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Special Voters’ Assembly

Dear members of Trinity,

A special voters’ assembly meeting will be held next Sunday, April 25, 2021 in the Trinity church sanctuary after the late service, which will begin at 12:15 PM, subject to the sanctuary being ready for the meeting.

The agenda will be limited to the consideration of a mortgage application and resolution regarding the construction of a new fellowship hall and other improvements. A copy of the mortgage application and draft resolution are attached.

If you would like to attend IN-PERSON, you will be asked to sign-in when you arrive before the meeting so that we take attendance.

Or, if you prefer to attend ONLINE (live streaming via Zoom), you can register in advance for the meeting by clicking here:

After submitting the registration form you will receive a confirmation email with the link for joining the meeting online. If you have questions about how to use Zoom to attend online, please call Trinity’s office at (217) 367-8923.

Whether you attend IN-PERSON or ONLINE through live streaming, you will be able to participate during the meeting and to vote. Please pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit as we make our decisions during the Special Voters’ Assembly meeting.

Grace and peace,

Rick Winkel, President

Registration for the 2021-22 Wee Disciples Preschool Year

February is the time for returning Wee Disciples students and Trinity Lutheran families to re-enroll for the 2021-22 preschool year.  To register please submit the Wee Disciples Preschool Registration form for 2021-22 (Click here for form) and a non-refundable registration fee of $50 to the preschool during the month of February.   Registration will open to the community on March 1, 2021 and the fee for registration is $75.

Questions about our program and tours can be scheduled by contacting our Director/Teacher, Karen Rohrer, at weedisciplespreschool@yahoo.com.

Come grow with us at Wee Disciples Preschool!

 

Operation Christmas Child 2020

Each year, Operation Christmas Child coordinates the shipping of Christmas gift boxes to needy children around the world. Many of these children have never received a gift before. Many of them have never heard about Jesus. Along with the gift box, the children also receive a Bible story book which shares the gospel message in their own language. They also receive the opportunity to attend a 12-lesson discipleship course for children at a local Christian church. Many children and their families become Christians through this outreach.

Changes are happening in the way we do things these days, but we can still send boxes for Operation Christmas Child. This year, instead of having a packing party, we plan to pack the gift boxes individually, and as families. Think what fun it is to shop for gifts for a child- especially if you can go shopping with a child or a grandchild, a family member or a friend!
The leadership of Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child is encouraging churches and individuals to continue packing gift boxes for needy children around the world. Many families are suffering this year from the Coronavirus and from the economic downturn resulting from the virus. Children need those shoebox gifts, and the Gospel message that is delivered with them, this year more than ever.

Empty boxes are still available at Trinity Lutheran Church for you to pick-up.
Don’t forget to return your filled box by Sunday Nov. 22. We will deliver boxes, Nov. 22nd in the afternoon, to be packed onto trucks ready to get them started on their journey.

Trinity has sent around 50 boxes each year; we hope, by God’s grace, to meet that goal this year also.
Click here for some gift suggestions.

Fall Voters’ Assembly Meeting

Dear members of Trinity,

A Regular Voters’ Assembly meeting will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in the Trinity church sanctuary after the late service, which will begin at 12:15 PM, subject to the sanctuary being ready for the meeting. A DRAFT copy of the meeting agenda was emailed to you on October 30, 2020 and it appeared in the Trinity newsletter as a part of my President’s report to the congregation.

If you would like to attend IN-PERSON, please let us know by calling the Trinity Office to make a reservation because seating in the sanctuary is limited to 50 members. You will also sign in when you arrive before the meeting so that we take attendance. You can reach the Trinity Office by calling (217) 367-8923.

Or, if you prefer to attend ONLINE (live streaming via Zoom), You can register in advance for the meeting by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DegBctF-Q_SJ1mxKNM3MHw
After submitting the registration form you will receive a confirmation email with the link for joining the meeting online.

If you have questions about how to use Zoom to attend online, please call the Trinity Office. After you sign in online, you will also be asked to verbally acknowledge your membership before we begin our meeting so that we can take attendance.

Whether you attend IN-PERSON or ONLINE through live streaming, you will be able to participate during the meeting and to vote. Please pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit as we make our decisions during the Voters’ Assembly meeting.

Grace and peace,

Rick Winkel, President

Haiti Hunger Fight: An Update From Stivenson

As many of you know, our dear friend Stivenson Jean-Baptiste has completed his reign as the King of Parkland College, returned home to Haiti, and is working as a Feeding Program Director for Trinity Hope. Please join us for a virtual visit with Stivenson, via Zoom, on Saturday, November 14 at 6 PM. In this brief (appx. 30 minutes) and lively event, you will see the program in action, hear about its impact on the children, and learn how you can help.
Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88035087700?pwd=TVgvWFdPUnlyQU5aa1pFQmgvRG9ydz09
Passcode: 932477

Our congregation partners with Trinity Hope to sponsor the Yahve-Nissi Christian School near Bainet, and the Institute Olivier Christian School in Port-Au-Prince. Trinity Hope* is a Lutheran ministry organization that focuses on one thing: feeding children in Christian schools throughout Haiti. For about 25 cents per child, Trinity Hope provides one meal five days per week for over 33,500 children. In many cases this is the only decent meal these children get each day.

When parents know their kids will be fed, they find a way to get them into school. Because they are Christian schools, the kids learn the Gospel along with their other studies. Because most of the schools are attached to churches, more kids (and their parents) end up attending church and learning more about Jesus, and His kingdom expands. Trinity Hope’s impact is physical, intellectual, and most importantly, spiritual. It is a win-win-win for the children and their families.

*Trinity Hope has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator of non-profit charities. Check them out at www.trinityhope.org.