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.

Jenny Lind Concert—Saturday, June 24th, 7:00 p.m. at 1st Lutheran Church, Moline. Jenny Lind Scholarship winner, Ylva Stenberg and Accompanist, Allan Timofeitchik are on a seven city tour of Canada and the US. They will also perform a piece June 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Jenny Lind Chapel vesper service in Andover. A reception follows. Come early (5:30 p.m.) for Midsummer Fun. Decorate the midsummer pole, crown the queen and court, and dance around the midsommarstang to live Scandinavian music.

Vacation Bible School – will sing at the 9:00 a.m. service Sunday June 25th.
 
First Communion—Today at the 9:00 service Shelby Ross will receive her First Communion.
 

Ministry Minute Vacation Bible School—Thank you to everyone who donated craft supplies and to those who were able to help during the week. We had a great time! Special thanks for the donation of the super hero book. The kids really loved it!

Table Talk—Mondays join us at Bierstube, 415 15th St. Moline at 6:30 p.m. Follow in the example of Martin Luther and discuss today’s events, the Bible, and the Church.

Volunteers Needed—We are seeking volunteers to run the sound board during worship. It’s a lot easier than it looks! Please contact Alli Vandermyde or the church office if you are interested in helping.

Birdies for Charity—Birdies for Charity is a program that can enhance your offering gifts to Trinity Lutheran Church. When you make a charitable gift to TLC through Birdies for Charity, the Birdies fund supplements your gift with a bonus of 5 to 10%. For 2017, Trinity’s Harvest (stewardship/financial) team recommended, and the congregation approved, a balanced budget which included a goal to encourage members’ stewardship giving through the Birdies for Charity program (2017 goal: $75,000). To help the Church achieve this goal, you are invited to consider giving 2, 3 or 4 months of your 2017 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 14th. TLC’s bird number is 1328.

Foot Care Clinic—Tuesday June 27th with appointments available from 9:00—11:30. There is a clinic on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Please call Mary Jane or the church office for details or to make an appointment. 

Lunch Bunch—July 5th at 11:30 a.m. in Faith Hall. Dick Castle and the Big Top Circus Band will perform. Menu: fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon and cookies. Reservations are $8.00 and are available June 25th & July 2nd during fellowship in Founders Hall. Questions? Call Marilyn Harter, 762-2926 or Julie Blew, 786-5890.

Vesper Services—Every Sunday, June 4-August 27 at 7:00 p.m.at the Jenny Lind Chapel in Andover. Pastor Larry preaches July 2nd. June 25 is Pastor Leaf with music by Ylva Stenberg, the 2017 Jenny Lind Scholar.

Facebook Members—Please check into Facebook when you are at Trinity. If possible, share what event you are attending. Help us let our community know what happens here!

Thanksgiving in July—July 1st through 31st be thankful and share your blessings! We will be collecting items for the Youth Hope Food Pantry located at 12th Avenue and 41st Street, Moline. This is one of the pantries supported by Churches United. By July 31st, we hope to accumulate 1,200 pounds of non-perishable foods – canned goods, rice, dried beans, etc. and paper products. We need 300 pounds a week to meet our goal! Monetary donations will also count, and are a great way to help make our goal. A $1.00 donation equals 6 pounds of food; $5 equals 30 pounds of food. Checks may be made to TLC Hunger Team with “Thanksgiving in July” in the memo line.  All donations stay in the Quad Cities and benefit Churches United of the Quad City Area’s 26 Food Pantries and 3 Hot Meal sites.

 

Hearing Aids—Those of you that wear a hearing aid or hearing device, please let me know who you went to (Audiologist, Clinic or center), what type of hearing device do you have, and are you pleased with the results? I have several parishioners who are coming to the time when they are considering the purchase and need of hearing aids, so your input will be extremely helpful. I will not identify who gave the information, just a collection of data. Please leave the note with Mary Jane, Parish Nurse.

Worship Review—We are in the process of reviewing our worship services, and we want you to be aware! The purpose for this review is to: 1. Review our worship experience at each of our three services; 2. Aid the process of becoming an inviting church; 3. Remain faithful to our understanding of the Good News of Jesus. We will keep you informed as we progress, and we welcome your thoughts, please complete a worship questionnaire from Founders Hall.

The Lutheran Handbook—is available for purchase. Contact the church office to get your copy today. Suggested donation of $15.00.

Freebies!—Help yourself to some of Trinity’s story. Trinity recently sent it’s archives to Augustana College’s Library of Special Collections. The items were scanned into the collection, where they can be viewed by library patrons, and returned to us. These items are available in Founders Hall. Take what you like. The remainders will be disposed of.

500th Anniversary of the Reformation—Do you have October 13-14 on your calendar?  Those are the dates when the four ELCA Lutheran congregations and three Roman Catholic Parishes of Moline will celebrate the Reformation. Our celebration includes Habitat Services Projects on Saturday morning and education, worship and dinner late Saturday afternoon. It will be a festive twenty-four hours. Look for more details as the date approaches.