>> 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.
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
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
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
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 www.YouMatterToGod.org 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,
President, Congregation Council
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 28, 2017
Call Committee Update
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
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 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!