May 19, 2019


 Summer Worship Schedule

For the months of June, July and August we will be going to a single 9:30 am service on Sundays. We will be alternating each week

between traditional and contemporary styles. There will be no changes to the Saturday evening service.



Upcoming Choir Events

Wednesday May 22       5:30--6:30 pm    Community Choir rehearsal            (for Sunday May 26 service)


June Congregational Meeting

The June Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, June

23rd at 10:45 a.m. following the service.  Hope to see you there.


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to Dennis & Sue 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.




God’s Influence on Family Time, began about 10 years ago when Sunday School was on summer break. It has continued during the 10:30 contemporary service after the children’s message. Using songs, Bible stories, coloring, crafts, activities & play, GIFT enriches children on the scripture from the morning’s message so that families can later share with one another. Adults interested in continuing this program, please contact the church office. The present program is planning to continue through July 28th.


Join the Team!

I am looking for volunteers to create an evangelism team. By offering to be on my evangelism team you would be added to a texting group through Remind. In this group I will share information about upcoming evangelism events and areas which I could use help with. Events are typically fun community things such as farmers markets, movie night and craft classes. By joining my team you are simply saying that you MIGHT be interested in volunteering at some time. We have amazing things happening here at Trinity and this is a great way to share some of the workload. If you’re interested in being added, please talk to the church office or contact Liz Anderson at (815) 761-5260


Thank You

Thank you to all who dined at Farranda's for the Friday Night Lenten fish fry Comfort Dog Fundraiser.  We have received a check for $100.15. Farranda's distributed over $2000 to local charities and served over 200 guests each week!  



Trinity is proud to announce scholarships are being awarded to graduating high school seniors Tyler Grimm and Nathan Nesler.  We wish them both the best of luck with their journey ahead.  


Memorial Day Presentation

We are looking for pictures of veterans who have passed to honor them on Memorial Day.  Please drop off a picture, by May 21st, at the church office (they will be returned) along with the name and military rank.  You can email a picture also to


Trinity Operating Account Update

We are making progress in our operating account fundraiser!  Thank you to everyone for your ongoing help toward building our unrestricted operating account balance back up.  Below is a listing of the account balance progress we have made thus far:


March 16th - $2,959.18

April 30th - $8,172.33

May 12th - $18,726.70

GOAL - $23,000


VBS Volunteers Needed

Planning for 2019 VBS Miraculous Mission - Jesus saves the world is    underway.  We are still in need of volunteers to help lead and assist with our classes.   Can’t help all week;  No problem,  even just helping for a day is greatly appreciated.  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 Cam Durham at  Our next planning meeting is Tuesday May 21st at 6:30. 


 Many Thanks

A big thank you to Deb and Alex Humeniak for their donation of the new curtains that now hang in the music room and Fellowship Hall. Thank you also to Gerald and Joan Stoffregen for their hard work in clearing up the courtyard, and the new mulch.


Active Shooter Plan

As an update, the Board of Administration has been working for several months on developing an Active Shooter Plan for Trinity to follow, should a violent intruder enter our building.  The plan we have chosen is called ALICE which is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.  The ALICE plan is being instituted at many schools and churches and is also supported by Church Mutual, our Trinity insurance company.  We are currently studying security improvements which may need to be made to our building and their cost.  Once the plan is closer to completion, we will provide copies to Trinity members so that you can review them.  The Dekalb County Sheriff's Office and Genoa Police Department will also be involved in helping us to finalize and implement the plan.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dave Oleson, Bill Sherman, or Rick Happ.  Thank you.



Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,528

General funds given: $2,678

Online Giving's: $3,760

Total:  $6,438


Building Fund                   $10

Comfort Dog                   $70

Missions                            $40

Ladies Aid                        $20

Misc.                                        $100