AND, WARM GREETINGS TO ALL GUESTS joining with us! We thank God for leading you here. His Holy Spirit renew you in Christian faith by the Gospel of our Savior and Lord Jesus, giving you joy in God’s love and mercy in Jesus!  We appreciate your fellowship.  If we can serve you in some way, please inform us.  And please, return!

OUR TRINITY CONGREGATION welcomes Pastor Schroeder for Wednesday’s morning worship service, and Pastor Stecker for Wednesday’s evening worship service, and for Sunday’s worship service.   We certainly appreciate your assistance with the pastoral duties!  Thank you for filling in!

PASTORAL CALL EXTENDED: Trinity’s Voters Assembly elected to extend a call to Pastor Steve Benson, of Zion Church, Brainerd, MN. to serve as Trinity’s next pastor. As Pastor Benson considers his decision, we ask you to join in praying the Holy Spirit guide him and that God’s will be done. To that end, daily pray: 
     God our Father, we pray You in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, Head of the Church, to grant Your Holy Spirit to Pastor Benson as he prayerfully deliberates the pastoral call extended him by this         congregation. Guide him to a decision in line with Your good and perfect will. During his deliberations, be with and uphold him, his family, and Your people in Zion and Trinity. Bless all involved with           patience by the Spirit of peace, counsel and wisdom. Thy will be done for the good of the Church and her ministry in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Pastor Benson will be visiting with us on March 22nd, please join us after service in the fellowship hall to meet and greet Pastor Benson. 

IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS we announce the passing of Richard Bartelt. Dick was a long-time member of Trinity. He is now at peace with his beloved Jeannie.

FOR THE LENTEN SEASON no flowers will be placed on the altar. We will once again ask for sponsors for Easter Sunday’s display of Easter lilies. Lilies are $7.00 per plant. We need an estimated count by April 3, and an absolute count on Wednesday, April 8. Please consider sponsoring an Easter lily for the altar!

LENTEN MEALS: Come, worship, dine, and socialize! School staff & kids are serving  after the morning service, but no one has signed up to be serving before the evening service. The meal will be a surprise, menu was not written on the sign-up sheet! Enjoy the meal and the fellowship time!

THERE ARE STILL DATES AVAILABLE for your group to serve: after the am service, or before the pm service. Open dates are: March 18, pm meal; and March 25, pm meals. If no one signs up, there will not be a meal. Also, give the office information on what your group will serve, so we don’t double-up too much! Sign-up sheet is in the narthex.

YOUTH ACTIVITY NIGHTS during Lent will be held on Mondays in the school gym from 6:15 to 7:30 pm, a light supper and activity will be included.  All 5th -12th graders are welcome to join us! Please contact Shelly Rothe with any questions.

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MEPHIBOSHETH ?  Our Bible Study this month is about Jonathan’s crippled son.  You are invited to learn with us when our LWML meets Monday, March 16 12:30 pm.   Beauty Marks Bible Study is on page 20, Winter 2019 Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly. Pick up a copy from the LWML table in the narthex.

Trinity Oshkosh will host the Zone 11 Spring Rally, Saturday, April 25, 2020. 9 AM registration and breakfast.  We invite you to attend this Rally and we would very much appreciate your offer to help with this Rally. Linda Gogolin, JoAnn Meier, Jean Thur and Mary Lou Thur.

DORCAS CIRCLE will meet on Wednesday March 18, at 1:00 pm. See you there!

THRIVENT MEMBERS:  If you are a Thrivent benefit member with at least $750 annual premiums or $20,000 contract value of qualifying products you are likely eligible to participate in Thrivent Choice. Make sure to allocate your 2019 Thrivent Choice funds by March 31, 2020. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice  select “ direct Thrivent Choice dollars” and log into your account  or call 800-847-4836.  Direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Trinity Lutheran Church  or charity of your choice.
FYI:  Additional printed information is on the left side bulletin board in the narthex.
THE ACTION TEAM is asking for your help again. We are holding a bake sale for the election on April 7th. Our project this time is the updating of the sacristy (the room to the left of the altar). So, start thinking of your favorite recipe to bake! We appreciate all of your past help and support, and look forward to receiving it again!

A LARGE CABINET is available for the cost of removal from the Sacristy. View the cabinet in the Sacristy, it has note on it.

Saturday, March 28: Grace Lutheran Preschool, Omro, Banquet & Auction, at LaSure’s Banquet Hall. Tickets $25. Registration at 4:00 pm, Dinner at 5:00 pm, auction and raffle after. Grace Lutheran Church: (920) 685-2621, or graceomro@att.net 

Art & Literature Fair: Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Students art work and literature samples will be on display, and a chili cook-off!  Plan to attend!

Fond du Lac Dock Spiders Baseball: Faith and Family night, Friday, June 26, 6:35 pm, Herr-Baker Field at Marian University.  See poster on Welcome Center. Sounds like fun!
ANOTHER SAVE THE DATE(S): Dorcas Circle is planning another Estate Jewelry Sale for Friday, May 8, 9-2, and Saturday, May 9, 9-1.

IN FOR A HOSPITAL STAY? Inform them at registration that you belong to Trinity Lutheran Church if you desire a visit from our pastor. Evidently, many patients just say “Trinity”, and with several Trinitys in the area, there is confusion! Thank You!

Trinity Church Calendar for March 15 – March 22, 2020
TODAY                   9:00 a.m. Divine Service 
                           10:30 a.m.         Bible Studies, Sunday School
         12:30 p.m. Hmong Worship
                             1:30 p.m. Hmong Bible Study  
MONDAY            12:30 p.m. LWML
                             5:30 p.m. PTL
                             6:00 p.m. Hmong Bible Study
                             6:15 p.m. Youth Activity Night
                             7:00 p.m. Elders meeting
WEDNESDAY    10:00 a.m. Lenten Worship Service
   11:00 a.m. Lenten Lunch
     5:00 p.m. Lenten dinner
                             5:15 p.m. Catechism
     6:30 p.m. Lenten Worship service
     7:30 p.m. Choir

THURSDAY              6:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study @ Perkins
     1:00 p.m. Bible Study 

SATURDAY Pastor Benson visits
        2:00 p.m. Craft-Tea
SUNDAY             9:00 a.m. Worship w/Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Meet & Greet for Pastor Benson
                    10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Studies
        12:30 p.m. Hmong Worship
                         1:30 p.m. Hmong Bible Study

March 16 – March 22 Birthdays
March  16:  Susan Heasty, James Severo, Jeffrey Winkler, Andrew Hahn
March  17:  Denise Kargus
March 19:  Michele Foote, Riley Eichhorn, Erika Barlow
March 20:  Byron Draeger, Melissa Schukow, Aaron Gutche, Danielle Sobralski, Rachel Krueger
March 21:  Kristen Prust

March 16 – March 22 Anniversaries - none

Trinity Tours invites you to come along and enjoy some great Entertainment, wonderful food, and plenty of fellowship!
March 21, 2020 Guys and Dolls Fireside Dinner Theater
April 25, 2020 A Mighty Fortress Fireside Dinner Theater

“Guys and Dolls”  Join us for one of Broadway’s hottest shows with fabulous classic music!  “A Mighty Fortress”  See the Church Basement Ladies at their finest as they weather the challenges of the church with good intentions and humor! Contact:  Janet Dunham at 920 233-0263, 860 W. 19th Avenue, Oshkosh, WI  54902