December 3, 2023
Lefse Making: Wednesday, December 6th at 7 am, Thursday, December 7th 7 am. Come at anytime during both days to help with this Trinity tradition! No matter who you are, you can contribute! There is a pot luck every day at 11:30 am! Sign-up in the Narthex or let PB or the office know and we will get your signed up!
Lefse & Bake Sale, Saturday, December 9th, 9 am till 2 pm.
Silent Auction, Saturday, December 9th, 9 am till 3 pm, benefitting our Youth Gathering Youth. Last bid taken at 3 pm.
Homemade Soup Lunch, 11 am till 2 pm. A variety of homemade soups served by the Trinity youth! Free-will offering taken.
Items needed for the Silent Auction! The Youth Gathering Youth are holding the Spirit of Christmas Silent Auction on December 9th from 9 am till 3 pm. We are looking for NEW items, craft items, gift certificates, and more. Please bring in items by Wednesday, December 6th.
Crew December 13th & December 20TH for all 3rd-6th graders from 3:30 pm till 5:00 pm.
Men’s Band Christmas Concerts: Sunday, December 3rd, 6 pm at First Lutheran Church in Cumberland. Chili Feed at 5 pm. Sunday, December 17th, 6 pm at Trinity. Spaghetti Feed at 5 pm.
Lagers with the Lord Monday, December 11th at 6 pm at Buckshot’s. All are welcome!
Christmas Carol by Request Worship, Sunday, December 10th, 9 am.
Sunday School Christmas program, Sunday, December 17th, 9 am.
Christmas Eve Worship Services, Sunday, December 24th, 9 am, 2 pm, 4:30 pm, & 9:00 pm. Please note that the 9 am service will not have a Candlelight portion. All services have Holy Communion.
Please consider bringing your Deer Hides to Trinity! They can be placed in the shack in front of the church. Please hides only, no heads or feet.
Sign up to bring snacks for Crew and/or Sunday School. Any and all are very much appreciated. Sign ups are on the table in the Narthex.
MUSINGS FROM PASTOR BRAD
Hello everyone and welcome to Lefse week! This week can be one of the busiest of the year for me, but it is also one that I look forward to all year. I look forward to it not just because of the delicious lefse (and the amazing potluck that occurs on Wednesday and Thursday), but for the fellowship and the fun that occurs when we are making lefse. From Paul Danovsky asking me every hour when the song “Snoopy’s Christmas” will come on, from tossing dough balls at Wendell Andrews, to all the conversations and laughter that come as we work, it is a wonderful sign of what the church does well. We come together in faith and fun to serve the Lord.
At the same time, I know that lefse making can seem intimidating. But anyone can learn and the seasoned masters that have been doing it for years love to teach it. Even better, we have jobs for every kind of person of every age and ability. And so, if you have thought about coming or you can now come to help us out, I encourage you to do so. If for nothing else the constant abuse that comes my way from everyone! It really is just a phenomenal time.
Even more so, if you can’t come to help make it, I hope that you come on Saturday to buy some, along with all the other amazing items in the bake sale. I hope you’ll be generous with your bidding on our Silent Auction items, helping our youth get to the ELCA National Youth Gathering in New Orleans this summer. A Youth Gathering is a much more expensive trip than a Mission Trip so every dollar is very important and makes a huge difference.
The church is really just a bunch of people who come together to hear the word of the Lord and serve the Lord and the neighbor. There is no greater example of that then Lefse week. So I hope to see you this week, making lefse, bringing in baked goods, or bidding on Silent Auction items and having a cup of soup. The schedule of everything is in the announcements. Have a good week and may God bless you today and always!