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 Worship Schedule 

Saturday - 5 pm



8 am & 10:30 am


Sunday School

9:15 am


Administrative Information

Office Hours:

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Mon-Thurs)

Office Closed - Fridays

Office Phone: 


Office E-mail: trinitylutheran485@gmail.com

Pastor's Email:  trinitypastor@cfl.rr.com


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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

Third Week of Epiphany - January 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 talk with Pastor Rike or call the church office (386) 428-4307 for more information.  Thank you! 


A Hymn Festival honoring the spirit of the Winter Olympics will be held at Trinity on Sunday, January 28 at 3:30 pm.  We will sing hymns from several countries participating in the winter Olympic Games, including two hymns from South Korea.  We will also sing a new English translation by Pastor Jim Swanson of the Swedish hymn most of us know as “How Great Thou Art.” His translation is titled “O Mighty God.”  The Trinity Choir and Handbell Choir will participate.  Pastor Chuck Weinrich will be the narrator.  Tom Macklin from Stetson University will be guest trumpeter.  A soup and bread supper will follow the hymn festival to which everyone is invited.  A free-will offering as well as food donations will be accepted for Gifts of Love and Halifax Urban Ministries.  This is a Thrivent Action Team Event.  Please plan to attend!   


Serving this week

Assisting Ministers: 

(5) Rusty Norris        

(8) Grace Kellermeier    

(10:30) Gail Roe 



(5) Linda Roemer

(8) John King                   

(10:30) Gail Roe 



(5) Hope Bauman, Jackie Kaufmann

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

(10:30) Linda Avis, Jonathan Weinrich, Kathy Barrick, Fred Schieber


Altar Guild: 

(5)  Kate Mingle, Paula Bernbaum, Don Smith

(8)  Grace & Joe Kellermeier    

(10:30) Else Abel, Annette Sowder



(5)   Joan Norris, Sophia Rike



Elizabeth Circle




Trinity Lutheran Church has been notified of the death of Carolyn Ruggiero on Monday, January 15, 2018.  Carolyn was an active member of Trinity since 1986, serving in choir and Mary Maier Circle.  Life Celebration will be 2:00 PM Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach FL 32169.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 485 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168.


Attention Members

A Special Congregational Meeting is called for Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:45 am , as well as, the Phase II Congregational Meeting that is scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 11:45 am.   Both are important meetings.  Please plan on attending.    Council President, Gary Hopkins


Steps to our Journey – We are called to be Disciples

A meaningful relation with God; will be a good steward in a Christian congregation, nurture partnership with the leaders of the church and engage in fellowship, serve the church and the world with our time and talents and cheerful giving. 


Children Sunday School will be held at 9:15 am.  There is NO Adult Sunday School.

Monday Night Bible Study will resume January 8, 2018 at 7 pm.


2017 Contribution Statements are available this weekend in the narthex.  

Statements not picked up by January 31, 2018 will be mailed to the recipients.   Questions on your statement, please contact the church office and speak to Phyllis D’Alessio.    Thank you.


Halifax Urban Ministry Soup Kitchen volunteers will be serving Monday, January 22 at 10:30 am.   Volunteers can sign up this weekend in the narthex.


Weekly announcements and Beacon Newsletters are also available on our website at www.trinitylutherannsb.org


Lutheran World Relief/WELCA donations are being accepted to help defray the cost of shipping mission workshop quilts, personal care, layette and school kits.  Please make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran Church, and please note in memo LWR shipping. Thank you.  Service Outreach Committee.


Dedicating Chancel Flowers and Eternal Candles: The year-round Flower Chart on the porch bulletin board provides opportunities for families to sign up to donate flowers to celebrate special occasions, remember loved ones, give thanks to God, or honor another person.  The cost for weekly flowers  is $25.  Eternal Candles can also be dedicated to loved ones.  Please call the church office to check on the availability of your desired month.  The cost for the candle is $30. Thank you. 


How do I have someone placed on our prayer list? 

Prayer request cards and a drop box are located in the church narthex above the guest registration book. Please fill the required information and put your request in the drop box. Person (s) will be taken off the prayer list automatically after four weeks.  If there continues to be a need for prayer after that time, please submit a new prayer request. Prayer requests can also be submitted via the church office email at trinitylutheran@cfl.rr.com.  Please note ‘prayer request’ in the subject line.


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 (trinitylutheran485@gmail.com) and have the information updated. Church communications are affected if the information is incorrect. Help us in our effort to keep you informed.


SMILE - YOU’RE ON AMAZONSMILE !!!  If you make online purchases from Amazon, you can now get donations for our church from the purchases you make!  Simply shop at AmazonSmile by going to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.  You use your regular amazon.com account and your shopping cart, Wish List, etc. and other account settings are all the same.  On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) you will need to select a charitable organization before you begin shopping.  Search for Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Smyrna Beach, FL.  Or, use our direct link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2332805.   AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation of 0.5% from the AmazonSmile Foundation.


Calendar of Events

Saturday (20)

Worship Service                                     5:00 pm


Sunday (21)

Worship Services                                   8 & 10:30 am

Sunday School                                        9:15 am

Special Congregational Meeting              11:45 am


Monday (22)

Adult Bible Study                                    7:00 pm


Tuesday (23)

Mission Workshop                                   9:00 am


Wednesday (24)

Handbells                                                 6:00 pm

Choir                                                        7:00 pm


Saturday (27)  

Carolyn Ruggiero Memorial Service        11:00 am

Worship Service                                     5:00 pm


Sunday (28)

Worship Services                                    8 & 10:30 am

Phase II Congregation Meeting               11:45 am

Hymn Fest—Soup Supper                        3:30 pm



Commemorations this Week


Sunday, January 21     Agnes, martyr, died around 304     Agnes was a girl of about thirteen living in Rome. The details of her martyrdom are not clear, but she gave witness to her faith and was put to death as a result, most likely by the sword. The church has honored her as one of the chief martyrs of her time.


Thursday, January 25     Conversion of Paul     The week of prayer begun by the remembrance of Peter's confession now comes to an end as we recall the pivotal moment in the life of the other pillar of the early church, the apostle Paul. His encounter with the risen Christ turned him from persecutor of the followers of Christ to one of their leaders.


Friday, January 26     Timothy, Titus, and Silas, missionaries     These three early Christian men were missionary companions of the apostle Paul. Timothy became bishop of Ephesus, Titus bishop of Crete, and Silas was imprisoned with Paul at Philippi until they were delivered by an earthquake.


Saturday, January 27     Lydia, Dorcas, and Phoebe, witnesses to the faith     Women as well as men were important Christian leaders from the beginning, as demonstrated by these coworkers of the apostle Paul. Lydia, a seller of purple goods, lent her home for a church; Dorcas was known for charitable works; and Phoebe was a deacon in the church at Cenchrae.


Next weekend’s readings:  Deut 18:15-20; Ps 111; I Cor 8:1-13; Mark  1:21-28


Have a great weekend. Love one another as Christ loves you.





Submitted by:

Phyllis D'Alessio

Office Administrator

Trinity Lutheran Church

New Smyrna Beach, FL





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