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 29, 2023

Adult Bible Class 9:00 am                 Communion Worship 10:00 am                       

Monday, January 30, 2023

Bowling League 6:30 pm  

Thursday, February 2, 2023

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

Saturday, February 4, 2023

LWML Love Box Packing 10:00 am 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Adult Bible Class 9:00 am                 Communion Worship 10:00 am                       

Monday, February 6, 2023

Bowling League 6:30 pm  

Thursday, February 9, 2023

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

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Adult Bible Class 9:00 am                 Communion Worship 10:00 am                       

Monday, February 13, 2023

Bowling League 6:30 pm  

Thursday, February 16, 2023

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

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Adult Bible Class 9:00 am                 Communion Worship 10:00 am                       

Monday ,February 20, 2023

President's Day  Office Closed                 Bowling League 6:30 pm  

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 5:30 pm  

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Ash Wednesday Worship Service 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 23, 2023

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

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Adult Bible Class 9:00 am                 Communion Worship 10:00 am                       

Monday, February 27, 2023

Bowling League 6:30 pm  

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Lenten Soup Supper 5:30 pm                         Mid-week Lenten Worship Service 7:00 pm 

 

    

                    

 

 

SERVING AT TRINITY  

January 22, 2023

Lector - Scott Thieman                                         Communion Assistant - Bill Sontag

January 29, 2023

Lector - Cathy George                                         Communion Assistant - Bill Sontag

February 5, 2023

Lector - Boyd Sylvester                                       Communion Assistant - Dave Petri

February 12, 2023

Lector - Sharyn Leiding                                       Communion Assistant - John Knickelbein

February 19, 2023

Lector - Judy Sykes                                         Communion Assistant - Roger Medlin

February 26, 2023

Lector - Scott Theiman                                         Communion Assistant - Bill Sontag

 

 

Weekly Scripture

January 22, 2023

Isaiah 9:1-4                                                             1 Corinthians 1:10-18                                              Matthew 4:12-25

January 29, 2023

Micah 6:1-8                                                             1 Corinthians 1:18-31                                              Matthew 5:1-12

February 5, 2023

Isaiah 58:3-9                                                           1 Corinthians 2:1-16                                              Matthew 5:13-20

February 12, 2023

Deuteronomy 30:15-20                                         1 Corinthians 3:1-9                                             Matthew 5:21-37

February 19, 2023

Exodus 24:8-18                                                       2 Peter 1:16-21                                           Matthew 17:1-9

February 26, 2023

Genesis 3:1-21                                                       Romans 5:12-19                                       Matthew 4:1-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.  

Today during our Worship Service, our 2023 Church Council members will be installed.  We are so grateful for these volunteers who put in many hours as officers and directors of boards. Please keep them in your prayers. 

Christian Growth is excited to be starting a Sunday School program in February!  Details are still being worked out and will be announced soon. There is a sign-up sheet posted in the Welcome Center. One column is for the names and ages of children who may attend in order to know how many classes, teachers, and supplies are needed. The other column is for teacher volunteer names and phone numbers. Sign-up sheets will be collected on February 5th in order to finalize details!

Christian Growth is also looking for the following board member positions to be filled:  Sunday School Director, Youth Leader, Summer Camp (VBS) Director, and additional Board Member. If you are interested please reach out to Lisa Otero by February 5th!

The Board of Stewardship is looking for new members who may be interested in joining and learning more about what we do. If you are looking for a position where you can learn and participate, not be in charge but be part of a team, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact one of the Board members for more information, Craig Scott, Dave Petri, Lynn Hubert or Anne Combes.

Pastoral Visits - Chaplain Prince has offered to make Pastoral visits to anyone who would request that he visit with them at their home.  These visits will be limited to ½ hour or less and will include a time of prayer and brief discussion on how to use your time and talents to serve our Lord Jesus. We have set up a schedule of two Sundays a month with two timeframes each Sunday following services at Trinity. There is a signup sheet in the Welcome Center, or you may call the Church Office at 757-489-2551.

LWML - Today is the last day to donate to our Love Boxes for our deployed military and college students. We will shop this week for missing items and meet to pack boxes next Saturday February 4th at 10:00 am. We have four college students and one missionary to pack Love Boxes for this year. If you have purchased an item to be included in the Love Boxes but are planning to bring it in this week or on Saturday, please let Lynn Hubert know ASAP so we won’t buy those items. Monetary donations collected today will be added to what we have received so far and we will use those funds to purchase smaller food items (that can easily be mailed). A collection box can be found in the Welcome Center for monetary donations as well as purchased donations. God bless you for your support!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – will be held on Tuesday, February 21st.  Pancakes, sausage, bacon, and baked apples.  A Free-will offering will be collected to support the LWML. A sign -up sheet can be found in the Welcome Center to let us know you plan on attending. We would love some help on that day with preparation (4-5:30 pm), serving (5:30 -7:00 pm) and clean-up (6:30-7:30 pm). Please sign-up in the Welcome Center.

Soup Suppers will be returning prior to our Lenten Wednesday night services in March.  Hostesses and Soup Providers (6-8 quart pot and 2 loaves of French or Italian style bread) are needed.  Please see sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center.  Soup and bread will be served from 5:30 -6:30 pm.  Lenten Services will begin at 7:00 pm.

On January 1, 2023 the Board of Stewardship started a new building improvement fund raiser entitled – MOVING TRINITY FORWARD Fund. This is a 5-year campaign with 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. Please mark on your envelope that the donation is for the MTF Fund!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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