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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, ELCA New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, ELCA New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA




 Sixth Week of Epiphany


February 15 & 16, 2020



Pastoral Contact Information for Trinity Lutheran Church, NSB

Pastor Iocona has asked that requests for pastoral emergencies come through the church office during regular office hours, or Larry Muchow when the office is closed. Of course, you can still contact Pastor directly, but he would appreciate making sure the church is notified first of any emergencies.  


Office:  Monday—Thursday (9 am to 1 pm)

Phone:  (386) 428-4307

Email:    trinitylutheran485@gmail.com


Council President: Larry Muchow (updated)

Phone:  (386) 689-7471

Email:  e8scpo52@aol.com


Vice Pastor: Rev. Vince Iocona

Phone: (704) 223-5123

Email:    pastorvince@stmarkbythesea.org


Stated Supply Pastor, Rev. Julie Frank, a Chaplain with Orlando Health at Dr. Philips Hospital will lead our weekend services until Sunday, February 23, 2020.



Serving this weekend

Assisting Minister:  (5)  Raeann Purcell    (8)  Grace Kellermeier   (10:30)  Gail Roe


Lector:                     (5)  John Wagner       (8)  Rosalie Kalman       (10:30)  Marilyn Langenbach


Ushers: (5) Hope Bauman, Jackie Kaufmann 

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

                (10:30)  Kevin Bockus, Barbara Reilly, Jonathan Weinrich, Sandi Wirth


Altar Guild:  (5) Nancy & Gary Hopkins, Mary Parada      

                       (8) Grace & Joe Kellermeier 

                      (10:30)  Ellen Peppas, Marilyn DeMilio


Christian Ed: Marie Smith 




WELCA Silent Auction: Saturday, February 15, 2020 starting at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Items to be auctioned off include gift certificates to restaurants, entertainment, etc. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds from our auction will be split between the victims of Hurricane Michael and to provide scholarships for children to attend camp at Luther Springs. You don’t want to miss this event. 


Holy Land Bible Study & Fellowship will be at 9:15am Sunday, February 16 with Pastor Prehn, Andrea and one of our fellow travelers from St. Johns. It’s a Holy Land meet and greet!


A Luncheon honoring Pastor Julie is being held in the fellowship hall Sunday, February 23, immediately following the late service. Her last weekend as stated supply pastor is February 22 & 23.  You are invited to join us in thanking her for officiating at our services during our call process. Sign up this weekend.  Meat (Dustin’s BBQ) and Dessert are being provided.  Please bring a side dish. Let us know the # attending and check the type of side dish you're bringing. 


Beacon deadline for the next issue of our monthly newsletter is due on or before the third Sunday of each month.   This month’s deadline is Sunday, February 16.  Information can be placed in the Beacon mailbox located in the ushers’ room or emailed to the church office at trinitylutheran485@gmail.com.


Donations are still being accepted to help with the cost of shipping our quilts to Lutheran World Relief.  Thank you for your support.


The Road to Florida: We have named our Moving Expense Campaign THE ROAD TO FLORIDA.  We invite you to help reach our goal of $15,000 toward bringing our new pastor, Pastor Tim Bernard, to Florida.  Please use pew envelopes for cash donations and mark “moving expense” on the envelope with your name, or write “moving expenses” on the memo line of your check and place it in the offering or drop it off at the church office.  We hope to get 100% participation and we appreciate whatever funds the Spirit moves you to give.   


The TLC Crafters are meeting Wednesday, February 19 at 9 am to work on items for the church Bazaar. Questions? Contact Judy Driesbaugh (570-650-3478) or Penny McKeever at mckeever318@yahoo.com.  Come join us.


Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Breakfast

   February 25, 2020

   11:00 am to 1:00 pm

  We will be serving pancakes, sausage and juice.
       Invite your friends & neighbors.

     Anyone interested in joining our exciting committee, we meet the second Tuesday of most months in

     fellowship hall a 1:30 pm. Thank you, Carol Cramer, Communicator


Renew your own Living Lutheran Magazine individual subscription coming due this February if you wish to continue it! As per the Christian Education Committee's budget discussions, individual subscription will no longer be purchased and mailed to twenty-five homes. Some will be available at Church.


SCENT-si-tive: Many of our members are sensitive to strong fragrances and perfumes especially if they have lung issues, are on chemo or have allergy issues.  It would be helpful if we maintain a scent free church environment.


The Eternal Candle in the sanctuary provides an opportunity for families to remembers loved ones.  Please call Phyllis in the church office to dedicate the candle for a specific month in 2020.  The recommended donation for the candle is $30.  Thank you.


Chancel Flowers — Fresh flower arrangements in the sanctuary add to the life and beauty of our worship services. The year-round Flower Chart on the porch bulletin board provides opportunities for families to donate flowers to celebrate special occasions, remember loved ones, give thanks to God, or honor another person. The recommended donation for flowers is $25.  Thank you.


The Christian Education Committee has partnered with the Artists' Workshop of New Smyrna Beach to have a community art gallery in the Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall.  The first exhibit includes artwork by local artists including some of Trinity's members. the Fellowship Hall will be open weekends and during the week from 9 am to 1 pm Monday through Thursdays for members and visitors to stop by and take a look. If you have any questions, please contact Evy Okerstrom. (859) 699-1506.



Commemoration this Week


Tuesday, February 18     Martin Luther, renewer of the church, died 1546     Though he began his adult church life as a simple Augustinian monk, Luther challenged the abuses he saw in the church, and his work eventually led to the Protestant Reformation. Luther's accomplishments included liturgical reform, translation of the Bible, and creation of the Small and Large Catechisms.

Next weekend’s readings:  Exod 24:12-18; Ps 2; 2Peter1:16-21; Matt 17:1-9


Calendar of Events


Saturday (15)                                     Church Auction                                 1:30 pm

                                                          Worship/Healing Service                  5:00 pm


Sunday (16)                                        Worship/Healing Services                8 & 10:30 am

                                                          Sunday School (children)                   9:15 am

                                                          Holy Land Bible Study                       9:15 am

                                                          Beacon Newsletter deadline


Monday (17)                                      Presidents’ Day — Office closed


Tuesday (18)                                      Mission Workshop                             9:00 am


Wednesday (19)                                 TLC Crafts                                       9:00 am

                                                          Finance Mtg                                     2:00 pm

                                                          Exec Committee                               5:00 pm

                                                          Handbell Choir                                 6:00 pm

                                                          Choir                                                7:00 pm


Saturday (22)                                     Worship Service                               5:00 pm


Sunday (23)                                        Worship Services                             8 & 10:30 am

                                                           Sunday School (children)                 9:15 am

                                                           Holy Land Bible Study                     9:15 am

                                                           Farewell Luncheon — Pastor Julie (following late service)


 God Bless and Have a great weekend. 






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