- Sunday, December 3, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
- Tuesday, December 5, 1:30pm – Text Study and Noonday Prayer at Twin Pines
- Tuesday, December 5, 5:30pm – Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost Children
- Wednesday, December 6, 7:30am – Morning Prayer
- Saturday, December 9, 2:00-6:00 pm – Holiday Party at the Vicarage
- Sunday, December 10, 10:00am – Holy Eucharist
- Sunday, December 10, After Coffee Hour – Bishop’s Committee
|Prayers of the People||Sally West|
|Bursars||Natalie Alexander & Dana Elam|
Amy’s Office Hours: Amy will hold weekly “office” hours on Mondays from 10 am – 12 pm at Trinity, Tuesdays from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at Sweet Espressions Coffee Shop and Wedensdays from 2 pm – 4 pm at Truman, either at Jazzman’s or in the Hub. You do not need an appointment for any of these times, just drop by. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call or text her at 815-901-3614.
Second Saturdays Yoga: December 9, 11:45 a.m. in the undercroft. Requested minimum donation of $5.
#Advent Word: For our Advent devotional, Trinity will be joining Anglicans around the world in an on-line Advent meditation series. Once you sign up, each day from Dec 3 – Dec 25, you will receive a word, an image and a brief meditation about the word. You are then invited to share your own thoughts on the word, either in prose or with an image of your own.
- Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. – Advent IV Simple Holy Eucharist
- Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. – Christmas Eve Festive Holy Eucharist
- Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. – Christmas Festive Holy Eucharist
- Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. 1st Sunday after Christmas Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Ray Hartjen as guest clergy
Seeking a Spiritual Practice for Advent? Remember that Morning Prayer is a great way to start your day – we meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday and finish the service well before 8. The service features prayers, a psalm, a reading and is part of the Daily Office, that is, the cycle of prayers that includes morning prayer, noonday prayer, evening prayer, and compline.
Holiday Shopping Helps Trinity: If you do a lot of your holiday shopping on Amazon, please enroll in the Amazon Smile charity program. Trinity will receive .005% of almost every dollar you spend. It may not seem like much, but if we all do it, it can really add up. Go to www.smile.amazon.com to sign up, choose Trinity as your charity (there are a lot of Trinity churches in the pull down menu, so keep going until you find us) and you are all set. All your other Amazon benefits (Prime membership, student membership, etc) wil lstay the same. You lose nothing and Trinity gains a lot.
Holiday Party at The Vicarage: Saturday, December 9. Drop in anytime from 2 pm – 6 pm for carols, cookies and fun. No RSVP required.
Bishop’s Committee Meeting: The Bishop’s Committee meeting is after coffee hour on Sunday, December 10. The BC will adopt the 2018 budget at this meeting; you are welcome to attend.
Coat Rack Thanks: Thanks to Joanne Harwood for lending the coat rack in the church addition. If you wish to hang your coat up this winter and you use the new door, Joanne has made it handy to do that.
Pledge Thanks: Thank you to all who pledged to the 2018 Trinity budget! You are an inspiration. The Finance Committee and the Bishop’s Committee will be working hard on the 2018 budget over the next two weeks. It would be impossible to do this work without your steady commitments.
The deadline for next week’s WHAT is Noon, Thursday, December 7. Please send items to BOTH Kevin Minch at email@example.com and Natalie Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org so that any relevant updates may also be included in the bulletin insert. Please be mindful of the deadline when possible. Thanks!