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>> 2017 TLC Data

Below are all the documents posted by the Council in 2017. They will remain on this site indefinitely.  If you have a question, feel free to ask the TLC staff.

If you wish to review all the 2016 TLC documents, click on the link above to the right.

Jan 02, 2018

December 17, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes from the December Council meeting.

Dec 13, 2017

December 2017 Mission Team Minutes

Approved minutes from the December 4 meeting.

Dec 12, 2017

November 2017 Actual vs. Budget

Dec 12, 2017

November 2017 Treasurer's Report

Dec 11, 2017

Slates for 2018

Trinity Nominating Committee Letter to the Congregation

Dear Members of Trinity,


Please see the attached document which announces the four slates of nominees for election at the Annual Meeting to be held on January 28, 2018. In accordance with the Constitution requirements, this announcement of proposed candidates requires substantial notice in advance of the date of the Annual Meeting.


If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee.  Thank you to all who serve at Trinity and to those who consider the call to serve in 2018.


2016 Nominating Committee

Gene Kerr, Chair

Phyllis Baker, Mike Hope, Karen Johnson, Peggy Schaefer, Barb Trettel

Dec 07, 2017

2018 Budget Detail

Preliminary supporting detail for the 2018 budget.

Dec 06, 2017

Preliminary 2018 Budget as Presented on December 3, 2017

Nov 30, 2017

December 2017 Trinitell

Worship & Missional Service Opportunities ...

  • Help Decorate Trinity for Christmas - December 2

  • Fair Trade Christmas Market - December 3

  • Kids Night Out to Benefit Lantern Hill Mission Trip - December 8

  • Wine & Cheese Party - Meet Abby Williams from Lantern Hill - December 8

  • Trivia Night to Benefit Lantern Hill - December 9

  • Keep, O My Spirit - A Musical Advent Meditation - December 10

  • The Christmas Story Worship - December 17

  • The Longest Night "Blue Christmas" Worship - December 21

  • Christmas Eve Advent Worship - 9:00 & 11:15 AM 

  • Christmas Eve Worship - 4:00 & 7:00 PM

Nov 27, 2017

November 19, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes from the November Council meeting.

Nov 15, 2017

November Mission Team Minutes

Minutes from the November 8 meeting.

Nov 15, 2017

October 2017 Treasurer's Report

Nov 15, 2017

October 2017 Actual vs. Budget

Oct 26, 2017

November 2017 Trinitell

Highlights & Reminders ...

  • Habitat Build Day - November 4, 11, 18 - Volunteers Needed
  • All Saints Sunday - November 5
  • Taste of Puerto Rico Fundraiser - November 12
  • Rick Steves' Luther and the Reformation - November 16 & 30
  • Gateway 180 Meal & Activities - November 18 - Volunteers Needed
  • Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service - November 21 @ Trinity

Oct 24, 2017

October Mission Team Minutes

Minutes from the October 17 meeting.

Oct 20, 2017

October 15, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes from the October Council meeting.

Oct 17, 2017

September 2017 Treasurer's Report

Oct 17, 2017

September 2017 Actual vs. Budget

Sep 28, 2017

October 2017 Trinitell

Highlights & Reminders ...

  • Installation of Pastor Chris - October 1 - ONE Service @ 9 AM

  • Blessing of the Animals - October 8

  • Preschool Fall Festival - October 12

  • Organ Dedication Recital - October 15

  • Oktoberfest - October 29 - ONE Service @ 10 AM

Sep 25, 2017

September 17, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

Approved Minutes from the September Council meeting.

Sep 15, 2017

August 2017 Actual vs. Budget

Sep 15, 2017

August 2017 Treasurer's Report

Sep 15, 2017

September Mission Team Minutes

Minutes from the September 12 meeting.

Aug 30, 2017

September 2017 Trinitell

Highlights and Service Opportunities ...

  • Message from Pastor Chris!

  • August 23 Council Meeting Minutes

  • God's Work. Our Hands. Service Sunday - September 10!

  • Sunday School Kick Off - All Church Pancake Breakfast - September 17!

  • Hurricane Harvey Donation Info

Aug 30, 2017

August 23, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes from the August Council Meeting

Aug 23, 2017

August Mission Team Minutes

Minutes from the August 22 meeting.

Aug 14, 2017

July 2017 Actual vs. Budget

Aug 14, 2017

July 2017 Treasurer's Report

Jul 27, 2017

August 2017 Trinitell

Your August 2017 Trinitell is attached! 

  • Farewell Message from Pastor John Mann

  • Highlights from VBS!

  • List of Donations of Back to School Supplies for Circle of Concern

  • List of Donations Needed for God's Work. Our Hands. Service Sunday

  • July 16, 2017 Council Minutes

Jul 25, 2017

July 16, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes from the July Council meeting.

July 18, 2017

July Mission Team Minutes

Minutes from the July 18 meeting.

Jul 14, 2017

June 2017 Actual vs. Budget

Jul 14, 2017

June 2017 Treasurer's Report

Jun 29, 2017

July 2017 Trinitell

Your July 2017 Trinitell is attached! 

  •  A New Pastor - A New Beginning: Message from Pastor John

  • 2017 Offering of Letters - July 9

  • Painting Volunteer Opportunity - July 15

  • Gateway Dinner Volunteers Needed - July 15

  • VBS Volunteers Needed - July 17-21

Jun 23, 2017

June 12, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes & May Treasurer's Report

Approved minutes & Treasurer's Report from the June 12 Council Meeting.

Jun 22, 2017

Pastor Chris Brief Summary & Bio

Want to learn more about Pastor Chris?  Click on the document below for a brief summary and bio!

Jun 20, 2017

Pastoral Call & Initial Compensation Package

The Trinity Pastoral Call & Initial Compensation Package are available by clicking document below. This includes the two Resolutions that will be addressed and voted upon at the Special Congregational Meeting on June 25 @ 10:15 AM.

June 20, 2017

June Mission Team Minutes

Minutes from the June 20 meeting.

Jun 07, 2017

Interview with Pastor Chris

View a video of an interview the Call Committee filmed with Pastor Chris

Jun 07, 2017

Letter re: Special Congregational Meeting June 25

Dear Trinity Member:


I am pleased to invite you to attend a Special Congregational Meeting on June 25th at 10:15 AM (immediately following our 9:00 AM service). The purpose of this meeting will be for the congregation to vote on extending a call to the Reverend Christopher Naig and approve the initial annual compensation of the pastor. Pastor Chris (as he prefers to be called) is highly recommended by our Call Committee and by the Church Council. We believe that God is guiding him to be our faith leader here at Trinity. 


Leading up to the congregational meeting, we will be holding two information sessions for you to learn more about the call process, Pastor Chris and his family.  At these meetings, we’ll detail the pastor’s unique gifts, background, and experience and how they match to what Trinity identified as its needs in our Ministry Site Profile. We also managed to make a short video of Pastor Chris during his brief visit to St Louis this past week. We will show this video and make it available on the secure TLC Data page of for you to hear him in his own words. We hope all of you will have a chance to join us either June 15th at 6:30 PM or June 18th at 10:15 AM.   


Remember that our candidate’s home congregation is not aware that he is considering a move. While he is not from the St Louis area and it is unlikely that we breach their confidence, please remain conscious of this and respect his desire to communicate the news personally. 


I would be remiss if I did not recognize the great work of our Call committee. This group, chaired by Dave Luethy, consisted of Kathie Haferkamp, Dan Klug, Heather Little, Fred Meyland-Smith, and Christie Tietjen. They represented all of us in finalizing our ministry profile, screening candidates, conducting interviews, and a number of other activities needed to discern Trinity’s next pastor. Thank you all for serving.  


There is still much work to do. We will need everyone’s help to continue moving us forward and fulfilling God’s mission for us. Please let me or any member of Council know if you have questions or ideas as we plan the next steps of transitioning our pastoral leadership. Thanks again for all you do for Trinity. 


Yours in Christ,

Todd Maloy

President, Congregation Council

Jun 01, 2017

June 2017 Trinitell!

June Fellowship& Service Opportunities:

  • Bread DoughNation Volunteers Needed-June 2 & Beyond!

  • Reception of New Members - June 4 @ 9 AM!

  • Trinity Garage Sale - June 9 & 10!

  • Postcards from Lantern Hill!

May 26, 2017

May 21, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes from the May Council Meeting.

May 3, 2017

May Mission Team Minutes

Minutes from the May 3 meeting.

Apr 30, 2017

April 2017 Actual Vs. Budget

Apr 30, 2017

April 2017 Treasurer's Report

Apr 28, 2017

May 2017 Trinitell!

Your May 2017 Trinitell is attached! 


May Fellowship & Lots of Service Opportunities:


·        Meals Do Matter Cooking Session – May 7

·        Confirmation Sunday – May 14

·        The Gathering – May 21

·        Garage Sale Donations Begin – May 21

·        Endowment Reception – May 24

April 13, 2017

April Mission Team Minutes

Minutes from the April 13 meeting.

Mar 31, 2017

April 2017 Trinitell!

Holy Week Worship Schedule, Fellowship & Lots of Service Opportunities:

  • Palm Sunday Worship - April 9 @ 9 & 11:15 AM

  • Reflections on the Passion - Palm Sunday, April 9 @ 7 PM

  • Maundy Thursday Worship & First Communion – April 13 @ 7 PM

  • Good Friday Worship – April 14 @ 7 PM

  • Easter Brunch – April 16 from 8:30-11 AM

  • Easter Worship – April 16 @ 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM& 11:15 AM

  • Photo Directory Schedule – Sign Up Today!

  • Call Committee Update

Mar 31, 2017

March 2017 Actual vs. Budget

Mar 28, 2017

Call Committee Update

Trinity Members, 

Two months have passed since our last Call Committee update to the congregation at the Annual Meeting. As was mentioned at that meeting, we are in the interviewing phase of the call process, talking with candidates that we receive from the Central States Synod staff. We have had interviews with multiple candidates, in some cases multiple discussions with certain candidates. The Call Committee continues to be optimistic, and believes that God is working through these candidates toward an outcome in alignment with God’s plans for Trinity.


The near-term steps in the process can be summarized as follows:


If/when the Call Committee settles on a preferred candidate, and he/she indicates that they would be willing to commit to coming to Trinity, the Call Committee will make a recommendation to the Trinity Council.


The Trinity Council will then evaluate the recommendation, and if they agree will arrange a visit to Trinity for the candidate in order for the congregation to get a chance to meet him/her.


If after that visit all still looks favorable, the Trinity Council will schedule a congregation meeting to vote on extending a call to that candidate.


Once the candidate formally accepts that Call, he/she will work out a transition date with their current congregation and Trinity.


As you can see, this process takes time. UCLA basketball coach John Wooden used the expression “Be quick, but don’t hurry.” The Call Committee is as anxious as anyone to move this along.  However, even if all proceeds well with someone on our current slate, you can add up the time required for each of the steps above and see that we are still several months away from completing this process. 


We appreciate your patience and prayers and will keep you all informed as things move forward.


The Trinity Call Committee

Mar 28, 2017

March 19, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes from the March Council Meeting.

February 28, 2017

February Mission Team Minutes

Minutes from the February meeting.

Feb 27, 2017

March 2017 Trinitell!

Your March 2017 Trinitell is attached! 


Worship, Fellowship & Tons of Service Opportunities:

  • Ash Wednesday Worship - March 1 - Noon & 7PM

  • Midweek Lenten Schedule - Begins March 8

  • Lots of Ideas for Serving during Lent and beyond...

  • February 19, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

  • and much more!

Feb 27, 2017

February 19, 2017 Council Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes from the February 19, 2017 Council meeting.

Feb 01, 2017

February 2017 Trinitell

Fellowship & Service Opportunities:

  • Scout Sunday - February 5!

  • Welcome 2017 Trinity Council!

  • Walking Together News & Needs!

  • Lenten Service Challenge - Begins March 1!

  • Help Needed - Gateway, Meals Do Matter, TOWS, Circle of Concern, Project Bread Doughnation!

  • Lantern Hill Trip - May 13-19 - Sign Up Now!

Jan 30, 2017

2017 Detail Budget

Minutes from January 29

2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the January 29 2017 Annual Congregational Meeting.

Dec 19, 2016

With Nominations Slate for 2017!

December 18 Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the December 18, 2017 Council meeting.

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