Please join us in-person or online for worship, Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Our situation remains unchanged. The CDC continues to list Morris County as a "high-risk" community for COVID. CDC recommendations for high-risk communities include the following:
We strongly recommend you wear a mask during in-person worship.  Masks will be available in the narthex if you forget to bring one. Please continue to allow as much space as possible between you and other worshippers.
You can reach the CDC's COVID-19 website by following 
this link.

Sunday's service also will be available online via
May 2022


This Father’s Day, we honor those who come to mind when we say, “Dad.” It might be our dad, a stepdad, spouse, uncle, brother, or another father figure who may not be blood-related.

We also are focusing on another special group of dads: severely injured veterans. They and their families look to the Travis Mills Foundation for an opportunity for reconnection, healing or just spending some fun times together. This is where this year's Father’s Day donations will be sent.

The retreat, funded by the foundation and located in Maine, has served almost 900 families from more than 40 states. Maine's abundant lakes, wildlife, and fresh air provide peace and tranquility for veterans and their families making it a perfect environment for families to reconnect. The Mills family has close ties to the state of Maine – Kelsey, Travis’s wife, is a Maine native. With the third highest per capita veteran population in the United States, Maine was the right fit for the retreat.

Post September 11th veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation receive an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid, barrier-free vacation where they participate in adaptive activities, bond with other veteran families, and enjoy much-needed rest and relaxation.

How to donate:
  • Write a check to "Trinity Lutheran Church" with the words "Father’s Day or Travis Mills Foundation" on the memo line.
  • Place your cash donation in the envelope on the desk of the Travis Mills Foundation display in the narthex.
  • Donate through VANCO on our website.
…And while you are in the narthex, write your name on a slip of paper and place it in the basket. You might win a barbecue mitt to give to a dad, brother, uncle, godfather or other father figure in your life.

Have you thought of some "Dadvice" that you gave to your son or daughter, or you received from the “Dad” figure in your life? Pass that advice to others by writing it on the poster in the narthex. Already some pretty good ideas appear there already.
May God bless all dads and the families who honor them.

The Living 4 Giving Team
"Housing and the Racial Wealth Gap" is the focus of this week's advocacy article, an uncomfortable one. We all know there is a wealth gap in this country, but I live in New Jersey; Tell me about it here. The article's opening paragraphs left me really shocked! This gap affects housing affordability of housing, as well as the interest rates that also present a wide gap. Uncomfortable, yes, but force yourself into a reality check. Then act!

"Gun Violence Prevention Advocacy" in Hot Topics lets you view photos of the "March for Our Lives" rallies across the country. Click here for more information.

Sandy Dean
Click here to read the latest news on our missionary partners, The Knutsons.
Join us to discuss the book Golden Girl, by Elin Hilderbrand on Wednesday, July 13, at    7 p.m. via Zoom. If you would like to join the group, please let Katie Serbeck know so she can add you to the discussion and send you the link.

In this satisfying page-turner from "the queen of beach reads" (New York magazine), a Nantucket novelist has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.

On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of 13 beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging near her Nantucket home. She ascends to the Beyond, where she's assigned to a person named Martha, who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. Vivi also is granted three “nudges” to change the outcome of events on earth, and with her daughter Willa about to experience her third miscarriage, Carson partying until all hours, and Leo currently “off again” with his high-maintenance girlfriend, she’ll have to think carefully where to use them. From the Beyond, Vivi watches “The Chief,” Ed Kapenash, investigate her death, but her greatest worry is her final book, which contains a secret from her own youth that could be disastrous for her reputation.

But when hidden truths come to light, Vivi’s family will have to sort out their past and present mistakes—with or without a nudge of help from above—while Vivi finally lets them grow without her. With all of Elin’s trademark beach scenes, mouth-watering meals, and picture-perfect homes, plus a heartfelt message—the people we lose never really leave us—Golden Girl is a beach book unlike any other.

Dear Trinity Lutheran Church,

Thank you for your contribution of $500. The Food Service Department was able to purchase seven cases of red grapes, five cases of strawberries and six cases of plums.

Thanks again; your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

June Miller-Paton
Assistant Food Service Supervisor III
Greystone Park Psychiatric  Hospital
The Food Pantry needs cartons that can hold a dozen eggs. We are receiving donated farm-fresh eggs and need containers for them. Please bring them to church.

Also, the Food Pantry needs shoppers. If you are available, please contact Jane Chrashewsky.
If you would like someone added to or deleted from our prayer list, please let Kathy know by Wednesday. Thank you.

Trinity Members

Ann Marie Stager
Marion Holtzman

Friends and Family of TLC Members   
Danielle Sienkiewicz-Mele (Lynn and John Sienkiewicz's daughter)
Ruth Becker (Pastor Fred's mother)
Laura (Elaine and Gary Tarantino's friend)
Lee Greb (Marion and Neil Holtzman's friend)
Kayla, Eddi, Zahra and John (Matt North's friends) 
Becky Lilja (Rev. Sara Lilja's sister)
Janice Lenzner and Jim Bradley (Eileen and Elmar Heinrich's family members)
Betsy Edwards (Gail Little's friend)
Connie Tarantino (Gary Tarantino's stepmother)
Dieter Knowle (Ron Knowle's brother)
Jill Kiss (Lynn Lubrecht's sister)
Susan Weaver (Gordon Snyder's friend)
Barbara Houser (Neil Holtzman’s sister)

David Hill (Charlie Haas's friend)
The Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 19, 2022
Tomorrow's worship service will be in-person and online via YouTube, at 9:30 a.m. 
Click here to join the service. The link will go live at 9:30 a.m.
Click here to view the bulletin.
Rev. Fred Becker, Pastor (
Kathy McFarland, Church Administrator (
Katie Serbeck, Technology and Social Media Coordinator
Lynn Sienkiewicz, RN, Parish Nurse
Julie Sauder, Organist
Kevin Seidel, Choir Director
Ralph Gonzalez, Sexton
Felipe Torres, Sidewalk Ministry
Judy Miller, Executive Director of Faith Kitchen

Office Phone 973-366-2821
Fax 973-366-7774


                               TERM ENDS
Mabel Roy                     2022
Kevin Seidel                  2022*

Key Darrow                   2023*
Sharon Matschke           2023*
Sheri Sauer                   2023
Gordon Snyder              2023

Ken Kindberg                 2024
Beth Sickles                   2024

*Cannot be re-elected, per the church's bylaws.

Suzanne Capps, Financial Secretary
Cliff Rollins, Assistant Financial Secretary
John Sienkiewicz, Treasurer
Beverly Dominkowitz, Assistant Treasurer
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