023

Sunday’s Sermon Dec 31, 2023


“Be Comforted by the Presence of Jesus as We Await His Return”

New King James Version
Simeon Sees God’s Salvation
25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, 28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:
29 “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation
31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,
32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”
33 [a]And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against 35 (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
Anna Bears Witness to the Redeemer
36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; 37 and this woman was a widow [b]of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. 38 And coming in that instant she gave thanks to [c]the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
 

This Week at TLC (Dec 24-30, 2023)

THIS WEEK AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
(December 24 – 30, 2023)

Sunday
Traditional Worship Service & Children’s Play    10:00 a.m.
Sunday School        9:00 a.m.
Choir Practice        9:00 a.m.
Christmas Eve Worship    5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Worship with Communion    7:00 p.m.

Monday
Christmas Worship with Communion    10:00 a.m.

Tuesday
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry          4:00-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday
Bible Study with Pastor Webb    10 a.m.

Thursday
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday
Meals for the Homeless, Education Bldg.    4 p.m.

Saturday
Young Adult Singles Zoom with Bob    7:30 p.m.

This Week at TLC (Dec 17-23, 2023)

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE (Dec 17-23, 2023)
SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Choir Practice 10:00 a.m.
HS Youth Group (Education Building) 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
LWML Christmas Party 1:00 p.m.
Building Repair Fund Sunday
MONDAY
Sock Distribution
TUESDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Advent Worship 1:00 & 7:00 p.m.
THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Homeless Christmas Open House 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
FRIDAY
Meals for Homeless (Education Building Kitchen) 4:00 p.m.
SATURDAY
Altar Guild 10:00 a.m.
Young Adult Singles Zoom 7:30 p.m.

This Week at TLC (Dec 10 -16, 2023)


THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School for adults and children at 9:45 a.m.
Choir Practice 10 a.m.
Can Do Sunday

MONDAY
Cub Scouts in Social Hall 6-8 p.m.

TUESDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry 4-6 p.m.
Cut Scouts in Social Hall 6-8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb in the Education Bldg. at 10 a.m.
Advent Worship 1 and 7 p.m.

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
NAMI meeting in Social Hall 6-7 p.m.
Church Council in Education Bldg. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY
Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
TLC Christmas Party in the Social Hall from Noon – 2 p.m.

This Week at TLC (Dec 3-9. 2023)

THIS WEEK AT TLC
Sunday
Traditional Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Choir Practice 10:00 a.m.
MS Youth Group (Education Building) 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Senior Ladies Theater Trip 2:45 p.m.
Mite Sunday
Elementary Students outing to Midnight Star Pottery

Monday
Board of Elders 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry 4-6 p.m.

Wednesday
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10 a.m. in the Education Bldg.
LWML Lunch & Meeting at 11 a.m. in the Education Bldg.
Advent Worship 1:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Thursday
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10o a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday
Meals for the Homeless at 4 p.m. in the Education Bldg.

Saturday
Discipleship Revival featuring Rev. Dr. David Kim 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Young Adult Singles Zoom 7:30 p.m.
 

This Weeks Sermon (Dec 3, 2023)

SUNDAY'S SERMON (DEC 3, 2023)
"Our Struggles with God"
Isaiah 64:1-9
King James Version
64 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
9 Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

This Week at TLC (Nov 26-Dec 2)

THIS WEEK AT TLC (Nov 26-Dec 2)
SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Last Sunday of the Church Year
TUESDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.
THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FRIDAY
Meals for the Homeless at 4 p.m.
Adopt a Homeless Friend program begins.
SATURDAY
Young Adult Singles Zoom with Bob at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's Sermon (Nov 26, 2023)

SUNDAY’S SERMON (Nov 26) - "We Are Invited by God!"     
Psalm 95:1-7
New King James Version
A Call to Worship and Obedience
95 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
3 For the LORD is the great God,
And the great King above all gods.
4 [a]In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the hills are His also.
5 The sea is His, for He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
7 For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep [b]of His hand.
Today, if you will hear His voice:

Advent Themes

Midweek Advent 1
Chaotic Christmas
Text: Luke 2:1-7
Distraction: Like the innkeeper in the nativity
story, we can be distracted by pressures around us
and miss out on the miracle of Christmas.
Christmas has always been a story that
requires you to look past the distractions of life to see
the real gift of God.

Midweek Advent 2
Big Plans and Unanswered Prayers
Text: Luke 1:5-24
God's plans always happen in God’s time.
May we hold on to the hope that
God's plans are always far greater, and more
far-reaching than our plans. They are plans that will
eventually lead to our long-term blessing

                                                                                                              
Midweek Advent 2
Strength For Life's Unexpected Moments
Text: Luke 1:26-38 & Matthew 1:18-25
God can use the most unexpected moments
in our lives to bring about the greatest things.
In the midst of the unexpected moments in life,
we can trust in the promise of God’s presence.

Christmas Eve
The Shepherds
Text: Luke 2:8-20
The Shepherds are a picture of the real gift
this Christmas, the gift of a once & for all sacrifice
brought into the world.
We should follow the examples of the
shepherds and share the life-changing message of
Jesus with the world.

Christmas Day
Wrestling With The Gift Of Christmas
Text: Luke 1:26-38
Focus: God used the ordinary faithfulness of Mary &
Joseph to make way for Jesus’ entrance into the
world. We may not feel like we have much to offer
God, but he can use our daily faithfulness to reveal
His glory to others.
Mary should be a model for how we can
dig into and respond to the gift of Christmas, Jesus.

This Week at TLC (Nov 19-25)


THIS WEEK AT TLC

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Evangelism Meeting (Cry Room) 9:45-10:45 a.m.
High School Youth Group (Education Building)    11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
It’s Building Fund Sunday

TUESDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10:00 a.m. in the Education Bldg.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at 7 p.m.

THURSDAY
Thanksgiving Eve Worship at 7:00 p.m.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry are closed.
Thanksgiving Dinner in the Social Hall from noon – 2 p.m.
NAMI meets in the Education Bldg. at 6 p.m.

FRIDAY
Meals for the Homeless at 4 p.m.

SATURDAY
Young Adult Singles Zoom with Bob at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's Sermon (Nov 19)

Sunday’s Sermon (November 19, 2023
Matthew 25:14-30
New King James Version
The Parable of the Talents
14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. 16 Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18 But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
20 “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ 23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
24 “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
26 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. 27 So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Family Advent Guide

FAMILY ADVENT GUIDE  
Merry Christmas! Christmas is an exciting time where families can see ® how God has given us hope, love, joy, and peace! Each week’s devotion will explore one of these themes as you open the Bible as a family and read a part of the Christmas story. After you read the story, we have included discussion questions to help get the conversation started and connect this story from Scripture to your kids’ lives. 
One of the best parts of Christmas is the memories that we make with our families, and we want to give you a chance to make some of these memories. In each devotion, we are opening gifts, but these are special gifts. They are gifts from God; the best gifts around! Prior to starting your Advent family time, wrap a few simple boxes and mark them each with week 1-4 and one as Christmas Day. Inside each box, place a sheet of paper with that week’s respective focus. For example week 1’s focus is Hope, so write Hope on a sheet of paper and place it in the box for week 1. At the conclusion of the advent, kids will see how God’s gifts culminated in and came from the best gift of all, the birth of Jesus.

W E E K 1 
HOPE
TALK ABOUT IT: What comes to your mind when you think about the word hope? 
You might hope you get that video game you really want or hope that it’s a white Christmas this year. In those cases, we don’t know if what we are hoping for will really happen. We can’t control the outcome! But when the Bible talks about hope, there is a certainty, not because of what we hope for, but because of Who we hope in. The Bible teaches us that we can hope in God.
Hope is believing and longing for something while trusting that God will keep His promise. The people of Israel had waited and hoped for hundreds of years. But God’s plan began long before Israel even knew to hope for it. Before the world began, God had a plan for our redemption. He knew we would need a Savior. When Adam and Eve sinned, God spoke the first recorded promise about Jesus. God made another promise about Jesus to Abraham, then another to David. Throughout the Old Testament, God promised His people that He would send a Messiah—their Savior. God’s timing is perfect, and God always keeps His promises. But it is often hard for us to wait; we can become impatient. Israel waited and waited with hope for the day that God’s promise of a Messiah would come true. It had been 400 years since God had last spoken to the people. They waited and hoped. 
OPEN IT: Open your week 1 gift which contains the word “Hope”

READ IT: Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 9:6.
Hope in God will never leave you disappointed. Throughout all of history, God has never left His people hopeless. God promised to send Jesus to rescue people from sin and make a way for us to be welcomed into God’s family for eternity. What an amazing gift, way better than a video game! When we read through the prophecies of the Old Testament and then see how God kept His promises when we read the New Testament, we know we can trust God to keep all of His promises. Jesus promised that He would return one day and we would be with Him forever (John 14:1-3). We live in hope today as we eagerly await Jesus’ return to make all things new. And because God is faithful, this hope is certain!
PRAY IT: Thank God for sharing His plans and promises in the Bible to give us hope. Praise God for sending Jesus to be with us. Thank Him for the gift of hope through Jesus this Christmas.
VERSE CARD: 
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:21 CSB

                
MITTEN UNWRAPPING
YOU’LL NEED: 
a present mittens a timer


Place a present your family will enjoy inside a box and wrap it. Gather a pair of mittens and a timer. If you have preteens, use cooking mittens to increase the challenge.
Explain that each family member will have 10 seconds to attempt to unwrap the package while wearing the mittens. At the end of time, the next family member gets a chance. The game continues until the package is completely unwrapped. After the game, talk about what it was like to wait and hope you would be the one to open the present. 
W E E K 2 
LOVE
TALK ABOUT IT: Love is a frequently used word. Kids and adults alike use it to describe how much they enjoy or prefer something: I love watching TV. I love pizza. I love spending time with my family. But real love is much more than just liking something.
John 3:16 tells us that God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to be born in a manger, knowing that one day He would die for each one of us. This kind of love is more powerful than liking an activity or a food. Our likes and dislikes may change over time: things you like today may not be the same things you like next year. But God’s love for us never changes. He loves us every day. 
OPEN IT: Open your week 2 gift which contains the word “Love”

READ IT: Luke 2:1-7
It was in Bethlehem that Mary and Joseph, Jesus’ earthly parents, welcomed Jesus into the world. They had traveled to Bethlehem because the law said that Joesph had to go to his hometown to be counted in a census. First John 4:9 says that “God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his one and only Son into the world so that we might live through him.” God sent the gift of Jesus into the world to be born in the town of Bethlehem to demonstrate His deep and everlasting love for us. The gift of love from God, shown in Jesus’ birth, is steadfast and stronger than any other kind of love! 
PRAY IT: Thank God for sending the gift of love to us through Jesus. Thank Him for caring about and purposely planning details of Jesus’ story and of your story. Thank Him for this Advent season to reflect and rejoice that His unwavering love has come to us.
VERSE CARD: 
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” 
John 3:16 CSB
                
CHRISTMAS CARDS OF LOVE
YOU’LL NEED: 
paper markers or crayons


Since God shows us eternal love, we should show this love to others as well. Christmas is the perfect time to show God’s love to others in your community. Help your child think of a few people that you could deliver cards to this Christmas season. It could be people you know, or it could be the folks at your local retirement home or homeless shelter.
On the front of each card help your child write out John 3:16. On the inside encourage your child to draw a picture or write a note such as “God loves you. Merry Christmas!” (If your child is a pre-reader, have them trace letters using colorful crayons.) Deliver the cards as a family. 
W E E K 3 
JOY
TALK ABOUT IT: Joy is one of the hardest human experiences to explain and describe because the emotion goes beyond surface-level life circumstances. Joy is sometimes confused with happiness. Happiness is often determined by the things that happen to us or around us; joy is determined by something inside us. Since joy comes from within, we can find joy in both good and hard situations. Did you know joy is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)? This means that God produces joy in us, and one of the ways God produces joy inside us is through giving to and serving others. In our verses for today, the angel said “I bring you good news of great joy ...” which is why we sing songs like “Joy to the World” at Christmas. Jesus is God’s gift to us which, not only gave God joy, but gives us joy, as well. 
OPEN IT: Open your week 3 gift which contains the word “Joy”

READ IT: Luke 2:8-20
What an announcement! This special news didn’t come in a way we might expect today, like a text message, email, or letter. No, this important news came directly from an angel from heaven. Can you picture it? Imagine standing outside on a dark night, and suddenly angels appear with exciting news of great joy just for you. How do you think you would feel? The Bible says the shepherds were terrified at first, but their fear quickly turned to joy as they heard the news of the promised Messiah being born. 
Did you notice what the Bible said the shepherds did next? They “hurried off” to see Jesus (Luke 2:16). After spending time with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus, the shepherds “reported the message they were told (from the angels) ... and all who heard it were amazed” (Luke 2:17-18). Then they went back to the field “glorifying and praising God for all the things they had seen and heard” (Luke 2:20). What an announcement of great joy! 
The exciting news of Jesus leads us to respond by joyfully worshiping Him. As we worship Jesus, we will be able to share our excitement about the good news of Jesus with anyone who will listen. What great joy has come into the world, a gift from God! 
PRAY IT: Thank God for the gift of joy. Praise God for sending Jesus into the world. Ask for His help to share this joyful news with others this Christmas season. 
VERSE CARD: 
“The angel said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord.’” 
Luke 2:10-11 CSB
                
WORSHIP TOGETHER
YOU’LL NEED: 
a speaker your best voices! 


Worshiping together is a special experience for any family. Take some time and worship together as you sing, reflecting on how we can joyfully worship today just as the angels did!

W E E K 4 
PEACE
TALK ABOUT IT: This might sound kind of strange, but sneezing can be quite satisfying. Did you know that when you sneeze, the pressure of the air moving from your body can be 100 miles per hour? The louder the sneeze, the faster it travels! Did you know that you don’t sneeze when you are asleep? Did you know that you can’t keep your eyes open when you sneeze? God made your body so smart that it knows to automatically close your eyes when you sneeze. One of my favorite things about sneezing is when someone says, “God bless you!” It reminds me that people love God and that they know that He blesses people. That gives me peace. Peace is a feeling of calm, quiet, and knowing that God is in control.
OPEN IT: Open your week 4 gift which contains the word “Peace” 

READ IT: Luke 1:28-33, John 14:27
In the Christmas story, the angels played a very special role in announcing the birth of Jesus. When the angel appeared to Mary to tell her she would be Jesus’ earthly mother, he told her not to be afraid. He brought a message of peace to Mary. He wanted her to know she was called by God to be the mother of Jesus. 
Peace is an important part of Christmas, and a very special gift from God. The Bible verse we studied from week one explained that Jesus would be the Prince of Peace. (See Isaiah 9:6.) Jesus is our peace, and He came to bring us the gift of peace. Because of our sin, the Bible says we are separated from God (Romans 3:23). But God sent Jesus to provide the way for us to be brought back to Him by receiving God’s love. Then we will be at peace with Him (Romans 5:1). It was God’s love that brought Jesus into the world as a baby. Just like the angels, it is important that we worship Jesus and tell others about His birth and the amazing gift of peace He offers and leaves with us.
PRAY IT: Thank God for the gift of peace. Praise Him for sending Jesus so that we can have peace with God when we trust in Him. Ask God to use your family to point others to the peace of God this Advent season.
VERSE CARD: 
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful.” 
John 14:27 CSB
                
SIGN OF PEACE
YOU’LL NEED: 
white and yellow paper black marker glue


The dove is a sign of peace. Trace each family member’s hand on heavyweight white paper. Cut out each handprint. Draw a small black dot at the top middle portion of the thumb on the cut-out handprint. Cut a small triangle of yellow paper and glue to the thumb near the eye to be the dove’s beak. Write today’s verse on the dove. Be sure to write each person’s name and age on their handprint. Use ornament hangers to hang your dove family on your Christmas tree as a sign of the peace that Jesus gives. 
CHRISTMAS
DAY
JESUS
TALK ABOUT IT: Why do we celebrate Christmas? Is there anything different that we do as Christians to celebrate than people who don’t believe or trust in Jesus? (Allow your family to respond and discuss why you have these different celebrations.) 
Today is a special day because it is a day that we pause to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Long before Jesus was born, God had a plan to send His Son into the world to rescue us from our sins. The Bible tells us that Jesus came to bring light and life to everyone who trusts in Him.
OPEN IT: Open your Christmas day gift which contains the word “Jesus”

READ IT: John 1:14-18
We’ve learned the Christmas story, and now we see how God has given all these incredible gifts through the ultimate present, the gift of sending Jesus to earth. His one and only Son. Because of Jesus, we can experience hope, love, joy, and peace.
This Advent season, we have learned about a few of the greatest gifts you can receive, the wonderful gifts from God. He gave us prophecies of Jesus’ coming that gave hope to God’s people. God always keeps His promises. We learned that God gave us the gift of love through sending Jesus into the world to be born in a manger in the town of Bethlehem, demonstrating His deep and everlasting love for us. We were given the gift of joy, knowing that when the shepherds heard the news of great joy that Jesus was born, they rejoiced and praised God. Then, we discovered how God gave us the gift of true peace, as peace came into the world through Jesus from the message of the angels.
Today, we celebrate the gift of Jesus, the promised Savior God sent for us. Jesus was born as a baby. He lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, and rose again. Because Jesus gave up His life for us, we can be called children of God. This is the best gift ever! Today, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Light of the world, we pray for His light to be seen in our lives as we worship Him. 
PRAY IT: Thank God for the gift of Jesus. Thank Jesus for coming to be the Light of the world. Praise Him for coming to be the greatest gift for everyone who trusts in Him as Savior.
VERSE CARD: 
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” 
John 1:14 CSB

CHRISTMAS 
DAY  
ACTIVITY

Reading the Christmas story is always a highlight of the day! Have a family member read the Christmas story (Luke 2:1-2:20) while the rest of the family acts it out. 
Assign each family member to a role! Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the shepherds, and the angels. You can double up on roles, or even have little sheep if your family is large. Add costumes if you’re feeling daring! A blanket around Mary’s head, a baby doll as Jesus, use whatever you have. Celebrate together when Jesus is born! 
https://www.trinitylutheransavannah.com/editoruploads/files/Family%20Advent%20Guide%202023.pdf

Sunday's Sermon (Nov 12)

Sunday's Sermon (November 12, 2023)
"We will always be with the Lord"
1 Thessalonians 4:17
“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

This Week at TLC (Nov 12-18)

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
(November 12-18, 2023)

SUNDAY
Single Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Voters’ Meeting after Service
Can Do Sunday

TUESDAY 
Homeless Standdown 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4:00-6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10 a.m. in the Education Bldg.
Over 50 Group Lunch 12:00 p.m.

THURSDAY 
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

FRIDAY 
Meals for Homeless 4:00 p.m.

SATURDAY 
Altar Guild 10:00 a.m.
Young Adult Singles Zoom with Bob at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's Sermon - Nov 5, 2023

Sunday’s Sermon
November 5, 2023
“Blessed in Life, Blessed in Heavan”
Matthew 5:1-12

Introduction to Sermon the Mount
5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.
The Beatitudes
He said:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
   for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
   for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
   for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
   for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
   for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
   for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

This Week at TLC Nov 5-11

THIS WEEK AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
November 5-11, 2023

Sunday
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School for Two-year-olds thru adults at 9:45 a.m.
Veteran’s Breakfast – Join us after 8:30 Service for a breakfast honoring our Veterans
Middle School Youth Gathering – Yale, FL
It’s All Saints Day!
Mite Sunday

Monday
Board of Elders meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Novemberfest Set-Up all day

Tuesday
General Election in the Social Hall all day
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.
Novemberfest Set up all day

Wednesday
Novemberfest Set up all day

Thursday
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Novemberfest Set up all day
Church Council (Education Bldg.) at 6:30 p.m.

Friday
Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m.
Novemberfest Set up all day

Saturday
Novemberfest 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Young Adult Singles Zoom Meeting with Bob at 7:30 p.m.
 

This Week at TLC (October 29- November 4)

THIS WEEK AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 
October 29 – November 4

SUNDAY
Single Worship Service at 10 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.
Reformation Sunday Celebration after Service – potluck, fellowship, entertainment.

MONDAY  
Ladies’ Bible Study in the Education Bldg. at 10 a.m. Lunch following Bible Study.

TUESDAY 
Clothes Closet  and Food Pantry 4-5:30 p.m.
 
WEDNESDAY 
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10 a.m. in the Education Bldg.
LWML Lunch & Meeting at 11:30 a.m. in the Education Building

THURSDAY 
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Crafters in the Education Bldg. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FRIDAY 
Meals for the Homeless at 4 p.m. in the Education Bldg.
Middle School Youth Gathering

SATURDAY 
Glass Fusing Class at Midnight Star Pottery from 10 a.m. – Noon.  Sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex.
Middle School Youth Gathering
Turn your clocks back one hour tonight.
 

Sunday's Sermon (Oct 29, 2023)

Sunday’s Sermon: “The Lord of Hosts Is with Us” 
Psalm 46
King James Version
46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

TLC Oct 22-28, 2023

THIS WEEK AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
(October 22-2)

Sunday
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Today’s Sermon is “ The Render Trap”
Sunday School for all ages from 9:45 – 10:50 a.m.

Monday
Ladies’ Bible Study in the Education Building at 10 a.m.

Tuesday
TLC Quilters in Education Building from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

Wednesday
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

Thursday
Crafters in the Education Building from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday
Hot meals for the homeless 4 p.m.

Saturday
Youth Yard Sale from 8 a.m. – Noon in the Education Building
Young Adult Singles Zoom with Bob begins at 7:30 p.m.
 

This Week at TLC (10/8-10/14)

THIS WEEK AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH


SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services AT 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m.
Evangelism Meeting (Choir Room) 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Can Do Sunday – place your canned goods for the food pantry in the shopping cart in the Narthex

MONDAY 
Ladies’ Bible Study (Education Building) at 10:00 a.m.

TUESDAY
TLC Quilters (Education Building) at 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  
WEDNESDAY 
Bible Study with Pastor Webb (Education Bldg) at 10:00 a.m.

THURSDAY
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Crafters (Education Building) 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Church Council (Education Building) 6:30 p.m.
   6:30-7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY 
Hot Meals for Homeless (Education Building Kitchen)  4:00 p.m.

SATURDAY
Neighborhood Prayer Walk at 10:00 a.m.
Young Adult Singles Zoom with Bob 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's Sermon (Oct 8)

Sunday’s Sermon “Endurance” (10/8)
Philippians 3:4-14
4 though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain[a] to the resurrection from the dead.
Pressing Toward the Goal
12 Not that I have already attained,[b] or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have [c]apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ

What's Happening Oct 1-7


THIS WEEK AT TLC (Oct 1-7)
Sunday
Traditional Worship Services at  8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Middle School Youth Group (Ed Bldg.) 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  
MONDAY 
Ladies Bible Study (Education Building) at 10:00 a.m.
Bagged Meals for Homeless (Education Building Kitchen) at 3:30 p.m.
Board of Elders at 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY 
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 
Bible Study with Pastor Webb (Ed Bldg.) at 10 a.m.
LWML Lunch & Meeting (Ed Bldg.) at 11:30 a.m.

THURSDAY 
Clothes Closet  and Food Pantry open 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Crafters (Education Building) from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  
FRIDAY 
Hot Meals for Homeless (Education Building Kitchen) 4:00 p.m.

SATURDAY 
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner (Social Hall) at 5:00 p.m.
Young Adult Singles Zoom at 7:30 p.m.
 

Sunday's Sermon Oct 1

Sunday’s Sermon (Oct 1)
Philippians 2:1-18
King James Version
2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

What's Happening This Week Sept 24-30

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
Sept 24 - 30

SUNDAY
Traditional Worship Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Classes for two-year-olds through adults are available.

MONDAY
Ladies’ Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Education Building
Bagged Meals for the Homeless 4 p.m. Thanks, Doug, Shirley & Moe.

TUESDAY
TLC Quilters from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Education Bldg.
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 
Bible Study with Pastor Webb at 10 a.m. in the Education Building

THURSDAY 
Clothes Closet and Food Pantry open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Crafters in the Education Building 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FRIDAY 
Hot Meals for the Homeless at 4 p.m.

SATURDAY 
Young Adult Singles Zoom with Bob at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's Sermon Sept 24

SUNDAY’S SERMON (Sept 24)
"Proclaiming the Gospel in All Circumstances"  

Philippians 1:12-18
King James Version
12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;
14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

Sunday's Sermon Sept 10

Sunday’s Sermon (Sept 10)
"Living in a Different World" 
Ezekeil 33:7-9  
New King James Version
7 “So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. 8 When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 9 Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have [a]delivered your soul.