Weekly News


Wednesday, November 22
Church Office Closed

2:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship
7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving - Church Office Closed

Friday, November 24
9:00 am - Noon Pastor Boehme’s Office Hours

Sunday, November 26
Baptism Anniversaries
8:30 - 8:45 am Confession
9:00 am Worship
10:00 am Fellowship
10:30 am SS/Youth
DCE Lisa on Vacation - November 16 - 26


Monday, November 27
5:30 - 6:30 pm Confession
6:00 - 9:00 pm Day Care Association Meeting
6:30 pm Bible Class

Thursday, November 30
5:00 - 5:30 pm Confession
6:00 pm Worship

Friday, December 1
9:00 am - Noon Pastor Boehme’s Office Hours

Saturday, December 2
9:30 - 11:30 am Advent/Sandwich Project
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Youth Christmas Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 pm Youth Bell Ringing
1:00 - 5:00 pm Salvation Army Bell Ringing - Family Fare

Sunday, December 3
8:30 - 8:45 am Confession
9:00 am Worship
10:00 am Fellowship
10:30 am Bible Class/SS/Youth
3:00 - 4:00 pm Women’s and Girls’ Christmas Tea


Following the Thanksgiving Eve services at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on November 22nd, the Fellowship Committee invites you to stay for a slice of pie and a cup of coffee in the Fellowship Hall. You can choose from several varieties of delicious pie, and there is no cost or signup sheet. Your family and friends are also welcome to attend. Please note that there will not be a congregational Thanksgiving dinner at Trinity this year.

Thank you to all of you who dressed a bear again this year.  They all are very cute.  For those who have not yet returned yours, please remember that they need to be back at church by November 30th.  We need to take them back to the bank on December 1st.

Christmas cards are on display and available for purchase again in the fellowship hall.  The price of the cards has changed this year.  A box of 12 cards is now $6.00
per box.  We also have a box of 18 cards available and they are $9.00 per box.  If you pay by check, please add to the memo line - “Trinity Library Fund”.  Thank you.

2023-2025 LWML MISSION GRANT # 2

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, North Dakota - $100.000
A specialized chapel has been designed to provide hope and healing for at-risk children, ages 10 to 18, in the care of the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Bismarck, North Dakota campus.  Children at this facility have faced severe trauma in their lives, and need healing that only Jesus can give.  This mission grant will help with building costs of the new chapel and provide spiritual care for these children, their families, and the Ranch staff.
To learn more, visit lwml.org/mission-grants.

Advent devotions are now available to pick up.  The devotions are on the table in the narthex by the wall tapestry.

I Cantanti Chamber Choirs of Northfield is celebrating its 20th year of presenting a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This year’s concerts will be at the Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton College, Northfield on Sunday, November 26th at 4:00 p.m., and at First English Lutheran Church, 511 W Belle St., Cannon Falls on Sunday, December 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.
This year’s concert will feature music by composers John Rutter, John Tavener, William Mathias, and arrangements by Salli Terri and Alice Parker. There are also opportunities for the audience to sing along on familiar carols.
A free-will exit offering will be taken.

On Wed, December 13 from 5:30 - 6:45 pm those attending a summer mission trip will be putting together mason jar cookie (and other soups/treats) mixes to sell at the upcoming bake sale.  Pint and quart Mason jars are needed for this project. If you have any Pint or Quart sized Mason-type jars (with or without lids) that you can donate, please bring them to Lisa’s office.

Need Christmas gift ideas - try scrip gift cards. Raise Right, our Scrip card provider, has some brochures featuring many gift card options for Christmas gifts that we do not normally keep on hand. These will be at the scrip table for you to look at. I will take orders for these until Sunday Dec 10. The cards will be available at church on Thu Dec 15. This is a great opportunity to benefit our congregation.

Volunteers needed on Saturday, December 2.  We have signed up to ring bells at Northfield Family Fare from 1:00-5:00pm.  The youth will take a 1 hour shift from 2:00-3:00.  Anyone else (choir, family, couple, friend group, etc.) is invited to ring anytime.  I’m asking for 1 hour shifts, but if you want to be there for a longer time, that’s wonderful.  We could use people from 1:00-2:00, from 3:00-4:00, and from 4:00-5:00.  Please sign up on the signup sheet on the youth bulletin board in the hallway or talk with Lisa Martinson for more details.

The 2023 Women’s and Girls’ Christmas Tea, Joy to the World, will be on Sunday, December 3rd, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The event will include refreshments, singing, the Christmas story from Luke, and a short program.  Women and girls of all ages and guests are welcome to attend.  Please complete an RSVP card in the Fellowship Hall no later than November 30th.

The 2023 Men’s and Boys’ Christmas Breakfast will be on Saturday, December 9th, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The event will include breakfast and a short program by Kurt Anderson about his recent trip to the Holy Land.  Men and boys of all ages and guests are welcome to attend.  Please sign up on the sheet on the hallway bulletin board by December 6th.



 People Serving at Trinity                  

This Week - November 19       
  Pastor - Rev. Dr. Brent Klein
  Communion Assistant - Kurt Anderson
  Ushers - Group A
  Worship Camera - Josh Wagner
  Vacuuming - November 19 to 25 - Tony & Bobbi Schmidtke
Thanksgiving Eve - November 22
Pastor -  Rev. Dr. Armand Boehme (2 pm and 7 pm )
Communion Assistant - Craig Schuster (7 pm)
Ushers - Group B (7 pm)
Worship Camera - Amy Klein (7 pm)
Next Week - November 26, 2023        
  Pastor - Rev. Dr. Brent Klein
  Communion Assistant - Barbara Greenfield
  Ushers - Group C
  Worship Camera - Becky DeMann
  Vacuuming - November 26 to December 2 - Brent Casmey

Next Week - December 3, 2023        
  Pastor - Rev. Dr. Brent Klein
  Communion Assistant - Tony Schmidtke
  Ushers - Group D
  Worship Camera - Olivia Voigt
  Vacuuming - December 3 to 9 - Rob Gottsch
December Counting Team - Tony and Bobbi Schmidtke
                                                  Kurt and Barb Anderson
December Altar Guild - Becky Grieser, Darlene Larson,
                                          Barbara Greenfield, Marcia Huber


Scripture Readings
November 26
The Last Sunday of the Church Year

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
Matthew 25:31-46

December 3
The First Sunday in Advent

Isaiah 64:1-9
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 11:1-10            

Thursday - November 16          Sunday - November 19
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