February 2022
Message from the Pastor
A Word about Hope…
Ruth 2: 17 – 23
Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. She picked it up and came into the town, and her mother-in-law saw how much she had gleaned. Then she took out and gave her what was left over after she herself had been satisfied. Naomi, Her mother-in-law, said to her, “Where did you glean today? And where have you worked? Blessed be the man who took notice of you.” So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, “The name of the man with whom I worked today is Boaz.” Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “Blessed be he by the Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Naomi also said to her, “The man is a relative of ours, one of our nearest kin.” Then Ruth the Moabite said, “He even said to me, ‘Stay close by my servants, until they have finished all my harvest.’” Naomi said to Ruth, her daughter-in-law, “It is better, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, otherwise you might be bothered in another field.” So she stayed close to the young women of Boaz, gleaning until the end of the barley and wheat harvests; and she lived with her mother-in-law.
Can you imagine leftovers giving you a new lease on life? Difficult as this is to comprehend, it is precisely what happens in this passage.
Before her daughter-in-law Ruth shows up with nearly a bushel of barley and leftover from lunch, Naomi is at the brink of despair. Her husband and two grown sons are dead, and she seems inclined to join them. Her bitterness boils over earlier in the book when her friends rush to welcome her home after more than a decade away. Hearing her name on their lips she snaps, “Call me no longer Noami (which means ‘pleasant’). Call me Mara (which means ‘bitter’), for the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty” (1:20 – 21).
Well, not quite empty. In her acrid outburst, Naomi has overlooked her single most valuable asset: Ruth.
In the eyes of ancient Israelite culture, of course, Ruth must have looked more like a liability.  Ruth was a foreigner and thus suspect on the basis of both her nationality and her religion. There was reason to suspect she was barren, given that she had not produced a child during her ten years of marriage to Naomi’s son. (Infertility was blamed on the woman in those days.) With no reasonable chance of marriage, Ruth must have seemed like dead weight around the neck of a woman who was already downwardly mobile.
This pessimistic assessment does not take into account God’s standards of measurement. Ruth rates high in a quality that is most often attributed to God: steadfast love. In older translations, it is sometimes called “lovingkindness.” By any name it is love that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Ruth shows this love when, in spite of Naomi’s orders to return to the security of her own parents, ruth clings, terrier-like, to her mother-in-law. “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you!” she insists. “Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die – there will I be buried.” Ruth’s decision could well have led to a double plot in Bethlehem’s cemetery. Yet, God seems to have had other ideas.
While Naomi is content to sit home and wait for the grim reaper, Ruth wakes up early and goes out to glean. As luck – or Providence – would have it, she ends up in the field of Naomi’s relative. Cousin Boaz notices Ruth right away and wastes no time issuing orders designed to guarantee both her safety and her success.
Thus, the leftover. When Ruth returns from the field that day, she’s clearly made a real haul. Naomi is quick to ask, “Where did you glean today?” When Ruth reveals the name of their benefactor, Naomi comes back to life. “Blessed be he by the Lord,” she exclaims, “whose kindness [steadfast love] has not forsaken the living or the dead!”
This outburst presents quite a contrast to her earlier tone, which was so full of bitterness and blame. “What happened?” we may well ask. If you’ve ever experienced an ounce of Naomi’s bitterness, if you’ve ever shared a fraction of her despair, if you’ve ever entertained even for a moment the urge to shake your fist at God, then you’re going to want to know the answer to that question. What happened?!
In a word, hope happened. And hope, as Emily Dickinson tells us, is
…the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all.
Why do I love that poem? First, I love it because it recognizes that hope is not some flimsy, ephemeral fantasy that we conjure up to make ourselves feel better. Hope is not something that we manufacture by thinking good thoughts or praying polite prayers. Hope is not the brave face we put on at the funeral home or the lawyer’s office. Hope is a tangible – albeit small – thing that flaps in fresh from its permanent perch at God’s altars and makes its nest right smack in the middle of our despair. And hope sings and sings and sings until, at the very last, we start humming along.
If Naomi had been given to poetry, she might have put it this way:
Hope is the thing with fiber
That your daughter-in-law brings home –
It trains its tongue around a name –
That says – you’re not alone.
If we were given to poetry, what might we say in these third wave, Omicron, COVID pandemic days? I’ll give it a try…
Hope is the thing that makes us rise even when our spirits are deflated
Because this too shall pass
Because we are made of stardust and Holy Spirit
Because we are new life in ever older bodies
Because we are summoned to a future God dreams and we can only imagine
Because we have learned we must no longer take hugs for granted
Because we sense how sacred and joyous it is to gather together

Would you give it a try? A few line of poetry on the theme of hope in this moment. If you do, send them to me – revtonylarson@gmail.com. Your words may make my spirit rise, as I hope mine do for you.  Friends, hope is tangible. The grain has been sent from God. So had Ruth. So had Boaz. And in that moment, Naomi knew it. Knowing it, she exchanged her accusations for a doxology.  May we so know; may we so praise; may it be so.  Amen.
 February Special Offerings 

New Directions is the largest provider of shelter services in Horry County, SC and operates the Addiction Recovery Outreach Initiative, a Peer Support Program serving Horry and Georgetown counties.Although the state of homelessness in Horry County may be dire, we stand prepared to assist those in crisis, connecting them with resources and the support of an empowering community. While the problems associated with homelessness can’t be solved overnight or by a single organization, we know that together, in a collaborative effort, we can make a difference. Because at New Directions, Together, Hope Starts Here.


An estimated 111 million people watch the Big Game while 48 million Americans struggle with hunger. What if each person watching the game gave just one dollar to feed their neighbor in need? Don’t sit on the sidelines. Join us in making a difference in our community now

Trinity will be participating in the Souper Bowl of caring by collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations between February 1st and 13th.  You may drop off donations in the Narthex after church or when you pick up your Sub / Chili order on Superbowl Sunday.  Thank you for helping us change the game and tackle hunger! 

Upcoming meetings, events and Zoom Links
can be found on our online calendar.

February Birthdays & Anniversaries 


Let's Celebrate! 

Happy Birthday to... 
Gerald Kuhn                                                02/09
Linda Martin                                                 02/10
Millie Brandstetter                                        02/11
Barbara Affrunti                                            02/20
Katherine Hall                                              02/22
Rachel Hall                                                   02/22
Kay Greene                                                  02/24
Cheryl Naumann                                          02/25
Happy Anniversary to... 
Arthur and Debra Davis                            02/14
              Paul and Sharon Manton                           02/17            
Frank and Sandra Ackerman                     02/22
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 PW Circle Gatherings

Have You Joined a Circle?  Our PW Circles are open to all women seeking sisterhood and study. 

Ladies, you’re all invited to join as the Margaret L and Ruth Circles zoom together on Tuesday, February 1st 10 am instead of having separate on-site gatherings. Marian Shelton and Penny Beauchesne are Circle leaders. Please contact the church office or our circle leaders for a zoom link. 
 For those who can’t meet during the day, we have an evening meeting over Zoom.  The Martha Circle, led by Yvonne Beale meets at 7 pm on the last Thursday each month. A Zoom link will be sent out by the church office each month and is also available on Trinity's online calendar. 


Circle Bible Study for September 2021 - May 2022
is from the Horizon Bible Study series, “God with Us”

The organization of Presbyterian Women of Trinity Church is conducted by a PW Coordinating Council.  The Council oversees PW activities and maintains a budget for mission projects, activities and events.  Council meets the second Tuesday of each month.  If you wish to learn more about PW Council, please contact Moderator Liz Montgomery.

Reminder:  We Need A Yard Sale Leader
Trinity Presbyterian Church has depended upon the PW Yard Sale for years to help meet our budget.  The PW has depended upon the Yard Sale to budget gifts to community charity, to the church receptions, to church operations.
We need a good leader to step up and coordinate the sale.  You do not have to do it all yourself. You can have committees to do various jobs. There are people willing to help.
Please, if you are willing to consider this job, contact Liz Montgomery, Alice Hartman, or Pastor Tony to find out more.
Presbyterian Women Officers
Since our officers were last reported, we have had some changes.  Due to medical issues, one office has opened up.  We now need an assistant moderator.  Alice Hartman is our Moderator; Liz Montgomery, our treasurer; Cheryl Roach, Secretary.

New Harmony Presbyterian Women Virtual Spiritual Retreat will be on February 5, 2022 at 10 am
You will need to register in advance for this meeting.  The link to this registration:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing info about joining the meeting. You must register before February 5 to join. 
We hope you can join us as we continue to pray, learn and share.

Superbowl Subs & Chili Take-out
Join in all the Super Bowl fun and excitement no matter which team you are rooting on to win. Order take-out 8-inch cold cut subs and/or beef chili with cheddar cheese and corn bread for yourselves and neighbors.

Order forms are available in the Narthex and online HERE. Come and support your Fellowship committee members who will be hard at work making the subs and chili for your enjoyment!

Remember the subs can be ordered for your personal choices, just check the items you want on your sub on the order form. No condiments are put on the subs to protect the integrity of the bread. Add on your favorite condiment at home.

Both subs and chili will be $8.00 each. All you need to do is bring the order form and prepayment to the church office, and then come to pick up your order between 3-4 pm on Sunday, Feb. 13 at the back kitchen door. Please use the Spanish Oaks entrance and drive up to the kitchen where a greeter will be there to get your order. Help make this a successful Fellowship event. Please have your order forms in by Wednesday, Feb 9 to allow us time to purchase adequate supplies.

Terrariums and Tiny Gardens

Superbowl Sunday from 1 PM - 3 PM

Have you ever wanted to create a tiny indoor garden or terrarium but don't know where to start Would you like to add some extra life and greenery to your winter space? Join us for a relaxing afternoon of indoor terrarium gardening! Price included supplies and you will have a beautiful project to take home. 

 Vicki Mildenstein is our class leader. 
All supplies will be available at the church. 
Small terrariums $10
Large terrariums $20

Please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the narthex or email the church office to RSVP. 

Join us for fun and prizes on Friday, February 25th, 2022, at 10 AM. 
All are welcome! 
Disciple Bible Study
Disciple I: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study A survey of both Old and New Testament books–34 weeks. 

Disciple Bible Study is founded on the belief that people are hungry for the word of God, for fellowship in prayer and study, and for a sense of the disciple to which Christ is calling them as committed Christians. Disciple gives Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as the revelation of God. Disciple invites persons to bring their experiences and struggles to Scripture, uses biblical language and biblical images, and draws upon the work of scholars to aid understanding of the Bible. It is also dependent upon group discussion of Scripture made possible through a commitment to weekly study and preparation.
The study will be co-led by Rev. Joel Long and Rev. Don McCann with Pastor Tony serving as an occasional guest leader and conversation partner. We are able to offer this study in-person, with ZOOM as an option for those not yet ready for in-person meetings or who are part-time residents of the Grand Strand. We thank everyone who has signed up and look forward to our first meeting on February 8th, 2022, from noon to 2:30 PM

Disciple III Remember Who You Are
 is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32 week study will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.

Study resumes on Fridays at 9:30 AM. 
The Swap Spot

Have you visited our church library lately? Peruse and borrow any of our many books on theology and faith or borrow one of the novels and non-fiction books that have been recommended by Tony and other avid readers in our congregation. Read something great lately? Write a short review and post it on our bulletin board to suggest it to others!

Trinity Book Club

Join us in the Library on Wednesday, February 16 at 10:00 am to discuss The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune, a NY Times, USA Today and Washington Post bestseller. “Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.”  Summary from Goodreads.

All readers are welcome!
Margaret Fain is our book club leader. 


Meetings will be held on the First and Third Thursdays of the month at 10 AM.
Please join us in February on the 3rd and 17th. 

Trinity Crochet Club welcomes anyone interested in learning the craft.  They provide tools, yarn, and instruction. Are you a beginner looking to improve your skills? Stop by and try out this peaceful hobby with friends and fellowship. If you have any questions about Crochet Club please contact Lynn Edwards -  ledwards2008@gmail.com

Mission Sewing continues to meet at Trinity
on 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 9:30 -11:30

Please join us in January on the 10th & 24th. 

Help 4 Kids distributes 2500 food bags every Friday for the schools to send home for kids to eat every weekend. Right now, their most needed items are: 

  • Canned pasta (Chef Boyardee)
  • Soup
  • Vienna Sausage
  • Fruit cups
  • Pudding Cups
  • Pop Tarts / breakfast bars. 

Thank you for your continued support of children in our community. 

Holy Grounds Men's Fellowship

All men are welcome to attend Holy Grounds Men's Fellowship on Tuesday, February 1st at 9 AM in Trinity's Lobby.  

Brian Flint is our Holy Grounds leader. 
Upcycled Card Ministry 
There's still time to get a special card for your valentine! 
We have cards for all occasions, beautifully decorated gift bags, and short stories for children at our Card Ministry table in the lobby... $2 each, or a deal of 3 for $5.  All money goes directly to Debt Reduction. Keep in touch with friends and loved ones while supporting Trinity! 

And yes, we do appreciate the donations of card fronts, scrapbooking supplies, stickers, etc. as well as the return of the cellophane sleeves for a second use. You can leave those supplies for Mary Terwiske in the office. Remember to recycle the cellophane sleeved from your card purchases by returning them at the table. Thank you!   
Trinity Card Studio

All the beautiful cards at our card table are made by hand and we would love for YOU to join in the fun!  Share your creative talents with us to make beautiful and unique cards.

Card Studio dates will be announced in upcoming emails. Watch your inbox!   
Yard Sale:
No donations, please

Though Trinity PW and Trinity Church has depended upon the money raised each year, at this point we do not have a leader or leaders for the 2022 Yard Sale. We will need someone to step up to the plate in order to continue.  Therefore, we ask that you do NOT bring items for the sale until further notice.

Our Trinity Prayer Chain will pray for any special need you may be facing.

Please contact Linda Goehring by phone (724-601-4478) or email (L4G4Go@gmail.com) to share your Prayer Request or to join our email Prayer Chain in praying for others
Save the Date! 

Would you like to sell your handmade items at our craft fair? Get your registration in ASAP! 
Outdoor booth space is still available. We have four indoor spots open (8' x 10').
Registration forms are available in the narthex, or email Diana Scroggins
Hi! My name is Mary Terwiske and I’m the new chair of the Fellowship Committee. Former chair, Diana Scroggins remains on the committee and I’m thrilled to have her experience and expertise to rely on as I assume the role of chair.

I’m relatively new to Trinity and before the choir started up again, I was a regular attendee at the 8:30 service with my husband, Rod Bowles. One of the things that struck me when I first started coming to Trinity was the number of opportunities for fellowship that could exist despite the pandemic! My first experience with socially distanced fellowship was last year’s Valentine’s Day trivia contest. The autumn cornhole tournament was another great opportunity to safely share good times.

As a committee, we continue to face the challenges the pandemic presents while looking for opportunities to be together that don’t increase risks for our fellow parishioners. If you’d like to be involved in planning social events for the members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, this is the committee for you!Please let me know if you’d like to join us or simply plan to attend our next meeting on February 14th at 10 am.
Are you handi-capable?

Here’s a note from Barbara Affrunti about a new opportunity for fellowship. Give Barbara a call if you’re interested or look for a sign-up sheet in the narthex and Barbara will reach out to you!

Spring is just around the corner so get up and get out! My name is Barbara. I am the woman in the wheelchair. The chair does not define me unless you are looking for me in a crowd. Yes, I am handicapped, but I prefer the term handi-capable.

Are you handicapable, too? Are you interested in getting together once or twice a month? I’d like to get together with other folks with physical problems to share our joys, our hopes, our experience, and our hobbies with each other.

I am a writer and a poet and I’d love to share with other writers. Perhaps you’re an artist or you love to bake cookies. Maybe you love to play cards or board games. Do you sing or play an instrument? Our group would love to be your audience!

Please come as you are with wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and personal assistants. Come to share your handicapabilities with us!

– Barbara Affrunti

 Master gardener and committee member, Vicki Mildenstein shares the following gardening advice.
January is the month when seed and plant catalogs are arriving in the mailbox every day! It is an enjoyable activity to look through them and see what might grow here. Mostly I order plants or buy them wherever I see them. I will travel pretty far if I am convinced I can find something interesting and I have discovered I’m not very good with seeds.
It is a good time of year to take a good look at our gardens and surroundings. I take a lawn chair across the street and have a look at what’s going on in the front garden. There is always something that just doesn’t work out the way I intended. The muehly grass grows too large no matter where I move it. Asters have taken over that spot by the tree, those hot lips salvia grew larger than expected and that 8” blue salvia I got three years ago grows to at least 4 feet which is way too large also. However, that blue salvia is always covered in bees and I welcome them.
 Revaluate what works and what doesn’t. Consider height and width and where that color or shrub would look better. Or if it doesn’t work at all give it away, get rid of it or sell it on one of our local sites such as Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. People who have recently moved here will be looking for landscaping plants as some HOAs require landscaping and I have had very good response to selling plants.
Personally, I’m going to have to create a new plant bed. I like those things too much to get rid of them! – Vicki Mildenstein

2022 Offering Envelopes are now available in the narthex. Envelopes are arranged alphabetically, not by envelope number. If you can’t find a box with your name and would like a one, please contact Brad Thompson at 843-602-5465

Dear Trinity Family,
Several members of Trinity have received an email from someone pretending to be Pastor Tony. A sample email is included below. The email is not from Pastor Tony and is a scamming technique known as “spoofing” where you pretend to be a trusted individual. If you respond to the initial email you will be asked to purchase gift cards online and email them to an email address.
Again, these emails are not from Pastor Tony. Tony will never contact you by email to ask for money / gift cards.
We regret that someone has attempted to take advantage of the generosity and goodwill of Trinity in this way. Please ignore these emails and block the address from which they were sent.

Sample Email:
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Anthony Larson <pastor.trinitypresbychurch@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 27, 2022, 8:03 AM
Subject: Task(Urgent)
Good morning,
Have you got a minute? I need you to complete a task for me
I am in a meeting now and can't talk,
So just reply.
Reverend Anthony L. Larson
 Mission Sewing was busy for 2021

Bill Foreman and Sharon Rousseau delivered 20 quilts to Mobile Meals
One quilt was given to a home bound member of Trinity
Help for Kids received 16 quilts.3 fleece blankets, 2 throws

Also lots of knitted items:
  • 27 baby hats
  • 3 large hats
  • 5 baby blankets
  • 2 sets of bootie, hat and diaper covers.
Thank you to all the ladies who worked on our mission projects all year.

- Patsy
Rev. Joel M. Long,
Parish Associate for Pastoral Care

The Session has entered into a covenant with the Rev. Joel Long to become a Parish Associate at Trinity. Joel will be offering his gifts for pastoral care to the congregation for five hours each week partnering with Pastor Tony and the Board of Deacons in caring for the members of our congregation. Many at Trinity have gotten to know Joel over the last two years as a guest preacher, member of the choir, mission trip participant, work-day laborer, and disciple of Jesus Christ and we look forward to his ministry with us in this new way. Here is a brief biographical introduction to Joel:
I am an Honorably Retired Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). I was ordained by Southwest Georgia Presbytery-PCUS (no longer in existence). My wife, Ann, and I retired to Surfside Beach in January 2019.
Raised in a small town, I was the product of a Presbyterian mother and a Baptist father. My pre-kindergarten through second grade years were spent in the Presbyterian church. There, I was nurtured in the faith by people who loved God and practiced lives lived by grace. During my third-grade year, my father decided we should go to church as a family unit. The next seven years found me attending the local Baptist church. It was in that congregation that I first received a call to be a pastor. It was also in that congregation that I gained a significant knowledge of scripture through Sunday School and Wednesday afternoon programs.
An important mile-marker on my faith journey happened in a worship service at the age of sixteen. A Presbyterian friend of mine was sitting beside me on the (Baptist) church pew while we were receiving communion elements. One of the officers informed us that he would not be allowed to participate. Why? He was not a member of that congregation. Immediately, I told the officer he was a confirmed member at the Presbyterian church. My pleading was to no avail. He was not allowed to participate. My heart was broken and confused. Immediately, I decided if “their” table was not for everyone, then the Baptist church was not for me. The following Sunday I was sitting in the pew at the Presbyterian church. A few Sundays later, I was thankful to hear the minister share the following words: “Welcome to this Table. This is the Lord’s Table. All are welcome!”   Yay!!!!!  A closing note…the Baptist church in my hometown no longer practices “closed communion.”  Thanks be to God!
I am so grateful God used that painful experience to lead me back to the place where I belonged.
During most of my college years, I ran from the call to ministry until my first son was born. His presence became my sign that God was calling me to full-time ministry. I resisted no longer. Upon graduating from college, I enrolled in Columbia Theological Seminary PC(USA), Decatur, GA. Seminary served as another life-changing mile-marker on my faith journey. While there, I learned how to love the Lord with my mind as well as my heart!
Upon graduating with an M. Div. degree from seminary, the next forty years found me serving in a variety of pastoral settings…rural congregations, small town churches, large city communities of faith, a corporate setting as Chaplain, and as a certified Interim Pastor. During these years I grew in my faith, developed a deeper love for Christ, proclaimed grace as a major component of my sermons, became a committed steward and caregiver of God’s creation, widened my understanding of the mission of the Church, and embraced the grand diversity of people inhabiting this planet.
It has been my joy to worship and find Christian community at Trinity by singing in the choir, participating in two mission trips, and working on the building and grounds committee. As I begin this new ministry with you, it remains my desire to continue to use my gifts to serve Christ and His church. 
Finance Dashboard 
                                   Year To Date Ending  December 31 2021
CONGR    $225,878    $227,000
OTHER    $89,985    $94,083
TOTAL INCOME    $315,863    $321,083
EXPENSES    $315,512    $321,083

Debt Reduction Number as of 12/31/2021      
Checks written to reduce mortgage ======================>     $            226,861
Projected Balance at 02/2031==========================->     $              34,911
Contributions March thru December   2021=================>     $              23,527
Balance as of 12/31/2021==============================>     $            484,302
Acknowledgement of Gratitude
  • Thanks to Rev. Larson and his assistant, Heather, for the special Snow Service.
  • It’s been wonderful to have the choir back.
  • Thanks to Rev. Don McCann for filling the pulpit during Rev. Larsons absence.
  • Thanks to Rev. Joel Long and Rev. Don McCann for leading the Disciple Bible Study.
  • Thanks to Mary Terwiske for taking on the Card Studio and Card Ministry.  Proceeds from the sale of cards goes to the Debt Reduction Campaign.
  • Thanks to Brian Flint for his work on the church grounds.
  • Thanks to Benjie for the care he has given to the pews in the sanctuary.
  • Thanks to Benjie and Pat Coffey for the beautiful flowers at the entrance.
  • Many thanks to Ray Spitz, Dennis Watts, June Metts, and Stan Bittner for their willingness to serve on Session, their gifts, faithfulness, prayers, and their ministry to Trinity and its members.
January Session Notes
  • There are no changes to the Covid protocols at this time.  It is recommended that individuals who worship wear a mask and social distance.  Also, if you are not feeling well, enjoy a cup of coffee and view the Live Stream in the comfort of your home.
  • Volunteers are still needed to assist with the Annual Yard Sale.
  • Mary Terwiske will be Trinity’s Commissioner to the Presbytery meeting on February 26th at First Presbyterian Church.  Kathleen Fair will be the Alternate.
  • The Annual Statistical Report was amended and approved.  It will be submitted on the 25th.
  • The following times for Easter Services were approved.
- Ash Wednesday service be held at 7 pm on March 2, 2022 
- Maundy Thursday service at 7 pm, April 14 
- Good Friday service at 12 noon, April 15 
- One combined service at 10:30 am on Easter Sunday, April 17 
  • Some new special services were discussed.  Details are being worked out by the Worship and Mission Committees.  They include:
- Community Covid Memorial
- Blessing of the Animals
- Jazz Vespers Services
  • Rev. Joel Long will start as our Parrish Associate February 1st.
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