Weekly News

This page is updated on Friday evenings as changes occur.  Most (not all) of the information on this page is the same of the information of what appears in our weekly Newsletter.


Voter's Meeting

The next quarterly voter's meeting will be held following the 10:00 a.m. service on September 17th. The 10 o'clock service will be the only service that day, but don't forget to come to Sunday School at 9 a.m.!

Sunday School Schedule

September 17th: Sunday school classes begin! 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Sunday School Classes

Age 3 - 1st Grade: Taught by Melissa Fowler (Pre-K room)

2nd Grade - 5th Grade: Taught by Ruth Wietbrock (Church library)

(Middle and High School class to be established if there is enough interest.)

Adult Class: Led by Pastor Davis, currently studying the book of Matthew. (Fellowship hall)

Groups Information

Stretching for Jesus

Stretching for Jesus class! Please join us for some needed stretching of the body and hearing of God's word. We meet in the Gathering Room on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30.

T.A.B.S. (Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study) for women

Fourth Tuesday of the month, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. With lunch.

WaW (Wings and Word) for men

Fourth Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. With Lunch.

Tuesday's Child

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m (beginning Sept 12th). Please contact the Church for location.

Raschkes' Fellowship

Second and Fourth Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. Please contact the Church for location.

Solo Deo Gloria

Second and Fourth Sunday of the month, after the second service at church library. Bring your own lunch. Bring a dessert to share.


Meet on Wednesday, Sept 13th at the Carriage House in Jefferson at 11am. The Church bus leaves at 10:30am.

Carriage House
1235 Athens St
Jefferson, GA 30549

An Invitation from Grace Lutheran Church in Atlanta

Good evening friends of Stepping Stone Mission and New Life Village. The Lord is with you to bless you for all the ways you support the homeless in ATL.

Our Pastor Adam Ellsworth and our generous friends at Grace Lutheran Church at 1155 N. Highland Avenue, NE, Atlanta are hosting an all You Can Eat Shrimp Boil with Live Music to benefit Stepping Stone Mission to the homeless in the ATL, Saturday, September 16th, 4pm to 8pm. Please help us by including this information in your bulletins and attending yourself for some boiled shrimp, fellowship, and an opportunity to support SSM. The cost is $20 per person. This pays for: All you can eat Shrimp, Kielbasas, hotdogs, fixings, and free beverages.

Advent Devotions

If you volunteered to write an Advent devotion, it's time to get writing! Please submit your devotions to the church office by September 21st so they can be edited and compiled for our devotion booklet. If you have any questions (or can't remember which readings you signed up for) contact the church office, Janet Rodekohr, Harry Bufford, or Bill Malueg.

Music at Trinity Lutheran Church

Choir: rehearses after the 10 a.m. service on Sundays, in the sanctuary.

Handbells: rehearses Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

If you are interested in participating in choir or handbells, or if you would like to play an instrument or sing for a Sunday service, please contact our music director, Anne Weaver. Anne welcomes anyone with a love for music to participate!

Aluminum Can Recycling

This is a reminder that Trinity recycles aluminum cans (drink cans only). The receptacles are located in the fenced area behind the Fellowship Hall kitchen. You can't miss it - there is a sign posted on the gate - just toss your bagged cans (squash them if you can, but it's ok if you can't). Proceeds go to special projects.

Trinity Lutheran Academy Renovation Summary

Members from the Board of Governors and the Board of Church Properties met regularly to work on restoration and renovation of the Trinity Lutheran Academy building following the devastating water leak (flood) over Christmas.

The restoration is now complete and moving items back into the school has begun. Volunteers are still welcome to help out! Click Here to view the Volunteer Opportunities.

You can help pull us over the finish line by contributing what you can to help equip the classrooms with items lost in the flooded building. Although we salvaged as much as we could, the TLA needs to purchase essential items such as mattresses and bedding, furniture, books and toys, teaching tools and cleaning supplies. Just click on this donation page to make your donation. Thrivent will cover any credit card fees, so 100 percent of donations will go to TLA. You can also go to Trinity's website or place your donation in the collection plate, marked TLA. Feel free to share this link with friends and family!

Additionally, We are planning to run an online silent auction, proceeds to go to TLA. If you have goods or services you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Janet Rodekohr or the church office.

If you have any pictures of the school in its various stages of renovation, please send them to church@trinity-athens.org!

Click here to read a comprehensive summary from Ron Hendricks.

Click here to see photos from the restoration process!

Young Adult Game Night

Trinity Lutheran Church is excited to build community within our growing young adult demographic. If you are somewhere in your 20s-40s, you and your family are invited to a game night at the Garlitz residence.

Saturday, September 23rd, 6:00 p.m. Please contact the Church for location.

Youth Service Projects

Do you have a project around your house that the TLC youth could help you with? Cleaning gutters, washing windows, etc - if you would like the youth to attend to a project around your house, free of charge, please let the church know so we can make arrangements.

The 2nd Annual Patchwork Concert

Mark your calendars! Sunday, October 22nd, is the second annual Patchwork Concert. This event began last year as a way to bring in the community to admire the beautiful work our Sew-n-Sows do on the quilts every year, as well as a way for musicians in the community to present a program of hymns. This year promises to be another wonderful concert. If you or someone you know is interested in performing at this event, please contact Anne Weaver.

Calling All Our Trinity Veterans

We would like to honor our church Veterans on Sunday, November 12th. We would like to have a picture of you in uniform, if possible, with your name, rank, branch of service, and years of service. Please submit this information to Anne Weaver in the church office by Friday, October 27th. Thank you for your service.

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