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Friday, April 16, 2021 
7:00-9:00 pm 
Please log in 15 minutes early. 
Gather your team members together. 
Teams can have 3-6 members. 
Invite your friends and family! 
OR sign up to be assigned to a team! 
You have until Friday to come up with your Team Name.
Fun for everyone! 
Make sure you register!
Trivia Night Registration

 Questions, contact Deaconess Barb
at bherzinger@tlcvalpo.com; 561-3887.


Clean up @ Church 
Saturday, April 17, 9:00 am to Noon.

We need your help raking the leaves from under the bushes and cleaning out the window wells and the parking lot grates. 
Adults, youth and children welcome!! 
Bring your rakes, tarps, and gloves. 
Adults, bring a leaf blower if you have one. Dress for the weather. Wear a mask. 
Questions, contact Deaconess Barb, 
bherzinger@tlcvalpo.com, or 219-561-3887.
Rain Date: Sat., April 24th.


FIA Garden Mission
The Faith in Action team is creating a raised bed garden at TLC in order to donate fresh produce to the Christian Food Pantry. The FIA team will maintain the garden near our front walkway with direction from garden advisors Szu-ping Chang Wong and Katie Carr. If our experiment works, we will make the garden an annual outreach. All Trinity members are invited to stop by and pull up a few weeds as our garden grows this summer. Look for more details in May.

Men’s Bible Study Is Back
Beginning May 1st, Men’s Bible Study will be back from 9-10:30am in Fellowship Hall. This will take place on the first Saturday of every month.



Trinity Groups/Teams/Committees
Meeting in Church Building
With vaccines available and being administered and with virus infections going down, if Trinity small groups or teams or committees would like to use the church building for meetings, it has been approved as long as the following guidelines and protocols are followed.
●    Contact Abby at the Church Office to advise of date, time and location of the meeting, so it can be added to the Parish Calendar. **Please note that all day Tuesdays and Saturday mornings should be avoided as Trinity staff record the online worship at those times**
●    The leader or chair for the meeting should maintain an attendance record for purposes of contact tracing, if needed.
●    All attendees are required to wear masks at all times in the building.
●    All attendees should maintain at least 6 feet social distancing.
●    Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer as needed. **Reminder that the current protocol is one person in a restroom at a time.**
●    As it has become clear during this pandemic, the virus is almost exclusively spread through the air. So as long as all attending the meeting follow all the previous protocols and avoid touching their faces without washing hands or using hand sanitizer, then washing down tables is not necessary.
●    If all participants in a meeting have received their full course of vaccination, masks and social distancing are not necessarily required, but if there is any doubt, err on the side of caution: mask and distance.
If you have any questions, contact the church office, Pastor Tim, or Marty Swinehart, Safety Team Chair.



From Deaconess Barb 
Make an impact during this pandemic! Gather supplies for Personal Care Kits. 
I know that this past year has been a struggle in many ways, but I must admit that I still feel very blessed. I have a home, utilities, clean water, good friends and family. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for families who have been affected by natural disasters, war, famine, etc. I would like to ask if you could help make a difference for families in need around the world? Lutheran World Relief has ongoing efforts to supply families with needed items: quilts, school kits, fabric kits, baby kits, and personal care kits. I would like to gather supplies for Personal Care Kits. I think we can make a difference for good even during a worldwide pandemic. Will you join me? I have copied the important information below. Please note the importance of light-weight, dark-colored towels. Let me know that you want to help make a difference, too! 
PERSONAL CARE KITS – SOME IMPORTANT GUIDELINES TO REMEMBER • Be sure to shop for light- or medium-weight towels, which are easier for Kit recipients to hand wash and air dry, take up less storage space and are considerably less expensive than the fluffier towels we may prefer to use. 
• Bath towels vary in size. The 52” X 27” size listed in the guidelines is the maximum size. 20” x 40” is a good guideline for a minimum size. 
• Please give new items only. 
• Please do not donate items with any religious symbols, messages or your group’s name. • Please do not donate any items decorated with a U.S. flag, patriotic or military symbols, or references to the armed forces, including camouflage. 
• Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed. 
• All items should be new and in good condition. 
• Do not enclose the Kit or any of its contents in plastic bags. 
● ONE light-weight bath-size towel (between 20” x 40” and 52” x 27”), dark color recommended 
● TWO or three bath-size bars of soap equaling 8 to 9 oz., any brand, in original wrapping ● ONE adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging* 
● ONE sturdy comb, remove packaging 
● ONE metal nail clippers (attached file optional), remove packaging 

* 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.**

Thomas Reichler
Lois Stanley
Eden Preston
Bess Babuska
(mother of Linda Beach)
Barbara Baldwin
(Niece of Anna Mae Wheeland)
Dolores Steil
(mother of Valerie Steil)
Linda Grote
(sister of Barb Pearson)
Craig & Carol
(friends of Mike and Kirsten Renehan)
 Nicholas Leitzke
(brohter of Pastor Tim)
(brother of Ruth Cavanaugh)

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

Thursday April 8
Psalm 133
Daniel 1:1-21
Acts 2:42-47
Friday April 9
Psalm 133
Daniel 2:1-23
Acts 4:23-31
Saturday April 10
Psalm 133
Daniel 2:24-49
John 12:44-50
The Second Sunday of Easter Year B (April 11)
Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1:1–2:2
John 20:19-31

Notes From Deaconess Barb 



We’re back!!
Join us for  Sunday School,
Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:15 am
on Zoom: 
Sunday School Zoom Link 


We’re back!!
Join us for Confirmation Class,
Sunday from Noon-1:00 pm,
Zoom: Confirmation Zoom Link 

Midday Prayer Reflections With Deaconess Barb
Wednesday’s at Noon on Zoom:




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.

    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    • 201 N. Washington Street
    • Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
  • (219) 462-9624

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