All Members, Winter Residents, Family and Friends,

            Greetings on this January 29, 2024, the last Monday in January.  Well there are probably some defeat fans today both from Baltimore and Detroit.  Both games were good games as I watched both. Yes one was more disappointing for me and many others I am sure than the other.  Hold fast to those moments of joy and hope you had during the first 30 minutes of the game.  Those minutes can never be taken away You have to remember that the only organized sport team that I ever played on was my little league team, the Indians.  I believe we played every game with great heart and spirit,  However we never one a single game in like three years.  At the end of each year we got a plaque that said “Good Sports”.  I can related to the agony of defeat, I have never been on a winning team!  So I can empathize with many of you today, but look how far the team came this year, it is a win. 


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.   The Altar Guild will have a meeting this Wednesday January 31st, at 10:00AM. 

          Friday, February 2, 2024 we need help at 12 Noon to load everything up and take it to the circle park for the “Country Fair”.  It is time for the annual “Bratwurst Sale” at the Country Fair.  So this is a total team effort, so please come and help us get set up.  Thanks!


Lent begins on February 14th, 2024 (Valentines Day) with Ash Wednesday.  Our focus for the Mid-Week Lenten Series will be “Christ On Trial” as different individuals from the Bible will come alive as the Pastor cross examines them. 

We need “witnesses”!!!  We need for the Mid-Week Wednesday Services “Matthew”; “A Woman Healed”; “Nicodemus”; “An Adulterous Woman”; and “John”. 

We need witness for Palm Sunday “Mary Magdelene”; and Maundy Thursday “Simon Peter”. 

Please speak to Susan and she will give you the dialog between either Pastor Norris or Pastor Olckers.   

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 an article that I ran across in my devotions this morning.  And I attached my sermon for Sunday. 

Have a great remainder of your week.  If you can make it great for someone else as well. 

Rev. Richard A. Norris

Trinity Lutheran Church

25 Lakeview Street

Lake Placid, Florida 33852


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