Trinity E-News

JULY 2019


SKILLED HOMES SUMMER BBQ            Saturday, July 13th                              5:30 pm 

Our congregation will host a Bar-B-Que dinner for the combined Adult Skilled Homes on Saturday, July 13th in Trinity's Luther Hall. 

This invitation goes out to the 17 homes in our area and we will serve about 75 including our helpers.

Thanks,                                                                                                                      Dick & Susan Gross  


CONGREGATIONAL MEETING                  Sunday, July 28th                                    Between Worship Services



 ALL YOUTH POOL & "FLOAT" PARTY         Sunday, July 28th                                     12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 Lunch Provided                                 

                         Simms' Residence                                                               106 Princeton Court


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL                                                 ON THE ROAD WITH JESUS                 Monday, July 29th & Tuesday, July 30th  9:00 am - 1:00 pm 



 TRIVIA NIGHT                                       Friday, August 2nd                               6:00 pm - Doors open

$ 10.00 per person includes meal

Reserve your table by calling the church office or email to:

This Trivia Night will benefit Faithworks Woodshop.



                            SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY DAY BREAKFAST                                      Sunday, August 4th                                       9:45 am - 10:30 am          

                             You are invited to our                                                Sunday School Rally Day Breakfast                     August 4th during the Sunday School hour.  

                 Please wear tie-dye as we celebrate                     PEACE, LOVE, & JESUS!

                         DINNER AND FINDING GOD AT THE MOVIES                                        Sunday, August 25th                                5:30 pm                                                                                                                  You are invited to a Dinner & Finding God at   the Movies Night to be held on Sunday, August 25th in the   A-Frame.

The movie will be "Hidden Figures" (Rated PG).

Dinner & childcare will be provided.  

You are welcome to bring lawn chairs for more comfortable seating.


Please start gathering items to donate to the yard sale fundraiser to be held in August.                                       

More details to be giving later.         

For questions, please see Susie Wilde.       


Wednesdays at 10:00 am.  

For more information, you may contact:                                Reba Walters at 607-1367 or Laurie Hamilton at 455-0859.   


Grief Share is also offered at the following churches.         You may contact them for their schedules.

First Baptist Church, Mondays at 6:00 pm                        108 Grundy Street                                                              Contact: Esther Yates at

First Methodist Church, Mondays at 3:30 pm                          Family Activity Center                                              Contact: Kay Crosswy at


The Finding Forward Committee would like to thank you for your generous support to the finding forward campaign.

At the end of May, we have received $ 31,000 toward our goal of raising $ 125,000 for facility upgrades.  

Because of your generous giving, we have replaced an HVAC unit that failed and have made repairs to the roof.

We will work on windows and doors next.


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

                  These youth events will resume                    after summer break.

  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

        If you want more information about youth events,                        please contact MaryBeth Smith, Trinity's Youth Minister                    at or                  call the church office at 931-455-9475.

                           COMMUNION SERVICES                                                                            

Held each Wednesday at noon.

The Wednesday Noon Service is cancelled in July. 

Will resume in August.



For January through May of 2019, the general fund expenses          at Trinity Lutheran Church have exceeded receipts            by about $3,200. 

         It is not unusual for expenses to exceed receipts          at this point of the year.   

Our financial position benefited as several people took advantage of designating a portion of their required    IRA minimum distribution as a donation to Trinity Lutheran. 

Thank you for supporting our Ministry Programs!

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The Finding Forward Campaign for the update and revision of       our facility is receiving a good response as $ 31,000                  has been received toward our three year goal of            raising $125,000.   

                We have replaced an HVAC unit and                                             made repairs to the roof.                                                   Next, we will begin work on                                                  various windows and doors.

             Again, thank you for your generous giving.                                                                  



Although we have a paid childcare attendant every week, we do schedule a volunteer assistant.                         

If you would be able to assist with childcare, please let us know.  

Depending on the number of children in the nursery on Sundays, you may not be needed and can attend worship.



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                                            July 16th, 23rd, 30th                           9:30 am

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

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


                            WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR                                           LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF QUILTS?                            Below is a list of the number of quilts sent from                        Baltimore (where Trinity's quilts are shipped)                                to different countries worldwide!                                                                                                                                  Haiti - 15,840        India - 49,500                                        Peru - 19,800        Tanzania - 24,750                                         Georgia (near Russia) - 49,500                    

                 Trinity reaches out well beyond our borders!!                 LWR Quilters thank you for your support!


DOMINOES                                                Friday, July 19th                            Friday, August 16th                                  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!  


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

Bible Connections will resume after summer break.


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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.






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 29 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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