Articles by: Bill Dubon


If you love to bake (or shop), we need your help!  

As you may have heard, TLS is hosting an ALUMNI event this Friday evening from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.  We would LOVE it if you could join us for the fun and festivities!

We are also in need of cookies for the refreshment table.  If you are able and willing, please drop your donations in the school office on Friday, January 11th by 6 p.m.

Explore God – A Call To Prayer


This week we are praying that:

  • A spirit of unity will permeate Trinity as well as Chicagoland, compelling more people than ever to explore God and faith together.
  • The spiritual conversations taking place over the next seven weeks will lead to transformed hearts, minds, and lives.
  • God will move powerfully in each community, ministry, and discussion group.

Please also join us in continuing to pray for the participants, discussion group facilitators, church leaders, and organizers of the Explore God Chicago Initiative.

Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  (ESV) 

16 Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Celebration of Life for Robert Gathman

Robert  ‘Bob’ Gathman, a Trinity member, for 44 years passed away into the loving arms of his Savior on January 1st, 2019. 

Visitation will be held at Salerno Rosedale Chapels on Lake Street in Roselle on Friday, January 4th from 3 to 9 pm.

A funeral service celebrating Bob’s life in Christ will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 Rush St, Roselle on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Visitation will be from 8:30 – 9:30 am.

Funeral service will begin at 9:330 am.

Interment following the service at Lakewood Memorial Park in Elgin.

Trivia Night Tickets!

Please purchase tickets between services this weekend for Trivia Night. Tickets are $20 per person or $160 for a table of 8. Help us send youth to our own LC-MS Youth Gathering! Prizes for the smartest (i.e., winning) table.

Today, we pray “Create in me a clean heart, O God.”

Sometimes even in pursuit of Your will dear Father, as humans, we can seek glory for ourselves, and lose our way along the journey.  As explore God approaches, we may have a tendency to lose focus on the true purpose, that of saving souls, whatever the cost, and instead, we start looking at numbers, comparing ourselves with others, and trying to do Your will in our own strength.   But, you have promised us your Holy Spirit, if only we but ask.   Renew us, and fill us with your Holy Spirit to do Your will alone, that none should boast except in the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

In Jesus Name We Pray,


Galatians 6:14 ESV

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Upward Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the 2019 Co-Ed Upward Flag Football season! This year’s grades are 2nd – 8th. Go to to sign up. We’re also seeking coaches, assistant coaches, and referees. Informational brochures are located around Trinity too. For more information, email the league directors at