ANNOUNCEMENtS

UPCOMING EVENTS AT TLC AND IN THE COMMUNITY:


FREE INCOME TAX CLINIC: March 1 - April 30, at both DeltaAssist offices (9097 120 Street, Delta, and 202- 5000 Bridge Street, Delta) A free income tax clinic, to help low-income families living in North Delta, with completing their simple tax returns. Bookings begin on February 19. Call the office closest to you for assistance.

North Delta: 604 594-3455 Ladner/South Delta: 604 946-9526


JR. SPRING RETREAT AT CAMP LUTHER: April 26-28 9311 Shook Road, Mission BC. Can't wait for camp? Neither can we - join us as we kick off our camp season with style at our Jr. Spring Retreat! It's a week of camp, packed into a weekend! Ages 7-12 $100 The cost covers accommodation, meals (5), snacks (2) and supplies for the weekend (crafts, games, etc.) More information


TLC MOVIE NIGHT: April 27, 4:45pm, movie-5:15pm. Join us for “Paul Apostle of Christ”, free popcorn and $1 pizza slices. A children’s movie can be played in the lounge. Please RSVP to trinitylutheran_church@telus.net if you will be bringing kids.


COMMUNITY DINNER AT CROSSROADS: April 27, Doors at 4:30pm, Dinner at 5:00pm. Crossroads United Church 7655-120 Street, (Delta side). Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a delicious homemade meal of fresh salad, turkey tetrazzini and a yummy dessert. This is a family-friendly setting, no strings attached, and all are warmly welcomed.


EVERYBODY’S BIRTHDAY: April 28, after worship. A time to celebrate everyone’s birthday, with birthday cake and sandwiches. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the hall. We need one cake for each month of the year and sandwich platters. A fun time for all and we get to sample many tasty cakes!


RESOUND: INTERCULTURAL OPEN MIC: May 03, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Crossroads United Church (7655 120 St.) Let the heavens re·sound on the first Friday of each month! Sing, play, jam, listen, and learn from your neighbour. All are welcome. No cost to attend, but donations to support the event will be received with gratitude.


CAMP ARTABAN ANNUAL CREAM TEA FUNDRAISER: May 04, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Timothy’s Anglican Church, (4550 Kitchener Street , Bby) A traditional English afternoon tea and bake sale supporting Camp Artaban. All are welcome. Tickets: $6.00 at the door.


WALK FOR ALZHEIMER’S: May 5, Registration: 10:00am Walk: 11:00am, Delta Secondary School, 4615 51 Street. Celebrating and remembering the people in our lives who have been touched by dementia, while raising vital funds and awareness, to create change in the community. 1-2 km, pet-friendly walk. Who will you walk for? walkforalzheimers.ca


MOTHER’S DAY/NORWAY’S CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION, May 12, 2:00pm. Normanna (7725 4th Street, Bby) Entertainment, cake, coffee, tea and juice will be served.

RSVP 604 515-3331 or judy.sprake@normanna.ca


BEREAVEMENT SELF-CARE/RELAXATION GROUP: Thursdays, May 16-June 20; 10:30 am- 12:30 pm, Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner) Recently bereaved adults will learn a variety of self-care techniques and participate in experiential guided relaxation. For more information & to register, contact Kristen at 604-948-0660 * 311 or kristen@deltahospice.org


LUTHERAN WOMEN’S RETREAT: May 24-26, Cedar Springs Christian Retreat Centre, Sumas, Washington. This year our theme is “Change”. Whether this will be your first retreat, or you are one of the many who make it an annual experience, we hope you will join us. We invite all women 18 and over and their friends to attend this wonderful weekend filled with music, worship, fun, nature, friendships, prayer, good food and more! More info Registration form


RELIGION & VIOLENCE - A Multi-Religious + Multi-Disciplinary Academic and Applied Conference: May 26-May 28, at VST Campus (6015 Walter Gage Road, Vancouver) Keynote speaker: Peter W. Klein, Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Executive Director of Global Reporting Centre.   Religiously-identified groups have made news as both perpetrators and targets of violence. This violence takes place within a cultural nexus of spiritual, economic, linguistic, political, sexual, and psychological dynamics. Religious and spiritual traditions have played a significant role in this nexus – by inspiring, discouraging, and responding to violence. Join us for our 4th annual exploration of emerging social issues from an inter-religious perspective. More information


BC BALING DAYS: May 27 & 28, 8:30am-4:00pm. Mennonite Central Committee (33933 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford) B.C. Baling days is a great opportunity for fellowship, to learn more about the work of Canadian Lutheran World Relief and to make a significant contribution towards the alleviation of poverty and suffering. We are looking for volunteers of all ages to join us to sort, fold, count, tape, weigh, label and load all the supplies into an international cargo container. Please call (1.800.661.2597) or email CLWR (wecare@clwr.org) to let us know if you are interested in signing up. Packed lunches are recommended, and a fridge and microwave are available.


SHOPPING AND COOKING FOR ONE: Wednesdays, May 29-June 19, 10:00am-12:00pm. Recently bereaved with limited shopping & cooking skills? Lacking confidence in the kitchen? Would like to meet other adults in similar circumstances? Then join this home-cook-led demo/ hands-on group to learn cooking basics in a safe & fun environment. Not appropriate for those with significant food allergies. Program is complimentary.  For info & to register, contact Debra at 604-948-0660 * 303 or debra@deltahospice.org


CAMP CELEBRATION DAY: June 1, 8:30am-4:30pm. Camp Luther, (9311 Shook Road, Mission) Stretch your legs and join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year! 8:30am – Check in and free pancake breakfast. 9:30am Walk/Bike/Canoe-A-Thon (6km & 12km). 10:30am-12:30pm – family carnival with inflatables, face painting and more. Cotton candy, snow cones and BBQ lunch available for purchase. 2:30pm-4:30pm – camp activities such as shooting arrows, making crafts and enjoying the waterfront. For your very own pledge form call 604-826-7062 or email@campluther.ca


RESOUND: INTERCULTURAL OPEN MIC: June 07, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Crossroads United Church (7655 120 St.) Let the heavens re·sound on the first Friday of each month! Sing, play, jam, listen, and learn from your neighbour. All are welcome. No cost to attend, but donations to support the event will be received with gratitude.


UBC GEERING UP CAMPS AT TLC: July 8-August 23. Week-long science & engineering day camps for children who will be entering Grades 2-7 in September 2019. Each day is a dynamic mix of hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours, mentors, and design challenges. For details and registration: geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/camps/delta-steam-camps/


CAMP ARTABAN SUMMER CAMPS: July 8-August 8, Gambier Island. Christian camps for Grades 3-12, and all-ages family camp. Camp Artaban’s purpose is to challenge children, youth, and adults, spiritually, mentally and physically in a camping context; so that they may be brought into a closer relationship with God and each other in a loving community. Info: www.campartaban.com


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NOTICES:

Knotty Knitters: Since May 2018, 34 knitting projects have been completed and 15 have been given out to those in need of some TLC. The highlight of this ministry is seeing the reactions on the faces of the recipients of our projects, being so grateful and feeling so loved, each and every time. We have been funded for the past two years by the ELCIC’s Women of Faith grants. We are hopeful we will receive another grant this year.


Dear Trinity Lutheran Church, Well I must say I wish I could be there in person to extend heartfelt thanks on behalf of Harvest Hands International. The donation received for 2018 of $1262.01 was so helpful to this mission and a personal thank you via “this hug” to all who participated in making this financial support possible. Tim Specht continues to work hard for this mission, helping disabled and disadvantaged children and their families in the rural areas outside of Mharara, Uganda. He is continually looking for ways to help these families to learn how to sustain themselves – such as a dog trainer to teach the vanilla farmers how to train their dogs to protect their crops, especially their vanilla crops from theft. Your continued prayers for God’s guiding hand in this mission are encourage and appreciated. In God’s peace, Dee Hansen for Harvest Hands International


Summer Employment Opportunity: Bethesda Christian Association has summer positions available in Abbotsford. Please see https://www.bethesdabc.com/ for more information.

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OF ONGOING INTEREST:


PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN: We welcome children to participate fully in worship, providing worship bags with colouring pages, a children's bulletin with puzzles and activities, age-appropriate Bibles and a Kids' Message as well as Inter-generational Activity during the sermon at the back of the sanctuary. We encourage you to whisper to your children throughout the service so that they can follow along and/or ask questions. Please see the brochure in the pews regarding how to guide children in worship. If necessary, we have a nursery beneath the sanctuary which includes live audio feed from the sanctuary, a changing table, books and toys.


HEARING ASSIST DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM: We have seven hearing assist devices available for use during worship. William Wei will help you get set up.


ENTER THE BIBLE: A great online resource for making sense of the bible. https://www.enterthebible.org/

of ongoing interest

TRANSFORMED TLC BASEMENT: Thank you to all who stepped forward to transform the TLC basement from 50-year-old mouldy carpets to the new flooring. Amazing fresh, new look which is healthy and hopeful for connecting with God's work in our neighbourhood in 2017: Al Stich, Ron Peterson, Linda Bartman Joe Johnson, Paul Jussila, Gary Bartman, David Goodrich, Barry Jones, Wendy and Rod McKenzie, Kristen Spanza, Chris Pedersen, Art Abt, Gerry Mackie and the Surdel Carpet Installers. Still lots of fixing up, painting, cleaning, organizing and purging that needs to be done. Let Linda Bartman or Ron Peterson know if you are available to offer couple hours of work at your convenience.


WE NOW HAVE THREE HEARING ASSIST DEVICES available for those who need them. Thanks to Gary Bartman for getting the system in gear.


THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH IS FOOD BANK SUNDAY. Please bring non-perishable food items and leave them in the blue bin with the Food Bank sign on it, across from the church office. Thank you.


FLOWERS: If anyone would like to put fresh flowers on the altar for any occasion or just because you have beautiful flowers, please feel free to do so, but call Helen Specht first at 604-584-6928.


WE ALWAYS WELCOME MUSICIANS to join our worship services: singers to add to the choir, and instrumentalists of any and all kinds, especially drummers, bass guitarists, keyboardists, brass, reeds and strings. For singers, experience in choirs is definitely NOT necessary. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Gerry at 604-512-1203.


ELCA GIFTS INVENTORY: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices/Spiritual-Renewal/Assessment-Tools


TLC CARES FUND - This fund exists to come alongside our neighbours when they are in financially stressful situations, providing grocery cards and transit passes in large part, but also pastoral care support. The Fund welcomes your contributions. Please indicate the Fund on your financial donations and you will receive a tax receipt for your gifts.


ARE YOU A SENIOR WHO IS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMANDS OF LIFE? Deltassist offers free, confidential, short-term counselling and emotional support for Delta residents aged 55+. For futher information, please visit www.deltaassist.com or contact Deltassist's Seniors Counsellor at 604-594-3455 ext. 151.


DELTA HOSPICE SOCIETY GRIEF GROUP: Those who have experienced the death of a loved one due to substance abuse are invited to attend. For information, phone 604 948-0660 (extension 303) or email, debra@deltahospice.org