God created us to forever enjoy his glory in perfect communion with him, community with each other, and even harmony with the creation itself. He brought order out of chaos. He created women and men in his own image and gave us instructions to tend and care for the creation. To get married and have babies to sustain, extend, and continue to bring order out of chaos.
Our sin, of course, brought a curse. But God did not forget us or his plan. He gave his only Son, Jesus, to be the perfect sacrifice for sin. Jesus’ death and resurrection reorders all things. He brought redemption to our communion with God. He makes possible our reconciliation with each other, and even reorders and renews creation itself. That’s where we are headed this month: our partnership with Christ in reordering the world out of its chaos into God’s glorious plan for all eternity. We begin a 4-week worship series on the reordering that we are partners in the gospel with:
- re:conciliation (November 2)
- re:creation (November 9)
- re:sources (November 16)
- re:demption (November 23)
HOW ARE WE STEWARDING OUR OFFERINGS TOGETHER IN 2015?
In your church mailbox on Sunday, you will find the November newsletter. You can also click HERE to see it. It's all about how our deacons are being stewards of the offerings we all bring. In Sunday School (Fellowship Hall), our deacons will share the proposed 2015 budgets. We'll be voting on these December 7 as a congregation. You are welcome to give them your feedback and they will consider your feedback at their November 3 meeting. As you'll see, they've already spent many hours planning and preparing for the future, and they are excited to share with you the plans. The Newsletter also contains information about new ways you can participate in resourcing the kingdom vision among us.
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)
- This week Jeff Joiner will facilitate the Pre-Budget meeting with a time of question and answer. At 11:00am Jeff will be presenting the information again for those who couldn't attend during the Sunday School hour (Adult Room 1).
- 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
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And be sure you plan to come back in the evening on Sunday for our Game Night from 5:30pm-7:30pm. It will be a fun night of games and fellowship. For college aged and up. Bring a snack to share. Games like Heartland Strategy, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Monopoly will be provided or you can bring one to share. There will also be a beanbag toss tournament. Come and go as you like. There will be nursery available for children up to 7 years old. To sign-up for childcare online click HERE, or call the church office at 737-4542. To sign-up for the Bean Bag Tournament click HERE.Questions? Please contact Bruce Anliker email@example.com or 712-395-8613
LYNN COWELL EVENT
** Sign-up TODAY ~ it is your last chance to advantage of the early registration discount, that is only available until October 31st! Click HERE for more information and an online registration link.
We are excited about the upcoming Lynn Cowell weekend conference for moms and their teen daughters here at Trinity on November 7-8. Please plan to stop by the Welcome Center on Sunday if you would like to register for the event, turn in your payment if you have already registered, sign-up to donate specific food items needed for that weekend, and to ask any questions you may have about the event.
UCI CHRISTMAS PROJECT
Thank you to everyone who is participating in our UCI Christmas Project to bless Haitian children with Christmas gifts this year. Just a reminder to be sure to fill your bags and return them back to church by Friday, Oct 31. We have a collection table set up outside the office.
We still have a few children available, first come first serve, please contact Kristin Brouwer at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 737-4542.
Congratulations to Tom and Angel Clarey on the birth of their son, Rhett Derek, born on Thursday, October 30th.