October 17, 2018

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Mini-Fair Bazaar and Luncheon, Saturday, October 20 from 10:30 to 1:30

Be sure to mark your calendar for this great event. Everyone from Trinity is asked to participate.

Your home-canned goods (jams, jellies, relishes, etc.), cookies, cakes, pies, candies, and baked goods always add to the Country Kitchen being a big success.

If you knit, crochet, do needlework, or make jewelry, these items are in big demand.

Check around your home for good, used items that you can contribute to the Resale Shop. Mark items with a suggested price, please, and have them at church by Thursday, October 18.

We’ll also have frozen homemade ravioli and soup, and other food items for sale.
Lunch is served from 11:00 to 1:00, and donations are always appreciated. Please sign up when the list comes around.

The menu includes hot sandwiches, a salad bar, an assortment of pies, and beverages.

Nuts and Rada knives will be for sale.

We appreciate cash donations, too.

Keep Saturday, October 20 open for a fun-filled day!

The Northern Skies District United Methodist Women’s Annual Celebration is Tuesday, October 2 at Zeba Indian Mission.                                             

Hello, Trinity family, & warm greetings to you from your Staff Parish Relations Committee! We are your advocates & representatives to the pastor & staff here at Trinity, as well as their advocates & representatives to you. We want to welcome you to contact any of us if you wish to express a concern, praise, issue, new idea, or anything at all regarding our staff. We are also glad to open the start of our monthly meetings to parishioners if you wish to come & address the committee. (We do ask for advance notice so that we may include this in the meeting agenda.)  Thank you for your encouragement & input!
Your Trinity SPRC members are: Dean Laitinen (chair), (906)396-4339,  Pastor Geri, 774-2545 Scott Ritsema, (906)282-4549 Jill Baciak, 774-4612, Brian Bancroft, (920)858-6974
Start the new year with a good read! Books are available for check-out in the church office.

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.


 “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. during the school year.    Come & join us!   
For more information, contact Emily Ritsema, 282-2776


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.