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Thursday Thoughts - October 27 2016

posted Nov 11, 2016, 1:41 PM by Nikki Roe

Thursday Thoughts – October 27, 2016


One last reminder – there will be NO SERVICE at 8am THIS SUNDAY!!


Baby Support Watch has been launched!!

Meals for the Wenzels

We would like to start meals for the Wenzels – after the birth of Annabelle. I’m told they eat ‘everything.’ We began on Monday, October 17– with meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Their address is 10336 Winslow Road, Janesville. There are several ways to get there and Sue McClure will be happy to get you directions.


Meals for the Weber/Duncan and Valentine/Whitesell families

We are also in the process of scheduling meals for the Valentine/Whitesell and Weber/Duncan families, beginning on Monday, October 31!!  Please see the sign-up sheet on the kiosk.


Opportunities for Mission and Ministry!!

Our Wednesday 12 noon Eucharists have resumed. Join us in the chapel for the service and in the library for a sack lunch. Everyone is welcome.


 Saturday, October 15 – was our Annual Bazaar and ‘This and That’ Sale - How did we do?  So far we have cleared just over $800.  We expect a bit more to come in.


This weekend is our Diocesan Convention in Des Moines. You are represented by Judy Henry, Matt Aronson and your clergy.  Bishop Samuel Peni will be at our convention and we look forward to hearing from him about the ongoing civil war in South Sudan.


Trunk or Treat #9 is Friday, October 28th from 6:00-7:30pm in our parking lot. How about decorating your trunk? This event provides a safe and fun environment for kids to go trick or treating. Refreshments will be served and you can vote on your favorite trunk! Thembi and I will miss out this year – it’s Diocesan Convention time.


We will be having baptisms at Trinity on Sunday, November 6th at the 10am service.   We will be welcoming Joseph Michael Corbin and Natalie Jean Corbin – the son and daughter of Kristel and Brandon Corbin and the grandchildren of Mike Henry!  If there are other parents who wish to have children baptized on November 6, please let me know by this Sunday – October 30.


All Saints Sunday will be celebrated on November 6 and we will also pray by name of family members and loved ones who have died.  Please let me have the list of names you would like to be remembered next Sunday.  You can send them by email, by phone or get a written list to me.


We will be serving dinner at the Catholic Worker House on Monday, November 7th.  There is a sign-up list on the kiosk.  We can still use people to bring food and/or to serve.  If you have questions, please see Diane Neuhaus or Linda Valentine.


This is the last call for those needing to take the Safeguarding God’s Children course.  This is for staff of parish and preschool, Vestry members and Sunday School teachers.  See the signup chart on the kiosk.


We are also collecting diapers for Children and Family Council of Black Hawk Council.  These need to be turned in by Tuesday, November 18.


Needs which will go further

Reading glasses and cell phones for Nzara

We have received a request from Bishop Peni – for ‘over the counter’ reading glasses and also for cellphones which you are no longer using and that are not locked.  If you have any of the above please let me know as soon as possible and we will try to get them to him before he leaves.


Snack bars and blankets are needed for those taking part in the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.  Our church has been a part of the peaceful witness.  There is at least one clergy colleague taking part and she has shared this request with us. 


Great Opportunities in our Cedar Valley

Sunday, October 30 - Open House  at Masjid An-Noor  Islamic Center from 12 noon - 4pm.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our Muslim sisters and brothers and to support their presence in our Valley.  You don’t need to be there the whole time and I really hope that our Trinity members can make a special effort to stop by – even if it’s only for half an hour or so.


Sunday, October 30 – The Canterbury Forum at St. Luke’s will host "Evangelicals and the 2016 Election", a program by Doug Smith exploring the ways in which American evangelicals have addressed the challenges posed to their conservative faith by this year's issues and candidates. Doug's years in religious broadcasting afford him a unique perspective from which to understand the ways in which the election has served to highlight a diversity of perspective within conservative evangelicalism that isn't always apparent to other observers. This is a historic election for all of us, but particularly for evangelicals, and Doug's program will give all of us food for reflection on how they have grappled with the questions it poses.  Doors open at 6:30 and program begins at 7:00.  This is free and treats are always welcome.


Friday, November 4 - Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Group Night with our Black Hawk Hockey team!  Calling all hockey fans!!  This is an opportunity for a fun night to aid a great cause.  There are posters at both doors and on the kiosk.  Anyone want to organize an evening for our Trinity hockey fans?!?!


Friday, November 4 - Central College A Cappella Choir in concert at the First Congregation United Church of Christ, Waterloo, 7:00pm – free and open to the public.


Sunday, November 6 - 'Honor. Inspire. Remember' a ceremony sponsored by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at The Cedar Falls Community Center, Main Street. Registration from 6:30-7:00pm and Ceremony at 7:00pm


Sunday, November 13 – Metropolitan Chorale will be performing Theresienmesse by Franz Joseph Haydn, 3:00pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waterloo.  $10 per person or $20 per family.


Sunday, November 13Inter-faith Prayer Service

CVIC will sponsor and Interfaith Prayer Service for Our Leaders - at the YWCA of Black Hawk County, 425 Lafayette St. Waterloo, at 3:00pm.  All are welcome!



Closing Thoughts –

I’m a bit overwhelmed by the opportunities out there in which you can participate.  It’s not intended that everyone respond to every request.  But I want your feedback – is there too much in our Thursday Thoughts?  And next month/week I will begin with short biographies of new members and those who have been a part of Trinity for a longer time.  Everyone will have a chance.


I’m off to Diocesan Convention – see you Sunday at 10am!!


In the peace and hope of Christ,


Nikki Roe,
Nov 11, 2016, 1:41 PM