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& the Community in Which We Live

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This month's Together in Faith takes place Sunday, March 19, following worship. TLC members of all ages will explore "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want..." All are invited to spend an hour in study. .

Bryan Family Support – The TLC Outreach Committee was approached by Isaac Meyers, Counselor at Bryan Elementary, about a family in crisis early last month. Their young student was being treated at a Spokane area hospital and the family struggled to afford the travel and food expenses.
Trinity immediately responded with $180 in Gas cards and Food Cards for this family in need. Thank you to all who contributed so generously when the need arrived.

And, speaking of Easter Baskets, TLC will be gathering donations of food, funds, and fun items for Easter Baskets for Bryan Elementary next month. Delivery will be Friday, April 14. You are invited to join in the preparations and/or make a food or monetary donation. See Paula Moore, Outreach Committee Chair, for information or drop your donations in the Food Bank Chest or the TLC Office.

The Nominating Committee
is currently working on candidates for Officers, Members at Large and Delegates to Synod, Lutherhaven and Orchard Ridge. We also will propose new nominating committee members. We would appreciate members of the Congregation who would be interested and willing to serve to contact any member of the committee.

Participation in these areas strengthen our mission and provide support for the work of the congregation. We are truly ‘God’s Hands” when we help. Members are Paul Muchow, JoAnn Nelson, Richard Jurvelin and Jovanna Tanzey. You may also contact President MaryBeth Ranum or vice President Krista Hartley. Please consider volunteering.

Card Care Center - TLC Atrium: A prayer and your signature added to cards and updated weekly, will be much appreciated by the recipient - even if you know that person or not! The fact that most of the signatures are from people the recipient doesn't even know, often makes it even more meaningful. We've heard of cards posted on fireplace mantles, bedside tables, etc.... So, please make it a point to find the card care center every week and sign the cards, whether you know the person receiving the card or not, it's tangible encouragement along with our prayers.

Flamingos are still flying!! If you still want to join in the fun by sending out a flock to an unsuspecting friend, complete the forms on the flamingo table in the narthex or talk to Penny.

Thrivent Financial Coffee Hour: Following Worship on Sunday, March 26, our Thrivent representative, Brad Blodnick, will be at TLC to answer questions and talk about Thrivent Choice Dollars and give a fresh perspective on how you can connect your faith and finances. Learn about how Thrivent Financial, a membership organization of Christians, helps guide members to make financial decisions that reflect their values.

Our next Noisy Offering will be on Sunday, March 19, where we will be making a "joyful noise to the Lord". Bring your coins to add to the children's noisy buckets. The collection will go towards the mission trip to Belize this summer.

It's a Mystery Dinner and the theme is Harry Potter. You are invited to join the high school group in solving the mystery at Hogwarts Castle (March 17). RSVP with Penny and request your character. For those who were unable to join in last month's Mystery Dinner, reserve your character for this one!

Trinity Lutheran Feeds, Hosts and Clothes People

Family Promise of North Idaho Lutheran Church of the Master joins with Trinity to host families in Family Promise several times during the year. Many volunteers are needed to support this effort. There are a variety of ways to get involved: Help with set-up and pack up; meal preparation; overnight or evening host; purchase supplies; shop for supplies, do laundry. There are so many wonderful ways to make this program a success.

Food Bank Throughout the year Trinity collects non-perishable food items in the “Caring and Sharing” box in the Atrium and holds several food drives throughout the year. Food is distributed locally by Christ the King Lutheran Church.

We Personally Care This is a drive to collect personal care items that are donated to the community food bank.

Ecumenical Food Kitchen Every two months a team of Trinity members prepares and serves a nutritious meal for many disadvantaged people from the community. Many of these people are unemployed or disabled and might not otherwise have a hot meal. Meals are served at First Presbyterian Church.

Food Baskets Holiday food baskets are provided for families in need at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have also 'adopted' Bryan Elementary - our neighborhood school - and routinely provide Food Baskets on holidays for 4 to 5 families in need.

Lutherhaven Scholarships Every child should be able to go to camp! That’s what the Trinity Lutheran Women believe. Each year they provide scholarships for kids in need.

Shannon Irwin & Jack Riggs
See TLC's Involvement
in the following:

The Village at Orchard Ridge

Family Promise of North Idaho


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Cd’A Homes Thrift Store (AKA Vintage Goods) Is Closed...But...
The Vintage Goods thrift store is no longer in operation, but you can still support this important mission! Take your gently used donations to the Village at Orchard Ridge (formerly CDA Homes). And then watch for a WONDERFUL garage sale to be held on occasion at that location!




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