Last Updated: November 29, 9:42 am
THE LUTHERAN WITNESS
It is that time of the year for the subscription renewal of your Lutheran Witness magazine. If you wish to continue receiving the LW, you need to do nothing. If you wish to stop receiving the LW, please contact the office right away. If you don’t get the LW and wish to, please contact the office right away. Click HERE to make your change.
We have been asked to announce that the Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Madison on Thursday, December 14th from 2-6 pm.
Trinity will be holding Advent worship services on December 6th, 13th, and 20th. All starting at 7pm.
During Advent (Dec 6, 13, 20) the choir will practice at 6:15 pm.
The Giving Tree is up with tags on it. We are expecting more families so more could be added at any time, so keep checking.
1. Take the gift tag.
2. Buy the gift.
3. Wrap/bag gift and attach the gift tag to it.
4. Try to have the gifts under the tree by December 17th so they can be delivered by Christmas. If gifts will be late, let the church office know and bring them as soon as you can.
The December calendar is now available. Click the link above.
A big thank you to those that came to help decorate our church for the Christmas season. They are: Clem Marohl., Tronn Tosel family, DuWayne Suckow, Peter & Amie Behlen, Dan & Heidi Tosel, Duane & Darcy Kleven, Liz McTighe and Pastor Ramsbacher.
POINSETTIA PLANT SIGNUP
It's that time of the year, a Poinsettia signup sheet is on the library unit. You may sign up your intentions there or online by clicking on the link above. There it will give you all the information needed.
ORDER A PIZZA, SUPPORT OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL
Order Little Caesars pizza and support the Sunday School children of Trinity! Orders ship directly to your door. All orders must be done online. Order by December 13. Funds will go towards equipping the basement with technology for the students to sing along with audio and video recordings. Thank you for supporting the youth of our congregation! Click the link on Facebook for easy navigation or go to our website and click on the link.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Benson, is hosting an Advent Tea on Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 pm. A program will be presented by Pastor Wayne and Donna Jo Kopitzke entitled, "Angels Among Us". For all the details, click HERE.
NOAH's ARK AND THE CREATION MUSEUM TRIP
If you'd like to go to see Noah's Ark and the Creation Museum (both in Kentucky), St. Mark's (Benson, MN) is hosting a trip to each spot. We'll be leaving on Wednesday, Dec. 27th at 8am. We will return on Jan. 1st (sometime in the late afternoon / evening). The bus we're taking is a 44-passenger luxury bus (i.e. with a bathroom and place for storing luggage). The cost is (approximately) $850 per person, which includes the bus, driver, hotel rooms and entrance into each park. Breakfast will also be included; however lunch / dinner are not. This assumes that a hotel room will be shared by 2 people. If you are traveling as a family (for example, we have 5 people going), the cost per-person will be lower (the hotel room will be divided by 5 people, instead of 2). Also, if we have more than 30 people willing to go, the overall cost will also be less. If you have any questions about the trip, please contact Pastor Wolter: email@example.com or 402-335-7518. The deadline to contact Pastor Wolter (to let him know you're going) is Friday, Dec. 1st. At that time, if we have at least 30 people signed up to go, you will need to make out a check (the final amount to be determined after Dec. 1st) to St. Mark's. Please pass the word to whomever you think would like to join us!
Sunday School Wishlist
We have created an Amazon wishlist with items that would be useful for Sunday School. Any purchase from our list is greatly appreciated!
Sunday School Teacher Sign Up
We are in need of Sunday School teachers for our 3-4th graders this year! We are looking for people willing to lead for a week, couple weeks or a month at a time. No need to commit to the entire year! Check out the sign-up sheet on the library unit to sign up.
FESTIVAL OF NATIVITIES
The Festival of Nativities is coming back to Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:00-11:00 AM. The community will be invited to come and view the variety of nativities that will be displayed throughout our church.
Do you have Christmas Nativities to share? Would you be willing to bring your nativities to our church on Friday evening, December 1, between 4:30 and 7:00 PM to set yours up? Nativities will be set up throughout the church. We will have coverings on some tables; however, we ask that if you can bring a cloth or other special touch to put with your display or a table to put your display on, that would be wonderful.
All types of nativities are welcome both large and small, old, and new. We would also like to have on display anything you may have that has a nativity on it such as ornaments (if you have an ornament hanger that would be perfect to display it on), snow globes, blankets, wall hangings, etc. If you have a wall hanging, please bring an easel to display it on (or contact us so we know how many easels to bring).
When you stop and think about it, there are so many styles of nativities some very decorative, some very simple, some old, some new, some handmade, some purchased, some especially created for children, etc. We would love to see them all. We will ask that you take your nativity down at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 2, following the Festival of Nativities. The community will be invited to this special event here at Trinity.
Contact Karen & Wes Anderson if you have any questions, 320-297-0122, 320-297-0121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.