July 25, 2017

Summer Worship has begun, 9:15 on Sundays.
Wednesday night Prayer Meeting is 5:45 - 6:15 Year round.
Please join us for Sunday worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. through the school year!  We make coffee and serve cookies after worship so that we can enjoy Fellowship, encouragement, support from and with each other.  Come and get to know us...
Start the new year with a good read! Books are available for check-out in the church office.

Eat, Stay, and Pray—Community Prayer Service, Wednesdays, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. This is an ecumenical prayer opportunity in the Sanctuary. A chance to pray to God. To listen for the Spirit of God. To be together in the hope of Jesus Christ.  It’s open to our community meal guests and available to all the folks at Trinity who are not able to make it to church on Sunday mornings…and for anyone who wants a chance to pray in community during the week.  If Sunday morning worship is a chance to get closer to God, then check it out and see what God can do on Wednesday nights!

Community Meal:   Every Wednesday night, at 5:00 we serve a healthy, tasty, pleasant meal to people in the community.  Come and join us whenever you want to!



Where Did It Go?   

By the Church Mouse

Time stops for no one, not even a mouse. You turn around, and next thing you know spring flowers are popping up through the once-frozen ground. Let’s start with the fall harvest, all the fresh vegetables to eat and share. Come Thanksgiving, we all give thanks for what we have and help others who have less. It’s a great holiday for us to enter into the cooler times. The leaves have fallen, and our lawn mowers are stored for months. It seems like now is a time to relax, but it’s not to be.

Soon it is Christmas with the birth of our Savior Jesus. Again we share gifts, and most are wishing for a white Christmas.

Sounds nice. The first snows are always pure and white, giving us the relaxing feeling of something new. Skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers, and other outdoor enthusiasts are in love with the white stuff. We shovelers can hardly wait for it to melt. Smart ones strap on their wings and fly south for warmer weather, where snow is something they see on The Weather Channel. But like fall, winter starts to slowly go away, leaving its muddy trail.

The first signs of spring are sap running on the maple trees, pussy willows, and robins. We made it. Spring makes all God’s wonders start to green up. Geese are seen migrating to their summer homes, along with the other snow birds. Christ has risen. Now that spring is here, we have more daylight to enjoy the wonders of nature.

Now summer brings the long-awaited warmth. No complaints here. Gardens are growing, birds are singing, life is good.

Fall starts the process all over with little change in patterns.

Some say the four seasons are the reason we make this area our home. I’ll admit that change is good, but I would prefer the summer season. Like life, God doesn’t give us what we want; he only provides what we need. God sent his son to live among us and show us how to love each other. Jesus suffered and died for us to open the path for heaven. God’s earth changes faster than we keep up with; we turn around and ask ‘where did it go?’ Time well spent on earth helping others will be a time that’ll last forever in our minds and soul. Make every season count, following Christ’s path to love all, lead by example. Seasons change, and so should we.

 …connect with others…


July Birthdays and Anniversaries   

Please pray for them on their special day.

July 1 Bill Verrette, Wilma Verrette

Tony Cavalieri

2 Megan Flaminio, Kristy Ryan

3 Frank & Betsy Trumbell

4 Rick Thompson

6 Charlotte Hosking

10 Jeff & Jessica Simon

11 Patrick & Katie Kennedy,   

Doug & Iris Machus

13 Aimee Tatangelo

14 Kayle Ahola

15 Tom Turner, Ryan & Becky Person

16 Robert Teikari, Debi Tirschel

17 Chris Bruns, Nathan & Daniele Ruble

18 Shane Barnes, Beulah DuCharme

19 Keith Granger, Mariann Waldbillig

Terry & Koni Lindholm

20 Jerry Reddinger, Carly Smith

22 Dolly Richards

23 Ward Trevillian, Todd & Lea Varda

24 Cindi Strehlow, Jan Thompson

Neil & Carol Annear

25 Brad Harry, Vance & Dorleen Uhazie

26 Marsha Bonicatto, Jill Noyce,  

Dennis & Pam Smart

27 Elijah Champagne, Paul Grenier

Chris James

29 Cathy Lesandrini, Daniele Ruble

30 Mike & Chris Bruns

Robert & Kim Hostettler

31 Scott & Kim Thiry


Hospitalized since our last issue: Carol Annear, Sue Paternoster, Barbara Sandberg, Stacy Summerfield

Our condolences to Cheryl Quick, whose father, Gilbert Witte, died June 14.

Congratulations to Chris and Stacy Summerfield on the birth of a daughter, Brynlee Marie, on June 6. Grandmother is Janis Nord. Great-grandparents are Jon and Alice Nord.

Congratulations to Steve and Roxanne (Freeman) Hudson, who were married March 21.

Henry Darrel Ruble was baptized on June 18. Henry was born January 31, 2017 to Nathan and Daniele (Rose) Ruble, and he has a brother Luke and a sister Abby.

August Birthdays and Anniversaries  Please pray for them on their special day.

Aug. 2 Devlin Hilyard, Nolan Hilyard

3 Renèe Grenier, Henry London

5 Nick Laydon, Tony Tatangelo

6 Paige Fortner, Tammy Hodgins

Beverly Lindberg, Steve Mulka

7 Michael Phillips, Tony & Aimee Tatangelo

8 Amanda Hindes, Kim Hostettler

Stanley Ritsema

9 Robert Constantini, Daunte Fortner

Keith Mashak

10 Janis Nord, Jennifer Rietveld, Isabella Smart

12 Brad Reddinger, Adam & Kristy Ryan

13 Jill Baciak

15 Beverly Carollo, Chris Champagne

Hunter Fortner, Bella Hayes, Gus Hayes

16 Alaina Reddinger, Nathan Ruble

Gaylyn Ziehm

17 Robert & Deidre Teikari

18 Brad & Melissa Reddinger

19 Derek Rose, Greg & Lori Sorensen

20 Ian Driscoll

21 Jay & Kerri Harry, Jack & Jill Noyce

22 Steve Cavalieri

23 Timothy Recla, Virginia West

24 Mark & Courtney Edlebeck

25 Paul Langer, Dawn Riutta, Piper Strehlow

26 Judy Thompson, Joy Waldbillig

27 Chris Langer, Kim Mariucci

29 Larry Bonicatto, Steve Davidson

Kennedy Richards, Robin Rose

Jesse Wahlstrom, Bruce & Kathryn Bilgreen

30 Tim & Nannette Harris

31 Alice Nord, Heidi Reddinger

Chris & Stacy Summerfield


Congratulations to Dan and Devon (Rose) Rushford, who were married at Trinity on June 24.

“Dear Friends: Thank you for your donation of $299.45, and for designating Bay Cliff your February Mission of the Month. This gift will be used to provide therapy and activities for children who attend the camp, helping them to learn independence and to live fuller and more successful lives”

--Tim Bennett, Director, Bay Cliff Health Camp


 Junior Worship leaders needed, please: There’s a sign-up sheet outside the Junior Worship room for volunteers to lead Junior Worship during the 10:30 services.
Are you part of the Prayer Chain and would like to continue? As a member of the Prayer Chain, you would receive prayer requests by phone from someone else on the chain, and you in turn would call the person on the chain after you. If you’re interested in being/continuing on the Prayer Chain, please call Sally in the office, 774-2545. We are also thinking about creating an email prayer chain. Are you interested? Talk to Pastor Geri, 774-2545.


You’ve seen the graphic on the screen, “Happiness is singing in the choir,” but some of our sections need some help. We’re especially looking for sopranos & basses, but anyone who loves to sing would be welcome. Practice is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Come & join us!

For more information, contact Emily Ritsema, 282-2776, or Greg Hunt, 563-5278.


Mondays from 9:30 to Noon there is a gathering for crafting and learning and joyful sharing of stories and ideas and wisdom and humor and snacks with coffee. Everyone is welcome…we can always use another pair of hands to help with making greeting cards which are on sale in the Gathering Area. Don’t worry about being talented…we’re all in this together and believe there are ‘No mistakes…Just variations!’


The Prayer Shawl Ministry was started 10 years ago by the Martha Circle. Care and the love of knitting and crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. The blessing passes from one person to another, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of God. Yarn is available. If you know of someone in need or would like to knit or crochet a shawl, please contact Moira Cowling, 774-5130, or Sally in the office, 774-2545.