Trinity Announcer for Nov. 6, 2022

November 02, 2022

What’s Happening at Trinity—Nov. 6, 2022

THANKSGIVING BASKETS—Trinity is collecting items for Thanksgiving baskets to distribute to those in need in the community. A list of needed items is available at the Welcome Center. Items can be brought to the Church Office, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you know anyone in need, have them sign up in the Church Office beginning Nov. 1, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Valid Macomb County identification is required.

BETHLEHEM BREAKFAST—Buy your tickets today for the annual ladies-only Bethlehem Breakfast. Tickets are available for $20 beginning today before and after services. They will also be available Nov. 13 and 20. Tickets are also available in the Church Office from now through Monday, Nov. 21. The theme this year is "A Christmas Invitation: Come to Bethlehem and See - RSVP." The Bethlehem Breakfast is Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. at the Italian American Cultural Society banquet center, 42843 Romeo Plank. For more information, contact Bonnie Young by text or cell at 586-350-3222.

PURCHASE A POINSETTIA—Poinsettia sales are underway. The plants help decorate our sanctuary for Christmas. They are $12 each. We will again have a self-serve table in the foyer. And a drop box for completed sales forms. Last day of sales is Sunday, Nov. 13. Any questions, please call Kathy Conrad at 586-914-4512.

COFFEE HOUR—The teens and parents who traveled to Texas for the National Youth Gathering this summer are hosting a special coffee hour between services this morning. Stop in for a tasty treat and ask them about their trip and what they learned. They want to thank you for your support and prayers. 


CURRENT SERMON SERIESWho Do You Say, “I AM?—Long ago Jesus asked his followers this question. Some got it right and some got it wrong. During this series of messages, we’ll let Jesus answer for Himself as we consider Jesus’ “I AM” statement from John’s Gospel. Following along throughout the fall as we explore various times Jesus said “I AM.”

  • Nov. 6—I am the Resurrection and the Life
  • Nov. 13—I am the way, the truth and the life

CHILDREN’S CHURCH UPDATES—Children’s Church occurs during the 11 a.m. service, kids ages 4-8 meet in the Church Lounge during the sermon for a special message. Next weekend, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 12, we will also offer Children’s Church at the 9 a.m. service! We need volunteers to help out during Children's Church with classroom management and assist kids in the activities. There is no prep work and no teaching, just bring your willing hands and heart! To sign up, visit

E3 WRAPS UP FOR ADVENT—E3, our Wednesday evening experience, will pause for the Advent season. The last E3 of the fall is Wednesday, Nov. 16. We have several Advent activities planned for the end of November and December. Stay tuned for details.

YOUTH MEETINGS—Trinity’s middle and high school youth groups will continue to meet throughout Advent. While E3 is paused, our youth are welcome to come Wednesdays at 6 p.m. to the Youth Lounge for their meetings.

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP—Thanksgiving worship is Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. There is no worship on Thanksgiving Day as we give our staff time to spend with their families.

MONDAY NIGHT LADIES BIBLE STUDY continues at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Youth Lounge. The current study is “Amos”. For questions or to reserve a book, call or text Bonnie Young 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. Meets in the Church Lounge.

WEDNESDAY MEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets Wednesday at 6 a.m. in the Church Lounge. Study guide provided. Bring your own breakfast/beverage. Pat Anderson leads the group. To join by Zoom, email

SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S STUDY —A Saturday morning men’s Bible study meets in the Church Lounge at Trinity at 8 a.m. Currently, the group is studying the book of Colossians. For more information, contact Brian Lanko at


SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS—For anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can feel insurmountable. We can help you find coping skills and address sensitive topics to help you work through grief this year. Surviving the Holidays is a one-day event sponsored by GriefShare and it will be facilitated by Trinity’s Parish Nurse Lisa Riviera. Join us on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 12:30-3 p.m. in the Church Lounge. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, visit or contact Lisa Riviera at 586-213-1339 or email RSVP by Nov. 11.

ALTAR GUILD MEETING—The Altar Guild meets on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Church Lounge. Anyone who is interested in joining the Altar Guild is invited to attend.

IT’S ALMOST TIME TO DECK THE HALLS—It takes a lot to dress the church in its Christmas best. If you can help, we need assistance with several decorating tasks. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Robin at 586-463-2921 or email

BLUE CHRISTMAS—Blue Christmas is a special worship service intended for those who have experienced a significant loss in their life, whether it be a loved one, job, home or hope, and are seeking the hope and comfort of Immanuel, God with Us. If you know someone who could benefit from this service, invite them. It will be held Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. For information or to sign up call the Church Office at 586-463-2921 or email

TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL—Trinity offers a chance to play basketball and engage in friendly competition with other local churches through MLYA or Michigan Lutheran Youth Athletics. Games are on weekends (Saturday mornings and Sundays early afternoons), and we typically have one to two practices a week (historically Sunday afternoons). We are hoping to begin practices mid-November with opening games the first week in January. Games are played at Immanuel. For more info, please contact Jay Guzman at or 586-744-3962.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN COUNSELING – We now offer Saturday sessions with Ernest Brown. A dedicated Christian and Marine veteran, he works with adolescents and adults in various settings. He accepts cash or check payments for appointments. To schedule an appointment call 586-468-0401, or email Check out for more details. Our offices are in the Normandy Center, 36405 Harper, just south of 16 Mile Road.


TIE FLEECE BLANKETS – We are tying fleece blankets in the Church Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 -11 a.m. This Thrivent Action Team will bless staff and selected students at the Pellerin Center (an alternative high school for 14-20 years old) this Christmas. Want to make one at home instead? Contact Sue von Fange at

WE WANT YOUR MITES! Today the large LWML Mite box will in the foyer, near the Welcome Center. Take this opportunity to empty you small personal Mite boxes .There will be small personal Mite boxes available for those who do not yet have one. For any information on LWML please call or text Judy at 586-623-2584.

MCREST IS COMING—MCREST is right around the corner. We are hosting guests in December and we are actively recruiting members to serve in various leadership positions that week. If you are interested, contact Parish Nurse Lisa Riviera at or call 586-463-2921.


SAVE THE DATE—The Dinner Dance date is set for Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Italian American Cultural Society. The event is the primary fundraiser for the eighth grade class trip to New York City. Tickets will be available in December. Also, if you are interested in donating something to the auction, contact at 8th grader or email Tanya Leon at


PROPOSAL 3 INFORMATION—Pastor Ken, Pastor Gary and Pastor Jeremy sent an email earlier this week with important information on Proposal 3. Please check your email or visit and click on Proposal 3 information to read their message.

This week at Trinity—Nov. 6-12, 2022

Sunday (6)

9 a.m.

Worship –Sanctuary


11 a.m.


Monday (7)

1 p.m.

Alanon—Church Lounge


6:30 p.m.

Tai Chi—Gym


7 p.m.

Confirmation Module—Chapel


7 p.m.

Life with Jesus—Church Lounge


7 p.m.

Women’s Bible Study—Youth Lounge

Tuesday (8)

9:30 a.m.

Ladies Bible Study—Church Lounge


11:30 a.m.

Circuit Meeting—Church Lounge


2 p.m.

Grief Share—Church Lounge


6 p.m.

Altar Guild—Church Lounge


7 p.m.

Old Testament Confirmation Module—Chapel


7 p.m.

10 Comm. Confirmation Module—Youth Lounge


7 p.m.

Elders—Meeting Room 4/5

Wednesday (9)

6 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study—Community Center



Kiwanis—Community Center


6 p.m.

E3 Dinner—Cafeteria


6:30 p.m.

E3 Group Meetings—Various Rooms

Thursday (10)

8 a.m.

Fleece Blanket Making—Church Lounge


6 p.m.

ECC Parent and Staff Night—Community Center


6 p.m.

Tiger Pack 157—Meeting Room 5


7 p.m.

Purls Knitting—Church Lounge


7 p.m.

Confirmation Module—Youth Lounge

Friday (11)

7 p.m.

NA Meeting—Community Center

Saturday (12)

8 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study—Church Lounge


5 p.m.



7 p.m.

ASD Club—Community Center


Special Prayers 

† For the Sick and Suffering

† For those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries

† For the ministry of Trinity Counseling Center

† For our mission partners: This week MCREST

† For our sister congregations: This week St. Luke Clinton Township

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