All Are Welcome!
Sunday Worship Remains Online due to the pandemic.
Generosity Stories by-
Lu Kriger-Blake & Mark Maassel
You are Generous!
Your belief that God is in fact in control during these uncertain times is evident as you are declaring your generosity for next year! So far we have received pledge cards totaling 85% of our goal. Many have shown an increase in generosity.
If you haven’t yet responded, please mail your card today, or complete our online form at www.tlcvalpo.com
. (Click on “digital pledge card.”) Your generosity will make a tremendous difference as we seek to strengthen our ministry. Remember, our generous challenge gift of $10,000 will be received once we receive 65 cards. Please help us reach this goal this week.
2020 Gifts of Hope
Trinity Lutheran Church follows a long tradition of outreach and care for members, for the greater community, and for the world. For twenty-seven years, Gifts of Hope, our alternative gift-giving program has embraced this tradition each holiday season by providing members and friends an opportunity to purchase a donation to a variety of helping organizations and to do this in the name of friends or family members.
This year, facing the financial difficulties presented by the pandemic, the Faith in Action team will sponsor a slightly different Gifts of Hope gifting program. In order to both meet the financial challenges Trinity faces and continue our outreach tradition, Faith in Action invites members to participate in our 50/50 Holiday Gifts of Hope.
Beginning November 22 and continuing through December 20, members and friends can donate any amount of money to our Gifts of Hope alternative gift program. Half of your donation (50%) will go to the Christian Food Pantry and half of your donation (50%) will go to the Trinity Lutheran Church general fund to support the ongoing operations of our congregation.This 50/50 Holiday Gifts of Hope allows us to retain our tradition of supporting needs outside of the church, even as we strengthen our ability to keep our church growing in faith and mission.
Donations can be made using the Donate Button on our website. Simply select the Gifts of Hope button and donate any amount. The 50/50 split will be automatically applied. You may also send a check to Trinity Lutheran Church, 201 N. Washington, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Add “Gifts of Hope” in the memo space. Join us for 50/50 Holiday Gifts of Hope, the Gift that keeps on giving.
To have a card sent to the person/s of your choice, email
of the recipient. Include the message you want–“Love, Mom
and Dad”…and your name/s.
Jane will hand letter, stamp, and mail the card for you.
Sheep May Safely Graze!
The Shepherd Ministry of Trinity was successfully launched last week. During the coming weeks the Shepherds will be making contact through phone calls or emails. Please take a few minutes of your time to respond. In this time of numbers we want to make sure all are well and safe in their respective homes. Also important is the need to stay connected. We are a community of faith and we are a resurrection people. We will come through this. Enjoy each day and listen for your shepherd’s call or email.
Holding Each Other In Prayer
Norma Lee Pickard
(sister in law of Barbara Pearson)
The Valparaiso University Community
(mother of Linda Beach)
(Brother of Diane Ptacek)
All teachers, students, and school staff
Pastor Jane Aicher
(family friend of Lu Krieger-Blake)
(nephew of Cynthia Breitinger)
(nephew of Judy Phillips)
(niece of Judy Phillips)
(brother of Pat Broadstone)
Mike & Deborah Herzinger
(brother and sister-in-law of Barb Herzinger)
Reading the Bible Together Apart
A few weeks ago Pastor Tim mentioned using the daily lectionary to read the Bible “together apart.” A video walk through of the daily lectionary–finding it, using it, praying with it–is available online at https://youtu.be/4NtABiEbgRM
Louise Williams and Pastor Tim have also started a Facebook group for discussing the daily readings, sharing how we feel the Spirit talking to us through them, or just the experience of reading scripture regularly, together apart. The group is called Trinity Daily Lectionary Group and can be found on Facebook here
Thursday November 12
Friday November 13
Saturday November 14
Sunday November 15 (Lectionary 33A)
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Ages 3 years-Grade 5
Online Gathering Time & Sunday School Lesson
Topic: Sunday School at 10:30 am (Remember the time change!)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 875 0908 3840
Confirmation Class online
Sundays: Noon until 1:00 pm
Meeting ID: 834 8344 2268
Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom Confirmation Class (link)
*Midday prayer will be suspended until further notice.
Deaconess Barb is in California with her brother and his family. His wife, Deborah, was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer just two weeks ago. At this time, there is nothing else the doctors can do for her. She is on hospice. Your prayers are appreciated!
HELP FOR THE CHRISTIAN FOOD PANTRY
With 161 families receiving food that provided for 440 people the pantry volunteers were busy helping those in our community that came for assistance. It has been decided that menu items for Thanksgiving dinner can be offered since donated turkeys have been reserved. Items that will be given out and, therefore, needed are cranberry sauce, turkey gravy (packets are safest to pack), cake mixes, frostings, French fried onions, boxed mashed potatoes and canned sweet potatoes. It is hoped that items can be packed in such a way as to make it easy for a quick ‘in-and-out’ pick up of items. For basic giving cereals, all soups, bathroom tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, tuna in water, baked beans or pork ‘n’ beans, mac ‘n’ cheese as well as canned veggies are always needed. Any kind of help is greatly appreciated.
Questions? Nan: 219-462-6169.
In addition, food items can be dropped at the pantry on Monday or Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The pantry is located in the Asbury Centre building, 7 Chicago Street in Valparaiso (just east across from Trinity’s Washington Street entrance).
Photos from our 3rd Annual Reformation Concert
Trinity Lutheran Church, Valparaiso is proud to be a Reconciled In Christ congregation, welcoming people of all gender identities and sexual orientations as part of this community of the people of God.
- Valparaiso, Indiana 46383