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Trinity Lutheran Church


January 2019

Trinity Lutheran Church and School

P.O. Box 200, 8700 Huey Road, Hoffman, IL

Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Joe Lecke

Church: 495-2545 Home: Cell:

Pastor’s Office:

Church Office:

Beth Boester, Principal

School: 495-2246

Principal’s Office:

School Office:

Church and School Web Site:

Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School: 226-3315

Don Duensing, Principal

CORLHS Web Site:


6:00pm Saturday

8:30pm Sunday

10:00am Sunday Bible Class and Sunday School


Jan. 6, 4:00pm Epiphany Worship Service Trinity – Hoyleton

Jan. 8, 7:00pm Women’s Fellowship Meeting in school library

Jan. 12, 9:00-Noon Congregational Planning Meeting & Council Meeting

Jan. 13 Installation of Officers

Jan. 13, 6:00pm Men’s Fellowship dinner


Jan. 30 10:00am Men’s Club meeting in North room of Church

7:30pm CORLHS Open House


Jan 2 Teacher’s In-Service; BBB Holy Cross 7th Grade tournament begins

Jan 3 School Resumes for students; GBB @ Central city

Jan 4 GBB @ Home vs Odin – 8th Grade Night

Jan 8 BBB @ Hoyleton vs TSJ/ILS

Jan 10 PTL Meeting 6:30; BBB @ Hoyleton vs Kell

Jan 12 Congregational Planning Meeting

Jan 14 BBB @ Willow Grove

Jan 15 BBB @ St. Rose

Jan 17 6:30 Family STEM Night; BBB @ Hoyleton vs trinity Edwardsville A Game only – 8th Grade Night

Jan 21 MLK, Jr Day - No School


Jan. 6: Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

Jan.13: Isaiah 43:1-7; Romans 6:1-11; Luke 3:15-22

Jan. 20: Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11

Jan. 27: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Luke 4:16-30

Pastor's Message

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20


PASTORAL NEEDS: In case of an emergency for pastoral needs.... you can call Pastor Kangas at 618-335-6900. The vacancy pastor of Carlyle, Rev. Landskroener, is our sick and shut in visiting pastor. His phone number is 330-204-4180

VACANCY PASTOR: Pastor Joe Lecke has agreed to be our vacancy pastor. He will be here a couple of day a week and will be staying at the parsonage as needed. We are in need of some furniture (i.e.: dresser, chest of drawers, table and chairs, small couch, TV). If you have any of these items to loan. please contact an Elder if you can help. Pastor Lecke will begin on January 5th & 6th . Elders.

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Welcome to the new year! We trust that everyone enjoyed the break and had a safe and blessed Christmas. The extra time gives us a chance to reflect and appreciate the blessings bestowed on us by our Lord. AS we move into this new year, we think about what a blessing our school is.

Thank you for your attention to and willingness to give that little extra during November and December to help our church and school continue to serve those whom God sends us. We have a great school here and hope to be able to serve the children that God sends through our doors for many more years. We have a strong, well-educated, dedicated staff. Our building is in great condition after the many updates and improvements through the past ten years. Our technology in the classrooms and in the students’ hands is state of the art. Our school is able to offer Band, Choir, Speech and Language Services, and Supplemental Student Assistance for those who may need some extra help in reading and math. We have a preschool aide and a student aide who assist in many ways through the day. We offer both before and after school programs with a minimal charge to parents who need this service. Our tuition rate is very reasonable compared to other private and parochial schools. We offer financial assistance to families who qualify through our scholarship fund. All of these programs benefit the students who walk through our doors every day. Trinity has an amazing PTL that supports our students and teachers through its various fundraising activities and programs. It is through the concerted effort of all of the faculty, staff, parents, and congregational members that we are able to offer all of this. Behind every person, God sends his encouragement and guidance. The Lord blesses each of us to be a blessing to others.

May God bless you richly in this year of our Lord, 2018

Beth Boester


Jan. 6: The Presentation of Jesus in the temple

Jan. 13: The Visit of the Wise Men

Jan. 20: The Boy Jesus in the Temple

Jan. 27: John Prepares the Way

For Your Information

CHRIST OUR ROCK LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School’s second Open House for prospective students is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30. That evening families will be able to visit the school, tour the facilities, and talk with current students, parents, and teachers. The Open House will begin at a new time, 7:30pm, with a presentation followed by tours of the school at 8:00 pm. Come see how Christ Our Rock can serve your family. This event is open to all prospective students and families. Transfer students and potential freshman are encouraged to attend. Interested families not able to attend, please contact the school office at 226-3315 to receive an information packet and set an appointment to visit the school. 6th GRADER DAY AT CHRIST OUR ROCK LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL: Save the Date! Christ Our Rock’s 6th grade visitation day for all Lutheran feeder grade schools is February 8, 2019.

2019 Congregational Planning Meeting: A reminder that the following groups will be meeting on Saturday morning, January 12th at 9:00am for a 2019 congregational planning meeting: Board of Parish Education, Board of Education, Trustees, Elders, and Church Council. In this meeting the boards will brainstorm and discuss goals for the year, and have their first meeting.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP: The Men’s Club Fellowship is hosting a dinner on Sunday, January 13 at Hoffman Park Building, with a meal starting at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $10.00. Our guest speaker is Brian Eversgerd (one of the pitching coaches for the St. Louis Cardinals). To Register for the dinner, contact Jim Roeckeman at 618-610-5855. So, hope you will come out and learn more about the St. Louis Cardinals.

CHURCH NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: The deadline for the February church newsletter is Thursday morning, January 24. Thank you.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hoffman, IL

Church Council Meeting Minutes December 10, 2018

Josh Maschhoff called the meeting to order, with 8 members present. Devotions were led by Beth Boester.

Minutes from the October council meeting were not available, and will be submitted next meeting for approval.

Financial Report:

Report on contributions through November 30 was distributed and discussed. Current debt is $78,903.00 with second note paid. Motion by Dennis Nottmeyer, seconded by Bob Zimmermann, to accept Financial report. Motion passed.

Board of Elders:

Pastor Lecke of Mt. Vernon will be vacancy pastor effective January 5, 2019. He will teach confirmation two days and can help with chapel. He will be staying at the parsonage on days worked. He has a vacation scheduled for January 21 through January 28. Pastor Jennings of Ferrin will teach confirmation two days also. Pastor Schefelker of Centralia will visit shut-ins.

Board of Trustees:

Fixed tiles by gym/kitchen entry.

Thanks to trustees from kitchen staff.

Board of Education:

· Family Reading Night a success

· Jr. Choir sang at Ferrin Dec. 2

· Band concert at CORLHS Dec. 9

· Practicing for Christmas program

· Spirit wear order for co-op sports to be submitted, name is “Trinity Defenders”

· Installation for Heather Childress Jan. 13, 2019

· Committee working on playground equipment

Cemetery: No report

Youth Group: No report

Board of Parish Education: No report

CORLHS: No report

Old Business:

Discussion on filling church offices for new year. No nominations submitted for Board of Parish Education or Board of Outreach.

New Business:

· LCMS Foundation submitted a check for $5,553.89 on behalf of the estate of Roy and Joyce Michael.

· Submit to Voters recognition of school Endowment Fund, Dave Redeker, Chairman

· Congregational planning meeting Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019

· Church council meeting for 2019 the 2nd Monday of month

· Voters meeting dates for 2019—Sunday, March 17, June 16, September 15 and December 15.

A motion made by Dennis Nottmeyer, seconded by Ray Ainslie, to adjourn meeting. Motion passed. Meeting closed with the Lords Prayer.

Respectfully submitted unapproved, Pamela Campbell, Secretary

January Baptism Birthdays

1st: Delores Meyer, Jane Siegrist; 3rd: Andrew Bassen, Carol Edler; 4th: Joshua Moehle; 8th: Ashley Boehne; 9th: Connie Crocker, Bailey Tate; 11th: Elliott Palm; 12th: Harper Benhoff, Timothy Fruend, Kimberly Hetherington; 13th: Vickie Anderson, Diane Hanke; 15th: Raymond Ainslie, II, Holly Linton, Barbara Lueking, Edward Meier, Austin Nottmeyer, James Roeckeman, Edward Toon; 18th: Eugene Twenhafel; 21st: Howard Hohman, Ben Maschhoff, Chelsey Maschhoff, Timothy Robert; 22nd: Trent Hermsmeyer, Charlie Mahlandt; 27th: Zuri Reeder, Shawn Carpenter; 29th: Tucker Jackson; 30th: Jerry Lueking, Jessica Snyder, Dakota Waddell; 31st: Kelvin Boehne

January Anniversaries

1st: Jeff and Debora Taylor

11th: Dennis and Teresa Haake II

25th: Darin and Jana Rueter (10TH)

29th: Robert and Carolyn Steinkamp