A Way Forward RENEWs—A Way Forward presented their report of research, analysis and recommended strategic directions at the last council meeting.  That report will serve as a starting framework to guide TLC’s ministries and priorities – to reverse the historical trends of declining worship attendance and offerings. Highlights of that report will be shared briefly in temple talks at both services on June 24.

Adult Forum—The A Way Forward team’s report will be presented in more detail during the adult education hour (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.) on June 24. You are invited to attend one of these sessions to hear the framework of ideas and actions for “Trinity RENEW”.  Please attend; and provide your inputs and feedback.

Ministry Minute—Thank you to all who helped with Vacation Bible School this year!

Vespers & Concert—Sundays June through August at 7:00 p.m. at the Jenny Lind Chapel in Andover. No service on the June 24th-Jenny Lind Scholar concert at 1st Lutheran Moline.

What Happened with Romans 13—Discussion and exploration of this chapter of Romans, how it is being used in the political arena, and what this chapter is trying to tell us today. Monday, June 25th from 6:30—8:00 p.m. at the Blue Cat Brew Pub, 113 18th St. Rock Island.

ELCA National Youth Gathering—LIFE leaves for Houston Tuesday, June 26th for the National Youth Gathering and returns July 2nd. Please keep them in your prayers.

Thrivent Choice—If you are a Thrivent member with Thrivent choice dollars to donate, please remember Trinity. Call 1-800-847-4836 and ask for Thrivent Choice.

Thanksgiving in July—Trinity is collecting donations for our local food banks along with Churches United during July. Nonperishable food items may be brought to the cart outside Founders Hall or monetary donations may be given. Please make checks out to Trinity Lutheran Church with “Thanksgiving in July” in the memo line.

Lunch Bunch—July 4th NO MEETING!  August 1st at 11:30 a.m. in Faith Hall. Program to be announced.  Reservations are $10.00 and are available July 22nd & 29th during fellowship in Founders Hall. Questions? Call Marilyn Harter, 762-2926 or Julie Blew, 786-5890.

Help Wanted!—Volunteers to offer a smile and listening ear to Trinity’s hospitalized members. If you can spare as little as an hour or two, one day a month your time would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers can sign up solo or with a friend. Contact Mary Jane for details or to let her know you are interested.

Update for Carol Stubbs Memorials: If you wish to make a contribution in memory of Carol Stubbs, please do it through the Makumira Cultural Arts Centre.  For a tax deduction, send it directly to the 501(c)(3) organization: Makumira Cultural Arts Centre, 2005 Westridge Dr. Austin, TX 78704.  All donations support projects/programs that Carol was involved with, specifically Uraki School music training, Makumira music department scholarships, and outreach programs. In addition, if funds allow, I will use some funds to create an outdoor place for people to sit and enjoy the beautiful environment at the CAC/Music Department facilities. Funds will not be used for CAC or music department operating costs.

Pastor Call Committee—Members of the Call Committee include: Russ Zeskey (chair), Patty Jo Dooley-Jones, Mark Petersen, Ian Happ, Chris Larsen, Allie Vandermyde, Laura Ford.

Birdies for Charity—Please consider giving 2, 3 or 4 months of your 2018 planned offerings to Trinity – by sending gifts through the Birdies for Charity program. Birdies pledge forms are available in the Church Office.  The form must be submitted to the Birdies for Charity office by July 13th.  TLC’s bird number is 1328.


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