July 16, 2017



How about pork?  Buy a $12 ticket for a great pork dinner for Christian Senior Ministries fundraiser for July 20, pick up your meal or dine in at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sycamore, from 4 to 7 p.m. and you are all set.  Great way to help this ministry, have some excellent grilled pork, and stay out of the kitchen that night.  Tickets are in the church office or from Eileen Fode, 815-895-9625.


VBS is July 17-21 from 9:00-12:00

Offerings will go towards the Gracie Center and Comfort Dogs. Parents will be invited to come to the closing each day. A puppet show will be included in the opening each day. There is a donation board on a table in the hallway with sticky notes of items needed for snacks and crafts. We still need teacher for kindergarten/ 1st grade, craft leader, game leader and opening/closing leader. Also need helpers for all classes, crafts, games, and snacks. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30.


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to Dennis, Sue and Helen German 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.


Pray and Celebrate We Care’s 25 years on the 25th

Praying together is powerful! YOU are invited to a casual evening of prayer at We Care on Tuesday, July 25 from 7-8 pm.

Everyone is unique so it’s up to you—-you can move room to room with others or by yourself. You are welcome to pray out loud or silently. You will receive a prayer guide and map of the clinic. And we’ll enjoy a variety of delicious light refreshments with you too!  Please join us at We Care, 403 N. 5th Street, DeKalb.  Questions? Call 815-748-4242 or text815-780-9097. Email katie@wecarepregnancyclinic.org


Widow's Knot Group

Next meeting- Tuesday, July 18th  from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Senior High Youth room.  If you are looking for a place to talk with other's who are on a similar journey - please join us.  For more information give Vicki a call at 815-762-1338 or email vseisser@yahoo.com


Srs & Sorta Srs

Be prepared to tell us a funny story that happened to you or someone in your family that no one in our group already knows. If you can't think of any funny stories, we will play bingo with prizes & you are welcome to come anyway.  We will meet onTuesday July 25th a 1PM.  Call Lois with any questions 815-784-6263.



LWML members will meet Thursday at I:30 to complete assembly of Mission Packs for Girls in Ghana.   Please bring MITES.






BOE Thank You

The Board of Elders would like to thank Red Anderson for his time served on this Board. Next time you see him give him a big thanks for his service to Trinity. Thanks Red!


Door Offering

There is a door offering this weekend for the Gracie Center and the Comfort Dogs to be included with the VBS offerings that will be collected this week. The Gracie Center supports adults with Intellectual Disabilities in DeKalb County and surrounding areas to achieve a greater sense of independence and quality of life. Their Pop-up Shop concession trailer will be at VBS on Friday providing popcorn and snow cones for snack. Thank you for your support.


LCMS Stewardship Message

Romans 8:12 “So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.” We owe the flesh, the world, and the devil nothing at all. We are not debtors to these enemies: we are freed by the blood of Christ. We are joyful servants in Christ’s kingdom – servants that He calls friends. We share our Lord’s plans and purposes – and this gives direction and purpose to our lives.


New Members

We are still looking to add new members to the Altar Guild. If you’re interested, or would like more information, see Tiffene Anderson or another member of the guild.


Food Pantry Stewardship

Thank you all for the continued support of the Genoa Food Pantry.  There is a perpetual need at our local food pantry.  Just last month in June, we saw more recipients than expected and food supplies dwindle on the shelves.  We’d like to start a new food pantry ‘program’ to bolster our efforts.  In the narthex, you’ll find a basket with folded slips of paper with a needed food item listed.  If you would like to help, then please grab a slip and return the listed food item to the grocery cart at our church.  The donated items will then be taken to the Food Pantry located at Faith United Methodist Church located at 325 S. Stott St.  Food assistance is provided at FUMC every third Monday of the month from9 am to 11 am.


Organ Update

We want to thank the congregation for their generous donations to the Organ Fund, over the past few years.  The new celeste stop is now installed, and it sounds great!  Kathy used it on Sunday, June 25, for the first time, at the 8:00 am service. We are pleased with the work that Fabry Organ Company has done on our church organ.








Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,885

General Funds Given: $2,825

Online Giving's:         $1,090

Total:                         $3,915



Missions                           $5

Building Fund                  $40

Comfort Dog                  $10

Ladies Aid                       $20