This Week at Trinity English

This Week at Trinity English
The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany| Thursday/Sunday, January 29/February 1, 2015
Welcome to Trinity English
God’s blessings to each of you! Activity bags
are available at the doors for children—we
always welcome your children to worship! A
hearing loop is installed in both our Nave and
Krauss Chapel and hearing assistance devices
are available from an usher. If you are baptized
you are welcome to communion. If you are
seeking baptism, please speak with a pastor.
In Our Prayers
In Memoriam
Addison E. Gephart
Keith Eugene (Gene) Hosler
Nicholas C. Werling
Wedding Anniversary
Henry & Jean Bux | 02/05 | 66th
Harlen & Connie Miller | 02/06 | 55th
William & Jeanne Walker | 02/06 | 67th
Ronald & Sharon Walden | 02/08 | 51st
Joyce Wolf | 02/05 | 94th
Robert Brooks | 02/07 | 92nd
William Klaehn | 02/08 | 93rd
Souper Bowl of Caring—Plan now to join us on Super Bowl Sunday, February
1, 2015, immediately following the 11a worship service, for a soup and salad luncheon. There is no cost, although a freewill offering will be received for ELCA
World Hunger. We will also be collecting canned goods for Wellspring. Please
join us for lunch and help our efforts to feed hungry people!
“Driving Personalities of Lutheranism” is being presented in anticipation
of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (October 31, 2017) each Sunday
through March 8, 2015, from 10 to 10:45a. The series is focusing on four key
Lutheran personalities—Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Martin Niemöller, and
Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The session dates and titles are:
02/01 Luther the Reactionary
02/08 Philip Melanchthon, Praeceptor Germania
02/15 The Paradox of Martin Niemöller
02/22 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Theologian
03/01 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Resister and Martyr
03/08 Follow-up Question and Answer Session
The series presenter is Dr. David Lindquist, IPFW professor and Trinity English
member, who has done on-site research on these historical figures at various
locations in Germany. For further information, Dr. Lindquist may be contacted
at [email protected]
Bible Study and Lunch—The Women of the ELCA at Trinity English will
gather Thursday, February 5, at 10:30a for a Bible study on “ Sisterly Love and
the Choices We Make” in the Fireside Room. Phyllis Thompson will lead the
discussion. At noon enjoy lunch at Club Soda. Everyone is invited to attend
both the Bible study and lunch!
Evening Prayer will be offered on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 4p. The
Youth Choir will sing. Evening Prayer is a reflective way to complement
Sunday morning services. If you are not able to be present for morning liturgies, consider attending this “peaceful” service, officiated by Pastor Erdos,
Senior Pastor.
Study the Word
Bible Readings for the week can be
found at
Taking Faith Home
Available on-line at
Visit us at
ChocolateFest and Game Night—Join us on Sunday, February 8, 2015, from 5
to 7p, in the Youth Center, for our annual ChocolateFest and Game Night. We
will play a variety of board and card games while enjoying dinner and chocolate
desserts. There is no cost to attend, although a freewill offering will be received
for the cost of the dinner. We’ll also have our chocolate fountain. You are invited
to bring a chocolate dessert to share. Everyone is welcome!
Same location . . . New address . . . Trinity English has a new address of 450
West Washington Boulevard; Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2916. The new address
better reflects our main entrance and will help with deliveries, directions,
and emergency calls. Thanks for your flexibility and support as we make
this transition so we can continue to move forward with changing the world
through Jesus.
450 West Washington Boulevard| Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2916 | (260) 426-3424 |
Working Together to Change the World Through Jesus
Opportunities to Serve
February Sharing Care In-Kindness
Caring Ministries at Trinity English invites you to
participate in providing the following items for
those with special needs in the community:
ne Pound Bags of Rice for the Wellspring Clothing
Food Pantry.
en’s Winter Boots (new or gently used) for the
Wellspring Clothing Shoppe.
• Drop off items in bins located on east side of the Seeds
of Faith Gathering Area.
• If you have questions about Sharing Care In-Kindness,
contact Janet Altmeyer by phone at 260-426-3424 or
send an e-mail to [email protected]
9, at 2p Trinity English Women will join with Church Women
United to assist with Bingo and snacks for residents of Byron
Health Center. If you would like to help, please contact Sandra
Barleben at 260-432-6893.
Events and Activities
February 1
Worship Service with Holy Communion
Hospitality Hour
Nursery Care
Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday School
10:00a Hospitality Hour
Breakfast Club
Driving Personalities of Lutheranism
Luther the Reactionary
11:00a Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday School
Souper Bowl of Caring
February 2
Monday Morning Bible Study
Study Connection
February 3
Staff Meeting/Clergy Meeting
Staff Devotions
February 4
Dorcas Circle
10:30a Dorcas Holy Communion
Church Council Executive Committee
E3 Pre-K–Grade 6 Snack Time
E3 Pre-K–Grade 2 Children’s Choir
E3 Grades 3–6 Arts Component-Drama
E3 Pre-K–Grade 2 Arts Component-Drama
E3 Grades 3–6 Junior Choir
Recorder Consort Rehearsal
E3 Grades 7–12 Youth Supper
E3 Grades 7–12 Youth Choir
E3 Pre-K–Grade 6 Pick-up Time
Trinity Ringers
Wednesday Steel Drum Ensemble
Celebration Ringers
February 5
February 8
Worship Service with Holy Communion
Hospitality Hour
Junior Choir Warm-up/Liturgical Drama Prep
Nursery Care
Worship Service
Sunday School
Breakfast Club
Confirmation Learning Event
10:00a Hospitality Hour
Driving Personalities of Lutheranism
Philip Melanchthon
Praeceptor Germania
10:30a PreK-2 Liturgical Drama Prep
11:00a Worship Service
Sunday School
Youth Choir Warm-up
Evening Prayer
ChocolateFest & Game Night
The Quilting Group will meet in Wagenhals Hall on Thursday,
February 26, from noon until 4p. Questions, please contact
Cindy Goshert at 260-672-3737.
Announcements continued
The Book Club will meet on Thursday, February 12, at 7p to review “Echoes” by Danielle Steel (2004) with host Lois Snouffer—
Historical epic of three generations of women through love, loss, war
and survival. Everyone is welcome to join the group!
Ash Wednesday—Worship Services with Holy Communion
will be offered at 12:05p and 7p on Ash Wednesday, February 18. Lunch will be offered following the 12:05p service.
Midweek Lent Wednesdays—Join us for a Discussion/
Study and Lunch in Wagenhals Hall at 12:05p during the
Wednesdays of Lent beginning with February 25. Cost for
lunch is $5.
Upcoming Concert to Feature Former King’s Singer,
Philip Lawson—Trinity English Lutheran is honored to host
English composer and 18-year member of the King’s Singers,
Phil Lawson, as the Chancel Choir presents an exciting and
eclectic concert on Saturday evening, February 21, at 7:00
p.m. In the first half, Mr. Lawson will conduct beautiful
choral music from the English tradition, including Vaughan
Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with guest baritone, John Whittlesey. Following intermission, the audience will be treated to
arrangements of Mr. Lawson, ranging from sacred to folk to
pop. The public is invited; a freewill offering will be received.
All-You-Can-Eat Chili Lunch Fundraiser at Lutheran Life Villages on Sunday, February 22, from 11a to 2p, at 6701 S. Anthony
Blvd. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Chili, Baked Potato
& All the Fix’ins, and Dessert along with Bake Sale and Next to
New Gently Used Clothing Sale. Questions, call 447-1591, x2116.
WELCA Bible Study & Lunch
Thursday Steel Drum Ensemble
Worship Service
Chancel Choir
For a full listing, click on “calendar” at