Sunday's Coming ~ October 12, 2014

SUNDAY'S COMING FIRM FOUNDATIONThis Sunday is the final 15 verses of Jesus' first sermon to his disciples.  He brings it home with an all-in, right-now invitation and sets the stage for what the kingdom journey looks like.  In rapid-fire succession, Jesus unleashes a barrage of stark contrasts for us to choose between: 2 roads, 2 trees, 2 claims, 2 builders, and 2 destinies.

I am praying that on Sunday, Jesus will reveal himself to you as the one who paves the way, guides the journey, and makes you both safe in the storm and ready to step out in faithful courage.

We also will celebrate as 10 new members become part of our church family!

With you on the journey,

Pastor Jon

Our Sunday Morning services start at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Children and Youth Sunday School will meet between services, 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Children and Worship Children ages 5 through 1st grade will be dismissed during the service and can be picked up after church in the Kid’s Area.

Our Adult Sunday School Opportunities this week are:

  • Questions of Life (Fellowship Hall)
    • Come out for an opportunity to explore important and challenging questions we have in life.  This week Barb Dewald and Laird Edman will continue the topic of knowing God’s will in our lives.  “How do I discern God’s will for my life?  Is there a formula?  Is it a secret?  Will I love what God calls me to?”
  • Fabric of Faithfulness Study (Adult Rooms 3&4)
    • A book study for college students to help learn how to connect what they believe about the world and how they live in the world.  Facilitated by John Fernstrum.
  • Sunday School Guide (Adult Room 1)

Going to be gone? You can worship with us live on our Webcast – click HERE

You can also view past services in their entirety – click HERE

A number of small groups meet Sunday night.  Some use questions based on the morning message.  Click HERE for this week's guide.


Our elders and deacons met on October 6. Rather than wait a month for our usual "Gleanings" report in the newsletter, we decided to make them available sooner.  You can read them online, click HERE or pick up a hard copy at the Welcome Center on Sunday.


UCI ChristmasThis year for our Christmas project we are collecting Christmas presents for Haitian children through the UCI Ministry. This is similar to Operation Christmas child, except we will be filling a one gallon sized plastic bag with gift items. We are asking you to fill the bag with items for the child along with $4.00 to help cover shipping. There will be a sign-up table in the Fellowship Hall again this Sunday if you'd like to pick up a profile  and packet.  If you signed up for child last week but did not have a packet to pick-up, please stop by the sign-up table to pick your packets up as well.  If you want to just give a monetary donation to cover shipping, you can put it an envelope labeled “Haiti Shipping” and give it to Kristin Brouwer.  We will be collecting the bags through the month of October, and they can be placed on the collection table by the office.


Chili Cook-OffCalling all Cooks!  On Wednesday night November 5, Trinity is having a chili cook-off!  Participants will be asked to bring a large pot of chili to share as part of the Wednesday night meal, and will be judged on their creations.  We are hoping to get at least 10 entries to challenge Pastor Jon's concoction!  Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the winners, so if you think you have what it takes you can sign-up online, click HERE or at the Welcome Center on Sunday.  Please email or call Sarah Weber with any questions; 712-395-1001 


Lynn Cowell Teens Moms Nov 7-8aWe have an amazing opportunity coming up for girls ages 7th-12th grade and their moms.  Trinity will be hosting a conference with a special speaker from Proverbs 31 ministries, Lynn Cowell on November 7th and 8th.   This is also open to mentors of teens or moms with girls who aren’t teens yet, and it will be focusing on issues of faith, relationships, and self-esteem for those teenage girls.  ClickHERE for more information and registration.


Trinity women, you are invited on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. to watch “The Line,” a short documentary about the many faces of poverty in America. Following the film we will be talking with employees of the Bridge about needs of women in our own community and how we can help.  We will be meeting in the youth room. We hope to see you there!