Trinity Lutheran Church May 2021 Newsletter

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May 2021

Trinity Lutheran Church

Villa Park, IL

Always Growing in Christ


Roger D. Pittelko Elle Dilexit Ecclesiam Award

Sunday, May 16th

8:00 AM service 

Pastor Rogers will be awarding the Roger D. Pittelko
"Ille Dilexit Ecclesiam" Award (He Loved the Church) posthumously to Bishop Pittelko. Pastor Dean Pittelko will be accepting the award on behalf of his father. We ask that you join us as Pastor presents this award.

A brief reception will follow the 8:00 AM worship.

Upcoming Services

Ascension service is Thursday, May 13, at 7:00 pm--a hymn sing and service of evening prayer to celebrate our Lord's ascension to heaven.

May 16th Is LWML Sunday and a door collection will be taken to go towards missions.

Pentecost is May 23 . . . Wear red! In addition, the service will include a portion of scripture in foreign languages. If you can read or speak
another language, please contact Mary Stahlke ( or 708-552-1271) so she can include it in the Pentecost bulletin.

Vacation Bible School

Summer With Jesus!

For Children Entering Grades 2 - 6

Summer with Jesus is a program that encourages a relationship with Jesus all summer long by engaging your child in fun activities and crafts that relate to various Bible stories. Each week your child will have a new craft, memory work, an engaging activity, and suggestive prayer topics. Throughout the summer there will be several opportunities for the participants of this program to meet in person and interact with other members of the church and youth group.

Children will earn raffle tickets for reciting memory work, completing activities, and attending the optional gatherings. At the end of the summer, raffle tickets will be drawn for various prizes.

CDC guidelines will be followed at all in-person events. Spots will be limited.

Kick-Off - June 8th, 9 AM - 11 AM
Mid Program Check-in - July 7th, 6:30 PM - Supply Pickup and Bible study
Program end celebration August 3rd, 9 AM -11 AM

Optional Gatherings
June 13th, 9:15 AM - Doughnuts and Jesus
June 16th, 6:30 PM - Soda Geyser experiment with the youth group
June 30th, 6:30 PM - Prayer for our troops and place American flags in the Prayer Garden
July 7th, 6:30 PM - Supply Pickup and Bible study
July 29th, 10:30 AM - Fun storytelling with the Men's Group
The link to register is on Trinity's website.

Third Thursdays

Thursday, June 17, 7 pm

Thursday, July 15, 7 pm

Thursday, August 19, 7 pm


Join Us in the Prayer Garden on the Third Thursday of the Month Each Month of Summer!

Bring a chair, bring a snack, a game, an instrument. We will be enjoying the beauty of our prayer garden and each other's company.

This is a family-friendly activity. All are welcome.

From Your Clinical Christian Counselor

Easter Joy and the U.S. in Crisis

Dear Friends in Christ,

Christ is risen! We give thanks to our Savior Jesus for His holy innocent, bitter, suffering and death and His victorious resurrection throughout this Eastertide. And we rejoice that through Holy Baptism, He has got us – we are His! This kind of news makes all the difference in the world for our life in the here and now, not to mention our eternal lives with Him in heaven. It gives us assurance that no matter what happens to us in this life, we have eternity with Him NOW!

That makes a difference in our outlook in our daily lives…   that we are His people. Perhaps that is why business is slow for me even during these pandemic times. As Christians we know the ultimate Easter truth from our loving God.

The news is good too regarding rates of vaccinations, though in the U.S.A. the infection rate is 94 out of every 1,000 people. The bad news is that mental health in general among citizens of the U.S. is in bad shape. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 4 in 10 people are suffering from Anxiety Disorder or Depressive Disorder, and that there have been related issues as well: difficulty sleeping (36%) or eating (32%), increases in alcohol consumption or substance use (12%), and worsening chronic conditions (12%), due to worry and stress over the coronavirus.  

I would invite you to call or email me for a free assessment appointment at 224/645-3300 or if you are feeling any symptoms. After a free session, the fee for church members is $25 per 60 minute session [lower than most copays for counselors and therapists]. I am currently seeing clients online, at Trinity in Villa Park , St. John in Schaumburg and, Immanuel in Bartlett. All sessions are in the NO JUDGMENT ZONE and combine the Bible, the Word of God, with best practices of counseling psychology.

With peace and joy in our risen Lord Jesus,

Dr. Dean

224/645-3300 or


TCNS will hold their end-of-year fundraiser at Culver's in Lombard on Wed, May 19th from 4-8 pm. The flyer is available on the sidebar of the church website. Come enjoy dinner or dessert and help make the fundraiser a huge success!

TCNS is collecting bread tags to support Danielle Cares. The bread tags are recycled, and funds raised are used to purchase wheelchairs for those in need. Please help support this wonderful project by
putting your bread tags in the box in the Narthex.

Postcard Mailing

Thank you to everyone for participating in the Lenten postcard mailing and prayer challenge!

Because of your efforts, we were able to send a postcard to every household in our Trinity Family. If you did not receive a postcard, please contact Margaret ASAP to update your contact information. Even though
Lent is over, the Stewardship, Evangelism, and Human Care Boards request that you continue praying for the members of our Trinity Family. 

We look forward to implementing this twice a year.

Save the Date

June 13, After the 10:30 Service

Voter's Meeting

September 12, 9:15 AM

Children's Sunday School Returns on Rally Day!


Worship Services

Saturdays 4:30 pm

Sundays 8 am & 10:30 am

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