September 15th, 2019


Thank you for showing up in droves on Sunday to serve our neighbors! God's Work, Our Hands Sunday was a huge success. And did our project get a shout out on "Where We Live" on NPR this week? YOU BETCHA!

"But be doers of the Word, and not merely hearers..." James 1:22

Find more pics from our project on our Facebook page HERE.

A Story From Sunday and Continued Work...

One of our job sites on Sunday was a food drive at Colonial Market, staffed by Jill D., Paula S., and Tina C. And truthfully, it was a slow day. We collected about one basket of food and almost $90 that will be donated to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry Network (which Trinity is a part of.)

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But, during the morning a young boy saw that we were collecting and heard what it was for, asked his dad to take him back to the car. When he returned, he had his tooth fairy money that he just received and told his dad he wanted to give it to the SSKP instead of spending it.

If you look closely at this $2 bill from the tooth fairy, you will see that it is covered in sparkles.

It is in honor of this boy's generosity that we've decided to continue the food collection for a few more weeks. Please consider bringing in non-perishables to church on Sunday and drop them off in the lobby.


 Living Nativity Planning Meeting

Sept. 22 9:00am
We are doing a living nativity this Advent! Encouraging you to come help plan! (Nativity planned for Sat. Dec. 14th)

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SUNDAY, SEPT 22th, 1:15 AM

Worship & Music
Visioning for worship, music, and art for church and liturgy. All are invited and encouraged to attend!
Meeting after 10am church

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Church Council

Sept. 24 7:00am
Leadership Team Meeting (open meeting)

History Night

Sept.25 7 :00pm
Exploring the History of Trinity Lutheran Church with the Essex Historical Society. Open Meeting. Working on a timeline of the church.
TLC Conference Room



Meet 5 mins early before any worship service in the robing room (next to the bathroom off the Sanctuary) to practice praying with Pastor. Pray aloud or be simply be there for prayer.

In need of prayer?

Send a prayer request to the prayer chain by emailing Sheri Dieso:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To get a prayer added or updated in the bulletin, email Barb Westwater:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
E-mail announcements to Pastor Brett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesdays to have them published in the e-news and bulletin.


There will be Adult Bible Study this Sunday, September 22nd, at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  We will be discussing 1 Peter 3:8-4:6.  Among the questions we may discuss are the following:  What principles for Christian living are set forth in 1 Peter 3:8-12 and 3:15-17?  Why does the author of this letter say in 1 Peter 3:14 that if you suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed?  Who were the spirits in prison to whom Jesus made a proclamation after He was put to death (1 Peter 3:19-20)?  What do you think Jesus was proclaiming?  How does 1 Peter 3:20-21 connect the salvation of Noah and his family with baptism?  If authorities and powers are now subject to Jesus, as stated in 1 Peter 3:22, why does it seem that so much in the world contravenes Christian values? What advice is given to Christians in 1 Peter 4:1-4?  How do you understand the statement in 1 Peter 4:6 that the gospel was proclaimed even to the dead that they might live in the spirit?  Please join us for coffee, a light breakfast, interesting conversation and great fellowship.


The next Trinity Book Discussion will be held on Friday, November 1st, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Robin and Warren Kleeman, 79 Witch Hazel Drive, Deep River.  We will be discussing "The Attributes of God, Volume 1:  A Journey into the Father's Heart" by A.W. Tozer.  This book examines in depth ten attributes of God in an effort to understand what God is like.  All are invited to the book discussion, even if you haven't read the book.  There are always drinks and nibbles, as well as great discussion and camaraderie.


Please let Robin or Warren Kleeman or Diane or Mike Macris know if you plan to attend (even if you are a regular attendee) so that we will have some idea of how many will be there.


The next book we expect to read is "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens.



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Introducing Electronic Giving for Trinity, using
"ELCA Giving Tool" App

  • Search and download the ELCA Giving Tool app from your mobile device or click HERE to sign up from your computer. 
  • Register your debit or credit card and give electronically to your congregation.
  • Give one time gifts or set up automatic giving.
  • The ideal giving platform for people (like me, your pastor) who are constantly forgetting to bring their checkbooks, or forget to keep up with pledging when I'm not in church on Sunday.
  • "Set it and forget it" and never get behind on your giving again!
  • For more info, contact the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.