Trinity Lutheran Church is a member of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. As Lutherans, we in the LCMS share a strong belief in the Holy Scriptures as the inspired inerrant Word of God. It is by God's grace alone, through our faith worked in us by the Holy Spirit, that we believe in Jesus Christ as the only means of salvation.


March 2 - Blanket Workshop 9:00am-Noon
March 3 - One Service at 9:00am with Sundy School to follow
March 3 - Men's Ministry - 5:00pm
March 6 - Ash Wednesday - Chili Supper & Service
March 13 - Lenten Service - 7:00pm
March 14 - Concordia Society
March 20 - Lenten Service - 7:00pm
March 23 - GSLS Annual Benefit Auction

March 26 - LifeLife Screening at Trinity
March 27 - Lenten Service - 7:00pm
April 3 - Lenten Service - 7:00pm
April 10 - Lenten Service - 7:00pm

Blanket Workshop
On Saturday, March 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., we are having a workshop to make sensory lap blankets (fidget blankets) to be donated to OSF Hospice. All women of the congregation are invited to join us. If you have any of the following items to use for these blankets: zippers, buttons, ribbon, lace, beads, shoe laces, yarn, plastic keys, etc., please bring them with you that Saturday.

Men's Ministry 2019 - New Date & Time!
Men's Ministry will now meet in the church fellowship hall on the 1st Sunday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Our first Sunday meeting will take place Sunday, March 3. Dinner will be provided. Please join us for fun and fellowship, and bring a friend. Our purpose is to build friendships, a support network of Christian men, help others and explore what it means to be a Lutheran man in the modern age. Learn more >

Chili Supper & Ash Wednesday Service
Our youth will sponsor the Chili Supper on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Along with chili, there will also be chicken noodle soup, grilled ham & cheese, peanut butter & jelly, drinks and dessert. A free-will offering will be taken at the door. Donations will to towards our youth program. Junior High and High School you are asked to bring a pot of their best chili and/or dessert to share. The youth need to help work at the dinner (set-up, serving, cleanup). Chili should be dropped off at the church kitchen on Ash Wednesday by 4:30 p.m. Following the Chili Supper we will have our Ash Wednesday Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. As is our tradition, we will observe Ash Wednesday with the “imposition of ashes.” Ashes symbolize “dust-to-dust” and remind us of our mortality. Easter proclaims that, through Christ, God resurrects us from our dust and ashes, and makes us new creatures and brings life out of death.

Lenten Servies & Fellowship
A branch and a stone with seven eyes. Prisoners freed. Bad shepherds and thirty pieces of silver. A sword and a shepherd. A cleansing fountain. People weeping over a man whom they themselves pierced. Zechariah, one of the Old Testament prophets, said many things that seem downright strange to us today. Yet God was speaking through Zechariah's strange words to direct people then, and us now, to our Lord Jesus. Beginning March 6, join us every Wednesday night at 7pm throughout the season of Lent for the series: "Zechariah Foretells the Savior's Passion." We will have Lenten fellowship following our Lenten services. Trinity families are asked to donate one dozen cookies on the Wednesday that your name falls under.

March 13 - Abatie - Fuchs
March 20 - Garber - Juergens
March 27 - Kincaid - Olt
April 3 - Palmer - Suhs
April 10 - Tadlock - Zevnik

Community Outreach
During the Lenten season we direct our hearts and minds to Christ. Lent is a good time to give to projects that will help those in need. “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 This year we are collecting items for snack packs to benefit Jefferson School and/or the YWCA. Snack packs are sent home with children on Fridays to those who will not have enough food to eat over the weekend. Items we will be collecting are:

Individual Oatmeal Packets
Mac & Cheese Packets
Juice Boxes
Individual Fruit Cups
Peanut Butter Crackers
Cookie Packets
Breakfast Bars
Fruit Gummies

There will be a box in Room 10, along with a table so you can see samples of what is needed.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School 13th Annual Benefit Auction
March 23, 2019 • Par-A-Dice Hotel

Reservations are now being taken for Good Shepherd Lutheran School’s 13th Annual Benefit Auction, Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Par-A-Dice Hotel. Reservation forms are available at the SCRIP tables at the churches or at the school office; call Ann Fuelberth at 347-9027 with questions. Be certain to select your dinner option and indicate how you would like to receive confirmation. Sponsorships of $50 - Dinner Table, $100 - Silent Auction, or $200 - Live Auction are always great ways for businesses or individuals to advertise their services and help the auction to offset costs. For this year, Sponsorships may be made in honor of a military veteran or service member. For the Ladies: our purse game will return with even more purses and the $100 cash prize. For the Men: we will be adding a new duck decoy game with an opportunity to win one of four prizes—details will be finalized soon. You will need an FOID card to purchase the decoys. Class projects and many other details will be announced in future church bulletins and on our school's website. Our live auction item #1 will be our special bid dinner: Caesar Salad, Shrimp Cocktail, Rib Eye Steak, Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Green Bean Medley, Warm Rolls, Apple Cheesecake w/Carmel Drizzle, White and Red Wine. The winning table is sure to love this special dinner! Thank you to all of you who saved Pringles cans - we now have plenty for our decorations and no more are needed!

Shut-in of the Month
Some members cannot attend church and it is important that we remember them in our thoughts and especially our prayers. During the month please pray for them and send them a card. Our shut-in of the month is:

Jeanne Newlun
Pekin Manor
1520 El Camino Dr.
Room 110
Pekin, IL 61554

We need a lot! Mostly your help!
We are in need of ushers, especially for the 10:45 service. If you are interested in helping out at this service please contact the church office.

We are also in need of drivers to pick up members who need a ride to church. Transportation should never be the reason for someone to miss worship. Call
the church office if you can help.

Greeters are needed too! If you can greet members as they enter the sanctuary please let us know.

We need Bible Breakfast helpers for the 4th Sunday of the month and when there is a 5th Sunday of the month. Please contact the church office at 346-1391 if you can help.

Monday - Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday- 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday - Office Closed


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Pekin, Illinois 61554