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 Summer Worship Schedule 

Saturday - 5 pm

Sundays -  9:30 am

Sunday School in recess until the fall

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




Eleventh Week of Pentecost

August 19 & 20, 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 or call the church office (386) 428-4307 for more information.  Thank you! 


Serving this week:  August 19 and 20, 2017

Assistant Ministers:

(Sat)   Paula Bernbaum

(Sun)   Grace Kellermeier



(Sat)   Kate Mingle

(Sun)   Karen Teehan



(Sat)   Hope Bauman, Jackie Kaufmann

(Sun)   John King, Linda Avis, Rosalie Kalman, Fred Schieber


Altar Guild:

(Sat)   Nancy Case, Judy Driesbaugh

(Sun)   Else Abel, Annette Sowder



(Sat)   Nancy Case, Judy Driesbaugh


Flowers: Faith Circle




New Member Classes are being held Sunday August20 & 27, after service.  Reception into membership will be the weekend of September 9 & 10.


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).    


Adult Bible Study is held Mondays at 7:00 pm.


Vacation time: Office Administrator will be out of the office Monday, August 20—Tuesday, August 29.   She will be back in the office Wednesday, August 30.   For pastoral emergencies please contact Rev. Rike at (717) 471-5540.   Thank you.


 Halifax Urban Ministry (HUM) Soup Kitchen: Volunteers can sign up this weekend to help on Monday, August 28 at 8:30 am, at 316 North Street, Daytona Beach.  Questions, please call Walt Materna (386) 760-6943.


Thank You: The Thrivent Action Team Project was a great success thanks to all of your contributions.  The students and teachers at Chisholm Elementary thank you for enabling them to have the supplies needed to make their educational experience richer. A special thank you goes to the following people for all their help.   Pastor David Rike, Larry Muchow, Linda Muchow, Dick Deyber, Sandi Wirth, Susan Placek, John King and Phyllis D’Alessio.  


Recently some of you may have felt a bit of a chill during worship services.  We can be confident that the newly installed air conditioning units for the nave are indeed working.  There actual temperature in the room is frequently colder than the temperature to which the thermostat is set.  This is due to the fact the these newer units not only control temperature but also humidity.  In order to reduce humidity the units often continue to run even after they have cooled the room to the desired temperature thus, making it colder than intended.  Please do not be afraid to grab a shawl as you enter worship.


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.


Treasurer's Report 2017



Estimated Budget


+/- DIFF

from Estimated Budget Expenses




+/- DIFF

from Actual Expense


$ 24,111.27

$ 28,224.00


$ 25,899.31



$ 182,819.68

$ 197,568.00






Calendar of Events


Saturday (19)

Worship Service                 5:00 pm


Sunday (20)

Worship Service                 9:30 am

New Member Class (after service)


Monday (21)

Adult Bible Study                7:00 pm


Thursday (24)

Christian Ed meeting           5:00 pm

Council                                6:00 pm


Saturday (26)

Worship/Healing Service    5:00 pm


Sunday (27)  

Worship/Healing Service    9:30 am

New Member Class (after service)


Monday (28)                       

HUM soup kitchen—off site 8:30 am

Adult Bible Study                7:00 pm


Next weekend’s readings (August 26 & 27):  Isa 51:1-6; Ps 138; Rom 12:1-8; Matt 16:13-20


Serving the weekend of August 26 and 27, 2017

Assistant Ministers:

(Sat) Colleen Sumner     (Sun) Joe Kellermeier



(Sat) Colleen Sumner     (Sun) Bill Hinkle



(Sat) Hope Bauman, Jackie Kaufmann

(Sun) Kerry & Sandi Wirth, John King, Linda Avis


Altar Guild:

(Sat) Colleen Sumner, Linda Roemer

(Sun) Bill & Evelyn Hinkle



(Sat) Grace Kellermeier, Sophia Rike



Faith Circle


Commemorations for the Week


Sunday, August 20     Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, died 1153     Bernard, a Cistercian monk, was a man of great spirituality who wrote mystical works and criticized those whom he thought took an overly intellectual approach to the faith. He became an abbot, and wrote several hymns that are still beloved today.


Thursday, August 24     Bartholomew, Apostle     Mentioned as one of Jesus' disciples in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Bartholomew's name is replaced in John's gospel by Nathanael, leading many to believe that the two are different names for the same person. Little is known about his work, though some traditions place him later in India or Armenia.


Monday, August 28     Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, died 430     Augustine was one of the greatest theologians of the Western church. A native of North Africa, he recovered from a debauched young adulthood through the influence of his mother, Monica, and Bishop Ambrose of Milan. Besides writing influential theological books, he served as bishop of Hippo, in present-day Algeria.


Monday, August 28     Moses the Black, monk, martyr, died around 400     Converted from life as a thief and a robber to Christianity, Moses was an Ethiopian who became a desert monk at Skete. The change in his heart and life had a profound impact on his native country. He was murdered when Berber bandits attacked his monastery.


Saturday, Sept. 2  Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, bishop, renewer of the church, died 1872

Grundtvig was, with Søren Kierkegaard, one of the two great Danish theologians of the nineteenth century. As a pastor, he battled the prevalent idea that Christianity was more a philosophy than divine revelation. He wrote over a thousand hymns, including today’s hymn of the day.


Readings: (September 2 & 3) Jer 15:15-21; Ps 26:1-8; Rom 12:9-21; Matt 16:21-28


God Bless and have a great weekend! 


Submitted by:

Phyllis D'Alessio
Office Administrator
Trinity Lutheran Church
New Smyrna Beach, FL 




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