Bulletins & Newsletters
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Poinsettias to enhance our Chancel area for Christmas are on sale from November 1 through November 23. Because of the virus, we will not be able to sell as we usually do instead a form will be on the prayer chain and on our website.
You can download and print out the poinsettias order form.
Please fill it out, place it in the collection plate, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail to the church at17330 S US Hwy 441 Summerfield, FL 34491, or you can also call Dorothy Frenz at (352) 748-0253 for help filling out the form.
The price will be $8.00. You may make the check out to Trinity. In the memo line mark it for poinsettias, place in the collection plate, or bring to the office. Thank you for your help with this as we would like to keep things as normal as we can.
September 28, 2020
By an overwhelming margin, 182 to 2, the voters of Trinity agreed to refinance our loans on our buildings. By a narrow margin, 94 to 89, the voters said yes to purchasing 9.25 acres of property for future expansion. People at all three meetings spoke for and against the proposal. Trinity will now pursue due diligence before the actual acquisition.
That people can speak for and against an issue at the Lord’s direction is illustrated in the Book of Acts. After Paul is warned about going to Jerusalem, he says that he is going “compelled by the Spirit” (Acts 20:22). In chapter 21, the disciples at Tyre urge him not to go, and it says this urging comes “through the Spirit” (Acts 21:4). When Paul says he must go, the people say “The Lord’s will be done” (Acts 21:14).
People can follow God’s leading and be on either side of an issue. What’s important is that, after the vote has been taken, we work together and say “The Lord’s will be done.” After a voters’ meeting, a member walked up to his pastor and said “I was very much against this proposal, but now the congregation has approved it, and I stand with the congregation.” What a God-pleasing reaction! May it be ours as we continue to seek the Lord’s guiding and do His will!
We recognize and understand everyone’s concern to do only what is right for TLC. With this vote it does not mean we quickly run out today or tomorrow and make a purchase. It now means we have a real task of doing what is in the best interest of all members of TLC. We understand this is by no means a mandate to rush into anything. Whether you voted in favor or against this motion, we welcome your input as we look into the future. We have organized a property committee to give careful attention to all details of this possible purchase. We will provide updates as often as possible when we have information to share with the members of TLC. Please check your prayer chain emails and our Trinity website.
Gil Dahnke, President
Chuck Wilt, Head Elder
Pastor Dan Kelm
Mission Statement: The mission of Trinity Lutheran Church is to share the good news of Jesus Christ by serving the spiritual, family, and personal needs of the community. We believe that the primary reason for our existence is to bring people closer to Jesus Christ by providing worship, Bible studies, prayer, and fellowship to foster spiritual growth.
We rejoice and welcome new members to our fold. If you wish to join Trinity, call Jill at (352) 307-4500, and she will guide you through a couple of simple steps. Every March, July, and November, we honor and celebrate our new members with a special worship service followed by dinner in the Fellowship Hall.