ARC: The TLC congregation has generously donated items for the food pantry thru our monthly donations, but the ARC still needs donations as the number of families in need is growing. Trinity will continue having collections on the 4th Sunday of every month. Cash donations are used to purchase bulk food items. Please bring your items and place them in the ARC box under the coat rack. If you would like to make a tax deductible cash donation, please contact Pam Mentzer at 370-1029. Thank you.
Children’s Christmas Program: “Light a Candle-A Christmas Service for Children” will be shared with the congregation on Sunday, December 15th during our 9:30 a.m. service. Join us afterwards for Jesus’ Birthday party! We will be serving cupcakes and ice cream to celebrate.
75th Shirts Sales: Shirts are available for pick up after divine service. Prices have now changed. Contact Connie Carstens or Darla Johnson if you want any shirts.
Trinity’s 75th Anniversary Cookbooks: We ordered plenty of extras. Pick up one or two today to get an early start on your Christmas shopping. (They are also for sale at the Printer’s Box.)
5th Sunday Event for December 29th: The Outreach Committee has invited Vicar Kevin Richter, St. Louis Seminary student to give a Lutheran 1/2 hour presentation on December 29th. He is sponsored by Trinity LWML. A collection will be taken to help with his living expenses. Plans are being made for a potluck. Please watch for further details.
Wednesday Evenings at Trinity:
3:00 p.m. Fellowship
4:30 p.m. Gospel Gladiators (meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays)
5:30 p.m. Wednesday Supper and Fellowship
6:00 p.m. Table Talk
7:00 p.m. Confirmation Classes, Choir and Quilters meet;
Activities for preschool, elementary, Sr. High youth and adults
The Nativity Festival returns December 8th and Habitat for Humanity is inviting anyone wanting to display Nativity Sets to contact Kathy Walker at M&M Appliques, 386-3945 or 386-8259 evenings. Space is limited, so please reserve soon! There will also be a silent auction of the nativity sets at the event, and those with sets they wish to donate for this cause are also asked to contact Kathy Walker. There will be a soup luncheon at noon and Trinity has been asked to donate 10 bags of oyster crackers and 3 pans of bars, and you can participate in the Christmas concert featuring individuals, small groups and local church choirs. Let Lois know if you want to be a part of the concert. There is a sign-up sheet on the rolling bulletin board for all these activities. (submitted by Lois Brant)
LWML Christmas Project: On Christmas Eve after our service, plates of cookies and candy will be delivered to several places in the community. If you interested in donating food or delivering plates, please contact Cheryl Robson. LWML is also planning on taking plates to our shut-ins after church on Sunday December 22. Again, if you are interested in donating cookies or candy and/or delivering, contact Cheryl Robson, Sue Rieder or Lois Brant.
11th Annual Jennifer Dowd Memorial Toy Drive: If you would like to send a Christmas present to a sick child, you can drop off new toys, books, movies, games and/or monetary donations at Bunkers Dunkers which will be donated to the Child Life Department at Blank Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted from now until mid-December. Check the church bulletin board for more details.
Reading Volunteers Wanted: The Jefferson-Scranton Elementary School is looking for regular volunteers to come in and listen to children read. They have just a few volunteers currently doing this with GREAT success! Kindergarten through second grade needs listeners from 9:30-10:00 a.m. and third and fourth grades need listeners from 1:30-2:00 p.m. If you could make one of those times work for you every day, three times a week, or twice a week, that would be great! Please call the Elementary at 515-386-3178 and leave your name and number. You will then be contacted to set up a regular time to visit and listen to readers. Thank you!
Greene County Canine Unit: The Sherriff brought the canine unit to our fellowship time November 13th. We learned that the Sheriff’s Department is getting a new dog, Leo which will be a sniff and bite dog. The canine unit operates strictly on donations which are used to purchase Leo and provide food, shelter and veterinary care for Leo. Trinity decided this was a worthy cause and is collecting a special donation for Leo. Donations can be put in the collection plate, box in the hall, or the church office.
Adopt a Family: Trinity Lutheran Church is collecting bar soaps and deodorants (unisex deodorants only, such as Arm & Hammer) for Adopt a Family. Our goal is 50 of each. Please place the soaps and deodorants in the box under the coat rack. If you would like to send a cash donation, the address is Adopt a Family, P.O. Box 364, Jefferson, IA 50129.
Thank You Note-School Supplies for Kids 2013-2014: November 1, 2013, Dear Community Partner:
Adopt-a-Family would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of “School Supplies For Kids.” Your generous donation helped serve over one hundred and ninety children in Greene County with school supplies. Without support from organizations and individuals, we would not be able to serve families in our community. We are looking forward with families, clergy association and the community to improve the program. Once, again, there was a need in our community and you came to the aid of the children. We can’t thank you enough for your support. Signed: Pam Mentzer and Julie Larson
Calling all parents of Teens, Tweens, and Young Children: We’d like start a parent support group at church on Wednesdays, Nov. 27-Dec. 18 beginning at 6:00 p.m. We will break in time for Thanksgiving/Advent services. “Faithfully Parenting Teens: A Proactive Approach” books have been ordered to guide us.