School Supplies: Why Now?  As you go through your children’s school items and find items that could be reused and your children will not need them next year, Pam said they would gladly take them for the school supply program. Example: scissors, calculators, binders, rulers, pencil boxes, etc. Trinity has volunteered to provide 175 highlighters and 54 pads of 3” x 3” sticky notes. Please leave your donations in the tub in the hallway. 


Upcoming IOWAY Mission Trips—You are invited! Do your plans include a mission trip? Consider one of the following IOWAY trips: Los Angeles: July 8-21 - VBS in four Lutheran churches and working with homeless on Skid Row. Deadline to register is May 16.  Puerto Rico: July 26-August 4 - VBS and painting a church. Deadline to register is May 31. Pasadena winter trip:  December 28-January 4 - Decorating floats for the Rose Parade and working with homeless on Skid Row.  For information and to register for the mission trips, check out  Some sponsorships available.  Mission items needed: Backpacks and school supplies for Puerto Rico, hygiene items and towel kits for Los Angeles and pillowcase dresses and shorts for boys for Haiti.  Details on website. Please contact Ellie Menz 515-370-1159.


Great website for kids!!  Lutheran Hour Ministries offers JCPlayZone. It is a safe online children’s resource that provides games, projects, devotions and much more, all geared for kids. Visit


Piece Makers Quilt Group is taking the summer off now and will start back up this fall.  Some highlights of what we accomplished this year are 57 quilts for Lutheran World Relief.  Two quilts for the Spring LWML Rally in Ames for Memorial Lutheran church for the mission work they do with the foreign exchange students at Iowa State.  We also made the quilt banner for the Iowa District West Convention to be held at Camp Okoboji in June, as well as several baby quilts for H.O.P.E.S. (Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success) program here in Jefferson.  When we start back up again in September, we welcome anyone interested in quilting to join us. 


Many Thanks to everyone for all of your hard work on the 75th anniversary celebration.  It was a wonderful celebration with great music, fellowship, food, and most importantly, an excellent sermon reminding us of God's unending grace in Christ Jesus.  It truly is a joy and blessing to serve as your pastor as we continue Growing Together in Christ's Love: 75 years and Beyond.  Pastor Jones


Thank You to all who joined the hand bell ringers, both former ringers and our young ringers, for the recent 75th Anniversary Worship Service.  Also thank you to Mark Erickson for accompanying the bell ringers.  God Bless you for your part in praising our Triune God in this special way here at Trinity.  Watch for more practice information in the fall.  Ruth Consier.


Thank You to all who helped with Vacation Bible School this year.  The 30 or so students had a great week learning about God's love in Christ Jesus as they traveled around the shores of Galilee on an Amazing Grace Adventure.  A special thanks to the co-directors Sarah Erickson and Christine Jones.  Many hours were spent planning and preparing for "Gangway to Galilee".  Pastor Jones