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LUNCH TIME BIBLE STUDY – We continue our lunch time bible study on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. The next bible study is on December 14th. We are continuing our study of “Sabbath rest.” Bring a bag lunch and dessert and beverages will be provided. Please join us for a great time!

WOMEN OF THE CHURCH CANDY MAKING – We are in need of all those willing to make candy this year. We will continue each Saturday through December 3rd (Please note: we will not be making candy on November 26th due to the Thanksgiving holiday). If you would like to volunteer, please sign the sign-up sheet that will soon be on the bulletin board in the narthex, or see any TLCW board member. Your help is needed and greatly appreciated!

TLCW CANDY – Candy is on sale in the narthex. The flavors are fruits and spices. Look for them and buy a bag or two!! Price per bag is $5.00.

GLADE RUN CHRISTMAS GIFTS – We will again participate in Glade Run’s Christmas Program this year. In the narthex you will find 15 angels with a gift card for each child. If you wish to give a gift to one of these children, please remove the gift card and write your name on the angel. The children will be identified with these tags so it is important to attach the tag to your gift when you return it. Gifts may be wrapped in gift bags with tissue paper but bags must remain open. Deadline is Dec.4th. Questions, call the church office at 724-443-8110.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR NORTH SIDE KIDS – We will be providing Christmas gifts for 10 children in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhoods sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church, North Side. If you would like to purchase gifts for these children, see the packets and instructions on the bulletin board in the narthex. Deadline for gifts is December 4th.

POINSETTIAS – The red poinsettias to be used in the Christmas decorations may be ordered in honor or in memory of a loved one by calling the church office or using the Poinsettia Order Form in this bulletin. You may place your order in the offering plate or send to the church office. The cost for each poinsettia is $8.00 and they may be taken home after the 9:00PM service on Christmas Eve. Be sure to mark how many plants you would like. Order deadline is Sunday, December 4th.

CHURCH DECORATING NIGHT is Friday, December 9th at 6:00PM. We will start with a potluck dinner; please bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Bring the whole family to decorating night or just yourself and join the fun!

HOLIDAY FOOD BANK APPEAL – As we prepare for the holidays, please consider donating to the Food Bank. They accept Grocery Card donations or cash for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Grocery Cards in $10 denominations can be purchased after the worship services on Sunday, or Monday-Friday from 9AM-2PM at the church office. If you are making a contribution please place in an envelope and mark it “HOLIDAY FOOD BANK” and make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran Church. Place in the offering plate or send to the church office.  Deadline for Christmas donations is Sunday, December 18th.



SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – The Sunday School Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 11th at the 10:45AM worship service. The program will be a more traditional one with costumes, special readings and music. A fellowship with refreshments will follow the service. If anyone would like to donate 2 dozen cookies for the fellowship, it would be greatly appreciated. ALL ARE INVITED!

CONFIRMATION CLASS AT THE LIGHTHOUSE TOY SHOPPE – Our 7th & 8th Grade confirmands will travel to the Lighthouse Toy Shoppe at Bakerstown Methodist Church to help with their annual toy distribution. What a joy it will be to help with such a wonderful ministry! We will meet at the church at 8:00AM on Saturday, December 17th. Mark your calendars!

Kids of The Kingdom and all TELC will bring “Good News of Great Joy” to 25 shoe box recipients this year.  Sunday School and individuals’ donations totaled $309 which was used to ship the boxes and purchase soccer balls (and air pumps), dolls and a water bottle for the boxes.  Your donations of school supplies, hygiene items, small stuffed animals and flashlights with batteries were all packed.  Please join the Sunday School classes by praying for the shoebox recipients – that they will learn God’s great love for us all is real and available to them and their families.  Together we will bring a child the true joy of Christmas – Our Savior Jesus Christ.

CHRISTMAS PARTYThe Luther League kids and the Outreach Ministry will be hosting a Christmas Party on Sunday, December 18th from 2:00-4:00PM here at Trinity. Bring the kids! ~ There will be food, special guests, an Ugly Sweater Contest, activities, and a lot of fun & surprises for all age groups! So, mark your calendars and bring family & friends ~ ALL ARE INVITED!!



Friday, Dec. 9 – Dinner & decorating the church

Sunday, Dec. 11 – Children’s Christmas Program

Sunday, Dec. 18 – Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec. 24 – The Nativity of Our Lord-  Christmas Eve Services, 4:30PM & 9:00PM

Sunday, Dec. 25 – The Nativity of Our Lord- Christmas Day Service, 10:00AM

Sunday, January 1 – ONE SERVICE of Lessons and Carols at 10:00am





7:00 – WORSHIP

Our church family will gather for a potluck dinner at 6:00PM. Then at 7:00PM we will worship, as we join the Wise Men in giving honor to the Christ Child. Please join us on this important evening!


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