Saturday - 5 pm
Sundays - 9:30 am
Sunday School in recess until the fall
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John the Baptist
June 24 & 25, 2017
Welcome Guests! You are invited to participate in the ministries of Trinity while you are living in the area, even if only for a short time. We invite you to attend our adult Bible study classes, sing in the choir, help on a committee, serve with the altar guild, be an usher or lector, make quilts with the mission workshop on Tuesday mornings, support our care groups, or offer other talents and skills. Please talk with Pastor Rike, Cantor Larson, or any member of Trinity to let them know of your interest. You may also call the church office for more information. Thank you!
Serving this week
(Sat) Paula Bernbaum
(Sun) Jim Swanson
(Sat) Dave Fasanello
(Sun) Linda Muchow
(Sat) Hope Bauman, Jackie Kaufmann
(Sun) Kerry & Sandi Wirth, Linda Avis, Jim Stanley
(Sat) Jackie Kaufmann, Hope Bauman
(Sun) Dave & Fay Faller
Staff Vacations: Cantor Brian Larson will be on vacation June 16-29. Thank you Debbie Fasanello and Gail Roe for playing for our services this weekend while Cantor Larson is away.
Office Administrator, Phyllis D’Alessio will be on vacation June 21-28.
Summer Choir sings for our summer worship services – Saturday night and Sunday morning – and YOU are invited to participate! Practice is in the fellowship hall 40 minutes before the service (Sat. at 4:20 pm or Sun. at 8:50 am).
Halifax Urban Ministries Soup Kitchen— Christian Organization Youth Group will be working the month of June. Thank you volunteers. Our next work day at the soup kitchen will be in July. A sign up sheet will be available at that time.
Trinity Lutheran Church supports Cudas Unhooked with paper goods for the Bridge House. Please sign up for a monthly contribution of : 12 rolls of toilet paper, 4 rolls of paper towels, 12 trash bags. We ask that you deliver the paper items to the Bridge House, 1220 Pearl St. New Smyrna Beach ( 386-314-0859 ).
Reminder: Please notify the church office when you have a change in your personal information. If you change your address, telephone number, cell phone number, or email, call the church office (386-428-4307) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and have the information updated. Church communications are affected if the information is incorrect. Help us in our effort to keep you informed.
Socks 'n Undies: As part of the ELCA Day of Service called “God's Work. Our Hands” Trinity Lutheran Church will be collecting underclothing for the “back to school season.” During the months of July and August, a basket will be placed in the church narthex for donations of new children’s socks and underwear to benefit the local school children at Chisholm Elementary School in NSB
Calendar of Events
Worship/Healing Service 5:00 pm
Worship/Healing Service 9:30 am
Stewardship Meeting 2:00 pm
Worship Service 5:00 pm
Worship Service 9:30 am
Independence Day—Office Closed
Commemorations for the Week
Saturday, June 24 John the Baptist John said, "[Jesus] must increase, but I must decrease." And so his birth is celebrated half a year before Jesus', just as the daylight in the northern hemisphere begins to wane. Jesus honored John as being the greatest prophet.
Sunday, June 25 Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, 1530 On this day in 1530 the German and Latin editions of the Augsburg Confession were presented to the Emperor Charles of the Holy Roman Empire. The Augsburg Confession was written by Philipp Melanchthon and endorsed by Martin Luther, and consists of a brief summary of points in which the reformers saw their teaching as either agreeing with or differing from that of the Roman Catholic Church of the time.
Sunday, June 25 Philipp Melanchthon, renewer of the church, died 1560 Though he died on April 19, Philipp Melanchthon is commemorated today because of his connection with the Augsburg Confession. Colleague and co-reformer with Martin Luther, Melanchthon was a brilliant scholar, known as "the teacher of Germany."
Tuesday, June 27 Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, d. 444 Cyril defended the orthodox teachings about the person of Christ. After a conflict involving all of the major Christian leaders of the time, it was decided that Cyril's interpretation, that Christ's person included both divine and human natures, was correct.
Wednesday, June 28 Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, died around 202 This important early church leader tried very hard to hold to the faith handed down by the apostles. An opponent of the movement known as gnosticism, Irenaeus was one of the first to speak of the church as catholic, or linked together.
Thursday, June 29 Peter and Paul, Apostles These two strong-willed apostles are the pillars of the church in the first generation after Christ. Peter was one of the Twelve, one who both offered a glorious confession of faith and later denied knowing Jesus. Paul once led the persecution of Christians, then was converted and helped bring the faith to non-Jewish people.
Saturday, July 1 Catherine Winkworth, d. 1878; John Mason Neale, d. 1866; hymn translators
Neale was an English priest who specialized in the translation of Latin and Greek hymns into English. Winkworth lived in Manchester, England, and devoted herself to translating German hymns. Almost all English-speaking hymnals include many of their translations.
Next weekend’s readings: Jer 28:5-9; Ps 89:1-4, 15-18; Rom 6:12-23; Matt 10:40-42
Phyllis D'Alessio Office Administrator Trinity Lutheran Church New Smyrna Beach, FL