We started Holy Week by standing in the Gathering Space holding our palms as we got ready to enter the sanctuary. There was excitement among us as we continued this annual tradition. We then processed into the sanctuary to the anthem Great Our Joy played by Mike Hetzel, waving our palms in celebration of Jesus’ triumph entrance into Jerusalem.
The Trinity UCC Dartball team claimed victory in the league for the 2018-2019 season!
Below is the 2018-2019 Dartball league champions!
Left to right:
Back Row: Captain: Bob Rohrig, Eric Dahm, Mark Burbey, Dave Mielke, Jim Singleton
Front Row: Ralph Zahn, Kathy Immekus, Dan Dierbeck, Kathryn Dierbeck, Kathleen Leslie and Meredith Lang. Not pictured: Pete Grob.
Eric Dahm also took the trophy for Highest Avg. Dave Mielke took the Most Improved and Most Runs Batted In.
Are you interested in learning more? Or maybe even wanting to play, we are always looking for more players. Just talk with any of the above players if you have any questions.
On March 3, 2019, Trinity UCC celebrated its annual Jazz Worship and Mardi Gras Style Luncheon. The worship service was filled with jazz inspired worship music, musicians, smiles, and just great fun. Everyone came dressed in Mardi Gras colors, beads, and Jazz wear - including Pastor Susan. During time with our youngest worshipers, the children learned how many parts make a whole. Following worship, the Mission Committee sponsored a Mardi Gras inspired luncheon. We had about 80 people in attendance, and all proceeds went to Backbay Mission, in Biloxi, Mississippi. This is an event that everyone at Trinity looks forward too each year and every year it just keeps getting better and better.
We love our scouts! So, every year we honor the scouts with a special Scout Sunday worship service. We honor the boy and girl scouts that belong to Trinity - young and old - as well as those who belong to Troop 21. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures, but we were able to get one where Pastor Susan invited all the scouts to join her for worship with our youngest worshipers. This year, we celebrated the scouts on February 10, 2019.
Every year, Trinity UCC members come together and hold an Annual Corporate Meeting to discuss the good of our church (even the children are included in this meeting). We first share worship and then a meal and then get right down to business with the meeting. We discuss everything from committee reports, to nominations for the council, to the finances and budget. It is a time for prayer, reflection, and open conversation. This year, our annual meeting was held on January 27, 2019.
On December 16, 2018 the children of Trinity put on their annual Christmas pageant. This is an event that all of Trinity looks forward to every year. The kids love performing, and have formed quite a little acting troupe. This year the children did the birth story of Jesus, a favorite of so many. They all did a wonderful job, and we look forward to seeing what the children do for 2019.
Trinity UCC brought in a new church year with our pulpit supply pastor, Pastor Howie (who is always a joy to have at Trinity). There was singing and joy and many many blessings as many came back to gather after vacations and taking off for the summer. We also brought in a new Sunday School year, and we were very blessed to have so many children return to us. Rally Day is always a fun, but special time in the life of a church, and Trinity is no exception to this.
Trinity UCC's annual church picnic is our way to celebrate the end of the church year. We experienced brilliant blue skies, the music was great, the message was moving, and the food and fellowship was top notch. We saw a lot of old faces and new faces, and we always love having guests. Fun was had by young and old and we can't wait to celebrate the upcoming church year.