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TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 12115 Park Ave S., Tacoma WA 98444 www.trinitylutheranparkland.org OFFICE HOURS: CLOSED CONTACT US AT TRINITY [email protected] 253-537-0201 253-537-0413 FAX __________________________ The Reverend Dr. Jeffery Gaustad x103 Cell 253-495-9357 Home 253-848-2491 [email protected] The Reverend Jonette Blakney x104 Cell 253-318-5947 [email protected] The Reverend Rick Swenson Visitation Pastor Emeritus Music Director Dr. Jonathan Wohlers x114 [email protected] Church Steward Cheryl Mays Comen x112 Cell 253-426-2536 [email protected] Administrative Assistant Pat Durston x110 [email protected] Operations Support Specialist Beth Rich x111 [email protected] Catechesis Of the Good Shepherd Catechists Levels I, II, III: Cheryl Mays Comen Level I: Jeanne Ehlers Financial Secretary 253-666-3344 Joan Oldag Maintenance 253-592-5481 Ed Kane Parish Nurse x106 Virginia Garrison Cemetery x112 Cheryl Mays Comen Sound Engineer Lowell Kiesow Sound Technician Russ Floyd Custodians Harold Thomas, Lori Titus, Marcus Jellen Shared Housing Coordinator 253-392-0662 Janelle Franz TLC Preschool & Childcare Aurora Wilson-Greene, Director 253-535-2699 TRINITY WEEKLY NEWS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2020 Celebrating 101 Years! Trinity’s Worship Life: Sunday services are posted each Sunday. Videoed worship services are available on Facebook (hps://www.facebook.com/Trinity-Lutheran-Church- 112296342135658) and Trinity’s website (hps://trinitylutheranparkland.org) or YouTube on your "smart TV” (enter Trinity Parkland in the search feature) Screening of the videoed services are held Sundays at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary for those without access at home. Masks and social distancing required. This is a chance to worship together with a small group at Trinity. Join us! Communion Service via Zoom: the third Wednesday of each month. Contact Pastor Jeff or Pastor Jonette to obtain the Zoom link. ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Sunday, October 11 Screening of YouTube video service 11:00 Food Pantry Open 12:00-2:00 CONNECT for Youth by Zoom 12:30 Monday, October 12 Quilng (by appointment) 9:00 CCS Senior Mealsite pick up 12:00 Tuesday, October 13 Food Pantry Open 11:00-3:00 Canning 3:00 Wednesday, October 14 Staff Meeng by Zoom Facilies Management 7:00 Thursday, October 15 Miriam Circle 10:00 Esther Circle 1:00 Food Repackaging 1:30 Congregaonal Council 6:30 via Zoom Friday, October 16 Food Pantry Open 11:00-2:00 Prayers For the World by Zoom 10:30 CCS Senior Mealsite pick up 12:00 Saturday, October 17 Cemetery Clean-Up 9:00 Food Repackaging 2:00 Sunday, October 18 Food Pantry Open 12:00-2:00 CONNECT for Youth by Zoom 12:30

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  • TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

    12115 Park Ave S., Tacoma WA 98444

    www.trinitylutheranparkland.org

    OFFICE HOURS: CLOSED

    CONTACT US AT TRINITY

    [email protected]

    253-537-0201 253-537-0413 FAX __________________________

    The Reverend Dr. Jeffery Gaustad x103 Cell 253-495-9357 Home 253-848-2491

    [email protected]

    The Reverend Jonette Blakney x104

    Cell 253-318-5947 [email protected]

    The Reverend Rick Swenson

    Visitation Pastor Emeritus

    Music Director Dr. Jonathan Wohlers x114

    [email protected]

    Church Steward Cheryl Mays Comen x112 Cell 253-426-2536

    [email protected]

    Administrative Assistant Pat Durston x110

    [email protected]

    Operations Support Specialist Beth Rich x111 [email protected]

    Catechesis Of the Good Shepherd Catechists

    Levels I, II, III: Cheryl Mays Comen

    Level I: Jeanne Ehlers

    Financial Secretary 253-666-3344 Joan Oldag Maintenance 253-592-5481 Ed Kane Parish Nurse x106 Virginia Garrison Cemetery x112 Cheryl Mays Comen Sound Engineer Lowell Kiesow Sound Technician Russ Floyd Custodians Harold Thomas, Lori Titus, Marcus Jellen

    Shared Housing Coordinator

    253-392-0662 Janelle Franz

    TLC Preschool & Childcare Aurora Wilson-Greene, Director

    253-535-2699

    TRINITY WEEKLY NEWS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2020 Celebrating 101 Years!

    Trinity’s Worship Life:

    Sunday services are posted each Sunday. Videoed worship services are available on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-Lutheran-Church-112296342135658) and Trinity’s website (https://trinitylutheranparkland.org) or YouTube on your "smart TV” (enter Trinity Parkland in the search feature)

    Screening of the videoed services are held Sundays at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary for those without access at home. Masks and social distancing required. This is a chance to worship together with a small group at Trinity. Join us!

    Communion Service via Zoom: the third Wednesday of each month. Contact Pastor Jeff or Pastor Jonette to obtain the Zoom link.

    ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: Sunday, October 11 Screening of YouTube video service 11:00 Food Pantry Open 12:00-2:00 CONNECT for Youth by Zoom 12:30 Monday, October 12 Quilting (by appointment) 9:00 CCS Senior Mealsite pick up 12:00 Tuesday, October 13 Food Pantry Open 11:00-3:00 Canning 3:00 Wednesday, October 14 Staff Meeting by Zoom Facilities Management 7:00 Thursday, October 15 Miriam Circle 10:00 Esther Circle 1:00 Food Repackaging 1:30 Congregational Council 6:30 via Zoom Friday, October 16 Food Pantry Open 11:00-2:00 Prayers For the World by Zoom 10:30 CCS Senior Mealsite pick up 12:00 Saturday, October 17 Cemetery Clean-Up 9:00 Food Repackaging 2:00 Sunday, October 18 Food Pantry Open 12:00-2:00 CONNECT for Youth by Zoom 12:30

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  • PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE In need of prayer Submitted by In need of prayer Submitted by

    Amelia Palermo (Batten Disease) Steve & Peggy Ostrander

    Angela Smith (grief/anxiety) Staff

    Anita Christian [Mother] (hospitalized after fall) Aaron Christian

    Beau Dawson (kidney transplant, strength & health)

    Donna Lederman

    Beau Marsh [6-yr-old grandson of childcare employee, Mary Dennis] (cancer of bones in ear)

    Staff

    Beverly Ray (health & peace) Aurora Wilson-Greene

    Bill McQuillan (health) Torval Haugen

    Bonnie Lee (health) Shannon Lee

    Brent Wright [Son] (seizures) Kathryn Wright

    Carol Storaasli (healing) Her Family

    Carol & Don Fossum (health concerns) Staff

    Carolyn (health concerns) Diane Floyd

    Carolyn Jensen (blood clot in lung) Rich & Debby Neighbarger

    Claudia Lewis (God’s peace) Staff

    Connie Hughes [Daughter-In-Law] (cancer) Gloria Duntsch

    David Link (heart healing) David Link

    Debby Neighbarger (strength & peace) Staff

    Don & Ilene Nagle (cancer) Kerrie & Doug Shaffer

    Duane Ervin [Brother-In-Law] (cancer) Connie DeFolo & Cathy Schroeder

    Erv Severtson (good rehab) Staff

    Evonne Wise [Mother] )compression fracture) Rebecca Drewes

    Frederick Gethers

    (Amputation/Health & Salvation)

    Jeanne Ehlers

    Gary Colburn (cancer) Jean Colburn

    Gary Jose (cataract surgery needed) Staff

    Glen Masengale ([Brother] (cancer) Roy Masengale

    Ivana Jurcikova (clarity & strength) Kathryn Wright

    Jacob Blake (Kenosha shooting victim) Kathryn Wright

    Jacob Elliott [Son] (Lyme's disease) Janice Shull

    Jean Holt [Sister] (heart issues) Pat Durston

    Jennifer Bannerman (health) Pastor Rick

    Jim Steward [Brother] (cancer) Carol Masengale Joan Meliere-Webb (health concerns) Staff

    Joani Easterlund (peace & strength) Staff

    John Kramer (pancreatic cancer; continued trust)

    Kathryn Wright

    John Tobben (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) Janice Shull

    Julia Lendowski (wisdom & understanding)

    Kathryn Wright

    Karen Wilhelm [Sister] (cancer) Bill Habermann

    Kathy Lathrop (chemo therapy) Michael Lathrop

    Ken Dunmire (hospice, peace) Marilyn Knutson

    Ken Engel [Brother-in-Law] (strength, health)

    Donna Lederman

    Ken Grassi (brain cancer) Cheryl Mays Comen

    Lois Elson [Mother] Debby Neighbarger

    Luella Edwards (cancer) Frank Edwards

    Maggie (complications after surgery) Jeanne Ehlers

    Marcia Setbacken (healing) Jean Setbacken

    Marilyn Hilsen (Continued wellness!) Ken Caulkins

    Michael Chapin [Brother-in-Law] (cancer / healing)

    Tom & Lauren

    Stenerson

    Michael & Rose (peace & safety) Pat Serosky

    Myron Thompson (health) Myron

    Pastor & Nancy Rude [Parents of Pr. Jen Rude] (auto accident injuries & trauma)

    Pastor Jonette

    Raoul (pronounced Rail) Titus (continued stability of condition)

    Lori Titus

    Rich Smaby (Vietnam Vet. with ALS) Kathryn Wright

    Ronald Tadena [Son-In-Law] (surgery recovery)

    Torval Haugen

    Sandra Weller (Gary’s sister) Gary Jose

    Shannon Lee (health) Shannon

    Stacy (cancer) Gordon Hills

    Terry (brain tumor surgery ) Sue Goodspeed

    Torval Haugen (loneliness) Staff

    Vernal Kensrud (back pain; loneliness) Family

    Waylon (colon cancer) Staff

    Wendy Dorothy [cousin] (cancer) Lauren Stenerson

    Wes Dennis [Son] (hospitalized with pneumonia)

    Mary Dennis

    Let’s also remember in prayer all those affected by the COVID19 pandemic; those who are

    first responders and caretakers, those who are ill, those with family or friends with illness

    and those suffering anxiety or depression.

  • Quilting has resumed on Mondays at 9 a.m. in Thompson Hall, ending at 11:30. We will limit participants to 6 as per COVID19 guidelines. To ensure that, Joanne Schwartz will be calling/emailing members for each Monday. Questions? Call Joanne at 253-383-3321.

    Prayers For the World

    The Trinity Lutheran/Pacific Lutheran University-sponsored PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD Friday morning devotionals have resumed at its usual time of 10:30 am. Instead of being held at the PLU campus, the gatherings are held via Zoom.

    To access the Friday prayers for the world, interested people should email Pastor Jonette for the link: [email protected]

    TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN (TLCW) OCTOBER CIRCLE MEETINGS

    The GATHER Magazine Bible Study for Fall is entitled “Holy Time”. The author, Meghan Johnston Aelabouni, and WELCA have made the study available for us digitally in three video presentations. (September, October, and November)

    Circles will gather in the Narthex on the 3rd Thursday, 10/15/20 for our study.

    Miriam Circle -- 10:00 – 12:00 am and Esther Circle – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

    We will view the introduction to the Study and then after a brief summary of the September study – “Holy Memory”, we will watch the October study – “Holy Now” and share questions/ideas.

    The November study - “Holy Future” will be shared together, again, on the 3rd Thursday of November 11/19/2020.

    Be sure to mark your calendars - Bring your GATHER issues and face covering.

    Come if you can. We will be social distancing. See you there!

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Communion Service via Zoom

    Wednesday, October 21st

    we will hold a communion service via Zoom.

    To participate, you can connect either by computer or by phone. Sign-in begins at

    6:30 with the service itself beginning at 7:00 pm.

    Contact Pastor Jeff at [email protected] or 253-495-9357 or Pastor Jonette at

    [email protected] or 253-318-5947 to obtain the Zoom link or telephone

    number.

    To prepare for the service, we suggest you have wine and bread for each participant

    at your site and a candle with a match or lighter. We look forward to sharing this

    experience with you!

    News From the Pantry

    From the trees, the vines, the soil….such abundant fruits from the earth

    are being shared with our community each week because of the generous

    donations from Trinity gardeners and growers! Folks do so appreciate the

    home grown freshness and healthiness of your offerings. …and we are

    treated to stories of Grandmother’s plum jam, an old apple tree they

    climbed, or Aunt Ruth’s home canned pears! Thank you!

    Hearts and faces behind the numbers: As noted in previous writings, the

    Trinity Feeding Ministry has been blessed with an increase in donations and

    the recipient of new grants.

    A business woman in Parkland, a friend of a friend, neighbors, food pantry

    clients, a gentleman who was just driving by…the caring and concern is over

    whelming…and the food pantry volunteers themselves are ALWAYS arriving

    with contributions! This is COMMUNITY in action!

  • Autumn greetings and peace to all.

    I am not sure about any of you, but I am still trying to figure out what my new normal is. How to enjoy family and friend time together, meals together, Worship together, men’s bible study, work, volunteer work, daily errands, etc. At times I feel the path of least resistance is best, at least during these times it is safer. I often think that I have become a lazy Christian. At least from the standpoint that I am not as active at Trinity as I was last year or the year before. Then I am reminded that it not through works that establishes my Christian foundation. But rather God’s grace through Jesus Christ and my faith in the Triune God.

    Below is a short list of Men’s activities and other volunteer opportunities coming in October. These will offer some relief for those that might be experiencing cabin fever or a need to ex-perience something different.

    October 17th, Saturday @ 9am to noon will be our last cemetery clean up #9 for 2020. Please contact Eric Kuester or myself if you have any questions. The cemetery is located at: 13600 8th Ave E Tacoma 98444, one mile east of Pacific Ave off 138th.

    Oct 19th, Monday @ 6pm Men’s bible study via Zoom or in Trinitys Narthex. We will be studying Romans 13. Even this 5 year old study has taken on a new dimension, virtually. We have lost a few who do not have the technology, but also have a few new men be-cause of this technology. Hope you will join us as the 90 minutes of study and fellowship always amazes me in where the Holy Spirit leads us. Your questions and experiences are most beneficial and always welcome. Please contact Pastor Jeff or myself for the Zoom link or more information on meeting in the Narthex. Mask and social distancing is required.

    Friday and Sunday afternoon in the Trinity Food Pantry. College is back in school, at least virtually and there are volunteer openings on both Friday and Sunday as students return to school. Please contact Wanda Wentworth, Virginia Garrison or myself for more information.

    OCT thru DEC Saturday’s have Habitat for Humanity providing Building on Faith with local house building opportunities. Small men’s groups of 3-5 can register for a Saturday or multiple Saturdays to pick up a hammer and saw, paint, install landscape. We have a couple men interested so a couple more would make a Saturday team. Let me know if you are interested. There is a preregister requirement.

    TLCW interior storage shelf building. Some one who likes to use their hands, and head and has experience is needed here to provide ideas and time to construct some interior storage for the Trinity Lutheran Church Women.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see or hear from you soon. Hank Mays [email protected]

  • Return of CONNECT for Youth

    Connect gatherings are being held via Zoom. These sessions are led by Kiah Miller, a member of our Trinity community and junior at PLU! We look for her to bring excitement to the youth in this new way of “connecting”. Plan on participating! Interested people should email Kiah MIller at [email protected]

    LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF The good news is that there will be a fall ingathering in Seattle in late October. Because of Covid 19 it will look different in that it will be done by appointment over a four day period. It will be handled there by professional movers rather than the usual volunteers. Only one container will be loaded so there may not be room for everything but other shipments may be added before spring.

    The most urgent need right now is for Personal Care Kits. To complete the kits our greatest need is bath towels and soap. Donations may be left in Beth’s office or in the Narthex.

    School kits and Personal Care Kits will need assembling. There will be no work parties this time but we would welcome help from individuals or socially distanced pairs. Please call Juanita at 253 531-9183 if you can help or if you have questions.

    Thank you all for your continued faithfulness to the work of Lutheran World Relief. We look forward to the day when we can be together in person for worship and fellowship.

    Sunday, November First is All Saints’ Day!

    It has been our practice now for several years to honor on

    All Saints’ Day all those saints who’ve gone before us by

    displaying photos and mementos in the Narthex. Because

    of our circumstances of no in-person worship services as

    yet, Trinity’s staff members decided to honor our beloved

    saints with a visual display of another type...all electronic!

    To submit a photo for inclusion in the presentation, please

    send a digital version to Pastor Jeff at [email protected]

    Don’t have a digital copy? Ask to arrange a scan of your

    picture at the church office — 253-537-0201.

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Next Week’s Readings: Sunday, October 18 Isaiah 45:1-7;

    Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13]; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10;

    Matthew 22:15-22

    Sunday Weekly News items due: Wednesdays before noon

    TRINITY’S FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT: 2020 Income/Expenses

    Last Week’s Deposit: $ 26,276.99 Deposit Details:

    Budgeted Income Year to Date $ 859,770.92 NET Actual Income Year to Date $ 888,477.46 $ 654,836.14 PPP Income $ 107,180.00

    Budgeted Expense Year to Date $ 864,299.22 NET Actual + Anticipated Exp. YTD $ 773,303.02 $ 646,967.12 PPP Expense $ 112,823.44 (5,643.44)

    Balance: “To the Good” $ 126,461.32

    Ministry & Mission Offerings $ 7,749.00 Heritage & Hope Offerings $ 802.50 Capital Improvements $ 155.00 Feeding Ministries $ 320.00 SUDS $ 30.00 Pastors’ Fund $ 300.00 Memorials $ 100.00 Rental Income $ 2,700.00 Childcare Income $ 14,842.05 Minus Credit Card Fees $ - 29.79 Fees covered by member $ 23.39

    TOTAL DEPOSIT $ 26,276.99

    Men Of Trinity (MOT) Bible Study The study is every other Monday night. The next meeting is October 19.

    Times are always 6-7:30pm.

    We are studying Romans, a chapter at a time. (Chapters 11-16 remaining)

    Contact Hank Mays ([email protected]) or Pastor Jeff (253-495-9357 or [email protected]) for the Zoom link.

    New members are always welcome. Join us.

    We would love to have you share your thoughts

    Cemetery Clean-Up Saturday, October 17th is the next scheduled morning for clean-up at the Trinity Cemetery. Any and all are welcome to volunteer! Just show up at the cemetery at 9:00 am.

    Hope to see you there!