September 17, 2017


A Night of Laughter:

Chonda Pierce is coming to the Coronado Theatre in Rockford on November 12. Ladies (men too if you like) sign up to attend for a night of a lot of laughs. If you have watched any of her video's you won't want to miss this live event. And if you have never heard her you are in for some funny moments that you may say I can relate to that. Tickets are $25 but we will share the cost of the fees so it may be $30 depending on how many sign up. Look for the sheet in the hallway. Please sign up by September 26 so we can order tickets. Question? Call Nancy at 815-566-9437 (text ok)



Calling all singers!  We need more voices in our Sanctuary Choir, particularly sopranos, altos, tenors and basses!  If you’ve been thinking about joining the choir, consider this your special invitation.  If you’re unsure about which part you would sing, just come to a rehearsal and we’ll help guide you into that choice. (There are no auditions.)  It truly is a wonderful Christian fellowship, and an important ministry to our church. We hear your strong voices when we’re singing hymns, and keep thinking, they would be good for our choir! We practice every Wednesday evening at 5:30 (the Community Choir), followed by our Sanctuary Choir at 6:30. Try joining us, you’ll be glad you did!

Kathy Fane and the Sanctuary Choir


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to the Schlieben’s for hosting Fellowship hour. Your gracious service to this congregation is truly appreciated!  If you or your family would like to provide Fellowship hour treats—please sign up in the Fellowship hall.


Widow’s Knot

We will be meeting September 19th @ 6:30 pm in Senior High Youth room- All are welcome.

Pastor Heilman will join us for conversation and maybe some answers to our questions at Widow's Knot Group on Wednesday, October 11th starting at 6:30 pm in the youth room.  If you know someone who might like to join us please share my contact information or let me know and I will reach out to them.  Thanks, Vicki  (  815-762-1338)


CSM Walk-a-Thon

CSM annual Walk is coming up on Sunday, September 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Walcamp.  How about joining us for fellowship and games?  Don’t want to walk – okay.  Bingo with prizes and food also.  See Eileen Fode for details.  This is our last fundraiser for the year.


Family Fun Run

Trinity Preschool Family Fun Run is on Saturday, October 7th at 9:00 am at Walcamp in Kingston. There are registration forms on a table in the hallway. You can go to to register also. See you at the race.


Ladies Aid

All women are invited to the Ladies Aid meeting this Thursday at 1:30.  Rita will come to report on the LWML comvention, and we will continue planning for Fall Fest at Walcamp, LWML Sunday, LWML Fall gathering, and the fall luncheon.  Pat and Carol will serve desert.





Secret Pal

Secret Pals: School is getting ready to start and so is Confirmation. Once again we will be having the Secret Pal program for our students. Each year an adult is assigned to a youth to pray for them, perhaps remember them with a small gift for their birthday and Christmas, and just dropping them a note once in a while to let them know you are thinking and praying for them. If you are interested in being a Pal, let Nancy Bagsby know at 815-566-9437 (text is ok) or call the church office and let Amanda know.


Altar Guild President

Welcome Marian Nesler as the new Altar Guild President! We are happy to have you Marian! And thank you to Tiffene Anderson for all of her hard work and service for the Altar Guild!


Altar Flowers

The flowers on the Altar are in memory of Norman Runge’s birthday, placed by Eleanor Runge.


Food Pantry

Wow!  There were a tremendous amount of food donations given to the food pantry during August.  Thank you for your generous donations and continued support of the local food pantry.  For the month of September, we will again be gathering food donations.  If you can help, then please take a paper slip from the basket, located in the narthex, with a listed food item and return that item(s) to the grocery cart by September 16 or 17. 


BOA Nominating Committee

A nominating committee will be formed soon to develop a list of nominees to fill board positions that will be vacant starting in January.  Open positions include Treasurer, Evangelism, and Education.  Dave Oleson and Rick Happ are willing to serve second terms in their current positions of Chair and Stewardship respectively.  Dan Lichthardt will be chairing the nominating committee.  If you would be interested in serving on this committee or would be willing to be nominated for one of the open positions, please contact Dan.  We need your help.


Donations Needed

Donations of bananas, oranges and water are needed for the preschool 5K race. Sign up on the form on the table in the hallway. Items need to be here by Thursday, October 5. We are also in need of volunteers to help with the race. A sign up sheet is on the table in the hallway. Thank you for your support.


Flower Bulb Sale

The preschool is selling Dutch Mill fall flower bulbs until October 1. Look for the order form on a table in the hallway and fill out the order form for the flowers you want. You can also go online to order at Payment is due upon delivery which will be end of October. Any questions ask Cam Durham 815-508-0173 or email Thank you for your support.


Thank You

Thank you to all who gave for the Rally Day door offering in support of the South Dakota's farmers needs. Trinity will be sending a check to Trinity Hinckley for $286.01.


Books for Sale

In The Impact Deacon Ridulph shows how God intervenes so that our lives can be defined by God’s grace rather than the world’s tragedies. It is now available in the hallway for $15. All proceeds will go to the Maria Ridulph Memorial Fund. This is a Charitable Endowment Fund which is giving children opportunities to come to a greater knowledge of Jesus.




Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,885

General Funds Given: $2,318

Online Giving's:       $3,085

Total:                       $5,403



Missions                           $35

Comfort Dog                  $100

Ladies Aid                       $20

South Dakota Farmers     $286.01

Confirmation Fees        $295