Trinity Lutheran Church

Bulletins & Newsletters

Our “virtual bulletin board” is the place to turn for all the news, announcements, and information you need.

The Sewing Angels

In the month of April, the sewing angels were very busy. They distributed the following items:

  • 44 cloth bags to G.G.'s House by Julia Mack for Easter treats to the Children of the Ocala Forest
  • 53 port pillows were delivered by Cindy Checke to the Cancer Center at Brownwood
  • 6 children's quilts were delivered by Julia Mack to the monthly meeting of Friends of SOZO
  • 23 floor pillows were delivered by Pam Bixler to G.G.'s House
  • 8 quilts were delivered by Julia Mack to the Marion County Sherriff's Department
  • 65 patriotic quilts were distributed at the American Legion to the Veterans on the April 13 Honor Flight.

We would like to thank those who responded to our needs list with their generous donations of fabric and sheets. Your donations go a long way towards helping with our outreach.

Trinity Couples Simple Suppers

We are ready to get couples here at Trinity together again. We are hoping that you might want to be a part of this fun!

Whether you are new to Trinity or have been a member for a long time, and want to get to know the members sitting on the other side of the church or at a different service from the one you now attend, then this is the group for you.

The objective of this group is to promote friendship and fellowship within small groups of couples on a social basis and meet other Trinity members. If you have questions or want to know more about this group, you can call Kay at (352) 638-2528 or Paula at (309) 235-4666. 

Our next meeting is on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall. For more information, please view our May newsletter. We hope to see you there!

Prayer Shawl Ministry

May 23, 2022, will be our last prayer shawl group meeting until September. We meet in room one in the Fellowship Hall between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome any part of the time. Please feel free to stop in and get a pattern and some yarn to keep you busy during the summer. Please put completed projects on the shelves in the hall closet until we meet again in the fall, or bring them to the September meeting. Have a blessed summer.

Suspicious Emails and Texts

If you or anyone you know has received an email or text request from a person claiming to be Pastor Schoolcraft or Pastor Blair for money or gift cards, please do not respond! Pastors and staff at Trinity Lutheran would never ask for gift cards or money. Thank you!

Cottage Meetings

To provide more detail and answer your questions, we have scheduled three Cottage meetings. With the first two meetings now completed, the final one is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will be serving a light meal for those who attend. If you have not been able to attend one of the previous meetings, we encourage you to come to this one for more information and discussion.

Small Group Ministry

We are trying to restart our Small Group Ministry. We realize during these times many people still have some fears for gathering. So, we need your input to move forward. If you are a former Small Group Ministry Leader or participant or would like to participate in our Small Group Ministry, please stop by the table located in the Narthex to complete our short questionnaire. If you would like more information, please contact Donna Faiella at (845) 519-7359.

New Member Breakfast

We invite everyone Sunday, November 7 to our New Member/ 50th Anniversary Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. During this time we will be welcoming our new members, and also honoring those couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries during the year 2020–21. We encourage our worshipers attending the 8:00 a.m. service to stay afterward for the breakfast, and the 10:30 a.m. attendees plan on arriving early and join us for a bountiful breakfast. We will have tables reserved for our new members and anniversary celebrants so they will be easy to locate for welcoming and congratulating. We look forward to seeing you at this special occasion.

COVID Booster Clinic Cancelled for September 20

The COVID booster clinic scheduled for Monday, September 20 is cancelled due to non-release by the FDA for the COVID-19 vaccine boosters. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. You do not need to cancel your appointment. However, you will need to sign up again for the October 12 or November 15 clinic. You must schedule your appointments through this Walgreens link. If you have any questions or need help, please call Martha at (352) 307-9244. If you have friends that are coming that day please share this with them. Thank you for your patience. 

Singles Group

The Singles group will meet again on September 17 at 5:00 p.m. at Francesco’s (16770 US-441 #608, Summerfield, FL 34491). For any questions please call Pat Mahlstedt at (352) 259-7791 or Madelyn Stahl at (352) 470-2867. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex.  

Trinity Bookworms

Trinity Bookworms will be going back in time Wednesday, September 1 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1 as we discuss Kristin Hannah's latest novel. The Four Winds is a fiction, set in Texas during the Dust Bowl, following The Great Depression. Elsa Wolcott is a single mother, raising two children on her in-laws' farm. Elsa moves her children to what promises to be a better life in California, only to discover that migrants from the Dust Bowl area are not welcome or accepted. If you like a book that ends "happily ever after", this is not the book for you. But if you like a book that informs as well as deals in true life, you will appreciate reading The Four Winds.

Looking Ahead:

  • October 6: The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
  • November 3: The Push by Ashley Audrain 
  • December 1: The extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

Bookworms Group

Because of our cancelation earlier due to Hurricane Elsa, we will be discussing Anxious People by Frederik Backman on Wednesday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1.

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah will be our topic on Wednesday, September 1. (Does anyone else see the irony of these book titles?)

If you have any questions, please call Carol Keenan at (352) 216-8106

Looking Ahead

  • September 1: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  • October 6: The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
  • November 3: The Push by Ashley Audrain

Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can generate donations while shopping, at no extra cost? Simply start your shopping at Trinity Lutheran's Amazon Smile page to confirm " Trinity Lutheran Church" as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization. Thank you for your support!