Arriving 15 minutes before worship starts has many advantages; you have time to visit with friends, you can grab a second cup of coffee, you can secure your favorite pew.  Now there is another, perhaps more important reason to be in the Sanctuary 15 minutes before the service begins.  There are many event details and important information that are presented as a video on the projectors before service.

Adult Learning—“Luther’s Hymns: a Square Dance in Heaven.” Martin Luther considered music to be a crucial part of faith development. He wrote 36 hymns, many of which we still sing in church. Chon Wherry is our guide to these hymns and the ideas expressed in them. Sunday, October 22nd at 10:30 a.m.

The Good Life Redefined—learn how our faith traditions call us to reconnect with what is meaningful to live in harmony with the earth and each other. October 22, 2-4pm, in Faith Hall. $5 per person. Register at Registration required. Child care provided.  Contact for more information. A program of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light. 

Yoga—Classes Monday at 5:30pm and 7:15pm, Wednesday at 4:30pm. and Thursdays at 11:45am.

Table Talk—Monday evening Table Talks at 6:30 p.m. Join us at Ross’ Restaurant 2297 Falcon Ave, Bettendorf.

3D, Diet, Discipline and Discipleship — Follow the road to Emmaus with 3D.  For eight weeks, walk with Jesus and contemplate your own well-being in each dimension of the Wholeness Wheel (physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, vocational, and physical). The group meets on Tuesdays at 4:00 to walk around the neighborhood followed by discussion at 5:00 in Faith Hall. For more information contact Parish Nurse Mary Jane Dimmer. All are welcome.

Blood Drive—Attention: blood donors – please do not give blood after October 9th so you will be eligible to donate for our winter drive Monday, December 4th.

Ministry Minute—Thanks to all who helped with On the Way: Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue! You can see photos of the event on our website,

Reformation Sunday, October 29th— Wear Red and look for the chalk mural drawn by LIFE and Trinity’s 8th-graders in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

Adult Learning October 29th—“Travels in Luther Land.” Most of the buildings and churches where Martin Luther lived and preached 500 years ago are still standing today, newly renovated for the big anniversary. Last May, Steve and Jane Bahls joined a bus load of Augustana faculty and alumni for a trip through the former East Germany to trace the life of Luther. Jane will share their photos and stories.

Trunk ‘R Treat—Sunday, October 29th from 4:00-6:00pm. Bring your ghosts and goblins to Trinity for some safe Halloween fun. Take a pumpkin from the narthex to donate items for the event. Contact Amy Roehrs for details or to volunteer. Come enjoy the festivities, decorate your trunk and prepare to entertain fairies and fiends. There is an award for the best decorated trunk.

Foot Clinic—Tuesday, October 24th. Appointments available from 9:00—12:00. Please contact Nurse Mary Jane to reserve a time.

Lunch Bunch—November 1st at 11:30am in Faith Hall. “Myths & Facts of Vision Loss” presented by Barbara Zuwala. Reservations are $8.00 and are available October 22nd & 29th during fellowship in Founders Hall. Menu: turkey with dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin or pecan pie. Questions? Call Marilyn Harter (762-2926) or Julie Blew (786-5890).

Flu Shot Clinic—There will not be a flu shot clinic at Trinity this year. Please go to your doctor or pharmacy to get your flu shot.

West Conference Assembly—Trinity women are invited to attend the fall assembly at St John’s, Rock Island, Saturday October 28th at 9:00 a.m. the Reverend Richard Hendricks of One Human Family will speak. In-Kind offerings may be brought for St. John’s “Little Free Pantry’ which help neighbors in need or for Closet2Closet. Donations of non-perishable canned goods, personal and paper products or socks, underwear and personal items for ages 8-18. Please contact Cindy Wildermuth today if you are interested.


Church Women United 2017 World Community Day—Friday, November 3rd, 9:00 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist, 2601-15th St. Moline. “Kindling New Fires for Peace.” Contact Cindy Wildermuth if you are interested in attending.


Trinity Women

will be participating in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox program again this year.  Help fill a Christmas shoebox by donating small items such as ♦ Toy for boy or girl (doll, soccer ball, stuffed animal), ♦ hygiene items,  (no toothbrushes) ♦ school supplies, ♦ $9 donation to cover the cost of shipping ♦ cardboard or plastic shoeboxes.

Health kits are also requested. You may find the list of needed items on the last page of the WELCA Handbook.  Please leave all donated items on the bookcase near the coat room by November 1st.


Support our College Students—Please submit the names and addresses of Trinity members or their immediate family who are college students to the church office by October 31st. Near mid-terms Member Care would like to remember them with a care package.


Luther Discussion at Augustana College—Quad Cities church and community members are invited to a three-part discussion series on the The Freedom of a Christian by Martin Luther. Wednesday, October 25th at 11.30–12:30 in the Wilson Faculty Center, adjacent to the new Brunner Theatre. A soup and sandwich lunch will be offered free of charge to participants. Please notify Connie Huntley at to let us know how many to plan on for lunch.