Sunday Recap – October 6

Yesterday was the fifth Sunday in our 6-week sermon series, “At Our Core: The Values that Make Us Who We Are.” Pastor Bob De Boer preached from Romans 15:14-21, exploring Trinity’s core value of “Missional Engagement.”

Worship: You can view the sermon and Sunday morning worship by clicking HERE.

Bulletin: Find a link to the bulletin HERE.

This Week

Habitat for Humanity Bake Sale: Sioux County Habitat for Humanity is hosting a community impact night at Pizza Ranch in Orange City on Monday, October 7. In addition to a share of sales and all tips given, there will be a bake sale. Would you consider contributing baked goods? We ask that these baked items are delivered to Pizza Ranch between 4-5pm that night. 

Upcoming Discipleship Opportunities

Faithwalking Retreat: What if God has more for your life and relationships than just “It’s fine”? What if God is calling you into an adventure of transformation that leads to being more fully alive? A life on mission with God? Pastor Brian is excited to offer Trinity’s second Faithwalking Retreat October 18-20. It will be local, so you will go home each night to sleep in your own bed. We’ll explore topics like integrity and authenticity, and how to get unstuck from your default patterns so that you can be more fully who God designed you to be. You will not be the same after this retreat! Cost is $30/person. Scholarships are available. Capacity is limited so sign up soon online

Living Free Women’s Bible Study: Starting October 16, join us at Trinity for ‘Living Free’, a 7-week Bible Study for women of all ages. We can’t please God by being perfect, nor by focusing on our sin and inadequacies. Ready to replace false strongholds with true freedom in Christ? A steady gaze God-ward is the only focus that will change our lives. We’ll explore five benefits God supplies us by His grace! Register online by October 9. For more information, email 

Men’s Bible Study: Starting October 23, join us at Trinity for a study on the book “The Will of God as a Way of Life” by Gerald Sittser. We will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm in Adult Rooms 3&4. We encourage you to purchase your own copy of the book, and ask that you register online before the study starts. 


Women’s Service Opportunity: The women’s ministry team at Trinity is offering a community service opportunity on Saturday, October 26! We’ll start the morning with breakfast at 8:30am, and then you can choose to sort coats and winter gear at Zestos or pack snacks for local kids through the OC Sack Pack Program. Register online by October 21. 

Family Crisis Centers Collection Drive: Last year, Family Crisis Centers provided hope & help to over 1,200 people seeking services, and answered over 34,000 calls across the state of Iowa. Those who reached out were suffering from domestic violence, human trafficking, homicide, and many other violent crimes. During the month of October, we are hosting a collection drive at Trinity to benefit those who the FCC serves. There is a table in the fellowship hall with more information about FCC and the collection drive. Each year, this drive blesses several families in our immediate area, and helps FCC provide daily necessities for the families in shelter during the long winter season. 

Host a Missionary: Trinity’s Missionary Care Team is working to help individuals and families connect more closely with the mission partners we support. See our online sign up for more information about what we envision for the Host a Missionary Program or to get connected with a missionary that we support. 

Tesfa Foundation Fundraiser: First Reformed Church in Orange City is hosting a night of music and stories on Sunday, October 27 at 5:30pm to benefit Ethiopian children through the Tesfa Foundation. Musicians from the area will share their gifts and talents, and stories of the Tesfa Foundation’s work in Ethiopia will be shared. A freewill donation will be taken to support Tesfa.