January 21, 2018
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Sunday School for youth 9 am - Adult 9:15 am 
 

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Invitation 
 
 I am Pastor Geri Hamlen and I would like to welcome you to Trinity. We have an active, friendly church community and I would very much like to meet you, in the name of Jesus Christ.   Please join us for worship, for fellowship and for service to the world, by the power of the Holy Spirit!
 
Special Fun Sundays in January:
Jan. 7      WEAR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL COLORS!
 
Jan. 14     WEAR YOOPER CLOTHES: FLANNEL, PLAID, CAMO, CARHARTT
 
Jan. 21    DRESS UP SUNDAY: OLD SCHOOL/SUNDAY BEST!
 
Jan. 28    SPORTS JERSEY/T-SHIRT SUNDAY FOR YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM.
 
 
 
 2018 @ Trinity---Jubilee Year

Instead of setting goals this year in line with the Vision Statement...

Instead of trying to stretch ourselves to accept the challenge of getting more done…

Council says: Let’s take a Jubilee Year! Let’s suspend the Vision Statement and give ourselves a chance to rest in the Lord. To ‘come away’ from all the busyness and be refreshed and renewed by God’s holy words. Through prayer. And by remembering how God has been present to Trinity over many, many decades.

What a radical thought! But, there is a Biblical basis in taking time for rest and renewal.  Rather than posting a list of Goals, let’s claim our Jubilee Year and focus on three activities.

1. We will definitely be enriched by reading the Bible in a Year.  

2. We will be inspired and refreshed by having Prayer Groups, which will focus on praying for God to show us, as a community of faith, how to grow in the courage, the desire, and the strength to move into God’s future.  

3. We will be reminded of how God has worked through our Church for decades… as we make this a year of Discovering our History. There will be more information about this in the coming months.

The Trinity Jubilee Year starts now and gives us a chance to draw closer to God as we follow Jesus and allow ourselves to be refreshed and renewed. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for showing us the way. In His name, Pastor Geri


 
 
 

2017 Vital Church Initiative: Sunday, November 5, 2017,   40 people (eight were teenagers or younger!) stayed for a potato bar lunch and presentations from Team members about the VCI project. It was fun!

Friday, November 10, 11 people came to hear Naomi Garcia talk with us about moving to Phase II of this important process. If you would like to know more, there is a brief summary of Phase II next steps that the ushers can give to you. If that awakens your curiosity, there is a more detailed description of the process in the church office.

So how does VCI involvement translate into Good News for Trinity finances? (see the Good News box on page 6) The VCI process looks at all the facets of church life…the worship experience, the process for making disciples of Jesus, the outreach into the community, and the financial resources and challenges for a particular church are all examined thoroughly. The accumulated wisdom and experience of the VCI team (those who are called and dedicated to Church growth and vitality) is brought to bear on all of these areas.

Many churches throughout the country have appreciated the way VCI holds up a mirror and informs them of who they are and what they are doing…right, wrong, and somewhere in between. The results of diving deeper into the VCI experience often yield a deeper spiritual dimension for the congregation, a more energetic response to serving the local community, and a healthier financial profile. That could be us…if and when we are ready to take on the work and the challenge of moving into Phase II.

If you want to know more about all of this, please talk to Pastor. She will be glad to visit with you.

 Vital Church Initiative Reading List:

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase

‘George Bullard Life Cycle of Churches’ by George Bullard, available on the internet

Renovate or Die by Bob Farr & Kay Kotan

Worship Ways by Thomas Bandy w/ Lucinda Holmes

Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times by Peter Steinke

Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese

Simple Church by Thom Ranier & Eric Geiger

The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw & Eric Swanson

VCI Team Members:

VCI Away Team: Moira Cowling, Pastor Geri, Jack Noyce, Kristy Ryan, Emily Ritsema

VCI Home Team: Celeste Bancroft, Nathan Ruble, Sally Verley

 
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The Trinity family is committed to helping our neighbors, local and abroad, however we are able. If you need assistance, please see our list of helpful links and resources. Also please take a moment to learn about our mission to help our  neighbors both near and far!
 
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