Sunday's Coming ~ December 17, 2017

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Waiting can be hard.  Is it Christmas yet?  When does Grandma come over?  Can we open presents now?  Yet in the season of waiting, God often teaches us some of the most profound things.  

Some of our longings go even deeper.  How long do I have to continue to struggle with this?  Will this desire in my life ever be fulfilled?  God when will you come make all things new?  So in this Christmas season we will be looking at some of the ways that we can lean in to expectation, trust God’s promises, and be a people of hope.

Join us this Sunday as we look at Finding Hope in the Midst of Despair.

WORSHIP TIMES - 8:30 / 9:50 a.m.

  • NURSERY is available for children Infant-Age 3 during all services.
  • CHILDREN & WORSHIP (Ages 4-6)
    • Dismissing from the 8:30 a.m. service
    • Children will need to be picked up after the service in the Children's Area
  • CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL (Ages 4-5th Grade)
    • 9:50-10:50 a.m.
    • Location: Children's Area
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL (Grades 6-12)
    • 9:50-10:30 a.m.
    • Location: Youth Room

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2017 Holiday Services Times at Trinity

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  • Sunday, Dec. 17:
    • 2 Worship Services 8:30 / 9:50 a.m.
    • Sunday School 9:50 a.m.
  • Sunday Dec. 24:
    • 2 morning Worship Services 8:30 / 9:50 a.m.
    • No Sunday School
    • 2 Candlelight Christmas Eve Services 4:00 / 5:30 p.m.
    • Nursery 0-2
  • Sunday, Dec. 31:
    • 2 Worship Services 8:30 /9:50 a.m.
    • No Sunday School
  • Sunday, Jan. 7:
    • Resume regular worship services 8:30 / 9:50 / 11:10 a.m.
    • Sunday School 9:50 a.m.

Lena "Lee" Roos Funeral

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We extend our sympathies to the family of Lee Roos, who passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, December 15, at 10:00am, at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. Rev. Brian Keepers will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a family prayer service on Friday, at 9:00am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, with the family present from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

FUNERAL HELP NEEDED:
We are in need of 2 volunteers to help usher, arriving by 9:30 a.m.
We are in need of 5 volunteers to help serve lunch & cleanup, arriving by 9:45 a.m.

If you are able to help, please text or call Sara Crane at: 712-441-1757.

Sunday's Coming ~ December 10, 2017

Waiting can be hard.  Is it Christmas yet?  When does Grandma come over?  Can we open presents now?  Yet in the season of waiting, God often teaches us some of the most profound things.  

Some of our longings go even deeper.  How long do I have to continue to struggle with this?  Will this desire in my life ever be fulfilled?  God when will you come make all things new?  So in this Christmas season we will be looking at some of the ways that we can lean in to expectation, trust God’s promises, and be a people of hope.

Join us this Sunday as we look at Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness.  And we will also get to enjoy having our children lead us in worship.

Sunday's Coming ~ December 3, 2017

Waiting can be hard.  Is it Christmas yet?  When does Grandma come over?  Can we open presents now?  Yet in the season of waiting, God often teaches us some of the most profound things.  

Some of our longings go even deeper.  How long do I have to continue to struggle with this?  Will this desire in my life ever be fulfilled?  God when will you come make all things new?  So in this Christmas season we will be looking at some of the ways that we can lean in to expectation, trust God’s promises, and be a people of hope.

2017 Holiday Calendar of Events

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  • Wednesday, Dec. 6:
    • K-5 Children's Christmas Worship Practice 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
  • Sunday, Dec. 10:
    • 3 Worship Services 8:30 / 9:50 / 11:10 a.m.
    • K-5 Children's Christmas Worship
    • No K-5 Children's Sunday School / No Children and Worship
    • Grades 6-12 Youth Sunday School 9:50 a.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 17:
    • 2 Worship Services 8:30 / 9:50 a.m.
    • Sunday School 9:50 a.m.
  • Sunday Dec. 24:
    • 2 morning Worship Services 8:30 / 9:50 a.m.
    • No Sunday School
    • 2 Christmas Eve Services 4:00 / 5:30 p.m.
    • Nursery 0-2
  • Sunday, Dec. 31:
    • 2 Worship Services 8:30 /9:50 a.m.
    • No Sunday School
  • Sunday, Jan. 7:
    • Resume regular worship services 8:30 / 9:50 / 11:10 a.m.
    • Sunday School 9:50 a.m.

Women's Ministry Cookies & Crafts

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Women of all ages, you are invited to join us on December 7, 2017 for a Cookie Exchange and Craft Night. We will be meeting at Trinity from 7-9:00pm.  This is a great opportunity for mothers and daughters to enjoy together.

You can come to do just the Cookie Exchange and enjoy a time of fellowship, or you can come to do just the craft, or you can come and do both! 

There is no charge to participate in the cookie exchange, just bring 3 dozen cookies to exchange.  Also bring a tray or tupperware to take home as many cookies as you bring.

For the craft, we will be making glass Christmas ornaments and/or decorating cards.
There is a $3.00 fee to cover the supplies for the craft.  **Payment is not required at time of registration - choose the "pay later" option.

To sign-up online, click HERE.
Sign-up deadline is December 3.

Questions contact Ashley Stanislav at: ashley.stanislav@gmail.com

Cookies Needed to Bless College Students

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On Sunday, December 10, we are going to be blessing our college students with an end of the year Goodie Bag.

We are needing 30 volunteers to provide 3 dozen cookies each, any flavor.

Cookies will need to be packaged 3 per baggie and will need to be at church by noon on December 7.

Sign up online HERE.

Please contact Julie Andersen at: juliekandersen87@gmail.com with any questions.  Thank you for blessing our college students!

Sunday's Coming ~ November 26, 2017

This fall we are engaging the book of Exodus in our worship.  The story of the exodus stands squarely in the Hebrew Scriptures as the great defining demonstration of God’s power, love and faithfulness.  But the journey of the Israelites out of bondage and into the promised land was not just about Moses or even the Hebrew people, but God orchestrated the whole thing to show the world who He is, and that there is no other God like Him.

This week we look at the story of the Exodus, and the question remains, “How is God using the journey that we are on, to not only deliver us and reveal to us who God is, but so that the world may know?”  We will be focusing on Exodus 35:1-29, 40:34-38.  "So The World May Know: Everyone for the Glory of One."

Sunday's Coming ~ November 19, 2017

This fall we are engaging the book of Exodus in our worship.  The story of the exodus stands squarely in the Hebrew Scriptures as the great defining demonstration of God’s power, love and faithfulness.  But the journey of the Israelites out of bondage and into the promised land was not just about Moses or even the Hebrew people, but God orchestrated the whole thing to show the world who He is, and that there is no other God like Him.

This week we look at the story of the Exodus, and the question remains, “How is God using the journey that we are on, to not only deliver us and reveal to us who God is, but so that the world may know?”  We will be focusing on Exodus 32 "So The World May Know: God With Us."

Sunday's Coming ~ November 12, 2017

This fall we are engaging the book of Exodus in our worship.  The story of the exodus stands squarely in the Hebrew Scriptures as the great defining demonstration of God’s power, love and faithfulness.  But the journey of the Israelites out of bondage and into the promised land was not just about Moses or even the Hebrew people, but God orchestrated the whole thing to show the world who He is, and that there is no other God like Him.

This week we look at the story of the Exodus, and the question remains, “How is God using the journey that we are on, to not only deliver us and reveal to us who God is, but so that the world may know?”  We will be focusing on Exodus 32 "So The World May Know: Lay Down Your Idols."

Leaving Egypt ~ An Evening with Chuck DeGroat

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Join us Wednesday, November 29 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Trinity Reformed Church
(201 St Paul Ave SE  Orange City, IA) for a special evening with nationally recognized author and speaker, Chuck DeGroat.

Chuck is a Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Western Theological Seminary in Holland MI, and Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies. He is the author of several books, including Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places, The Toughest People to Love, and Wholeheartedness.

The Exodus isn’t just a Bible story that happened long ago. We each find ourselves enslaved: to work, to destructive relationships, to food, to spending, to people-pleasing…but beyond our
personal Egypt lies God’s Promised Land.

Chuck will show us how our wilderness journey helps us face our fears, receive our new identity, experience transformation, and live into our newfound freedom.

This event is free to the public.
There will be a book signing opportunity after the event.

For more information and a complete bio of Chuck, click HERE.
To download a printable poster, click HERE.

Foundations for a Missional Life

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Have you ever wondered about going on a short-term mission trip?  Have you wanted to live more missionally in your neighborhood or at work?

For 3 weeks Trinity will provide foundational and practical tools to help you engage these kinds of questions and prepare you to be used by God in greater ways.

Join us Sunday Mornings Nov. 12, 19 and Dec. 3 from 9:50-10:50 a.m. in Adult Rooms 3&4 as we explore this exciting journey.

Thanksgiving Opportunities 2017

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November 18, 2017:
Food Pantry Distribution   8:30 / 9:00 a.m.
Trinity will be participating in the Food Pantry packaging and distribution at American Reformed Church (407 Albany Ave SE, Orange City).
Come help bless families in our community with the gift of food before Thanksgiving.
MORE INFO HERE

November 22, 2017:
Thanksgiving Eve Service   6:30-7:30 p.m

Worship at Trinity with Living Water Community Church
Please bring canned and non-perishable food items to donate and help restock the local Food Pantry.
MORE INFO HERE

November 23, 2017:
Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk  7:45 a.m.

The emphasis of this run is that it be a fun experience for all ages that will raise awareness and resources for mission.
All 2017 profits benefit Bethany Christian Services and Trinity Youth Ministries.
All are also encouraged to bring a grocery bag of non-perishable and non-expired items for the food pantry.
MORE INFO HERE

Thanksgiving Day CommUNITY Meal  11:30-1:00 p.m.
There will be a Thanksgiving Day CommUNITY meal on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, at Living Water Community Church (1005 8th St SE, Orange City).
They will be serving turkey and all the trimmings from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The meal is at no cost to anyone; you are welcome to bring an item for our local Food Pantry if you wish.
Everyone is invited to help with this meal, as well as come and eat!  We hope to build community and relationships through this meal; as well as gather people together who may not have a place to go. Transportation to the meal, and “take out” and delivery are available.  Just call the numbers listed below, or Living Water Church (712-707-5100).  Please consider sharing with those who are visiting in our area hospitals and nursing homes, those unable to leave their homes, or those who have to work that day at local stores and convenience stores.

MORE INFO HERE

November 26, 2017:
Sunday morning Worship at Trinity  8:30 / 9:50 / 11:10 a.m.
There will not be Sunday School (all ages) or Children & Worship.