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Special Congregational Meeting:
There will be a special congregational meeting Monday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. to provide direction for the call committee. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

Progressive Dinner: The Progressive Dinner scheduled for February 28 has been postponed to a later date. 


Our next luncheon will be held at Fahrenheit 212 Restaurant, 10805 Broadway, Crown Point on Thursday Feb. 26th at 1:00pm. Please join us for a casual lunch and great fellowship. For a reservation call Willard or Ethel Schuffert at

50-50 Challenge Update: Through February 9, 2015, we have had 57 responses netting these results:

  1. Twenty-eight (28) One Time Gifts totaling $11,043. These gifts will be matched at 50% by each of the matching donors.

  2. Fifteen (15) individuals or families have indicated they will increase their giving. The amount of the increase will be matched at 100%

  3. Six (6) individuals or families have signed up for Simply Giving. The entire offering for the year from these gifts will be matched at 25% by each of our matching donors.

  4. Eight (8) individuals or families have indicated they will continually to faithfully support the ministry here at Trinity.

You can participate at any time during the year. Ask for a form in the Atrium or contact Susan Magruder during the week at the Church. Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!

We have what you are looking for. Trinity Wheels will be providing transportation to

church for Lenten Services. We also supply transportation to church and doctor

appointments through the year. If you do not have transportation please call the church

office at 663-1578. For the present time transportation is for our Trinity family.


Servant Leader Journey: Stewardship of Faith
Beginning Sunday, March 1st at 9:30 a.m. in room 102 there will be an opportunity to grow as a Christ-Like Servant Leader. We are offering an eight session Bible study focused on growing in the practices of the Christian faith:

Embracing Sabbath Living, Learning & Living Scripture, Praying Unceasingly,

Witnessing Willingly, and Serving Others:
The goal is growth in servant leadership
connecting more deeply with Jesus rather than training for a specific leadership role.
Greg and Ryan Forsythe are team-teaching this course. The course will meet in room 102. Weeks 2 through 8 ask you to read 5 short Bible verses and react to them in preparation for the session that week. [Think 20-30 minutes/week.]

Open House Help Needed:The Trinity School Open House is on Sunday, March
1st from 1-3. We need two kinds of help.
First we need homemade treats...sweet treats; small finger sandwiches; cheese/cracker tray. All treats need to be dropped off in the fellowship hall kitchen by that morning at 10 am. Please put a note on them that says "Open House." The second type of help we need is tour guides. We have a path marked out so it's very easy to do. Visitors tour the church and school and they stop to visit the teacher their child will have in the fall and well as a visit with Pastor Easterday. Please contact Susan Magruder if you can help with either of these needs via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or church phone: 663-1578, Ext. 337. Thank you!!

Custodial Help Wanted:Trinity Lutheran is in need of a part time/evening custodian.

The hours are 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Must be a very reliable, conscientious

and independent worker. This is a 12 month position with slightly fewer hours during the

summer months. Applications are on the desk in the atrium and must be returned to

Susan Magruder by Monday, March 9th.

Script: Spring is just around the corner!! Are you planning a spring vacation? Did you know that you can purchase Scrip gift cards for many major hotel chains and for many restaurants? As you plan your vacation, please consider purchasing hotel/gas/restaurant Scrip gift cards. Or perhaps, you are looking ahead to tackling home improvement projects, big or small around your home. As we anticipate the arrival of Spring, please consider purchasing Scrip gift cards for all your needs. Buy Scrip gift cards such as Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Menards, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Sears, and earn big rebates ($) towards our Trinity Scholarship Fund. More than anything, thank you for thinking of Scrip and making a difference in the life of a worthy student by purchasing Scrip! More information is available at the front receptionist desk every Sunday 9:30-10:30 am.


The members of Grace Lutheran Church in Dyer, Indiana are hosting a Spaghetti Benefit Dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Steger, Illinois on March 8, 2015, from Noon to 4pm. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-8. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting the office at Grace at (219) 865-1137. Contributions may be made payable to Grace Lutheran Church, noting “Gillespie Benefit” on the memo line of the check. This benefit dinner is to help Pastor Gillespie defray the medical costs incurred by four of his children that have Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Thank you for all of your help.

A Night of Abundant Blessings:

The moment you've been waiting go on sale starting Sunday, March 1st! Tickets will be available for purchase through Sunday March 29th. Tickets are $40 a person. Your ticket includes a bid number, an elegant dinner with dessert, and wonderful Christian fellowship! It really is such a fun evening and we are so looking forward for it to be here! The evening will again be at the Avalon Manor. Doors open and Silent Auction begins at 5:45, with Dinner at 7:00. You may purchase your tickets at the different church services or at the Atrium Desk. Seating will be assigned, but Preferential Seating will be given to those who purchase tickets early! If you would like to sponsor a table for $750, sponsorship includes 10 dinner tickets and 10 drink tickets, preferential seating at a Reserved Table displaying a Table Sign with your Name/Business Logo, a half-page in our Auction Program, and Your Name/Business Logo on a Collective Banner displayed at the Auction and for the next year in our gym. Thank you in advance for your support! Direct questions to Martha Diekelmann, Committee Chair, or Lisa Cizmar, Stephanie Engleking, Leslie Gardiner, Deb Komasinski, Roberta Kregel, Eileen Maxwell, Joe Stadnik, Mary Lou Thompson, and Kristin Wielert."

LWML Prayer Service: Trinity – Hobart is hosting “God-Given Hats: A Vocational Prayer service” On Saturday, March 14th. Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. with the service at 10:00 a.m.. You are encouraged to wear a hat!

Attention 4th Grade Parents: There will be a special meeting for you and your 4th

grade student on Sunday, March 8, to discuss a possible new format for 5th grade

confirmation next year. We are going to offer an option of family groups doing some of

the work in their homes with periodic contact with the Pastors. The meeting will be held

in the gym approximately 9:30 a.m. Please contact Les and Brooke Nack, Ryan and

Melanie Johnson, or Pastor Easterday if you have any questions. Again, this meeting will

be Sunday, March 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the gym.

Seeking Summer Housing: Twenty-one year old female is looking for pet free housing, free of charge or to rent in the Crown Point area during mid-May August. If you are interested in helping and would like more information please contact Cathy in the church office


Recently Engaged Couples: Congratulations on your new journey! Please contact the

church office before booking a reception facility to ensure your wedding day can be accommodated on the pastor’s and church calendars.

Library Helpers Needed:We have lost several of our volunteers to moves and job changes, and are in need of some replacements. If you know your ABCs and are available on Wednesday once a month or more, you may be just the one we are looking for! There are basically two parts to the day, and you may do either or both. From 8:30 - 11:00 we are checking in and shelving returned books. From 10:00 - 2:00 we help students find their new books and check out.

Parents, grandparents, and adult friends are welcome. Child protection training is required. If you are interested, please call Joyce Easterday at 662-8638 or
email her. Thanks!

Cabin Fever Family Fun Night: will be on Sunday, February 22nd from

4-7pm. There will be games; food and drinks and some more games. The cost is ZERO
dollars. The event is provided by the Board of Youth and Stewardship Team. This is a
Stewardship of Family event!! There's one HAVE GOT to RSVP by February
16th. There will be a flyer in the February newsletter and you'll find one in the bulletin
next week. You can RSVP on the bottom of the flyer and place it in a box outside of the
contemporary and traditional services. The only way to provide the proper amount of
food and games is if we know who's coming. This is a family event...young
families...medium old families and young at heart families are welcome. Don't forget to
RSVP and the rest is FREE!


Financial Peace University: FPU is a nine week course that has helped millions dig out of debt, build wealth and live a whole new way. The next course will be offered beginning Sunday, February 15th, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 8:00 p.m. in Trinity Library.


What will Financial Peace University do for you?

  •   Teach you a way to handle money and build wealth based on God’s Word.

  •   Provide the tools to put what you are learning into daily practice...beginning with

    session 1.

  •   Provide insight into how our culture is designed to keep people in debt and how

    you and your family can get out of debt and stay out of debt.

  •   Provide a clear plan to achieve financial peace, build wealth and change your

    family tree.

  •   Identify God’s ultimate purpose for money!