REGULAR WORSHIP
English worship – 11:00 AM every Sunday.
German worship – 9:30 AM on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
All of our services are livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming (and past) live streams can be found at: TLC YouTube livestreams
Missed a Sunday and want to catch up?
The TLC YouTube channel has recordings of all of our services for the last 2 years; select “Live” to see recordings of our Livestreamed events and “Videos” to see recorded services.

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Trinity Sunday Service

Our special Trinity Sunday service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church is coming up soon on May 26th! We will all gather at HTAC at 10:30 AM and share in worship together as one body in Christ — Anglicans, Lutherans, and Moravians. Afterwards, there is a potluck BBQ!

We are looking for volunteers to help bring some salads, sides, and desserts. Click here to sign up to bring a dish!

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Invitation to Participate in the 2024 Alberta Synod Convention Art Show

In the 2018 ABT Synod Convention art show, Trinity Lutheran entered three mural mosaics. As this year Trinity does not have a collective piece of work to enter, we would like to invite individual artists to participate. So far, two other churches are entering individual artists’ work under the umbrella of their church name.

To make things work smoothly in the convention space, we have been asked that the total number of pieces per congregation be kept to six, two Jotform entries containing three spaces each.

The organizers will group the entries in the show space together with an identifying “Trinity Lutheran – Edmonton” sign.

The style and type of art are broad and are listed in an information letter here. The final date for registration is May 31.

When you are ready to enter, here are a couple of things you may want to think about in advance of filling out the form. Write a few words about the inspiration of your artwork and how it might relate to the convention theme, One Body: One Spirit: One Hope. You will also need to upload a photograph of each piece so the organizers have a record of them.

Registration of your art pieces can be done at this link. If you have any questions or need clarification on anything, please email Colleen or give her a phone call at 780-352-3519.

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Tree-Pruning Volunteers Needed

Attention all churchgoers! We are looking for volunteers who are able and interested in helping to prune the apple and plum trees in front of the church. If you are willing to lend a hand, please contact the church office. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated!

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April Council Update

This month, the Church Council had our planning retreat where we looked at the strengths of the church, and the challenges ahead of us. We identified priority areas for work this year such as strengthening connections within our congregation, continuing service in the broader community, and addressing our financial challenges. At this month’s regular council meeting, some of the key items included supporting the launch of Trinity’s new Personnel Committee and discussing ways to work more effectively with all our committees. We are grateful to be working together to serve our congregation and are happy to chat if you have any questions.

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Church Council Opportunity

There is still an opportunity for Trinity members to join the Church Council! A few members who were elected at our AGM are no longer able to serve in this way. Because of this, the Church Council has appointed a nominating committee to talk to Trinity members who may be able to offer their gifts by joining the Council. Sylvia Becker, Rosanne Thede, and Gertrud Reichel are the nominating committee, so please talk with one of them to find out more about this opportunity and consider whether you are being called to join. As always, many thanks to all who give their gifts in a variety of ways within our church and community.

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Attention All TLC Committees

We are planning to renovate the old upstairs Council Room this summer. There remains a good amount of items and files from various committees over the years. If you would like to sift through the room and retrieve anything still relevant to your particular committee, just drop by the office for a key! Otherwise, anything left over will be donated, repurposed, or disposed of.

We are aiming to go through these items by May 31, 2024. Once the room is empty, it will be ready for renovations!

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Garden Spots Available for 2024

Trinity Community Garden, located in the park across from the church, has a few spots available for 2024. Please go to the garden website and contact us from there if you are interested.

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March 2024 Team

The Easter edition of the Trinity Team is now available – to read it on-line click on the image below:

(pdf reader required). Paper copies are available in the Atrium at Trinity if preferred.


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German Confirmation Class at Trinity

On Tuesday, April 17th, a German-language Confirmation class will start at Trinity Lutheran Church. If interested, please contact the office. You can also email or speak directly with Pastor Reichel.

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Changes to the Church Bulletin Layout

Over the next few months, you may notice some changes to our layout in the weekly church bulletin.

We have been gathering some feedback about how bulletins are printed and how we can continue to support our congregational needs moving forward. Two items of special note are very important to folks:

1. Reducing paper consumption to support an eco-friendly way of church life, while reducing printing costs

2. Including readings and music in the bulletin to support accessibility. Some folks aren’t able to hear fully from the front, and need to read along in order to participate. In order to read properly, the font size and space around the text needs to be large and spaced out well.

We will be experimenting with how we can support both of these important needs as we go forward! We ask for your patience as we find a good format. We will also post our announcement page as an online PDF here. You are welcome to access them on your device at any time during the week.

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ARCHIVED ITEMS:

Asking for Your Feedback

The Worship and Music Committee (Beverly Kavanaugh, Rosanne Thede, Deena Hinshaw, and Pastor Erin) has been reflecting on how Trinity’s mission statement applies to worship planning and, in collaboration with the pastors, will be trying some new elements in our worship services. Some of these elements involve opportunities for members of the congregation to participate in services in different ways, ranging from quiet reflective time during the service to actions such as lighting candles or congregational reading of prayers of the people. The worship and music committee is interested in hearing ideas and feedback from members of the congregation as we try new things, so please send input to us through the church office.

Volunteers Needed

Trinity has many different volunteer committees and groups that through their work serve, support, nurture, and grow our congregation community in various ways. This is a wonderful time of year to explore the diverse opportunities available and get involved in great ways to connect with your church community. For further information, feel welcome to contact the church office.

Community Services at The Neighbour Centre

The Neighbour Centre, operated by the Mustard Seed Society and located very close to Trinity at 10015 – 81 Avenue NW, is a great resource hub for the homeless community in Old Strathcona. They offer a wide variety of services, from hot lunches, showers, and laundry to computer and phone access, employment, mental health addictions, and dentist support. For a comprehensive schedule of the Neighbour Centre, please click here.

Columbarium Niches at Ellerslie Cemetery (Still) on Sale!

This is a friendly reminder that you can still save $400.00 if you purchase a columbarium niche at Ellerslie Cemetery! For more information, please consult this brochure or contact the office.

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SUPPORT OUR MINISTRIES

Interac Donations Now Possible

You can now use Interac from your online banking app to securely send your donations directly to Trinity. Just send the funds to: donation@trinity-lutheran.ab.ca. It’s safe and secure and managed through your banking app. You don’t need to provide any credit card information, and the donations will be recorded on your Trinity statement along with any donations made directly at church. Plus, Trinity does not pay a commission on these payments. Thank you so much for supporting our ministry!

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