Weekly Events

Each Sunday there are announcements and activities for the next week listed in the bulletin.  Below is the most current information posted each Sunday. So if you are out of town or unable to attend church on any Sunday please check here for any information you may have missed!

Trinity Events


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:00 am Communion Worship Service 10:00 am              Bell Choir Rehearsal Following Worship                 


Monday, January 14, 2019

Bowling League 6:30 pm   


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Trinitarian deadline                                      Deacon's Meeting 1:00 pm       


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lutheran Confessions Study Group 6:30 pm    Choir Practice 6:30 pm           



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ladies Weekly Bible Study 11:30 am           Men's Bible Study 1:00 pm      


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ladies Monthly Bible Study 8:00 pm                    Men's Breakfast 8:00 am      



Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:00 am Communion Worship Service 10:00 am        Bell Choir Rehearsal  Following Worship                                                                                                                                                                                                                           






January 13th     

Ushers                                                              Bud Hubert and Justin Malone 

Acolyte                                                                Janet Gould

Lector                                                              Cathy George

Communion Assistant                                      John Knickelbein

Children's Sermon                                             Sharyn Leiding

Host/ess                                                                Flo Ball


January 20th   

Ushers                                                                Errol Jennings and Julie Meraz

Acolyte                                                                 Jeanette Gilson

Lector                                                               Ken Leiding

Communion Assistant                                      Ken Leiding

Children's Sermon                                             Pastor Meraz

Host/ess                                                                Sharyn Leiding








Scripture for Next Week

Isaiah 62:1-5                                                          1 Corinthians 12:1-11                                            John 2:1-11 



Immediately following the Welcome and Announcements you will hear bells signaling the Call to Worship.  At the conclusion of the bells, please stand and face the Processional Cross.

Tidewater Zone Christian Growth Retreat to be held at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, 1225 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA on January 26th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.    The theme for this year is The Source of True Strength presented by Carol Stano. The cost is $20.00.  You will need to bring – Bible, Mite Offerings and ‘Gifts of the Heart’ donation. For more information please see the LWML board in the hallway.  Registration deadline is January 13th.  If you have questions, please speak to Cathy George. 

Men’s Bible Studies – There are now two Men’s Bible Studies on Thursdays.  On the 1st and 3rd (and 5th when applicable) Thursdays there is a Men’s Bible Study at 1:00 pm.  On the 2nd and 4th Thursdays there is a Men’s Bible Study at 7:00 pm.  Both studies are held at the home of Richard Ball.

Acolytes are important in our traditional Worship Service at Trinity. They serve as both crucifer and acolyte ... focusing us on our Savior as the Light of the World.  Both youth and adults fill this role.  We are currently in need of additional acolytes.  It doesn't require much change to your schedule on Sunday morning ... just a few minutes earlier to robe and light the candles 5 minutes before the service.  Training can be right after the service, it doesn't take long and everything is printed out for your review.  If you're available and willing to serve in this way or have any questions, see Sharon Plawin or email her at SharonPlawin@cox.net.  Thanks for considering this service to the Lord.

Love Boxes for our deployed military and college students will be packed on Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00 am.  Don't forget to gather your donations and bring them with you on the 2nd or drop them off in the Welcome Center if you cannot attend on the day of packing.  A list for donation items is available on the LWML bulletin board in the office hallway. Please notify the church office of any address changes for your military family member or college student.  God bless you and thank you for all of your assistance with this project over the years.  It has truly become a tradition of the Women's League since its inception.

2019 Offering Envelopes are ready for pick up in the Welcome Center this morning.  Please check your box for your name.  Numbers have been reassigned as necessary.  If you are currently giving through Simply Giving and would still like envelopes, please let Anne Combes know.  If you do not have envelopes but would like some, please take a set from the unmarked boxes and write your name and envelope number on the sign-up sheet provided. 

100th Anniversary - Our countdown continues to 2020 and our big celebration in the life of our church.  As you are cooking for the holidays, remember to set aside one or two of your recipes to send to the 100th Anniversary Committee to be included in our cookbook.

Would you like to use a tablet to follow the Order of Worship?  You may check out a tablet from the usher before service and please return it after the service. 

RECYCLE PORTALS OF PRAYER – Please consider recycling your copies of Portals of Prayer when you are finished with them.  The recycled copies will be used and distributed by the Southeastern Correctional Ministry in Hampton.  A box is available in the Narthex for collection.

Trinitarian newsletter - We need your help!!!!  Each time we print the newsletter there are over 100 copies that are not picked up and then have to be mailed. In order to help us save on printing, paper and postage we will no longer be printing every copy.  If you have an email you will receive your copy electronically.  If you would still like to receive a paper copy, please let the Church Office know either by calling 489-2551 or by email at tlc@trinitylutherannorfolk.org. The newsletter is always available on our website at www.trinitylutherannorfolk.org. Please help us to keep you informed of Trinity’s happenings.  If you requested a hard copy it is available in the Welcome Center this morning.  Extra copies are for guests!

Bulletin Deadline – If you have a blurb or an insert for the bulletin, please make sure it is into the Church Office by 9:00 am on the Wednesday morning prior to publication.

In the event of inclement weather please visit our website at www.trinitylutherannorfolk.org and our Facebook page at TLCNorfolk for announcements concerning any cancelations.  Notifications will also be sent by email to those with an email address on file and by phone to those who do not. Please do not rely on the notice being posted on the local news networks.

Generosity Made Easy - The Simply Giving® Program is an automated stewardship program that helps members live generously. It's a convenient, safe and simple way for individuals to make automatic payments to nonprofit organizations through electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly from checking or savings accounts. Thrivent Federal Credit Union has contracted with industry leader Vanco Payment Solutions to provide electronic payment processing services at reduced rates – so your generosity goes further. Trinity offers electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering.  Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.  Direct Debit giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving.  Authorization forms are available on the hallway bulletin board.  Please return completed forms to the Church Office.

Altar Flowers – Everyone enjoys seeing the beautiful flowers adorning our altar on Sunday mornings.  If you have a special event or recognition please consider signing up to provide flowers one Sunday.  The Flower chart is located in the hallway across from the office.  We would really appreciate any donations to the Flower Fund even if you don’t have an occasion to place flowers on the altar.  The LWML tries to make sure we have flowers on the altar for communion Sundays.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

RECYCLE PORTALS OF PRAYER – Please consider recycling your copies of Portals of Prayer when you are finished with them.  The recycled copies will be used and distributed by the Southeastern Correctional Ministry in Hampton.  A box in the Narthex is available for collection.

Worship is our adoring response to the eternal God; it is the central and unique act of the Church.  Without it there would be no church.  Worship and Christ-centered service to the community is what identifies the church as the Church.           To worship is to stand in awe in the presence of the Almighty – it is to “be still, and know that I am God,” and it is also to sing with profound reverence “Glory to God in the highest!” 

In worship we celebrate the saving act of God.  We gather in church to remember all that our God has done for his people.  This is the purpose of the liturgy; this is what we celebrate in the Word and the Sacraments.  God created us.  God forgives us.  God upholds us in his everlasting arms.  We who are baptized gather frequently to give thanks to our God and to celebrate the presence of his Son in our midst.

Reverence is a deep feeling of awe and respect and thanksgiving in the presence of the almighty God.  Our reverence is expressed in the way we speak and act and in how we handle the words and actions of worship and prayer.  Respect for our Lord also implies respect for our fellow worshipers.

Let us worship together in peace and joy!

Symbolic Actions

Certain actions have symbolic meaning for Christians – they symbolize our reverence and our faith. 

Bowing our heads during meditation and prayer is an action of reverence.  We bow our heads to show our respect for God.  When passing the altar, we may also bow toward the cross, because it represents Christ’s presence among us; or bow when Christ’s name is mentioned in the liturgy, as a sign that we accept him as our Lord.  Likewise, during the Processional and the Recessional we face and may bow towards the cross as it passes us.  These ceremonial acts are an acknowledgement of our devotion to our Lord and a means of signifying our reverence and adoration for the holiness of God.

Making the sign of the cross is an action which reminds us of our Baptism.  Christians make the sign of the cross as we remember that in Holy Baptism we die with Christ so as to rise with Him as his children in new life.

Outward signs of devotion are not enough, however.  They are worthless if they do not flow out of hearts full of love for God and obedience to his will.  “Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?  Who may stand in his holy place?  He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false” (Psalm 24:3-4).  An inner life of prayer – with confession of sinfulness, adoration of God simply because he is God, thanksgiving for all he has done for us, and petitions for his help – is essential to the reverent spirit.       


Church Website - Our website is always a work in progress but we hope it will give visitors and members information about our church.  There is  a secret page just for members.  In order for you to see this page and to receive future communication/updates from the website, you will need to set up a username and password.  If we do not have a current email on file for you please contact the church office.