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RALLY DAY, THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th

Reconnect with your faith community this Sunday and restart your faith engine!

What to expect:
  • Outdoor Sunday School Begins!
    • One abbreviated, outdoor Sunday School classroom during worship each week (kids, bring a towel or something to sit on, parents, expect an email this week from Miss Beth)
  • New Sermon Series "Unraveled"
    • What happens when our world falls apart? What does it look like to search for God in the gray area of our lives? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? Sometimes we need to be unraveled—from shame, fear, patterns, or identities that cause harm. To unravel is to acknowledge and grieve what has fallen apart to allow God's newness to unfurl.
    • This worship series explores stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations. These are stories where God meets us in the spiraling, unraveling our plans—and us—into something new. We hope these stories and resources provide opportunities for deep reflection, meaningful connection, and perhaps a bit of clarity.
  • A FREE interactive worship journal to bring to church with you, filled with artwork, questions for reflection, and scripture passages to take away each week.
    • For those worshipping with us online, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have a journal sent to you.
  • MUSIC! We will continue to sing short, abbreviated hymns as long as we safely can!
 
To sign up, email Vicki Harris, Trinity Lutheran Church Soup Kitchen Site Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Join us for worship in-person on Sunday mornings at 9am  
| outside | masks | social distance | safety-minded |

Join us each week for worship outside at 9am, *weather permitting. Worship is posted later that day on our Youtube page.

*We will cancel worship via e-mail and facebook the morning of if it appears it will rain so be sure to check if applicable. 
DIGITAL BIBLE STUDY
Friday nights at 7pm via ZOOM except for evenings we have Book Club
Zoom invite:
Topic: Friday Evening Bible Study
Time: Sept. 18, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time 

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Items Needed for Fill-the-Backpack

First Congregational Church is filling 10 large bags of food for region 4 families each week that are still in need. The Fill-the-Backpack program isn't officially happening since the school is closed for the summer, but a representative from the school system is delivering these bags to at risk families.

Would you consider bringing the following items to worship each week?
  • pancake mix
  • small, individual cereal bowls/boxes
  • pasta/sauce
  • rice
  • lemonade mix
  • fresh fruit (just for this program; there is a fridge now at the church)
  • juice boxes
Trinity Member Officially Returns to Rostered Ministry

Please join us in congratulating Rev. Sara Stall-Ryan on officially being reinstated to the Ministers of Word and Sacrament roster!

Pastor Sara took leave from ministry a decade ago to raise her two sons. She's served as associate pastor before that. As of June 12th, Sara completed her paperwork and interview process and was approved for reinstatement to ministry. She's received a call from the New England Synod to serve as transitional pastor to Zion Lutheran Church in Portland, CT.

So two things: (she won't see this email so this will be a surprise)

Firstly, would you send Pastor Sara a congratulations card? This is a big deal. Her address is in our directory. (If you need a copy of the directory, please contact the office). It would be wonderful if the Stall-Ryans returned from vacation to dozens of congratulations cards from her church family.

Secondly, church council would like to purchase a stole for Pastor Sara. A stole is the colorful cloth garment that drapes over the pastor's neck during worship. This vestment is the OFFICIAL sign of the office of pastor.

If you would like to contribute to this gift, please send checks to Trinity Lutheran Church, Box 112, Centerbrook, CT 06409 with the words "Pastor Sara" in the memo.

Thanks!
-Pastor Brett
 
Book Club - Short Stories: 
Friday Night, Sept. 11th, 7pm ZOOM Session

The next Trinity Book Discussion will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11th, through a Zoom conference meeting.  We will be discussing "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  This novel, widely regarded as one of the greatest works of American literature, is a beautifully written tale of America in the 1920's, providing insights about the character, culture and motivations of Americans that are still relevant today.

All are invited to participate in the Book Discussion.  We always have interesting discussions and great camaraderie.  This is a great way to stay connected during this period of social distancing.
 
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Topic: Book Club
Time: Aug 7th, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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