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Third Week in Lent

March 23 and 24, 2019


Welcome in the name of the Lord!  We trust that if you are seeking Christ, you will find him here; if troubled in spirit, you will gain peace; if discouraged, you will rejoice in hope; if friendless, find companionship and Christian love; that these and other blessings may be your portion is our prayer. 


Rev. Roger Prehn, Interim Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church

Cell Phone (407) 466-4909 

Email Address:  tlcpastor485@gmail.com

Office Hours:    Wednesdays & Thursdays


Serving this weekend

Assisting Ministers:

(5)  Suellen White          

(8)  Mary Mathews   

(10:30)   Bob Horak



(5)  Kate Mingle

(8)  Jim Donnell      

(10:30)   Irene Sanders



(5) Hope Bauman, Mary Parada                    

(8) Rosalie Kalman, John King, Bob Seaton, Bob Spitz

(10:30) Linda Avis, Don Erickson, Kerry & Sandi Wirth


Altar Guild:

(5) Hope Bauman, Mary Parada

(8) Rosalie Kalman, John King, Penny McKeever

(10:30) Else Abel, Annette Sowder


Christian Ed:

(9:15) Marie Smith





We extend our sympathy to Ralph Snyder in the death of his wife Nancy.  Arrangements for a memorial service are not complete at this time. 


Children’s Christian Education meets at 9:15am—10:15am in the fellowship hall on March 24 & 31, and April 7 & 28.  Children are encouraged to attend services and activities on Palm Sunday, April 14, and Easter Sunday, April 21 with family and friends. 


Adult Sunday School: On the five Sundays of Lent Pastor Prehn will lead a time of reflection and discussion on the “Five Gifts of Discipleship” as they relate to the renewal of our baptismal covenant.  Join us between Sunday worship services (9:15-10:15) in the sanctuary as we focus on the book of Philippians. 


Halifax Urban Ministry Soup Kitchen volunteers will be preparing Monday, March 25 at 10:30 am.   Volunteers can sign up this weekend in the narthex.


Annual ARC Luncheon, hosted by WELCA, is on Thursday, March 28, at 11 am. 


Mid-week Lenten Services: We will worship together on the Wednesdays during Lent at 11:00 AM in the church using again the Taize style of worship.  This quiet and contemplative worship is characterized by the singing of the music of the Taize community, prayer, silence, Scripture reading and reflection.  There are NO 7 pm mid-week Lenten services.


Trinity will journey with the ELCA World Hunger this Lent as we join together to study, reflect and give during the 40 Days of Giving. You are invited to join us in reflective weekly study. Practicing Lenten disciplines of repentance, prayer and fasting, giving and works of Love.  As you journey through Lent, practice sacrificial giving by supporting the work of the ELCA World Hunger beyond your typical offerings.  736 million people live in extreme poverty on less than $1.90 per day.  That is 10.7 % of the world’s population.  With a gift of $2.00 a day for the 40 days of Lent you can make a significant impact on hunger and poverty to our neighbors in our world.   May God bless your journey through the Lenten season.


 “Town Hall Meeting” is planned for Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 am for members and associate members. At this time, we can openly discuss the challenges facing the congregation — past, present and future. This will be an excellent opportunity for us to strengthen our resolve as the people of God as we anticipate the joyful time of a new pastoral ministry. 


Mission Workshop will be assembling Personal Care Kits on April 2 at 9:00 am.  All are welcome to help. We are also collecting combs and nail clippers for the kits.   Thank you.


An "Active Shooter" workshop will be held in Fellowship Hall on Monday, April 1, from 10-11 AM. An officer with the NSB Police Department will present a brief program followed by a question and answer period. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend! There will be signup sheet in the Narthex. Please sign up if you plan to attend!


Call Committee Update — On April 6 & 7 the services will be shortened by about 15 minutes for the congregation to have an opportunity to fill out a survey to let us know what types of gifts and skills you prefer in a pastor. If needed, you can finish the survey in Fellowship Hall after the service or take it home to complete it. Please be sure to return it by Tuesday, April 30! There will be a basket in the Narthex for the completed surveys or you can return them by mail. Be sure to continue to pray for God's guidance in this process and check the bulletin board for more frequent CC updates!


Columbarium Establishment: A committee has been formed to look into the possibility of having a Columbarium at our church, after interest was expressed to have one.  We are asking all interested church members to please sign the clipboard located on the table in the Narthex. This is to determine if enough interest exists to pursue this.   Thank you. 


Trinity Lutheran Church has a reorganized library!  Hours: Saturday 4-6:30 PM, Sunday 7:30 AM- 12:30 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 AM- 4 PM. Closed Monday and Friday.  Simple directions for borrowing a book will be located on the table in the library.  Suggested borrowing time is 3 weeks.  Always look forward to adding new books to our collection.                                                                                      


Thrivent Choice Dollars Deadline

Attention Thrivent members - please remember to direct your Choice Dollars to Trinity Lutheran Church by March 31. To do so go to https://thrivent.com/thriventchoice  Thank You!!!



Saturday (23)

Worship/Healing Service        5:00 pm


Sunday (24)

Worship/Healing Services      8 & 10:30 am

Sunday School (all ages)          9:15 am


Monday (25)

Halifax Urban Ministries Soup Kitchen             10:30 am


Tuesday (26)

Mission Workshop                     9:00 am


Wednesday (27)    

Lenten Service                        11:00 am

Executive Committee              3:00 pm

Handbells                                6:00 pm

Choir                                        7:00 pm


Thursday (28)

ARC Luncheon                          11:00 am

Care Team                                1:30 pm

Council                                      6:00 pm


Saturday (30)         

WELCA Exec. Mtg                    9:15 am

Worship Service                      5:00 pm


Sunday (31)

Worship Services                    8 & 10:30 am

Sunday School (all ages)          9:15 am



Commemorations for the Week


Sunday, March 24     Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Bishop of El Salvador, martyr, died 1980     Romero was deeply concerned with injustices evident toward the poor and powerless in El Salvador, and worked forthrightly against political repression. He was assassinated while presiding at the eucharist in a chapel near the cathedral in San Salvador.


Monday, March 25     Annunciation of Our Lord     Nine months before Christmas we celebrate the annunciation, in which the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give birth to the Son of God. The ancient church believed that this was also the date of the world's creation and of Jesus' death on the cross.


Friday, March 29     Hans Nielsen Hauge, renewer of the church, died 1824     Hauge was a layperson who wished to revitalize the church in Norway. As a result of a mystical experience, he felt called to preach. Many professionals in the church feared his motives and influence, and he was imprisoned for leading unauthorized gatherings.


Next weekend’s readings:  Joshua 5:9-12; Ps. 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32


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