All Members, Winter Residents, Family and Friends,

          Greetings everyone!  I pray that your first week of the New Year has set you on a positive track for you to follow throughout the coming year!  I am excited about the possibilities for 2024 as I strive to do “just a little more in 2024!”  Perhaps we can cheer each other on in our journey to do “just a little more in 2024!”  It all starts with a positive outlook toward worship opportunities and studying the Word of God.  When we get these priorities straight in our lives, then everything else falls in line.  People who make small positive adjustments in their lives in the month of January have greater sustainablity throughout the next 12 months.  I will be praying for each of you this year as part of my daily devotions, so you are not in this alone.  I will be an “Along Sider” with you as we move through the year ahead. 

          Here is an aid for you in your prayer life from the Florida/Georgia District. . .

                   https://flgadistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/FLGA-District-MISSIONS-Prayer-Guide-JAN-2024.pdf

          Here is another aid for you.  Living as an Along Sider. . .

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                Set you watch or an alarm to go off at 10:02AM each day to stop and pray with other “Along Siders.”

          We need a “few more in 2024!”  Yes, we need some more volunteers to help our congregation. 

The Altar Guild needs some additional volunteers.  Women or Men can volunteer to help with the Altar Guild responsibilities.  This is a great behind the scenes activity that is a vital aspect of our overall ministry.  If you can “do a little more in 2024!” please speak with Arlene Harmon or Pat Stevens.  They will welcome you with open arms.

Another ministry opportunity is helping with our sign.  We need people willing to help keep our sign on North Mainstreet current with activities here at church or inspirational sayings.  If you can help with this opportunity, then please speak to Norm Church who will help you get started.

Susan is seeking to find you favorite hymns to be included in worship services over the next month or so.  If you have a favorite hymn that you would like to sing in church, please fill out one of the blue sheets in the narthex or email Susan at

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Lent begins on February 14th, 2024 (Valentines Day) with Ash Wednesday.  This year we are going to be inviting everyone to stay following each Lenten Service for a Soup and Sandwich Supper.  The Board of Elders and perhaps a few additional volunteers will be providing three different types of soup, and YOU bring your own sandwich.  It is an opportunity for fellowship and the chance to get some good homemade soup or maybe chili!  More information will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. 

I have attached a brief but important January 2024 Monthly Tidings!  It may not be a big issue but it has some important information and interesting articles. 

Have a blessed week and make it a blessed week for someone else! 

Respectfully In Christ,

Rev. Richard A. Norris

Trinity Lutheran Church

25 Lakeview Street

Lake Placid, Florida 33852

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