Weekly News

This page is updated every week 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. You can view the entire Newsletter by clicking here.

Highlights

Easter Lilies!

If you would like to purchase Easter lilies for the Sanctuary, click the link below to access the order form, or look for a sign-up sheet in the gathering room. Lilies are $20 each. Order Form

Church Work Day Update

The weather is uncooperative and we will reschedule the main work day for some time in April. But there is still some indoors work that needs doing this weekend in order to get the church ready for Easter, such as replacing lights and general cleaning. Please plan to help with that if you are able and stay tuned for further updates about the postponed work day.

Easter Eggs!

We will be having our Easter Egg Hunt on March 31st after the 10:00 service (No Sunday School on Easter, March 31).

All children are welcomed to attend! Children may bring their own basket or use one provided by the church.

We will gladly be accepting donations of plastic eggs and individually wrapped candies, as well as small prizes through Sunday March 24th. Please drop any donations in the marked box in the gathering room.

Voters Meeting

There will be a voter's meeting following the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, April 7th.

Spirit Night

Tuesday April 16th. 5pm - 8pm at Chick-fil-A Beechwood. To benefit Trinity Lutheran Academy.

New Elder Robes

The Board of Elders would like to replace the white robes and rope ties that are worn each week with new ones. The current ones are over 30 years old! They would like to purchase 6 new robes at a cost of $250.00 a robe. If you would like to make a donation for the robes it would be very appreciated.

Please put your contribution in the offering plate. Thank you for your prayerful consideration in this matter.

VBS

Save the date: VBS June 3-7 9am-12noon. Volunteers and donations welcome!

Groups Information

Virginia Reece Small Group

Second and fourth Sunday, following the 10am service. Bring a sack lunch and your bible.

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

TABS is on hiatus until after Easter. It will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. and will study the book of Revelation. All women are invited..

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. Please contact the Church for location.

East Side Small Group

This small group meets on the east side at the Raschke home. Meetings are held on the 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.

Eldeberries

Tuesday, April 23rd

Olive Garden - 11:00 a.m.

3666 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Women's Book Discussion

2nd and 4th Tuesdays in Room 8, at 11am. This month, they will meet on Oct 10th and October 24th. You can order your copy of the book of the book here, or let the church know to order one for you.

Meal Ministry

The BCS is restarting the Meal Ministry for members who are in need of meals. Perhaps you are experiencing an illness, surgery, hospitalization etc. If you need us, we are happy to help fix your dinner. Please email Sue Baughman and let her know your needs.

LWML's Mite Boxes

The LWML's Mite Boxes began in 1942, during the war. The name comes from the Bible story of the widow's offering, found in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-4.

Our Mite Box money goes to the FL-GA District first, then 25% of all missionary contributions is given to the National Organization.

The next Mite Box Sunday is March 3rd. Click here for Mustard Seed Devotions.

Sunday Morning Volunteers Needed

Please sign up to help provide the snacks for fellowship time following the late service. A sign up sheet is in the gathering room on the table for all who are interested in sharing their culinary skills with our Trinity family. You can bring items such as cheese and crackers, fruit, veggies, cookies, drinks or baked items of your choosing.

Volunteers Needed

TLA is looking for Volunteers!! Our volunteers can assist with childcare responsibilities such as rocking babies, helping with lunch time, reading to them or playtime. If you have love and happiness to share for a couple of hours per week please consider volunteering with the awesome team at TLA.

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.

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!

There are many ways you can continue to help our precious students. The school welcomes volunteers to read to the children, hold and rock the babies, allow teachers to take a lunch break by watching the room as the children nap, and other various activities. Click here to find out more about how you can be involved! Or Click Here to view the Academy's Amazon Wishlist!

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!

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.



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