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An open letter to our community

Dear Arcadia neighbors,

We are grateful for all the input, consideration, and kindness expressed over the last few weeks regarding our church bells.  We strive to be a good neighbor in all things. Two days after the public forum, our congregation voted to keep the bells as they have been.  Again, we thank you for your participation at the public forum, your written comments, and the conversations you had with us.  

We think that this event can open a new chapter in the relationship between Trinity and the village.  We hope to foster the kindness and respect that has been shown to us throughout this period.  As a first step, since the bells will continue to ring, we respectfully ask those with signs in their front yard to take them down. 

In the coming months, Trinity will be exploring ways to expand its relationship with the village.  Again, your ideas and thoughts are helpful and welcome.  Maybe you have an idea of how that relationship can expand.  Ideas such as movie nights, community potluck suppers, public presentations on timely topics, and even helping to launch a coffee shop have been suggested.  Maybe  you have other ideas.  Please, let us know.  Again, we aspire to be the heart of our village and so to serve our neighbors.

Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and concerns with us, on this and other matters of importance in our community. We love Arcadia and are honored to be able to serve this beautiful place we all share.

Sincerely,

Trinity Lutheran Church

"Parting Words": A Sermon Series on 2 Timothy

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"To Timothy, my beloved child..."

Thus begins the letter of the Bible that we know as 2 Timothy, and which was St. Paul's final correspondence. Writing from the shadow of the gallows, these are his parting words. 

In the month of October, the lectionary readings take us through this short but meaningful letter. In each installment of this 3-week series we'll hear more of Paul's wisdom from the end of his life. It might be summed up with this: "Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel..." (2 Timothy 2.8).

Join us at Trinity in October and learn from the great Apostle's last words.

Fall Schedule

The schedule for Fall begins Sunday, September 8th. This Sunday will be the beginning of Christian Education (Bible study and Sunday School) and the return to one Divine Service. The schedule is as follows:

  • Divine Service @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Fellowship @ ~ 10:30 a.m.
  • Christian Education @ 11 a.m.

Vacation Bible School 2019

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Join us August 5th-9th¬†for this year's Vacation Bible School‚ÄĒ"Athens Holy Land Adventure"! The children will learn some of the thrilling stories of the Apostle Paul's missionary journeys through fun games, engaging crafts, and dramatic retellings of the biblical stories from the book of Acts. VBS will go from 9 a.m. - Noon each day, and on Friday we'll conclude with a lunch for the kids and parents.¬†

To register, complete this form and either e-mail it to trinityarcadiami@gmail.com or drop it off at the church office. Don't delay! Space is limited! 

Summer Preaching Schedule

This summer, as with years past, Trinity is privileged to host some of the finest preachers from around the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod‚ÄĒnot to mention our own Pastor Tinetti. Here is the schedule for this summer:

 
Weekend Saturday Sunday
6/22-23 Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti Rev. Ken Chitwood
6/29-30 Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti Rev. Marc Schwictenberg
7/6-7 Rev. Ted Beiderwieden Rev. Josh Woodrow
7/13-14 Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti Rev. Dr. John Nunes
7/20-21 Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti
7/27-28 Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti Rev. Dr. Scott Bruzek
8/3-4 Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti
8/10-11 Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti Rev. Matt Popovits
8/17-18 Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti
8/24-25 Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti Rev. Bill Cwirla

 

Summer Worship Schedule

The summer worship schedule begins this weekend, June 22nd-23rd. The schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday¬†evening:¬†Divine Service,¬†5 p.m.
  • Sunday¬†morning:¬†Divine Service,¬†9 & 10:30 a.m.
  • Holy Communion is celebrated at every service

Please note that the time for the late service has reverted back to 10:30 a.m. In response to congregational feedback, the Board of Elders, in consultation with Pastor, determined that this is best for the congregation at this time. We apologize for any confusion.

- The Board of Elders

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