October 13, 2019


Trunk - or - Treat

Mark your calendars!  Trinity is hosting Trunk or Treat on Friday October 25th!

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 Feed My Starving Children. Sign-up sheet is in the hallway. This helps up get the parking lot ready.  We are also looking for help inside for crafts, games and serving food.


Walcamp Fellowship Event

Come on out to Walcamp for some Smoked Brisket and Ribs on October 26th at 3:00pm. Dinner includes Ribs and Brisket, Baked Beans, Slaw and a Roll. More information and tickets are available at www.walcamp.org or by calling the  office at (815)784-5141.  Tickets must be purchased by 10/15


Junior/Senior High Outing

Join us Saturday October 19th.  We are meeting at Trinity @ 5pm for pizza, and devotional and then leave together for the Haunted Jonamac corn maze.   Please note:  it is recommended that ages are 13 and above.  Cost for this event is $6.50 per person.  Balance of ticket price is provided by the Senior High Youth Group.  Signup sheets will be in hallway.  Any questions, please contact Dan Lichthardt or Vicki Fogle.  You must have a signed permission slip from your parent to attend. 


Men’s Breakfast - Change of Location Update

The location of the men’s breakfast will once again be changing as the 

Trackside Diner in Genoa has closed.  We will announce the new location as soon as possible and apologize for any confusion!


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  


LWML Meeting

LWML members will meet Thursday at 1:30 to review fall activities and beginning planning the Christmas Dinner.  Betty and Lynne will serve dessert.



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!


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.


Secret Pals

Confirmation has started and the kids are filling out their questionnaires. Now we need people to be their Secret Pal. We currently are in need of 11 pals. Get to know a youth, pray for them and maybe get them a small gift for special  occasions or a treat here and there. At the end of the year there will be a get together when the kids find out who their pal has been and you can sit down and visit with them.  Interested? Contact Nancy at 815-566-9437 (text ok) or leave a message in the church office.


Updating Church Windows

A big Thank you to those that came out this past week and helped paint the church windows! 


FMSC - Mystery Envelopes

Did you pick an envelope yet?  There are still envelopes available for our                current Feed My Starving Children meal fund raiser.  In the hallway, select an envelope, inside is the amount to donate.  Amounts are from 1.00-25.00.  Join in the fun and donate between 4 and 113 meals

FMSC - Mobil Packing Event

Feed My Starving Children sign up sheets are now in the hallway!  We have been given 60 slots for packing! Let's fill all 60!  Tee shirts will once again be available.  This year- we have a private donor who will donate the cost of the shirts!  This is great event to give back , complete a service project, and meet new people.  Our slot is Saturday, November 16 from Noon - 2pm.  Any questions, check in with Vicki Fogle.


Nominating Committee

Three congregation members are needed to serve on Trinity's Nominating         Committee to help fill open positions on the Board of Administration for the coming year 2020.  At least one Board of Administration member and one Board of Elders member will also serve on the committee.  Please contact Dave Oleson either in person or by email at olesond@hotmail.com if you'd be willing to help out.               Positions needing to be filled include:


Congregation Chairman (2 year term)

Board of Stewardship (2 year term)

Board of Evangelism (2 year term)

Board of Properties (2nd year of two year term)


Trinity’s Holly Jolly Treasures Sale!

Trinity’s Treasures has a new name for the upcoming fall sale…It is being held on Saturday, November 23rd from 9 am to 3 pm. If you would like to rent a table, the cost is $15. Also, 10% of money you make will be donated to the Church. We will be serving lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. There will also be baked items for sale. In                addition to the regular tables, we will be having items for a raffle to help increase the profits for the sale.  You don’t want to miss this one! Not only is it a perfect way to sell items, but also a great day for fellowship, music, and holly jolly fun. A fun kick-off to the Advent season. For a table, call or text  Debbie Horbus at 815-751-6551. or email mowhappy@frontier.com


CMS Greetings

The annual Drive Thru/Eat In Supper fund raiser generated $1,000 and the Rev Harold Schmidt Memorial Walcamp Walk generated nearly $7,000.  CSM remains grateful for church partners, clergy, musicians, residence staffs, and volunteers all working together as God continues to bless the ministry with consistent scheduled services where Christian hymns, scripture, messages, prayer, and fellowship are employed and enjoyed by residents, staff, and family visitors.

Fall & Harvest Blessings,  - Ken & Juanita (CSM Volunteers)



Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,528

General funds given: $1,418

Online Giving's: $1,410

Total: $2,828


Missions                           $30

Comfort Dog                   $20

FMSC                               $20

Sunday School                 $9

Ladies Aid                        $20