List of Trinity’s Ministries

Witnesses to Jesus in…OUR “JERUSALEM”
(members of Trinity)

Vacation Bible School. VBS is for children ages 3 through 6th grade to learn about Jesus Christ in a week-long program in the summer. Volunteer to host a Mt. Cross counselor, host a dinner at your house or volunteer to teach or assist with crafts, snacks, songs, or the Mt. Cross team. It is lots of fun!!

Contact: Jane Fairbank, 238-0335

Confirmation: Trinity assists parents in training up a child in the way he or she should go (Proverbs 22:6). This class aids parents in nurturing and modeling the life of Christ to and in their children. Also, the Lord’s Supper Seminar is offered for parents and those age 10 and up.

Contact: Pastor Steve, 238-3702

Small Groups have the basic goal of helping one another grow one step closer in your walk with Jesus. Be intentional. Meet with someone weekly to encourage and build one another up in Christ.

Contact: Pastor Steve, 805-238-3702

Life Transformation Groups. An LTG is 2-3 men or 2-3 women gathering around God’s Word each week to encourage and build one another up in Christ—growing in Christ-like maturity and freedom. The LTG pamphlet in the entryway narthex describes the process in more detail.

Contact: Pastor Steve, 805-238-3702

Bells of Trinity. Join this three-octave handbell choir for rehearsals and monthly performances. Anyone can learn to ring!

Contact: Shirley Werner227-6412

Contemporary Worship Teams. Our Worship Teams lead the congregation in encountering God through songs of praise and worship. If you can sing or play an instrument, join a team.

Contact: Jane Fairbank, 238-0335

Worship Assistants serve in leading God’s people through the worship service: reading Scripture, presenting the prayers, and serving Holy Communion at either service.

Contact: Pastor Steve, 805-238-3702

Children’s Church is for all children 3 years old up to 5th grade to grow in their knowledge and love of our Triune God. Sunday mornings after the 9:00 am worship Gospel reading. You can help by leading the children in worship and activities; it’s simple and only one Sunday every couple of months.

Contact: JoAnn Ernst, 238-3073, church@trinitylutheranpaso.org

Sound and Video Operators enhance our worship experience by making our audio and video system run smoothly. Contact Troy Thompson, av@trinitypaso.org.

Readers read the Scriptures during our 9 am Sunday worship. Contact Wayne Thompson, 239-3734.

Ushers assist with the worship service—bulletins, offerings, etc. Contact the church office, church@trinitylutheranpaso.org.

The Altar Guild changes the paraments on the altar and sets up for Communion. Contact Sue Schliebe, 238-1567.

Greeters welcome people as they enter to worship. We can always use more greeters! Contact Eunice Dieter at 238-3036.

Refill and organize prayer cards and pencils. Contact the church office: 238-3702.

Sunday Bible Study with the pastors at 8:00 am in the Fellowship Hall.

Contact: Church Office, 238-3702, church@trinitylutheranpaso.org

The Lord’s Supper Seminar is a look at the multitude of riches God gives at the Lord’s Table. A better grasp of the Bible’s teachings will help you fully experience all that God wants to give you in Holy Communion. The Seminar is offered a few times each year on Sundays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. It is open to everyone ages 10 and up. Let the church office know you’re interested. Check the bulletin to see when the next seminar is offered.

Contact: Pastor Steve, 238-3702

Bethel Series Adult Bible Study Class is led by trained lay teachers in an intensive survey through the entire Bible in two years. You can’t really appreciate the New Testament until you understand the Old Testament; this course ties them together for you.

Contact: Jim Burgess, 434-0344

The Fellowship Ministry Team plans and prepares meals for the monthly Sunday Brunch and after memorial services.

Contact: Eunice Dieter, 238-3036

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a fraternal benefits organization that not only provides Christian financial guidance and products but also distributes tens of thousands of dollars each year to our area. See thrivent.com for more.

Contact: Church Office, 238-3702, church@trinitylutheranpaso.org

Or, our local rep: Ken McCall, 805-773-2764

Prayer Chain by email and telephone for special concerns and thank you prayers for church members, family, and friends.

Contact: Eunice Dieter, 238-3036, prayers@trinitylutheranpaso.org

Peacemakers assist with Biblical conflict resolution, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Call the church office at 238-3702 for the names of our Peacemakers if you want assistance.

Contact: Pastor Steve, 805-238-3702

Stephen Ministers are trained to provide confidential one-to-one spiritual and emotional care, support, and encouragement to anyone experiencing a crisis or tragedy in their life through attentive, active listing and a caring presence.

Contact: Juliet Thompson, 805-238-3702

The Mission & Ministry Council operates on behalf of the congregation as Pastor Rowe’s accountability team. The MMC develops and monitors policy that helps our congregation stay focused on our mission of making disciples of all nations.

The Endowment Task Force works with Pastor Rowe in overseeing the endowment funds, distributing the funds as part of Trinity’s mission, and raising awareness of the opportunities to give through the Endowment Fund.

The Facilities Supervisor oversees the maintenance of our buildings to ensure that they are well-maintained, safe, and functional for our ongoing ministries at 940 Creston Road.

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor oversees the care of our grounds so that they are aesthetically pleasing and well-maintained.

The Church-School Family Connection Team helps bring together our church and school families.

The Visitation/Homebound Ministry Team visits sick or homebound people, bringing God’s love through singing hymns, praying or reading God’s Word to them. Contact JoAnn Ernst at 238-3073 or Chuck Schliebe at 238-1567. (You may also speak with Pastor Rowe about bringing the Lord’s Supper to our homebound members.)

The Ministry Advisory Team assists Pastor Rowe in maintaining the overall health of the congregation and the staff.

The School Advisory Team assists Pastor Rowe in making sure our school is in compliance with State Law and our own policies.

Wedding Coordinator assists the bride and groom in preparing for their wedding. Contact Juliet Thompson, 239-3734.

Ways you can serve: Contact Pastors Rowe or Willweber or the church office if you would like to help on any of the above teams.

Witnesses to Jesus through…
TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL & PRESCHOOL

Trinity Lutheran School, K – 8, is a fully accredited Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School. Help…

1.      Keep the staff, students, parents and families in your prayers.

2.      Support the school by attending school events.

3.      Support our school through our fundraising efforts.

4.      Make a check to “Trinity Lutheran School” with a memo for: Scholarship, Accelerated Reader/Library, Playground/Outdoor Education/Sports Program, Technology (computers and software), Capital Outlay, or Educational Materials.

5.      Volunteer to tutor.

Contact: Jane Fairbank, 238-0335

Trinity Lutheran Preschool serves 2 through 5 year-olds in classes geared specifically to their age group.

Contact: Kim Norman, 238-0335

Witnesses to Jesus in…OUR “JUDEA” (Paso Robles)

Creston Village Bible Study. On Thursday nights (6:30-7:00 p.m.), Trinity hosts a fellowship gathering at this retirement community. Residents gather together to talk about their lives and families, and a short devotion or Bible Study feeds their hearts and souls. 1919 Creston Road in Paso Robles.

Contact: Chris Iversen, 238-1377

Vineyard Hills Convalescent Home. Trinity offers a service the third Sunday of the month at 3:00 pm. Join us at Vineyard Hills, 290 Heather Court in Templeton.

Contact: Chris Iversen, 238-1377

Witnesses to Jesus in…OUR “SAMARIA”
(the broken, hurting, and disenfranchised)

Healing Service. God’s Word urges us to call the elders/pastors when we are sick (James 5:14). We have a service order for laying on of hands, prayer, and anointing with oil. Includes emotional, physical, spiritual, and relational “healing.”

Contact: Delia or Pastor, 238-3702, church@trinitylutheranpaso.org

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry ministers to the hungry of the greater Paso Robles area.

Contact: Maria Sabi, Executive Director, 238-4742

Lutheran Braille Workers produce books of the Bible and devotional material in Large print and ship it all over the world. Give an hour so that people with poor vision can read God’s Word.Visit us Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 9:00 am to noon. Contact: church@trinitylutheranpaso.org

Tree of Life Pregnancy Center offers compassion, support, and assistance to women, men, and families facing unplanned pregnancy.

or, call the center at 805-461-3405, treeoflifepsc.com

Women’s Shelter. Assistance for women and children in distress. We need someone to coordinate our annual “Tree of Warmth” project that supports the Woman’s Shelter at Christmastime. If interested, call the church office at 238-3702, Ext. 206

Women’s Shelter: 805-226-5400, northcountywomensshelter.org,

1030 Vine St in Paso.

Witnesses to Jesus to…
THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (foreign missions)

95% of the unreached people groups

of the world live in the 10/40 Window

Faith Comes by Hearing provides Audio Bibles for people around the world, because not everyone can read. Donate to buy Bibles for the Azeri people of Azerbaijan and Iran (memo: “Faith Comes by Hearing”), or for $25, you can buy a New Testament Military BibleStick for one of our troopers and his/her family. See also fcbh.org

Contact: Pastor Steve, 805-238-3702

Lutheran World Relief Quilters. Join us to create tied quilts to send to disaster areas and to the needy around the world. Easy to learn. Join us on Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Contact: church@trinitypaso.org

Mission India provides training and oversight for Church Planters, Children’s Bible Clubs, and Literacy Classes. Trinity funds the two-year training of ten Church Planters, enabling them to learn and witness. Each of them will start at least two churches, rescuing thousands for God’s Kingdom. Donate with a memo to “Mission India.”

Contact: Pastor Steve, 805-238-3702

Web:missionindia.org

Mexico Mission Trip. Join us or donate as we build houses for the poor. This trip is fun, hard work, and an eye opener to the needs to the rest of the world. October 20-27, 2012 U  June 21-28, 2013 U June 20-27, 2014. Put this in your calendar!

Contact: church@trinitypaso.org

Witnesses to Jesus in…OUR GIVING
—now and beyond your lifetime

The General Fund. Your tithes and offerings given in worship or through Simply Giving provide for ongoing ministry at Trinity. Two-thirds of your tithes and offerings pay our ministry staff. Another tenth pays the mortgage. Another tenth goes to Mission work.

Contact: Pastor Steve, 805-238-3702

The Endowment Fund. Your gift to the Endowment can make sure that ministry is funded long after your lifetime. As a steward of God’s gifts, we encourage you to meet with our District’s Planned Giving Counselor, Brian Hyde, who will help you realize your dreams for your family and ministries through a Lifetime Plan for Giving workshop and personal guidance. Contact a pastor or Brian directly at 209-613-2125 or Brian.Hyde@lfnd.org. Consider donating.

Contact: Pastor Steve, 805-238-3702

…our “Jerusalem”

$______ 1.      General fund (Staff Salaries—Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Office Administrator, Media Ministries Director, Youth Director, Visitation Pastor, Music Director, Cleaning Personnel, HR Administrator, Bookkeeper; District support and Missions; property upkeep, utilities, bulletins, etc.)

For the following, please give beyond your “tithe”

…our “Judea”

$______ 2.      Mortgage repayment on new school building

$______ 3.      School Scholarships

$______ 4.      School Playground/Sports/Outdoor Education

$______ 5.      School Library/Accelerated Reader

$______ 6.      School: Capital Outlay

$______ 7.      School Educational Materials

$______ 8.      School Computers/Software

$______ 9.      The Agapé Fund (financial help for members with special needs)

Items 2-8 can be matched 50% up to $300 per Thrivent member ($600 = $300 match). Matching Fund forms are in the entryway narthex.

…our “Samaria”

$______ 10.  Hispanic Ministry along the Central Coast (Pastor Burch)

$______ 11.  Loaves and Fishes (feeding the hungry)

$______ 14.  Tree of Life Pregnancy Center

$______ 15.  Family Care Network (foster care and adoption)

$______ 16.  Lutheran Braille Workers

$______ 17.  Women’s Shelter

…the ends of the earth

$______ 19.  Mission India—literacy courses, church planters, children’s Bible clubs

$______ 20.  Christian Media Centre (Lutheran Hour in India)—radio and written Gospel/Bible distribution

$______ 21.  Mexico Mission Trip—building shelters, VBS

Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ________

Name (Printed): _________________________________

(See opposite page for more info)

Frequency of Funds Transfer

o     Weekly on Monday          oWeekly on Friday

o     Semi-monthly (1st and 15th)

o     Monthly on the 1st oMonthly on the 15th

START DATE: _____________ Church Envelope Number: _____

o To make changes to your giving plan, submit this form only to the office.

o To begin automatic withdrawal of your gifts, or to change account info, please complete the following:

SIMPLY GIVING MEMBER ENROLLMENT AND AUTHORIZATION FORM

Last Name: _____________________________________

First Name: _____________________________________

Middle Initial: ____________________________________

Mailing Address: _________________________________

City, State, Zip: __________________________________

Home Phone:____________________________________

Work Phone: ____________________________________

Check the appropriate box:

oNew enrollment/authorization oChange in Account

Gifts/payments should be taken from:

oChecking (attach a voided check)

oSavings (attach a savings deposit slip)

Routing Number: ______________________________

(Valid routing number must start with 0,1,2, or 3)

Account Number: _____________________________

REQUIRED:

I authorize Thrivent Financial of Lutherans and Vanco Services, LLC to automatically withdraw contributions /tuition payments/donations from my account. I have attached a voided check or savings deposit slip. This authority will remain in effect until I give reasonable notification to terminate the authorization.

Account Holder Signature: _____________________________________

*** ATTACH EITHER A VOIDED CHECK OR A SAVINGS DEPOSIT SLIP ***

If you have any questions, please speak with Eunice Dieter (805-238-3036) or Janice Oppegard (805-238-1089).