The following 5th graders received recognition at this year’s TLS Awards Assembly on Tuesday, May 14th:
Honor Roll (A average) – Jenova, Brighton, Lexie, Tanner, Carli, Paige & Luke;
President’s Education (Gold) Award – Jenova, Brighton, Lexie & Luke;
American Citizenship Award – Lexie
Finally, each 5th grader was also presented with a devotional book by our Parent-Teacher League: Taylor, Pal, Ty, Jacie, Jenova, Brighton, Lexie, Tanner, Carli, Holland, Emma, Sarah, Christian, Paige & Luke. God’s Blessings!!
Next month . . . There are many ways to help and support Trinity Lutheran School.
Our Trinity Lutheran School received the following information, in a letter, from the Nebraska Department of Education: At its regular meeting on April 3rd, the State Board of Education took action to classify your school as an Approved School for the school year 2013-2014. This decision was based upon a review of the Statement of Assurance and other information indicating compliance with the approval requirements in Rule 14. This action confers upon your school the legal right to fulfill provisions of the compulsory education law to promote students. We thank you for the cooperation you have extended to us and wish you well as you continue to provide educational opportunities for the young people in your school.
2013 – 2014 TLS CUB SIGN UP: We are continuing to accept students for the 2013—2014 academic school year. We offer classes from Toddlers (18 month olds) – 5th grade on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Registration Fee for (K-5th) NEW students is $150.00, while the Registration Fee for currently enrolled students is now $180.00, so reserve your Cub spot TODAY. FINAL REGISTRATION will take place on Friday, August 2nd.
QUILTS FOR MISSION
Come join us in the Fellowship Hall on the first and third Thursdays of the month in 2013, to tie quilts. No previous experience is needed and all help is welcomed.
Homebound Callers: Six visiting teams made 104 calls, cards, or visits to 33 homebound members during the month of April. For more information about this ministry, please contact Tom Pruitt at 402-474-0606.
To keep the congregation informed of the current financial condition at Trinity, the Stewardship Board has put together this monthly and year to date summary of income and expenses. Year to date totals are through the month of March 2013.
ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK??
Did you know we have TWO facebook pages for Trinity? We would love to have you join us on both!
LIKE us at ‘Trinity Lutheran Church’ (look for the church logo! this site offers updates to church and school events, as well as uplifting encouragements)
And JOIN us at ‘Trinity Lutheran – Lincoln, Ne.’ (this group is a forum for our members to share thoughts and inspiration with one another)
Get connected and join the conversation on Facebook today!
Looking for a way to serve your Church? Consider learning how to run the screen video system. It is very easy to learn and do. You can do early of late service. Call the Church office if you are interested.
Needed: We are looking for a person and/or couple who would be willing to organize funeral luncheons. This person would be responsible for arranging the salads, cakes and help as well as ordering and picking up of food. If you are interested in filling this position, please call the church office at 402-474-0606.
The collection of mites and Ysleta monies will continue during the upcoming summer months on the second Sunday of the month. The next meeting of Trinity’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will be August 17th at 9:30 a.m.
REMEMBER OUR MISSION: We have been praying for the LWML mission grant Physical and Spiritual Nourishment for the Impoverished – US/Mexico Border in the amount of $27,970.36. Christ reminds us in Matthew 25 that when we feed the hungry or give drink to the thirsty, we minister to our Lord Himself through the least of our brothers. People of the El Paso/Juarez area are hungry and thirsty for food for the body and for food of the Spirit. Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care lives out the Great commission in its daily work among the poor, providing for both physical and spiritual needs of its neighbors. The mission operates in the El Paso lower valley and ministers to a total of 14 communities on both sides of the Texas/Mexico border: four in the El Paso area; seven in or near Juarez, Mexico; and three farther into Northern Mexico’s state of Chihuahua.
At the 2011 Peoria LWML Convention, delegates approved a $27,970.36 grant to provide funding for food to meet the physical needs of those living in poverty and to allow Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care to minister and bring Christ’s love and His saving Word to fulfill their spiritual needs. YLMHC provides up to 100 hot lunches Monday through Friday. Each Saturday morning at dawn, people in need begin arriving on the YLMHC campus for the food basket distribution. While most of the food is donated by the West Texas Food Bank, Orphan Grain Train, and other organizations, YLMHC often purchases items to complete the 150 baskets provided each week. When available, Bibles and devotional materials are included, as well as directions and schedules for area mission churches. Immediately following the food distribution, 40 or more recipients join in a luncheon and prayer service surrounded by God’s love and His Word.
The outreach program reaches most of its people in the Mesa de Reyes (Kings’ Table) meal program held each Wednesday, with as many as 300 children gathering for a meal and a devotion focusing on Christ’s love for the world.
Each Saturday afternoon, Rev. Karl Heimer and a staff member or volunteer, visit the BorderPatrolDetentionCenter and hold a worship service with as many as 105 male attendees. This bilingual service caters to many nationalities, as the detention center is one of the largest in the country. Each session includes distribution of a case or more of Bibles, daily devotional materials, and bilingual songbooks. Inmates do not stay long at the center before being transferred or deported. When they leave to go to the ends of the earth, they carry with them the message of God’s love and His salvation.
Jesus commands in Matthew 28:15: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” You may help with this LWML grant by leaving your mites in the Big Mite Box in the narthex on the second Sunday of the month.
Our current class of Stephen Ministers will be commissioned on Sunday June 16th at early service. Margaret Bitz, Pam Heiden, Adrienne Schmidt, and June Taege have completed over 50 hours of training in order to serve as Christian caregivers. Please keep these women and all of our Stephen Ministers in your prayers as they serve Christ and His church.
Kaleb Blakemore May 25th South West High School
Isaac John Bol-Rik May 25th
Natalie Griess May 19th Lincoln Lutheran High School
Chase Latham May 19th Lincoln Lutheran High School
Mallory Luebbe May 25th South West High School
Samuel Malan May 19th Lincoln Lutheran High School
Laura Metschke May 19th Lincoln Lutheran High School
Kasey Mueller May 26th Lincoln North Star High School
Kathryn Showalter May 26th Lincoln North East High School
Lindsay Leikam, May 4th from UNL with a degree in Bio Chemistry.
David Voorman and his wife Heather, May 4th, from UNL Law School.
Amy Peteresen graduated from DoaneCollege with a double major, Bachelors of Arts degree in Music and Journalism and Media.
OTHER GRADUATE NEWS: Isaiah Bockelman, Alex Heiden, Santiago Keinbaum, Andrew Malan, Gideon Soenksen, Kevin Soenksen, Dane Stahr, and Christopher Swancara students at Concordia University, Nebraska at Seward, were awarded the annual Nebraska Association of Congregations of Concordia scholarship.
SPECIAL COLLECTION THIS MONTH: Trinity will be collecting flip flops and
swim towels for the kids at F. St.!
Dorothy, the F Street Director, shared that part of their summer program is taking the kids to the pool for swim lessons. While many of the kids love to swim they do not have some of the items needed. So in June, let’s love our neighborhood with flip flops and swim towels! Collection bins will be in the narthex and by the back door.
St. Paul’s UCC at the corner of 13th and F. St. holds a
Farmers’ Market Every Tuesday 4:30-7:30 from now until October.
The kids from F. St. sell produce that they raise in their garden area throughout the summer at the market! So if you are in the area, stop by and support our neighbors AND get some healthy food too!
TWO opportunities to serve our neighborhood!
Dorothy at F.St.Rec.Center has asked for our help with 2 ongoing projects.
FIRST – Would you, your family, Bible study, or small group be willing to help keep the grounds of the rec. center clean? We are asking that once a month you would walk the grounds and parking lot at F. St. and pick up trash (containers can be provided by F. St. staff) It can take as little as 15 minutes of your time to help our neighborhood and the center be cleaner and brighter!
SECOND – Can you use a garden hose? The kids at F. St. plant a garden each summer to grow produce for center meals and snacks as well as a way to support the community. They need help watering the garden on a regular basis (especially in our dry summer months). If you can give a half hour or so a week to ‘green’ up the neighborhood, it would be a big help!
Interested in either of these? Contact Deaconess Pam Voorman 402-484-8598 or email@example.com. Thanks!