The Trinity Trumpet Church Office 480-963-4127 Pastor Leroy Rehrer June 2015 www.htlutheran.com Pastor Scott Thompson Summer Worship 8:30 & 10:00 Nursery provided 8:30 am—11:00 Caring & Sharing in the Community Summer Worship Schedule begins Sunday, May 24th Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend 8:30am traditional worship 10:00am praise worship Vacation Bible School June 8th-12th 6:00p-8:00p Grades—Preschool thru Fifth Grade (something NEW for 4th & 5th Grade) Cost—$15 per youth or $25 per family REGISTER ONLINE Worship With Us 8:30 am (Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month). 10:00am (Communion every Sunday). June 7th—Pentecost 10—ELW Communion June 14th—Pentecost 11—WOV Service of the Word June 21st—Pentecost 12—Haugen “Now the Feast” June 28th—Pentecost 13—ELW Service of the Word Pastor Scott begins his sabbatical leave in June. Dear Holy Trinity Members and Friends, It’s happening again! Pastor Scott Thompson will be on sabbatical leave June1 through August 31, 2015. As Pastor Lee defined for us last year; sabbaticals are renewal periods for our rostered leaders – times when they can step away from worship planning, sermon preparation, administrative duties, organizational demands, teaching, meetings and pastoral care – and into a time for intentional exploration and reflection for renewing enthusiasm, creativity, and commitment for ministry. To make sure Pastor Scott is able to take full advantage of his renewal time, it is critical that Pastor Scott not be contacted or called during his sabbatical. Pastor Lee, the church council, staff and committees will continue to provide support and leadership for our congregation. And although we will miss Pastor Scott’s presence, our ministry will continue and thrive because of our own shared commitment to this faith community and with the help of some gifted guest preacher. Pastor Scott’s sabbatical is centered on the theme of goodness, mercy and harmony. The promised Healthy Initiatives Groups have been established and are running strong. There is the hiking group, the recipe sharing group and the Taste of the World group which explores different cultures through cuisine. We encourage you to join one of these groups or start a group of your own centered on the theme of healthy living. Pastor Scott has provided us with an overview of his sabbatical travels with a webpage at https:// goodnessmercyharmony.wordpress.com/. Feel free to check it frequently to keep up with his activities. If you have further questions, please contact me, Pastor Lee or a member of the church council. Together we will experience a three month period rich in revitalizing discoveries. Linae Stoner Church Council President A Message from the Church Council Regarding Holy Trinity’s Pastors officiating at weddings After months of prayerful discernment informed by the gospel, our congregation’s mission statement, conversations among church members and friends, and our desire that Holy Trinity be a place where all are welcome, the church council affirms that: Holy Trinity’s Pastors, by their call, shall continue to officiate at weddings. At their discretion they may officiate at both traditional and same-gender weddings in our sanctuary and in other locations in the community. Dear Members and Friends of Holy Trinity, About a year ago your church’s Staff and Council decided to convene a Listening Team as a way of gathering information regarding Faith Formation in kids and adults. With the goal of exploring the mission of Holy Trinity’s youth and family ministry, to deepen the faith of our children and youth to serve God and our neighbors, the team facilitated several events and opportunities for you to share your likes, dislikes, hopes, values and more. You may remember the survey you filled out last September in worship, the Summit Event led by Peggy Hahn, director of LEAD, in October, focus groups in late 2014, and the most recent gathering of parents with grade-school age children in April. The information you shared at these events and other ways has yielded much about the good things that are going on here at HT. But, we heard about some concerns for children and families not growing deeply in faith. Finally, many of you asked for new opportunities of sharing and growing faith within our church community to be considered. The Listening Team submitted its report to the church Staff and Council in May. You can read the full report online at http://htlutheran.com/report-listening-team. In brief, the Team has made three recommendations as follows: Holy Trinity should develop a way for children, youth, and families to enjoy worshiping together. Holy Trinity should consider augmenting Sunday School to provide opportunities for all ages to worship and learn together– either intergenerationally or in age groups – to “practice” what is highlighted in worship. Holy Trinity should find ways to not only serve but to build relationships with individuals and organizations in the community. Supporting ideas and suggestions are found in the report which, again, can be found at http://htlutheran.com/ report-listening-team. The newly formed Faith Formation Council as well as the Church Council and Staff will be considering ways for these recommendations to be explored and implemented. The Listening team thanks you for your support. May God continue to bless us all in many ways. Pastor Scott Thompson Welcome New Members! Phyllis Bromley 1021 S. Greenfield Rd. #1158 Mesa, AZ 85206 480-897-2191 Tom & Bobbie Fishburn 705 N Longmore St Chandler, AZ 85224 602-300-2033 Elizabeth Campbell Alicia Michael 705 N Longmore St Chandler, AZ 85224 Men on the Mountain June 25—28 Contact Emil Gaumont at 480-650-8280 for more information. Don’t Miss It! 5th Sunday, May 31st Bring cases of water for the homeless And School Supplies for the Chandler Operation Back to School (backpacks, pens, pencils, Highlighters, index cards, crayons, construction paper, rulers, markers, glue sticks and notebooks) Summer Bible Study Pastor Bernie Carl will teach a Bible study on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings in June, July and August from 6 to 7 pm. To all who came to spruce up the Church Campus in April Hidden Treasures Thrift Store 610 N. Alma School Suite 30 Chandler, AZ 85224 Hours 9 – 4 Monday – Saturday 9 - 6 P.M. Thursdays 480-857-8310 www.treasuresthrift.com Like us on Facebook Our mission is to turn gently used items into dollars to do God’s work in our community The Thrift Store Board met in early May to give away money, always fun. Each of the founding churches received $2,000 in addition to several other non-profit organizations. Your donations, shopping and volunteers hours made this possible! Thank you!!! Mr. Pollack is refreshing the Waterfall Shopping Plaza. You will see new paint, new stoneware around the main pillars and a sign on the road. It is looking great! Thank you, Mr. Pollack. Looking for activities for your children this summer? Our crafts area has a variety of items, including some just for children. In our Book Nook, you can find children’s books, activity books (including Math, ABC activities and phonics books). We also usually have flash cards for math and phonics. Our children’s section has a variety of games and puzzles, in addition to toys. Check out the Children’s area for water fun. Donations needed: Boys Clothes, pet supplies, books, kitchen items including spoon, forks and knives. Women’s tops, scrubs and maternity clothes. Enjoy your summer activities. Women’s Ministries of Women of all ages, coming together to connect through fellowship, support and spiritual Join Us Tuesday July 7th at 7:00 pm in classroom A for a little PMS! Popcorn, Movie and Sharing, of course! Beverages provided Join Us Wednesday, June 10th & Wednesday, August 12th at 7:00 pm in classroom A for game night Please bring $5.00 for prize money As always snacks & beverages are provided June 10th game night July 7th movie night June 28th- Secret Sisters Aug. 12th game night Women’s Ministries meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm . Please join us! 7 Sun Chandler CARE Food Box 14 21 28 June 2015 6 Sat 5 9:00 am AA 7:00 pm NA Fri 4 6:15 am Men’s Breakfast 9:30 am AlAnon 13 Thu 3 7:30 pm AA 12 9:00 am AA 7:00 pm NA Wed 6:30 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry 11 6:15 am Men’s Breakfast 9:30 am AlAnon 20 Tue 10 7:30 pm AA 19 9:00 am AA 7:00 pm NA Mon 6:30 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry 18 6:15 am Men’s Breakfast 9:30 am AlAnon 2 10:00 am Staff Meeting 5:30 pm OA 7:00 pm CA 17 7:30 pm AA 27 1 5:30 pm OA 7:00 am NA 7:30 pm AA 16 6:30 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry 26 8 Vacation Bible School 6-8 pm 5:30 pm OA 7:00 pm Council Meeting 7:00 am NA 7:30 pm AA 15 10:00 am Staff Meeting 5:30 pm OA 7:00 pm CA 25 9 5:30 pm OA 7:00 am NA 7:30 pm AA 24 6:30 pm Prayer Shawl Ministry 6:15 am Men’s Breakfast 9:30 am AlAnon 9:00 am AA 7:00 pm NA Men on the Mountain 23 10:00 am Staff Meeting 5:30 pm OA 7:00 pm CA 7:30 pm AA 22 5:30 pm OA 7:00 am NA 7:30 pm AA 30 10:00 am Staff Meeting 5:30 pm OA 7:00 pm CA Campfirmation 29 5:30 pm OA 7:00 am NA 7:30 pm AA Worship Teams June 2015 Ushers: 8:30 Tom Tennison, Loren & Ann Schieber, David Timmerman 10:00 Diane Rymer, Richard Anderson & Pete Barton Readers (R) & Communion Servers (C) 8:30 June 7th Tracy Lemons - RC Kim Butler - C Ruth Bartling - C Morris Bartling - C 10:00 Sharon Reese - RC Jo Mellage - C June 14th Christine Halvorson - R Kismet Weiss - RC Tish Dirks- C June 21st Mark Furrey - RC Barb Carl - C Bernie Carl - C Ed Gielow - C Marlene Gielow - C Christine Halvorson - RC June 28th Val Rehrer - R Sharon Gilbert - RC Assisting Ministers June 7th June 14th June 21st June 28th Dan Moellering Dan Meyer Donna Anderson Kathleen Lotz Coffee Servers 8:30 June 7th June 14th June 21st June 28th Robert Stagger Don & Dorothy Browning Paulina Ullmer/Carolyn Price Tom & Donna Tennison Cookie Contributors June 7th Open June 14th Dan & Joy Meyer June 21st Carolyn Price June 28th Open 10:00 Dale & Kristen Schell Phil & Teri Smithers Sharon Gilbert/Jo Mellage Tonya & Amanda Gapen Thank you to ALL the teachers who gave their time this Sunday school year! The last day of Sunday school was May 10th— Sunday school will resume September 13th— Have a great Summer and see you in Church... Vacation Bible School Ages: 3 years thru 5th Grade Cost: $15 per person or $25 per family Time: 6p-8p More info—contact Becky Howardell or Darcy Mittelstaedt Something new for 4th-5th Grade May 17th Affirmation of Baptism at 10:45 a.m. Confirming 7 youth 6th, 7th & 8th Graders Campfirmation at Tonto Rim Camp near Payson, AZ the week of June 28th-July 3rd Cost is $195 per camper Chantal Andazola—Daughter of Ray & Heidi Andazola Graduating from: Chandler High School College: Chandler/Gilbert Community College Major/Minor: Physical Therapy Noah Brown—Son of Amy Wahlgren-Brown & Steve Brown Graduating from: Hamilton High School College: Chandler/Gilbert Community College/ASU Major/Minor: Business Allison Leitner —Granddaughter of Bob & Becky Leitner Graduating from: Chandler High School College: EVIT Major/Minor: Veterinary Tech Hannah Valentine—Daughter of Dan & Paula Hagen Graduating from: Hamilton High School College: University of South Dakota Major/Minor: Psychology Sr. High Youth 9th-12th Grade $300 per person Thousand Oaks, CA Disneyland, Beach, Oxnard Food Bank June 2015 Music Ministry Summer’s here! We wish you safe travels wherever you roam. While you’re vacationing with your family, teach them a song you enjoy! It will be a life-long memory! And when you’re in town, come and worship with your church family! June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 Please welcome Dan Moellering, Dolores Furrey and Kathleen Lotz this morning, playing Jack Schrader’s arrangement of the stately hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” accompanied by Gayle Riggert-Harris. Thanks, all of you, for your music this morning! (Note: Josh and Kathleen Lotz will be moving later this summer, as Kathleen continues her seminary studies. We wish you both godspeed!) Welcome some of our church’s children this morning to sing! After our week-long Vacation Bible School program, Everest! They will sing the well-known camp song “Do Lord!” with us today. This song may have antebellum (post-Civil War) roots and ties to American spirituals, but it actually gained popularity in the 1920s, as people and music moved northward from the American South. Many of us learned this song at a Bible camp, or as part of our Sunday School programs. Sing out! J The gospel lesson is about Jesus calming the stormy Sea of Galilee, and this morning Donna Anderson will sing “The Calm at the Center of My Storm,” a country western ballad by Paul Overstreet. Overstreet left the bayou country of Mississippi in 1968 to pursue a career in country music. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. Overstreet is also a committed Christian humanitarian, donating his time and money to helping those in need both here and abroad as part of the organization Samaritan’s Purse. Thanks for your music today, Donna, and its reminder that Jesus is always with us in the storms of life. Plans are still in process…keep in touch for more information! FYI: While our choirs are enjoying their summer hiatus, we are busy crafting praise teams for our 10am worship services, and recruiting musicians to present anthems at our 8:30am worship services this summer. Let our musicians know you appreciate their faithfulness this summer with those magical words, “Thank you!” Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 739 West Erie Street Chandler, AZ 85225 NONPROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID CHANDLER AZ PERMIT NO 67 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED X THE TRINITY TRUMPET Published by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Grand Canyon Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Among us —-Those who have been in our prayers this past month. Please pray for: Illness: Jerry van West; Elaine Olson; David Ehle; Eleanor Munson; Carol Knudson; Jill Maggard; Dan & Paula Hagen’s friend, Rebekah; Diane Rymer’s friend, Keisha Bollen; Joanne Ehle; Cheryl Owen’s friend, Nina; Joanne Ehle; Michele Heath; Karen Scott’s daughter, Linda Crouch; Jerry Christiansen; Jacky Limke; Carolyn Brown; Gary Baker’s cousin Denise Holihan; Carolan Quenneville; Amanda Tarver’s stepmother-in-law Nancy; Vern Raveling; Pat and Carmen Serio; their son Ross; Liz Black; Carolan Quenneville- sister-in Law Kathy Quenneville ; Ordean Mattson. Surgery: Marlene Marxman’s great grandson, Tucker Miller; Ron Rehrer; Diane Rymer’s cousin, Dick Rymer; Marilyn Zeller’s friend, Maudie; Marilyn Moore; The Buechler’s friend, Wendy; Chuck Janacek; : DeDe Buechler; Ann Schieber friend, Barb Rice. Carolyn Searls. Grief: Jeri Pfeilsticker & Carolyn Searls following the death of their brother-in-law, Carl Osgood; Jon McCoy following the death of his wife, Beverley; Nancy Weeks & family following the death of her mother; Don Wicke & family following the death of his sister, Bonnie Mohling; Tonya Gapen & family following the death of her mother, Peggy Sharits; Jeanne Moorhead’s relatives, the Sarazin family following the death of their son, Keith; The Cassen family following the death of Carol Cassen’s; Rhona and Robert McCanless and family. Other: The Buechler’s friend, Steve Scott; Congratulations to: Marlene Marxman on her granddaughter’s graduation from Basha High School and EVIT, where she received a CNA Award. Reminder: The next newsletter deadline is June 10th by 9:00 am.
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