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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, NSB
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, NSB



The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost


Dear Members and Friends of Trinity, 


I want to thank you for the expressions of sympathy made to me and my family on the recent death of my father, Nado Bernard Jr. My dad was a farmer and so producing food for others was a part of who he was. If you would like to join me in feeding people in our own community, please consider giving to Gifts of Love, our local food shelf. You can also donate to Gifts of Love through us at Trinity. You can contribute on line at  trinitylutherannsb.org  Thank you.


Gwen and Jerry Leahy have now left our community and have moved back to Pennsylvania. They were faithful worshipers and servants of the Lord while with us at Trinity. Gwen just stepped down as the Witness Team chairperson. During today’s worship we will do the rite of Farewell and Godspeed for them in absentia


Outdoor Worship

We are going to have a weekly outdoor worship opportunity beginning Sunday, October 25th at 9:30 a.m. Please watch for an email early next week that has more information in it about how we are seeking to keep people safe while also worshiping our Lord. 


Ministry in our Midst

I want to share with you this story of ministry in our midst. A couple of weeks ago when Deborah and I recorded the worship service, we found that Deborah's microphone cut out during the readings. We didn’t discover it until nearly ten o’clock at night, so we made our way back to the church to re-record her readings. As we were leaving the church, we noticed a police vehicle that had pulled off to the side of the road, but didn’t think much about it. We turned and headed down A1A. About a half mile later the squad car’s lights came on and we pulled over. The officer asked for the usual driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. He was wondering why a car with Minnesota plates was leaving the church so late at night. (By the way, we had an appointment scheduled with the DMV for that Friday - We now have Florida driver’s licenses and plates!) We introduced ourselves and thanked the officer for his attentiveness and for the police department’s care for our property. 

I told that story the next day to the Fellowship Team as we had a meeting. Someone mentioned that since we had funds that we weren’t using due to the building being closed because of the pandemic, that maybe we could do something to show our gratitude to the New Smyrna Police Department. Bob Horak, on behalf of the Fellowship Team, made a few calls. And on October 7, Bob and Carol Cramer delivered a pizza lunch to the Police Department with Trinity's gratitude.

This is a good example of what we can do together; of one person sharing a story and another seeing it as an opportunity for ministry, an opportunity to proclaim God’s love in the world. Wouldn’t it be great if there was such an outpouring of gifts, that we could do this for our fire department, our EMTs, and our school teachers, all people who are so important to the fabric of our community, but who are often taken for granted? If you would like to make a special gift to Trinity so that we can continue to show our gratitude to others in our community, please do so. You can contribute on line at: trinitylutherannsb.org. Thank you. 


Worship In The Home (WITH) video

Attached below is a PDF file of our order of worship. It contains Confession and Forgiveness, the prayers, the readings and the hymns. You can either print it out or bring it up on your screen as you are watching this week’s Worship In The Home video for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. 

Here is the link for the video itself:



In order to view PDF attachments, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which has a free download at:




Fellowship Opportunity - Sunday Mornings from 10 – 11 am.

Join us via Zoom for an opportunity to try to see/hear from others. Get your cup of coffee/tea, or fruit smoothie or other beverage and join us any time between 10-11 am on Sunday mornings to see other members of your Trinity family. The computer link and phone numbers are:

Zoom Meeting via computer


Meeting ID: 820 1127 1593

Zoom Meeting via telephone 

        1 646 558 8656  

Meeting ID: 820 1127 1593



Book Study via Zoom – Sundays at 11:00 am

The news lately has been filled with images of protests. Race has become a hot topic in our country. Trinity has started a book study to learn more about race and the ELCA. We meet every Sunday at 11:00 am.   We begin with the book Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan. Facilitated by Raeann Purcell and Karen Weinrich, we will discuss small portions of the book each week.

If you want to join us, please order a copy of the book. You do NOT need to read the entire book ahead of time. We hope many people will join us as we learn together about church and race.


We have set up the following schedule for the Book Study:

10/18                   Chapter 9. Dear Church, I Love You

                            Chapter 10. Stretching God's Tent is Frontline Freedom Fighting

10/25                   Chapter 11. It’s Time for a Revolution


Join Zoom Book Study via computer


Meeting ID: 894 3896 1775

Join Zoom Meeting via telephone

        1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 894 3896 1775




Monday Bible Study via Zoom

To connect via computer


Meeting ID: 875 0477 4403 

To connect via Telephone: 

Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Password: 017896


Attention: The readings for the bible study are attached to this email in a printable PDF and Word file:

In order to view PDF attachments you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free download at



Weekly announcements are available on our website at www.trinitylutherannsb.org



Worship In The Home - Pentecost 20.docx
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Agnus Day Pentecost 20.pdf
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Bible Study Readings for Reformation Da[...]
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Readings for Reformation Sunday.docx
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