It’s that time of year again! Our September “God’s Work, Our Hands” project is a bit delayed. This year we are making 100 bags which will focus more on hygiene and health for the homeless. Some of the items we will be collecting are: masks, hand sanitizers (mini size), Band-Aids, washcloths, dental hygiene, soap, shampoo/conditioner, comb, Chapstick, water, pen and paper pads. This year we are also going to make half of the bags specifically for women, and therefore we will need donations of small feminine pads that we can include. Please feel free to begin to collect such items and drop them off at the church as you are able. Lisa will keep a list of who brings what and what more will be needed. The deadline will be October 4th.
As of July 12, 2020, Online Worship Services are being provided. We now have a YouTube Channel
When you click on the above link, you should be able to access our worship videos beginning Sunday, July 12, 2020. You can also go to YouTube, and put “Trinity Lutheran Church of Porterville, CA” in the search bar and find the service that way. Once you find the link, please “subscribe” to make it easier for you to find our channel! Happy Worship!!
Book of Hebrews Online Bible Study
The “Book of Hebrews” Bible study, led by Ann Marie Wagstaff, is continuing via email. If you would like to join this Bible Study, please contact Ann Marie Wagstaff <email@example.com>. (NOTE: NEW EMAIL ADDRESS!) Ann Marie will add you to the email list–and provide you with a summary of earlier weeks along with suggested guidelines for participating in the class. Lessons will be sent out twice a week via email.
NOTICE AS OF MARCH 19, 2020:
The council and Pastor Jim have made the following decision:
There will be no more face-to-face worship for the near future, including Sundays as well as Wednesday evening Lent Services, due to the directive from the CDC and Washington that no more than 10 people gather at one time due to COVID-19. We are doing this as an abundance of caution for all our church family. Please share this information with other members that you know who do not have access to email or our Facebook page, or those who don’t check it regularly. Thank you!
The office will remain open during regular hours – Mon-Thur, 9-1 pm and Tues from 9-12 pm. The office manager will be available to take care of various church needs as well as provide the community with food. Donations of food are still needed, knowing how difficult it is for people to get items right now. Please only donate food at this time. Thank you.
Please remember that our church finances will remain the same, so please feel free to mail in your offerings or drop them off in person during office hours. Thank you for continuing to support our church ministries.
Please stay healthy and shelter in place as much as possible. Check on each other, take care of each other. With God’s love and help, we will get through this. Keep praying, keep reading your Bible. His love and guidance will get you through.
Trinity Lutheran Church is:
– a place where those who didn’t think they had a place find a home.
– a place where we celebrate each others gifts.
– a place where we take scripture seriously.
– a place where we come together to grow in faith and love.
– a place where you can belong.
We are a community that has experienced first hand the power of God’s love and grace in our own lives. Out of response to the gift of love and grace that we have received, we seek to share that experience with others. As our mission statement proclaims, “Sharing God’s love and grace, we INVITE, EMBRACE, and NURTURE everyone unconditionally into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.”
Trinity places a special emphasis on serving the needs of our community with our Food Pantry and our partnership with the Porterville Area Coordinating Council. Our annual Bazaar (held in November) is part of our commitment to our community, where we give 100% of the proceeds to community ministries that provide food and serve others. Bless you!