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Trinity Lutheran Church and School
January 2015
January 24th and 25th
“Details Inside”
CHURCH 708-532-9395
[email protected]
SCHOOL 708-532-3529
[email protected]
Web-site tlcs.org
Traditional Worship: Sat. 6:00 pm – Sun. 8:00 & 9:30 am
Contemporary Worship: Sunday 11:00 am
6850 W. 159th Street, Tinley Park, Il 60477
That everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but
have eternal life. John 3:15-16
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From the Board of Governance - This past fall has been one of active preparation for
the Board, on behalf of the congregation, as it continues the work of
aligning Trinity around its Christ-called mission. In advance of the
Board sharing an engagement plan with the congregation in January,
please find a reference to the five church governance myths included
in its recent congregational letter.
"In Structure Your Church for Mission [one of the books being studied by the Board]
five myths are noted that often concern those considering this form of church
• Authority is taken from the congregation. This is false—congregational authority is
actually amplified by policies aligned with the constitution and by-laws. The
congregation only gives the Board authority to act on its behalf and specifies
the actions that remain at the sole discretion of the congregation.
 Too much authority is given to the Senior Pastor. This is false—the authority of the
Board and the authority of the Senior Pastor are clearly differentiated. The
Board, on behalf of the congregation, is focused on Trinity’s unique purposes
and what it seeks to achieve in response to Christ’s calling. The Senior Pastor
focuses on how the church ministers, as defined by the Congregation, through
the Board.
• Fewer church members are involved. This is false—there is actually more potential
for member involvement. There is greater flexibility to recruit, train, and involve
more people in ministry and thus a greater desire to do so.
• After the policies are written, the Board is left with little to do. This is false—the
challenges are actually greater and a multitude of endeavors including, close
monitoring of the church’s ministries, need the Board’s leadership.
• The Senior Pastor is already overworked. Governance by policy adds even more
work. This is false—with clear policies in place and followed, the Senior Pastor
is empowered to focus on delivering ministry with the Word and Sacraments at
that ministry’s core.”
We continue to fervently seek the Lord’s guidance during this time and invite your
prayers for Trinity’s ongoing success. Please be in touch with the Board via email at
[email protected] at anytime.
Saturday, January 24
Pizza @ 5:00pm
Worship @ 6:00pm
Movie @ 7:00pm
Sunday, January 25
Pizza @ 5:00pm
Movie @ 6:00pm
God’s Not Dead will inspire and encourage you to stand up for
what you believe. Please plan to attend, and please invite family
and friends to attend with you.
A free-will offering will be taken for the pizza.
Running time of movie is 1 hour 53 minutes
Rated PG for thematic material, brief violence, and an accident scene
For more information, please contact the church office.
Contact Bob Gordon
[email protected]
708-532-9395 x229
Our Winter Session of Small Groups will begin in
January. Each group will choose their own topic, and
will set their own schedule. The new Catalog of Small
Group Topics is available at the Small Group office. If
you are interested in joining a group, or in starting a new
group for our Winter Session, please contact Bob
Our Men’s Groups will begin a new session in January
with a new topic. Our Wednesday evening group will
meet from 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Old Chapel and will
begin on January 7th. Our Saturday morning group will
meet from 7:00 – 8:30am in the Old Chapel and will
begin on January 10th. Both groups will be discussing
the same topic. For more information, please contact Bob Gordon.
A new session of our Grief Support Groups will
begin in January. Our afternoon group will
meet on Tuesdays at 1:00pm and will begin on
January 6th. Our evening group will meet
on Thursdays at 7:00pm and will begin
January 8th. If you, or someone you know, has
experienced the loss of a spouse, child, parent,
family member, or friend, a support group will
provide the opportunity to find healing and
hope. Please consider attending a group. For more information, please contact
Connie Strand at (708) 532-2633 or [email protected]
SUNDAYS at 9:30 AM
"Book of Romans" led by Connie Strand in the Old Chapel
(Begins January 4th)
Working Women's Group - "Esther: It's Tough Being a
Woman" by Beth Moore, led by Vivette Payne in the
Conference Room (Begins January 11th)
11:00 am - Senior Bible Study - "Getting Closer to God" led
by Pastor Brunner in the Old Chapel. Followed by Lunch
Bunch at noon (Begins January 20th)
1:00 pm - Ladies Bible Study - led by Peggy Peters in the Old Chapel (Begins January
Contact Debra Erwin 708-532-6970
A great big Thank You to our Altar Guild members who helped
decorate the Sanctuary and Narthex for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
These ladies are always willing to volunteer their time and talents, and
sometimes "get their hands dirty" in order to arrange flowers, set up (&
take down) the Angel Trees, prepare communion trays, etc. Through
their efforts and dedication they have enhanced our worship experience throughout
the church year.
We also want to give a very special THANK YOU to the many TRINITY MEMBERS
who have donated to the FLOWER FUND during the Thanksgiving and Christmas
2015 FLOWER CHART: If you would like to have flowers placed at the
Altar for a particular Sunday, locate your special date on the "Flower Chart"
which is located in the West Narthex to the left of the church office
windows; write in your Name, Phone, and Occasion on the "Flower Chart".
Our Altar Guild flower chairman will call you to verify your information,
flower preferences, etc.
Contact Linda Burns
A huge “Thank You” to all for the many contributions of bottles,
shoe boxes and supplies! With your help, we were able to
make 60 Shoebox Nativity sets which were shared with
students from our Day School and Sunday School! Be sure to
look at the finished project on our table near the Trinity Room
entrance. Don’t forget to deposit your coins in the “Mite Box”
while you’re there.
We will resume our weekly meetings on January 11, 2015 from
10am – noon in the Trinity Room. Plans for new and exciting
projects are in the works. Please drop by and lend a hand with
these fun projects. We welcome all ladies! Please call Linda
Burns for more information.
The nightly group will resume meeting on January 15, 2015,
from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Trinity Room. Please come join us
for some fellowship.
We are collecting a variety of items for our projects. Special requests for this month
are items to complete our Christmas projects.
 Double sided tape and/or glue dots – in dispensers
 Scissors – regular cutting styles.
 4 ply yarn - Baby colors or White for baptismal blankets.
Regular colors for lap-blankets.
Please save your Christmas cards for us again after the season is over.
We will be collecting them for upcoming projects.
All items can be left in the Trinity room in the purple box marked LWML.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Blessings on a wonderful New Year with Christ!
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In response to 40 Days of Community, a small group in
our congregation has created a simple way to facilitate
service among and on behalf of our brothers and
sisters at Trinity. Please visit the bulletin board just
north of the Elder’s Closet, across the hall from the
Music Room to learn more, share your available skills or
talents (carpentry, painting, sewing, baking,
landscaping, etc.), or make known your service need
(broken cabinet, snow removal, grocery delivery, unstained patio, overgrown
bushes, hemming, etc.) Service needs can be made known anonymously using the
box on the board. For more information, visit the board or email [email protected] May God bless our service to Him and one another!
Have you Considered Trinity in your Will or Estate Plan
Pass down your blessing to tomorrow’s Trinity families.
Your caring support of Trinity has provided opportunities for
thousands of people to hear the saving message of the Gospel.
You can continue to support those opportunities, even after your
Call or e-mail Pastor Schauer at 708-532-9395 ext.223 or [email protected] to
discuss the various opportunities available today. Your decisions today can impact
generation to come. God’s Blessings!
Senior Choir Contact Jo Rodenburg 815-464-6000
Senior Handbells Contact Karen Gustafson 708-478-1841
The holidays presented a lot of special music from ALL of our choirs at
Trinity! What a JOY to share in the celebration of our Savior’s birth, and the
Advent Season of preparation which preceded Christmas.
As we look to 2015, we will continue to serve our church through the
ministry of music. The choirs will continue to meet at their regular times:
Sr. Handbell Choir – Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00
Sr. Choir – Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00
Music speaks what cannot be expressed ~ Soothes the mind and gives it rest
Heals the heart and makes it whole ~ Flows from heaven to the soul.
Contact Jayne VanderVelde [email protected] 708-532-9395 x231
Sunday School News
Children age 3 to Grade 6 can enroll at any time for Sunday School.
Registration is available online at tlcs.org (click on the Sunday School
slide) as well as using paper forms available outside the Children’s
Ministries office. Visiting children are always welcome!
Sunday School classes are from 9:30–10:30 each Sunday.
Children in preschool and kindergarten meet in the Gym, while
children in Grades 1–6 meet in the Music Room and are dismissed
from assigned classrooms.
This Month’s Lessons
PreK & Kindergarten:
Jan. 4 The Wise Men Share Their Gifts
Jan. 11 The Boy Jesus at the Temple
Jan. 18 Jesus Is Baptized
Jan. 25 The Temptation of Jesus
1st–6th Grades: Feeding the 5,000 in Tell Me a Story, Let’s Create/Let’s Be Pilgrims, Let’s
Eat, and Let’s Act workshops
Thank You to the Sunday School staff, children, and families who
participated in the Sunday School Christmas service and made it such
a blessed evening for our Trinity family. Special thanks to Shirley
Kurasz, Cassie Ramirez, Cecile Fortin, and Val Ashack for their tireless
efforts in putting the service together and working with the children to
practice lines and music. What an exceptional way for the children to
use their God-given talents to herald the Savior’s birth!
We Need YOU!
We are looking for a few more adult volunteers to dedicate their time and talents as
workshop leaders in April and May.
Our workshop leaders prepare only one lesson for the month
and then teach it each week to a different group of children. Leaders
can choose an area that reflects their talents, whether that’s crafts,
acting, cooking, music, computers, etc. This is a great chance for
partners, groups, and individuals to dedicate one month to sharing
their time and talents with the children of Trinity!
Please contact Jayne VanderVelde for more information and to volunteer.
Special Needs Aides
Sunday School is looking for one or two more special needs
aides to provide one-on-one interaction with our most
special children. If you have a heart for working with
children with special needs and would like to know the
wonder and joy of sharing God’s Word with them, please
contact Jayne VanderVelde at [email protected]g, for more
information on joining the Special Needs team!
Reveal Kids Bible Lessons
Children ages 4–8 are welcome to join us during the 11:00 sermon for a special Bible lesson.
Volunteers are needed to serve as helpers once per month.
This month’s lessons:
Jan. 4
New Beginnings
Jan. 11 Small, But Wise, Creatures
Jan. 18 Forgive Us Our Debts
Jan. 25 The Faith of the Captain
Triangles Minute to Win It & Pizza Night
Our middle-grade youth group is for all students in Grades 4–6.
Join us in the Trinity gym on Tuesday,
January 13, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for a Bible
study, pizza dinner, and Minute to Win It.
Bring your own drink in a plastic bottle. Please don’t
forget your $2 for our two Compassion children. No
registration required. Bring a friend, and come join the fun!
Contact Chad Huber
[email protected]
708-532-9395 x227
Sunday Morning Bible Study
This Sunday morning study will begin meeting again January 4 th. Every Sunday, we
meet in the loft from 9:30-10:30.
High School Youth Basketball
Our Youth Basketball League is under way, but we could
still use more guys. If you are a high schooler who
doesn’t play with your school team, please consider
joining us. Contact Chad Huber or Fred Eassa.
White Elephant Parties
January 4th Jr. High Youth will have their White Elephant Party from 4-6pm, followed
by Sr. High’s Party from 6-8pm. Bring a silly gift to trade, usually something from
around the house. Be creative.
The Amazing Race
On Monday, January 19th (MLK Jr Day) Jr.
High will be participating in The Amazing
Race. Games and clues will be hidden
throughout the building. The first team to
finish will be rewarded with gift cards. High
School Youth will be needed to help
volunteer at this event.
TLC Nights
January 11th and January 25th Sr. High will have our usual TLC Night, however on the
25th the congregation will be watching “God is Not Dead,” and we will join them. As
usual, 6-8pm both nights, but pizza will be available at 5pm on the 25 th.
Text Updates
If you would like to receive text updates and reminders about youth
activities, please send your number to Chad.
We shall go through the Bible in its entirety, reading at least one chapter
a day. We alternate between the Old and New Testaments. This mixing
provides a refreshing variety. God Bless your time spent in His Word.
January 1
January 2
January 4
January 5
January 6
January 7
January 8
January 9
January 10
January 11
January 12
January 13
January 14
January 15
Isaiah 24
Isaiah 25
Isaiah 26
Isaiah 27
Isaiah 28
Isaiah 29
Isaiah 30
Isaiah 31
Isaiah 32
Isaiah 33
Isaiah 34
Isaiah 35
Isaiah 36
Titus 1
Titus 2-3
January 16
January 17
January 18
January 19
January 20
January 21
January 22
January 23
January 24
January 25
January 26
January 27
January 28
January 29
January 30
January 31
Isaiah 37
Isaiah 38
Isaiah 39
Isaiah 40
Isaiah 41
Isaiah 42
Isaiah 43
Isaiah 44
Isaiah 45
Isaiah 46
Isaiah 47
Isaiah 48
Isaiah 49
Isaiah 50
Isaiah 51
Isaiah 52
Financial Peace University Begins Jan. 24th
This 9-week life-changing class, taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team
on video and coordinated by Pastor Schauer and Kris Anderson at Trinity, will help you
by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before.
FPU classes will meet weekly on Saturdays, 10:00-11:45am, Jan. 24-March 21.
The cost per household is only $93. There is both a free offer and upgrade offer for
previous class participants. Please check our church website for details and a class
preview video. Contact Pastor Schauer if you need more information.
Charlene Hyre 708-687-8716
or Joan Miller 708-429-0411
Thank you very much for your generous donations of various
Christmas gifts, gift cards, cash, and food items. Our
members contributed above and beyond to the less
fortunate. Members, member referrals, LCFS, Tinley Park
Food Pantry, Together We Cope, SS Crisis Center, Aging
Care Connection, and Safe Families were recipients of your
good will. Hundreds of children’s wishes were granted
thanks to your generosity. You made it possible for children
and families in need to feel loved and important. God’s riches blessings through the
New Year.
Box Tops and Labels for Education
We want to invite all Trinity Families to collect Box Tops and Labels For Education in
effort to raise funds and points for our school.
Labels For Education appear on Campbell’s soups and gravies, Pepperidge Farms
breads, cakes and Goldfish, Pop Secret snacks and BIC pens. Campbell’s Soup
Company redeems the UPC codes from these products and many others for points.
Last year we submitted over 24,000 points and selected balls, jump ropes, balance
beams and racing scooters from their catalog.
General Mills and related companies redeem Box Tops For Education for cash at the
rate of $0.10 per box top. In each of the last four years the PTL has received over
$2,000 through this program for special education and other projects. Box Tops
appear on General Mills cereals, Green Giant vegetables, Kleenex tissues, Ziploc
bags and many other products. Simply cut out the box top. Please be aware that
each box top is printed with an expiration date and should be dropped off in church as
early as possible. We make submissions to these programs on a regular basis.
To find out more about each of these programs please log in to btfe.com and
labelsforeducation.com. Each website also offers product coupons for you to print.
Collection bins for Labels and Box Tops are outside the Trinity Room and the school
office. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Principal Steve Stec
Principal Scott Huster
[email protected]
Trinity Lutheran School exists to challenge and enable young people to grow in
both Christian Spirit and academic wisdom, and to prepare them to be witnesses
in God's Kingdom.
ENROLLMENT for the 2015 – 2016 school year for children
entering Pre-Kindergarten [three (3) and four (4) year olds] and
Kindergarten will take place the last week in January. Members
of Trinity will be receiving information through the mail.
Children need to be three years (3) of age on or by September 1,
2015 to be eligible for the 3 year old Pre-Kindergarten program,
and must be four years (4) of age on or by September 1, 2015 to
be eligible for the 4 year old three-day a week Pre-Kindergarten program. All children
enrolling in Kindergarten must be five years old (5) on or by September 1, 2015, to enroll
in program.
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Nancy Butterfield, Trinity’s Admission Counselor (708-5323529 ext. 225) or the school office (708-532-3529) for additional information regarding
enrollment. Enrollment for grades 1 – 8 will be occurring shortly as well.
THANK YOU The faculty and staff of Trinity Lutheran Church and School wish to express
their sincerest gratitude to the students and parents for their thoughtfulness during the
2014 Christmas season. It is always very heartwarming to be remembered by those to
whom you are ministering. The many gifts of love were deeply appreciated. God’s richest
blessings to all of you in 2015 and always!
CLASSES RESUME-Trinity Students will be returning from
Christmas Break on Monday, January 5th. We pray that it was a
restful and Christ filled break.
NEW CLASSROOMS: The 1st and 2nd grade classes will begin
occupying their new classroom, Monday January 5th. Thank you
to all who volunteered their time to ensure the classrooms would
be ready for January. Thank you especially to Ron Rezek for the
countless hours he has put in to make sure the classrooms were
student ready!
CULVER’S KICKBACK DAYS… Thanks to all who support the Kickback days at
the Tinley Park Culvers. The next Kickback Day will be Tuesday, January 6,
at the Culvers in Tinley Park. Trinity will receive 10% of all receipts submitted
on the 6th. We hope to see you there!
PTL Meeting- Our next PTL meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 13. The meeting
will start at 7:00 our ALL parents are invited to join us at 7:00 p.m. for this PTL meeting
focusing on parenting with "Love & Logic."
FIRST SEMESTER COMING TO AN END- Tuesday, January 20th marks the end of the
2nd quarter. Student Assessment Reports will go home on Tuesday, January 27th.
LUTHERAN SCHOOL’S WEEK- The week of January 25th marks the
national observance of Lutheran School’s Week. The theme for the
week is “Mercy Forever.” There are a number of wonderful activities
planned for the week including our annual 1st vs. 2nd grade basketball
game and a teacher switch day. Look for a finalized schedule to be
published later in the month.
AN OPEN HOUSE for parents interested in Trinity’s program of
Christian education (ages 3 – grade 8) is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, from 9
a.m. – 2:30. Other Open House dates for all grade levels including 3 and 4 PK are Friday,
February 27, from 8 a.m.– 2:40 p.m., Thursday, March 26, from 8 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. and
Sunday, April 19, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tell your friends and neighbors about Trinity and
witness Christian education in action.
COFFEE AND … The second of four Coffee And … will be held on Tuesday
evening, January 27, beginning at 7 p.m. The Coffee And… will serve as the
topic for the evening’s PTL meeting.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY BEE … Congratulations to Baron Waller, one
of Trinity’s sixth graders who earned the title “School Champion.” Baron
will attempt to qualify as a state finalist by completing a seventy-five (75)question exam. Six times Trinity has sent a contestant to the State Bee.
MAP TESTING- Students grades 3-8 will begin their winter testing Wed., January 7th.
PTL’s TRIVIA NIGHT-Saturday, February 28.
SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR-Monday, March 16, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Prayer Requests
If you have a prayer request you may contact the church office, check
the prayer request line on your Connection Card and write the prayer on
the back or you may complete a prayer card and put it in the prayer box
hanging in the Narthex.
Flower Offerings
If you would like to request flowers to be placed on the altar please fill in
the flower chart with your name and phone number on the wall in the
Narthex. Someone will contact you to get the information for your
special request.
Helping Hands Men’s Group Ministry
Do you have a project or do you know of someone that has a project
that the Men’s Group can assist with? Our Trinity Men’s Group is
available to assist you with projects around your home. Projects
include yard work, painting, minor repairs and more. For more
information, please contact Marco Melone at [email protected] or
Bob Gordon at 708-532-9395 ext. 229
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God
prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
Family Information Changes
If you have moved, changed your e-mail address, changed your
phone number, etc. please contact the church office to update your
information. Having accurate records helps us to communicate better
with you.
Connection Cards
Connection Cards are located in each pew. Please fill the card out
and print clearly. This helps us to take attendance each week. If you
have any address, phone or e-mail changes please indicate this on
the card. Please also check any necessary items that you wish.
Community Events
Please stop by the Community Events Bulletin Board to see the
things happening in and around the community. If you have an
event you would like posted please contact the church office for
approval and we will post it for you once approved. Please keep in
mind this is for events that everyone could benefit from.
Quest Bible
If you would like a copy of the Quest Bible please contact the
church office. The bibles cost $25 and are available during
normal office hours.
Church Giving Envelopes
Trinity is continually blessed by the generosity of our
members. For this we are thankful. In order for the Board of
Finance to correctly credit each member’s offering, the Board
requests that whenever possible, you use the numbered
offering envelope. If this is not possible, please indicated your
name and offering envelope number on the pew envelope.
Thank you for your cooperation and may our Lord continue to bless you.
Church Library
Did you know that Trinity has a “Church Library”? They are located in
the old Chapel next to the Trinity Room. They are always looking for
donations of gently used books and movies of a Christian nature.
Please feel free to check out any book you like. There is a card
catalog in the room for you to look up books to see if they may be on
the shelf. The check out and return is on your honor. Please fill out a
card when borrowing a book or movie and simply return them when
you are done with it. Please be aware that a large section of books (marked on the
shelves) is the School Library and we cannot check those out. Thank you and enjoy!
Transportation Ministry
Would you like to help others by providing a ride to Trinity for
someone who cannot drive? Volunteers are needed to provide
transportation for members to and from services and functions at
Trinity. To volunteer or for additional information, please contact Bob
Gordon at ext 229 or [email protected]
Would like to greet members and visitors as they walk in to Trinity?
This is a great way to meet people and be a friendly smile to all that
enter to hear God’s word. It is very simple to get started. Simply call
the church office and let them know you would like greet and for which
service you would like to greet at. We will be happy to hear from you.
Ushering is another great way to serve God’s Kingdom and meet
other members and visitors to Trinity. It is very simple to usher.
Ushers help hand out bulletins before the service, they assist with
the collection and assist with communion. If you are interested in
learning more or would like to volunteer please call the church
office with the service you are interested in and we will get you set up with some brief
training and you will be all set to go.
Screen Operators
Did you ever wonder how the screens come alive filled with music,
words and pictures?? Would you like to learn how to run the
screens?? We would love to have you on board to help out. We
are looking for several people at all the services to operate the
screens during the services. It is not hard, the training is simple and
does not take much time. The more people we have the less work it
is on any one person. If this is somewhere that you would like to
volunteer or have more questions about before making up your
mind please contact Pastor Schauer in the church office.
Praise Band
Do you love to sing, play an instrument and worship our God? Do you
enjoy the modern Christian music like Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, and
Hillsong…..the same stuff you are hearing on KLOVE, ShineFM, or
WBGL?? Then we ask you to consider being a part of the Reveal
Worship Band! We practice most Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. Contact Drew
for more details at [email protected]
Drama/Skit Ministry
We are starting a drama/skit ministry here at Trinity! Wanna be a part of
it??? We are looking for actors and actresses of ALL ages. Contact
Chad Huber for more information in the church office at ext. 227 or
[email protected]
Rev. Paul Strand (x222)………………………………………………………….....Senior Pastor
Rev. Richard Schauer (x223)…………………………………………………...Associate Pastor
Rev. Paul Brunner………………………………………………….……………..Assistant Pastor
Rev. Gary Schmidtke……………………………………………………..Assistant to the Pastor
Andrew Denlinger (x287)……………………………...…….Director of Contemporary Worship
Karen Gustafson (x230)………………………………………………………....Director of Music
Jo Rodenburg (x230)...…………………….……………………….……………Director of Choir
Chad Huber (x227)………………………………………………..…Director of Youth Ministries
Jayne VanderVelde (x231)…………………………..………...Director of Children’s Ministries
Bob Gordon (x229)……………………………………....Director of Service and Small Groups
Kathy Gilmore (x232)…………………………………………...……….Director of Connections
Mistee Plattner………………………………………………………..…….Director of Fellowship
Scott Huster (x240)……………………………………….……….…….Co Minister of Education
Steven Stec (x240)………………………… ……………….………….Co Minister of Education
Nancy Butterfield (x225)…………………………………….…....School Admissions Counselor
Ron Rezek (x246)………………………………….………………………..…..Building Manager
Nettie Schuman (x221)……………….…………….….Church Office Administrative Assistant
Mary Dykstra (x224)………………………………….………….………………..Office Assistant
If you would like something published in this newsletter please contact Nettie in the church office.
Thank you and may God Bless!
The February Trinity “Alive” deadline is January 16th
Live Nativity
A tremendous thank you to all of the people who volunteered to make our 1 st Live
Nativity a huge success with over 1000 people in attendance.
A special thanks to Ray Wilke and Ruth Dietrich who put countless hours into writing
the script, putting it to music, and organizing and supplying the lighting.
Thank you to all the actors who performed for the live nativity. They all did an
outstanding job. I hope to see each and every one of you back next year.
Thank you to the bell choir and the senior choir for performing at all 4 performances on
top of Lessons and Carols that same weekend. Each choir member added something
very special to the performance.
Thank you to my husband, Dan, for the endless hours he put into building the stable
and to the property committee members for helping him assemble it here at church.
Thank you to all of the other volunteers who helped both inside and out to set up,
serve, clean up, greet and direct traffic.
In total, there were 115 people who volunteered to make this event successful. I
needed each and every one of you!
Mistee Plattner
Director of Fellowship