You are welcome here!

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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/.

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Welcome boxes for refugee families

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For “God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday” September 7, we will put together welcome boxes for refugee families settling in Madison. Lists of needed items are available on the table in the narthex, and also can be downloaded from the link below. Please help out by collecting what items you can, from your supplies, garage sales, donors, etc. Thanks!

Shopping List – Refugee Welcome Boxes

For more information about our Synod’s Refugee Task Force, click here.

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Urgent appeal from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Thousands of children are fleeing Central America to escape violence and hunger, and are at risk of being victims of human trafficking.

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Since last October, more than 60,000 children have fled across two or more borders to reach the U.S.   Fearing for their lives, they risk everything to make a courageous journey in search of safety and a future. 

Today I ask for your help. We must speak up for these children and help meet their needs. 

For 75 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has stood by refugees and Immigrants when they first arrive in the United States. Today, we stand ready to:

  • Help reunify families whenever possible. Whenever possible, LIRS reunites children with family members already living in the United States and makes sure each child is safe and their needs are met. 
  • Provide specialized foster care services. Through specialized foster care services, we ensure unaccompanied children receive support in overcoming the trauma and violence they fled.
  • Create Houses of Welcome. We provide community housing through our partner organizations and local churches for families that need legal protection.
  • Advocate for refugee children. We promote fair access to the justice system and compassionate treatment of children and adults whose very lives are at risk. 

Please give generously today. Your gift means a second chance for these highly vulnerable children who are looking for hope.

In Faith,
Linda Hartke

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Skaalen Auxiliary ice cream social

The annual Skaalen Auxiliary Ice Cream Social is this Sunday, August 17, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Skaalen Home in Stoughton. Homemade pie, Schoep’s ice cream, and beverages will be served in the dining room for $3 per person. There also will be entertainment, and raffle drawings for handcrafted items. Funds raised benefit residents of Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

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Bible study schedule change

Beginning September 3, weekly Bible study will move to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. We will meet in the Library and continue to study the weekly lectionary readings.

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TLCW Board meeting

The Trinity Lutheran Church Women (TLCW) Board will meet on Monday, August 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room.

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