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360-423-6750 tlclview@cni.net
2021 Washington Way, Longview, WA 98632
TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
REFORMATION SERVICE  We will be holding a joint Reformation service and potluck here at Trinity on Sunday, October 2th at 10:30am. We will have a guest preacher Rev. John Rosenberg former pastor at The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd in Olympia, Washington.. Cash offering will be divided between the Lower Columbia Conference and Cowlitz County Chaplaincy. OCTOBER CIRCLE MEETINGS  Vesper & Faith Circle Saturday October 5th 11:00am at Trinity Bethany Circle Friday, October 12th 11:00am Social Ministries No October Meeting Next meeting will be on November 7th
WELCA The board met August 27th, 2018. New secretary-Betty Cliffton. The other officers are President-Grace Kennedy, Vice President-Nadine Cooper, Treasurer-Mildred Huffman, Statistical Secretary-Carol Hoehne, and Christian Concerns-Noma Smyth. New books for the year were passed out to correct or add to. Next Board Meeting Monday October 1, 9:30am. Bible studies will be on ‘Repentance’ for 2018, ‘Faith on People of the Bible’ for 2019, and ‘Seeing the Risen Christ’ for April. The convention will be at Bethel Lutheran- Brush Prairie, October 12-13. Pastor Jillian Ross of Stella Lutheran will be the keynote speaker. ‘Who is my Neighbor’ is the theme. Our Gather Meeting will be Wednesday October 17, at 11:00am with report on the convention and lunch service afterwards. All women are welcome. Bring a friend and join us. -Grace Kennedy
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
MOVIE  We will be showing the movie “I Can Only Imagine” here at Trinity following service on Sunday, October 7. Join us! Bring a friend! HAT DEDICATION  We will be doing our hat dedication on Sunday the 21st of this month, join us! Dear Trinity, Thank you so much for your donation to the Women’s Emergency Support Shelter! Your contribution will help victims of domestic violence and other crimes in our community. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Kelly
SOCIAL MINISTRIES/WELCA CHRISTIAN CONCERNS  Thank you once again for all of the donations to our local schools. It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start our food drive for the holidays! Now through December we will collect food items for the Help Food Warehouse. If you would like to help we will be happy to make the deliveries. We gave Community House a donation of hamburger in September and do this two or three times per year. We also gave eight boxes of diapers to the Women’s Emergency Support Shelter and they were very grateful! The community outreach that Trinity does is outstanding. Thank you, Social Ministries ARTICLE FROM DAILY NEWS  “Fill the Canoe Drive a Success!” More than 700 children received backpacks with school supplies so they can begin their school year with success. The Red Canoe Credit Union’s Fill The Canoe drive was more successful than ever. In partnership with Link, we provided another successful back-to-school event. Thanks to the many community partners who provided fun activities for kids and resources to help families in the community. Special thanks this year to Wal-Mart for help in collecting school supplies in their stores, and to Molina Healthcare for its sponsorship and support. None of us could help so many kids alone, but together we have once again helped so many in our own community. Thank you to all who donated school supplies to Fill The Canoe so these kids can have a great start to their school year. -Steve Watters, M.A., LMHC, executive director Youth and Family Link   OCTOBER STUDY This fall’s Thursday Book Study has begun! We are reading Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, meeting every Thursday at noon. Pastor Craig has books available for $12 if you would like to join. Sunday Study will be looking at some of the religious history in America. Two video studies include first; "We Must Plant the Church":
The Story of Lutherans in America, which focuses on the history of Lutherans in America transports learners through four centuries of the planting of the Lutheran church in this new land.   We will continue later in the year with The American Protestant Experience: A Free Market for Faith. Its description says – “It's no accident that America is home to a wide range of religious expressions. Immigrants, brought their faith with them from around the globe and established churches and denominations. But the most unique quality of American religious life is the innovation and experimentation that takes place here. This makes this country a free marketplace for faith.” Please join after church service. In August the council, following up the congregational vote that we had in June, voted to become a Host Church for Family Promise of Cowlitz County. At this time twelve churches have made this commitment including two of our ELCA sister churches – Gloria Dei and St Paul in Castle Rock. One more church is needed to begin this ministry and discussions are being held by two other churches at this time. Many of the other needed pieces are already in place. At least thirteen churches have voted to be Support Churches to help Host Churches with volunteers for this ministry. Thanks to Kelso United Methodist- Presbyterian Church, Family Promise has a Day Center and transportation has also been donated for this endeavor. Even with a growing economy, homelessness is a big issue in the country. A recent article in the Seattle Times reports that over half of Seattle renters evicted owned one month’s rest of less at the time. Most of these people ended up living with family or friends, some in transitional housing, but others were totally homeless. For most of these people is wasn’t an issue of not wanting to pay rent, it was an issue of bad luck and not getting the time to catch up. Furthermore at the end of the 2018 school year almost 600 children were considered homeless in the Longview/Kelso school districts. What Family Promise seeks to do is give families a place to live off the streets while they are able to catch up and become self sufficient once again. Family Promise is another resource in the area to combat the issue of homelessness. No new endeavor is without struggles and problems, but by participating in this ministry we can join others to help families who need time to get back on their feet and into permanent housing. For more info. →www.familypromiseofcowlitzco.org
EVENTS CALENDAR: HOME CONTACT US WHO WE ARE OUR BEST TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
360-423-6750 tlclview@cni.net
2021 Washington Way, Longview, WA 98632
ANNOUNCEMENTS: EVENTS
REFORMATION SERVICE  We will be holding a joint Reformation service and potluck here at Trinity on Sunday, October 2th at 10:30am. We will have a guest preacher Rev. John Rosenberg former pastor at The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd in Olympia, Washington.. Cash offering will be divided between the Lower Columbia Conference and Cowlitz County Chaplaincy. OCTOBER CIRCLE MEETINGS  Vesper & Faith Circle Saturday October 5th 11:00am at Trinity Bethany Circle Friday, October 12th 11:00am Social Ministries No October Meeting Next meeting will be on November 7th WELCA The board met August 27th, 2018. New secretary-Betty Cliffton. The other officers are President-Grace Kennedy, Vice President-Nadine Cooper, Treasurer-Mildred Huffman, Statistical Secretary-Carol Hoehne, and Christian Concerns-Noma Smyth. New books for the year were passed out to correct or add to. Next Board Meeting Monday October 1, 9:30am. Bible studies will be on ‘Repentance’ for 2018, ‘Faith on People of the Bible’ for 2019, and ‘Seeing the Risen Christ’ for April. The convention will be at Bethel Lutheran-Brush Prairie, October 12-13. Pastor Jillian Ross of Stella Lutheran will be the keynote speaker. ‘Who is my Neighbor’ is the theme. Our Gather Meeting will be Wednesday October 17, at 11:00am with report on the convention and lunch service afterwards. All women are welcome. Bring a friend and join us. -Grace Kennedy MOVIE  We will be showing the movie “I Can Only Imagine” here at Trinity following service on Sunday, October 7. Join us! Bring a friend! HAT DEDICATION  We will be doing our hat dedication on Sunday the 21st of this month, join us! Dear Trinity, Thank you so much for your donation to the Women’s Emergency Support Shelter! Your contribution will help victims of domestic violence and other crimes in our community. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Kelly SOCIAL MINISTRIES/WELCA CHRISTIAN CONCERNS  Thank you once again for all of the donations to our local schools. It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start our food drive for the holidays! Now through December we will collect food items for the Help Food Warehouse. If you would like to help we will be happy to make the deliveries. We gave Community House a donation of hamburger in September and do this two or three times per year. We also gave eight boxes of diapers to the Women’s Emergency Support Shelter and they were very grateful! The community outreach that Trinity does is outstanding. Thank you, Social Ministries ARTICLE FROM DAILY NEWS  “Fill the Canoe Drive a Success!” More than 700 children received backpacks with school supplies so they can begin their school year with success. The Red Canoe Credit Union’s Fill The Canoe drive was more successful than ever. In partnership with Link, we provided another successful back-to-school event. Thanks to the many community partners who provided fun activities for kids and resources to help families in the community. Special thanks this year to Wal-Mart for help in collecting school supplies in their stores, and to Molina Healthcare for its sponsorship and support. None of us could help so many kids alone, but together we have once again helped so many in our own community. Thank you to all who donated school supplies to Fill The Canoe so these kids can have a great start to their school year. -Steve Watters, M.A., LMHC, executive director Youth and Family Link   OCTOBER STUDY This fall’s Thursday Book Study has begun! We are reading Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, meeting every Thursday at noon. Pastor Craig has books available for $12 if you would like to join. Sunday Study will be looking at some of the religious history in America. Two video studies include first; "We Must Plant the Church": The Story of  Lutherans in America, which focuses on the history of Lutherans in America transports learners through four centuries of the planting of the Lutheran church in this new land.   We will continue later in the year with The American Protestant Experience: A Free Market for Faith. Its description says – “It's no accident that America is home to a wide range of religious expressions. Immigrants, brought their faith with them from around the globe and established churches and denominations. But the most unique quality of American religious life is the innovation and experimentation that takes place here. This makes this country a free marketplace for faith.” Please join after church service. In August the council, following up the congregational vote that we had in June, voted to become a Host Church for Family Promise of Cowlitz County. At this time twelve churches have made this commitment including two of our ELCA sister churches – Gloria Dei and St Paul in Castle Rock. One more church is needed to begin this ministry and discussions are being held by two other churches at this time. Many of the other needed pieces are already in place. At least thirteen churches have voted to be Support Churches to help Host Churches with volunteers for this ministry. Thanks to Kelso United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, Family Promise has a Day Center and transportation has also been donated for this endeavor. Even with a growing economy, homelessness is a big issue in the country. A recent article in the Seattle Times reports that over half of Seattle renters evicted owned one month’s rest of less at the time. Most of these people ended up living with family or friends, some in transitional housing, but others were totally homeless. For most of these people is wasn’t an issue of not wanting to pay rent, it was an issue of bad luck and not getting the time to catch up. Furthermore at the end of the 2018 school year almost 600 children were considered homeless in the Longview/Kelso school districts. What Family Promise seeks to do is give families a place to live off the streets while they are able to catch up and become self sufficient once again. Family Promise is another resource in the area to combat the issue of homelessness. No new endeavor is without struggles and problems, but by participating in this ministry we can join others to help families who need time to get back on their feet and into permanent housing. For more info. →www.familypromiseofcowlitzco.org