November 4, 2019


Fireside Christmas Dinner - A Christmas Story The Musical

Join us Sunday December 8, for our annual trip to Fireside, Bus will be leaving                     Trinity at 1:00 PM.  Cost is $60 per child and $75 per adult.  Sign up sheet is in the hallway,  Registration and payments are due by 11/06/19.  Questions please                  contact Nancy Bagsby or Janet Grimm  


Woven Morning of Prayer

Join Woven on Saturday, November 16th for a morning of prayer.  Woven will have interactive prayer stations set up that you can visit at your own pace.  You will be able to spend time at each station reflecting and praying while you let God work in your heart.  Feel free to come at any time between 8:30-11:00 and stay as long as you are able. Sign-up on the Woven bulletin board or talk to Julie Bartels or Nancy Bagsby to let us know you are coming.


Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 

Jeremiah 29:12


Christmas Decorating
Join us on Saturday, November 30th starting at 9AM to decorate the Church
for Christmas! Confirmation kids, get your service hours in here!



Do you like to read?  The Choir is looking for additional narrators to read parts in the upcoming Christmas Cantata.  If interested please see Kathy Fayne.


Save the Date

Our Youth Christmas Program is Saturday December 14th  5:30 pm followed by the annual Congregational Dinner!


Operation Christmas Child

It is once again time to start thinking about packing a shoe box. Please           remember that there can be NO FOOD ITEMS, GUM, TOOTHPASTE OR WAR          RELATED ITEMS. ALSO ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW. Please start with a WOW item and FILL the box. It is better to do that than make multiple half filled boxes. Look for more information in the hall. Collection will be mid November. If you have question, contact Nancy Bagsby at 815-566-9437 or talk to Amanda in the office. We both have been doing this many years and if we don't have an answer we will find it for you.


Call Committee Update

The Northern Illinois District Office recently supplied our Call Committee with a list of 9 pastors for our church to consider.  The Committee has since begun the process of reviewing their credentials.  Once this work is done, a special congregation meeting will be called to share information about the               candidates with congregation members.  The names of the 9 pastors listed in alphabetical order are as follows:  Kevin Ader, Steven Anderson, James Barbey, Seth Clemmer, William Gauger, Gerhard Grabenhofer, Rod Krueger, David Totsky, Vernon Wendt


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to Bill and Carol Sherman 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.


 FMSC - Mystery Envelopes

Thank you to all who grabbed an envelope and donated meals for Feed My Starving children!  We had 14 envelopes "adopted" which resulted in 759 meals provided for those who are hungry.  To date we have raised $307.00 which is 1399 meals. Thank you also for those who came out for Trunk and Treat and had a bite to eat.  Trunk or Treat is donating those funds to Feed My Starving Children- check next week's bulletin for how many more meals we have raised!


Trinity’s Holly Jolly Treasures Sale!

Trinity’s Holly Jolly Treasures will be here before we know it — Join us Saturday,              November 23rd from 9 AM to 3 PM. Set up will be Friday, November 22nd from 9 Am to 4 PM. We could use some volunteers for working the sale. Also, donations are welcome until November 15th. Please plan on attending this event. Lunch will be served from 11 AM to 2 PM. Debbie Horbus 815-761-6551


Thank you!

A heart-felt thank you!  LWML members appreciate the generosity of Trinity members who supported the following fundraisers.  Walk for Seniors collected $7000 from five DeKalb Lutheran churches to support Christian Senior Ministries and the Trinity Mite Box received $400 for LWML missions.  Again, thank you.


Facebook Group

Need a new Facebook Group?  Come join us at Friends Who Like Trinity                Lutheran Church - Genoa,IL and invite your friends.  This is a public group that offers updates on what is happening here at Trinity and happy thoughts during the week.


Sunday School Teachers Needed!

A Promise from God- The Joy of the Lord is your strength!

We need Sunday School Teachers!  We have 19 children and 2 teachers - we are looking for part time or full time teachers - Sunday school is from 9:15 to 10:15 am on Sunday mornings.  Please see Vicki Fogle (815.762.1338) if this is something you can help us with guiding our little ones. Anyone that is Freshman in High school through retirement is eligible!



Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,528

General funds given: $1,719

Online Giving's: $1,870

Total: $3,589


Missions                           $5

Comfort Dog                   $20

FMSC                               $65

Ladies Aid                        $20

Building Fund                   $5