Trinity Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation that celebrates our unity as God’s people. We welcome the participation of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, political persuasions, physical and mental abilities, educational backgrounds, marital or partnered status, and economic conditions—all who want to join in community to honor God and be of service to others. Trinity is a place for all people to shine in their own unique gifts.
For more information about the Reconciling in Christ program, go to http://www.reconcilingworks.org/.
Our local Pride Parade is Sunday, August 9. Trinity is officially a non-profit organization walking participant, and other Reconciling In Christ congregations in the Madison area will join us. The Lutheran contingent will gather at noon in the 500 and 600 blocks of State Street. The parade will kickoff at 1 pm and march to the Capitol Square, then around the Square, ending with a rally on the Capitol steps.
For more information about Madison PRIDE, see http://www.lgbtoutreach.org/?q=node/106.
Pastor Sue and the children bless prayer shawls for those in need of comfort.
Are you involved with Prayer Shawl Ministry, or are you curious about using your knitting and/or crochet skills to benefit others? If so, consider participating in the 3rd Annual Prayer Shawl Rendezvous!
Prayer Shawl Rendezvous
Saturday, August 8
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Joseph School
310 2nd Street, Baraboo, Wis.
Goals: Sharing, learning, fun! Bring samples, patterns, current projects and pot luck. RSVP: Nanette Dagnon (608) 356-4773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trinity Lutheran Church Women (TLCW) group is getting ready to prepare school kits and health kits for Lutheran World Relief. Please donate supplies if you can. Thank you in advance.
SCHOOL KITS: 70-page spiral notebooks, pencil sharpeners, blunt scissors, and blue or black ink pens.
HEALTH KITS: Dark towels (27” x 52”), nail clippers, wide-toothed combs, and bars of soap.
July 5, 2015
2 Corinthians 12:2–10
What a difference a week makes! In last week’s Gospel lesson, Jesus was like superman! He healed a woman who had been bleeding for 12 years and brought a little girl back to life! In today’s passage from Mark’s Gospel, Jesus returns to his hometown, presumably to continue his work there. But back among those who’d watched him grow up, Jesus was not heralded. People couldn’t wrap their minds around the possibility that Jesus could be anything more than Mary’s kid–an unsophisticated, blue-collar, boy-next-door. Continue reading
The Bike & Build crew will arrive this week on their mission to work with affordable housing groups across the country. We will host them for several days and share supper on Tuesday the 14th beginning at 6 p.m. Trinity members are invited to join us. We need people to provide food items—please see Tom or Kia Conrad to sign up, or call 249-0189. Thank you!
To learn more about Bike & Build, visit their website at www.bikeandbuild.org. They have a nifty app that lets you track their progress across the country! (Hint: we are on the Northern U.S. route.)