Welcome to Trinity English Lutheran Church! Rooted in the Good News of Jesus Christ, Trinity English provides many and varied ways for everyone to grow in faith, hope and love. Therefore, see what is going on at Trinity English and make yourself at home by taking part in its life and ministry.

Peace and Joy in Jesus Christ,
Pastor Gary M. Erdos

Special Trinity English Links and Updates

CLICK LINKS below to learn more about upcoming events:

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.  Click this link for emergency pastoral contact information.  God's blessings for safe and relaxing holiday weekend.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 is the last day to purchase Septemberfest Tickets and complete sponsorship information.  See below for links to forms.

SEPTEMBERFEST 2014—Sunday, September 7:
TICKET ORDERS:
     > NOTE:  Tickets must be ordered by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2.

     > Click here for more information and to download pdf copy of ticket order form.
     > Click here to complete on-line ticket order form.
SPONSORSHIPS: 
To help with our goal of a fun and affordable day for everyone, we are seeking individual and company sponsors for this year’s Septemberfest.  To learn more pick up a sponsorship form at the church or download a copy at now at the followin link to Sponsorship Form.

BINGO PRIZES appropriate for either adults (13 and older) or children (12 and under). Drop off your donation(s) at the reception center. Please mark whether prize is for adult or child. Gift certificates always work well and all items must be new . . . ideas include movie tickets; gift certificates from local restaurants and shopping centers (e.g. Glenbrook Mall, Jefferson Pointe); car wash certificates; books to read, stuffed animals, small toys, or activity books for children, etc.
VOLUNTEERS to assist with Septemberfest festivities are needed.  Please contact Tim Gibson to learn more and sign up at 260-423-4850 or cell 260-348-1465 or e-mail: timothy.gibson@wfadvisors.com.
BRASS PLAYERS are needed for the Septemberfest Worship Service, if you can help, please contact Bob Hobby at RHobby@TrinityEnglish.org or 426-3424.

FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS SOON . . .
SEPTEMBERFEST WEEKEND . . .
Thursday, September 4:
     7:00 p.m., Krauss Chapel
Sunday, September 7:
     8:00 a.m., Krauss Chapel
     10:30 a.m., Salomon Farm
     No 9, 10, or 11 a.m. services in the Nave on 09/07

FALL SCHEDULE Beginning . . .
September 11—Thursdays:
     7:00 p.m., Krauss Chapel
September 14—Sundays:
     8:00 a.m., Krauss Chapel
     9:00 a.m., Nave
     11:00 a.m., Nave
     9 and 11 a.m., Sunday School

WELCA FALL kick-off is Thursday, September 4, 2014 , 10:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. We will have coffee, conversation, and work together on a project of making cards to insert into meal boxes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Paper, pencils, pens, Bible verses, and other goodies will be provided. However, if you have holiday scrap booking items you would like to use, please bring them with you.  After all is finished we will adjourn for lunch at Paula’s on Main.  Mary Lou Thomas is in charge.

FRIDAYS IN SEPTEMBER—The first concert is set for September 5, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.M., in Wagenhalls Hall.  Dr. Frederick Jackisch, former Dean of Wittenberg University’s School of Music and retired nationally known church musician, will offer a lighter side of music with his charming arrangements of popular (“oldies”) songs on the piano.  September 12, enjoy Music by Two Women of Note:  Marga Richter and Rebecca Clarke by Marcy Trentacosti, Violin; Colleen Tan, Violin; and Pauline Eversole, Piano.  A light lunch will follow each concert.  Click this link to download a pdf file with all the details for each of the Fridays in September.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS & MENTORS to share God’s Word and God’s love with children.  If you are willing to share your gifts in this way contact Pastor Fugate at (260) 426-3424 or DFugate@TrinityEnglish.org.

STUDY CONNECTION—Individuals interested in mentoring a child during the 2014-15 school year should contact Janet Altmeyer at (260) 426-3424 or JAltmeyer@TrinityEnglish.org.

INTERESTED in joining a vocal or instrumental music ensemble?  We can always use one more person.  Ensembles will begin rehearsing the week of September 7.  Contact Bob Hobby at RHobby@TrinityEnglish.org or Mitch Rorick at MRorick@TrinityEnglish.org to learn more.

THE BOOK CLUB will meet on Thursday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library to discuss Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard (2012), with host:  Diann Cartwright.  True tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of President James A. Garfield, nominated and elected against his will.  Click this link to view the 2014-2015 reading list.

MINISTRY FAIR—Sunday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Seeds of Faith Gathering Area.  Learn about each Trinity English area of ministry and find exciting ways to become a part of changing the world through Jesus.

EVENING PRAYER SERVICE—The next Evening Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, September 14, 4:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer is a reflective way to complement Sunday morning services.  And, if you are not able to be present for morning liturgies, consider attending this “peaceful” service, officiated by Pastor Erdos, Senior Pastor.

THE SENIOR MEN'S BREAKFAST GROUP will meet on September 11, at 9:00 a.m. in Wagenhals Hall and consider  “New Beginnings” with Pastor Gary Erdos.  Come and enjoy fine fellowship, a hot breakfast, and participate in focusing on our future together . . . as you would like it to be.  Bring your best thoughts!  See you at breakfast!

SLOSS WORSHIP SERVICE OF ORDINATION AND INSTALLATIONThe Service of Holy Communion with The Rite of Ordination and Installation of Benajmin Joseph Sloss to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament held on Sunday, August 17, 2014, was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the following links (due to length it is in two parts):  Part I-Ordination and Installation and Part II Ordination and Installation.  Click on this link to download a pdf copy of the worship bulletin.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERFAITH BUILD for Thoo Lay, Aye Wah, and their family . . . Project begins with ground breaking on September 6, 2014, and runs that day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and continues for approximately six weeks.  Additonal build dates for this project are set for:  September 9 to 12, 15 to 19, and 23- to 27.  The site is located at 4308 West Cook Road; Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Approximately 19 volunteer builders are needed (able-bodied persons age 18 and older).  Also seeking volunteers to offer up prayers and make lunches (all ages).  Click this link to sign up to volunteer.  One more opportunity to join with our members and neighbors to change the world through Jesus.  Questions, contact Janet Altmeyer at (260) 426-3424 or JAltmeyer@TrinityEnglish.org.

AUGUST 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:

      Dish Soap for Wellspring Interfaith Social Services.
      Men's Socks for Blue Jacket, Inc.
      School Supplies for for Levan Scott Academy our Study Connection Partner—use the Fort Wayne Community Schools list by clicking the school supplies link for a complete list.

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, August 28/31, 2014
    > Thursday/Sunday, August 21/24, 2014

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ANNUAL REPORTClick link to download report for 2013-2014.

OPPORTUNITIES for Worship, Education, Service AT TRINITY ENGLISH:  If you have questions and would like more information, please call 260-426-3424 or e-mail TrinityEnglish@TrinityEnglish.org.

Adult Education Prospective Member Class
Book Club Senior Men
Caring Ministries

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Exploring, Experiencing and Expressing Our Faith Through the Arts

Contributions and Giving Trinity English Women of the ELCA
Music Youth and Children's Ministries
Worship Times Prayer Request Form Weekly Scripture Readings

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Through Sunday, August 31

THURSDAYS
 7:00 p.m., Krauss Chapel

SUNDAYS

  8:00 a.m., Krauss Chapel
10:00 a.m., Nave

Summer Sunday School
10:00 a.m.
for preschool students



EVENING PRAYER
4:00 p.m., Nave
2nd Sunday of each
month year-round


FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS SOON . . .
SEPTEMBERFEST WEEKEND . . .
Thursday, September 4:
     7:00 p.m., Krauss Chapel
Sunday, September 7:
     8:00 a.m., Krauss Chapel
     10:30 a.m., Salomon Farm
     No 9, 10, or 11 a.m. services in the Nave on 09/07

FALL SCHEDULE Beginning . . .
September 11—Thursdays:
     7:00 p.m., Krauss Chapel
September 14—Sundays:
     8:00 a.m., Krauss Chapel
     9:00 a.m., Nave
     11:00 a.m., Nave
     9 and 11 a.m., Sunday School
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