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August 2011 Trinity Observer
A multicultural
success story
Don’t forget, when you are disposing of
newspaper, cardboard, cans, plastic
containers or bottles, aluminum foil or
aluminum pans and other recycling
items, they need to be
CLEAN, and
flatten all cardboard and put them in the
recycle bin in the kitchen.  Thank you!!
Vacation Bible School
What a joy it was to take part in Vacation
Bible School.  I want to thank Elder Sharon
Auger for her hard work and commitment to
VBS.  It requires a great deal of time, planning
and effort to put all the pieces in place for a
smooth week.  We appreciate her efforts
realizing that no man or woman is an island
and therefore it took many hands and helpers
to get the job done.  I was very impressed with
all of you and was proud to see the children,
the youth, the adults and the seniors all
working together.  Thank you for a job well
                   Rev. Lawson
August 7, 2011
Communion Service
Isaiah 43:1-7
“Allow the World to See God in You”

Rev. Desiree Lawson
August 14,  2011
Matthew 15:10-20
“Let Life Flow Out of You”

Rev. Desiree Lawson
August 21, 2011
Romans 12:1-8
“Do You!”

Rev. Desiree Lawson
August 28, 2011
Exodus 3:1-15
“Who Am I?”

Rev. Desiree Lawson
When to Drink Water…

Correct Time to Drink Water…..Very Important.
I know you need your minimum water to flush
the toxins out of your body, but this was news
to me.

From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes it’s
effectiveness on the body:

2 glasses of water after waking up helps
activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal  
helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath helps
lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed avoids
stroke or heart attack

Water composes 75% of the brain, it regulates
body temperature, helps carry nutrients and
oxygen to cells, helps convert food into
energy, protects and cushions vital organs,
helps body absorb nutrients, it makes up 75%
of muscles, cushions joints, accounts for 22%
of bones, removes waste, makes up 83% of
Special Care Members & Friends
Ron Auger
Celestine Bronson
Betty Elford
Violet Flaming
June Foltz
Yvonne Groat
Arlene Gullett
Dr. Alfred Gwillim
Connie Hutchins
Ann Lomax
Roy Olson
Marjorie Rutherford
Phyllis Scales
Larry Shoup
Evelyn Taylor
Larry Tilley
Charlie White
Jimmy Williams

Please Keep our Special
Care People in Your Prayers.

I pray that you are enjoying the summer months and that things are
well for you.  By the time you read this letter, I will have celebrated
four months of being your pastor.  Time has certainly gone by
quickly.  When I began in March, my plan was to focus on three
things:  prayer, preaching and people.
We began shortly after Easter with the 12 Weeks of Prayer which we
completed on July 22, 2011.  As I have mentioned, prayer is the
cornerstone of a faith community.  Prayer is how we talk with God
and connect with God.  Through prayer we are able to have
relationship with God and deepen our faith journey.  The church
belongs to Jesus Christ and I believe that it is difficult to practice our
faith without  communication with our Creator, Redeemer and
I have been praying and seeking God to direct me in all areas of
church life.  I have been preaching on prayer with a focus on personal
devotion.  This series was very effective because it helped us all to
get back to the basics and begin to incorporate spiritual practices into
our lives.  Our personal devotion with God is necessary because it
teaches us how to love others and be in relationship with others.
Lastly, I have been averaging about five one-on-one meetings per
week to talk with members on an individual basis.  These meetings
have been wonderful and extremely beneficial to me and I hope to
others as well.  I have enjoyed so much getting to know my members
and sharing a bit about myself.  This special time together has
enabled us to form bonds and move beyond the surface with each
other.  We experienced true fellowship in the biblical sense where we
exchanged and opened our lives up to each other.
The common theme with prayer, preaching and people is relationship
building.  It is my hope to continue to build relationships and cultivate
a community of trust.  I am encouraging all members and friends to
select five or more people in the church and set aside time outside of
church to get together and share.  Talk about your childhood, your
families, careers and what it means to you to be in a multicultural
church.  You will be blessed.
If we have not met, please give me a call.  I am happy to come to you
if that’s more convenient.  Hope to see you soon.

Pastor Lawson
             Health Fair

Trinity United PC hosted the Health Fair on
July 11, 2011 provided by the Presbytery of
Lake Huron.  It was well attended and we
were able to touch the lives of the residents
of the community in a positive way.  Many
thanks to Elder Sue Smith for securing Trinity
as a site for the Health Fair and for all those
who assisted in advertising and getting the
word out to the community.
                                     Rev. Lawson


Would you like to join a bowling league?  We are
looking for 8 teams (anywhere from 3-5 people per team
to start a Trinity United Presbyterian Bowling League.  
We will bowl at Town –N-Country Lanes, on Miller Rd.
near I-75.
The cost is $10 a week per person. ($2 of that money
will be returned to the church at the end of the league.)
At least one team member on each team must be a
member of the church.  League will start this fall, for 12
weeks.  The bowling teams will pick best time and day.
If you are interested or have any questions, please see
Denise Dixon (White).
Sign up sheet will be in the multi-purpose room.
New Member Classes
The New Member Class is scheduled for Thursday,
August 11, 2011 from 10:00am to 12 noon.  Please
contact the office to sign up if you are thinking
about or interested in becoming a member of
Trinity.  The next class will be offered on October
13, 2011.  Rev. Lawson is in the process of
developing a curriculum for New Member Classes
102 and 103 which will take place later this fall.  If
you have been a member for less than 2 years or are
new to the PCUSA, please make plans to attend New
Member Classes 102 & 103.
BE BY AUGUST 22, 2011
The Nursery still needs 2-4 adults to care for children
every 6th week.  The adults need to be caring and trust
worthy, as our children are precious to all of us & to
God.  If interested, see Delphine Holland, Sharon Auger
or Rev. Desiree Lawson.  

7—Beverly Bronson
21—Gayle Kettler & Audrey Resler
28—Karen Fischer

4—Sharon Burton
11—Roberta Hardy
18—Mary Krist
25—Beverly Bronson


Margaret Bausack                Sharon Auger
Carolyn Scott                        Pat Rice
Barbara Wesley                    Funmi Adigun
Mary Krist                             Georgia McCall

Trinity United PC is happy to welcome two new
members to the church.  Kenyon and Gay
Grover became members on July 31, 2011.  
Welcome as a member of our great church.
3-Year of Reese:
“Our Father, Who does art in heaven
Harold is His name.     Amen.”

A little boy was overheard praying:  “Lord, if
you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry
about it.  I’m having a real good time like I

One particular four-year-old prayed,  “And
forgive us our trash baskets, as we forgive
Who put trash in our baskets.”

A Sunday school teacher asked her children
as they were on the way to church service,
“And why is it necessary to be quiet in
church?”  One bright little girl replied,
“Because people are sleeping.”

Lynwood Barry………………...……...05
Sydney Graham (teen)....……..…….07
Ronald Shirley……  …………...…….07
Barbara Shackelford…………....……10
Grace Tucker………………………….11
Buffy Wier………………......………...16
Shirley Schoeppach………..….……..17
Mary Scukanec………………………..17
Celestine Bronson…………………….18
Sharon Burton………………………...22
Belated Birthdays
Sally Offrink…………………...…….7/29

Gary & Beverly Popovits………14
Chuck & Sharon Little……..….17
James & Nancy Dunlap………25
Phillip & Peggy Brack………...22
Jim & Sally Offrink……….…...28

If your Birthday or Anniversary is
not listed, please see Pat Rice to
have it corrected.
Thank you!