March 18, 2018


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to Youngs, McIntyre, Fowler families 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.



What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. If you’re interested in learning more about the class, please contact Debi Pope 847-867-1247.  You may also go to Trinity's website to access the link to the class (  We hope to see you this Spring!!



The Genoa Community Choir will be presenting its Easter cantata at all three services on April 14 and 15. Titled "Come to the Cross and Remember," it is a dramatic re-telling of Christ's passion, crucifixion, and Resurrection. Please join us as we remember Christ's suffering and glorious Resurrection. A free will offering will be taken to help cover the cost of the cantata.


Community Men’s Group

Join us on Tuesday April 17th when we will be meeting for the first time and starting a new men’s Bible study based on 26 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. Several of the episodes of The Andy Griffith Show are particularly suited for a Bible Study because they give examples of personal values such as character, personal responsibility, honesty, and integrity. At each meeting we will be watching an episode and then discussing these values, how they are portrayed in the show, and how they relate to our life. For more information about this Bible study go to This is open to all men in the community so please join us, and feel free to bring a friend. We will be meeting in the fellowship hall on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm. If you have any questions you can contact John Seisser at (815)766-1080 or Rick Happ at (815)739-6689


Ladies Aid

Ladies Aid will not meet on the third Thursday in March.  The monthly meeting will be on Thursday, March 22nd at 1:30.  Helen and Gert will serve dessert. 


Egg Hunt

 We will once again be having our Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:30 service is over. There will be bags to collect your eggs but feel free to bring a basket. Meet in the Fellowship Hall after church is over and instructions will be given before the hunt begins. All ages are welcome to participate!


Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart

Come join Woven on March 24 for a day of sweet fellowship with God and other women. The cost is $15.00 per person which includes breakfast, lunch and your retreat booklet.  Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart will run from 8:00a.m.-3:00p.m. in the music room.  Please sign-up on the Woven bulletin board or call the church office to register by March 16th.  See Nancy Bagsby or Julie Bartels for more information.




We have  a sign-up sheet for donations for the Easter Breakfast, and the Spaghetti Supper in the hallway.


Trinity’s Treasures Sale

All tables for the sale have been sold. Now we need volunteers to help during the sale. Also, if you have some items to donate to the Trinity table, call Debbie Horbus at 815-784-5858.


Item Drive

"The mission of Safe Passage is to reduce or prevent domestic violence or sexual assault in DeKalb County.  Ladies Aid is collecting hygiene products (full-sized only) for women receiving crisis intervention, medical advocacy, and short term housing at the center in DeKalb.  A box for  items will be in the hall during the month of March.


Feed My Starving Children

96 more meals have been donated to Feed My Starving Children!  Thank you!! We now have 732 meals donated!  Did you know a quarter is a meal for a starving child?  Every donation helps!   On  April 14th,  come to the Spaghetti Supper here at Trinity!- When you enjoy the evening meal with friends and family- each meal purchased- there will be a donation of a meal to Feed My Starving Children!



We are now accepting scholarship applications for 2018. Completed forms are due by Monday April 2nd. Get yours in the office.



There will be NO choir rehearsals Wednesday, March 28.


Preschool Fundraiser

The preschool is selling Dutch Mill spring flower bulbs until March 21. The flower flyer is on a table in the hallway. Fill out the order form with your name, phone number, and mark which flowers you are ordering. Payment is due upon delivery. Delivery will be at the end of April. Questions, contact Cam Durham 815-508-0173 or email Thank you for your support.


Easter Lilies

The Altar Guild will once again be taking orders for Easter lilies. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. Lilies will be available to take home following the 10:30 service on Easter Sunday.


Egg Hunt Donations

We have plenty of plastic eggs but we are looking for donations to fill those eggs. Please keep in mind that items need to be small (mini size) enough to fit into a standard size egg, and individually wrapped. Candy, stickers, small items are all great. Please bring your donations to church by March 25th. Look for the donation box in the hallway under the calendar board by the office door. Also we will be looking for help filling eggs. Stay tuned for the day and time. 

Thank you in advance for all of your help.


Don Timmerman Gift to Trinity

Members of Trinity Lutheran Church would like to express our extreme gratitude to the family of Don Timmerman for Don's recent life insurance gift to Trinity of $75,000.  Don was a very generous and faithful member of Trinity for many years.  This gift is greatly appreciated and will certainly be put to good use as needs arise in the future.  Don purchased the life insurance policy through Thrivent Financial.  The funds are being placed in an interest earning account with Thrivent, money which can be drawn upon at any time.  Thanks again to Don and the Timmerman family.


LCMS Stewardship Ministry

Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus gives everything He has: He gives Himself. That self-giving is the model for our giving in all aspects of our lives. In our family, in our church, and in the world at large, Jesus calls us to follow His example in self-giving. We can only do this if we are connected to His self-giving in faith.


Open Board Positions

The Board is still seeking a person to fill our Evangelism position on the Board for 2018.  Evangelism is a two year position.  Job description is listed below.  We need your help!  Please consider helping out by serving in this very worthwhile position.  Please contact Pastor Heilman, Dan Lichthardt, Dave Oleson, or Bill Sherman if you are interested or have questions.  Thank you.

Board of Evangelism Job Description

General Duties:

Assist the Pastor, Elders, and other volunteers in educating and encouraging Trinity to spread the word of Christ.  Activities may include:

- Helping Trinity reach out and connect with the community by recruiting and supporting Trinity members or teams of members to participate in community activities outside our church.  Examples might be Feed my Starving Children, Christmas Downtown, Genoa Days, Genoa Winery Events, Meals on Wheels, etc. 

- Creating a Trinity Team that will reach out by phone or in person with visitors and prospective members, helping to make them feel welcome and answering any questions they may have about Trinity.  Suggest a follow-up contact by an Elder or Pastor when deemed appropriate.

- If aware of persons who have stopped attending Trinity, suggest a follow-up contact by an Elder or Pastor. 

Board meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month.



Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,373

General funds given:  $2,305

Online Giving's:   $3,085

Total:    $5,390



Missions                          $30

Lent                                 $315

Comfort Dog                  $10

Building Fund                 $5

Goltermann memorial   $2535

EASTER                              $20

church roof                   $50