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  • Our congregation will have the opportunity to “catch up” with two very long lost—well, actually not “lost”—friends on Sunday, September 29.

    Dan and Elizabeth Turk have had special ties with Trinity Church that go back to 2004. That’s when the Medical Benevolence Foundation sent your pastor to Madagascar to witness first-hand their mission work in that exotic country. In terms of Southwest Florida— fifteen years of bonds and affection—can run deep.

    Dan has a Ph.D. in forestry and is an Agricultural Mission Specialist and his wife Elizabeth is a Medical Missionary both in partnership with FJKM (Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar). Both Dan and Elizabeth serve under

    the Global Ministries of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Dan will be speaking at the 9:45am Worship Service. Following the service, the Missions Team will be sponsoring a Meet & Greet for the Turks along with an In-Depth Madagascar presentation in Classroom 1.

    I can tell you first-hand how two people—just two people—have made a difference for the gospel in the areas of health and ecology in this spectacularly beautiful country that is so impoverished yet with so much potential.

    So come on out—and meet these longtime friends!

    Pastor Chuck

    Trinity Presbyterian Church—4365 S.R. 776—Venice FL 34293

    Dan & Elizabeth Turk— Madagascar Missionaries


    How I yearn for you with the affection of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:8

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    GROUP — Our Caregivers’ Support group has expanded and meets twice monthly. We gather on the first and third Fridays of each month. We are excited that we are able to have this program and hope it will be helpful to many of you who are the cargiver of a loved one or friend. On October 4th, we will have Elder Law Attorney Matthew Barry who will be the special guest. We hope you will be able to attend and bring a friend. If you have any questions contact Roberta French (941-484-7465) or Barb Winsmore (941-830-2100).

    Luncheon — Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO’s) meet on the second Monday of the month at a local restaurant for a time of con- versation, getting to know one an- other, and fellowship. Feel free to join us! Questions? Contact Lowell Smith at [email protected] or 941-408-0451.

    Even as we now breathe a collective sigh of relief and thank God that Dorian has blown out to sea, CAM continues to meet the food, clothing and many other drastic needs of our local community through these dog days of summer! My fellow Trinitarians, I want to take this opportunity to once again thank you so much for the honor and privilege of being your CAM Director! I am always humbled when I take a moment to appreciate the magnitude of absolute Good that our CAM manages to bring to the lives of so many of God’s children right here in Venice! Your prayers, donations, and volunteer hours are such an incredible blessing that I believe most of the time we fail to truly grasp the magnitude of positive difference that they in fact make possible in the real lives of our very neighbors! So I want to begin this brief note with a HUGE “THANK YOU!” Your kindnesses are not lost on us, nor of course on God Himself! Through the years I’ve spent as your CAM Director I’ve grown to more fully appreciate the sentiment that any love expressed is never done so in vain, even as His Word does not return void. And so I thank you for your loving of these needy ones and for making my own efforts possible. May God Himself bless and keep you even as you are ministering to His “least of these” in His Name through our CAM! We are excited by many new things at CAM these days! We have so many projects underway right now! I’d love to tell you about them… But there’s just not enough space here! You’ll have to ask me in person! (See how that works!) And, of course, we are always looking forward to the next Divine appointment at CAM in which we might not only show the love of Christ but also lead one to Him as their own LORD and Savior! As always, we covet your prayers. And if you would like to find out more about these opportunities to participate in our CAM efforts please come speak with me or my Super Assistant Janet Bernsdorf after any Sunday service, call me, or just drop by CAM anytime during its operation! Your CAM Director and Brother in Christ,


    Gladys Moore has moved to north Florida to be closer to family. Her New Address 4944 Nature Drive, Keystone Heights, FL. 32656.

    Gladys will be celebrating her 101st Birthday on September 28, I know she would love to hear from her church family.


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    Trinity Transition Team Update: Your Trinity Transition Team has been meeting almost every week and are making good progress toward our goal.

    Our Ministry Information Form (MIF) has been approved by Session and the Peace River Presbytery Committee on Ministry. We are receiving Personal Information Forms from some prospective pastors already and are currently reviewing them and listening to sermons.

    We still have a lot of work to do before we're ready to select a candidate but I am very encouraged by how well the team is working AND working together. We have had many Spirit Filled and spirited discussions! Thank you for continuing to pray for our deliberations and our eventual success, we appreciate it.

    - Geoff Baker

    Our monthly Men’s Breakfast will resume on Saturday, October 12th, at 8:30am. We will have three special

    guests with us, all Elders of Trinity, Sondra Guffey, Paul Mrha, and Bob Elliott to give us insights on what Session is all about. We will serve a continental breakfast to be enjoyed by all. Be sure to join us as we begin the new season, it is a GREAT way to get to know other men in the church family.



    A note of thanks to our Praise Team, Summer Choir, Guest Musicians, Instrumentalists from the Venice Community Orchestra and our IT Team. All of these people have worked together to provide a wonderful mix of music, sound and visual aids for our combined Summer Worship Service.

    In October we will be returning to our regularly scheduled Contemporary and Traditional Services. If you like to sing, please consider joining our Chancel Choir that meets every Wed. evening at 6:30 in the Music Suite. We will soon be preparing for our Christmas Cantata which will be performed at the Traditional Service on Sunday, Dec. 8th. This cantata will combine drama and music to tell the wonderful story of Christ’s birth.

    Bob DelFausse, director of the Venice Community Orchestra, has asked me to announce that this Orchestra will be rehearsing every Tuesday evening at 7PM in the Music Suite. If there is anyone in our congregation who plays a musical instrument and is interested in playing in this orchestra, please contact me

    (Susan Brembs) at 941-497- 1849 so that I might pass this information on to Bob. We are so fortunate that Trinity will be the home for the V.C.O. to rehearse and also provide special music periodically throughout the year.

    This week, our “Hymn Music Ministry” will be visiting and singing for a patient at Pinebrook. If you know of a shut-in at home or nursing facility who would like us to visit and sing a few of their favorite hymns, please contact Brenda Ward 941-497-1849 and she will make arrangements for this Ministry.

    We are looking forward to a new season with many musical surprises!

    —Susan Brembs Director of Music Ministries

    2 Worship Services October 6

    Contemporary 9am

    Traditional 10:30am

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    Boomers&MORE will be traveling to Mision Peniel on November 15th. Mision Peniel is our Mission to Farmworkers and their families in Immokalee. Be sure to mark this date on your calendar and join us — we need a minimum of 20 volunteers as we will be serving upwards to 500 people. We will be carpooling from the church, as well as, taking supplies collected to the mission. Please speak with Cookie Baker after service today or call (586) 306-7793 for details. Here is a list of items needed at Mision Peniel, you may drop them off at the church office during the week between 9 and 4pm. ITEMS NEEDED

     New or slightly used —

     Sheets & Blankets

     Men, Women, and Children Clothing & Shoes

     Baby Needs

     School Supplies

     Pantry Food (small packages of Beans & Rice)

     Pots & Pans

     Personal Care Items

    2019 WORLD



    October 6, 2019

    World Communion has been a tradition among Presbyterians for over eighty years!

    Our Missions Team brings to our attention an urgent need right at our doorstep.

    The 2019 WORLD COMMUNION OFFERING is designated to the Immoka