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PASTOR JOYCE'S FAREWELL As reported last month, Pastor Joyce Gulliford's last day at Trinity will be Sunday, December 16. That day, a special farewell liturgy will be a part of each of the 3 regular worship services. There will be an opportunity at the 10:30 fellowship hour to wish Pastor Joyce godspeed and blessings as she begins her retirement.

PASTORAL CARE - DECEMBER 17 AND AFTER Trinity members are reminded, ELCA rules state that a pastor who has left is no longer available for pastoral acts. Pastor Lauritzen of Sts. Peter and Paul, Riverside, is responsible for officiating or finding a pastor to officiate at funerals until the end of the year. For all December regular worship and special holiday worship services, Rev. John Schumacher of Rainbow Hospice will be here. Bishop Wilma will be appointing a new interim pastor.

WHERE WE GO FROM HERE During her report, Pastor Joyce reviewed with the council the members who have joined or rejoined Trinity in 2006 and 2007. She also outlined some of the issues she feels the council needs to tackle in the future, including stewardship in the broadest sense, outreach, visitor follow-up and a focus on where best to put our resources to further Trinity's mission and ministry.

TREASURER'S REPORT For October, income was $14,407.60; expenses $29,236.07, for a negative balance for the month of $14,828.47
Known upcoming outlays include the regular Christmas donations to religious and service organizations, our regular Slovak Zion Synod contribution and boiler controls/repairs.
There is also a final bill for the completion of the new electronic message signs, which have recently been installed on the Elston and Foster avenue sides to inform passers-by of Trinity's worship times and upcoming special events.

TRINITY AT 115! The council is starting to plan for our 115th anniversary (October 8, 2008). Look for further information in the Sunday bulletins and here in the Tidings. For certain, the council encourages anyone with ideas and the willingness to be involved in planning and preparations to step forward.