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  

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                                 Choir Rehearsal 4:30 pm

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Adult Bible Study 9:00 am                                 Communion Worship Service 10:00 am

Monday, October 3, 2022

Bowling League 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                                 Choir Rehearsal 4:30 pm                                     Men's Bible Study 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Adult Bible Study 9:00 am                                 Communion Worship Service 10:00 am

Monday, October 10, 2022

Columbus Day - Office Closed                     Bowling League 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                                 Choir Rehearsal 4:30 pm     

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Adult Bible Study 9:00 am                                 Communion Worship Service 10:00 am       Special Ministries Sandwich Making                                   after Worship

Monday, October 17, 2022

Bowling League 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                                 Choir Rehearsal 4:30 pm                                     Men's Bible Study 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Adult Bible Study 9:00 am                                 Communion Worship Service 10:00 am             Trunk or Treat 2:00 pm                        

 

SERVING AT TRINITY  

October 2, 2022

Lector - Sharyn Leiding                                 Communion Assistant - Bill Sontag

October 9, 2022

Lector - Scott Thieman                                 Communion Assistant - John Knickelbein

October 16, 2022

Lector - Boyd Sylvester                               Communion Assistant - Roger Medlin

October 23, 2022

Lector - Cathy George                           Communion Assistant - Bill Sontag

October 30, 2022

Lector - NA                                               Communion Assistant - NA

 

 

 

Weekly Scripture

October 2, 2022

Isaiah 6:1-8                                                                   Psalm 90:1-4, 10-12                                           Romans 8:31-39                                                     Luke 12:35-40

October 9, 2022

Ruth 1:1-19                                                                   2 Timothy 2:1-13                                                     Luke 17:11-19

October 16, 2022

Genesis 32:22-30                                                         2 Timothy 3:14--4:5                                                     Luke 18:1-8

October 23, 2022

Genesis 4:1-15                                                               2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18                                               Luke 18:9-17

October 30, 2022

Revelation 14:6-7                                                         Romans 3:19-28                                                   John 8:31-36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masks are no longer required inside the church.  If you prefer to wear a mask you are encouraged to do so. 

In the event of inclement weather please visit our website at www.trinitylutherannorfolk.org and our Facebook page at TLCNorfolk for announcements concerning any cancellations.  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.

A special thank you to everyone who helped with food donations for the Welcome Center receptions last Sunday and today!  God bless you for your assistance!

The Tidewater Zone LWML Fall Workshop will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach, on Saturday, October 15th from 9 am to 2pm.  Our ingathering will be bottled water, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, LED flashlights or roofing nails.  Our guest speaker is Michael Perrine from HANDS 4 GOD.  If you are interested in carpooling, please see Cathy George.

Special Ministries will be making sandwiches for the St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries on Sunday, October 16th following the Worship Service.  St. Many hands make for light work.   We hope you will be able to stay after church to help make the sandwiches.  If you have never made them before it goes fast and the conversation while making the sandwiches is fun!   Hope you will join us!   

Halloween Trunk or Treat – Sunday, October 23rd from 2-4 pm. Come, park your car with the trunk/back open and decorated for Fall/Halloween. Come ready to have fun! Candy and trinkets (provided) will be handed out to our neighborhood children as they come by to Trick or Treat and view your decorations. We need more participants! Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Welcome Center and join the party! For more information please contact Bud and Lynn Hubert.

Oktoberfest Luncheon - Following the Reformation service on October 30th, we will once again gather for our Oktoberfest Luncheon in Belvedere Hall.  Along with some traditional German food we always enjoy the many dishes brought in to share by our Trinity family.  A sign-up sheet can be found in the Welcome Center.  Please let us know who will be attending and what your special dish will be!  We look forward to seeing everyone there!!

SPECIAL MINISTRIES NEWS – FILLED SHOEBOXES for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child are due back in the Welcome Center by OCTOBER 30th. If you find yourself unable to fill it, please return the box to Patty Malone. 

PORTALS OF PRAYER for October - December are now available.  You may pick one up from the Narthex as you exit this morning.

LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWAL – It is time once again to renew your subscription to The Lutheran Witness. The cost will remain the same at $12.95 per subscription, with checks payable to Trinity, memo notation Lutheran Witness.  This is a publication well worth your reading time, please consider ordering through the Church Office at this group rate. Order deadline is October 16h! 

Church Council Positions - We are currently looking for individuals to serve as:                        Vice President (2023) moving into the position of President in 2024                                                Second Trustee (2023) moving into the position of First Trustee in 2024 (Dir. Board of Church    Properties)                                                                                                                                                                Director of Christian Growth (2-year term)

To learn more about these positions, please contact a member of the Nomination Committee –

Scott Thieman (Chair), Gerry Harger, or Judy Sykes.

LWML will have cards for sale in the Welcome Center this morning!  Please help support our missions.

October is Church Worker Appreciation Month - We are so very grateful for our Church Staff and for all they do for Trinity!  We are especially thankful for our Vacancy Pastors who have been taking such great care of us while we are in the Call Process of looking for our new Pastor. There is a basket/cards in the Welcome Center if you wish to leave a note or card for our Church Workers. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Cleaning House – This winter we will begin to clean out the building.  We have many classrooms that are full of stored items from our Day School. Some items will be trashed, some put aside to sell and some donated.  In order to sort these items, we are asking for donations of boxes.  These can be placed in Belvedere Hall.  Watch for announcements on future work parties if you would like to help out.

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.

The 100th Anniversary Cookbooks are still available for purchase.  The cost is $7.00 each.  Order your copy today.  Place your payment, checks made out to Trinity, in the offering plate with “cookbook” marked in the memo section. Then next Sunday your cookbook will be placed on the pew in the hallway near the parking lot door.  If you have any questions please contact Lynn Hubert.

Would you like to forgo the hassle of envelopes?  You can enroll in the VANCO “Simply Giving” program. You select the donation, the day and the frequency of the donation and the money is withdrawn from your bank account.  Forms are available on the bulletin board in the office hallway.  A voided check is required. Completed forms should be given to Anne Combes, Church Secretary.  Anne can also answer any questions.

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 -  If you have an email on file you will receive your copy electronically.  If you would 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. 

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.

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