Pastor’s summer vacation dates:
In Texas: June 1-4; In Ohio June 21st to July 6th.
Vicar will be here for Sunday June 3 (guest organist Patricia Black), also for June 24, July 1
CONFIRMANDS’ FRONTIER CITY TRIP
Wed. June 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The 7th and 8th grade confirmands will attend with Pastor and Vicar.
CHURCH SOFTBALL SEASON
Talk to Greg Laffin about joining Trinity Lutheran Church’s softball team. Games are on Fridays.
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE
(for Pastor and Vicar)
Mon. June 11 – Wed. June 13, BOTH Vicar and Pastor will be at a continuing education retreat at Camp Lutherhaven in Knowles, OK. The course, taught by a professor from CTSFW, is on “Early Christian Mercy in a Secular Society”.
Sunday, June 24 12:00 noon – in the Fellowship Hall
- Brief Bible devotion
- Board reports in written form and available for questions
- Election of new board members and officers for 2018-2019
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. It’s also a chance for you to be involved and active in our appointed tasks.
We elect new congregation officers for 2018-2019. 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. We 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!”
NOMINATIONS FOR BOARDS AND COUNCIL
An initial, proposed slate of boards and council members was presented to the voters at the Voters Meeting on Sunday, April 22. The election for all boards and council (for the July 2018 through June 2019 term) will be at the Voters Meeting on Sunday, June 24th. In June, if you are asked to serve on any board or on Council, prayerfully consider saying, “yes! I will serve!” You may be asked to serve as:
President – Conducts and chairs all Board and Voters meetings for the congregation.
Vice-President – Assists the President in the above tasks
Secretary – Takes minutes at all congregational meetings
Treasurer – Paying church bills and keeping track of budgeted items
Financial Secretary, and Assistant Financial Secretary – Depositing and counting of church members’ contributions
Councilmen-at-large – Assigned to various tasks by the congregation President
Or on the:
Board of Elders – Spiritual care of the congregation with the Pastor
Board of Education – Our Sunday School, VBS, LYF
School Board – Administering our TLC Parochial School
Board of Trustees – Care of our physical plant and property
Board of Stewardship – Financial planning and pledging for our time, treasure & talent
Board of Evangelism – Outreach and friendship visitation planning
Endowment Board – Administering our Endowment contributions and disbursements
Your congregation needs you and your unique abilities in service of our Lord. Join in the challenge and the satisfying awareness that you are involved in God’s work in bringing the saving Gospel of our Lord Jesus before our lost and hurting world!
Contact Jonathan Merchant, the president of the congregation at 201-1168.
VICAR AND SEMINARIAN INFORMATION
The annual Vicar Roast for Keith Kettner will be Sunday, July 15 at 12:00 noon. We will honor him that day with gifts and special presentations. He will return to the seminary for his 4th year and is getting married Aug. 11!
Our next vicar will be David Keating from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN. David is age 23, single and is from New York. He spent his second year of seminary at Westfield House in Cambridge, England. He will arrive on July 20 and will be installed on July 22. There will be an Ice Cream Social at 6:30 p.m. on July 22 in his honor.
Our former Vicar, Eric Bednash, received a call to be the pastor at St. James Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Maryland.
May God bless these men and as they serve our Lord Jesus and his church.
VBS 2018 – SPLASH CANYON
Are you ready for a VBS packed with Thrills and Spills? Join us at Splash Canyon where kids learn God’s promises are Yes in Jesus!
VBS is Sunday, July 15th to Thursday, July 19th. VBS is from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. with a dinner for all families and volunteers at 5:15 p.m. Kids ages 3 yrs old (as of June 1st, 2018) to just completed 5th grade are invited to come. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family. There is no cost to attend VBS. Invitations are located on the VBS table in the narthex to spread the word.
We also need volunteers to make this week possible. Volunteers can be youth or adult. Last year, Trinity had 65 kids come to VBS. For some of these children, VBS is the only exposure to the Gospel they receive. If you have a desire to teach about Jesus Christ our Savior, we can use your help. There are so many opportunities to volunteer, from music, crafts, leaders, meals, helpers, and many more. There will be a VBS volunteer meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Volunteer or register a child at the table in the church narthex or online at https://vbsmate.com/events/tlcnorman/16028
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The TLC seniors will meet on Thursday, June 7th, at 11:30 a.m., for lunch at La Baguette, located at 1130 Rambling Oaks Drive in Norman. There will be no trips during the months of June, July and August.
Enjoy your summer!