Sunday Services are now Online Only
Over the past couple weeks we have seen COVID cases in Tippecanoe County rise significantly. Therefore, we have decided - for the safety of our members and constituents - to suspend in-person worship once again. We hope you will avail yourself of the resources for worship and fellowship on the church website. Please do not hesitate to contact the church office or the pastors by phone or email if you have a pastoral concern or simply need someone to talk with. We want to do all we can to keep us connected to Christ and one another in this difficult time.
This Week at Trinity Online
A sermon for the first Sunday of Advent on Peace from Isaiah, chapter 2, by senior pastor Tracey Leslie.
Performed by Morris DuBose and Lisa Drake.
THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE
Each week of Advent view the lighting of the Advent candle here. This week, Ryan Wynkoop lights the first Advent candle, the candle of PEACE.
Join us on Sunday morning at 9:30 am for a Zoom Prayer Meeting. Log on to join this live meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87006129861?pwd=cXJuVzVsZks3Uk5RblFXSGh6eGMzZz09
New to Zoom? Log on at 9:15 am with questions for Pastor Tracey. No internet? You can call into the Prayer Meeting at (312) 626-6799 US (Chicago). Meeting ID: 870 0612 9861
20 at Twilight - Wednesday evenings at 8:40 (ending at 9 p.m.) via Facebook Live. Watch anytime on YouTube.
Learn more on the Adult Ministry page.
Stewardship looks a little different this year. Read more on Returning Thanks here.
Our Trinity Advent “Booklet” features devotions, memories, prayers and hopes… all written by members of your church family. Along with celebrating this holy season, we’ll grow closer to one another through the stories, prayers and memories shared. Read them here.
This November we're RETURNING THANKS
This week Savannah Jewell gives thanks for Mel and Janet Shoaf. Four years ago, Mel advocated for a Grow Local Community Garden at Trinity and he and Janet have faithfully led this important outreach ever since.
Jubilee Christmas Announcement
Learn more about ways to serve in this time on the Serve page.
Peace on Earth, Good Will to All
If you’ve read the Bible (or watched Charlie Brown’s Christmas special) you know that the title above was the message of the angels to the shepherds on Christmas night: “Peace on earth, good will to all.” I think it is a message we need this year as much as ever. This year’s Advent series will focus on two verses from the gospel of Luke (spoken by Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, when the Holy Spirit gave him his voice back after John’s birth):
By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:78-79).
Weekly messages will be built around the themes of peace, mercy, light and life. Even in the midst of these difficult times, we can rest assured that the coming of Christ has brought peace and good will; divine gifts that transcend even the most challenging circumstances.
Zoom Discussion Group: The Coming of Advent
To accompany the sermon series, Pastor Tracey will be offering a weekly Zoom Advent Study and Discussion Group called “The Coming of Advent.”
Sometimes, Christianity becomes compartmentalized, focusing only on what we think and believe. This group will be focused on putting our faith into practice. Utilizing the Advent themes, we’ll identify steps we can take and actions we can engage in to bring more peace, mercy, light and life into our lives and our world. The time for this study will be selected based on participants’ interest and schedules. If you are interested in this group or have questions please contact Pastor Tracey.
This year it will not be safe for us to gather in person for Christmas Eve worship. Rather, we will have a worship service via Zoom that will feature carols, candlelight and communion as it has, historically, in person. It will include the traditional Christmas Eve scripture readings and special music.
The service will take place via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83072737662?pwd=cjNHU3liSkZENXlESUZBdVYvQTVPZz09
If you have bread, grape juice, and a candle at home, you are welcome to use them for the service. However, if you prefer, the church will also be open on Monday, Dec. 21, from 3-6 p.m. for you to pick up communion cups and candles. Please come to the church masked and enter from the North St. sanctuary door. You must wear a mask and maintain proper distancing when you arrive to pick up communion cups and candles.
Bishop's Christmas Offering
Will you help make a difference in the lives of children around the world this year through the Bishop's Christmas Offering? Learn more about what this offering supports on the Serve page. Donate to the Bishop’s Christmas Offering by mailing your check (made out to Trinity and marked "Bishop's Christmas Offering) to the church office or give online here.
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Worship with Us
Join us Sunday mornings to learn and worship! Sunday discussion groups begin at 9:15 am and Worship begins at 10:30 am.
Serve with Us
Mission of the Month: Jubilee Christmas. Check out the Serve page for more information.
As you consider your gifts, talents, and spiritual growth this year, consider getting involved in one of the small groups or ministry teams. Want to learn more? Visit our Adult Ministry page for more info about the small groups and our updated ministry team list on the What's Happening at Trinity blog.
Check out what's new at Trinity on our blog: What's Happening at Trinity
See what people are saying on Trinity Voices.
Give to Trinity
Your giving helps us serve others. Want to learn more? Check out our Trinity Voices series "Setting the Table."
Trinity's Honey-Do Jar List
I imagine most of us have heard of that imaginary jar holding the list of the requests we make of our spouses with regards to household tasks. Well, our church “household” also has many tasks that need to be done. Our online “Trinity Honey-Do Jar" lists current maintenance needs: jobs that can be completed in a 1-2 hour framework on a flexible schedule with minimal skills and supplies. If you click on a link to volunteer for a task, Bob Lilly (our volunteer maintenance “team captain”) will follow-up with you by phone or email to insure you understand the task and have all necessary supplies. You will need to complete your task within two weeks of your sign-up date.