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KEEPING IN TOUCH—GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER
During these COVID times, it is a challenge for us at Trinity to keep in touch. We miss seeing each other at worship, sharing ideas in person at meetings and chatting with one another during the fellowship time on Sunday. A couple of dozen members of Trinity volunteered to make phone calls, send emails and write notes to members and friends at Trinity just to see how everyone is doing. Maybe someone reached out to you. We learned, though, that we don’t always have complete contact information.
We have mailed a letter to Trinity folks asking them to fill out a form to give us their current contact information—home phones, cell phones and emails. There are also spaces for birthdays and dates for baptisms, confirmations, marriages, etc. This is just to be sure we have accurate information. These details will be treated confidentially.
We are currently organizing, under Trinity’s Congregational Life Team, a way to continue to keep in touch with one another. We will need approximately 25 people to keep this effort going. If you are interested in being part of the cadre of callers/emailers/note writers, please indicate that when you return the form.
While we have your attention, we are also asking for information that might help us in the time going forward to build relationships at Trinity. We are trying to imagine how those interested might be joined in small groups. There is a brief survey for you to return to indicate your interest.
1. Watch for this special mailing from Trinity Lutheran Church.
2. Fill out the forms and return them to the church office by August 16 if possible.
3. Let us know if you are interested in learning more about how you can be involved in “Keeping in Touch” and “Getting to Know One Another” at Trinity.
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)
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 August 6
1 Kings 18:1-16
Friday August 7
1 Kings 18:17-19, 30-40
Saturday August 8
1 Kings 18:41-46
Sunday August 9
1 Kings 19:9-18
Quick Note From Deaconess Barb
***All Noon Zoom Meetings are postponed until Deaconess Barb is back from California***
PRAYERS are so important right now. Please join me in praying together for our nation, our world, the economy, and all of the people who need prayer. We could gather over Zoom for 20 minutes to pray together. I would prepare a list of things to pray for, we could pray responsively, and you could add to the list with your personal requests. What do you think? Mondays at noon. Here’s the link:
Barb Herzinger is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Trinity Responsive Prayer
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
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HELP FOR THE CHRISTIAN FOOD PANTRY
Trinity members have asked about the most direct way to make a cash donation to the Christian Food Pantry. Here it is: You can write a check for any amount to the CHRISTIAN FOOD PANTRY. You can write TRINITY in the memo space on the check since the pantry keeps records for its annual report. You can mail the check directly to the pantry founder and co-director at this address:
2501 WHITE PINE CIRCLE
VALPARAISO, IN 46383
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).
Ways to Help Out at New Creations Shelter
Although the New Creation Men’s Shelter no longer houses the men overnight at the Calumet Avenue location, the men are still there until 10:00p.m. nightly. You can still sign up to chaperone the men at this sign-up: https://signup.com/go/DPjTpOs
You can also provide breakfast or dinner for ten people (or partner with a friend). For breakfast, you can also provide the food items, and the guys can cook for themselves (for example, packages of bacon, eggs, and bread for 10 guys). If you would like to provide a meal, you can sign up on this page: https://signup.com/go/KrghuDP
Food is generally delivered between 5:30 and 6:00p.m. You can choose to deliver the food to the shelter at 2102 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383, or request a Trinity Delivery Volunteer by contacting Pastor Tim.
One other option that Trinity members and friends have chosen is to send a check made to New Creations Men Shelter at the address in the above paragraph. You can put “food supplies” in the memo space of your check.
Thank you for continuing to care for the men who are unable to secure housing in these difficult times. Serving with our church members to do the work that Christ would have us do is a powerful blessing.
Questions? Call Mike at 219-508-4422
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