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, June 8, 2023

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                                

Sunday, June 11, 2023

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

Thursday, June 15, 2023

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

Sunday, June 18, 2023

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

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Ladies Bible Study 11:30 am                                 

Sunday, June 25, 2023

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




June 11, 2023

Lector - Judy Sykes                                       Communion Assistant - John Knickelbein

June 18, 2023

Lector - Scott Thieman                                     Communion Assistant - Roger Medlin

June 25, 2023

Lector - Cathy George                                       Communion Assistant - Bill Sontag

July 2, 2023

Lector - NA                                                           Communion Assistant - NA



Weekly Scripture

June 11, 2023

Hosea 5:15--6:6                                               Romans 4:13-25                                                       Matthew 9:9-13

June 18, 2023

Exodus 19:2-8                                                   Romans 5:6-15                                                       Matthew 9:35--10:8

June 25, 2023

Jeremiah 20:7-13                                           Romans 6:12-23                                                     Matthew 10:5, 21-33



















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.  

SPRING SING – Following Worship Service and a light lunch today, we’ll carpool to the homes of Trinity’s homebound folks and sing familiar hymns and patriotic songs.  Join us for this ministry outreach; your participation means a great deal to the homebound.

Call Extended – On Saturday June 3rd - 41 Communicant Members of Trinity attended a Call Service and with a vote of unanimity, the congregation elected to extend a Call to Rev. Erik Sorenson as Trinity's next Pastor. A special thank you to Pastor McReynolds and Pastor Utton for leading our Call Service and to the Call Committee for all of their hard work leading us to this day. Please keep Rev. Sorenson, his family and his current congregation in your prayers.

A Special Thank You to all who helped make the celebration of Trinity's 103rd Anniversary such a success. Despite the weather we had a wonderful indoor "picnic" with great food and fellowship.  To all who contributed side dishes and desserts, THANK YOU! To all who helped set-up and clean-up, THANK YOU! God Bless our Trinity family!

 Thank you to all of the volunteers who are working hard to make our property outside look so wonderful!!  We are so proud of our church and of our volunteers who do so much to help our property be a welcoming part of our community. 

Sunday School Classes for children will NOT meet in June, July and August. (Adult Bible Class will continue to meet through the month of June.) Adult Bible Class will NOT meet in July and August.

Next Sunday is the day to return your baby bottle! If you have not picked one up, they are available in the Welcome Center. These are for you to use to collect spare change, cash, and/or checks and make a life-changing impact for LIFE. Join us as we get involved in saving lives, sparing hearts, and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through the ministry of the Crisis Pregnancy Center.  

Registration Forms are now available for those wishing to be a vendor at the LWML Art and Craft Fair on Saturday, August 19, 2023.  Spaces are limited so please apply early!  Forms can be picked up in the Welcome Center.   

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

If you are moving, PCS’ing or leaving our congregation soon, please let the church office know at least a week before your final Sunday with us so that we can bid Farewell/Godspeed to you.

The Board of Stewardship continues in its campaign for the building improvement fund raiser – MOVING TRINITY FORWARD. We have been working on ways to reach our goals. Please keep your eye out for a letter coming soon as we launch another phase of our fundraising campaign.

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.