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/.
Bringing Neighborhoods Together Through Food
Beginning May 7 and continuing through August, Trinity’s parking lot will be a vending site for food carts participating in Let’s Eat Out (LEO), an initiative designed to support local food entrepreneurs and foster neighborhood unity by bringing food carts beyond the traditional downtown Madison locations. The group also recently formed a nonprofit dedicated to bringing fresh food to targeted neighborhoods and co-sponsoring a mentoring and internship program for disconnected youth.
Consider getting together with some of your Trinity friends on Thursday evenings before worship, Bible study or choir practice to have a meal and visit with our neighbors! If you would like to support LEO’s efforts to address food insecurity and poverty, you can donate online at http://www.letseatoutwi.org/support-leo.html.
Lutheran Disaster Response is committed to walking with our brothers and sisters in Nepal, as rescue efforts and assessments continue. The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has launched an immediate large-scale emergency response with its emergency team in Kathmandu at the LWF offices, which have escaped the worst impact of the quake. The ELCA is the only U.S. member church of the LWF. We are also working with Lutheran World Relief and church partners from ACT Alliance to coordinate the response, which includes the distribution of immediate life-saving supplies such as water, food, shelter and medication to people injured.
Give online at: https://community.elca.org/donations/nepalearthquake?_ga=1.103824064.1758209185.1408386870
For more information: http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Our-Impact/Nepal-Earthquake#sthash.D7cyGQxd.dpuf
The last meeting of our F.U.N. program is Wednesday, April 29. They are having a talent show that night and the theme is the ’80s. Trinity members are invited, and it would be great to have you there to show support for these families. A meal will be served and you are welcome to join in. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the program will start around 6 p.m. in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall. You don’t have to stay the whole time (until 8) so just stopping in for a while would be fine too. I hope to see you there. Please let me know if you are able to attend.
Donna Fox, MSSW, CAPSW
Healing and Family Support Services
A new Bible study group is being formed for those who cannot meet with our “Bible for Lunch” group. Our first meeting will be Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in the Trinity library.
At this meeting we will decide together what our first book or topic of study will be. We will meet every Thursday except the first Thursday of the month, when there will be a worship service at 6.
The weekly announcements, servers, prayer lists, etc. for Sunday, April 12 are now available at http://wp.me/P1YiXn-72.