All Members, Winter Residents, Family and Friends,

          Greetings on this Tuesday afternoon!  Here we are already finding ourselves over half way through the month of September.  Football season is in full swing and everyone is back in school.  It would be great if everyone was back in church every Sunday like it was before the pandemic.  I have been trying to reconstruct our membership files and adding people who have joined with us here at Trinity over the past two years.  It saddens me to take people off the rolls because they no longer attend or have moved away. But I believe in the years that lie ahead we will rebuild from where we have landed in 2022.  Pray for additions to our numbers. 

          I will be sending out studies and a link to the Zoom Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 10:00AM.  I am telling you right now that I will not be available on October 12th for the class because it is the date of the Blessing of the Businesses luncheon.  This is co-sponsored by the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association. 

          It had been requested to add additional railing along the east end of the building along the walk to assist those who may have difficulty walking to the Life Center.  However we have run into some unforseen financial challenges and have had to put this project on hold.  So in order to carry through with this project by hopefully the Reformation Rally on October 30, 2022 we are going to try to raise the $1,800.00 through a Budget Buster effort.  If you are so inclined to assist with this project there will be a basket in the Narthex for the next two weeks.  Please mark your checks budget busters if you are depositing a check in the basket or mailing one from those of you who may be up north.  I have not asked for a “budget buster” in several years, but this is a worthwhile project.

          Thank you Mr. Fred Hartzell for installing “Motion Sensitive” light switches in the Ladies Room and Mens Room.  They work great. 

          Please remember that if you are ordering from Amazon to use “Smile Amazon”.  With “Smile Amazon” you can choose “Trinity Tots” as a Non-Profit to which a percentage of your purchased product will be donated to Trinity Tots.  It is a very passive way to suport the Trinity Tots program.  Thank you for your continued support. 

          Carmen, our Office Manager, will begin putting together the October Newsletter later this week.  So if you have an article or any announcements please get them to her between 9:00AM and 12Noon each day. 

          The Men of the congregation are reminded that we will meet for breakfast on Saturday Morning September 24th, at 8:00AM at The Golden Corral on 27 scross from McDonalds.  All men are invited and try to bring a friend. 

          Please remember that on Sunday October 30th, the Heartland Circuit will be holding A Reformation Rally here at Trinity at 3:00PM.  Mr. Keith Goodson will be painting LIVE during the service.  Following the service their will be a Bratwurst Dinner.  If you plan to stay for the dinner we request that you sign up on the bulletin board outside the church office.  Thanks. 

          Have you considered learning how to play “hand chimes”?  Susan is going to demonstrate how to “Swing” a chime on Sunday.  It would be great if we could get a handchime choir started here at Trinity!

          My sermon about the Rich Man and Lazarus or other words Hell and Heaven.  It is an interesting subject because so many people deny that there is a Hell.  Well there is! 

Have a great week and make it great for someone else! 

Rev. Richard A. Norris

Trinity Lutheran Church

25 Lakeview Street

Lake Placid, Florida 33852

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