Trinity Weekly

May 26, 2023

Memorial Day Schedule

Trinity's campus and offices will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29 in accordance with Memorial Day. Requests and emails will be answered at the staff's earliest convenience beginning Tuesday, May 30.

Stewardship Drive

"What can I offer unto the Lord for all He has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord for saving me. I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all His people." Psalm 116

Trinity is now conducting our annual stewardship campaign. You should have received the stewardship letter and pledge card sent to your home with instructions on how to pledge for the next year. Extra copies of the letter and pledge can be found at the exits to the church or by clicking on the link below:

Stewardship Letter

May God bless you as you "honor God from your wealth." Proverbs 3:9

Vacation Bible School

Trinity is thrilled to host Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer for ages 3 through rising 6th graders. VBS will be held June 26-30 from 9am-12pm.

Please visit to register your child.

Are you a middle or high schooler who would like to help out with VBS? Fill out this form to register to volunteer!

Questions? Contact the church office.

Supplies Needed!!

The VBS team is in need of the following supplies for VBS:

2 refrigerator boxes

2 washer/dryer boxes

If you are able to help by providing these supplies, please contact the church office to arrange when and where they can be dropped off. Thank you for your help!

Make A More Joyful Noise! is back!

Please join the Parish Choir and help us Make A More Joyful Noise! on July 2, the Sunday before Independence Day, during the traditional 11:15 am service. All are welcome! Every voice can make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Even YOU!

We will rehearse the music on Wednesday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the balcony. If you can’t make Wednesday’s rehearsal, you can come Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. to rehearse prior to the service. All rehearsals will be in the balcony.

Come Make A More Joyful Noise! with us!

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” (Psalm 100)

Altar Flower Sponsorships

Would you like to monetarily sponsor one or both of the planned weekly altar flower arrangements? Please fill out this form to share your sponsorship information.

Each arrangement is $25 and you may sponsor one or both arrangements. Please contact the church office with questions.

Bible Study Schedule

Sundays at 10:15am: Sunday School

The Great Sending

One session led by Gregg Yawman

One session led by Pastor Doug

Mondays at 7pm Online

The Great Sending

Led by James and Laura Marano

Meeting ID: 884 1046 7886

Passcode: 291379

Tuesdays at 9am in Loggia 3 Women of the Word

Tuesdays at 1pm

Beyond Grief Share

Beginning with the Book of Job

Led by Connie Sobol

Wednesdays at 7pm Online Prayer Meeting

Led by Pastor Doug

Meeting ID: 875 5454 8217

Passcode: 715083

Thursdays at 6:30pm

Women's Bible Study

Led by Julie Lasater

Saturdays at 4:30pm in Loggia 3

Led by Bob Trapp

Right Now Media
We are so excited to introduce this amazing platform to all of you! As a gift from Trinity Downtown to you, this spiritual development resource, RightNow Media, is now available to you wherever you are! What looks like a Netflix showcase of movies is actually a HUGE library of Bible study videos, Christian author resources, Children and Teen Resources, and so much more. With a downloadable app, RightNow Media is a safe option for the entire family and will help grow your faith. Trinity is dedicated to your spiritual growth and has partnered with RightNow Media to provide this service free of charge to you.

To sign up and create an account, click on the link below:

Or text TRINITYDOWNTOWN to the number 49775 to receive a text with the "Invite Link" to sign up for a free account.


The serving schedules for May and June have been updated:

Sunday School for Children and Students

Adult Sunday School, Children's Sunday School, MS/HS Sunday School

  • Adult Sunday School: the The Great Sending with Pastor Doug study meets in Loggia 2, and The Great Sending with Gregg Yawman meets in in Loggia 3.
  • Children's Sunday School for children 4 years through 5th grade will utilize Answers Bible Curriculum published by Answers in Genesis. To learn more about this curriculum, visit the Answers in Genesis website.
  • Serving this year:
  • PreK-4 and Kindergarten with Mrs. JoAnne Gusewelle and Miss Kristin Gusewelle
  • 1st-2nd grades with Mrs. Desiree Kallesen
  • 3rd through 5th grades with Mrs. Gail Wilkosz.
  • All classes meet on the first floor of Heritage Hall.
  • MS and HS Youth Bible Study are invited to join Pastor Doug's Sunday School class entitled "The Great Sending." Reach out to the church office with any questions.
  • Confirmation will resume in September, 2023.
We are livestreaming Sunday 9am worship every weekend, Saturday 6pm and Sunday 11:15am will be taped and posted after worship. All services are archived on Trinity's website and YouTube page for future viewing. If you need any help finding any services or subscribing to our YouTube channel, please contact the church office at
Christian Yoga
Christian Yoga continues online via Zoom on Mondays @ 6:30pm. Now more than ever - the relaxation of yoga is a tremendous benefit. Email Beth for more information at

Monthly Trinity Calendars

A limited number of copies of the monthly Trinity calendar can be accessed in the narthex or viewed below. Contact the church office with any questions.

We also have a school year calendar for the church and CDC that can be viewed here:

2022-2023 Church and CDC Calendar

Submit your prayer requests by emailing them to

All prayers are kept on the list for a period of three weeks, so please resubmit long term prayer needs regularly.

Those Fighting Cancer 

Jim C., Diane R., Sigmond, Gary L., Preston, David V., JoAnn and Allan, Lisa and Victor, Michael S., Jenny M., Jerry K., Barbara R., Jackie R., Mary, Doug H., Paul W., Rebecca M., Rita S., Alice, Brian, Jerry D., Corey, Cayden, Jeff M., Eva and Justin, Alex, Emma R., Annie B., Matt S., Joanna P., Matt B., Eva S., Barbara B., Mike T., Johnny N., Carolyn R., Mike R., Chip D., Doug, Brian, Jesiah M., Terry B., Susan

Health Concerns 

Hazel, Chuck, Karen E., Danielle, Noah, Umesh P., Pastor Weerts, Jenisse, Karen, Carol, Mike, Maggie B., Mark

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized


Other Needs

  • For the process, person, and provision of an associate pastor
  • For all students who are finishing up the school year
  • For all graduating students
  • For Pierre's son
  • For Hannah Y.
  • For Dale D.
  • For LCC K-9 Comfort dogs traveling to Uvalde, Texas
  • Bob
  • Bianca
  • For those suffering from broken relationships
  • John K.

Peace and Comfort

  • Family and friends of John Collins
  • For Tom M. at his father's passing
  • For the Schmitz family
  • For the Nagy family at the loss of Bernard
  • For the family and friends of Ann Bufkin
  • For Linda at the loss of her husband
  • For the family and friends of Jean Koivu
  • For the Opheim family
  • For the family and friends of Deputy Mike Milmerstadt
  • For the Mimms family at the loss of their son
  • For the Brittingham family
  • For the Person family
  • For the family and friends of Andy Riddle
  • For the family and friends of Paula Bowman
  • For Anna and Curtis after their loss
  • For the family and friends of Eleanor DeFreze
  • For the family and friends of Howard Soost
  • For the family and friends of Ruth McKinney
  • For the family and friends of Eden
  • For the Gamble family at the loss of their son
  • For the family and friends of Bud K.

Confidential Prayers

For those prayers that have been shared in confidence, you know the details, Lord. We lift them up to you.

Our Trinity Missionaries

  • Wasmund Family in East Asia
  • Trump Family in Kenya
  • Clausing Family in Tanzania
  • Lehman Family in Puerto Rico


  • Blessings on all those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries!
  • Thanks and praise for those whose health has improved.
  • Thanks and praise for the staff and leaders at Trinity!

For Our Communities - For Our Nation - For Our World

We pray for our nation, for our nation's leaders, for its people, and for our future together as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all! We pray that we may all be a reflection of Christ's love, sharing grace and mercy, living in peace with one another. Reach out, listen, connect, and have those hard conversations. Love is first. Love wins.

Additional Prayers

  • For world, state, and local leaders in decisions
  • For all those caring for aging and/or ill family members in need
  • Prayers for our CDC staff & families, Trinity membership, and all Trinity staff & leaders
  • For all those struggling with mental health issues
  • For all those troubled by depression and broken relationships
  • For all those unable to attend church
  • For all those serving in our military
  • For the current war in Ukraine
  • For those who have lost homes due to storms and for those who are homeless

Prayerful Thoughts from Rusty Stephens

Heavenly Father,

For the prayer within, we pray in the name of your Son our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

A Christian is sitting in the waiting room of an office. Another person who is troubled walks in and sits nearby. After a while, the troubled one starts to talk to the Christian and in the conversation, it’s obvious that Jesus is unknown to this troubled person. Also you can tell that this person is in search of a solid foundation of trust and dependability in life, but has never found it. All the Christian does is wish the troubled one well and hopes that in the search answers will be found. Not one word mentioning Jesus was said. Sometime later the Christian finds out that this troubled one died and apparently never became a believer in Christ. Do you think that God may have placed this person next to the Christian so that their search may have led to to Christ? Perhaps this was the one and only time that this troubled person would have opened up and let the Holy Spirit come into their life to be saved through a belief in Jesus. How would you feel being a Christian if this had been you? Maybe God was depending on you.

Jesus, many Christians have a hard time talking about the greatest true story on earth. In this you sacrificed your life on the cross, setting us free from the terrible payment for our sins. Then the promise of joining you, Jesus, and all believers in a magnificent and wonderful place for eternity. Anyone who starts and continues to believe in you, Jesus, confesses all of their sins to you, and asks to be forgiven, then continues through the rest of their life being faithful to you, Jesus, is guaranteed entry into this paradise called Heaven.

Are we often afraid because of what people might say or think about us? Those fears in us could mean that we are not planting those seeds of faith into ones in need of it. Some might upon hearing about it be willing to accept Jesus as their savior, thus allowing the Holy Spirit to finish the job. Jesus, whenever our feelings may be hurt as some may reject what we have to say, please soothe and remind us of the many times that you were rejected while you were here on earth, with your largest rejection costing you your life. Sometimes though feeling rejected at the time, possibly in days, weeks, months, or even years, that planted seed of faith might sprout in that person, turning their life over to you, Jesus. For the ones that remain stubborn and continue for the rest of their lives to reject you, Jesus, they will pay a horrendous eternal price. Each person has to decide this for themselves; no one can do it for them. For all of us who keep our trust in you, Jesus, we know that we would not want to live life on earth without you, and that absolutely without you we could not live that wonderful life for eternity in Heaven.

Jesus, we ask for your forgiveness whenever we fail to tell others in need of this great news. Please give us the courage, the most persuasive words and actions, as well as compassion for ones in need of you. Then afterwards lead us to pray for them. Jesus, we know that this is very important, so important that it means saving lives, ETERNAL LIVES!

Lord In Your Mercy

Hear Our Prayer


Community News

The St. Luke's Concert Series

To view ONLINE concerts, visit St Luke's website for links. Links to watch live.

Attendance & Giving

May 20 Sat. in person: 30

May 20 online: N/A

May 21 Sun. 9am: 47

May 21 Sun. 11:15am: 71

May 21 online: 10

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