News and Upcoming Activities

News and Upcoming Activities
Christmas Festival and Sunday School Christmas Program - Saturday, December 16th, 6 pm - 10 pm. The Nativity story will be presented by Trinity's Sunday School Children from 6 pm-7 pm in the Sanctuary. At 7 pm the festival begins with face painting; balloon twisting; carnival games in the gym; harp, violin and flute music; photo booth picture taking fun; sugar cookie decorating and crafts for children; hot chocolate and desserts will be served.   Everyone is invited! Volunteers are still needed to make this event a success. Contact the church office.
 
Christian Writers - Our Christian Writers have been working hard and have created the new 2017 Devotional and Stories booklet.  Pick up your copy today in the Trinity Hallway or in the Narthex. 
 
Christmas/New Years Worship
Advent Services, Dec.  20th                                      1:30 and 7 p.m
Sunday School Christmas Service, December 16th           6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 23rd                                             NO Services
Saturday, December 24th   Traditional Worship Service     9:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Reveal Contemporary Worship                   3:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Family Worship                                5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship/HC                            10:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Worship/HC                                               10:00 a.m.
New Year's Eve Worship                               8, 9:30, Reveal 11 a.m.
 
Christmas Floral Memorials and Thank Offerings for Christmas 2017 are available again this year.  Please include your name and the name(s) of those you wish to be included in the memorial.  Payment can be made in cash or by check made payable to Trinity Lutheran Church.  You can use the offering envelopes in the church pews for your convenience.  You can also stop by the church office and we are happy to help.  Thank you.
 
New Member Class - This 9-week class features an online, video-based curriculum called God Connects developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries.  The foundations of the Christian faith are taught for the person who has never heard it, or for anyone who wants to review it. Attendance at the class may lead to membership in our church, but there are no obligations. Child-care is provided. If you know someone who may be interested in attending, please consider inviting him or her.  The classes, led by Pastor Schauer, will be on Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm beginning January 9th.  To sign up or get further details, please contact Kathy Gilmore in the church office, 708-532-9395, ext. 232 or kgilmore@tlcs.org
 
Altar Guild is looking for at few ladies to join the team to help to serve. For more details please see the monthly bulletin or contact Carol Karris at 708-403-7589. This is a wonderful way to serve God.
 
Amazon - Do you shop on Amazon? Trinity School can earn a percentage of your purchases. To learn how easy it is to help out see the January Monthly newsletter.
 
Small Group Studies Sign-Up
We are preparing for the Winter Session of Small Groups. Please see the sign-up sheets on the table in the Narthex outside the Church Office. I will be offering "Enough" on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, "Love Talk" on Mondays, "The Daniel Plan" on Wednesdays. Stop by and look at the display books and grab a sign-up sheet. Fill out the sheet and deposit in the Small Group Box.  Thank You!  God Bless! Nettie aschuman@tlcs.org
 
Ushering
We still need 4 more ushers on Saturday, 4 more for the 8 am service and 6 more for the 9:30 am services on Sunday.  The sign-up sheet is on the table outside the church office.  Please consider ushering one Sunday a month. Usher training will be held in January.  Details to follow. Fill in the form and drop it in Small Group Box. Thank your for being a service to God's Kingdom. Nettie aschuman@tlcs.org
 
The "Tree of Love"  - If you were able help a child by taking an Angel Tag please be sure to return the gift unwrapped with the angel tag attached. Thank you for being a blessing this Christmas by helping a child that is less fortunate.  Suggested expenditure is $25 per child. 
 
Christmas Food - We are collecting food items for the families in need.  We are hoping to help 40 to 50 families receive the gift of food for this Christmas. If you can help, please see the list of needed items on the board in the Trinity Room. God Bless!
 
God's Creation - Calendars for 2018 are still available for $7. Contact the school or church office your's today.
 
"A Case For Christ" - Friday, December 29th at 7 pm. We will show the movie, "A Case For Christ". This will be a great night to relax and unwind from the Christmas Festivities and prepare for the new year. We will service coffee, tea, and water. Please bring a dessert to share for fellowship after the movie.
 
Don't Forget - Check the Community Events board hanging in the Narthex. Check out what is going on in the area.
 
Church Office Hours - Monday-Friday 8-4.
                                
Staffed Childcare Nursery - We are pleased to share with you that Trinity has a staffed nursery on Sunday mornings from 7:45am-12:15pm.