Adults

Adult Ministries

This is a place for you to meet new friends, get involved and discover what God has in store for you. 


REFRESH AGAIN

Save the Date:  Refresh Women’s Retreat  March 27-29, 2020 at Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center, Westboro, WI

$154 – this includes meals, lodging and sessions. Sign up on the bulletin board, then register online at the Retreat site .

If you have any questions, you can talk to the Refresh ladies or contact Sarah Krosschell at skrosschell@trinitynorthbranch.org.

For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20


Adult Bible Study

No Sunday Morning Bible study through the end of  March

Join Us…
Sunday Morning Bible Study – Starting March 8th at 9:05 AM in our Fireside Room

This five-session Lenten study brings prayer and worship to help us examine the history of Lent—the season which begins the Church’s second cycle of preparation, celebration, and rejoicing—and explore its practices so that we can observe the Lenten season faithfully and winsomely today. You may drop-in at any time during these sessions.
March 8thPreparing for Joy  – Lent is an invitation to honesty and clarity. It can be our preparation for joy because it is the concentrated and disciplined time when we together work to root out the blindness and deception that prevent us from receiving each other as gracious gifts from God.
March 15th – The Early History of Lent – The season of Lent appears after the Council of Nicaea. With so many biblical precedents, did it really take the Church more than 300 years to seize upon the idea of fasting for forty days? The early history of Lent is complex and interesting; it is something of a “choose your own adventure” story.
March 22nd – Responsive Fasting – Fasting in the Bible is almost always focused on a grievous condition. This practice is a response to something instead of a means to something else. Lenten fasting, then, is a response to sins and the prospects of death in our culture, our nation, our church, and our own lives. 
March 29th – Walking the Walk (of the Stations of the Cross) – Walking the stations of the cross—a devotional path of reflection and repentance based on events in the passion and resurrection of Christ— is being adapted in creative ways today. How did this form of spiritual pilgrimage originate and why is it important for our discipleship?
April 5th – Keeping Vigil  – The season of Lent, and especially Holy Week, are traditional times for keeping vigil—an attentive openness to the work of God in our lives and in our world. But what does it mean to keep vigil today, when most of us no longer adhere to the strict discipline of late night prayer?

This is a drop-in basis study, so come when you can. Contact Rich Lundberg if you have any questions.   


REAL Readers

The Women’s Book Club is now called REAL Readers. What does it mean to be REAL: Redeemed Excited Accepted Loved! REAL Readers would like to invite you to join us this year as we begin a great new journey of reading and exploring our spirituality. 

Women’s Book Club is a gathering to discuss the books that have a spiritual message. We meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6:45-8:00 in the fireside room except during Lent and summer months.


Women at Trinity – Bible Study

Everyone is welcome to this morning Bible Study that meets on Thursday’s 8:00 a.m. at the church. Join the group as we journey through studies of the various books in the Bible.


Men’s Morning Bible Study

Everyone is welcome to this morning Bible Study that meets on FRIDAY at 7:00 a.m. at the North Branch Oak Inn Restaurant. Join the group as we journey through the Gospels.


Fellowship Team

The purpose of this team is to create opportunities for Christian fellowship so that members of Trinity Lutheran Church build relationships and experience the unity we share in Christ. New members are wholeheartedly welcomed and visitors experience the warmth of the faith community. The team provides support for fellowship opportunities such as the annual Fall feast, hosting a dinner theater presentation along with the Drama team, co-hosting Celebration weekend events, fun nights out such as “Around the World with the Fellowship Team.”

Trinity’s Fellowship Team night at the movies! All are welcome! Simply meet at the North Branch Theater on March 20th at 6:45 pm, and we will decide on a movie. Discussion and dessert after the movie!   


TWIGS (Trinity Women In God’s Service)

Our Mission: Mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Our Purpose: As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world. Follow the links to learn more about Women of the ECLA: 

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
Women of the ELCA program resources   

Annual Synodical Convention – Saturday April 25th

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25. The annual synodical convention will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran church in St. Paul. In the past, this event has been a 2 day event. This year will be something new – a one-day event. It will be a day jam-packed with business, fellowship, learning, food and FUN!  If any women are interested in attending, please contact Kathy Nordaune or Ann Tanko for more information. It is a wonderful way to see how we are connected globally and the impact women are making on the world, one person at a time!

ELCA Triennial Gathering.  

Phoenix in July 2020. HOT? But it’s a dry heat! and everything will be air conditioned! Our theme is Just Love.

If you have not attended, it is an amazing experience. Bible study, workshops, shopping, fabulous worship and new friends!  TWIGS will pay your registration fee. You just need transportation, hotel and spending money.

Dates are July 16-19 2020! Check it out at https://www.womenoftheelca.org/newtriennial-event-page.

Contact Ann Tanko at artanko15@aol.com for more information! 


Gather Magazine

POETRY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

The Women of the ELCA ‘Gather Magazine’ Bible study will be written by several different authors.

In the fall, there will be 3 sessions on Poetry of the Old Testament by Rev. Dr. Anna Madsen. December will feature an Advent/Christmas devotional. Winter 2020 will bring four lessons on Vocation and Calling written by Kathyrn A. Leinhans. There will be a good variety of studies this year.

Call Gather subscriptions at 844-409-0576 or visit Gather Magazine.