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Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools + May 21, 2020
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Friends,

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and last week, ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton shared a video in which she reminds us that "mental illness is not a sin. It is not a moral failing. And it is not a sign of weakness. God wants us to be whole people – emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually – and God will journey alongside us especially as we are feeling depressed, anxious and hopeless."

If you are struggling, talk to someone. Additionally, you can find wonderful resources from organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America, and US Department of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Furthermore, Pastor Hector and Pastor Jade are always available to talk and offer pastoral guidance and support.
The worship and work of the church continues, so read on for important information about upcoming worship and the May 31 Semi-Annual Meeting.

Blessings and Peace,
Josh Judd-Herzfeldt
Trinity Communication Coordinator

seventh sunday of easter

May 17, 2020 + 10 AM - [live stream | bulletin]
 
In these days between Ascension and Pentecost, we gather with the disciples in the upper room, waiting for the Spirit to transform the church around the world. In today’s gospel Jesus prays for his followers and for their mission in his name. Amid religious, social, and economic divisions, we seek the unity that Jesus had with his Father. Made one in baptism, we go forth to live our faith in the world, eager for the unity that God intends for the whole human family.
 
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pentecost worship & semi-annual congregational meeting

Sunday, May 31 + 10 AM worship, ~11:15 AM meeting
  • How to Connect
    All are invited to join a Zoom call for worship and the meeting. Instructions were emailed on May 20, but if you missed it or can't find the email, contact Debbie@trinitylutheranchurch.com for connection information and instructions.
  • Pentecost Worship - 10 AM
    All are invited to join worship via Zoom for this special festival day so we can all see each other! Be sure to wear red, and maybe decorate your home worship space. Worship will be live streamed to YouTube for those who cannot join Zoom.
  • Semi-Annual Meeting - approx. 11:15 AM
    Following worship, stay on the Zoom meeting to participate in this important part of congregational life as we elect council & committee members, ratify new proposed bylaws (discussion forum this Sunday, more below), and ratify financial actions of the council among other business. Link to materials below.
  • How to Vote
    Download the ballot. Return to Trinity following the May 31 meeting and before June 5. Since the Trinity constitution doesn't allow proxy or absentee ballots (Chapter 10.05), you must participate in the Zoom meeting or watch the recording prior to voting. Instructions and options to return are on the ballot. 
  • 2019-20 Annual Report
    Available for download now. 
meeting materials (agenda, ballot, etc...)

children & family ministry

  • Zoom Family Potlucks - May 24, June 7, 14 at Noon
    The second Zoom Potluck will take place on Sunday, May 24 at Noon. Gather your family around a computer with some food and join other families along with the pastors for a time of fellowship and discussion. For Zoom meeting information and questions, contact David@trinitylutheranchurch.com, or see the weekly Family Email.
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WAY student ministries

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  • NET (high schoolers) - virtual meeting via ZOOM on Sundays at 7 PM - (meeting link, ID 792 193 585)
    • May 24: "Memorial Day" discussion.
  • ZOE (middle schoolers) - done for the program year. Watch for upcoming Zoom events in June.

forum on newly proposed bylaws

Sunday, May 24 + 11 AM

A forum to discuss the newly proposed constitutional bylaws (to be ratified at the Semi-Annual Meeting) will be held via Zoom on May 24 at 11 AM. Because we want to avoid scammers and trolls, if you would like to attend this meeting please email Debbie Jeske – debbie@trinitylutheranchurch.com for the zoom information to join the meeting.

weekly bible study

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM 

For connection information (meeting ID/link) or with questions, contact Debbie@trinitylutheranchurch.com.

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