Bridging Borders: Eyewitness from Texas

border fenceRev. Mary Pharmer to give Presentation

This Sunday we welcome the Rev. Mary Pharmer—pastor, teacher, and humanitarian activist—to lead our worship. Afterwards, she will present a slide show and talk about her experience as a volunteer in El Paso, Texas, living in community to serve immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers within sight of our border with Mexico. This timely presentation is not to be missed!

Taco Bar Potluck

In conjunction with Rev. Mary Pharmer’s visit and Global Music Sunday, we will also have a potluck luncheon with a Tex-Mex/Southwestern theme. There is a sheet on the table in the narthex listing items needed for a taco bar, or you can bring a favorite side dish, dessert or beverage. Please sign up, or call Karen in the office to let us know what you can contribute. Thanks!


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Flood Assistance Resources

flood-drivingAs some of us deal with the flooding of this week, we want to let you all know of some resources for help. LUAD, MIF, LSS are all available to assist as they can. Contact numbers are below. Let’s all of us keep those most affected in prayer, and offer any other support we might provide.

LUAD-Lutherans United Assisting After Disasters
Todd Long, LUAD Council President
317-691-3070 cell

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin- Rev. James Holmberg
414-399-5695 cell
414-246-2369 office

Mission Investment Fund-Rev. Richard Wehrs


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Active Shooter Preparedness Training

It can happen here. Plan and prepare.

All Trinity members are encouraged to attend this valuable education and training session presented by Dane County Deputy Josalyn Longley on Tuesday, August 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This training session is intended for adults and is free of charge.


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Sermon: August 19, 2018

assortment of baked bread on wood tableThirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Proverbs 9:1-6  Invited to dine at wisdom’s feast
Psalm 34:9-14  Those who seek the LORD lack nothing that is good. (Ps. 34:10)
Ephesians 5:15-20  Filled with the Spirit, sing thanks to God
John 6:51-58  Christ the true food and drink

“I am living bread, come down from heaven,” Jesus says. “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me and I abide in them.” Jesus’ invitation to the crowd is to come and eat, but it’s more than that to. It’s “Come and be with me, stay with me, and let me stay with you.” It’s an echo of today’s reading from Proverbs, in which Lady Wisdom, who is often understood as a female personification of God invites fools in to dine at her house. What both invitations have in common is that they are invitations to feast on life. Continue reading

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Volunteer with The Road Home


Current Volunteer Needs for The Road Home Dane County

Volunteers needed for the Families Moving Forward Celebration
Celebrating families successes in housing, education, employment and more!
When: Saturday, August 18th
Where: Our Lady Queen of Peace (401 S. Owen Drive in Madison)

Volunteers are needed for: Set-up before the event 9am-?
1. Set-up space for where the backpacks will be stored.
2. Assist with last minute preparations for event.

Volunteers are needed for: 12pm-3pm
1. Serving food to guests- It will be a buffet-style set-up where families will let volunteers know what they want and volunteers will place food on their plates.
2. Make crafts with children- There will be a designated craft area for the children or anyone who would like to get creative. This would be a great volunteer task for a small group of volunteers.
3. Registration- Check families in, pass out name tags and backpack vouchers, etc.
4. Help pass out backpacks- At this event, we provide every child with a backpack filled with supplies so that they will be ready for a great start to the school year. We will need volunteers to stay in the backpack area so that when families are getting ready to leave, they can make sure to get a backpack for their child.
5. Volunteers will be needed to help clean-up after the event. General table clearing, moving tables and chairs to their storage location, sweeping, mopping, etc.
6. Volunteers who can assist with helping families get into the area in the church where the celebration is held. Helping to direct families where to go, help with getting strollers down the elevators, etc.

Contact Information:

Alane Conn, Volunteer Manager
The Road Home Dane County
890 W Wingra Dr
Madison, WI 53715

Phone: 608-294-7998 x306
Work cell: 608-235-4260
Fax: 608-294-8007

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