Messages and Opportunities

THE MEMBERS OF TRINITY WELCOME OUR GUESTS here this weekend, especially those also visiting Camp Arcadia this week. It is our pleasure to share our hospitality with you. We hope you feel at home here where we are in our 137th year of serving our Lord Jesus.

WE WELCOME today Rev. Matt Popovits who will deliver the sermon.  He serves as pastor at Our Saviour New York, in New York City, as well as the host of “The Spiritual Howcast” and “ThredPops” on YouTube. His Camp message is “How to Adult: Maturing in Christ in an Age of Indulgence”.

ALTAR FLOWERS are placed today by Emilia Rennie in celebration of Harriet’s birthday.

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

We now have activity bags for our littlest worshipers. The bags are hanging in the cry room, along with a few books. You are welcome to take them to the pews with you. We just ask that you return them to the cry room at the end of the service.

USHERS AND COMMUNION ASSISTANTS NEEDED through September 2 as we have two Sunday services, 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Please contact Chip May at 231-920-0447 or to express your willingness to be scheduled to serve our Lord during worship.

SUMMER SCHEDULE CONTINUES with Saturday and Sunday worship services through Labor Day: Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AUGUST 6 – 10.  There will be a final VBS planning meeting after the 10:30 a.m. service on August 5th. There is still time to volunteer.  We'd love to see you there!

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.

MISSING WHITE TABLES.  Some of the white dining tables and all of the blue chairs are missing.  If you know where they are, please see that they are returned by July 23.

GERMAN POTATO SALAD LUNCHEON on Saturday, July 28.  If you would like to contribute ingredients for the relish trays to be served that day, there is a sign up sheet on the hall bulletin board that lists items that are still needed.  POTATO PEELERS NEEDED to peel 140# of potatoes.  We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27 in the church fellowship hall, wear a cap or hairnet and bring either a knife or peeler with you. Contact Marolyn Berryman, 889-4651 to help.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MARY SCHORR BEHNKE. Mary’s family invites her many Arcadia friends to join us for a Memorial Service and Celebration of Her Life here at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 4th at 11:00 a.m. The family would also be honored to have you join us for a reception at Crystal Downs Country Club following the service. We look forward to seeing Mary’s dear friends. Tributes to Mary may be sent to Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) ( P.O. Box 93, Benzonia, MI 49616.

ARCADIA MEDICAL AND THE PLEASANT VALLEY COMMUNITY Center are teaming up to bring a free series of health education opportunities to the community.  Joel Anhalt D.O. will speak on the following dates and topics:  July 25- Prediabetes/Obesity, August 8- Medical Conditions Associated with Aging, and August 22 - Preventative Care/Screenings for chronic illnesses. All classes will start at 12:15 p.m. and last about 30 minutes at the Pleasant Valley Community Center, 3586 Glovers Lake, Arcadia. Light refreshments will be served.

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.  Spend a minute…save a lot!

OLD PHOTOS of beautiful Trinity Arcadia. We’re putting together a “Trinity Archives” page on our website to showcase our lengthy history.  If you have any photos you’d be willing to lend us from any part of Trinity Arcadia’s history, please talk to Amanda Babcock.


Family Week 8 - August 11 -17: 4 Inn rooms (up to 4 people per room), 2 Inn rooms (up to 7 people per room), Juniper Cottage

Family Week 9 - August 18-24: We have lots of Inn rooms and in all of our cottages except Spruce. If your family or friends are interested have them contact the Camp office at (231) 889-4361 or Remember that we offer financial scholarships if that is needed.

SIMON THE SHEPHERD BOY OF BETHLEHEM, a story authored by Pastor Metcalf is fresh off the press and available from him or at the Book Nook.

LOVE INC IS HOSTING A CONCERT BAND FROM ITALY this summer for a fundraiser to support the ongoing ministry at Love INC. We are in need of host homes to house the 50 member concert band. If you would be willing to house one or more guests, please contact Love INC in Manistee. The dates are July 29-Aug 1. Host homes are responsible for sleeping arrangements/meals while at your house and transportation to the performances in town. There will be one day off while they are here and the host homes generally will take them out to experience Michigan.

LOVE INC is collecting back to school supplies for Manistee and Benzie area schools.  A list is posted on the hallways bulletin and a basket is in the hallway.

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

THE CALL COMMITTEE, after video interviews with the four candidates provided by President Maier, has determined to ask two of the candidates to visit Trinity. The first of those visits is this Sunday, July 22. Rev. Richard Lee Boshoven and his wife, Christine, will be present for our service at 10:30 on Sunday and will spend the afternoon with us. Rev. Boshoven is the sole pastor of Trinity Memorial in Merrillville, Indiana, a church of about 350 baptized members. He grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Central Michigan U. in 1983. He received his M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2000. The Boshovens have two adult children. After the 10:30 service, the members of Trinity are invited to meet the Boshovens at a gathering from 11:45-1:15. Pastor Boshoven will present a short devotion during that time. We hope many of you will take the opportunity to meet them and ask Pastor Boshoven any questions you might have.

Trinity’s Calendar

Saturday, July 21

    10:00 a.m., A.A.

      5:30 p.m., Worship service

Sunday, July 22

      9:00 a.m., Worship service

    10:30 a.m., Worship service

    11:30 a.m., Reception for Pr. Rick Boshoven 

Friday, July 27

     9:00 a.m., Potato Peeling for tomorrow’s luncheon

Saturday, July 28

    10:00 a.m., A.A.

    11:30 a.m., Ham & German Potato Luncheon

      5:30 p.m., Worship service

Sunday, July 29

      9:00 a.m., Worship service

    10:30 a.m., Worship service    

Saturday, August 4

    10:00 a.m., A.A.

    11:00 a.m., Mary Schorr Behnke memorial service

      5:30 p.m., Worship service

Sunday, August 5

      9:00 a.m., Worship service

    10:30 a.m., Worship service

    11:30 a.m., VBS planning meeting in fellowship hall