May 20, 2018


Summer Book Read:

Ladies, interested in reading a book this summer and getting together to talk about it? Join us as we read, Same Kind Of Different As Me. This is a true story of a woman that makes a difference in the life of homeless people and brings about a change in her husbands life too. The movie came out a couple of years ago. We will finish up our read and watch the movie. We will probably meet a total of 3 times including the watching of the movie. This will be decided by the group reading. Sign up sheet is on the Woven bulletin board.  Deadline to sign up is May 20th. 

Talk to  Nancy Bagsby with questions or call her at  815-566-9437.


Spousal Loss Lunch Bunch: 

Northwestern Medicine Hospice DeKalb offers two monthly lunch groups for those who have experienced the death of a spouse.  It is a way to meet others traveling a similar path in an informal social setting.  The group meets at various RESTAURANTS in the DeKalb and Sycamore area.  Participants pay for their own meals.  For more information, call 815-756-3000.


Seniors & Sorta Seniors:

Join us at Trinity on Wednesday May 23rd, 12:00 PM.  Bring a lunch and we will watch a Christian movie.  Any questions call Lois @ 815 784 6263


Worship Committee Meeting:

Next meeting is June 5th at 7 pm in the library. We’ll be discussing Rally Day/Picnic, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas program, Cantata, Christmas Eve and Day services along with New Year’s Eve!


Summer Trip to Lake Geneva:

It is that time again to make our start of summer trip to Lake Geneva. This year we are going to do the Ice Cream Social boat ride and everyone is invited.  The date is Tuesday, June 26th and will cost around $30. If we get enough people we can get a group rate. That price does not include tax and such. The trip will last 1 1/4 hours and leaves the dock at 2:30. Come along for a nice day in Lake Geneva, WI. We will car pool again from the church parking lot for those that would like to. Sign up in the hall or talk to Julie Bartels or Nancy Bagsby. 


New Summer Service Schedule

During the months of June and July we will be going to one 9:30 am Sunday service, which will alternate weekly between traditional and contemporary styles. There will also be a coffee and fellowship time starting about 45 minutes before the service. This will provide an opportunity to get to know those people you don’t usually get to see from the “other” Sunday service. There will be no change to the Saturday night service.

Service Member Care Packages 

Attention families of active service members, the Sycamore VFW Auxiliary would like to send ‘care’ packages to those active in the service.  These packages would include hygiene items,  books, etc.  If they have a family;  items can be included for the family as well, but to do this,  we need updated addresses and items of special needs. Please contact Trudy Schlieben at (815) 899-9401 or


Feed My Starving Children

May’s goal is to provide 1,477 meals through Feed My  Starving Children and we are almost half way there!  677 meals have been taken from the FMSC envelope challenge!  There are 9 envelopes left!  If you would like to donate- grab an envelope- open to see what your meal donation challenge is- the $25.00 envelope has been taken already!   The challenge continues through the end of May.  Please return your envelope by the first week of June.  If you would like credit on your giving statement, please include your name and envelope number when you drop your donation in the offering. If you have already donated and would like it to reflect on your giving statement, give Brandy a call in the office.  Thanks to all who have participated.  We are helping reduce hunger   globally with this cause and locally with our food pantry ministry.



Do you or anyone you know shop on Amazon Prime?  If yes, then you should know that Trinity is now registered with Amazon Smile to receive a 0.5% donation from most of your Amazon purchases.  Keep your  regular Amazon Prime account and you will still get your free 2-day shipping.  Just go to: to find the quick link to Amazon Smile, with Trinity Lutheran Church (Genoa) pre-selected as your charity supported.  Questions? Please Contact the church office we'll be glad to walk you through the process.


VBS Volunteers Needed

Planning for 2018 VBS Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus is underway.  We are still in need of volunteers to help lead and assist with our classes.  This can be counted as a service project for our young adults.  If interested please fill out an application located in the hallway or contact Nycol Durham at


Genoa Day’s Parade (candy donations)

We will be in the Genoa Days parade on June 9 to promote VBS. We are asking for donations of candy to throw out to the crowd. Candy donations can be put in the church office by Thursday, June 7. No chocolate candy, please. Thank you.



Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,373

General funds given:  $1,865

Online Giving's:   $3,025

Total:    $4,890


Missions                                                 $87

Ladies aid                                               $20

Comfort dog                                         $110 

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN                  $58

Building fund                                        $145

pRESCHOOL                                              $50

BENEVOLENCE                                          $12