Helping Folks in Johnson City See Lights Spectacular Event
Members of Trinity: Sid Cox, Connie Cox Jerry Gass and Jan Gass share the joy of Christmas by helping people cross the streets safely in Johnson City at the
Lights Spectacular event. Our outreach is shown in so many ways! Thank you, Sandy Switzer for sending in the photo!
VETERAN'S HONORED at the 10:30 a.m. Service on November 10th
Thank you for your service!
Blanco Good Samaritan Center Moved to New
On Saturday, November 16, the Blanco Good Samaritan Center was re-located to its NEW location on Chandler Street (the old fire station).
Trinity Lutheran Church’s Good Sam Representative, Connie Cox along with Lydia Bledsoe take a break from the work involved with moving EVERYTHING from the old location to the new and improved building!
Trinity's CMPB, for the third year running, cooked and served hot dogs at the Coalition Awareness, Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Wellness
Fair at Blanco High School on Sept. 16th. The group cooked 200 hot dogs and reported they had none left at the end of the night.
HYGIENE KITS FOR BLANCO GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER
Women of Trinity helped prepare hygiene kits for needy families in our community. Every week the Good Samaritan provides food for children during the weekend. We learned the families needed a few extras such as: wash cloths, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and lotions. So we just mentioned the need and what an out pouring from our congregation. Lynda Baumgartner, who works for an airline, had a big bag of shampoos and lotions that she donated, and others donated tooth paste and brushes. The ladies got busy and made the first set of wash cloths. We prayed over every wash cloth that was made. So many joined in the effort. The first set of kits were delivered March first. The children needed them so we took the ones we had over to Good Samaritan.
Keep knitting and crocheting, as more are needed. We understand a few men are doing the project as well. Hurrah, for God touching our hearts and fingers. Keep the supplies coming. Place your wash cloths, soap, shampoos, quart bags in the box in the back of the church. We will use them all. I understand other Christian ladies in our community have jumped into the project and are helping donate too. God's love and word is spreading.
Pictured are (L-R) Felicia Neigut, Sandy Switzer, and a Good Samaritan Center volunteer.
Trinity's Lenten Luncheon - March 14, 2019
Trinity’s Lenten Luncheon to benefit the Blanco Ministerial Alliance was held Thursday, March 14. Many thanks to everyone that helped Trinity host the community
by setting up, providing food, serving, or cleaning up afterwards. Thank You all!! (photo by Wayne Gosnell)
On April 4th & 11th the Lenten lunches will be served at First Baptist Church, Blanco, beginning at Noon.
Volunteers Dig Up Rare Plants
On Nov. 9th, volunteers dug up grape hyacinths, large native rain lilies, and a rare morning glory species, “Edwards Plateau Morning Glory” for study at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center near Austin.
Pictured below are Sheryl Smith-Rogers and Pastor Dayna Leggett.
On Oct 22nd, Trinity’s CMOB (Christian Men of Blanco) tackled another project.
They tore out a bathroom down to the studs so a widowed resident can have a new one put in.
The CMOB considers it a blessing to be able to bless those in the community who need help.
(Pictured left to right: Ray Wolbrecht, Wayne Gosnell, Norman Eubank, and Joe Garcia)
Fright Fest at Six Flags on Oct. 13
Pictured left to right: Coryne, Brenna, Makenzie, Riley, Alexis, Katie, (unidentified zombie) Dayna, Cooper, Joshua, Toni, Chayn, Sevren & Jonalynn
(Not pictured are Lauren & Jarrett)
Before going into the park we each chose a scripture verse and wrote it on our arm.
Air 1 Concert in San Antonio - Oct. 2
The concert early birds (Tami Bigler and Claudia Smith) got to meet the musicians before they performed at the concert.
From left to right are Zachary Williams, Aaron Cole, Tami Bigler, Joshua Micah, Claudia Smith, Branan Murphy, and We are Messengers (from Ireland) lead singer.
Arty Party Fundraiser a BIG Success!
On September 24th, there were 27 artists that enjoyed an evening of creativity and fellowship with Leta Garcia demonstrating acrylic painting techniques. The event raised funds for Youth to attend summer camp.
Thank you for your support!
1st Annual Couples Retreat Held August 10-12, 2018
What an honor and privilege it was to serve at our FIRST EVER Couples Retreat! Pictured above are the participants and staffers at the Well Spring Retreat Center at the Narrows in Blanco County.
This event was Charles Riley’s dream realized! It was our first attempt at a couples retreat and was very well received. Many thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make it happen!
Quilt by Ruby Duecker to be included in the live auction October 20th!
The "Finch Flock" Baptism
The “Finch Flock” was all smiles on June 24th when Teagann Grace was baptized during the second service.
Pictured left: Wyatt, Steele, Stetson, Ashley, Teagann and Creed Finch.
We welcome our youngest member into the body of Christ!!
Men's Group Assemble Fishing Kits for Operation Christmas Child on July 17th
Several Trinity members showed up early at the July Men's Group gathering to assemble 60 fishing kits. The kits, made to fit into discarded medicine bottles, will be included in the Operation Christmas Child boxes the church will put together in November.
Operation Christmas Child is a program coordinated by Rev. Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse organization. Christmas boxes are distributed worldwide, most often by missionaries, who use the distribution as an opportunity to take the Word to people who might otherwise never hear it.
Trinity sees this project as an important segment of our evangelism outreach and is proud to be a small part of this worldwide effort for Christ.
CMOB strikes again!
The CMOB (Christian Men of Blanco) recently got word that a lady living south of town was having a hard time getting into her home. In short course, the CMOB mobilized and built an access ramp to the home at no cost to the lady.
If you know of anyone in the local area (not necessarily a member of Trinity) who is in need of CMOB help, please contact the church office.
ATTENTION—The Men’s Group plans to make Operation Christmas Child fishing kits at their July 17th meeting. Those who are able will show up at 5:00 pm instead of the normal 6:30 pm and make as many kits as they can. These kits will be included in age appropriate Christmas boxes to be packed later in the year.
Thanks, Wayne Gosnell
New Members Received on May 20th, 2018 - Pentecost Sunday
(Left to Right)
Doug & Lydia Bledsoe, Amy Rust & Kacen Haas (not pictured but also joining with Amy are her children, Sevren & Coryne Tom); Sarah, Augustus and Jason Cox; and Christine Bushong.
Mike & Claudia Smith, were received into full membership on May 20th at the early service. Welcome!!
Received on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
We welcome Amy Rust and son, Kacen Haas by baptism to Trinity Lutheran Church. Both were baptized at the second service. Pictured with Pastor, Amy and Kacen are his sponsors Sharon Cox and grandparents,
Doug & Lydia Bledsoe. Kacen also celebrated his First Communion with his family that day. Welcome!!
Altar Guild Appreciation Dinner - March 13, 2018
Dinner was held on Tuesday, March 13, as a tribute to Trinity's Heritage of over 100 years of service to our Lord and Savior. Honorary guests who are now serving our Lord "in person" were represented by photographs displayed on each table. The oldest members of the altar guild were honored at the dinner as VIP's. Front row (left to right): Janice Fleming, Doris Phipps, Marie Anna Lindeman, Yvonne Triesch, (standing) Jo Wicker, Medora Beckmann, Laura Nieman, and Ruby Duecker. These women have faithfully served without reservation for well over 50 years.
Other guests are members of the altar guild, members of Trinity, and prospective members of Trinity and the altar guild. Starting on the second row, standing (from left to right) are Connie Russell, Arlene Hamlin, Sophie Johnson, Sherri Wicker, Sharon Cox, Connie Cox, and Claudia Smith. Third row: Barb Geistfeld, Barb Eubank, Sandy Mann, Sheri Riley, Leta Garcia, Jan Gass, Bonnie Palmer, Lydia Bledsoe, Coryne Tom, Angie Daniels and Karen Wagner. Forth Row: Lynda Baumgartner, Judy Brewer, Lacy Lukich, Amy Rust, and Tami Bigler. Not pictured (because she's holding the camera) Karen Steiger.
A delicious meal was prepared by Bonnie Palmer, president of the Altar Guild. Bonnie also went over some changes in the past year to procedures for setting up the altar and answered any questions from members. If you are interested in joining the Altar Guild, please contact Bonnie at 210-705-2811.
Veteran's Day Recognition -- Nov. 12th, 2017
Thank you to all our veterans who shared their photos, memoriabilia, and uniforms on Sunday, November 12 in Honor of Veterans Day!
Pictured left wearing their uniforms: Joe Garcia, Jerry Gass, Hal Switzer, Paul Gosnell and Wayne Gosnell.
At worship that Sunday we had special patriotic music and prayers for all those who served or currently serve our nation.
Thank you all for your service!
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Box-Packing Party held on Sunday, Nov. 12th
Our church participated in Operation Christmas Child again this year. Members of the congregation saved shoeboxes, large
medicine bottles, and other items to make kits to include in gifts packed in shoeboxes to children across the world who will receive the
gifts in the name of Jesus. (Carolyn Welton (shown at left) has gifts boxes literally "stacked to the ceiling.")
Our church sent 131 of these “Gospel Gifts.” Thanks to everyone who gave money, saved shoeboxes, wrapped shoeboxes, went shopping, made items, packed boxes, made fishing kits, and helped out with this ministry. There are year-round opportunities to participate in this ministry, in ways large and small. Keep your eyes open for monthly announcements about how to participate in Operation Christmas Child in the coming year.
Please keep the children who will receive these gifts and the churches who will distribute them in your prayers. If you would like information what you can do during this Christmas season to contribute to this ministry, please contact Amy Jeanne Welton
at 830-868-7163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
(Left) Sherri & Jo Wicker help with packing the Christmas boxes on Sunday, November 12.
(Right) Jerry Gass assembling fishing kits from donated prescription bottles and assorted fishing tackle.
Women's Retreat -- Sept. 8-10, 2017
Christian Men of Blanco (CMOB) News
Adult Sunday School "Rolls With the Punches"
Wow! When it was decided to have the rummage sale one more Saturday, the Adult Sunday school just rolled with the punches.
Sharon Wolbrecht's class is pictured holding class around all the antique dining furniture. Patrick Welton's class moved to the old kitchen because their normal area had become a huge toy display.
Thanks to everyone who fielded the programming and location curveballs on Sunday, May 21st.
Leta Garcia Installed As Worship Council Chairperson Jan 29th
Operation Christmas Child - Box Packing Party Held on Sunday, Oct. 30th
On Oct. 30th Trinity hosted the Operation Christmas Child Box-Packing Party. With everyone’s help over 200 gift boxes were assembled, prayed over, and passed on for shipment overseas!
Many thanks to the Welton’s for organizing and sponsoring the OCC project and to all the donations made by members and friends to purchase supplies, wrap boxes, sort supplies, and pack boxes at Trinity.
|Many Trinity members, including Martin & Kayla Wersal's & grand-daughter, loading the boxes.
||Hal Switzer, Jim Clifton & Martin Wersal preparing items for the boxes.
||Yvonne Skeen, Matha Gosnell and Katie Skeen sorting items for the boxes.
LIGHT NITE 2016
Trinity members supported Light Nite to provide a safe celebration of Halloween.
|Fireman Stetson and Cowboy Creed.
||Gene & Lorrie Patillo with their grand-daughter, Marley.
||(L to R) Martha Gosnell, Amy Jeanne Welton, Seamus Welton, Sandy Litchfield & Caroline Welton entertained the little ones with a duck pond, spider egg toss, goldfish toss and
lots of smiles and CANDY.
Trinity Hosted the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center for a Blood Drive on July 17th.
Fifteen (15) people donated the gift of life-saving blood—a record number for Trinity!! The STBTC was in a critical need for blood as the busy summertime always needs extra donors. THANK YOU!!
Photos From April 2016
|'God's Not Dead 2' Movie Trip: Stella, Amy, Jeanne, Seamus, Caroline, Hal, Sandy, Ron, Ruby, Tami, Talon, Bonnie, Marcie
||Trinity's Keep Blanco Beautiful Trash Off Team: Ron, Talon, Lacy, Layla, Paul, Sandy, Tami, Olivia and Dayna (taking the picture!)
Photos from Winter Texan Appreciation Potluck on March 20th
|Connie & John Laird
||Dee Taylor & Frank Cross
||Jane & Randy Lewis
|Mike & Pat Drexel
||Sherry & Pat Hanson
Winter Texans Not Pictured:
Gary & Diane Fowler, Roger & Carla Wilson, Lee Forner
"Risen" Road Trip - Feb. 21st, 2016
Twenty-five adults and teens went to see the movie "Risen" on Sunday, February 21, in San Marcos. Sponsored by the Trinity Tribe Youth. Our next movie field trip will be on Sunday, April 3, to see "God's Not Dead 2."