this week at trinity - Trinity Lutheran Church Ashland Ohio
THIS WEEK AT TRINITY
December 15-21, 2013
Followers of Jesus
Ashland and beyond
Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Center Street, Ashland, OH 44805, 419-289-2126 www.trinityashland.org
Experience Worship with Us!
This is the weekend for our 29th annual Christmas Musical, A Christmas Suite, by David
Clydesdale, presented by the Trinity Choir and Orchestra, as part of the worship services
on Saturday, 6:30 pm, and Sunday, 8:30 & 10:45 am, in the Worship Center at Jack’s
Place. Pastor Mitchell will preach at all three services, and his sermon title is “Kresge’s No
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
Join us as together we praise God and hear His Word for our living.
OUR 10:45 RADIO BROADCAST on
WNCO-AM 1340 is sponsored by
Bonnie James, in memory of Jack
James and other family members; and
by Don & Sue Bowman, in memory
of loved ones.
Rejoice with us in the baptisms of Starrlynn, Jaiden
Carson, and Jaida Rose Duffey, children of Ed &
Cindy (Witmer) Duffey.
Happy Birthday to Eleanor Erickson, who will be 91 on Tuesday, December 17.
Food Bank collection is next weekend. ‘Tis the Season and we are in full swing with the holidays! It’s hard
to believe we are almost half way through December! Just an FYI, we served approx. 335 families for
Thanksgiving meals this year, up from just over 200 last year. Items needed: Fresh Potatoes, Cans of Fruit,
Peanut Butter and Jelly, Saltine Crackers, Box of Cereal, Egg Noodles, Pancake Mix and Syrup, Sugar,
Vegetable Oil, Toilet Paper, Dish soap, Body wash and/or bars of soap, Deodorant, Feminine Products, Paper towels and Kleenex. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! Rosemarie Donley~Director
Expressions of Faith will meet Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Trinity Room to craft hand-made
cards. In December we give support from the sale of our cards to the Good Samaritan Fund. If you have any
questions about the group or purchasing our cards, please contact Wendy Shreffler in the church office or by
e-mail: [email protected]
Children’s Sunday School
December 22, 9:30 am
All children will meet in their regular Sunday school rooms
December 29, 9:30 am
Children ages 2-grade 6 will meet in Jack’s Place for singing with the Praise Team and a short movie on
the big screens.
Please join us on Christmas Eve, for one of our six services. Three include communion, 4 with candlelighting, and all with Christmas Carols. Parking lot attendants will be available at all services. Schedule: 4:00 pm
Preschool Celebration, Sanctuary; 6:00 pm Children’s Choirs, Sanctuary; 7:30 pm Communion by Candlelight, Sanctuary; 8:00 pm Praise Communion in the Round, Jack’s Place; 9:15 pm Communion by Candlelight, Sanctuary; and 11:00 pm Festival Worship, Sanctuary (broadcast live over WNCO-AM 1340, and the
internet). We also have a service of Lessons and Carols on Christmas morning at 10:00, in the Sanctuary.
RightNow Media Update
At our November Church Council meeting, it was decided to proceed with a year’s subscription to the new
cutting-edge technological ministry tool we’ve been taking out for a test drive, called RightNow Media. Many
of you have accepted the invitation you received by e-mail to try out this ministry tool and have been using it
to enrich your personal or family’s spiritual growth. In addition, some of our Sunday School classes &
Wednesday night classes have used these materials as well. However, along the way, it was recognized that
our building needs an upgrade in order to be able to effectively utilize this tool. As a result, I have gathered a
group of ten “tech-savvy” Trinity members and Council has approved their making the rest of our building
“WIRELESS.” Hence, in the weeks ahead, this process will begin as these individuals give a special gift to
GOD (and US) by installing this equipment throughout the building as a labor of love. The end result will be
(hopefully) that all of our classes and groups here at Trinity will be able to use the RightNow Media materials
in their classrooms. In addition, going “WIRELESS” will also have many more potential applications for us as
a congregation in the years ahead. There will be several hour-long LIVE on-line seminars here at Trinity
with the RightNow Media Support Staff, where you as a user can learn how to use this new tool to its fullest capabilities. Sessions are scheduled for December 18 at 9 am, 12 pm or 5 pm, and December 19 at 10
am or 6:15 pm. A session should last about an hour. Our current plan is to hold the sessions in the Main
Lounge of the Church Home. Please let the church office know which session you plan to attend.
Women’s Christmas Brunch was a Great Success!
The new format for the Christmas Brunch made spectacular decorating in Jack’s place as over 20 individuals
and groups put their creativity to work to provide a centerpiece for this year’s brunch. Thanks to the following
for all their hard work: Gracie Vermillion, Wendy Shreffler, Women’s Book Study/Sally Ashbaugh, S.A.L.T.
Sunday School Ladies, Diana Scott, Hannah Shreffler, Christian Women’s Sunday School Class, Melissa
Merkel and Penny Goon, Becky and Robin Swartz, Carol Obrecht, Kathy and Emily Shelly, Megan
Mitchell, First Place 4 Health Group, Barb Swartz and Wendy Packard, Mary Lou Mackenzie, Alice Cook
and Kathy Kollar, Janie Zegler and Jill Guerney, Cheryl Hildebrand, Flower Gardeners of Ashland, Expressions of Faith, and Betty Burkholder. These ladies showed exceptional talent and made the room look fabulous and meaningful as each table included a special Bible verse that was the focus of the table. Photos of
the table decorations are available to view on our website. Thanks also to the guys who set up and
cleaned up, the Trinity Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Pastor Bob, who provided a wonderful program,
and the Women’s Ministries Planning Board members, who made it all come together smoothly and well. Our
next brunch is Saturday, December 6, 2014. You really won’t want to miss this event!!
Over 200 women enjoyed a lovely morning
Chorus provided a
program of Christmas music, including a sing-along.
As Trinity’s 175th Anniversary year soon will be upon us (1839-2014)…The
TRADERS, a Young Adult Group here at Trinity is heading up a fundraiser for
the Kylie Kandel Project. Samples of the ornament they have designed, to
commemorate this occasion, are available after worship, or you may stop by the
Church Office during the week and order yours. Cost: 1 for $8…2 for $15…3
for $20…4 for $25.
Oak Flat-Screen TV Console/Base Cabinet This item, for
sale, was lovingly crafted by the Trinity Woodworkers. It is
solid oak construction with a medium-sheen lacquer finish.
The retail price is estimated to be between $800- $1,200. A
portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to Associated
Charities, to support them during the Christmas season.
The cabinet can be seen in Jack’s Place hallway. The last
day to bid is Sunday, December 15.
Ladies, mark your calendars for Saturday,
March 1, 2014. This event will be held at
the AU Convocation Center. We are so
excited to welcome our featured speaker,
Lisa Harper, from Women of Faith! You
may pick up a brochure at our display table, or go to our website and print it from
there. If you would like to sit with other
ladies, please make sure the registrations
are submitted together.
Trinity Youth Ministry
Week of: December 15-21
Holiday Youth Ministry Schedule
Sunday School - Classes will be combined on
Contact our Youth Ministry Staff: 419.289.2126 (ext. 113)
All 7-12th Grade Youth
(*** Registration Due: Sunday, December 29 ***)
Don’t miss this registration deadline for an amazing winter
There will be NO Mosaic December 18 break activity on Sat. Jan. 4. We’ve partnered with the youth
January 1. We encourage our D-groups to get toministries at First UMC, Christ UMC, Park St., Five Stones,
gether for some fun over the holiday break… and of
and St. Ed’s to rent out the Alice Noble Ice Arena in Wooster
course, we hope you’ll join us for Synergy:WinterFest
for a night of ice skating, broomball, pizza, live music and
on Saturday, January 4 .
worship! Invite your friends and make sure that you get registered!!!
(This Wed. 7:30-8:15; All Youth)
7th-12th grade Youth Choir members meet Kim Wolbert in the Choir Room to rehearse for your performance, Sun.
Activities & Events...
*See announcements and our website
www.trinityashland.org for more info
SATURDAY: December 14
10:00 a.m. String Sectional
1:00 p.m. Percussion Sectional
2:00 p.m. Musical Orchestra
4:00 p.m. Musical Chorus
5:00 p.m. Choir Dinner
6:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS MUSICAL*
SUNDAY: December 22
8:00 a.m. Sonrise Singers
8:30 a.m. WORSHIP
9:30 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:45 a.m. Choir
10:45 a.m. WORSHIP
- Broadcast WNCO AM-1340 and internet
SUNDAY: December 15
8:30 a.m. CHRISTMAS MUSICAL*
9:30 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:45 a.m. CHRISTMAS MUSICAL*
- Broadcast WNCO AM-1340 and internet
MONDAY: December 16
8:30 a.m. Moms in Prayer
9:00 a.m. Piece Makers Quilt Group
You do know what would have happened if it
had been three wise WOMEN instead of men,
don't you? They would have asked for directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby,
cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and
brought disposable diapers as gifts!
TUESDAY: December 17
6:30 p.m. Trinity Brass
7:00 p.m. Expressions of Faith*
WEDNESDAY: December 18
2:00 p.m. Bible Conversations
4:00 p.m. Trinity Chime Choir
4:45 p.m. Luther Bell Choir
5:00 p.m. Saturday Night Musicians
5:30 p.m. Supper
Menu: Chicken Noodle or Beef Barley Soup,
Turkey Sandwiches, salad, dessert, and
6:15 p.m. Woodworker’s Group
Diet and Discipleship Group
- Preschool, Cherub, Junior Choirs
7:15 p.m. Choir
7:30 p.m. Youth Choir*
THURSDAY: December 19
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
1:30 p.m. TLC Belles
7:00 p.m. Photo Club
7:00 p.m. Praise Team
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SATURDAY: December 21
6:30 p.m. FOLK SERVICE
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