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Rev. Chad Kendall Declines Trinity’s Call

On Sunday, Oct. 1, the voters of Trinity Lutheran Church voted to issue a Divine Call to Rev. Chad Kendall to serve as their pastor. Rev. Kendall is currently serving as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowell. Rev. Kendall and his wife Stacie visited with Trinity Memphis the prior weekend so that they and Trinity Memphis could get to know one another better. Last week, Rev. Kendall informed congregation president Dave Chester, that it was with heavy heart that he was reluctantly declining the Call. Since visiting Memphis and the people of Trinity with his wife Stacie, she came down with a serious case of Lyme Disease. Packing up all of your belongings, selling your house and moving to a new community is an enormous stress in the best of conditions, but is nearly impossible when afflicted with such an ailment. Trinity will begin the call process once again, but Mr. Chester has informed Rev. Kendall that his name will be on the new call list as well as we continue to keep tabs on Mrs. Kendall’s health. Once again we ask for everyone’s prayers as we continue our search for a new pastor, and we request prayers for Stacie Kendall as well, asking God to restore her to good health.

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LCMS Disaster Response

LCMS Disaster Response visited northern California Oct. 16-18 to meet with officials of the Synod’s California-Nevada-Hawaii (CNH) District as well as with parish pastors based in areas affected by the catastrophic wildfires. Working in collaboration with the district, Disaster Response will assist in conducting an early assessment and devising an action plan to help meet immediate needs in the stricken communities. Just before traveling to California, LCMS Disaster Response leaders returned from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. While there, they focused their efforts on visiting the city of Mayaguez and its surrounding areas. Mayaguez is home to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, served by LCMS Missionary Rev. Matthew Ruesch. LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through its Disaster Response arm, will support the congregational members of Prince of Peace and reach out to neighboring communities. The initial response will include the provision of food, water and diapers. The general disaster relief fund enables LCMS Disaster Response to provide immediate, robust disaster relief for unexpected calamities like these that could occur in the months and years ahead. To Give Online: visitlcms.org/disaster By Text: Text – Text LCMSDISASTERS to 41444. You can still give for specific disaster relief efforts by visiting  lcms.org/disaster. Gifts are tax- deductible as allowed by law.  

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Trinity’s Artwork Goes Viral!!!

Well, not exactly viral. But a banner I made for Trinity a few years ago now shows up on page one of Google’s search for the topic “reformation meme.” I have code written into the website that blocks Google from listing our images with their search results so Google had to find it somewhere else. It seems that a site called askideas.com also trolls the internet for artwork to steal and they seem to be the ones that took a shining to our Happy Reformation Day banner. Regardless, I am honored to have my artwork repurposed for someone else to use. I only wish they would use the new updated “500th anniversary” version instead.

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Trinity Picnic 2017

There have been a lot of changes to Trinity’s Annual Picnic over the years, but perhaps none as great as the ones put on place this year. Click here to see the slideshow from the event.

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