January 13, 2019


Scrapbook & Craft Day

Join us Saturday January 26 for a day of Scrap- booking and Crafts. If you don’t currently scrapbook that’s ok, just bring your pictures. There will be plenty of supplies & assistance to help you get started. Additional details coming soon!


The Community Choir will begin rehearsals Wednesday evenings, Starting January 16, at 5:30 p.m. followed by Sanctuary Choir rehearsal at 6:30 pm.

Widows Knot Group

We will be meeting in the Senior High Youth Room on Wednesday January 16th beginning at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there. For more info contact Vicki at vseisser@yahoo.com or 815 762 1338

Family Movie Night

We will be hosting a free family movie night!  We will be showing the original Toy Story movie on January 18, 2019. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Each person who arrives will receive a ticket for a chance to win one of our door prizes. We will draw for door prizes at 6:15, with the movie starting immediately after. We will have a few tables set up with chairs, but you are encouraged to bring blankets and pillows to find a comfortable spot in our church fellowship hall/music room. You are welcome to bring snacks of your own, but we ask that you kindly clean up your area when the movie has finished. You do not have to be a Trinity member to attend this event. This is for anyone who is looking to have fun in a family-centered environment. While No pre-registration is required, we’d love if you would rsvp on our Church Facebook (www.facebook.com/tlcgenoa/)  event page if you can, so we have a bit of an idea of how many people will be attending. 

New Women's Bible Study

We will be looking at What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa TerKeurst. Join us as we learn how to embrace everyday obedience and then watch it transform our lives into an incredible journey. Look for the sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway. We will be meeting on Tuesday nights at 7:00 Starting January 29. Please sign up by the 22nd.  Contact Nancy Bagsby at 815-566-9437 with any questions.



New Door Signs

Did you notice our new signs as you were coming in today? We have a new system in place to hang up posters and flyers for Trinity events. If you’d like something to hang on the east side doors by the parking lot, please leave it in the Church office with a note, or see Doug Timmermann. Thank you!


Meal Train

Did you know preparing a meal can help someone in need? Currently, Melissa Marberry is experiencing a medical problem that makes it difficult to make a dinner for her family. Like to help? Go to mealtrain.com/20wg7q and sign up for a meal. All the instructions are there. Just bring the meal to church by 11:30 on Sunday or Wednesday. Make a dish and side that can easily be reheated or frozen for a later date. If you have questions or know of someone else in need of some help, call Nancy Bagsby at 815-566-9437. If you are unable to make a meal, please pray for Melissa. Thank you


Service cancellation due to inclement weather

It’s that time of the year again when we can get some pretty bad weather and in consideration of that we wanted to remind everyone how we will announce the cancellation of church should it become necessary. The decision to cancel services will be made as soon as possible, no later than one hour before the service time. 

The following methods to make the announcement will be used:

The church telephone message

The church website

The church Facebook page

E-mail blast to members on the distribution list

Announced on television – Rockford channel 17 (ABC-WTVO) and 39 (FOX-WQRF)


Updating the Library

We are in the process of going through our library collection. There are a lot of older books/items that we would like to donate to a charitable cause. If you donated books or items to our library and you’d like to have them back, please have those items picked up before 02/03/19.

Listen and Ask Training

LISTEN AND ASK…. Training Session open to all. Pastor Heilman will be teaching us how to listen and ask based on the LASSIE training. Listen and Ask are two key components for our Trinity LCC Comfort Dog and Kare 9 Military Ministry. We will be meeting in the fellowship hall on Sunday January 27th starting with a potluck dinner at 5:15pm. If you would like to eat before training, please bring a dish to pass and your own beverage. Training will begin at 6pm and last until around 8pm. Signup sheets will appear in hallway mid January. SAVE THE DATE! 

Genoa Business Expo

The Genoa Business Expo will be held on Saturday March 9th. Trinity will be participating - looking for folks to work one hour shifts!  Sign up sheet is in the hallway. I will be making a picture board of what we do here at Trinity for the Exp.  If you could share pictures with me at vseisser@yahoo.com  that would be great!  Also, get ready to smile as I may stop and take pictures of folks!  Thanks, Vicki Seisser


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to the Schlieben’s 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.

Congregational Meeting

At the December Congregational Meeting, the following members were elected to fill vacant positions on the Board of Administration:

Deb Pope - Secretary of Congregation,

Marianne Johnson - Chairperson of Finance,

Doug Timmermann - Chairman of Properties,

Jill Boehmer - Chairperson of Education & Youth,

Brian Zoellick - Vice Chairman of Congregation,

Bill Sherman - Chairman of Board of Elders. 

Thank You to all of these members for volunteering their time and talents to serve Trinity.

A big Thank You also goes out to the following outgoing members of the Board. Your efforts & service these last several years are greatly appreciated. 

Cathy Musil - Secretary of Congregation,

Lorene McIntyre - Chairperson of Finance,

Bill Schieben - Chairman of Properties,

Lori Slavenas - Chairperson of Education & Youth,

Dan Lichthardt - Vice Chairman of Congregation. 

Pastor Heilman and Rick Happ were approved as Trinity's two official voters in the upcoming LCMS presidential election. 

Lastly, the congregation approved the 2019 proposed budget which is available for viewing in the church office.  Line item reductions have been made wherever possible while increases are also seen, particularly in employee salaries (3% cost of living increases for all employees) and church repairs.  For several years now, we have ended the year being under  budgeted in the area of repairs, thus an extra $3900.00 is included for repairs. The overall budget calculates to a 2.9% increase over last year's 2018 budget.  Our total Budget calculates to $287,486.00. Dividing this number by 52 weeks, we arrive at a weekly giving need of $5,528.00 to break even for the 2019 year.  Please note that giving earmarked for restricted uses cannot be used for Trinity's weekly and monthly bills.  When giving toward a restricted use, please also keep in mind that Trinity's weekly and monthly obligations still need to be paid.  The Board of Administration would like to extend its sincere gratitude to all persons who continue to faithfully support the work of our church via your talents, prayers, and financial support.


Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,528

General funds given: $1,345

Online Giving's: $1,400

Total:  $2,745


Missions                      $5

Ladies Aid                   $20

Building Fund $10

comfort dog $10

anderson memorial $200