THIS WEEK AT TRINITY

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THIS WEEK AT TRINITY
THIS WEEK AT TRINITY
December 22-28, 2013
Followers of Jesus
(Disciples!) serving
Ashland and beyond
Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Center Street, Ashland, OH 44805, 419-289-2126 www.trinityashland.org
Experience Worship with Us!
This weekend, we will be hearing from Pastor Mitchell at the 8:30 and 10:45 Sanctuary services. He will
preach on They Also Serve, Who Only Stand and Wait. Pastor Jeff will be preaching at the Saturday Night
and 10:45 Praise services. His sermon title for the morning is A Lesson in Legacies. We will observe communion at the 10:45 Praise service.
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25
Choirs:
8:30 - Sonrise Singers
10:45 Sanctuary - Preschool Choir
10:45 Praise - Praise Team
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 the ICHTHYS Sunday School
class, in memory of their deceased members.
We rejoice in the marriage of Jennifer Long and Mitchell Jacobsen and ask God to
bless this new home.
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.
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEW YEAR!
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is coming to Trinity! What would your
life look like if you had NO DEBT and were really IN CONTROL of your money? During this life-changing class, you will learn how to: get control of your money, stop
struggling to make ends meet, tell your money what to do, and change your family’s
future. You’ll meet with your class each week to watch the video lesson and participate
in discussion and accountability groups that will change your whole attitude about
money! Class begins Sunday, February 9, at 3 pm in Rooms A & B, and runs
through April 6. Sign up is required by January 27, to order materials. Materials include a Financial Peace University workbook, budgeting forms, an audio CD library of the sessions, an FPU
envelope system, Dave Ramsey’s book “Financial Peace”, a bonus CD-ROM, and more. For more information, contact Pam Prezioso at [email protected] or 419-289-2126.
Think Piece
Let's think for a moment about giving. Giving should be spontaneous, happy and suited to the moment.
Well....no. Some giving is exactly that way. We come upon a need, we have the ability to help with that
need....so we do, and feel really good!
But for most of us giving should be a thought out process. Where will my money be put to best use? Can I
trust those receiving it? Would God be pleased with where my money is going? How much should I give?
For Judy and me, the day will soon come when we sit down and have "the conversation". We have it each
December. We, long since, decided to give one tenth of our income to the work of the Lord. Each December
we need to ask, "How are we doing?" "Will we make the tithe by December 31? If not, how much should we
be giving and where?"
I hope you will have that conversation also. What percentage have you decided to give? Are you on
track? Are there circumstances in your life this year that make it possible, and delightful, to give more?
So, by all means let's have happy, spontaneous time when we simply say, "Here, I hope this helps!" But as
followers of Jesus we also need to be thoughtful, consistent and determined. Otherwise, we become entrenched in our self-centeredness and are a disappointment to the Lord.
In Christ,
Pastor Mitchell
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
CHRISTMAS EVE:
4 PM PRESCHOOL CELEBRATION, SANCTUARY
For families with preschool children who wish to celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus and then
return home for family activities. A children’s sermon is included as well as a message for the adults, delivered by
Pastor Jeff Messner. The Preschool Choir will sing Christmas selections and the Chime Choir will play. Please bring
a can of food wrapped in white paper for the children to present at the manger during the White Gift Ceremony.
6 PM CHILDREN’S CHOIRS, SANCTUARY
A service of carols with anthems from our Cherub and Junior Choirs and Luther Bells. Pastor Sanford C. Mitchell
will deliver the message and a children’s sermon. This service does not include a candle lighting ceremony to encourage those with smoke-related allergies to worship with us on Christmas Eve.
7:30 PM COMMUNION BY CANDLELIGHT, SANCTUARY
The Sacrament of Communion, a beautiful candle lighting ceremony, special music by the Sonrise Singers and
soloists, and the congregational singing of carols. Pastor Mitchell will deliver the message.
8 P.M. PRAISE COMMUNION IN THE ROUND
IN THE W ORSHIP CENTER AT JACK’S PLACE, OUR FELLOWSHIP HALL
The Sacrament of Communion, a beautiful candle lighting ceremony in a meditative setting, and special music
and congregational carols led by the Praise Team and High Praise, our new Youth Choir. Pastor Messner will deliver the message. We encourage people attending this service to park in the Chestnut and Walnut street lots.
9:15 PM COMMUNION BY CANDLELIGHT, SANCTUARY
The Sacrament of Communion, a beautiful candle lighting ceremony, special music by soloists and ensembles
and the congregational singing of carols. Pastor Mitchell will deliver the message.
11 PM FESTIVAL WORSHIP, SANCTUARY
Broadcast live over WNCO - AM 1340 and the internet.
The late hour lends a special awe and festive nature to this service, which is preceded by a recital of Christmas
carols. The service features anthems by the Choir, Trinity Brass and soloists, carol singing, and a candle lighting
ceremony. Pastor Mitchell will deliver the message.
CHRISTMAS MORNING:
10 AM LESSONS AND CAROLS, SANCTUARY
What better way to begin your Christmas Day than to celebrate the entire Christmas story in words, carols, vocal
solos, and special music by brass and strings.
+ Child Care for age five and under at 4, 6, 7:30, 8 & 9:15 p.m. + Handicapped Accessible + Parking Attendants at evening services + Additional Parking available at The Good Shepherd Home, Ashland County, Historical Society and the Elks
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BEST OF IRELAND TOUR
11 DAYS: June 23 – July 3, 2014
$2919 Roundtrip from New York
(Air/land tour price is $2599 plus $320 government taxes and airline fuel surcharges)
Hosted by Pastor Paul & Kristi Larson
TOUR INCLUDES:
Roundtrip Air from New York, First Class/Select Hotels,
Most Meals, Professional Driver/Guide & Comprehensive Sightseeing
Visit Waterford, Killarney, Galway, Connemara, Sligo and Dublin
For a brochure & more information contact Pastor Paul & Kristi Larson at:
Home Office: (419) 756-3858, Church Office: (419) 522-0662, Email: [email protected]
WOMEN’S RETREAT
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 22-28
Contact our Youth Ministry Staff: 419.289.2126 (ext. 113)
Mary Johnson
December 29.
Mosaic -
There will be NO Mosaic December 18 January 1. We encourage our D-groups to get together for some fun over the holiday break… and of
course, we hope you’ll join us for Synergy:WinterFest
on Saturday, January 4 .
[email protected]
All 7-12th Grade Youth
Holiday Youth Ministry Schedule
Sunday School - Classes will be combined on
567.203.7786
Synergy: WinterFest
(*** Registration Due: Sunday, December 29 ***)
Don’t miss this registration for an amazing winter break activity on Saturday, January 4! We’ve partnered with the
youth groups at First UMC, Park Street, Five Stones, and St. Ed’s to rent
out the Alice Noble Ice Arena in Wooster for a night of ice skating,
broomball, pizza, live music, and worship! Cost of event is $10.00. Invite
friends and make sure that you get registered!!
Youth Choir
(Monday, December 23, 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. Dec. 29.
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Merry Christmas!
Activities & Events...
*See announcements and our website
www.trinityashland.org for more info
SATURDAY: December 21
6:30 p.m. FOLK SERVICE
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
PRAISE COMMUNION
MONDAY: December 23
8:30 a.m. Moms in Prayer
7:30 p.m. Youth Choir*
TUESDAY: December 24
4:00 p.m. PRESCHOOL CELEBRATION*
6:00 p.m. CHILDREN’S CHOIRS*
7:30 p.m. COMMUNION BY CANDLELIGHT*
8:00 p.m. PRAISE COMMUNION IN THE ROUND*
9:15 p.m. COMMUNION BY CANDLELIGHT II*
11:00 p.m. FESTIVAL WORSHIP*
WEDNESDAY: December 25
OFFICE CLOSED
10:00 a.m. LESSONS AND CAROLS*
SATURDAY: December 28
6:30 p.m. FOLK COMMUNION
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will
toward men.
SUNDAY: December 29
8:30 a.m. WORSHIP
9:30 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:45 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION
- Broadcast WNCO AM-1340 and internet
PRAISE WORSHIP
Luke 2:14
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