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  • Parish Caller

    Tr in i ty Lu the r an Chur ch

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    In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in vari-ous ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son. (Hebrews 1:1,2)

    The writer to the Hebrews divides history into two eras. In the first era God chose to reveal his thoughts and plans to humans through the prophets. Men such as Moses, David and Isaiah communicated to their contemporaries the Law and the Gospel. They spoke by Gods Spirit in predicting what God would accomplish for sinners through the gift of his Son. In the second era God now has spoken by his Son. God the Son has come to the earth to speak di-rectly to humans and to have his words recorded by the apostles for our learning and en-couragement. We are now living in the second era, called by the writer to the Hebrews these last days. The second era is also called the end times.

    In our Sunday worship life during the month of November we focus on the end times. Each of Sundays is designated as a Sunday of End Time. They are the last four Sundays of the church year. Each also has a specific title. These specific titles and themes (plus dates ac-cording to this years calendar) are as follows:

    1. First Sunday of End Time: Reformation Sunday (October 28/November 1) We thank God for the gift of the Gospel, clearly revealed in the holy Scriptures and offered in the sacra-ments. Before his return at the close of the end times, Christ brought to his Church clarity in teaching and practice by leading Martin Luther and others to return to him and his Word.

    2. Second Sunday of End Time: Last Judgment (November 4/8) We anticipate the return of Christ to judge all people. Because of his blood, which purifies us from all sin, Christ will judge us righteous in his sight and bless us with the gift of life in heaven.

    3. Third Sunday of End Time: Saints Triumphant (November 11/15) Because Christ lives, all of his saints who have died now live triumphantly with him in eternal glory. We will join them and Christ in the everlasting victory in heaven.

    4. Last Sunday of End Time: Christ the King (November 18/22) The risen and exalted Christ rules over all things in heaven and on earth. He will control everything to lead the subjects of his kingdom through the last days and end times of human history.

    May Jesus bring his many blessings to our dear congregation as we worship him during the Sundays of End Time!

    Serving Jesus and you,

    Pastor Brett Brauer

  • Women in Service

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    Trinity Women In Service met in the conference room on Thursday, October 8, 2015, for refreshments and their regular meeting. Three ladies were present plus Pastor Brauer. Hostess was Kathy Strucely.

    Pastor Brauer presented a study of "Angels, Part II" with a power point "What Do Angels Do?" There are many ref-erences to angels in the Bible, especially regarding their worship and praise to God and protection of us.

    The business meeting was opened by President Kathy Strucely. The minutes for September were in the last Newsletter and were approved as printed. The treasurers report for September was approved, with a Women In Service balance of $359.20. The Befriend A Missionary of-fering was $217.00. The basket collection today was for the general treasury.

    There was no correspondence.

    Old Business: A pastors gown has not yet been decided on.

    The collection for diapers and diaper wipes is going well, with many donations. Thank you to all who have donated. The collection will continue to the end of October.

    New Business: Since Trinity has three missionaries for the Befriend A Missionary project, it was decided to send each one $75.00. Since the offering was $217, the balance of $8.00 will be taken from the general treasury.

    A potluck for Pastor Yahnke and family will be held at Trinity on November 8. The Funeral Commit-tee has been asked to help serve this reception. Audrey Zautner will head up this effort.

    The Centennial Committee is planning to produce a Trin-ity Cookbook for sale by Mothers Day to raise funds for Trinitys Centennial celebration. They have asked the W.I.S. to collect and sort recipes of family favorites. All Trinity members are encouraged to submit their favorites. The Centennial Committee will type and produce the book.

    This years Advent By Candlelight for women will be held on Sunday, December 6 at 6 pm. We are asked to decorate a table OR bake desserts, not both. The desserts will be on the table and ladies attending will be able to choose their preference.

    Trinity OWLS will be hosting the group on Tuesday, Oc-tober 20. They will be needing bars and cookies for about 20-25 people. We are asked to help bake.

    There being no more business, the meeting adjourned with the Lords Prayer. The next regular W.I.S. meeting will be held on November 12 at 1:00 pm in the Conference Room. Pastor Dan Schroeder will present the program. The hostess will be Ione Staude.

    Pebbles from the ROC God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3). Many teens, who were grieving (due to the recent tragic car accident) found great comfort from God's Word during our ROC Bi-ble/Talk Time (held nightly). The above passage from Gods Word was used to comfort. Many teens received this comfort as attendance at THE ROC dramatically in-creased after the accident. THE ROC gives us the opportu-nity to reach so many unchurched teens with the Gospel.

    We are thankful for the many teens who attended our Fall ROC Clean-up. Since THE ROC does not have a custodian, the teens, under the direction of Pastor Mueller, keep THE ROC clean. What a joy it was to see the teens hard at work saying thank you to God and all of you who support THE ROC.

    A meal, giving thanks for our volunteers and celebrating five years in our own ROC building on Third Street, will take place at 5:30 pm. on Saturday, November 14. We hope as many of our volunteer staff, board and ROC teens will attend. Anyone else is also welcome. Please RSVP to Pastor Mueller at or 920-206-

    Welcome Yahnke Family Pastor Dustin Yahnke will be installed as our associate pastor on Sunday, November 8 at 4 pm. Following the service

    we will welcome Pastor Yahnke and his wife Jennifer, children, Ellie, Japheth (Jay) , Elijah, Mathias (Bubba), Lily and

    Solomon at a potluck supper. Members are asked to bring a main dish and a side dish or dessert.

    At this time Pastor Yahnke will be commuting from his home in Pewaukee until they are able to sell their home.

    Women in


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    A Mountain of Diapers Drive WOW! We have a mountain of diapers and wipes to donate to the Alpha Life

    Center. The last count prior to this printing was 867 diapers and 2,276 wipes.

    Thanks to all who donated!

    Financial Sta tus Thanks be to God for the gifts given for the work of the church!

    As reported last month, the weekly offering needed to meet the budget is $14,000. Offerings for the month of September were $45,846 which is $14,861 behind our voter approved budget for the month. The first quarter of the fiscal year shows us to be $38,684 behind the budgeted amount.

    One method of supporting Trinitys mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ is the Simply Giving program which

    allows you to financially support Trinity on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or semi-monthly basis. Electronic donations

    may be deducted from savings, checking, or various credit card accounts. Forms for the program can be found in the

    Fireside Room.

    Membership Changes

    New Members

    Giles and Stacey Isham (children-Elizabeth, Andy, Alex,

    Lukas)transfer from St. Marks, Watertown

    Those Who Have Left

    Ethan Roeselertransfer to Our Savior, San Antonio

    Martin Johnstontransfer to Grace, Milwaukee

    Andrew and Marjean Griggs (childrenEliza and Erik)

    transfer to Hope, Oconomowoc

    Duane and Brenda Scherret (children-Nathaniel, Whitney)

    - released at their request

    Videotaped Church Services The Sunday services are now being shown on Watertown

    TV, cable channel 985, Wednesdays 9 am and 4 pm and

    again on Sunday at 11 am. Services are also uploaded to

    the church website by Tuesday.

    Advent by Candlelight Sunday, December 6 at 6 pm

    Come and enjoy an evening of Christmas reflection, fel-

    lowship and dessert.

    Some of us are decorators and some of us are bakers.

    This year you can sign up to decorate a table (we will

    need ten tables) or bring a dessert. The desserts will be

    served on a common table where our guests can help

    themselves. Contact Kathy Strucely at 261-3511 or 206-

    1745 if you would like to host a table or bring a dessert.

    Thanksgiving Services

    Wednesday, November 257 pm

    Thursday, November 269 am

    Live Nativity This years Live Nativity will be held on Friday, Decem-

    ber 4 and Saturday, December 5 at St. Lukes. This

    annual telling of the Christmas Story is becoming a

    Watertown tradition. Watch for ways you can make

    this event a success. For more i


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