Trinity’s three Missions are represented by three interlocking rings. The words inside each ring represent our Ministries. Combined with the document entitled, "Trinity Lutheran Church Mission and Ministry Summary", these Ministries contain the many activities at Trinity.
The outer ring represents the activities necessary to Support our Missions.
Gathering to Worship - 2009 efforts include
2,640 member-contributed hours, representing:
The joys of conveying Jesus' message; having the children be involved; making music together; the children's faces when they have communion for the first time; welcoming our cherished newcomers.
The challenges of overcoming shyness, germs, training, asking for help, follow through on commitments.
The dreams of keeping worship simple yet lovely, upgrading the music available and organ, id's for regular greeters, projection system for worship and throwing a parties to welcome new members.
Reaching Out Through Christ - 2009 efforts include
4,400 member-contributed hours, representing:
The joys of helping families, filling tummies, harvesting food we grew, surprises of finding out what is in the box to be gleaned, sharing joy with children at Peace Camp, welcoming visitors and guests.
The challenges of finding new volunteers for clean-up at community meal, enough volunteers on a consistent basis, weather, finding time.
The dreams of educational programs, community meals and gardens and lowering the price of Peace Camp to make it more accessible.
Growing our Faith Community - 2009 efforts include 758 member-contributed hours, representing:
The Joys of gathering with people of faith to study the scripture, learning and connecting with our church family, connecting to Mom's and babies in baby Bible time, hearing the youth's perspective on God/Jesus/living, watching the bonds grow among the young people at a childcare night, having a safe place to share the concerns and joys in our hearts, getting to know one another.
The Challenges of wishing to offer multiple studies at the same time to accommodate differing interests, having enough different volunteers, scheduling a time for most to participate, inviting other women to join the Bad Girls pf the Bible (Women's Group).
The Dreams of providing each student with their own individual book, having more social events and organized games and providing better contemporary resources for young parents.
Supporting our Mission - 2009 efforts include
1,452 member-contributed hours, representing:
The Joys of balancing the budget, knowing what is going on behind the scenes, making decisions.
The Challenges of not enough money, off key instruments, realities of an older building, having everyone in the same place at the same time for a meeting, how to disagree in a respectful manner.
The Dreams of helping members understand how to establish an enduring memorial, praise band, annual budget for website maintenance.
Visit HERE to see an overview of Trinity's Stewardship Team's efforts and the congregation's committment to looking at all facets of Trinity's Community.
See Pastor Paula to borrow the DVD of the long version of this film, providing more detail as we look forward to many years of congregational involvement in this exciting program.