+ ANNOUNCEMENTS - November 28, 2021

IN HONOR OF LARRY WENDT’s dedicated service to this congregation, there will be a reception held today immediately following the service.  Larry has faithfully served Trinity as an usher since he was confirmed.  We thank him for his unfailing dedication during the past 60+ years!  In appreciation of Larry’s service, a gift was given to the Endowment Fund.

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND BIBLE STUDY.  There will be no Sunday school or Bible Study this week.  Join us next week for our Bible Study where we will continue our study of Leviticus.

ADVENT SERVICES & SOUP SUPPERS.  Our Advent services will be on Wednesdays, December 1st, 8th, and 15th.  Worship will be at 6:00, followed by a soup suppers.  Join us at church, then at supper!  VOLUNTEERS still are needed to help host the suppers.

NEW MEMBER LUNCHEON NEXT SUNDAY.  Next Sunday following Christian Education hour we will gather to celebrate the completion of Pastor's "Roots of Faith" course and officially welcome new members to our congregation. The Youth Group will be providing a delicious meal for us to enjoy. Please plan to attend!

THANKS TO ALL who have given donations to the Trinity Endowment Fund in memory of Barbara Blahut and David Leege.  Your generosity is very appreciated.

POINSETTIA SIGN UP FOR SANCTUARY.  Poinsettia’s are always a thing of beauty for the Christmas season.  There is a sign up sheet on the Narthex bulletin board if you wish to purchase poinsettia’s for our sanctuary.   Cash or checks (payable to Trinity Church) should be placed in the collection plate with a notation how you would like your gift listed in the Christmas service folders.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY ADOPTION.  We now have the Christmas adoption family from ECHO His Love and the names are on the tree in the Community Corner. Please make sure you indicate on the sheet which card(s) you are taking. Also, if you would like to contribute but don't feel that you can afford to pay for a complete gift, please consider asking another member to go in on it with you or just make a donation, marking it "Christmas Family Adoption." All gifts must be wrapped and returned with a new tag on them no later than Sunday, Dec. 19.

USHERS WANTED.  Starting in January we plan on having ushers again to help in the worship service.  If you are interested in serving in this way, contact Lesley Winter (lesleydwinter@gmail.com or 231-510-0258.

SHOP WITH SCRIP.  With the holiday giving season approaching there is no better time to start utilizing Scrip. You may begin using Scrip with code F6C8B46C86384. The next order date for Scrip gift cards will be Monday, December 13.

DO YOU HAVE RETURNABLE CANS & BOTTLES? Avery Mullet will be collecting returnable cans and bottles for a fundraiser he is working on to get new hoops for PVCCs. He will pick them up at the church, make sure they are in a location that is approved by Pastor Tinetti. Thank you!

BOOK NOOK EXPANSION!  The Book Nook has expanded.  Thanksgiving cards are in the front rows, Christmas cards will be displayed soon, and more books and gifts are on the way. We are hoping to provide a small selection of Bibles, books, and items to nurture faith in members and friends. If you are looking for a specific item, or have questions, contact Becky Emery, bjb_emery@yahoo.com

A TRINITY OF TRINITIES CHRISTMAS PROGRAM. Save the date! Trinity Arcadia is combining forces with Trinity Onekama and Trinity Manistee on Wednesday, December 15, to help our communities celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Performances will take place at 4 pm in Arcadia and 5:30 pm in Onekama.

POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER.  Trinity Lutheran School in Manistee is selling poinsettias this holiday season! Help support Lutheran education and enjoy a beautiful Christmas plant (or several) for your home or business. Order forms are available in the Community Corner, the last day to order is this Friday, December 3. Contact Chelsea with questions or for help with your order.

ALTAR FLOWER SIGNUP for the rest of 2021 and for 2022 is in the Community Corner.  Please pick your special occasion date(s) to commemorate and share with altar flowers.   

MESSAGE FROM LAKESHORE PREGNANCY CENTER. “We VERY much appreciate the support given to the ministry at Lighthouse Pregnancy Care Center by your church and the members of your congregation.  We pray for individual churches each day during our devotions.  If there is ever anything we can do for the ministry at your church(prayer, speaking, advertising a program, etc.) please contact us.  Together we share God's love to the folks in our communities!”

SUPPORT THE MISSION ONLINE.  Online giving is an easy way you can contribute on a one-time or recurring basis.  To give, go to our web page at trinityarcadiami.org, then click on the “Give” tab.

+ COMMUNITY CORNER +

MAILBOXES.  We are in the process of installing mailboxes for members in the Community Corner.  We will use these for member communication in the future.  Check them out.

SOUP SUPPERS. Advent is nearly upon us and we are excited to welcome Soup Suppers back to our congregation!  We are looking for help hosting these times of food & fellowship following Wednesday night Advent services for these dates: 12/1, 12/8 and 12/15.  If you are interested in helping to set up/clean up or would like to provide soup, bread, salad or dessert you may sign up in the Community Corner or email Chelsea.

FINDING HOPE DURING THE HOLIDAYS.  Desert Streams Christian Counseling invites you to a presentation “Grieving & Coping Over the Holiday Season”.  Join Kimberly Sinke, Licensed Professional Counselor, for an evening talk focused on discovering methods of coping with grief and loss and finding hope during the holiday season.  It will be on Monday, December 13 from 6-7:30 p.m.  No registration necessary

CHRISTAS COOKIES. Chef T (Taryn Woell) from Camp Arcadia invites you to her second annual Christmas Cookie Sale on December 11th from 11 am - 4 pm in the fellowship hall! The format this year will be a "fill-your-box" rather than pre-orders. There will be free hot cocoa, Christmas music, fellowship and lots of homemade treats up for grabs! The sale will be first come, first served while supplies last. Get there early for the best selection!

LESSONS & CAROLS. Experience the Advent and Christmas story in word and song.   This will be presented at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee next Sunday Dec 5 at 3 p.m.  There is no charge for this wonderful event.

CHRISTMAS TREES!  Trinity Lutheran Church of Manistee Men’s Group will be selling Christmas trees.  Stop at the church and pick one up!  They will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on the Friday, November 26th.  After that their hours will be: Mon-Fri 3 p.m. -8 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

FELLOWSHIP TIME TREATS.  We are looking for people to volunteer to set up for the coffee fellowship time after church.  This can be done on Saturday p.m.  We are also looking for volunteers to bring in treats for the coffee time.  There is a signup sheet in the Community Corner.

LITTLE PANTRY MONTHLY FOCUS - HOLIDAY BAKING STAPLES.  Our theme for November is "Holiday Baking Staples"  - such as flour, sugar, shortening, butter, eggs, baking soda & powder, powdered sugar, vanilla, chocolate chips, etc.Of course, you are welcome to bring anything else you wish.  The Little Free Pantry is available to all who need it.  Take what you need, leave what you can.

THE NEIGHBORLY CAFE is open every Tuesday and Thursday and has been well received.  They will be open from 9:30 to noon.  Come join us for coffee and conversation!

+ THIS WEEK AT TRINITY +

Sunday, November 28th

9:30 a.m. - Worship

10:30 a.m. - Reception for Larry Wendt

NO Bible Study or Sunday School
 

Monday, November 29th

Tuesday, November 30th

Birthdays

Kathy Beck

Joe Bogus

Hannah Emery

Hazel Emery

Fred Helge

9:30 a.m.- Noon - Neighborly Cafe

Wednesday, December 1st

4:30 p.m. - Confirmation

6:00 p.m. - Advent Service, followed by Soup Supper

Thursday, December 2nd

9:30 a.m.- Noon - Neighborly Cafe

7:00 p.m. - Choir
 

Friday, December 3rd

Anniversaries

Jack & Janine McKenna

Pastor’s Family Day

Saturday, December 4th

Birthdays

Walter Kretzmann

Ellie Tinetti

Sunday, December 5th

9:30 a.m. - Worship

10:30 a.m. - Fellowship

11:00 a.m. - Christian Education

12:00 p.m. - New Member Luncheon

 

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