Sunday Worship Remains Online due to the pandemic.
The Faith in Action team builds the raised bed for our summer garden. Produce will be donated to the Christian Food Pantry.
Over the past six months Trinity shepherds have been contacting their sheep through phone, text, email or snail mail. On Good Shepherd Sunday, April 25, you will get to see your shepherd if you worship at Trinity on YouTube. Perhaps you already have met your shepherd before pandemic, but if not, this is an opportunity to get a picture of them before we return to in person worship. We are thankful for this ministry of connection at Trinity and hope you will remember these folks in your prayers.
Thanks to all who came out on Saturday, April 17th, for the Clean Up Day. The landscaping was weeded, leaves raked, window wells and parking lot grates cleaned out. Twelve bags of refuse were taken to the compost site.
* Toothbrush multi-packs may be used by sealing an individual toothbrush in a business-size envelope; no plastic bags or wrap
Holding Each Other In Prayer
*Names will remain on the prayer list for 4 weeks. If you would like them to remain on the list longer, please contact the office.**
March Pantry Report
The serving plan is still in the ‘cautious’ mode at the pantry and volunteers are still surprised that the number of clients served monthly still stays ‘low’ with 168 families assisted which gives food to 382 people. Easter dinner menu items were shared with 68 families. A choice of a ham or turkey was well received and it was fortunate that the weather was appropriate for the items to be distributed outside – another safe service plan for all concerned. (Thanks to The Shop managers arranging their area in such a way that it made the pantry ‘set-up’ easy to do.) It was a neat surprise that 172 more holiday bags were received from Strack and Van Till’s store on Calumet! Some of the $6,300+ in coupons from the Meijer assisting program was used to buy items for the Easter giving with more coupons available for the perishable items so greatly appreciated by pantry families. Another ‘program’ is going on now. Any kind of extra donations/money make it assured that items needed for any project can be purchased at any time. Donations of ‘basic foods’ (cereal, tuna in water, baked beans, bathroom tissue for example) are also a continuous need. The community has been very generous with ‘donation- help’ during this pandemic situation. The situation is ready for giving more assistance to families in our ‘neighborhood’ in need of pantry help. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks to all who care and share with a special thanks to volunteers Rod and Rich for their ‘always ready’ help.
Nan (founder) (219-462-6169) & Sharon (219-464-1764)
Reading the Bible Together Apart
Daily Lectionary Readings
Monday April 19
1 John 3:10-16
Tuesday April 20
2 John 1-6
Wednesday April 21
Thursday April 22
Friday April 23
Saturday April 24
The Fourth Sunday of Easter Year B (April 25)
1 John 3:16-24
Notes From Deaconess Barb
Join us for Sunday School,
Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:15 am,
on Zoom: Sunday School Zoom Link
Join us for Confirmation Class,
Sunday from Noon-1:00 pm,
on Zoom: Confirmation Zoom Link
Photos from our 3rd Annual Reformation Concert
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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.