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Trinity Lutheran Church Runnemede

"To Know Christ and To Make Him Known"

Pastor's Message

Decorative writing, From the PastorAs we come toward the end of another hot summer, we can look forward to cooler days and nights eventually giving way to winter. It won't belong before we will think of a warm sunny day as a gift from God.

I hope that you all have had some time for rest, relaxation and doing the fun things of summer.  Now we turn to the fall and winter. School terms begin again and we gear up for a change in pace and activities. 
At Trinity, that means we will resume confirmation classes and Bible study. Our Sunday School attendance should resume to normal beginning with Rally Day on Sunday, September 10th. On that same day, there will be confirmation class orientation immediately following the 10:00am service. Our adult Bible study class will begin on Wednesday, September 13 at 1:00pm. We will be resuming our study of the "Chosen" series with season three.

Members of the property committee have worked diligently over the summer months on regular maintenance of our building and the continuing renovation of the parish hall. The upgrade of the ceiling, lights and flooring will be put on hold to get us through the fall as we have several activities planned between now and December. The hall will be unavailable from Mid-December through Mid-February so the renovation can be completed in time for the soup suppers.

It is our plan that we will be able to have lunch along with our annual meeting this year. Meeting in the sanctuary immediately after service is quick, efficient and easy, but we miss out on the fellowship aspect that is so important to our congregational life. Remember, our slogan is, "When we meet, we eat!"

We have not officially received new members since prior to the pandemic. I will be hosting a new members class along with an official reception of new members at our annual meeting Sunday (November 12). The date of the class will be announced later.

Please take some time to read through the Fall newsletter and acquaint yourself with the many activities that fuel our ministry. Get involved, try something new or different. This is the Lord's church, but it is your ministry and your opportunity to serve God and live in the spirit of your baptismal calling.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Andy

"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers..."
Ephesians 4:11