November 5, 2017


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to David & Nigal Oleson 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.


Congregational Meeting

The December Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.  The agenda will be as follows:

1. Welcome

2. Opening Prayer

3. 2017 Financial review

4. Explanation and Approval of 2018 Proposed Budget

5. Election of Officers for 2018

Closing Prayer


Fellowship Hour

Do you come to 10:30 service?  You can still serve Fellowship Hour.  We need other families or groups to serve Fellowship.  It seems that the same groups and families are serving and some members think that only 8:00 service members do this.  Please see the signup sheet in Fellowship Hall to see what you can do.    Thank you.  


Veterans Day Service Volunteers

Looking for 2 Veterans for each Church service the weekend of November 11th & 12th to open our worship day with presenting the flags and posting on the altar.  If you would like to do this, please contact Vicki Seisser at 815-762-1338 , let Pastor know or the church office.  


Widow’s Knot

Widows Knot, our next meeting will be Tuesday November 7th at 6:30-7:30  senior high room. 





Food Pantry

Glory to God!  Thank you for all your food donations to the Genoa food pantry.   For the month of November, we will be filling up Thanksgiving Baskets. Examples of what to donate in your basket include: mashed potato mix, canned vegetables, stuffing mix, canned fruit, canned pie filing, prepared pie crust, etc. Each basket handed out, will also receive a $25 gift card to Butera for the purchase of a turkey, so monetary donations (made payable to GK Ministerial Association) would also be greatly appreciated! Grab your bag with a shopping list attached from the shopping cart in the Narthex, and bring it back to Trinity by November 19th!



Baked goods for the preschool bake sale on November 12 at the Wonderful World of Christmas at the Genoa Kingston high school from 10:00am- 4:00pm. Please label what the items are and if any nuts or peanut butter are in the items. Baked goods can be dropped off in the preschool room 8A on Friday, November 10 from 9:00-11:00am and on Saturday, November 11 from 10:00am-noon. Thank you for your support.



Who ever left a big box of craft supplies and puzzles to the library, I want to thank you, so much! The items were very much needed! If any one else can donate craft supplies, or books, please feel free to do so. Thank you all and God bless! Tiffene Anderson


Operation Christmas Child:

This is the last week to get your shoe box together. Please drop them off no later than next Sunday. This also includes items that you pulled a tag for. Thank you to everyone that participated in some way. A child and their family will be blessed with the good news of Jesus because of you caring.


Veteran’s Day

In honor of our Veteran's, please drop off or email (  a photo that can be used to the Church office no later than Tuesday November 7th.  If you do not have a photo, but know a veteran , please send us their name and military branch and current status.  Thanks!


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.


Upcoming Celebration and Holiday services

Veteran’s Day - November 11th & 12th

Thanksgiving Eve - November 22nd 7:00 pm w/communion

Christmas Cantata - December 9th & 10th

Kid’s Christmas Program - December 16th no communion

Christmas Eve Services - 9:30 am no communion, 5 & 7:00 pm w/communion

Christmas Day - 9:30 am w/communion

New Year’s Eve - 8 &10:30 am no communion


Food Basket Challenge

7th grade confirmation is challenging other groups in Trinity- to fill a Thanksgiving food basket for the Genoa Food Pantry.  Check out the Poster in the hallway and add your group and how many food baskets you think you can fill.  All are winners here- as more baskets we fill- the more mouths are fed.  There will be a "traveling" trophy for the group that fills the most baskets!





Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,885

General Funds Given: $2,754

Online Giving's:      $1,185

Total:                   $3,939



Missions                           $40

Comfort Dog                  $10

Ladies Aid                       $20

Building Fund                  $15