“LIVE” DIVINE SERVICE Each week,
our 10:30 am service will stream live on YouTube! Go to our page on YouTube: “Trinity Lutheran Church Norman, Oklahoma”.
Continued Stewardship Giving during this time
We have several methods to continue your weekly giving, even though we will not meet at Church for a few services. Since the Church’s financial responsibilities will continue, we need to make every effort to continue our giving as best we can. Please send your weekly offerings to the church in one of three ways:
- Mail your offering envelopes (Please no cash) to the Church Office (603 Classen Blvd. Norman, OK. 73071)
- Bring your Offerings to the Church Office (Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon).
- Use the “Simply Giving” service to give your offerings digitally online.
4th OF JULY HOLIDAY
The church offices will be closed on July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
VICAR HOUSE CLEANING
Tuesday, July 14 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Everyone lend a hand as we prepare the vicar house for our next vicar.
INSTALLATION OF ALL OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS:
Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 am & 10:30 am
(We install all newly elected AND presently serving members.)
SUNDAY, JUNE 28
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Meat and drinks will be provided by the board of elders. Bring other foods to share.
Come join us for food and fellowship!
Sunday, June 28 12:00 noon
- in the Fellowship Hall
- Brief Bible devotion.
- Board reports available for questions
- Election of new board members and officers for 2020-2021.
- Re-vitality plans
All communicant members at least 18 years old plan to attend this meeting. Let’s have good attendance! This is a great way for you to participate in the life of your congregation and show support for your elected leaders. Also, this is a great opportunity for you to be involved and active in our appointed tasks.
We will elect new congregation officers for 2020-2021. When you are asked to serve on various boards or council, say “Yes, I will serve gladly and do my part in serving our Lord in this congregation!” We need each of us to do our part!
We also want to thank all of you who have served these past two years and want to acknowledge the work of selfless service you did among us. I know we are all serving through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and in love for one another but we still want to offer each of you a big, “thank you!”
VICAR and SEMINARIAN INFORMATION
Former Vicar David Keating #29
received a call on April 29 to be the Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Curtis, Nebraska
The annual “Vicar Roast” for Robert Schrader #30 will be Sunday July 12 at 12:00 noon and we will honor him that day. It is a potluck; please bring a main dish plus a salad or dessert to share. There will be a money tree on which to place your gifts to him. We will have special presentation and gifts for Vicar Schrader. Also, come share your stories and remembrances of how the vicar has impacted your lives this year! He is getting married on July 25th to Paige Jones He will return to the seminary for his 4th year.
Our next vicar will be Jordan Peiser #31 from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN. He is age 25, single and comes from Illinois. He will arrive on Friday, July 17 and will be installed on Sunday, July 19. There will also be an Ice Cream Social at 6:30 p.m. to welcome him on that day. Join us for this fellowship event!
May God bless these men and as they serve our Lord Jesus and his church!
Don’t be slow like a sloth and miss out on Vacation Bible School! VBS is Sunday, July 26th to Thursday, July 30th. Join us on a journey through the jungle to the treasure of eternal life with Rainforest Explorers. Through drama, music, Bible Challenges, games, and crafts, we will discover “Oh, the depth of the riches…of God!”
Together we will learn with Noah, that God keeps his promises (Day 1), like Moses we see that our loving God gives direction (Day 2), Jesus calls and is always with his disciples (Day 3), Jesus is filled with healing towards others (Day 4), and in Jesus, we realize that the treasure we’ve been looking for is right in front of us (Day 5)!
VBS will be held from 6 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Dinner will be served for all families and volunteers starting at 5:15 p.m. Kids ages 4 to completed 5th grade are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend VBS or the family dinner. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors using the invites on the VBS table or share our VBS website on social media.
If you would like to volunteer for VBS, we have many ways you can serve and spread the Gospel. Last year, we had over 65 kids for VBS and 90 people for dinner. Volunteers need to be 6th grade or older. There are few things as rewarding as sharing the Good News of Jesus with our youth.
There will be a short program at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 30th in the Fellowship Hall to celebrate our VBS week. All church members are invited to hear the songs, listen to the message, share the Gospel, and say THANK YOU to our volunteers.
We will have VBS “training” on Wednesday, July 8th 6:30-7:30 pm.
Register online or volunteer at www.vbsmate.com/tlcnorman or at the table in the Narthex. For more information contact Beth Brown 250-6579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
50+ ADULT FELLOWSHIP GROUP
With the uncertain forecast concerning the pandemic, it is important to consider the well-being of our 50+ Adult Fellowship Group members. We have decided to cancel our monthly luncheons for June, July, and August for this year. Hopefully, we will be able to continue our monthly pot-luck luncheons and trips in September.
I realize our lives have been put on hold and have become boring on occasion, but as the days have gone by, I am reminded to appreciate our pastor and vicar for their on-line daily devotions, Sunday sermons, week-end communions, calls, keeping in touch, and prayers. We are truly blessed at Trinity with their concerns for the members and their families. It is important for us to keep in touch with one another and pray this pandemic will soon be over.
Stay healthy and safe and God bless each of you.