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From Pastor Alex,

Dear disciples, 

     Over the past week the conversation about racism, white nationalism and white supremacy has been on everyone’s mind since the events in Charlottesville. As a church, we follow the example of our Lord and Savior Jesus, who opened his arms in love to all on the cross. Because of this, it is clear where we stand on the matters of inclusion, acceptance and the value of every human life.  Part of our Sunday morning liturgy shapes and reminds us that we welcome all to God’s table and that All means All. This practice helps shapes how we treat everyone we encounter in our everyday lives.

         As our society talks about these issues of race and hate, we as Christians do so with the power of the radical love of Jesus in our hearts, on our lips and in our actions.   We also remember whenever we engage in conversation with those whose position we are called to speak out against, that we do so with grace and dignity honoring the reality that they, too, are loved by our gracious God whose love knows no limits. For more information on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's position on these matters you may follow the link to the ELCA social statement on Race, Ethnicity and Culture /media/1/ELCA%20Social%20Statement%20RE.pdf or look on the website at


God's peace,

Pastor Alex

TRINITY WORKDAY                                   Saturday, September 23rd                       8:30 am - 11:30 am

Please bring tools to work with (clippers, hedge trimmers, weed eaters, etc.).   

CHURCH FAMILY PICNIC                    "FINDING YOUR FIT" CELEBRATION       Sunday, September 24th                   Following the 10:45 service   

Frazier McEwen Park                               Food provided.

Please see Pastor Alex if you would like to help with set-up.

For the "Finding Your Fit" form with areas in the church where you can help, click here.

PARENTING WITH GRACE                     WORKING ON IT WITH JESUS  (WOW) Wednesday, September 27th               6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dinner provided at 6:00 pm in Luther Hall.

Youth activities, led by MaryBeth, and parent activities, led by Pastor Alex, will be from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm.

Nursery provided.  



FRIENDS MEETING                                Thursday, September 28th, 2017                 11:00 am

Friends will meet on Thursday, September 28th at 11:00 am.  

We will have our lunch at Ming's in Tullahoma followed by a program given by travel specialist, Dawn Celiberti.

The program topic will be "Cruises" which should be of interest as the fall travel season is fast approaching.

This is our first meeting since summer layoff and we are looking forward to getting together again!

Feel free to bring a friend as we always welcome everyone.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS                 Monday, October 2nd                             10:00 am & 6:00 pm

The community is invited to attend the   Blessing of the Animals on                   Monday, October 2nd.  

The blessings will be held under the ginkgo tree.  


There is a box in the hallway for the collection of used eyeglasses.  

This is an ongoing service project of the Lion's Club.



There is a link on Trinity's homepage for the Church Directory.  

User Name: firstnamelastname                                             Password: peace

You may then personalize your password.

Also, there is an app for iPhones and Android phones in the App Store which is "CTRN Online Directory".

The code for the mobile app is "trinitytullahoma".



       A way to support Trinity for those who have an IRA is          through Required Minimum Distribution.

          This is a way to give and your donation will not be               taxed as income through this charitable distribution.                                                                                                                    For a more detailed explanation,                       please see Jim Peissig or Pastor Alex. 

LWR QUILTERS                                             September 26th                               October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st            9:30 am

You are invited to join the LWR Quilters every Tuesday of each month.

Meeting in the Banner Room, all are welcome anyone who would like to help make quilts which are sent around the world.   

DOMINOES                                             Friday, October 20th                           1:00 pm

On the third Friday of each month, there is a gathering of folks who play Mexican Dominoes at 1:00 pm in the Banner Room.

Typically, we have around 8 people participate and there is always room for more.

Please feel free to join us!  


COMING IN 2018 - - -

                          NATIONAL LUTHERAN YOUTH GATHERING 


The National Youth Gathering, to be held in Houston, Texas, is for high school age only.

The dates for the Gathering are June 26th - July, 1, 2018.


                                    MaSH YOUTH                                                                (Middle & Senior High)                                                            Wednesdays                                   6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  The schedule for youth events:  

                    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm   Dinner                                                 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm   MaSH Youth                                7:00 pm - 7:30 pm   Confirmation/FISHY



BIBLE CONNECTIONS                      For 4th - 5th Graders                         Wednesdays                                       1:30 pm - 2:30 pm



Attached is a letter the Members of Trinity Lutheran Church received from a friend of Kathy Rieder, Mary Baird Simpson. Mary has been on our Prayer List.

For Mary Simpson's Letter Click Here


If you would like to subscribe to text messages for church events, such as special dinners and/or activities:


Enter:  81010

Then, text this message: @drhoffn


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Kroger's Community Rewards  Campaign 

Benefiting Good Samaritan


Good Samaritan has become a beneficiary of Kroger's Community Rewards campaign.  Kroger Plus shoppers can designate Good Samaritan as a charity that will then receive financial support from Kroger. 

It is very easy to sign up as shown in the KCR Flyer. 

Once you sign up for the program, then Good Samaritan will receive benefits from Kroger whenever your Kroger Plus card is used. 



For KCR Flyer Click Here.




If you have an event that you would like to have at Trinity, please notify the office staff.  To submit your event, you may call the office, e-mail the information to the office, or visit Trinity's website where there is a "Submit Calendar Item" tab found under the "Calendar" section.





The Good Samaritan Program of Tullahoma administers Project HELP funds and works with other public and private agencies to see that those elderly and handicapped in need receive adequate help.


You may contribute to this fund by adding extra amounts to your utility bill through TUB.




GriefShare sessions will be held at First Baptist Church on Monday nights from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  

Sessions began on August 7th and will run through November 6th.  There will not be a session on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th.

Esther Yates will be leading the sessions.  For further information, please contact First Baptist Church at 455-5461.

GriefShare will not be held at Trinity Lutheran Church. 




Electronic giving can be accessed on the Trinity Lutheran website by pressing the "giving" button at the top of the page.  Electronic giving is easy to setup or modify and can provide a status report on activity for the year. 

Or, you may click below to be connected to our online giving page. 


It is convenient for you and provides much-needed financial consistency for the church. It is a secure site provided by Vanco services that is part of the simply giving program.


To Give online click now!




We now have 27 families who have signed up for automatic giving.  Our website has access to the automatic giving process.  You may want to consider simplifying the giving process.  It is similar to automating the payment of utility or phone bills.  If you need help in setting up an automated payment, please see Jim Peissig.  

Thanks for all you do!



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