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February 2015
A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, MERRILL, WI
Words of Life From the Cross
Lent 2015
The Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ is the corner stone of our faith. Thank God, we see it now as an
empty cross! But has it become for us just a nicely sculpted piece of wood or after 2,000 years, is it
still something more? Of course it’s more than just a sculpture or a piece of jewelry! The Cross of
Christ is God’s final word as to the character and consequence of human sin, and of the wonder and
sacrifice of His divine love for us.
Jesus went to the Cross so that through his death and resurrection we each might have a personal union
with God. Therefore, when we Christians speak of “the Cross,” it is a shorthand expression meaning
the death of Jesus. It’s Jesus stretched out between heaven and earth, suffering more than anyone has
ever suffered… All for you and me. The Cross is Jesus as our Savior. There is no holier place that we
can ever hope to come to, for the Cross is the place where heaven’s love and heaven’s justice meet.
The Gospels contain a most wonderful commentary on the Cross in the words of Jesus himself, spoken
from the Cross itself. Seven sayings are recorded: if there were more we don’t know but surely it’s
significant that seven is God’s perfect number. It represents completeness and wholeness. As Jesus
hung upon that Cross almost two thousand years ago, he made seven great statements, treasured by
believers as the Seven Words from the Cross. They cover the basic needs of mankind. This Lenten
and Holy Week season, let’s meditate on them together as our Lord’s testament to a world wrecked
by sin, bowed down by needs of healing in body, mind and spirit. The Words from the Cross reveal
God’s answer to our basic needs… our need for a perfect love, our need for a Savior!
Allow these Words of Jesus from the Cross to speak to you this Lenten Season, and may you feed
on them in your hearts by faith:
"Father, forgive them"
There’s forgiveness for you at the Cross.
"Today, you will be with me"
There’s salvation for you at the Cross.
"Woman, here is your son"
There’s love for you at the Cross.
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me"
There’s atonement for you at the Cross.
"I thirst"
Jesus suffered for you at the Cross.
"It is finished"
Jesus was the victor over sin for you at the Cross.
"Father, into your hands I commit my spirit"
There’s eternal security for you at the Cross.
This Lenten season you’re invited to Jesus’ Words of Life from the Cross.
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Trinity School, Pre-School, Day Care
Welcome to
Trinity’s New
Teaching
Assistant
A lifelong Trinity member recently
joined the staff of Trinity school as
our new teaching assistant. We’re
enjoying getting to know Mrs. Jill (Savaske) Pehlke, and hope
you will, too.
3rd Grade is an Exciting Year
for Learning New “Stuff”
Mrs. Pehlke is married to Chad, and they have a blended family
consisting of Brittney, age 18, Megan 15, Connor 12, Kortney 12,
and Harlie, 4. Family time, including trips to Wisconsin Dells, are
enjoyed by Mrs. Pehlke and her family. Her favorite time of year
is summer!
Social Studies has us studying people and the communities they
live in and why some communities are where they are.
Mrs. Pehlke started work at Trinity School on January 6, and already loves working with the students and teachers and helping in
any way possible. She takes great pleasure to see the looks on the
children’s faces when they have accomplished learning something
new. Mrs. Pehlke attended Trinity School herself as a child, and
enjoys the full circle she has travelled, coming back to serve the
current students and teachers.
We learn many new Bible verses and Old Testament narratives. In
physical education classe, we do golf, archery, volleyball and floor
hockey. The list could go on and on.
We master all the multiplication facts, how to subtract two and three
digit numbers, and add and subtract fractions with like denominators, just to name a few.
We wrote friendly letters and business letters and we are working
on report writing. We will be writing all kinds of poems plus we
are learning nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and all the other
basics of language. A lot of our spelling skills are working on
spelling patterns.
We use trade books for reading and have doubled up some of our
reading groups with fourth grade. We also do science with the
fourth grade and are learning about measurement, the human body,
physics of sound, and the structures of life.
We have given socks to Hannah’s Socks, an organization started
by a little girl in Ohio who collects socks for the homeless.
We invite you to come and learn with us at any time.
(Are you able to help 45 – 60 minutes a week? We really could use
some help right after lunch on Tuesdays. Also, we are in need of
a new classroom camera, nothing too fancy, just one that works.
If able to help with either of these requests, please contact Miss
Kamps. Thank you!)
February Chapel Schedule
The theme for chapel this year is “STAND in Mercy.” “God, who
is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were
dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.” (Eph.
2:4-5 NIV). Come join us for chapel devotions to see Jesus who
came to earth as a baby and whose sacrifice makes it possible for
us to “STAND in Mercy.”
Weekly chapel services are a highlight of our life in our Lutheran
school. The chapel service brings our school families together
to hear God’s Word, praise Him for His mercy, and pray for His
blessing on church, school, and the lives of children and families.
We invite you to join us every Wednesday for chapel at 8:20am.
Here is the schedule for the month of February:
Wednesday, February 4 ..... 8:20am....... Pastor Stolarczyk
Wednesday, February 11..... 8:20am....... Mrs. Marnholtz & Gr.1
Wednesday, February 18..... 8:20am....... Mrs. Gustafson & Gr. 6
Wednesday, February 25..... 8:20am....... Mrs. Schult & Gr. 4
Our chapel offering, of treasure, this month is going to Lutheran
Heritage Foundation. LHF translates, publishes, distributes and
introduces books that are Bible-based, Christ-centered and Reformation-driven. LHF has published the catechism in more than 70
languages, and many more translations have been requested. In
the past decade, LHF has published and distributed more than 700
titles/editions and 3 million Lutheran books to pastors, seminary
students, missionaries and churches – all at no cost to them.
Please join us for chapel on Wednesdays at 8:20am.
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T.Y.M. / Camp Luther / Lenten Worship
LENTEN
SCHEDULE
YOUTH EVENTS
• Feb 1: T.Y.M.
• Feb 18: Ash Wed. Lenten Meal
• Mar 1:T.Y.M.
• Feb 8:T.Y.M.
• Feb 22: T.Y.M.
• Feb 14-15: Winter Retreat
• Feb 25: Lenten Meal
T.Y.M JR. AND SR. -youth in grades 6th through 12th are invited to join us in the Youth room
Sunday evenings from 7 - 9p.m. Bring a friend along, for some fun and Christian fellowship.
WINTER RETREAT
All TYM Jr. & Sr. Youth are invited to join us February 14th & 15th for fun and fellowship with
youth from other area Lutheran churches, Bible Study, and of course some great outdoor activities.
Our retreat will begin Saturday Morning upon arrival at Camp Forest Springs. We will be spending
the night in Medford @ Boarders Inn and Suites. Get your slips and money in to Pat A.S.A.P!
Cost for this retreat is $50 per person before Feb 2, $65 after. We will meet at the Trinity Church
parking lot Saturday at 7 a.m. and return Sunday afternoon. If you have any questions please
contact Pat Stark at 551-8768. Permission slip included
LENTEN MEALS
Trinity Youth Groups are again offering the Lenten Soup Meals before the Wed night services.
This is a great opportunity for the youth to earn money for the upcoming national youth gathering. The Youth Board will be sending out a letter letting you know what items will be needed.
Summer Camp
Registration now open!
Camp Luther summer youth camps provide a
fun, faith-filled experience for children from
Kindergarten all the way through High School.
It’s our goal at Camp Luther for campers to be
encouraged and strengthened in their faith
through Christian friendships, caring role
models, and God’s Word. Camp Luther has
much to offer for children of all ages.
Check out our fun and exciting weekend camps
for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Pathfinder
(grades 3-6) and Trailblazer (Grades 5-9) are specially designed for each age group to
give your child the best possible Camp Luther experience! New this summer is Guitar
Camp and our Kayak and Hike Camp. Have a teenager? They can choose Bike
Camp, X-tremeTeen, or IMPACT, our leadership development program. Or if they are
up and ready to take it to the next level, check out our new Keweenaw Base Camp
adventures at www.campluther.com/kbc. Whatever camp you choose, you can count on
our staff to provide the best possible summer camp experience for your child.
Struggling with finances this year? Ask about our Campership program.
We look forward to serving you and your family for many years to come!
“WORDS OF LIFE
FROM THE CROSS”
ASH WEDNESDAY
February 18
10:30am (IC)
6:30pm (IC)
MIDWEEK SERVICE
February 25
10:30am • 6:30pm
MIDWEEK SERVICE
March 4
10:30am • 6:30pm
MIDWEEK SERVICE
March 11
10:30am • 6:30pm
MIDWEEK SERVICE
March 18
10:30am • 6:30pm
MIDWEEK SERVICE
March 25
10:30am • 6:30pm
MAUNDY THURSDAY
April 2
10:30am (IC)
6:30pm (IC)
GOOD FRIDAY
April 2
1:00pm • 6:30pm
PALM SUNDAY
7:00pm (IC)
8:00am
10:30am
6:00pm
EASTER SUNDAY
6:00am (IC)
7:30am (IC)
9:00am (IC)
10:30pm (IC)
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Trinity School,
Preschool
& Dayca,, re
What’s
Happening?
A Huge
"Thank You"...
...to ALL our faithful workers for
Attention All Ushers
and “Want-To-Be” Ushers
their time and hard work in taking
down the Christmas decorations
and storing them away.
The Board of Elders has decided to try to schedule the service
ushers provide. Changes are often difficult, but the following are
good reasons why this change is worth trying to do:
It could not have been done without: Carol Heyel, Irma Stine, Jean
Rajek,Candy Peterson, Judy Zimmerman, Mary Ann Kufall, Karen
Schult, Carol Swoboda, Sherry
Kleinschmidt, Jilli Severt, Shirley
Olkives, and Marcella Voigt.
• The present system leaves out some people who want to be ushers.
We would like everyone involved if they want to help.
• New elders, when they start eldering, can have a difficult time finding ushers.
• On short notice, elders could serve for other elders, if they did not
have to find ushers.
• Scheduling ushers will help ushers get to know other church members.
...And thank you to Irvin Rice,
John Schult, Jerry Swoboda, Willie
Schult, Emery Kufall, Jack Kleinschmidt, Allen Olkives, for taking
down and removing the trees and
the outside decorations.
Whether you took off tree ornaments, packed them away, sawed
up the trees or pushed the vacuum,
every bit of help was GREATLY
APPRECIATED!
"THANK YOU" also to one of
our team members who donated
a tarp, so we don't have to borrow
one each year.
"TIME" is precious to each and
everyone of us and it is a blessing
to have so many of our members
generously give of their tme. Thank
you so very much.
— Carol Fiebke, Decorating "Cleanup" Chair
If You Were
One of Trinity’s
Generous
Members...
...who purchased a gift for a person whose name you took from
the Giving Tree, we want to thank
you. We’ve had several “thank
you’s” from families who received
your gifts. It is a good feeling to
make someone’s Christmas special. About 100 people received
gifts from our members this year.
Thank you!
— Trinity Board of Evangelism
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Please volunteer. We need lots of ushers to make this work. We need
to know if enough people are willing to help as ushers.
Everyone who wants to help our church as an usher needs to sign up,
even if you already often serve as an usher. Please sign the list on the
credenza in the narthex.
Thank You from Trinity’s
Christmas Tree Ministry
Trinity is pleased to announce that Kris Kuklinski won the drawing
for $50 gift certificate from Lee’s Piggly Wiggly Supermarket and
Ryan Ott won the $50 gift certificate from Dave’s County Market.
Thank you for the help from Cindy & Steve Latzig of Badger
Evergreen for making wreaths, Dave & Brenda Black of high
Ground Tree Farms for the very generous prices on the Christmas
Trees, Northland Evergreen for the wreath ribbons, Mitchell Metal
Products for the wreath rings, and Grace Frick for decorating the
wreaths. This Ministry raised $ 4,307.50 for Trinity.
Special thanks to everyone who helped set up the sale shed and
remove it again, and to the people who carried the trees into the
garage, cut them open to thaw out and then carried the tree’s out
to the Tree lot, to set them up and tag them.
Thank you to Norm & Joyce Weisenfeld and Carla Wiesenfeld for
making all the tags for the trees and wreaths.
Stop in at the Cenex Gas Station on North Center Ave Merrill and
tell them thank you for selling Trinity’s Wreaths. Trinity also has
their scrip for you to buy.
The support from the congregation and the community is very
much appreciated.
Check it Out √
A novel recently donated to our library is “A Time to Mend” by
Angela Hunt. Jacquelyn, an oncology nurse, expereiences breast
cancer. Her question was “Why Me, God?” Read to find out how
she learns to put her life back in God’s hands.
Have You Ever
Considered
Becoming
a Pastor or
Deaconess?
If so, the Rev. Bill Wrede from
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
would like to meet with you at
Trinity Lutheran Church (501
Stewart Ave), Wausau on Saturday, February 28th from 11am3pm. Pastor Wrede is interested
in meeting with prospective
students of all ages—elementary school age through adults.
Appointments are individual,
informal, and family/friends
are welcome to come with you.
Appointments are not necessary, but encouraged. If you
are interested in scheduling a
specific time, please contact
Pastor Wrede at 314 505-7221
or [email protected]
Lenten
Information
Ash Wednesday, February 18, begins this year’s
Lenten Season. Lenten
Worship will be held at
10:30am and 6:30pm on
Wednesdays during Lent.
This year’s sermon theme
will be “Words of Life
from the Cross.” We encourage you to invite a
friend or neighbor to these
inspirational services.
A bake sale will be held in
the church basement each
Wednesday, and there will
also be soup luncheons
following the morning
services, and evening
meals, sponsored by the
Youth Group, beginning
at 4:30pm. Come join us.
Children’s Page
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Church Mouse / Statistics
The Church
Mouse...
Hello Everyone... Miriam Mouse here
February has arrived. What a winter we’ve had so far. With more
than normal snowfalls, I’ve been staying within my residence.
However, the church remains a busy place, and there is always
something for me to observe. There always seems to be one meeting or another, worship services and Bible study groups. I spend
most of my time in the church sanctuary, out of the way of the cold
air rushing in through the door, as folks come and go.
God's Blessings...
...to these (80+) Seniors with Birthdays in February
Norma Hanke................................................................February 1
William Kirstein............................................................February 2
Harlan Storm.................................................................February 4
Airabell Beyer...............................................................February 6
Donna Mielke................................................................February 8
Sandra Hartwig...........................................................February 13
Eleanor Natzke............................................................February 15
Kenneth Meier............................................................February 21
I received a note from my good friend, Ms. Yahr, who has been
filling me in on the happenings over at the school, preschool and
daycare. I sure will be glad when spring arrives so that I can
scamper across the street, and see the children’s activities first hand.
Fred Stevens................................................................February 21
Ms. Yahr tells me that there will be a Scholastic Book Fair downstairs in my residence February 6 through February 8. The children
have so much fun checking on new books that are available for
purchase. Any of the church members are welcome to come and
see what is available, and also are welcome to purchase selections
that might make good gifts. I understand that there is also a new
teacher at the school who is working with the middle school students of Trinity in Language Arts. I haven’t met her yet, so that
is something I would like to do once the weather improves. Ms.
Yahr also told me that the teachers from Trinity and the teachers
from St. John get together every other month to exchange ideas for
making each school even better. What a great idea!
and these Couples with Anniversaries (50+) in
February
As I said, there is much going on here. Lent will begin on February
18th. There will be mid-week Lenten services, with more somber,
reflective hymns. No Alleluias for awhile.
The Trinity members planning their trip to Guatemala are still
meeting to finalize their mission plans. Church members are encouraged to take a paper “chili” from the Chili tree, and purchase
items for the mission.
I also see that the Food Pantry is still a busy place - hardly a crumb
left for me. That just means that the food is much needed, as were
all of the hats and mittens that were donated.
Another Bible study group is just leaving as I finish this writing.
I think I shall find a warm corner to snuggle down for a short nap.
So until next month, enjoy all the blessings that God continues
to provide.
God’s Blessings ~ Love, Miriam
Dorothy Klade.............................................................February 21
Bernette Steffenhagen.................................................February 26
David and Susan Smith........................... 51 years on February 15
Joe and Marlene Thomaschefsky............ 53 years on February 17
Pastoral Acts...
Baptized
December 21: Peter James Swenson, son of Jonathan and Andrea
(Roets) Swenson.
December 27: Catherine Elaine Tuft, daughter of Cynthia (Taylor)
Russell and Benjamin Tuft.
January 18: MarLee Serentiy Grace Schulz, daughter of Alyssa
Schulz.
Funerals
December 20: Delores Scheu, (d. 12-17-14)
December 23: Doris Kelm, (d. 12-19014)
January 3: Harold Stoeckmann, (d. 12-28-14)
Received by Transfer
December 23: Cynthia Russell, and son, Christopher Taylor, from
St. John, Merrill.
Received by Adult Confirmation
December 18: Kyle Langsdorf, Greg Langsdorf.
Received by Profession of Faith
December 29: Goldie Broeren.
Released to Other Churches
December 30: Daryl Radtke to Merrill Bible Church.
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Gifts & Memorials / Scrip News
HOME / GENERAL FUND
Memorials were Given...
...for LeElda Giese, by Carol Fiebke, Leila Marnholtz, and Mark
and Laurie Swope.
...for Harold Stoeckmann, by his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothea
and Frank La Musga.
...for Mary Mootz, by Carol Holz.
...for Richard Ritter, by Richard and Shirley Kuehn.
...for Delores Scheu, by her family, Judy Chartier, JoAnn Carlson,
Sandy Roloff, Donna Scheu and Donna Berndt; and Terry and
Susan Marth.
...for Harold Stoeckmann, by Dorothy Hagedorn.
TRINITY SCHOOL, PRESCHOOL & DAYCARE
Memorials were Given..
...for Jennine Thimm, by Ron and family.
...for Anthony Moser, Viola Zich and Tim Sandholm, by Don and
Karen Radloff, (for school tuition).
...for sister in law, Judy Klug, by Don and Karen Radloff, Russ
Radloff, and Cheryl Radloff, for school tuition.
...for Eunice Koehler, by Dan and Grace Frick.
...for Russ Scheu, by Ralph and Arlene Voigt, and Gladys Eichelberg.
...for Doris Kelm, by Rodger and Donna Thompson.
...for Kathleen Henson by John and Sharon Burgener, (for school
tuition).
...for LeElda Giese, Doris Kelm and Harold Stoeckmann, by Ken
and Faye Meier.
...for Elroy Brandt, (former neighbor), and for Marlene Untiedt,
(cousin), by Wayne and Marlene Teske.
RADIO MINISTRY
Memorials were given...
...for Doris Kelm, from Phyllis Merkel and Iris Strozewski.
...for LeElda Giese, by her sister, Lenore Ehlert, Richard and Carol
Giese, Eleanor Krause, and Geno & Marion Hackbart.
...for husband, Floyd Grunenwald, and parents, Leslie and Clara
Smith, by Val Grunenwald and family.
...for LeElda Giese, Eunice Koehler, Delores Scheu, Doris Kelm,
Walter Rusch, Mary Mootz, Harold Stoeckmann, Richard Ritter
and Frieda Karau, by Allen and Shirley Olkives.
...for Esther Barna, James Severt, Ruffina Hagedorn, Delores
Scheu, Irene Guerin, Harold Stoeckmann, and Barbara Loskot,
by their friends.
DEBT FUND
Memorials were Given...
...for Elaine Paris, Charles Ambrose, Clifford Olson, and Robert
Bauer, by Jim and Mary Downing.
...for Doris Kelm, Eunice Koehler and Shirley Krueger, by Gerald
and Dawn Schmidt.
...for Doris Kelm, by Arleigh and Barbara Lutz, Gene and Sharon
Bartelt, Thomas and Mardell Pagel, Florence Schaupp, Paulette
Robinson, Irma Stine, and Jeff and Cindy Artus, Judy Tucek, Roger
and Marion Anderson and other family and friends.
...for Harold Stoeckmann, by Joe and Marlene Thomaschefsky.
RADIO MINISTRY
Memorials were Given...
...for Doris Kelm, by Eleanor Krause, and Richard and Carol Giese.
LADIES AID
Memorials were Given...
...for LeElda Giese, by Irma Stine.
...for Doris Kelm, by Leila Marnholtz
OPEN HEARTS
Gifts were Given...
...by Gary and Linda Schuster.
Memorials were Given...
...for LeElda Giese and Delores Scheu, by Lorene Hass.
IMMEASURABLY MORE CAMPAIGN
Gifts were Given...
...by Paul and Jean Labbus.
...by Harlan and Carol Becker.
...by Joanne Fischer.
Memorials were Given...
...for son, Clark Downing, by Jim and Mary Downing.
MISCELLANEOUS
Gifts were Given...
...two large Air-pot Coffee Brewers were donated to the church
by Associated Bank of Merrill, and are being used for our Sunday
morning Coffee Fellowship.
...for Trinity Drama Ministry, by Mark and Rachel Brault.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please remember to always include
your envelope number with any memorials or gifts to Trinity, if
you wish to receive credit for them on your year-end statement.
NOTE: Please make all donation checks out to “Trinity Lutheran
Church” ONLY, and write the fund you wish to give to on the
MEMO line at the bottom of your offering envelope. (We do not
have separate accounts at the bank for each fund.) Checks made
out to things like “Choir,” “VBS,” “Decorating Committee,” etc.
only serve to confuse things at the bank. So PLEASE, always just
make your check out to “TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH”, and
put the FUND you are donating to on the memo line at the bottom
of your offering envelope.
DONATE A CAN OF
SOUP ... SHOW YOU
GIVE A HOOT!
Please donate to the
Food Pantry in February.
Thank you!
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Financial Report
Trinity Lutheran Church
2:33 PM
01/14/15
Cash Basis
Profit & Loss
December 2014
01-Church
Dec 14
02-School
Jul - Dec 14
Dec 14
03-Preschool
Jul - Dec 14
Dec 14
04-Day Care
Jul - Dec 14
Dec 14
TOTAL
Jul - Dec 14
Dec 14
Jul - Dec 14
Income
Offering Home
69,933.90
324,004.95
2,995.25
12,639.90
312.25
1,336.07
0.00
0.00
73,241.40
337,980.92
School Reimbursement
0.00
0.00
10,880.25
93,437.14
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
10,880.25
93,437.14
Preschool tuition
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1,935.00
29,479.00
0.00
0.00
1,935.00
29,479.00
Day Care
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
11,997.55
102,743.23
11,997.55
102,743.23
Dedicated Accounts
2,678.00
35,805.34
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
2,678.00
35,805.34
Misc. Income
2,550.36
16,447.01
1,907.03
8,261.71
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
4,457.39
24,708.72
75,162.26
376,257.30
15,782.53
114,338.75
2,247.25
30,815.07
11,997.55
102,743.23
105,189.59
624,154.35
28,881.52
146,224.84
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
28,881.52
146,224.84
890.61
7,008.08
47,019.38
271,481.85
7,264.96
43,644.32
10,764.81
84,854.88
65,939.76
406,989.13
Total Income
Expense
Board of Elders
Board of Education
Council Expense
100.00
600.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
100.00
600.00
9,281.56
49,702.07
7,087.97
33,331.37
124.23
931.51
0.00
0.00
16,493.76
83,964.95
Total Expense
39,153.69
203,534.99
54,107.35
304,813.22
7,389.19
44,575.83
10,764.81
84,854.88
111,415.04
637,778.92
Net Income/Net Subsidy
36,008.57
172,722.31
-38,324.82
-190,474.47
-5,141.94
-13,760.76
1,232.74
17,888.35
-6,225.45
-13,624.57
Board of Trustees
External Loans: LCEF $213,250.71; LCB $156,297.86; Internal Loans: $105,576.60
IMMEASURABLY MORE CAMPAIGN
Goal:
$1,000,000.00
Received In December:
Received to Date:
$57,287.42
$85,248.42
We have different gifts according to the grace given
us...to use in proportion to our faith.
Romans 12:6
February Scrip News And Summary:
SALES AND
PROFIT SALES PROFIT
(JAN-DEC)
$546,254.59
$27,850.68
Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year and keeping all your resolutions.
We would like to thank all those who helped with Scrip last year, especially our church service sellers and Grace Frick. Special
thanks to Sue at church and Robin at school for selling during their busy schedules.
We very much thank all our businesses for their generous profit returns and to our faithful scrip buyers. 2014 sales were $546,254.59,
up $7028.01 from 2013 sales of $539,226.58. We unfortunately lost some vendors, due to business closing, but added, Los Mezcales at 15% profit, Studio 808 at 10%, Arby’s in Merrill at 8%, and Super-Lube at 50%.
Included in our sales totals are profits from vendors that do not require the purchase of scrip cards. This is one of the easiest way
to earn profit for Scrip but one that is often over-looked. We received $1,768.09 last year, which is not a large amount compared
to total sales, but I believe we could bring that up. Sales from these businesses are usually quite high and there is no work involved
other than letting the business know you are a member of Trinity and would like your purchase to go towards Scrip. Check out
the back of our scrip order form. There is a list of businesses with different ways to earn profit without buying Scrip cards. We
need your participation to keep Scrip growing. If you’ve thought about Scrip buying in the past but just haven’t started, 2015 is
the time to begin. Help start the New Year off right and make all of our goals by being a more faithful member of Trinity Church
and supporter of Trinity School and make buying Scrip part of your plan today.
Thank you, — Scrip Committee
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February
2015
FEBRUARY 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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8:00 AM Traditional
Worship
9:15 AM Bible Studies
9:15 AM Coffee Fellowship
10:30 AM Traditional
Worship
6:00 PM Contemporary
Worship
Boy Scout Sunday
8:00 AM Traditional
Worship (IC)
9:15 AM Bible Studies
9:15 AM Coffee Fellowship
10:30 AM Traditional
Worship (IC)
6:00 PM Contemporary
Worship (IC)
Transfiguration Sunday
8:00 AM Traditional
Worship
9:15 AM Bible Studies
9:15 AM Coffee Fellowship
10:30 AM Contemporary
Worship
6:00 PM Contemporary
Worship
8:00 AM Traditional
Worship (IC/CC)
9:15 AM Bible Studies
9:15 AM Coffee Fellowship
10:30 AM Traditional
Worship (IC/CC)
6:00 PM Contemporary
Worship (IC)
8:00 AM Traditional
Worship
9:15 AM Bible Studies
9:15 AM Coffee Fellowship
10:30 AM Traditional
Worship
6:00 PM Contemporary
Worship
6:00 PM School
Board
6:30 PM Board of
Trustees
6:30 PM
­ 8:00 PM Adult
Choir
6:00 PM P.T.O.
meeting (School
Cafeteria ­ child
care provided)
6:30 PM
­ 8:00 PM Adult
Choir
6:30 PM
­ 8:00 PM Adult
Choir
6:00 PM School
Board
6:30 PM Board of
Trustees
9:30 AM Park
Place Worship
12:30 PM Jenny
Tower Bible Study
1:15 PM Jenny
Tower Worship
2:30 PM
Woodland Ct.
Worship
4:00 PM
Fellowship
Ministries
5:00 PM Bulletin
Deadline
5:00 PM Public
Relations
6:00 PM Board of
Elders
6:00 PM
­ 8:00 PM
Financial Peace
University
6:30 PM Board of
Evangelism
5:00 PM Bulletin
Deadline
6:00 PM
­ 8:00 PM
Financial Peace
University
6:30 PM Youth
Board
5:00 PM Bulletin
Deadline
6:00 PM Baptism
Class
6:00 PM
­ 8:00 PM
Financial Peace
University
6:00 PM Mens'
Club
7:00 PM Church
Council
5:00 PM Bulletin
Deadline
6:00 PM
­ 8:00 PM
Financial Peace
University
9:30 AM Park
Place Worship
12:30 PM Jenny
Tower Bible Study
1:15 PM Jenny
Tower Worship
2:30 PM
Woodland Ct.
Worship
4:00 PM
Fellowship
Ministries
5:00 PM Bulletin
Deadline
5:00 PM Public
Relations
6:00 PM Board of
Elders
6:30 PM Board of
Evangelism
8:20 AM Chapel
12:30 PM
Wednesday Bible
Study
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
3:30 PM
Stewardship
6:30 PM
Confirmation
8:20 AM Chapel
12:30 PM
Wednesday Bible
Study
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
6:30 PM
Confirmation
Ash Wednesday
8:20 AM Chapel
10:30 AM Ash
Wednesday
Worship (IC)
12:00 PM
Newsletter
Deadline!!
12:30 PM
Wednesday Bible
Study
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
6:30 PM Ash
Wednesday
Worship (IC)
6:30 PM
Confirmation
8:20 AM Chapel
10:30 AM Lenten
Worship
12:30 PM
Wednesday Bible
Study
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
6:30 PM
Confirmation
6:30 PM Lenten
Worship
8:20 AM Chapel
10:30 AM Lenten
Worship
12:30 PM
Wednesday Bible
Study
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
3:30 PM
Stewardship
6:30 PM
Confirmation
6:30 PM Lenten
Worship
7:00 PM Dorcas
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
3:00 PM Bell
Tower Worship
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
2:00 PM Pine
Crest Worship
2:00 PM Food
Bank Open
7:00 PM
Traditional
Worship (IC)
7:00 PM
Traditional
Worship (IC)
7:00 PM
Traditional
Worship (IC)
7:00 PM
Traditional
Worship (IC)
7:00 PM
Traditional
Worship (IC)
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Worship Schedule
DATE TIME
ELDERS
ACOLYTES
SCRIP SELLERS
GREETERS
Jan
Feb
Feb
Feb
31 7:00pm (IC)
1 8:00am
1 10:30am
1 6:00pm
Mark Knorr
Jay Koebe
John Rainville
Timothy Dupke
Alexan Bienfang
Mercedes Gilson
Joesph Johns
Katelynn Hahn
Esther & Leah Johnson Donna Thompson & Dawn Ives
Mary Ann Zastrow & Penny Callahan
Phyllis Bauman
Mary Ann Zastrow
Dennis & Carol Berndt
Ninette Candler
Dawn Ives
Rick & Ninette Candler
Feb
Feb
Feb
Feb
7
8
8
8
(IC)
(IC)
(IC)
(IC)
Michael Neumann
Ken Kreager
John Geiss
Jack Kleinschmidt
Devon Waldburger
Philip Moyer
Connor Sczygelski
Taylor Korman
Carol Fiebke Joe & Marlene Thomaschefsky
Greg & Dawn Leavitt
Mike & Angie Zocher
Folz Family
Phyllis Meyer
Jay & Polly Koebe
Wendy Jean Owens
Ivan & Terry Pick
Feb
Feb
Feb
Feb
14 7:00pm (IC)
15 8:00am
15 10:30am
15 6:00pm
Jeremy Thompson
Jay Koebe
Mark Skic
Dennis Krenzke
Allysen Semling
Eric Page
Molly Duginski
Jayden Beyer
Larry & Laura Marnholtz
Lyle & Fern Whiting
Jean Ravn & Molly Schult
Russ Utech
Oscar & Jeanne Wangen
Palazzo Family
Robert & Tiffany Lee
Open
Joe & Marlene Thomaschefsky
7:00pm 8:00am
10:30am
6:00pm
ASH WEDNESDAY
Feb 18 10:30am (IC)
Feb 18 6:30pm (IC)
Daniel Schneider
Jeffrey Holt
Tatiana Hoernke
Darlene Pepke
Open
Feb
Feb
Feb
Feb
Michael Neumann Ken Kreager
John Rainville
Jeremy Thompson
Mary Ann Zastrow
Marie Skic
Ed & Sue Pernsteiner
Brad & Tammy Woller
21 7:00pm
22 8:00am
22 10:30am
22 6:00pm
(IC)
(IC/CC)
(IC/CC)
(IC)
MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES
Feb 25 10:30am Feb 25 6:30pm
Feb
Mar
Mar
Mar
Alexander Schmidt
Corey Graap
Quinn Rainville
MacKenah Krause
Barb & Jarred Smith
Russ & Joan Whiting
Bob & Jennifer Christiansen
Jeff & Cindy Artus
Daniel Schneider
Nate Burtman
Bryce Dresen
28 7:00pm (IC)
Mark Knorr
Xandra Bienfang
1 8:00am
Donald Radtke
Brandon Stolz
1 10:30am
John Geiss
Kortney Pehlke
1 6:00pm
Jim & Mary Downing
John & Barb Wais
Tyler & Maria Drake
Bob & Chris Reichelt
Darlene Pepke
Open
Ament Family
Dresen Family
Irvin & Denise Rice
FELLOWSHIP HOSTS
Randy & Sharon Welch
Dennis & Sharon Karow
MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES
Mar 4 10:30am Mar 4 6:30pm Daniel Schneider
Jack Kleinschmidt
Cody Lemmer
Darlene Pepke
Open
Mar
Mar
Mar
Mar
Dennis Krenzke
Ken Kreager
Donald Heyel
Jeffre Holt
Faye Krenzke
Sue Smith & Rachelle Baade Dennis & Kathy Palazzo
Dan & Grace Frick
Glenn & Sandy Frank
7
8
8
8
7:00pm
8:00am
10:30am
6:00pm
(IC)
(IC)
(IC)
(IC)
Elizabeth Hartson
Macayla Langsdorf
Nickolas Schuelke
David Frazier
Carol Holz & Laurie Swope
Sharon Welch & Carol Leavitt
Al & Joy Hulke
Lyle & Mary Banser
MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES
Mar 11 10:30am Mar 11 6:30pm
Daniel Schneider
Nate Burtman
Alexys Langsdorf
Darlene Pepke
Open
Mar
Mar
Mar
Mar
Jeremy Thompson
Mark Knorr
Mark Skic
Timothy Dupke
Arleigh Linder
Sherri Langsdorf
Don & Carol Helel
Dan & Gail Schneider
14 7:00pm (IC)
15 8:00am
15 10:30am
15 6:00pm
Sean Berndt
Zachary Eggebrecht
Ashley Prebeg
Hailey Tellekson
Jim & Jean Rajek
Dick & Gay Baumgart
Sherry Zortman & Jamie Seliger
Jim & Jean Wiseman
MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES
Mar 18 10:30am Mar 18 6:30pm
Daniel Schneider
Jay Koebe Kyah Eggebrecht
Darlene Pepke
Open
Mar
Mar
Mar
Mar
Jeremy Thompson
Donald Radtke
John Rainville
Donald Heyel
Dorothy Hagedorn
Jerome & Janice Oelke
Joan Beyer
Skidmore Family
21 7:00pm
22 8:00am
22 10:30am
22 6:00pm
(IC)
(IC/CC)
(IC/CC)
(IC)
Nicholas Holz
Austin Wiederhoeft
Caleb Gustafson
Hannah Tomajcik
Glenn & Sandy Frank
John & Barb Wais
Carlon & Darlene Pepke
Robin Tomajcik & Lucille Pehlke
Dan & Gail Schneider
Ed & Sue Pernsteiner
MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICES
Mar 25 10:30am Mar 25 6:30pm
Daniel Schneider
Mark Skic
Megan Schneider
Darlene Pepke
Open
Mar
Mar
Mar
Mar
Michael Neumann
Jay Koebe
John Geiss
Jack Kleinschmidt
Irma Stine
Jean Gleich & Pat Schwartz Dick & Michele Moyer
John Geiss
Open
28 7:00pm (IC)
29 8:00am
29 10:30am
29 6:00pm
Austin Laabs
Austin DuFrame
Austin Wiederhoeft
Noah Parrett
Larry & Laura Marnholtz
Donna Thompson & Dawn Ives
Mary Ann Zastrow & Penny Callahan
Brad & Tammy Woller
We continue to look for people to greet. It’s easy.. Just arrive 30 minutes before service and greet those coming to church. Contact Darlene Pepke w/questions, (715-536-1220).
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The Trinity Tribune is a
Monthly publication of
Trinity Lutheran Church
107 N. State St., Merrill, WI
Phone: 715-536-5482
Fax: 715-539-2911
EMAIL: [email protected]
Trinity Lutheran Church
107 North State Street
Merrill, Wisconsin 54452
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EDITOR:
Susan J. Hass
ADMINISTRATIVE PASTOR:
The Rev. Scott A. Gustafson
ASSOCIATE PASTOR:
The Rev. R. Brian Stolarczyk
LAY MINISTER: Bob Schneider
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:
Kathy Yahr
SCHOOL WEBSITE:
www.tlsmerrill.com
Pick a Chili!
www.trinitymerrill.com
“SHARE, STRENGTHEN AND SERVE”...
This is the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church.
To Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who have not received Him
as Savior and Lord; To Strengthen the believers in Jesus Christ;
To Serve people through Christian fellowship and caring.
Look for the Chili Tree located in the narthex
area. Pick a Chili and purchase the item, then
return it to the box under the tree. No need to
wrap the item. These gifts of supplies and vitamins (please NO GUMMIES) will be delivered
to Groundwork Guatemala in April 2015 when
our mission team travels to Guatemala City. The
Chili Tree will be available during the months
of January and February. As travel expenses
increase, your financial support for the mission
team would also be appreciated. Please drop
off at the church office.
CHURCH WEBSITE:
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