Trinity Lutheran Elkhart https://trinityl.org Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:32:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 Holy Week https://trinityl.org/2020/02/10/holy-week/ https://trinityl.org/2020/02/10/holy-week/#respond Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:42:19 +0000 https://trinityl.org/?p=47636

Holy Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 12 PM (April 6th-8th): A short midday Eucharist 

Holy Thursday, April 9th: 7 PM 

“At-home” ritual: Before worship, prepare these items for the traditional foot-washing ritual with your family: a large bowl or bucket, a pitcher of warm water, towels. If you live alone, pour the water on your feet and dry them off, remembering that Jesus washes your feet.

Good Friday, April 10th: 7 PM

“At-home” ritual: Before worship, set up a crucifix or cross in a special place where you are watching so that you can participate in the veneration of the cross at home. You may also want to light a candle. If you don’t have a cross, gather 2 sticks and make one. The whole point, as we will hear, is to “Behold the wood of the cross on which hung the salvation of the world.”

Easter Vigil, April 11: 8 PM

“At-home” ritual: Before worship, gather a candle for each person and a lighter or matches to join in the Liturgy of Light. Also, have a bowl of water ready for the baptismal remembrance. 

Easter Sunday, April 12: 10 AM

“At-home” ritual: Before worship, have a bowl of water ready as we once again remember our baptisms and the new life the Risen Christ gives us!

Holy Monday Midday Worship

Holy Tuesday Midday Worship

Holy Wednesday Midday Worship

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Lenten Outreach https://trinityl.org/2020/02/27/lenten-outreach/ https://trinityl.org/2020/02/27/lenten-outreach/#respond Thu, 27 Feb 2020 19:56:11 +0000 https://trinityl.org/?p=47704

Let’s Serve! During the Lenten Season we want to focus on service. We have two opportunities to serve at Church Community Services on March 3 and March 5, and one at SPA Ministries on March 7. You can sign up below.

We are also encouraging all of our Trinity family to get creative and think of an act of service you can do on your own, with friends, or with your family. Maybe you have an organization you would like to help- call them and set up a time to serve there. Do you have a neighbor who could use some encouragement?- take them out for coffee or make them dinner. Know a young mom or dad who could use some time to him or herself?- offer to watch their kids for a couple of hours!

We would love to encourage each other to participate by sharing how we are serving. Take a few minutes and email Sue Emmack at sueemmack@trinityL.org and let her know how you served.  You can even include a picture! If you would like your service project to remain anonymous, please let her know. We would like to report back to our congregation each week how we are doing. Let’s be the hands and feet of Jesus this Lenten season!

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Stephen Ministry https://trinityl.org/2020/02/21/stephen-ministry/ https://trinityl.org/2020/02/21/stephen-ministry/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:45:49 +0000 https://trinityl.org/?p=47679

This one to one Christian Caregiving ministry is available for those who are experiencing a time of difficulty, loss, or change in their lives, and need a Christian friend to walk beside them. If you would like to learn more about this ministry, or would like the care of a Stephen Minister, please contact one of the Pastors or Sue Emmack pastormielke@trinityl.org, pastordavis@trinityl.org or sueemmack@trinityL.org

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GriefShare https://trinityl.org/2020/02/21/griefshare/ https://trinityl.org/2020/02/21/griefshare/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:39:44 +0000 https://trinityl.org/?p=47674

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences–experiencing the pain of losing someone you love. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare is a Christ-centered, video-based program with discussion questions to help people process grief in the toughest moments of life. Our prayer is that through this process, you experience healing and joy in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The group is facilitated by Diane Enos and Deb Sorokin
Date and Time- Wednesday, January 8th – February 19th, 6:30-8:00pm
Contact- Diane Enos at denos@sbmf.org or 574-220-5068

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Divorce Care https://trinityl.org/2020/02/21/divorce-care/ https://trinityl.org/2020/02/21/divorce-care/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:34:50 +0000 https://trinityl.org/?p=47666

Have you experienced a separation or divorce? You don’t have to go through it alone. DivorceCare is a nationally recognized DVD based study that seeks to bring healing in the midst of what is a stressful and painful time. This program helps you walk through issues you’ve never faced before and gives a safe place to ask the many questions you may have. DivorceCare helps you face these challenges together and move toward rebuilding your life. You can find out more here https://www.divorcecare.org/
Date and Time- Mondays, February 10th – May 4th 
Anthony Buoscio at 574-971-7909 or abuoscio@hotmail.com OR Janet Havekost at 574.217.3260

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CCS Service Night https://trinityl.org/2019/01/10/ccs-service-night/ https://trinityl.org/2019/01/10/ccs-service-night/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:16:00 +0000 https://trinityl.org/?p=1080

Looking for a hands-on service project in our community? Trinity participates in a monthly service project at Church Community Services in Elkhart. We will volunteer on the first Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm to assist with various projects. No special skills are needed. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome to join in but must have an adult accompany them. Please sign up in advance, so we know how many people to expect. What a great way to reach outside of our own four walls and help those in need! You can sign up online or at the information center.

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