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TRINITY MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
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We are a Christ-centered, family-oriented, Bible-based congregation committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. May you be refreshed and empowered through our time together in worship, to bless the world as God has blessed you.

SUNDAY WORSHIP:  9:00 a.m.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month. Contemporary service is on the 4th Sunday of the month.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT BIBLE CLASS: Please join us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES: Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

HANDBELL CHOIR REHEARSALS - Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

ADULT CHOIR REHEARSALS: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Please complete the 2024 Volunteer Form and return to the office, or to Cara, or Connie. Forms can also be filled out online at https://forms.gle/8URNG2B5eoh8fhDJ7. Complete by April 7th. We are looking for a Team, two or more, to lead and facilitate Vacation Bible School. Dates are flexible as we are using the church building and not FLC. Volunteers are ready, willing, and able to help the event be successful. Prayerfully consider this and contact Cara Clausing or Connie Hoernig.

Trivia Night “Through the Decades” on Friday, April 26th 2024 at 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm for Table Decorating
Open to all ages
$100/table of up to 10 participants
Individual reservations $15
To sign up call the office at (219) 769-5376 or visit https://tmlctrivia.eventbrite.com
Bring Your Own Food; No Outside Beverages Allowed
Prizes for Winning Table, Best Decade Dress (guy & gal), &
Best Table Decorations

If you would like to know more about Trinity Memorial, contact Pastor Brian Nygaard at (219)769-5376.





Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church © 2024
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER   
April 7, 2024
Rev. Brian Nygaard

This second Sunday of Easter, we are all twin selves, like Thomas, who was called the Twin (John 20:24). Each of us is both doubter and believer, and Jesus blesses us with peace. Welcome.

Readings:
Acts 4:32–35
1 John 1:1—2:2
John 20:19–31

The Risen Christ Breathes His Peace in the Holy Absolution
The crucified and risen Lord Jesus appeared to His apostles on the first Easter Sunday. He “came and stood among them,” and with His Word and the wounds in “his hands and his side,” He granted them His peace (John 20:19–20). He sent them as ministers of the Gospel in His name to bestow the life-giving Holy Spirit for us and for His whole Church through the forgiveness of sins (John 20:21–23). Through this apostolic ministry, He calls us to believe that He “is the Christ, the Son of God,” so that by such faith we “may have life in his name” (John 20:31). The apostles “have seen and heard” this divine life manifested in the flesh of Christ, and those who succeed them in this apostolic ministry now proclaim that same Absolution to us, so that we “too may have fellowship” with the risen Christ, with the apostles and “with one another” (1 John 1:1–7). The one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church lives by “their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,” and all who believe this Word are “of one heart and soul,” because in Him they truly have “everything in common” (Acts 4:32–33).

Memory Verse for the Week of April 7, 2024

1 Corinthians 15:3-4  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.

Stewardship Thought
John 20:19 – “Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” The peace we have in Jesus is what makes a life of good works possible. Since we know that it is Jesus who saved us, and not our works, we are now free to do good works not out of self-interest, but for the right reasons: out of thanksgiving toward God and love for our neighbors.

Interested in helping wiith an Outreach Event for FoodBank of Northwest Indiana
Contact Dr. Brian E. Thompson, 219-616-1655, betdvm@comcast.net

 





LAST DAY:  Please complete the 2024 VBS Volunteer Form & return to Cara or Connie.
VBS Forms can also be filled out online at https://forms.gle/8URNG2B5eoh8fhDJ7. Complete by April 7th. We are looking for a Team, two or more, to lead and facilitate Vacation Bible School. Dates are flexible as we are using the church building and not FLC. Volunteers are ready, willing, and able to help the event be successful. Prayerfully consider this and contact Cara Clausing or Connie Hoernig.

LAST DAY! 2025 National Youth Gathering
The Board of Education needs to know who would be interested in attending the National Youth Gathering in 2025. Any teen that will be 14 years old by July 2025 or going in to 9th grade through graduation Senior can attend. Parents – Please sign your teen up if they are interested. We will need you to sign up by April 7th. Thank you!

SISTERS IN CHRIST ACTIVITIES
April 12th Bunco! 6:00 PM Join us for a fun EVENING of fellowship and Bunco. Everyone is Invited. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Along with a small Bunco Prize (wrapped). Please sign up on the Bulletin Board if you ate attending. Thank you!

DARTBALL Do you like baseball? Do you like darts?
How about putting them together? Please sign up or reach out to Michael Moore.
His number and email are provided on the signup sheet.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER? Adventure awaits you this summer at Camp Lutherhaven! Race your friends in a kayak, make a craft out of things found in nature, or gaze up at the starry night sky. There are so many activities at Camp Lutherhaven the only question is ‘What one will I try today?’ There are programs for all ages: youth programs for K-12, family programs, and Servant Events for grades 8-12. Camp has something for everyone!
Register online today at www.lutherhaven.org or call for more information at 260.636.7101.

YOU'RE INVITED
LWML Hammond Zone – Spring Prayer Breakfast at Trinity Lowell
April 17 at 9:00-9:30 AM Registration, Prayer service at 10:00 AM
Please RSVP by April 14th to Susan 844-6176 or Trinity Office 696-9338
See Flyer in the Narthex for more details











WAYS TO GIVE AT TRINITY MEMORIAL
Mail/Drop-Off: Mail or drop-off your Offerings at TMLC. 7950 Marshall St., Merrillville, IN 46410.
Automatic checking/savings withdrawal: Contact Cheryl Wilson at (219) 644-9823
or the church office at (219) 769-5376.
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7950 Marshall St. 
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219)769-5376

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