TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, PEMBROKE PINES
LENT 2016 OPPORTUNITIES
A. GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS PART II EVENT
Saturday March 12th from 9AM – Noon join us either indoors or out as we spruce up the gardens for Easter, mow and edge, and work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief. No experience necessary – lunch will be provided. We will continue our quilting on Sunday March 13th after services and throughout the 9:45AM Worship together service.
B. Lenten coin folders - A 40 d
ay daily discipline of growing generosity
C. Change for Change: Strengthening our Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
A loose change offering will take place each Sunday throughout Lent to support the capital campaign to strengthen our Lutheran Outdoor Ministries here in the Southeast U.S. Trinity has been blessed through these facilities in a number of ways including Godspa, Create in Me and summer camps to name a few.
D. Let’s Can Hunger!
Trinity’s Food Pantry provided groceries to 221 families, seniors & homeless persons last year. Such generosity depends upon the generosity of others to provide the food that is given out. For the 40 days of Lent consider the discipline of collecting a can/box of food from the needs list each day then bringing it Trinity on Sundays. Pantry Wish List: jelly, ravioli, tuna, pasta, cereal /oatmeal, chunky soups, condensed soups and mashed potatoes
E. Participate in the Lenten Reflection on the Sermon on the Mount Project
F. Sign up on your worship slip or email Pastor Keith to receive the weekly prayer list and commit to praying for those included on it each day throughout Lent.
G. Try a new ministry experience!
• Talk with Sam Newton about making Prayer Shawls
• Talk with Dan Vega DaniyCaco Vega about volunteering with the Food Pantry
• Talk with Pastor Keith about volunteering in the Memorial Butterfly Garden
• Talk with Kristin Berkey-Abbott about making quilts for Lutheran World Relief
• Join the choir as it rehearses for the Easter Cantata (contact Barbara Gilson) or join the hand chimes (contact Piper Spencer) as it rehearses for Lent and Easter
• Be a part of the Care and Concern Team. Contact Bev Grant, Lisa Montalchi, and Dora Gresely as they visit and pray with shut-ins, those hospitalized or offer rides for those who need one for appointments and the like.
• Volunteer to help the Yard Team mow and take care of minor maintenance in and around the Trinity property contact Ron McCoy or John Walker.
• Talk with Janean Becker Baumal or Lisa Montalchi about getting involved in Trinity's Justice Ministry.
• Check out Trinity’s Women of the ELCA group for weekly Bible Study or their monthly meeting (Earline LaCroix)
H. Take up Bishop Schaefer’s challenge to help combat World Hunger.
Dear fellow disciples of Jesus,
The discipline of Lent calls the baptized to self-examination and repentance, prayer and fasting, sacrificial giving and works of love. Each year, as a synod, we have been lifting up one priority of the Campaign for the ELCA. This campaign is our moment as a church to look toward the future and boldly respond to God's grace. The focus of the campaign this year is hunger and poverty.
As part of your Lenten discipline, I invite you and every member and congregation of the Florida-Bahamas Synod to take part in 40 Days of Giving to support ELCA World Hunger. Ours is a comprehensive approach in 60 countries including the United States to solve challenges that perpetuate hunger and poverty. Throughout the season of Lent, congregations across the ELCA will join together to raise $2 million to benefit the ministries of ELCA World Hunger. This support will enable crucial work to get underway and help us kick-start our year of emphasis. The offerings at all my Lenten Visits as well as an offering at the Synod Assembly will support this priority. There is still time to get involved and find resources for your congregation at the ELCA website. Together we are church for the sake of the world. Together let's make a difference this Lent.
Peace be yours,
Rev. Robert Schaefer
Bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod