An Invitation for Trinity Members

Celebrate Joe’s Ordination!

joe wilkinsonJoe Wilkinson, the seminarian who volunteered with us in 2016, sent Trinity an invitation to his ordination service. Details are as follows:

Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m.
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
N59 W22476 Silver Spring Dr.
Sussex, WI 53089

Pastor Sue will be preaching at this service, and a reception will follow in the church hall. All are welcome to celebrate this special day!

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ELCA Youth Gathering Book Drive

BlastOffforBooksYou can help the ELCA Youth Gathering by donating books! As part of the Gathering’s service learning experience, our church youth will distribute donations at community book fairs, camps and other events around Houston.

The Houston schools have provided a specific list of books for Gathering participants to bring. The synod will collect books at Bethel Lutheran on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to be loaded into vans headed to Houston. A book list and collection box are in the narthex. Please donate only books from the list.

For more information about the Youth Gathering, see the official website here.

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Attention: Worship Assistants!

worship assistantsThe chart of worship servers for the Season of Pentecost is published on our website at:

You can always access the worship assistant assignments here, even if you lost your printed copy. The online link will always show the most up-to-date version.

If you cannot assist on a day that you are assigned, please find a substitute and call the the church office (249-8527) as soon as possible (or send an email to to let us know. If you see a blank spot and would like to volunteer for that position, please also call or email Karen in the office to let her know. Thanks!

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Sermon: May 20, 2018

Kilauea-Volcano-EruptsDay of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:22-27
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been watching with horror and fascination these past few weeks as Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii spews fire and a seemingly endless stream of ash and molten lava. One video I watched repeatedly was of a Ford Taurus gradually being completely devoured by a lava flow. I know it’s destructive and dangerous, but can’t help feeling awe as I watch both demolition and creation happening right in front of my eyes. Continue reading

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Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld elected bishop of South-Central Synod of Wisconsin

Pr Viviane Thomas-BreitfeldThe Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld, Beloit, Wis., was elected May 6 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Thomas-Breitfeld is the second African American woman to be a bishop in the ELCA.

Read more about our new Bishop-elect on the ELCA website here.

Madison Newspapers also published a story on the Rev. Thomas-Breitfeld here.

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