Messages and Opportunities

WELCOME to historic Trinity Arcadia where we are in our 136th year of preaching the Gospel and serving the community.

LARGE PRINT copies 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.

THANK YOU to Nancy Boehm for playing the organ for us this Sunday while Charlene is on vacation.

ALTAR FLOWERS are placed today on the Lord’s Table by Sue Stoops to the glory of God.

COFFEE “and” in the Fellowship Hall after service today.  Come down for a cup of coffee and meet old friends and make new ones.

NO ADULT BIBLE STUDY today.  We will resume next Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall with Pastor Metcalf for an enlightening and thought-provoking examination of the book of Mark.  Stay and learn something new!

NO WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY for the rest of the year. It will resume next year.

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.

CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE.  Once again we have the opportunity to help a family in our community that might otherwise go without for Christmas. In cooperation with Love In the Name of Christ, we have the Christmas adoption tree in the fellowship hall with the names and wishes of "our" family. Please stop by to pick up one or more of the cards you would like to shop for. If something seems beyond your budget, please consider talking with one of our other members and going in together to buy something. Help make a family happy this Christmas.

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.

2018 GIVING ENVELOPES are in the hallway for pick up.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! THE CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS program this year will be a musical Advent program during the service on December 10th. There will be a potluck luncheon for everyone after the service. The sign-up sheet for the potluck is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex.

No Sunday School on either December 24th or December 31st.

METAL KITCHEN SERVING CART still missing!  We really need it returned.  If you know where it is but need help returning it, please let us know.

THREE COMPACT EDITIONS OF THE BIBLE.  Three beautiful compact editions of God’s Word Translation of the Holy Bible are available to anyone that would like one.  They are in the church office for pickup.  Please feel free to take one.

2018 MICHGAN 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.

HURRICANES HARVEY, IRMA and MARIA.  Donation information is being gathered here at Trinity and we have some suggested places that will use them to help those in desperate need.  A Thrivent poster in the hallway lists suggestions.

TIME TO RENEW SUBSCRIPTIONS TO LUTHERAN WITNESS. Discounted rate of $11.60 when renewed through Trinity. Payments should be made to the church office no later than December 10th.

CAROLS AND LESSONS – The Advent and Christmas Story will be presented Sunday, December 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 420 Oak St., Manistee at 3:00 p.m.  A dessert and social hour will follow.  Flyer is posted in the hallway.


Trinity’s Calendar

Sunday, November 26  

10:00 a.m., Worship service

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

    Saturday, December 2 

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

    Sunday, December 3

    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 Class today

    Wednesday, December 6

         5:00 p.m