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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Happening this week


December 10th

(The Second Sunday of Advent)

9:30 am    Morning Prayer Rite I (Hybrid)

9:30 am    Sunday School (Lower Level)

10:30 am  Worship Committee (Chapel)

 1:30 pm   Marshall Miracles (Chapel)

1:30 pm    MACS set up


December 11th

6:30 am     Morning Prayer (Chapel)

9:00 am     MACS set up

12:00 pm   Marshall Miracles (Chapel)

6:00 pm     Finance Committee (Chapel)


December 12th

6:30 am Morning Prayer (Chapel)

9:00 am       MACS set up

12:00 pm Marshall Miracles (Chapel)

 6:30 pm      Board of Missions (Chapel)


December 13th

6:30 am Morning Prayer (Chapel)

9:00 am       MACS set up

12:00 pm Marshall Miracles (Chapel)

1:00 pm Senior Fitness (Parish Hall)


December 14th

6:30 am       Morning Prayer (Chapel)

8:00 am      MACS basket will go out

10:00 am     Bible Study (Chapel)

12:00 pm Marshall Miracles (Chapel)

6:00 pm      Tai Chi (Parish Hall)


December 15th

6:30 am Morning Prayer (Chapel)

12:00 pm Marshall Miracles (Chapel)


December 16th

9:00 am Marshall Miracles (Chapel) 


December 17th

(The Third Sunday of Advent)

9:30 am   Morning Prayer Rite II (Hybrid)

 9:30 am  Joyful Sunday Potluck 

 1:30 pm   Marshall Miracles (Chapel)

Online – Facebook and YouTube

Hybrid – Facebook, YouTube, and in person

For your advance reading and meditation, the lessons for next Sunday, December 17th, 2023, are:

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

John 1:6-8,19-28

Psalm 126

December 10th

Morning Prayer Rite I

9:30 am

Officiant Anne Bohl

Reader Tasha Shippell

Organist Randy Turpin

Broadcast Zack Shippell

Usher Becky Somsel

Counters Becky Somsel and Paul Rauth

Coffee Hour Anne Bohl

December 17th

Morning Prayer Rite II

9:30 am

Officiant Mike Love

Reader Kara Boughton

Organist Randy Turpin

Broadcast Marguerite Grupke

Usher Andrea Tucker

Counters Ivan Egnatuk and Andrea Tucker

Coffee Hour Karl and Sarah Loomis

Celebrations This Week


George Seaman—---------December 10

Stephen Line—------------December 13

Caitlin Allread—----------December 13

Ethan Willerick—---------December 16


John Coulter—---------------December 12

Danny Olsson—--------------December 13

Sharon Haefele—-------------December 16


Frank & Sandra Burris—-------December 16


Chain of Gratitude:

Many thanks to Todd Kaminski and Red,  Blue Star Service Dog, Deacon Thom and Randy Turpin our organist for being a huge part of the Bells of Peace on Veterans Day. Thank you to all  who attended

A MASSIVE thank you to our Senior Warden, Karla Love for continuing to take the helm at Trinity while we continue to find a Priest for both Trinity and St. James. Your undying loyalty and perseverance is inspiring.

Thank you to all those behind the scenes at Trinity as well. You know who you are. Give yourself a pat on the back!

Thank you Ivan Egnatuk for leading the Buildings & Grounds as we continue to keep our beautiful, historic building in shape for not only now but generations to come. It is a daunting task. Thanks to all of those who are a part of this committee as well: Pat Chadwick, Karla Love, Neil & Becky Somsel. 

Christmas Eve Fellowship: Sunday, 4:00 pm

Family and friends far and near please join us in the Parish Hall for fellowship, assortment of beverages and homemade treats prior to the start of Christmas Carols leading to the Holy Eucharist with Rev. Diane Pike. Will be available after Holy Eucharist as well.

The Giving Tree 

Warm hands, warm heads, warm feet!  This Advent Season, we are asking for donations of gloves, hats and warm socks. Please place them on the Giving Tree located in the Parish Hall. 

We are accepting items until Friday, December 23rd.  The donations will be taken to the Share Center in Battle Creek on December 29th, along with a meal to warm the hearts and tummies of those less fortunate!  This is sponsored by the Trinity Board of Missions. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Egnatuk. We are also taking donations to cover the cost of the meal.  Thank you for considering this gift.

MACS will be “invading” Trinity

Once again MACS will be "invading" Trinity to sort, pack and distribute over 200 Christmas food and gift baskets for Marshall area families who have requested assistance.  Here's the plan:

Sort donated items:

Sunday, 12/10          2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday, 12/11          9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 12/12         9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Wednesday, 12/13    9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Distribute the baskets:

Thursday, 12/14        8:15 am - 5:00 pm

(our end of day times may vary depending on how many volunteers, and how much needs to be sorted.  So, our closing times should not be written in stone)

No community dinner in December

Due to MACS Food and Toy drive there won't be a community dinner in December.

Poinsettias Donations are being collected

Fill out the inset that is placed in the bulletin how you wish it printed in the bulletin. Please return the form with your check payable to Trinity Church, on or before December 17, 2023. 

Office will be closed for Christmas

December 24th-26th as well as Friday, December 29th

Betty Ann is back in Marshall

Betty Ann Wilson 

Best Care West

15908 North US 27

Marshall, MI 49068


Service Schedule  

December 10- Morning Prayer with Anne Bohl

December 17- Morning Prayer with Mike Love

Trinity Christmas Service Schedule

December 24 - 9:30 am Morning Prayer (Fourth Sunday in Advent)

December 24 - 4:30 pm Christmas Eve Carols

December 24 - 5:00 pm Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist

December 25 - 10:00 am Christmas Day Morning Prayer 

December 31 - 9:30 Morning Prayer

Updating the Trinity Prayer List

If you wish to have loved ones or friends added to the daily and Sunday Morning prayer list, send the names and your name to office@trinityofmarshall.org or drop the names and your name in the basket outside the office. Believe in the POWER of PRAYER.

Bible study and prayer group

The Bible Study and Prayer Group is beginning a new series, "WHEN STRIVINGS CEASE -- Replacing the Gospel of Self Improvement with the Gospel of Life Transforming Grace." Our good friend, Sandi Dobbins, will be leading the series on Thursdays at 10:00 in the chapel.  All are welcome.  Come and see.  

Pastoral Care Committee

The pastoral care committee is running and active! We are here for you!  Please reach out to Mike Renaud (269-830-2403 or pastoralcare@trinityofmarshall.org) for your pastoral care concerns . The pastoral care committee is here to provide support to you for your emotional life, spiritual life, or prayer for your physical needs. Please share with us if you also know of concerns for others.

Emergency Exits

Per our insurance carrier we need to announce our emergency exits in the church, so please note:

-two in the back exiting to the outside

-one in the front left of the altar exiting to the garden door

-one left of the baptismal font exiting to the garden door



Anne Bohl


Karl and Sarah Loomis


Neil and Becky Somsel


Wendy Myers