September 23, 2018


Calling all ladies of our congregation

It’s time to get the girls of LWML Zone 8 together for a Potluck Tea Party!  Join us  Saturday October 20 at 2 p.m. at Trinity in Genoa. Bring your favorite finger food and favorite tea cup.  We will be going over fund raising ideas for our Zone 8 members 


Annual Rev Harold Schmidt Walcamp Walk for CSM: 

Sunday September 30 at 1:30 pm at Walcamp at Kingston Il just north of the village on Five Points Road just over the Kishwaukee River.  As you enter Walcamp stay to the right and you will see the shelter and base camp for the walk.  There will be light refreshments, bingo, CSM updates, playground equipment for kids, and good Christian fellowship and exercise.


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to Marian Nesler 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.


K9 Comfort Dog Ministry informational meeting

Sunday September 30th  9:15 am Fellowship Hall and a second meeting for those who may not be able to attend Sunday on Monday October 1st  6:30 pm Fellowship Hall.  All who are interested in joining this ministry are encouraged to attend this meeting. Questions- please reach out to Pastor or Vicki Seisser.


Trunk or Treat

Mark your calendars!  Trinity is hosting Trunk or Treat on Friday October 26th! We are looking for folks to come out and open their Trunks for our trick or treaters!  Decorate the Trunks in Halloween style (not too scary as we will have little ones). Parking lot set up for trunks begins at 6 pm Trick or treating will begin at 6:30 pm – Parents- bring your kids in costume(of course!) and enjoy an  evening of trick or treating. Games and other activities will be in the fellowship hall. Young and Old- There will be a light supper for purchase of chili, hot dogs, fritos, hot chocolate and cider–        Proceeds from supper will be given to Trinity Comfort Dog Ministry.

Sign-up sheet is in the hallway. This helps up get the parking lot ready. 


FMSC Packing Event!

Trinity will be packing November 10th  from noon-two at Suters’ on Bethany Road in Sycamore- Sign up sheets to pack are in the hallway. We will have team t-shirts for purchase. We have 60 spots this year!  Let’s fill them all. Want to pack? Sign up today!


Worship Committee Meeting:

Committee meeting October 2 at 7:00 pm in the Library.




Food Pantry

Glory be to God!  Thank you for your recent donations to the Genoa Food Pantry.  The food pantry is reaching out to all our local churches, seeking donations for a cornbread and chili dinner with a silent auction fundraiser for the food pantry on October 27th 4:30-7pm at Faith United Methodist Church, 325 S Stott St, Genoa.  Please drop off donated items in the TLC grocery cart by October 14.  Listed food items needed: cans of chili beans, cans of red kidney beans, cans of diced tomatoes, cans of stewed tomatoes, cans of tomato sauce, boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix, salad dressings.  If anyone is interested in volunteering to help with the dinner, please contact FUMC church office at 815-784-5143.


Christmas Decorations

Are you the creative genius in our church?  We are looking for someone to create a new scene at Christmas and to come up with bright and new ideas for our decorating.  We are getting new decorations because our Christmas decorating needs a facelift.  If you would like to be part of the committee, please contact Bill Schlieben – 815-899-9401 or email or see him at church service.


Operation Christmas Child

The end of September is quickly approaching and it is time to start thinking about packing shoeboxes again. Keep an eye out for more information and for materials in the hallway. While out shopping you can start collecting small items like soap, toothbrush, small toy, crayons or pencils. And maybe you will see a WOW item on sale. Perfect time to start your shoebox. Collection

     will start the beginning of November. Stay tuned!


Mark 9:32 – “But they did not understand the saying and were afraid to ask him.” The disciples really do hold up a mirror to our faces and force us to see ourselves: misunderstanding, afraid, confused. But the Word of God is clear if only we will listen with open ears. What was blocking the disciples’ ears? The Gospels tell us time and again: they did not expect a suffering Christ, and so when Jesus spoke of suffering they plugged their ears and didn’t listen, and so they ended up confused and scared. What about us? What’s in the Word of God that we find hard to hear and contrary to our desires and expectations? That might just be exactly what we need to hear.


Feed My Starving Children

September/October Challenge-  Grab a M and M tube by the fellowship doors and enjoy the candy.  Fill the tube with change and return to the office by the end of October.  Your change will be exchanged for meals for those who are hungry. As always, thanks for supporting this global ministry- Vicki


Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee is being formed to recommend candidates for open Board of Administration positions for next year.  We need at least 3 church members to join committee members Dave Oleson, Dan Lichthardt, and Bill Sherman.  If you are interested, please let Dave, Dan, or Bill know.


Ministry Fair

A big thank you to everyone who helped organize and participated in our Trinity Ministry Fair September 15 and 16.  The Fair was a good reminder of all the wonderful things that go on here at Trinity on a regular basis, often times occurring behind the scenes.  Many thanks to all for your service to our church and community.


Christian Senior Ministries

We have yet to have anyone come forward and beg to be on the Christian Senior Ministries Board.  It is an easy job to fulfill.  Please someone - contact Eileen Fode at 815-895-9625 for details.  Thank you in advance for your consideration for this important ministry.



Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,373


General funds given:  $1,619

Online Giving's:  $3,790

Total:  $5,409


Missions                              $35

Ladies Aid                         $20

Building Fund                    $35

Comfort Dog                   $10