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       

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Deacon's Meeting 1:30 pm                           

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                           

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Communion Worship Service 10:00 am

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                           

Sunday, July 28, 2024

Communion Worship Service 10:00 am

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                           

Sunday, August 4, 2024

Communion Worship Service 10:00 am



July 21, 2024

Greeter - TBA                                               Ushers - Trevor Prokos and Doug Sulak           Lector - Carroll Smith                                   Communion Assistant -  Roger Medlin             Video Stream - James Kuenzli

July 28, 2024

Greeter - TBA                                               Ushers - Gil Bostwick and Anne Starke           Lector - Jay Otero                                 Communion Assistant -  Bill Sontag               Video Stream - Ted Baroody

August 4, 2024

Greeter - John Malone                                   Ushers - Errol Jennings and Doug Sulak         Lector - Carroll Smith                               Communion Assistant -  Dave Petri                 Video Stream - James Kunezli

August 11, 2024

Greeter - Gerry Harger                                   Ushers - Errol Jennings and Trevor Prokos         Lector - Ken Leiding                                   Communion Assistant -  John Knickelbein             Video Stream - Ted Baroody


Weekly Scripture

July 21, 2024

Jeremiah 23:1-6                                                     Ephesians 2:11-22                                             Mark 6:30-44

July 28, 2024

Genesis 9:8-17                                                         Ephesians 3:14-21                                             Mark 6:45-56










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.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Board of Worship along with our Vacancy Pastors have decided to again offer the Common Cup as well as individual cups during the distribution of Communion.  If you wish to commune from the Common Cup do not take an individual cup when it is offered.  Whichever you prefer is an individual choice for blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb. 

On Saturday, July 13th we will celebrate the Ordination and Installation of James “Matt” Doebler.  His first Sunday preaching will be July 14th. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS –The Children's Sunday School and the Adult Bible Class will pause for July and August.  All classes will resume in September with an exact date to come closer to that time!

LWML Arts and Crafts Fair – Saturday, August 10th from 10 am – 2 pm – SAVE THE DATE!  Vendors needed. If you are interested, please contact Emma Studer or Jan Knickelbein. Vendor registrations help to support our missions.

POOL PARTY - There will be a Youth Pool Party with Pizza on July 28th immediately after church for families with children at the Prince’s house.  For more information please contact Patty Malone.

A message from your Stewardship Committee:  Did you know that you can use non-traditional financial vehicles such as appreciated stock or a Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from your IRA for the benefit of Trinity Lutheran Church?   These vehicles may have tax benefits so be sure to check with your tax advisor.  Stock or RMD gifts can be made outright or towards your Moving Trinity Forward pledge. As you remember, Moving Trinity Forward is the special 5 year program to finance vital facilities work. The Stewardship Committee is planning to provide more detail about this important campaign once Pastor Doebler has had a chance to get acclimated to Trinity.  We are grateful for all of those who have already committed! 

Special Ministries News - Throughout July and August we will be collecting school supplies for the children at Granby Elementary located on Newport Avenue in Norfolk, VA.   Granby Elementary is a Title 1 school and many of their students are unable to get the needed supplies to succeed.  Help us make sure all students start off the New School Year with the proper supplies they need to help them learn. Please place your donations on the box marked diapers inside the parking lot doors.  Items needed - Notebooks, Pencils, Glue, Tape, Markers, Scissors, Paper, Backpacks, Pens, Binders, Folders and Rulers.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE – At Trinity we recycle as much as we can!  Did you know that Bill Sontag has set up a large grey trash can behind the shed so that you can conveniently deposit all of your metal items when coming to Church? ALL METALS, old electronics, old AC units, etc. Too big to fit in the can?  Just set it beside the can behind the shed.  Monies collected from this recycling effort will be used to help with building maintenance/beautification around Trinity.

Printer Ink Cartridge Recycling – We also collect used ink cartridges!  Office Max/Depot Recycling Rewards will give us credit for them towards future purchases. So, next time your ink is running low and you are getting ready to pitch it, please don’t and bring it in so that we can recycle it!

We have entered the our second year of our five-year campaign – MOVING TRINITY FORWARD Fund. This campaign has a goal of $250,000.  This fund will help support a renovation of our heating and cooling systems, support updates to the building to cover safety and security, a renovation of our playground, and updates to our roof and wiring throughout the building. Thank you for your prayerful consideration as we continue the Moving Trinity Forward” Campaign. This will enable Trinity to plan for our future, and our future looks bright!  Please mark on your envelope that the donation is for the MTF Fund!  If you would like a pledge card to commit to your gift please or have any questions, please contact the church secretary.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.