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INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE—Congregation Achduth Vesholom is hosting the Fort Wayne Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 pm. Offerings will support SCAN Inc.
THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP SERVICE: A service of praise and thanksgiving will be held at 12:05p on Wedneday, November 26, in the Nave. A light lunch will follow in Wagenhals Hall with fresh-baked pumpkin pie provided by the Youth Groups of Trinity English.
THANKSGIVING OFFICE HOURS: In observance of Thanksgiving the Trinity English office will be closed both Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 29. Contact one of the pastors in case of emergency by clicking this link for contact information.
WORSHIP SERVICE NOTE—In addition to next week being the first Sunday of Advent, we will observe St. Andrew’s Day. As part of the celebration, a bagpiper will play at the 9:00 and 11:00a services on Sunday, November 30.
BIBLE STUDY—December 4, 10:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Pastor Erdos will lead the WELCA study regarding the women of Christmas. Lunch will follow at Don Hall’s Gas House.
CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP SERVICE—Sunday, December 7; Prelude 4:00; Worship Service 4:30 p.m. The afternoon will include eight music ensembles of Trinity English. Pastor Erdos will preach, and the service will culminate in the Santa Lucia procession. A wassail reception, sponsored by the Trinity English Women of the ELCA will immediately follow.
ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS—$10,488—That’s how much we together contributed to the Lutheran World Relief Indonesian Water Project! What a great job! Thank you for your generosity. This will be matched by $10,000 from our own Trinity English Foundation. If you would still like to make a contribution to this project, you may do so through the end of November. You may use an envelope or check. Please indicate LWR on either one. Working together we change the world through Jesus. A variety of coffee, chocolate bars, dip, soup mixes, etc. are still available for purchase. Items are on display in the Library. Please contact Melissa Joseph, Trinity English Sexton, or Connie Gerber (436-3213). Connie extends a very gracious thank you to everyone for helping make Alternative Christmas a great success!
ASSISTANCE WITH luminarias: Volunteers are needed on Sunday, December 7, to set up and take down 390 luminarias (small paper lanterns) which will surround the perimeter of Trinity English for Candlelight. Contact Mitch Rorick at MRorick@TrinityEnglish.org or 426-3424 for more information.
MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES—will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 10, and 17 at 12:05 p.m. A light lunch will follow.
ADVENT DEVOTIONS—Pick up a copy of "A Quiet Chamber Kept for Thee" Daily Prayers for Advent by Michelle Van Loon at Trinity English. As you journey through Advent these readings and prayers will help you focus on what matters most and give a simple voice to our longings for peace, wonder, comfort, and contentment.
FINE ARTS TRIP TO NEW YORK—There are still seats available for the New York trip, May 14-18, 2015. The group will stay in Manhattan, attend two musicals, have free time to visit museums of choice, go to Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty, enjoy a fun evening on a harbor dinner cruise, and worship together at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. It’s also a great way to get to know other folks in our congregation. The trip is open to Trinity members and non-members alike. For further information about the trip contact Bob Hobby at the church office RHobby@TrinityEnglish.org.
NOVEMBER SHARING CARE IN-KINDNESS: Caring Ministries at Trinity English invites you to participate in providing the following items for those with special needs in the community:
• Heavy Men's Socks for Wellspring Interfaith Social Services.
• Holiday Hand Towels for Thanksgiving Angel Ministry meal distribution.
• Holiday Meal Donations for Christmas Angel Ministry meal distribution. Click link for holiday meal donation list. Please turn in meal donations for Christmas by Monday, December 15, and a call to Janet Altmeyer at 260-42--3424 or an e-mail to JAltmeyer@TrinityEnglish.org to let her know that you are making a donation is helpful.
Drop off items on the east side of the Seeds of Faith Gathering Area. Questions, contact Janet Altmeyer at (260) 426-3424 or JAltmeyer@TrinityEnglish.org.
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS' INSERT
> Thursday/Sunday, November 20/23, 2014
> Thursday/Sunday, November 13/16, 2014
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