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Snacks are Needed!

Did you know that with enough snacks, kids (and adults) can accomplish amazing things?

For several years the congregation has provided granola bars, fruit snacks, peanuts, trail mix… for those needed break times. What a blessing!
The youth group will be active again this summer and will need refueling. Donations of snacks will be used and appreciated!

Downtown Neigh-tivity
Trinity Lutheran Church will join First Presbyterian in treating the community to a Downtown Neigh-tivity for the third year.
This fun, FREE, family-friendly Christmas event will take place Saturday, December 9th, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Sherman Park (next to Pita Pit) in Coeur d’Alene.

Families will have a blast enjoying a Live Animal Petting Stable, Manger Scene Photo Booth and Free Hot Chocolate and Cider. TLC members are needed to serve hot chocolate and cider and hand out feed for the animals. Donations of hot chocolate and cider are most appreciated. If you would like to help with TLC’s effort and join the fun… contact Penny!

Children's Christmas Program
Join us as the children of TLC share the story of Christ’s birth Wednesday, December 20. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. with the Christmas Program at 6:30 p.m. Dessert afterwards!

All are invited!

December Women’s Circle Potluck

The December Women’s Circle will meet on Tuesday, December 19, at noon. All women are invited to bring a potluck dish for lunch followed by faith discussion!  All equals great fun and fellowship!

Coffee Cup Bible Study

Middle & High School Coffee Cup Discussion takes place on Sunday, December 10.  Meet at 10:15 a.m. at TLC or join us at 10:30 a.m. at Java.
Advent Night - Sunday, December 3rd from 4:00 to 6:30pm

Advent Night

Join us for an afternoon celebrating Advent on Sunday, December 3, from 4-6:30 p.m. There will be crafts, decorating the church, singing, dinner and spending time with our awesome church family. Add it to your calendar.

Calendar Sales Support TLC Youth Program
God's Creation calendars are available again this year. These high quality calendars make great gifts and stock stuffers too. The Youth of TLC are selling calendars after services to support their programs/projects: Wall Calendars are $8 each, while Pocket Calendars are $6. Check the table in the narthex or ask one of the kids. Thanks!

Sunday School Format Change

Children are invited to Sunday School during the service directly following the Children's Message. Leaders will meet the children in the narthex and they will spend time reading the scripture for the day, participating in activities about the message and learning more about God's Word together. The group will return to service during Sharing of the Peace time so all can partake in Communion as a family. "We will not hide them from their children, we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders He has done." - Psalm 78:4

Joyful Giving Tree

A Joyful Giving Tree will hold a place of prominence in the TLC Atrium this holiday season. This conifer will be decorated with very special ornaments from which folks can choose and give a Gift of LOVE!

Generous givers will be able to pluck an ELCA Good Gifts ornament and/or a TLC Haven Redecoration ornament for a meaningful and fun giving opportunity.

Join us in the chance to grow the church, fight hunger AND transform lives! Whether it’s purchasing a Goat or a Pig for a family in poverty or contributing toward a new chair or a rug for the TLC Youth Haven - participants will discover that JOY COMES BACK TO THE JOYFUL GIVER!
See Penny Weiss for more information about the Haven Redecoration Project or www.ELCA.org/gifts .

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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