February 11, 2018


Trinity’s Treasures Sale

The date has been set for Trinity’s Treasures - April 4-5-6 2018. Reserve your table now. For more information call Debbie Horbus at 815-784-5858.


Genoa Chamber Business Expo

Trinity will be participating in this community event!  We need workers for one hour time slots to share stories about Trinity.  New this year, will be the opportunity for confirmation students to work the booth. (This is service project hours opportunity!)  There is a sign up sheet in the hallway!  The event is Saturday, March 3rd at the High School.  It is a fun time and you get to meet many people.  Questions, please see Vicki Seisser


Fellowship Hour

Many thanks to Guy & Debbie Horbus 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 (www.tlcgenoa.org).  We hope to see you this Spring!!


Human Care Ministry

The mission of Trinity is ,"to spread the Love of God and meet the needs of all people through Christian worship and fellowship."  Prayerfully consider coming to the annual meeting of the Human Care Ministry on Sunday, February 11th between services.


Ladies Aid

Ladies Aid members will meet Thursday, February 15th to discuss assisting with Trinity's Treasures.   Betty and Lynne will serve dessert.


Skit Guys

The Skit Guys are coming to Roselle!  If you havent seen them, check them out on Youtube!  Our Youth have been entertained by the at the Gathering and a few years ago we took a group to watch them.  They are back in the area and will be performing at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Roselle IL. Tickets prices are $17.45 each (including handling). Sign up sheet in the hallway!  We can talk about carpooling!  Show starts on 7pm on Saturday April 7th.  Come one come all, come young , come old!   Questions, please check in with Vicki Seisser. 


Sr’s & Sorta Sr’s

Srs & Sorta Srs will meet at Kirkland Restaurant for lunch on Friday Feb. 16th at 12 noon.         






Bad 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:

1) The church telephone message

2) The church website

3) The church Facebook page

4) E-mail blast to members on the distribution list

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



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


Food Pantry                 

February can be a slow month, but please don’t forget about those still in need and who receive food donations at our local food pantry.   Can you please donate a non-perishable food item(s) for the Genoa Food Pantry?  Donations in the past ranged from 1-2 small items to bulk packages of canned goods.  A donation of any size is appreciated.  For February, please bring your donation to the grocery cart at Trinity by Sunday, February 18 so that your donation can be given away or stocked on Monday, February 19 (food pantry Monday).  Thank you.


Altar Flowers

The flowers on the Altar are in celebration of Guy and Debbie Horbus’ 40th wedding anniversary.


Feed My Starving Children

Let's start collecting meals.  A Quarter provides a meal for a hungry child.  In the hallway, you will find quarter cups.  Eat a meal ,give a meal is this month's motto.  Bring back the quarters to the office at the end of February-- and we have started!  Thanks to all that participate. You may never know the life you saved.


Help Needed

Do you have some time to help assemble the newsletter. 

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. and assemble, fold, sticker and label the newsletter.  This takes about one and half hours, then usually follow up with coffee.  If you like to socialize, this is a great way to do it.  Please talk to Trudy Schlieben by phone 815-899-9401 or email mrbill16@frontier.com. Thank you.


Lenten Suppers

Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday! That means it’s time for our Wednesday night Lenten services, and suppers. As always, we are looking for volunteers (individuals, families, groups here at Trinity) to “host” the meal for one week. Meals begin February 14th, and every Wednesday, until March 21st. If you are interested in hosting, please sign up on the sing-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Many thanks to the Ladies Aid for volunteering to host our first week! Any questions, please contact the Church office.


Thank You

Thank you to all of those who volunteer during our worship services! We greatly appreciate those who serve by ushering, reading, greeting, or running our audio visual presentations. We are always looking to add more names to our list! If you are interested, please contact the Church office, or speak to an elder, or Pastor Heilman.



Open Board Positions

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

Board of Education Job Description

General Duties:

Assist the Pastor and Teaching Team in coordinating and developing our Youth Education Programs offered, including our Preschool, Sunday School, Mid-week, Confirmation, Vacation Bible School, and Junior/Senior High Programs.  Activities may include:

- Helping teachers in the selection of curriculum, purchasing of supplies, recommending needed funding, and attending meetings with teachers as needed. 

- Consider looking for new and creative educational programs/opportunities which may improve our education programs here at Trinity. 

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

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






Last Week’s Giving's

General Funds Needed:  $5,373

General Funds Given: $2,937

Online Giving's:   $1,280

Total:                   $4,217



Missions                          $40

Ladies Aid                       $20

Pregnancy Center        $45

Building Fund                  $10

Timmermann Memorial     $75

Paul Bridger Memorial $65.71