Trinity Announcer for Jan. 9, 2022

January 07, 2022

What’s Happening at Trinity—Jan. 9, 2022

NEW SERMON SERIES STARTS TODAY-Today we’ll kick-off an 8 week preaching and teaching series based on the book DELIGHT: Discipleship as the adventure of lovingand being loved. Rev. Justin Rossow, formerly on staff at Trinity and the book’s author, will be our guest preacher for all 8 weeks of the series. 

In order to maximize this unique experience, along with joining us for worship, we are suggesting you participate in one of three ways.

  • Read the book on your own and reflect on the questions at the end of each section. 
  • Form a “book club” or meet with a “small group” of friends who read and discuss the book together.
  • Join us Wednesday nights during E3 as we continue to study and discuss “Discipleship as Delight.”

As needed throughout the series, we will have handouts available at the Welcome Center, but you can also check our website for the additional resources at

LIFE WITH JESUS STARTS JAN. 13-Whether you’re a lifelong believer or interested in finding out more about Christianity, this 10-week class is for you. We will explore Christ’s gracious invitation of a personal relationship with God and the Spirit-filled life of following Christ as his disciple. Life with Jesus is for anyone who would like to attend, and is required of those considering membership at Trinity (but does not obligate you to become a member.) Life with Jesus will be held on Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Jan. 13 – March 21, in the Church Lounge. Child-care is available. To register, go to For more information, contact Robin Shuell, 463-2921 ext. 143 or

E3 RESUMES THIS WEEK! We have all of the information under the Engage God section below. Check it out and join us Wednesday, Jan. 12!


E3 and YOUTH GROUP RESUME THIS WEEK—Join us this Wednesday for dinner and our E3 and youth activities. Here is what we have to offer this session.

  • Delight Bible Study-Pastor Ken will lead a study on our current sermon series, Delight.
  • Parables of Jesus-Pastor Gary will lead a study on the parables told by Jesus throughout the New Testament.
  • Youth Group-Our middle and high school students gather for music, activities and small group discussions. Meet in the Youth Lounge.
  • Elementary School-Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade meet in the Mini Gym for activities designed just for them.
  • Preschool-We have special programming for some of our youngest attendees. They will meet in the kindergarten room.
  • Nursery-Take part in the above groups knowing that your youngest children (three and under) are cared for in our Church Nursery.

If you plan to eat with us this week, we need to know you are coming, so if you plan to have dinner, RSVP at and we’ll see you at 6 p.m. If you just want to attend the classes, there is no need to RSVP, we’ll see you at 6:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION MODULES RESUME—After a break for the holidays, our confirmation modules are back and will continue through the winter and spring. If your 6-8 grader has modules to complete, consider signing up at If you have questions, contact Kristin Hardy at

BAPTISM CLASSES SCHEDULED—If you are interested in baptism at Trinity, Vicar Jeremy Ashley has baptism sessions coming up to prepare you for the process. You will talk about baptism, how and why we do it, our role, your role and how this all plays out in the “real life” of your home. There is a Zoom session on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. There are also in-person sessions on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. or Tuesday, March 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the Church Lounge. To sign up, visit

SUBMIT YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS—We have an online form for submitting those requests. Go to Submit a Prayer Request. Complete the form and it will be sent to the appropriate prayer warriors.

NEW MONDAY NIGHT LADIES BIBLE STUDY starts on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Church Lounge. The group will study 1,2, and 3 John, a 7-week study entitled "WHAT LOVE IS" by Kelly Minter. For info, contact Bonnie Young by cell or text at 586-350-3222

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY-- Meet to enjoy God's Word every Tuesday morning 9:30-10:45 a.m. Led by Mary Hartman and Lila Tirsell. Meetings will be held in the Church Lounge.

WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets Wednesday at 6 a.m. in the Church Lounge. Starting Jan. 12, the men’s group will begin a study on Delight, which is also our sermon series. Study guide provided. Bring your own breakfast/beverage. We will NOT have coffee. Pat Anderson leads the group. To join by Zoom, email

SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S STUDY—A Saturday morning men’s Bible study meets weekly at Great Lakes Family Dining, 36830 Harper Ave, at 8 a.m. Currently, the group is studying “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Join in after the new year. For more information, contact Brian Lanko at


WOMEN’S LEAGUE MEETING—Women’s League Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Lounge. Start the year out with out first meeting of 2022 and learn about Lutheran Women’s Missionary League! In addition to the usual updates, several aspects of the meeting will involve LWML and/or mites, including collecting mites, so please bring your mite boxes with you. The meeting will conclude by 8 p.m. Social distancing and masks, although not required, are encouraged. For more information, contact Debbie Graham-Large at 313-318-6513 

STOCK THE FOOD PANTRY—MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE IS BACK—Trinity’s Food Pantry can get a little help from you and Meijer. From now until April 2, purchase the specially-marked Simply Give donations cards from the check-out lines at the store on Groesbeck and those gift cards will be given to Trinity’s Food Pantry, to help us purchase food and other eligible baby items. In addition, Meijer will match the gifts donated to Trinity. Trinity’s Double Days are Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 26. On that day, Meijer doubles their donation for each card. On those days, for every $10 Simply Give card purchased on these dates, Meijer will provide an additional contribution of $20, bringing the total to $30 for a single customer purchase. For more information on the Simply Give program, contact Pastor Gary at or call 586-463-2921.

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD GREETERS—It's always nice to be greeted by a warm “hello” and a smiling face. If you can help on Sundays before services, we are looking for several greeters to open doors, say hello and welcome everyone to Trinity. If you are interested, contact Kent or Vicki Marshall at 586.557.5828 or


TRINITY QUILTERS RESUMES—The Trinity Quilters for Lutheran World Relief will meet monthly on the third Tuesday. Upcoming meetings include Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. For more info, contact the Church Office at 586-463-2921.

HELP FAMILY OF GOD— Trinity provides meals for our mission, Family of God in Detroit, on the second Wednesday of each month. We need volunteers to provide a casserole/meal. If you can help, call Karen Langreet at 586-445-2460 or 586-291-6273. For more info on Family of God, visit


NEW 4TH GRADE TEACHERGod has answered our prayers and we have hired a new fourth grade teacher. Grace Adams is a Concordia, Ann Arbor graduate and completed her student teaching at Trinity, Utica. We are excited to welcome Ms. Adams and to see how God works in and through her as she joins the ministry here.

TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL AND ECC OPEN HOUSE—Please invite anyone interested in providing their child with an exceptional Christian education at Trinity to our School and Early Childhood Center Open House on Sunday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Families have the opportunity to visit the classrooms, meet with teachers, experience the facilities and learn about the programs that Trinity offers. For more information, call 586-468-8511.

GET YOUR DINNER DANCE TICKETS NEXT WEEK—Tickets for the 8th grade dinner dance fundraiser will be on sale in the church foyer next Sunday between services and after the 11 a.m. service. The cost of tickets is $50 per person. The dinner dance helps the class raise money for their class trip to St. Louis, Missouri. The dinner dance is Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Italian American Cultural Center from 6-11 p.m. There will silent and live auctions, music, dancing, open bar, whiskey and wine pull, baskets and prizes. Contact the school office at 586-468-8511 for more information or for tickets.


CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS STATEMENT—We will be emailing 2021 statements next week. If you do not get the e-mail, you can download your statement at any time by logging into Elexio. Go to, login and click on Giving, then download Statement and select Last Calendar year. If you have questions about the process or the statement, email

PLEASE PICK UP YOUR POINSETTIAS—The altar looked beautiful on Christmas, thanks to all of those who ordered poinsettias to help decorate. If you ordered one, please pick it up. This will be the last weekend to do so. If you are unable to make it, contact the Church Office at 586-463-2921.

This week at Trinity—Jan. 9-15 2021

Sunday (9)

9 a.m.

Worship –Sanctuary


11 a.m.


Monday (10)

1 p.m.

Alanon– Church Lounge


6:30 p.m.

Tai Chi—Gym


7 p.m.

Women’s Bible Study—Church Lounge


7 p.m.

Stephen Ministry Training—Meeting Room 3

Tuesday (11)

9:30 a.m.

Ladies Bible Study—Church Lounge


6:30 p.m.

Women’s League-Church Lounge


7 p.m.

Boy Scouts—Community Center


7 p.m.

Confirmation Modules-Sixth Grade Classroom

Wednesday (12)

6 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study—Community Center





6 p.m.

E3 Dinner—Cafeteria


6:30 p.m.

E3 Activities—Various Rooms

Thursday (13)

7 p.m.

Life with Jesus—Community Center


7 p.m.

Voices in Praise—Music Room


7 p.m.

Purls—Church Lounge

Friday (14)

6:30 p.m.

Baptism Class—Church Lounge


7 p.m.

NA—Community Center

Saturday (15)

9 a.m.

Macomb Quilt Guild—Community Center


5 p.m.

Worship —Sanctuary


Special Prayers 

† For the Sick and Suffering

† For the Caring Ministries of the Church

† For the poor, oppressed, jobless, and homeless

† For those persecuted for their faith

† For all those impacted by COVID-19

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