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Holy Trinity’s Council President will update our congregation on the past, present, and future of our church, as well as discussing matters from the Church Council’s monthly meeting.
Our 2018 Council President is David Smith.
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Ahhh…. it’s getting lighter earlier and earlier in the morning and staying light until later and later into the evening. Although it still feels a little like winter, the calendar reads that it’s Spring, I know that warmer Spring temps are right around the corner. It just seems like it’s been an awfully long walk down to the end of the block to get to that corner!!
Although Easter is almost two weeks in the rear-view mirror, I want to repeat the note that was in last weeks Tidings, thanking everyone that was involved in organizing and carrying out the worship services and activities during Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. I attempted to make a list of all the groups, and individuals within each group, that were part of all of the events, and gave up!! There were just too many of you. So, a simple, big, from-the-Council shout out of thanks to all of you will have to suffice. THANK YOU ALL!!!
Elsewhere in today’s Tidings is an article with the Social Ministry Team budget for 2018, showing the various organizations that we support through our donations of time, talents and treasures. Take a look…. A good number of organizations both here and abroad.
On somewhat of a disappointing note, our efforts to have a few of our young members attend the Youth Gathering this summer in Houston have not panned out as the logistics and arrangements could not be pulled together. After speaking to the parents, Pastor and our Children & Youth Coordinator decided we would not be sending anyone this year. As an alternative, ideas to possibly put together a mission service project trip during the summer are being considered. A part of the funding will come from the generous donations made at the Lenten Supers which originally was for the Houston trip. Thank you to all who contributed at the four supers (should have been five but one was postponed due to snow) ….. those gifts will be used for the youth, although for a different cause.
You know how sometimes you’ll receive a “save-the-date” notice? For a wedding? Or a shower? Sometimes it’s nine months or even a year out. We won’t go that far out, but here’s one to put on your calendar that’s in two months….. June 10th. That’ll be the first Sunday we go to a single service at 9:30, followed by the Semi-Annual Congregation Meeting. And, being the good Lutheran’s that we are, we’ll eat!! The meeting will be followed by the picnic, with lots to eat and drink. More info to come later, but for now…..heads up! Save The Date! (And if you’re wondering, we’ll go back to the two-service format the Sunday after Labor Day, Sept. 9th).
And last, but certainly not least, we have Pastor Tim’s Installation Service scheduled for May 6th, at 4:00 PM. I, and I’m sure of all you, have felt “he’s our Pastor” from the moment he walked thru the door in February. At the installation we’ll be making it “official”. We’ll tie the knot, so-to-speak. It’ll be a very special day for all of us, representing the culmination of a journey on a road down which our Savior has led both Pastor and our congregation. Praise be to God as we go on a new journey together.