Messages and Opportunities


WELCOME to historic Trinity Arcadia where we are now in our 137th year of preaching the Gospel and serving the community.


LARGE PRINT copies of the program are available from the ushers.


PREPARING FOR HOLY COMMUNION.  Our Lord Jesus expects the baptized who are instructed in the basics of the Christian faith to come to His Table saying, “Do this in remembrance of Me.”  There at His Table he offers us His body with the bread (saying, “This is my body”) and His blood with the wine (saying, “This is my blood”).  Lutherans consider this to be a mystery – the word “sacrament” means mystery, and so we do not try to understand or explain this but simply to believe that because He says so, His body and blood are “in, with and under” the bread and wine which are also truly there.  He offers these precious gifts for our forgiveness, to nourish our lives in Him.


ADULT BIBLE STUDY today, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall with Pastor Metcalf leading an enlightening and thought-provoking examination of the book of Mark.  Stay and learn something new!


ALTAR FLOWERS are place today by Susan Stoops in memory of Ron who went to be with Jesus.


ALTAR FLOWER 2018 CALENDAR.  Reserve a date to celebrate your special occasion.


WE NEED BOTH READERS FOR OUR WORSHIP SERVICE AND HELP FOR THE CHILDREN’S MESSAGE.  Please sign up so we have the joy of sharing as the body of Jesus.


FOOD PANTRY in the hallway needs to be filled regularly for our needy neighbors.  It’s easy to pick up extra items when you shop and bring these with you to church.  Thanks to those that are filling it up!  Let’s keep Trinity’s food pantry full every week in Jesus’ name.


BOOK NOOK has been restocked with Confirmation, Graduation and everyday cards.  Spend a minute…save a lot!


QUICK SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTE: The last day of last Sunday School is May 6.  There will be a VBS planning meeting afterward.


CONFIRMATION service will be May 13 with a celebration reception with refreshments in the fellowship hall after the service.


NEW WI-FI CODE.  The new one is 17191Third.  


SAVE POSTAGE STAMPS for missions.  Cut stamps with ¼” border around them.  Norma Thornburg is saving them for missions. Put them in the offering baskets and she’ll fish those out.  


CRY ROOM BAGS.  Lesley Winter is making bags for the cry room and needs small toys to put in them, like Happy Meal toys but not just those. Nothing that makes a noise. Toddlers up to age 6. Also, baby books. I have enough for the older children. If you can donate something, please leave them in a bag in the kitchen with my name on it. Thank you.  Lesley


2018 MICHIGAN DISTRICT CONVENTION is scheduled for June 24-26, 2018 at Concordia University, Ann Arbor.  If you are able to attend and represent our congregation, please let Jack McKenna know of your interest. THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS.


2019 NATION-WIDE SYNODICAL CONVENTION.  It is time to submit nominations for certain office, board and commission positions to be filled by the July 20-25, 2019 LCMS convention.  Names should be given to the church council.  If you have any questions about this process, please ask Pastor Metcalf.


LUTHERAN ADULT GATHERING.  “Proclaiming the Caring Creator”, October 12-14, 2018/Grand Hotel Mackinac Island.  Details are on the hallway bulletin board.


LUTHERAN MINISTRIES MEDIA announces Worship Anew, a 30 minute broadcast and DVD Lutheran Worship service can be seen Sundays on DIRECTV channel 377 at 11:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. PT). Learn more at or simply tune in to see the program.


Trinity’s Calendar


Sunday, April 22

10:00 a.m., Worship service

11:00 a.m., Coffee “and” in the Fellowship Hall

11:15 a.m., Sunday School

11:30 a.m., Adult Bible study in the Fellowship Hall


Saturday, April 28

10:00 a.m., A.A.


Sunday, April 29

10:00 a.m., Worship service

11:00 a.m., Coffee “and” in the Fellowship Hall

11:15 a.m., Sunday School

11:30 a.m., Adult Bible study in the Fellowship Hall



Trinity’s Celebrations



April 26—Tom Jass, Katie Kinnunen



April 24—John & Marolyn Berryman