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>> 2016 TLC Data

The below are all the documents posted by the council in 2016. They will remain on this site indefinitely.  If you have a question, fee free to ask the TLC staff or the 2016 Council President (Renato Cataldo)

Trinity Ministry Site Profile Information:


In order to develop the ministry site profile, we must review our past in order to plan our future.  The button below links to a page that includes documents, videos, and presentations from the leadership of Trinity over the past 12 years,

Dec 19, 2016

With Nominations Slate for 2017!

December 18 Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the December 18, 2017 Council meeting.

Dec 06, 2016

2017 Preliminary Budget For Review

Please let the council know if you have suggestions for the budget.  Thank you.

December 5, 2016

Brief Status Report from the Call Committee

Dear Trinity Community,


The following is a brief status report from the Call Committee:  The Ministry Site Profile that was approved on November 6th was promptly reviewed and accepted by the Central States Synod staff.  That profile was then made available for review by all ELCA pastors who have expressed an interest in seeking a new call.  In parallel, the Synod staff also reviews the profiles of call-seeking candidates to see which might be good matches for Trinity.  Eventually the Synod will forward us a handful of candidate profiles that they recommend the Call Committee review.  From there, after the Call Committee reviews these candidate profiles, the interviewing process may start with those of high interest to the Committee. 


The Synod has cautioned us to be patient as (a) the number of openings currently exceeds the number of candidates, and (b) the Christmas season is a busy time for pastors, and most would prefer to not be starting an interviewing process during the holiday season.  The Synod staff has assured us that they will do their best to provide us with a suggested slate for us to review as soon as they are able. 


In the meantime, should any Trinity members be aware of candidates that they feel might be interested in Trinity, please confidentially contact Dave Luethy, the Call Committee chairperson.  For obvious reasons, all ELCA synods, the Pastors involved, and their current congregations are interested in eliminating any disruption or negative impact that might occur related to rumors regarding pastors and possible moves.  There is a process in place in which recommendations/suggestions can be considered, and the Call Committee will work with the Central States Synod staff to ensure that those processes are followed. 


Thank you for your support, understanding and prayers as our search for a new pastor continues.


In Christ, 

Dave Luethy for the Call Committee


Nov 20, 2016

November 20. 2016 Council Minutes

Council meeting minutes from the November 20th meeting.

Nov 06, 2016

Congregational Meeting - MSP - Approved

A congregational meeting was held on 11/6/2016 to vote on the latest Mission Site Profile.  There were 101 members in attendance.  The MSP was approved by the members for submission to the ELCA.  Attached are the notes from the meeting.

Oct 31, 2016

Mission Site Profile Final Draft

The latest Ministry Site Profile is attached.


This is the version to be voted upon this Sunday, November 6 at the Special Congregational Meeting.  The meeting is scheduled for 10 AM in the Worship Center immediately following the 9 AM service.

Oct 28, 2016

November 2016 Trinitell

This issue has lots of Fellowship & Service Opportunities:

  • Reformation Sunday - Wear Red! THIS Sunday, October 30!

  • Oktoberfest - Bring your family, friends & neighbors! THIS Sunday, October 30!

  • Special Congregational Meeting - November 6!

  • All Saints Sunday - November 6

  • Forward in Faith Stewardship Campaign! Thank You for your 2017 pledge!

  • ​First Sunday in Advent - November 27!

Oct 17, 2016

Mission Site Profile Draft #1

Attached to this email you will find a copy of the proposed Ministry Site Profile (MSP) that the Call Committee has drafted for your review.  Please review this document, as it is the method by which we will provide an initial snapshot of our congregation to prospective pastoral candidates.


There will be two chances in the next week for members to meet and discuss the contents of the MSP:


1) This Thursday, October 20th at 7pm in room 123; and,

2) Sunday October 23rd, from 10:15am, up until the start of the second service.


We hope that you will be able to attend at least one of these meetings.  However, if you're not able to make either of these meetings, please feel free to forward comments or suggestions to the Call Committee chair - Dave Luethy - at  We ask that you provide these comments no later than October 28th so that the Call Committee has time to consider them and possibly revise the document accordingly.


The intent is to have a special congregation meeting on November 6th to officially approve the document.  Details regarding that meeting will be published soon.  Please do plan to attend on November 6th, as we will need to ensure that we have a proper quorum so that the vote is official, and we can move on with the next steps in our call process.  A final version of the MSP will be distributed in advance of November 6th meeting for all to review one more time prior to the approval vote.


Your support and prayers for this important step in our call process are greatly appreciated.


You Matter to God, You Matter to Us!


The Trinity Call Committee

Oct 16, 2016

October 16. 2016 Council Minutes

Council meeting minutes from the October 16th meeting.

Sep 30, 2016

October 2016 Trinitell

Highlights and Missional Service Opportunities:

  • New Member Conversations - October 9 & 16!

  • Newly Designed Second Service - Begins October 9

  • Oktoberfest - October 30 - Donations, Volunteers Needed!

  • Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue - Begins October 12!

  • Donations Needed for Lantern Hill!

Sep 21, 2016

September 18. 2016 Council Minutes

Council meeting minutes from the September 18th meeting.

Sep 01, 2016

September 2016 Trinitell

This issue is jam-packed with Fellowship & Service Opportunities:

  • Rally Day! Sunday School Kick-Off & Congregational Picnic - Sept. 11!

  • Celebration of 60th Anniversary of Ordination! Sept. 18!

  • Service Opportunities!  Oktoberfest!  Gateway 180!  Walking Together!  Preschool Fall Festival!  Bread Doughnation!  MOPS!  Feed My Starving Children!

  • Fellowship Opportunities!  Rally Day!  Trinity Dinner Groups!  Oktoberfest!

Aug 21, 2016

August 21, 2016 Council Minutes

Council meeting minutes from the August 21 meeting.

Aug 01, 2016

August 2016 Trinitell

Highlights & Missional Service Opportunities:

  • Church Unique: Conversation Schedule for Summer 2016!

  • Lantern Hill Mission Trip Update!

  • Endowment Committee Brunch - August 14!

  • Dr. El Cason's 102nd Birthday - August 17!

  • Painting Party @ Gateway - August 20!

  • Save the Date! Oktoberfest - October 30!

Jul 03, 2016

July 19, 2016 Trinity Council Meeting Minutes

Notes with budget summary attached.

Jul 03, 2016

July 2016 Midyear Trinity Update

Presentation by Renato Cataldo, Council President

Jul 01, 2016

July 2016 Trinitell

Highlights & Missional Service Opportunities:

  • Church Unique: Trinity's Ministry Site Profile Process / Conversation Schedule for Summer 2016

  • Garage Sale Thank You!!

  • Endowment Committee News

  • Walking Together Update

  • Bridge the Gap Update

Jun 19, 2016

June 2016 Council Meeting Minutes

Council meeting minutes.

May 27, 2016

June 2016 Trinitell

Highlights & Missional Service Opportunities:

  • Welcome Mary Fehner!

  • VBS Volunteer Volunteers Still Needed + VBS Supply Donation List!

  • Garage Sale Volunteers Needed – June 10 & 11!

  • Meals Do Matter Cooking Session – June 11

  • 2016 Offering of Letters – June 12

May 15, 2016

May 2015 Council meeting with all attachments

Includes all financial and committee notes.

May 15, 2016

Mission Team Meeting Minutes May 2016

More details from the May Mission Team meeting.

May 15, 2016

Mission Team Guiding Principles

More information about the principles guiding Trinity's Mission Team...

May 15, 2016

Council Meeting Agenda

For Council meeting on May 15, 2016

May 12, 2016

Worship MIT Meeting Minutes

More details from the May Worship MIT meeting.

Apr 28, 2016

May 2016 Trinitell!

Highlights & Missional Service Opportunities:

  • Welcome Emily Bounds!

  • "Bridge the Gap" Appeal!

  • Mission Team Meeting - May 4!

  • Spring Clean Up & Clutter Removal - May 7!

  • High School Recognition - May 15!

  • Confirmation - May 22!


April 17, 2016

Council Agenda and Meeting Notes April 17, 2016

Reminder... Everyone is welcome to all team meetings and the council meeting at the monthly Gathering.  Thanks to all who contribute their time in so many ways.

Apr 14, 2016

Endowment Fund Committee Update

An update on the status of the Endowment Fund with a brief discussion about 2016 goals!

April 1, 2016

April 2016 Trinitell!

Highlights & Missional Service Opportunities:

  • Town Hall Meeting - April 6 & 10!

  • Family Movie Night - April 15!

  • Voices Only A Cappella Group - April 17!

  • Garage Sale Meeting - April 25!

  • Lots of volunteer opportunities!

Mar 29, 2016

Mission Team Meeting Minutes

More details from the March 20 Mission Team meeting.

Mar 23, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

From March 20, 2016 Council meeting.

Mar 06, 2016

TLC Exec Team Meeting Minutes

Highlights include Town Hall plans, second service plans, and congregational input.

Feb 25, 2016

The Central States Synod Call Process Guide

Calling a New Pastor.  What is a “Call?”  A call is one element in the Church’s seeking and following God’s movement into the future. The Lutheran call process is unique because it is an effort to discern what God wants for the local church and for the whole Church in order that the Gospel may be proclaimed and the sacraments administered in accordance with the Gospel. Below are the steps to be followed in this important process. 


The attached document provides a guide that the Central States Synod recommends for a congregation.

Feb 22, 2016

Mission Team Meeting

More details about the mission team meeting...

Feb 23, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

From the Feb 21st Council Meeting.  For attachments used in the council meeting, see the agenda below.

Feb 21, 2016

Council Agenda Plus

For Council Meeting 02/21/2016:  Updated agenda plus attachments.

Feb 19, 2016

ELCA Call Process Review

INTENDED USERS: The RLP is meant to be used by ordained and lay rostered ministers in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as well as candidates for the roster. Rostered leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada may also use the RLP when considering a call into the ELCA if they already have an ELCA Leader Key.

Feb 12, 2016

Contemporary Music Leader Position Open

This position is immediately available for anyone to apply.  See the attached document.  Feel free to send it to anyone who may be interested.

Feb 12, 2016

Contemporary Worship Team Meeting

Meeting time Monday, February 15, at 7p.m. in the upper room.

The leadership group consists of, Nancy Buffum, Sandi Thorpe, Tom Jannicik, Vicki Dohrmann, Dan Klug, Larry and Christie Tietjen, Chris Krejci, and Pastor Mann.  If anyone interested in participating in the meeting, feel free to attend.

Feb 11, 2016

MIT Meeting Notes

Mission Implemenation Team Draft Notes

Feb 04, 2016

Exec Team Minutes

If any member has a question, please email Renato.  Thank you.

Feb 03, 2016

2016 February Trinitell

Trinity Newsletter

Jan 31, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting Information

Notes and presentations from the 2016 Annual Congregational Meeting.  All the information any member will need plus the constitution and bylaws.

Jan 27, 2016

2016 Service Times Survey

The entire congregation was asked to participate in the survey.  The final result was that no change was made to the service times.

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