Tuesday Bulletin
The Latest News & Information
June 2nd, 2020


We invite congregation members to provide submissions directly to the office

at office@trinityfreistadt.com by Monday 3:00 pm.


This is harder than I thought.  Or at least, it is as hard as I thought it would be.
Several weeks ago I wrote about my fear that things would return to normal, and that ‘normal’ would mean the loss of unhurried time with God and a family-centered lifestyle.  I have returned to the office now, and even though many of my usual responsibilities are still on pause, it is still a battle to maintain a focus on God now that there is always another deadline approaching and an endless list of tasks waiting in the wings.
I was reading some of the Lessons from Quarantine survey responses (thank you for those!) and appreciated this comment: “I think my faith has grown with unhurried time at home. I am able to take time to read God’s word and spend time in prayer without feeling the pressure to go to the next activity or know I have to be somewhere else.”
The connection between a slower pace and a growing faith was underscored by the numbers.  7 out of 10 responses indicated a growing faith during the quarantine.  Of the three who saw their faith as standing still, two reported that they were working more than usual right now (the 3rd was “same as usual”).
There is a reason God instructs us to “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).  And I suspect that a large part of it is that until we pause our activity we cannot see His activity.  Until we quiet our voice we cannot hear His.  It is only after we have stilled our hands that we can see how He desires to use them as His hands.
Jesus, with all that He had to do, still took unhurried time with His disciples and with His Father.
Jesus!  Grant me the wisdom to slow down and listen when You wish to pull me aside for a quiet word.  Help me not to be so busy working for You that I neglect time with You.

Read all the details here or watch for videos walking you through what to expect for each of our two services, which will be posted to our webpage tomorrow.

We will offer two services on Sunday mornings.  Our early service will take place in the sanctuary and will follow the recommendations of the CDC for large group gatherings, including socially distanced seating and masks for all those two years old and older.  Our late service will take place outdoors with worshipers providing their own seating, also socially distanced, but with no masks required.  Both services will use the same, simpler liturgy.  Both services will include communion, but distribution will be handled differently in each case.

We will also continue with Worship-in-the-Home, and with Open Sanctuary on Saturdays.

Starting Date: June 7th 

Our top priority right now is returning to public worship at Trinity.

Other summer events at Trinity have been cancelled, including the 4th of July festivities as well as in-person VBS.

Click here for our Anchored Weekend VBS information. Registration is due by July 1st.

Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Guidelines for Visitors:

  • Following CDC recommendations, sanitize or wash hands upon entering and leaving the building.
  • If meeting with a staff member, check in at the office window. (working on intercom solution)
  • Guest chairs have been placed in the lobby area. You may be directed to wait in the lobby area until a staff member is available.
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.
  • To protect our office staff, please refrain from congregating in the main office.
  • Limit non-essential movement in the building to only the areas necessary during your visit.

Check out Trinity’s 2020 8th grade Graduation video!

How Do I Fall in Love with My Spouse?

This series is now complete, with the final video just posted.

Questions from Quarantine studies can be accessed from the front page of our website (under “Study”) or by clicking here.

FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES RESUMING IN FALL

To say that there is an overload of information surrounding COVID-19 is an understatement. Members of our senior leadership team have been closely monitoring data, reviewing a wide-range of policies, and working through different scenarios. While we don’t have the complete picture of next year’s updated policies/procedures, we do know a few things now that we’d like to get out ahead of and inform our community on.

Your Trinity teachers stepped up and jumped on a virtual learning plan within 48 hours of our announced closure. Now, while many districts and schools in our area are considering modified schedules that would put parents, guardians, and families in extremely compromising positions, we can say now: we will not. Trinity will resume face-to-face instruction this fall.

The health and safety of our staff and students is of the utmost importance; this also includes social/emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual wellness. As such, our faculty will not be wearing masks (unless required by their healthcare provider), and major components of our schedule such as chapels and assemblies will resume. Our culture, one of joy, love, and excellence, thrives on our communication with one another. The power of interpersonal relationships, seeing each-other’s faces, is critical to developing the type of classroom and school culture we strive for. Yet, we know additional steps will be necessary.

Our self-assessment procedures, additional hygienic and cleanliness routines, and our response plan for infection are being developed with the help of local health professionals and the Ozaukee/Washington Health Department. This fully developed plan will be ready for resumption of classes in the Fall and distributed on our website.

We hope this provides a modicum of clarity for our families seeking answers. We look forward to continuing to provide a 5-star Christian education to your family in the coming year.

The best is yet to come!

In Christ,

Sam Seefeld
Principal

Buzz Severin, Ryan Campbell, and Pastor Elijah Ndon of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church at the last food delivery.

Trinity’s food drive collection efforts continue. The collection is being distributed to the inner Milwaukee churches of Holy Ghost, Bethany, and Mission of Christ.
Thank you to all you have contributed so far! Please drop off all donations by the main office doors in the food drive bin.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. – Matthew 7:7-8

Please take a moment right now and pray for those listed below.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. – Matthew 7:7-8

Please take a moment right now and pray for those listed below.

For Missionaries: David & Rachel Baker, Deaconess Kim , Hannah Shull (Taiwan)

Our military, serving our country: Sarah Geidel (Reserves), Mark Liedtke (serving in Fort Lewis, Washington), Eric Liedtke (serving on the USNS Comfort in New York), Rebecca Guild (serving in San Diego), Akan Udoeyop (serving in Germany), Madison Kessel Lyon (serving in Germany), Nicholas Zanow (Charleston, South Carolina), Kurt Degner (WI National Guard)

Baptisms: Joshua Paul Hauser (son of Joshua & Melissa Hauser)

Healing & Protection: Elaine Riemer (prayer for recovery from surgery)

Do you know of others for whom we should be praying? Let us know by sending an email to Trinity@trinityfreistadt.com.

You’re invited to join others in prayer every Sunday (10-10:30 am), Monday (8-8:30 am), and Wednesday (Noon-12:30 pm).



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