February Letter to Congregation

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity,

Transfiguration Sunday, the day we traditionally bury the Alleluia Banner at Trinity, is Feb. 14. This year, each household is invited to bury a seed paper Alleluia Banner (enclosed). Watch the flowers bloom throughout the season of Lent and send us a photo for Easter Sunday. 

Lent begins Feb. 17 with Ash Wednesday. There are a number of churches providing some form of Ashes on the Go

St.  Paul Lutheran Church, 842 Alameda Dr., Ontario: 3-5 pm 

Faith Lutheran Church, 2915 S. Montana Ave., Caldwell: 9 am-noon and 5-6:30 pm 

Trinity Lutheran Church, 8 S. Midland Blvd, Nampa: 4-6 pm 

Hope Lutheran Church, 331 N Linder, Eagle: 7-9 am and 4-6 pm  

Shepherd of the Valley, 3100 S. 5 Mile Rd., Boise: 6-7 pm 

A number of cluster congregations, including Trinity, are contributing to a prerecorded Ash Wednesday worship service which will premiere on tvprays.org at 7 pm. Please save your removable tattoo ashes(enclosed) for that service.

The website, tvprays.org, will also be the place to find midweek Lent worship services each Wednesday, premiering at 7 pm. Five different congregations will each provide a full service.

Part of Lent at Trinity will be participating in God’s Global Barnyard (gathering money to buy farm animals for people in third world countries). A supply of Barnyard collection boxes and coloring books is in the church narthex, ready for you to stop by and pick up yours. Council members will help deliver these supplies after Ash Wednesday. 

Lent is a very appropriate time to deepen our prayer life. Copies of Christ in our Home are available in the narthex and Bob Cola can send you a copy. If you have not yet followed tvprays.org, consider making that one of your Lenten disciplines. 

Thanks again for continuing to support ministries at Trinity financially online, with bill pay or sending checks through the mail.

Finally, we know February/March will be big COVID-19 vaccine months for our congregation, with many of you over age 65. As you seek to schedule your appointments, please do not get discouraged. Please share information with each other and do not be complacent about masking and distancing, even after you receive the vaccine. 

Peace,

Pastor Meggan

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