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WORSHIP WITH US THIS SUNDAY

ONLINE WORSHIP at 9:00 AM

Online worship continues on Sundays @ 9:00 AM. If you are unable to watch at this specific time, you may view it online at your convenience. To choose the worship service you would like to watch, please Click Here.

ANNUAL MEETING ON JANUARY 24 @ 2 PM VIA ZOOM

Please join us for Trinity’s Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM. This year our Annual Meeting will be held virtually over Zoom. We have set up a web page Here with more information to ensure that the meeting goes smoothly. To make vote counting easier, we are recommending that each voting member of your household join the meeting on a separate device. If you have any concerns about your computer/phone/iPad’s ability to view and vote, please contact Leslie Steinmeyer at news@tlc-stl.org or 314-775-8258.

HAVE YOU PRE-REGISTERED FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE YET?

Individuals or organizations interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine must pre-register with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. Requests are accepted from individuals and organizations. DPH follows state tiers and guidelines posted on covidvaccine.mo.gov to determine who gets scheduled when. Vaccines are not currently being authorized by the state for the general public. At this time, only people in the state’s Phase 1A tier can be vaccinated. To pre-register, Click Here. DPH will follow up with you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine according to the tiers established by the state, and when there are available appointments.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION BEGINS IN JANUARY

This month we begin our registration for the 2021-2022 school year. We provide a developmentally appropriate Christian educational experience for children ages 2 through 5. We encourage members to register their preschoolers and/or proudly tell their friends about the quality preschool program we sponsor. Our registration will be done all online. Our currently enrolled families began registering on January 7. Registration will be open to the public on January 14. A link for registration will be on the church website beginning January 14. Click Here for the preschool website page.

VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED TO PREPARE BAGGIES OF ASHES FOR ASH WEDNESDAY

We are looking for one or more people who are willing and able to prepare 300 baggies of ashes for Ash Wednesday. We have all the supplies you will need and can arrange contactless pick up/drop off of the supplies. This is an activity you can do in your home. Please contact the church office at 636-227-5432 if you are able to help out. Thank you!

MEALS DO MATTER

Our Freezers are nearly empty. Can you help us restock our freezers? When you make a favorite meal for your family, please consider making extra and freezing a meal that will feed 2-4 people for our families in need. Please package your meal(s) in disposable containers and place them in freezer Ziploc bags. Please list the ingredients so those with food allergies can check the ingredients. You can drop off your meals at Trinity and place them in the MDM freezer, or we can arrange contactless drop off if you don’t want to enter the church building. Please contact the church office or Christie Tietjen at Christie.tietjen@Experitec.com or 314.443.8035, if you have any questions. Thank you for helping with this important ministry!

JANUARY MISSION OF THE MONTH

Throughout the month of January, we will be collecting personal care items for Circle of Concern. Circle of Concern feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County.

Donations Needed:

  • Diapers (all sizes)

  • Wipes

  • Body Wash

  • Toilet Paper

  • Tissues

  • Laundry detergent

  • Hand Soap

  • Bar Soap

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Deodorant

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Razors

Donations may be placed in the Mission of the Month bin which is set outside the doors around the back of the  church building Monday-Friday.

JOIN US ON ZOOM AT 10:00 AM FOR VIRTUAL ADULT FORUM SESSIONS

Trinity’s Virtual Adult Forum presentations will be held via Zoom at 10:15 am. These interactive presentations will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel for those who wish to view them later. We have created an Adult Forum page on our Trinity website (it is located under the WORSHIP tab). CLICK HERE to go to the Adult Forum page. On this page, you will be able to join our Zoom sessions at 10:15 am. If you are unable to join the live interactive sessions, you can visit this page at your convenience and click on the link to view the Adult Forum presentation on our YouTube channel.

 

January 17:  Proposed 2021 Budget/Capital Campaign Update

Speaker:  Steve Paquette. 

Preparing the Trinity 2021 budget presented unique challenges as we attempted to forecast anticipated income and expenses in the midst of Covid-19. We were not able to forecast utilizing the 2020 budget as a model, but instead needed to rely primarily on the 2020 projected income and expenses. This Adult Forum session is an opportunity for you to review Trinity’s 2021 Annual Budget and ask any questions you might have.

WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH PASTOR ALEXANDER LAPOCHENKO

In 2020, Trinity joined together with other Central State Synod congregations to provide vital funding to support the ministry of Rev. Alexander Lapochenko for the Lutheran Church in Arsenyev, Russia. Click Here for a link to a video call with Pastor Alexander Lapochenko with Missionary Bradn Buerkler translating between English and Russian.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY - ECUMENICAL PRAYER

January 31 at 7:00 pm via Zoom

Join St. Louis Christians from many traditions in prayer for unity as we strive to abide in God's love in order to bear much fruit (cf. John 15). This is a virtual prayer event in which we will enter many churches in the St. Louis Area as we pray together for Christ's unity among us. Register Here.