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

              Weekly Announcements and Assignments



Twenty-second Week of Pentecost

October 20 and 21, 2018

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 call the church office (386) 428-4307 for more information.  We have something for you— Gift bags available for you in the narthex (lobby). They have some additional information about Trinity, and goodies that you will not want to miss!


Rev. Roger Prehn, Interim Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church

Cell Phone (407) 466-4909 

Email Address:  tlcpastor485@gmail.com

Office Hours:    Wednesdays & Thursdays


Worship Schedule--Trinity Lutheran, NSB

Saturday Worship at 5:00 pm

 The Wired Word Adult Study at 3:30 pm

Sunday Worship at 8 & 10:30 am

                Sunday School/Confirmation at 9:15 am / The Wired Word Adult Study at 9:30 am



Serving this weekend


Assisting Ministers:        

(5) Suellen White

(8) Joe Kellermeier         

(10:30) Chris Weinrich



(5) Kate Mingle

(8) Bill Hinkle                     

(10:30) Dave Faller



(5) Hope Bauman, Jackie Kaufmann

(8) Rosalie Kalman, John King, Bob Seaton

(10:30) Kathy Barrick, Barbara Reilly, Annette Sowder


Altar Guild:

(5)          Nancy & Gary Hopkins

(8)          Grace & Joe Kellermeier

(10:30) Gladys Bachman, Marilyn O’Connor


Christian Ed: (9:15)

Grace Kellermeier, Marie Smith


Flower Distribution:

Else Abel             



Confirmation and Christian Formation is held between Sunday services (9:15- 10:15) in the fellowship hall. Christian Formation will include The Wired Word, discussion facilitated by Chris Weinrich or Grace Kellermier throughout October. Pastor Prehn will resume facilitation on November 4th.  The Wired Word is also offered Saturdays at 3:30 pm.

This year our Stewardship theme is based on the hymn We Are an Offering written by Rev. Dwight Liles. Temple Talks will continue each weekend during October. We encourage you to read the following passages: Romans 12:1, Hebrews 13:16; Psalm 141:2, which may inspire you to be generous.  Week threeHave you remembered to fill out your Time & Talent Sheet and Pledge card to return next week?  

 Book of Names is available next to the baptismal font where you may write the names of those people you will be remembering this All Saints Day. 

Music rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings.  Handbells at 6pm and Choir at 7pm. If you would like to participate or would like more information, please talk with Cantor Larson or any choir member.  We are always happy to welcome new ringers and singers. 

Thankofferings are a historic means that women use to support ministries. Starting with supporting female missionaries when funds were not available for females through the church and expanding to a multitude of ministries, the Women of the ELCA continue to participate in the tradition of Thankofferings. The Women of the ELCA provide many grants, scholarships and resources. Fourteen academic scholarship winners split $43,000 for the 2018-19 school year. $15,000 was spent to assemble 2,005 hygiene bags for human trafficking victims at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston this summer. This provided education on human trafficking to the 30,000 youth and their leaders attending the gathering. Grants are awarded to local and global programs that support women and children. At Trinity, the Women of the ELCA have three circles that meet to participate in Bible study, fellowship and mission work including our Tuesday workshop that sews for Lutheran World Relief and local needs. We administer the benevolence program to provide for needy families at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.   Prayerfully consider supporting the Women of the ELCA with your financial gift of a Thankoffering.

Beacon Newsletter deadline for submitting articles and schedules is the 3rd Sunday of each month. (October 21, 2018)  Please email your articles/ schedules this weekend to the church office or place them in the office mailbox in the ushers’ room off the narthex. 

Advent Devotional Booklets: You’re are invited to contribute to a devotional booklet for our congregation for the upcoming Advent season by writing your own brief, simple devotion centered around the theme of hope and joy.  Please contact Nancy Hopkins at 386-316-3740 or at grywhop@aol.com for more information and/or to volunteer.  The devotions are due no later than Sunday, October 21.  Thank you.  

Our church Baldwin pianos are at the piano technician’s workshop for mold remediation.  We hope to have them back by the end of the month.  During this time, we will be using electric keyboards for rehearsals and worship services. 

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.


 Next weekend, October 27 & 28, 2018, we celebrate the

Festival of the Reformation. 

Don’t forget to wear RED.



Calendar of Events


Saturday (20)                                    

Assembling Back Packs—LWR                       9:00 am

Wired Word                                                       3:30 pm

Worship Service                                               5:00 pm


Sunday (21)                                       

Worship Services                                             8 & 10:30 am

Confirmation Class/Wired Word                  9:15 am

Volusia Conference                                         2:00 pm

Beacon Newsletter deadline


Monday (22)

Halifax Urban Ministry—Daytona              8:30 am


Tuesday (23)

Mission Workshop                                          9:00 am


Wednesday (24)                              

Staff Meeting                                    9:30 am

Finance                                                2:00 pm

Handbells                                            6:00 pm

Choir                                                     7:00 pm


Thursday (25)                                    

Council                                                 6:15 pm


Friday (26)                                          

Movie Night                                       6:00 pm


Saturday (27)

Memorial Service—Ina Temple                  10:30 am

Wired Word                                                       3:00 pm

Worship Service                                               5:00 pm


Sunday (28)                                       

Reformation Sunday

Worship Services/Rite of Confirmation       8 & 10:30 am

Sunday School/Wired Word                             9:15 am



Commemorations for the Week

 Tuesday, October 23     James of Jerusalem     One of three early-church leaders named James, this man is identified in the New Testament and by a historian of the time as a brother of Jesus. Scholars are uncertain whether this means a blood brother. He was a leader of the church in Jerusalem.was a leader of the church in Jerusalem.

 Friday, October 26     Philipp Nicolai, died 1608; Johann Heermann, died 1647; Paul Gerhardt, died 1676; hymnwriters     These great hymnwriters all worked in seventeenth-century Germany in times of war and plague. Nicolai, a pastor, lost 1,300 parishioners to plague, 170 in one week. He wrote "O Morning Star, how fair and bright" and "Wake, awake, for night is flying." Heermann's hymns, including "Ah, holy Jesus," often express the emotions of faith. Gerhardt, perhaps the greatest Lutheran hymnwriter, was a pastor in Berlin.


Next weekend’s readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 46; Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36.


Thank you and God bless you.





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