Document 438870

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
421 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601-2090
A Congregation of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America
November, 2014
421 North Main St.
CHURCH STAFF
Susan J. Crowell
Senior Pastor
[email protected]
Rusty Kehl
Vicar/Pastoral Intern
[email protected]
John L. “Jan” Setzler
Pastoral Associate
[email protected]
Amy R. Brown
Director of
Educational Ministries
[email protected]
David E. Rhyne
Director of
Music Ministries
[email protected]
Mandi T. Whitley
Director of Children’s
and Youth Ministries
[email protected]
Kay M. Cook
Office Manager
[email protected]
Lani F. Wise
Accountant and
Publications Coordinator
[email protected]
Karen M. Craig
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Leonard Harrison
Custodian
Beth C. Oswald
Nursery Attendant
Volume 66, Number 11
Greenville, SC 29601-2000
In the News
at Trinity
Advent Food Collection
All Saints Sunday
Annual Meeting
Blood Drive
Confirmation Orientation
Commitment Update
Gifts of Hope
My First Bible
New Members to be
Received
Operation InAsMuch
Ornament Exchange
Worship
FAX 864.242.6442
www.trinitylutheran.ws
Dear Members of the Trinity Family,
Encourage one another and build up each other. 2 Thessalonians 5:11
When I open my email, I am sometimes greeted by messages that are less
than positive, some that are even hateful and hurtful. Often these emails
are the result of a quick temper and contain words that were written in
reaction to incorrect information or gossip. In most cases a simple phone
call clears up the misunderstanding, but the mean, cruel words have a
way of sticking, negatively impacting my day. We are all guilty of
jumping to conclusions, assuming we have all the information, reacting
with words that can never be taken back. These words hurt both the
sender and the receiver. Relationships can be challenged, injured, or
destroyed.
Words have tremendous power – words written or spoken in anger can
seriously damage relationships while words written or spoken in love can
breathe hope, blessing, and new life into others. The Scripture
admonishes us to “encourage one another,” to use our words to build
people up, to encourage them, to sustain and bless them.
Some years ago during a difficult time in my ministry, one of our
members began sending me a weekly email of encouragement. Each
Monday morning I was greeted via email with words of love, support, and
encouragement. Those words made a huge, positive impact on my life! Is
there someone in your life who could benefit from a word of
encouragement? Do you know someone who is hurting who could use a
kind word of blessing? Take time this month to fill somebody’s inbox with
love, encouragement, and blessing.
Peace, love, and joy,
Sharing Tree
Thanksgiving Dinner and
864.242.5702
Pastor Susan Crowell
Council Notes
WITHIN THE TRINITY FAMILY . . .
At the October meeting of the Congregation Council, the council
---noted that expenses for September were $4,823 less than anticipated;
---received a report from the Nominating Committee;
---approved one request for use of the facility; and
---agreed that the December meeting of council would take place at 3:45 pm on Sunday,
December 14.
Hospital Patients
Bob Coon, Dale Hamann, Darlene Kleckley, Megan Koon, and Irma Madison have been discharged.
Deaths
Pat Sisson on October 13
the mother of Joyce Weiner
Daylight Savings Time
Ends November 2
Commitment Update
To date, 140 household giving units have committed $687,904 to
the 2015 budget through pledges to the Regular Budget and Debt
Retirement. If you have not made your commitment for 2015 or
submitted a Time and Talent Sheet, please mail these materials
to the Church Office as soon as possible. The commitments
received by the time the Stewardship Committee holds its
budget workshop on November 5 will determine the scope of the
2015 plan for ministry.
New Member Class
Birth
A new member class, entitled
What Does It Mean To Be a
Lutheran?, will be taught
during the Sunday School hour
beginning
on
Sunday,
October 26. This five week
class, designed for those who
are exploring the possibility of
joining Trinity, is also a good
refresher course for those who
have been Lutheran for some
time.
Members
will
be
received at the 11:15 am
Service
on
Sunday,
November 23. Questions may
be directed to Pastor Crowell.
A son, John Henry “Jack” Koon, to Ryan and Megan Koon on September 30
Membership Changes
Joe and Shannon Paradise and their daughter, Emmie,
to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
Attendance for October
7:45
9:00
11:15
TOTAL
10/5
30
198
98
326
10/12
28
157
114
299
10/19
22
149
112
285
SUNDAY SCHOOL
LCY
118
40
148
47
114
-
Annual Meeting
The first session of the Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held immediately after each
service on Sunday, November 30. At that time the proposed budget for 2015 will be introduced
and nominations for Congregation Council will be finalized.
The meeting will then be recessed until 10:00 am on Sunday, December 7. On that day the
Congregation will meet in the Gym to adopt a budget and elect members of the Congregation
Council. The ten nominees for the five three-year terms are Rachel Balck, Ralph Born, Randy
Brown, Louise Fletcher, Ashley Rudisill Forbes, Lura Godfrey, David Potts, Todd Reichard, Bill
Renninger and Megan Reed. The nominees for the one-year youth term are Patrick Childers and
Kayla Rose.
Those who attend the December 7 meeting are asked to bring a breakfast finger food for the
brunch, which will follow the meeting. Coffee and juice will be provided.
Offering Summary for October
(Summary does not include October 26)
October
Needed for Budget
Given to Budget
Difference
Given to World Hunger
YTD
102,500
148,486
45,986
1,025,000
888,914
- 136,086
682
12,322
Blood Drive
The Outreach Committee will sponsor a blood drive on
Sunday, November 9 in the Gym from 11:00 am to
3:30 pm. Reservations may be made in the Narthex
following worship on Sunday morning or by contacting
Kim Woodward at 918-9250 or [email protected]
Operation InAsMuch
Operation InAsMuch will take place Sunday, November
9, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Participants should meet in the
Multipurpose Room. For questions, contact Paige Dillon
at [email protected]
As part of Operation InAsMuch, Trinity will be
collecting donations of new or gently used clothing and
shoes. These items will go to the SOS Thrift Store, and
GAIHN families will receive voucher credit for these
donations.
Project Host Soup Kitchen
On Sundays, November 2 and December 7, the
Outreach Committee needs twelve to fifteen
volunteers to staff the soup kitchen from 9:00 am to
1:00 pm. Volunteers must be middle school age or
older. If you are interested in helping, please contact
Mike
Wilson
at
[email protected]
or
[email protected]
Greenville Area Interfaith
Hospitality Network
Trinity Church will host guests
from
the
Greenville
Area
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Sunday, December 7 through
Sunday, December 14. Volunteers
are needed in all areas including
setup, breakfast and dinner
preparation,
evening
and
overnight hosts, day center, and
takedown. Contact Lynne Hunter
at [email protected] or 288-9120
or
Maureen
Rose
at
[email protected] or 609-5470
for
additional
information.
Contact volunteer coordinator,
Terry Morgan, at 230-6252 or
[email protected] if you
would like to volunteer.
Food items are needed to pack
lunches and provide snacks for
GAIHN guests during host week. A
display containing a list of needed
items as well as a sign up sheet
will be located in the Parlor
beginning November 16. The items
should be returned to the Kitchen
in the Activities Building no later
than 11:00 am on Sunday,
December 7.
United Ministries
Counseling Services
Because Trinity Lutheran Church participates in a
Membership Assistance Program with Canterbury
Counseling Center, members of the congregation pay a
fee of $25 per session for the first four sessions of
counseling. To make an appointment, speak with Pastor
Crowell or call the Canterbury Counseling Center at 2357501.
Trinity continues to receive food
for the United Ministries Food
Pantry on the first and third
Sundays of each month.
Women’s Bible Study and Fellowship Groups
Morning Session: A Women’s Bible Study and
Fellowship Group led by Pastor Crowell will
meet on Thursday, November 6 at 9:30 am in
the Multipurpose Room. The group will
continue to meet on the first Thursday of the
month. During the year participants will be
exploring the topic Holy Moments in Scripture
and in Daily Life. All women of the
congregation
are
invited
to
enjoy
refreshments, study, prayer and fellowship.
Evening Session: A Women’s Bible Study and
Fellowship Group led by Pastor Crowell will
meet on Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 pm in
the Multipurpose Room. The group will
continue to meet on the first Thursday of each
month. During the year participants will be
exploring the topic Holy Moments in Scripture
and in Daily Life. Everyone is invited to bring
refreshments to share with the group. All
women of the congregation are invited to
enjoy refreshments, study, prayer and
fellowship.
Prayer Group
Men’s Bible Study and
Fellowship
Trinity’s fellowship group for men
continues on Tuesday, November 11
at noon, the second Tuesday of each
month. All men of the congregation
are welcome to attend. Please
contact
David
Rhyne
at
[email protected] by noon
on Monday, November 10 to reserve a
spot for lunch.
A prayer group meets at 11:30 am in the Library
every Wednesday. The group meets for thirty
minutes to share prayer concerns and celebrations
and pray for individuals and ministries in the life of
Trinity. Prayer requests may be emailed to Merry
Mulcahy at [email protected] All are invited
to attend.
TLC4TLC
Adults are invited to gather once a month for
TLC4TLC (Tender Loving Care for Trinity Lutheran
Church) to write notes and cards for members who
are ill, grieving, or unable to attend worship. The
group will meet on Sunday, November 23 from 4:00
to 5:00 pm in the Library. For additional
information, please contact Mary Valenti at 3225450 or Tracey Hoffert at 991-8547.
Thanksgiving Dinner and Worship
The congregation will gather on Sunday, November 23, at 6:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room for
dinner, followed by Holden Evening Prayer in the Sanctuary. There is no charge for the meal, but
an offering will be received to provide food for people in need in the community. Reservations
may be made by calling the Church Office by Sunday, November 16. No nursery will be provided
as all are welcome to attend worship.
Gifts of Hope is an alternative gift-giving program in the SC Synod
(ELCA). This Christmas give gifts to family and friends that give hope to
others. The gifts are represented by institutions and Social Ministry
Organizations affiliated with the SC Synod and South Carolina
companion foreign synods. Every penny of Gifts of Hope will be
distributed to help the poor, educate students from elementary school
to seminary and support the elderly here and throughout the world.
The Outreach Committee will be offering an opportunity to participate
in Gifts of Hope. Beginning Sunday, November 23 and continuing
through December 21, Gifts of Hope may be purchased at Trinity each
Sunday morning in the Multipurpose Room during Coffee and
Conversation. The Gifts of Hope catalog will offer 38 gift choices
ranging in price from $10 to $130. Included are choices such as new
shoes or a backpack for impoverished children, transportation for a
homeless Veteran, or food for a refugee family. For each gift that is
purchased, a gift card and an insert describing the chosen gift will be
received. These may be sent to a friend or family member. To review
the gifts that may be purchased, please visit www.GiftsOfHopeSC.org.
For more information, please contact Karla Koon at 609-6617 or
[email protected]
The Festival of All Saints
On November 2, Trinity joins all of
Christendom in marking the Festival of
All Saints. All Saints’ Sunday, the
memorial day of the Christian calendar,
offers an opportunity to remember
those who have died in the past year
and are now part of the Church
Triumphant.
All
Saints’
Sunday
emphasizes that resurrection hope
central to the faith. Trinity Church will
remember:
Bob
Adamson,
Andy
Amundson, John Black, Ann Brown,
Frances Elsberry, Kathryn Freeman,
Jack Galway, Barbara Lembcke, Frank
Reed, Irmgard Simpson and Pat Sisson.
Gifts of Hope: A Season of Giving
Christ the King Sunday
Sharing Tree
On November 23, Trinity will celebrate Christ the
King Sunday. On this last Sunday of the church year,
we honor Christ, who reigns as king from the cross.
We are reminded of the central and vital role he
rightfully claims in our life. All space and all time
belong to the one who offers paradise to those who
live and die with him.
The Outreach Committee will sponsor a Sharing Tree to
provide Christmas gifts for needy persons in the
community including the teen girls at Pendleton Place,
the boys at Generations Group Home, residents at
Towers East, GAIHN families, Trinity’s Aids Care Team
family, as well as other families through United
Ministries. Trees with ornaments listing gift choices will
be in the Church Parlor and Multipurpose Room
beginning Sunday, November 23. After taking an
ornament and making a purchase, please place the item
in a gift bag with the ornament attached and return to
the Parlor by Sunday, December 14. If you have
questions, please contact Brenda Bridges at 292-3640 or
Melanie Wessinger at 228-0368.
Adult Choirs Begin New Rehearsal Sequence
New members are welcomed for the adult singing choir’s new block of rehearsals
which began on Wednesday, October 29 and continues through December.
Rehearsals are usually each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Traditionally
members of this ensemble commit for the full program season, late August through
early June, and that is still welcomed. In order to allow those who would not be
able to make this commitment, those interested may choose to participate in
smaller blocks within the program year. The new block of rehearsals continues
through the Advent season and includes special music for the Advent/Christmas
program on December 14 and Christmas Eve. All are invited.
Trinity’s program of music ministry is open to all members of Trinity without audition. Contact
David Rhyne for questions regarding any aspect of this program and for ways to participate.
Advent Collection
Trinity will collect food and
toiletry items during Advent for
AID Upstate. AID Upstate is a
non-profit organization that
provides
case
management
services to HIV-positive clients
and HIV testing, counseling, and
education to the general public.
Beginning
on
Sunday,
November 30, bags with needed
items will be available in the
Narthex, Breezeway and the
Multipurpose Room. Please bring
some of the items on the list to
the Narthex during Advent. For
more
information,
contact
Bonnie Bridges at 675-6614 or
David Nichols at 288-0890.
Lutherock Work Weekend
Christmas Party and Ornament Exchange
Trinity members are invited to attend a volunteer work weekend at Lutherock in Newland, North
Carolina. The work would include projects such as widening trails, cutting firewood, clearing
overgrowth or simple cabin remodeling. Plans are to leave by car-pool Friday morning,
November 7 and return Sunday afternoon, November 9. Participants will bring their own linens
and cook meals, but Lutherock will provide housing and food. The only cost for the trip will be
lunch and dinner on Friday and possibly a meal while returning on Sunday. Contact David
Troutman at 864-918-8965 or [email protected] for more information and to sign up.
Reservations are due by Tuesday, November 4.
Adults of all ages will gather at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 12, for a Christmas Party and
Ornament Exchange at the home of Mike and Maggie Boliek, 24 Parkins Mill Court. Participants are
asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share with the group and a wrapped Christmas tree
ornament for the gift exchange. Soft drinks will be provided. Reservations can be made by calling
the Church Office by Wednesday, December 10.
Book Group
Young Adults Group
Loving Threads
Loving Threads is a ministry that knits and crochets
handmade prayer shawls, baby blankets and bandages
for those in the community and around the world.
Anyone who can knit or crochet, or would like to
learn, is invited to participate. Teachers are available
for beginners. The next meeting of the group will be
on Sunday afternoon, November 9 at 4:00 pm in the
Parlor.
Lydia Group
The Lydia Group will meet on
Tuesday,
November
11,
at
10:00 am in the Parlor. Nancy
Jones will be the hostess. Beverly
Henderson will present a music
program. All women of the
congregation are welcome.
Trinity’s Young Adults Group will meet for dinner at
Local Taco, 15 Conestee Avenue, on Thursday,
November 20 at 7:00 pm. Those who plan to attend
should contact Mandi Whitley no later than noon on
Thursday, November 20.
The Trinity Book Group meets in the
Parlor at 7:00 pm on the third
Thursday
of
even
numbered
months. Adults of all ages are
invited to come and discuss a
variety
of
books.
Upcoming
selections include Wild: From Lost
to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed on December 18,
and Orphan Train by Christina Baker
Kline on February 19.
Out to Lunch Bunch
The Out to Lunch Bunch is open to all Trinity adults who
want to join in the fellowship. The group enjoys lunch
together on the fourth Sunday of each month. On
Sunday, November 23 the group will meet at 12:45 pm
at City Range on Haywood Road.
Furman LSA
Quilting Group
The Quilting Group meets in the Activities Building at 9:30 am twice a month. The group makes
quilts which are distributed by Lutheran World Relief. Participants do not need to know how to
sew in order to make quilts. Willing volunteers who can cut fabric, iron, thread a needle or tie
knots are welcome. Some group members bring their lunch to the gatherings. Work is usually
finished around 2:00 pm, although participants can work as little, or as long as they like. There
are also at-home sewing opportunities for those who cannot come to the gatherings. Meeting
dates for this month are Mondays, November 3 and 17. For more information, contact Sarah
Weeks at 246-7862 or Amy Brown at 242-5702.
November ushers in the final weeks of the fall semester for Furman students and Trinity’s LSA
group. Fall break is past and final exams and Christmas break are coming into view. Special
programs and emphases fill the calendar. At the request of older students Mrs. Lisa Isenhower, a
former Trinity vicar, returns November 13 for another presentation on relationships.
The group has hosted two Muslim students for discussion of Islam and Christianity and more such
conversations are planned in an effort to help students better understand what it means to be a
Lutheran Christian. LSA will also participate in Trinity's Sharing Tree ministry.
Trinity volunteers are sought to bring their interest, skills or talents to share with our group one
Thursday evening. Thanks to several new meal host volunteers we have only have meals on
Thursdays, November 20 and December 4 yet to fill. Trinity's support of campus ministry is a
wonderful example for other campus ministry sites in South Carolina!
Lutheran Church Youth
Leisure/Action
Lutheran Church Youth is Trinity’s ministry program for youth in grades 6-12. All youth in these
The Leisure/Action Group is for retirees or those who would like to be. The group generally meets
once a month for outings to places of interest. Adults of any age are always welcome to join the
group.
November 2 – THE AMAZING RACE
On Thursday, November 20 the group will enjoy a day trip to the Southern
Christmas Show in Charlotte. The bus will leave the church at 8:00 am. On the
way to Charlotte, the bus will stop at a fast food restaurant for breakfast.
Participants will be on their own to enjoy the show. The bus will leave the
show at 3:00 pm to return to Greenville. Registration and payment of $12.00 is
due in the Church Office by Sunday, November 16.
Gameday is a time for Church members to gather for Bridge and other games. Participants will
meet in the Parlor on Wednesday, November 19 (a week earlier than usual) at noon. Participants
are welcome to bring their lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.
After dinner, youth will be divided into teams to compete in LCY’s version of The Amazing Race.
November 9 – REEL TO REAL MOVIE AND DISCUSSION, PART 1
After dinner, the group will watch the first half of the movie, Simon Birch, followed by some
discussion time.
November 16– REEL TO REAL MOVIE AND DISCUSSION, PART 2
After dinner, the group will finish the movie, Simon Birch, followed by discussion.
November 23 – NO LCY DUE TO CONGREGATIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER AND WORSHIP
November 30 – NO LCY DUE TO THANKSGIVING
Why Do I Participate in - - -?
Sunday School - I remember the first time I
taught children’s Sunday School at Trinity. The
church was adopting a rotational model of
Sunday School for elementary school aged kids
called Grace Place. Over five Sundays, the
same bible story would be taught in different
ways at five different stations: art, computer
lab, science/cooking, games, and drama. That
first Sunday of the inaugural run of Grace
Place, I donned a fake beard and a Jesus robe
and took up the mantle of teaching the drama
class. I have since found teaching children’s
Sunday School to be one of the most rewarding
experiences of my life at Trinity. We cannot
underestimate the importance of having
involved children in the church. It starts with
Sunday School. That’s what they look forward
to the most on Sunday mornings. That’s where
they get to have fun and that’s where the
stories of the Bible are reinforced.
~Chris Jefferson
Adult Choir - There is no denying there is a
commitment choir members make – to attend
weekly rehearsals on Wednesday nights, to
lead worship on Sunday mornings, to
sometimes sing at two worship services.
This commitment does not feel like a burden to
me. The pure joy of singing, of singing to the
best of my ability, in a group of other
dedicated and talented singers – that is truly
pleasurable, and does not feel like a burden to
me. I often leave Wednesday rehearsals feeling
refreshed, having enjoyed the best part of my
day. And singing in the choir on Sunday
mornings significantly enhances my worship
experience, just as I hope our choir similarly
enhances the worship experience of the rest of
the congregation. So if any of you are
hesitating to participate in Adult Choir because
of the time commitment, I hope you will also
remember the pleasure, inspiration and joy of
singing, especially singing sacred choral music.
~Jeff Rehm
Mark Your Calendars - LCY’s annual Ski Retreat will be Friday, January 23-Sunday, January 25,
2015 at Lutheridge. More information will be sent to parents at the beginning of December.
Kids’ Stuff and Club 345
Kid’s Stuff is Trinity’s group for children in grades K5, 1
or 2 and Club 345 is Trinity’s group for children in
grades 3, 4 and 5. Both groups gather once a month for
fellowship and fun. All events are from 2:00-4:00 pm
unless otherwise noted. The remaining dates for the
2014-2015 program year are: November 16, December 7,
January 11, February 20-21 (sleepover), and March 8.
On Sunday, November 16, Kids’ Stuff and Club 345 will
gather in the Multipurpose Room of the Activities
Building from 2:00-4:00 pm. The groups will play games,
enjoy a snack and talk about what it means to be
thankful. The groups will also create centerpieces for
the congregation’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Parents who are
interested in helping with this event should contact
Mandi Whitley.
High School Small Group
All youth in grades 9-12 are invited to
high school small group. The group
meets on Wednesday nights from 6:00
-7:15 pm in the Youth Center for Bible
study, devotions and service projects.
Those attending should bring their
own dinner. Drinks are provided. This
month the group will meet on
November 5, 12 and 19.
Basketball
Practices continue through the month
of November. Senior games begin on
Monday, November 3. Adult games
begin on Thursday, November 6. All
other teams begin games on Saturday,
November 8.
Why Do I Participate in - - -?
Sunday School
Sunday School is offered for all ages every Sunday.
Classes are provided for children two years old on or
before September 1 through those in Grade 12, as well
as adults. A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers
who miss the September 1 deadline. Young adults who
have graduated from high school are invited to attend
adult classes.
At 9:50 am adults of all ages are invited for coffee,
conversation, parish announcements and prayer in the
Multipurpose Room of the Activities Building. Adult
classes follow in the Activities Building. Currently there
are three adult class offerings. Adult learners can
choose from classes on Blessed Earth: Hope for
Creation, Animate Bible: Exploring the Good Book, and
What Does It Mean to be a Lutheran?
My First Bible
Third graders and their parents are invited to attend a
special event on Sunday, November 2 from 2:30 to 4:00
pm in the Multipurpose Room. Called My First Bible,
this event, planned by the Education Committee, will
be a time for parents and children to explore the Bible
together and talk about what it means. The afternoon
will include various stations and games, and a chance
for parents to inscribe and present a Bible to their
child. Parents may register through the Church Office.
Confirmation Orientation
An orientation session to introduce
seventh graders and their parents to
the confirmation program will be
held on Sunday, November 2 from
5:45 to 6:15 pm in the Youth
Center. Material to be covered
during the three year program will
be outlined and expectations for
both youth and parents will be
shared. Confirmation classes in 2015
will
be
held
on
Saturdays,
January 10, February 7, February 28
and March 28 from 9:30 am to
2:30 pm. Ninth graders will be
confirmed on Sunday, March 29,
2015.
LCY – My family and I have been worshipping
GAIHN - I have been very blessed to serve as
at Trinity Lutheran Church for more than a
decade and I have been a part of its youth
group for six years. LCY, or Lutheran Church
Youth, has played a major role in my life and
my experience in growing up. Now a weekly
routine for my sisters and me, youth group has
been a resource for strengthening my
Christian faith, participating in fellowship
among my church peers, and giving my fellow
youth and me opportunities to be involved in
the Greenville community. My peers and
advisors, intentionally and unintentionally,
have taught me life lessons that have bled
into other areas in my life and have made me
a better person. The memories I have
obtained throughout my time at LCY, from the
annual ski trip to family survivor night, I will
treasure and carry with me for the rest of my
life.
~Reagan Hoffert
one of the GAIHN Primary Coordinators over
the last two years. Even though I have
volunteered with this ministry many times
before, it hasn’t been until these past two
years where I have really seen how important
this ministry is to those it serves. Through this
ministry I have had the opportunity to get to
know many GAIHN families who for one reason
or another have found themselves in a very
unfortunate situation. Whether they have lost
their homes, jobs, health, etc., I have often
been surprised to see that these families could
very well have been any of our neighbors, coworkers or even part of our own church
family. What Trinity’s volunteers provide to
these families is immeasurable. Whether it be
setting up their rooms, a home-cooked meal,
entertainment, companionship, a hug, I know
God is working through Trinity and its
volunteers and are truly making a difference
in these families’ lives.
~Maureen Rose
LCY is a place that I enjoy hanging out with
my friends and learning about God. We do
many different things that help teach us ways
to be friendly with others and that help us
lead a more Christ-like life. One of my
favorite events is the ski trip to North
Carolina. Also, the mission trip in the summer
is a great way to spend time with my church
friends and learn how to help others. I know
when I am at LCY I am around a group of
people that care about each other. Sometimes
it is the Bible studies we do and sometimes it
may be the games we play but they all help
me understand more about serving others. LCY
is where I know I have made friendships that
will last a very long time.
~Carson Spiers
Kids’ Stuff – We were so thrilled when Marie
became old enough to participate in Kids'
Stuff, a fantastic opportunity for fun and
fellowship both for our daughter with her
Trinity friends and for us as a family. Kids'
Stuff offers fun, faith-filled activities that
allow our daughter to grow in her faith and in
relationship with our church family, and it
does so in a fun way. She looks forward to
attending every month and afterwards cannot
stop talking about her friends and what she
did and learned. In addition, family activities
like field days and park outings are a great
way for us to spend time together and to get
to know other Trinity families. Perhaps Marie
says it best, "I like it because we get to do
really fun games and we get to go to fun
places. My friends are there and I love playing
with them!" Kids' Stuff truly allows everyone in
our family to engage in the amazing fellowship
of Trinity.
~Megan Koon
Why Do I Participate in - - -?
Operation InAsMuch - Our family loves to do
Furman LSA - For Richard and me, our
things together - travel, camp, board
games...through these experiences, love and
trust strengthen. In 2009, we were given an
opportunity to leave our comfort zone. As a
family, we signed up for an OIAM project. It
was an opportunity to visit some of our church
members who, because of illness, couldn't get
to church. A twenty minute visit and delivery
of fruit turned into an afternoon of joy. It was
a first-hand account of God's love working
amongst his children. Since that first OIAM,
we have joined all six of the other OIAM days.
Together, we have served food to Hospice
patients; gotten our hands dirty gardening,
mulching,
planting,
digging,
painting;
collected food for the hungry, baked cookies
and visited with fire fighters; cut shoe
patterns for Sole Hope...Through all of these
experiences, we have certainly gained more
than we have given. Serving God through
"getting our hands dirty" for one another is
truly what it is all about. OIAM has allowed us
easy access to so much need in our
community. It has grounded us as a family,
and for that, I am thankful.
~Paige Dillon
reason for volunteering was a desire to “pay
back.” Our youngest child, Sarah Katherine,
was active in the student program at
University Lutheran in Clemson. Their campus
ministry program was instrumental in Sarah
Katherine’s growth in faith and commitment
to the church. It was also her “home away
from home.” When presented with the
opportunity to offer a home cooked meal to
someone else’s child, we decided to
participate. However, what we saw as “our
giving” has been outweighed by what the
Furman students have given us. What a
wonderful evening - listening to their
discussions, watching them work together on
projects for the community, and participating
in their programs and worship. The stress of
our day melts away, and we come home
renewed. Campus Ministry is a vital part of
the ELCA. It offers our young adults continued
support during their college years when they
are away from their family and their home
congregation. What an important outreach
program for Trinity to support!
~Mary Margaret Delap
Prayer Group - Being part of Trinity's prayer
ministry has been very important and
meaningful to me. It is a time once a week for
Trinity's family to meet and pray together. We
pray for individual and church needs.
Sometimes we pray for people we don't even
know, but I have found that if you pray for
someone you have a connection with that
person.
~Merry Mulcahy
Due to illness or declining heath, the following members of Trinity
are unable to attend worship on Sunday morning. Please remember
them in your thoughts and prayers or with a note or card.
Jim and Carol Christopher
14 Chicora Wood Lane
Simpsonville, SC 29681
864-234-0693
Jeanette Fienup
1231 Shadow Way
Greenville, SC 29615
864-458-9429
Betty Ricke
428 Southwood Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Kay Sprinkle
20 Hawthorne Park Ct.
Hawthorne Inn, Room 326B
Greenville, SC 29615
Mariel Franklin
2404 Birkwood Drive
Plano, TX 75025
Chronis Summey
212 Whiteoaks Circle
Bluffton, SC 29910
Brenda Hume
1103 E. Lee Rd.
Taylors, SC 29687
864-244-1745
Sara Swink
Diamond Health and Rehab Center
Room 504B
807 S. E. Main St.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Miriam Kirkpatrick
Apt. 233 Brian Estates
163 Shadowline Drive
Boone, NC 28607
864-979-1565
Irma Madison
Apt. H-14 The Gardens at Eastside
275 Commonwealth Dr.
Greenville, SC 29615
864-288-2034
Blanche McClain
P O Box 4385
Greenville, SC 29608
864-235-0355
Bobbie Moyer
507 Berea Forest Circle
Greenville, SC 29617
864-246-7032
Sarah Taylor
12 Boyce Ave. Room 2110
Homewood Residence - Clairebridge
Greenville, SC 29601
JoLyn Wood
105 Stonehedge Dr.
Greenville, SC 29615
Chris Wunderlich
141 Herta St.
Easley, SC 29640
864-859-3568
Sunday
9:00 STAFF MEETING
9:30 QUILTING GROUP
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7:45 HOLY COMMUNION
8:30 TRINITY CHOIR WARMUP
9:00 HOLY COMMUNION
9:50 COFFEE & CONVERSATION
10:10 SUNDAY SCHOOL AND NEW MEMBER CLASS
10:45 TRINITY QUARTET WARMUP
11:00 BLOOD DRIVE
11:15 HOLY COMMUNION
2:00 OPERATION INASMUCH
2:00 CLOTHING DRIVE
4:00 INTERN COMMITTEE
4:00 LOVING THREADS
4:00 CHOIR SCHOOL
5:00 YOUTH CHOIR
5:00 CONGREGATION COUNCIL
6:00 LCY
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7:45 HOLY COMMUNION
8:30 TRINITY QUARTET WARMUP
9:00 HOLY COMMUNION
9:50 COFFEE & CONVERSATION
10:10 SUNDAY SCHOOL AND NEW MEMBER CLASS
10:45 TRINITY CHOIR WARMUP
11:15 HOLY COMMUNION
3
6:00 I-MITES BB PRACTICE
6:00 JUNIOR BOYS BB PRACTICE
7:00 MITES GIRLS BB PRACTICE
7:00 MIDGET GIRLS BB PRACTICE
9:00 STAFF MEETING
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
OPENING SESSION OF THE ANNUAL MEETING
7:45 HOLY COMMUNION
8:30 TRINITY CHOIR WARMUP
9:00 HOLY COMMUNION
9:50 COFFEE & CONVERSATION
10:10 SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:45 TRINITY QUARTET WARMUP
11:15 HOLY COMMUNION
6:00 STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
6:00 HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUP
6:30 MIDGET BOYS BB PRACTICE
7:00 TRINITY CHOIR REHEARSAL
7:30 SENIOR GIRLS BB PRACTICE
9:30 WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP
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7
3:00 CHILI COOK-OFF AND TAILGATE
6:15 FURMAN LSA
6:30 JUNIOR GIRLS BB PRACTICE
6:30 WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP
7:30
8
6:15 MITES BOYS BB PRACTICE
@ ST GEORGE
13
12
Saturday
Friday
6
14
15
10:00 LYDIA GROUP
11:30 PRAYER GROUP
12:00 MEN’S BIBLE STUDY &
FELLOWSHIP
6:00 I-MITES BB PRACTICE
6:00 JUNIOR BOYS BB PRACTICE
7:00 MITES GIRLS BB PRACTICE
7:00 MIDGET GIRLS BB PRACTICE
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9:00 STAFF MEETING
9:30 QUILTING GROUP
18
21
24
8:45 STAFF
VACATION
BIBLE SCHOOL
9:00
MEETING
9:00 STAFF MEETING
6:00 HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUP
6:30 MIDGET BOYS BB PRACTICE
7:00 TRINITY CHOIR REHEARSAL
7:30 SENIOR GIRLS BB PRACTICE
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6:15 FURMAN LSA
6:30 JUNIOR GIRLS BB PRACTICE
7:30
8:00 LEISURE/ACTION
6:15 MITES BOYS BB PRACTICE
@ ST GEORGE
21
22
28
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20
11:30 PRAYER GROUP
12:00 LEISURE/ACTION GAMEDAY
6:00 I-MITES BB PRACTICE
6:00 JUNIOR BOYS BB PRACTICE
7:00 MITES GIRLS BB PRACTICE
7:00 MIDGET GIRLS BB PRACTICE
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5
11
10
2:00 KIDS’ STUFF AND CLUB 345
4:00 CHOIR SCHOOL
5:00 YOUTH CHOIR
6:00 LCY
CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY
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7:45 HOLY COMMUNION
8:30 TRINITY CHOIR WARMUP
9:00 HOLY COMMUNION
9:50 COFFEE & CONVERSATION
10:10 SUNDAY SCHOOL AND NEW MEMBER CLASS
10:45 ALLELU WARMUP
11:15 HOLY COMMUNION AND RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS
12:45 OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH
4:00 TLC4TLC
4:00 OUTREACH COMMITTEE
4:00 CHOIR SCHOOL
5:00 YOUTH CHOIR
6:00 THANKSGIVING DINNER
7:00 WORSHIP
Thursday
Wednesday
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11:30 PRAYER GROUP
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
EMERGENCY FOOD SUNDAY
Tuesday
Monday
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
2
EMERGENCY FOOD SUNDAY
7:45 HOLY COMMUNION
8:30 TRINITY QUARTET WARMUP
9:00 HOLY COMMUNION
9:00 PROJECT HOST SOUP KITCHEN
9:50 COFFEE & CONVERSATION
10:10 SUNDAY SCHOOL AND NEW MEMBER CLASS
10:45 TRINITY CHOIR WARMUP
11:15 HOLY COMMUNION
2:30 MY FIRST BIBLE
4:00 PARISH LIFE COMMITTEE
4:00 EDUCATION COMMITTEE
4:00 CHOIR SCHOOL
5:00 YOUTH CHOIR
5:45 CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION
6:00 LCY
25
6:00 HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUP
6:30 MIDGET BOYS BB PRACTICE
7:00 TRINITY CHOIR REHEARSAL
7:30 SENIOR GIRLS BB PRACTICE
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11:30
PRAYER
GROUP
CHURCH
OFFICE
CLOSES AT NOON
7:00 TRINITY CHOIR REHEARSAL
6:15 FURMAN LSA
6:30 JUNIOR GIRLS BB PRACTICE
6:15 MITES BOYS BB PRACTICE
@ ST GEORGE
7:30
THANKSGIVING DAY
OFFICE CLOSED
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OFFICE CLOSED
Responsibilities
for
November
2014
2nd
Helen League
Lani Wise
Russ Wise
9th
Eliza Stockman
David Crigler
Eliza Stockman
16th
Betty Collins
David Nichols
Susan Troutman
23rd
Lani Wise
Caroline Massey
Eliza Stockman
30th
Kay Cook
Betsy League
Susan Troutman
John Beckford
John Otten
Lynn Ritchie
Daniel Fisher
Emma Jefferson
Gregg Alley, Gene Bowman
Mary Todd Bowman
Marianne Childers, Greg Childers
Anna Lee Henry
John Park
Donna Potts
Melanie Helling
Emily Lynch
Sarah Lynch
Ashley Forbes, Scott Forbes
Jo Glymph
Pam Reichard, Margaret Roth
Grace Kirven
Roland Baird
Stephen Kirven
Annabelle Martin
Davis Keaton
Micaela Peterson
Jack Linder, Dawn Lynch
Sarah Weeks
Caroline Massey, Sarah Weeks
Emily Lynch
Megan Koon
Ashley Forbes
Kathryn Rhyne
Kayla Rose
Abigail Smith
Rita Kirven, Mike Parker
Patti Parker
Amanda Mast, Chris Mast
Sarah Lynch
Angie McCormack
Roland Baird
Alex Mason
Patrick Childers
Carson Spiers
Mack Whitley, Shirley Whitley
Margaret Wyatt
Anne Branham, Betsy League
Micaela Peterson
Sunday School Nursery
Anne Branham
Ryan Macek
Chris Robinson
Chris Lawrence
Kimberly Roesch
11:15 am Lector
Prayers
Cantor
Acolytes
Henry Wilcox
Melanie Helling
Jeff Rehm
Will Baur
Mia Dillon
Jeanne Blinkoff, Beth Renninger
Bill Renninger
Lynne Hunter, Sandra Hamann
Bailey Hoffert
Lisa Panhorst
Jeff Rehm
Melanie Helling
McKenzie Fletcher
Rachel Haltiwanger
Bobbi Metz, Laura Metz
Mike Metz
Paige Dillon, Paul Dillon
Reagan Hoffert
Ryan Macek
Susan Troutman
Joanna Jones
Delaney Wannemacher
Marshall Westbrook
Al Banister, Henry Wilcox
Robin Wilcox
Karen Craig, Janna Kelley
Ali Landreth
Philip Wessinger
Pat Howard
Allelu
Elizabeth Allen
TJ Woodard
John Hunter, Lynne Hunter
Keith Jones
Janna Kelley, Bill Renninger
Caitlin Littlejohn
Jeff Rehm
George Corell
Alex Mason
Jordan Forbes
Bailey Hoffert
Lisa Black, Ellen Boler
Wayne Landreth
Amy Forde, Eric Glass
Elizabeth Allen
Geraldine Weyermann
Ben and Amy Johnson
Jess and Pat Howard
Caroline Otten
Lisa Darby, Margaret Wyatt
WW and Mary Frances Martin
Michelle Matters
Tim Keaton, Carolyn Wyatt
Dan and Jeanine Stratton
Helen League
John and Beth Henry
John and Lynne Hunter
Betsy League (Intinction)
Chris and Seana Jefferson
Jimmy Reynolds
7:45 am
Lector
Prayers
Cantor
9:00 am
Lector
Prayers
Cantor
Acolytes
Greeters
Nursery
Nursery Aide
Greeters
Nursery
Nursery Aide
Communion Fill
Communion Clean-up (9:00)
(11:15)
Ushers
7:45
9:00
11:15
Helen League, Ralph Moyer
Henry McGee (Captain), Chuck Ballew, Mark Godfrey, Eddie Woodward
Richard Frye (Captain), Barbara Corell, George Corell, Alice Smith
Offering Tellers
Team 1 Richard Delap (Captain)
Mary Margaret Delap, Steve McElhinny
Team 2 Philip Wessinger (Captain)
Jimmy Reynolds, Melanie Wessinger
THANKSGIVING SERVICE - Sunday, November 23, 7:00 pm
Cantor
Lector
Ushers
Melissa Wells
George Corell
Barbara Corell, George Corell
Nursery Captains
9:00
SS
11:15
Ashley Macek
Brenda Bridges
Janna Kelley
Audio Ministry
Debbie Farstad
Visiting First Time Worshipers
Debbie Farstad, David Nichols
Sanctuary Preparation
Helen League
United Ministry Food Baskets
Merry Mulcahy
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