Online giving now available

Trinity Lutheran Church is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online! Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving program offers convenience for you and much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.

To give online, simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit the church website at http://tlcmsn.org/giving/ 
  2. Click on the Give Online button
  3. Click on the Create Profile button
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a profile and schedule your recurring contributions.
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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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Sermon: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 21, 2014

Jonah 3:10—4:11
Psalm 145:1–8
Philippians 1:21–30
Matthew 20:1–16

“The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.” Sounds like good news to me! In fact it reminds me of this call and response praise line we learned from the African American church: “God is good! All the time! All the time! God is good!” Usually that is a word of consolation. The truth is, however, that sometimes God’s goodness is not something we appreciate. Continue reading

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Jazz for the Jail

A fundraiser in support of the Dane County Jail Ministry, part of the Madison Area Lutheran Council (MALC), with the jazz trio Chance Allies.

Date:    Saturday, October 4

Time:   Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Place:  Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Rd., Madison

Cost:    $20 suggested donation (includes jazz concert, desserts and beverages)

More information is available at www.madisonjailministry.org.
For event inquiries, call ORUCC at (608) 271-7212 or email winton@orucc.org.
Preview Chance Allies at www.tishabrown.com. Find them on Facebook!
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Items needed for refugee welcome boxes

Thanks to everyone who helped put together welcome boxes for our day of service on September 7. We have a good start on about a dozen boxes, but some things are still needed to make them complete. If you can provide any of the following items, please bring them to church within the next 2 – 3 weeks. We also need large, sturdy cardboard packing boxes. Thanks!

Kitchen: cooking pots, pans, frying pans; mixing/serving spoons, cooking utensils, knives, rubber spatulas, mixing bowls, can openers, silverware, dishwashing detergent; tall kitchen garbage cans, 13-gallon trash bags.

Bath: towels, wash cloths, hand and body soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, disposable razors, 4-roll packages of toilet paper, trash cans and bags/liners.

Bedding: sheets, blankets, bedspreads, mattress pads (for twin and double beds), pillows, clock radios, plastic clothes hangers.

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Council meeting

Following worship on Sunday, October 5, the Trinity Planning Council will gather in the Fireside Room for a brief meeting.

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In memoriam

Two Trinity saints joined the church triumphant this week: Lena Williams and Jeanette Bjelde. Jeanette’s funeral was a private family event on Tuesday, September 23, and Lena’s service will be held at Ellestad-Camancho Funeral Home in Mount Horeb on Saturday, September 27 at 10 a.m., with visitation one hour before the service. Please keep these families in your prayers.

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