Summer Project: “Puerto Rico One Box at a Time”

Our summer project is to collect food and hygiene products to be boxed and sent to Puerto Rico: 1 small bag of rice, 2 cans of kidney beans, 2 cans of tomato sauce or paste, 3 cans of green beans, 3 cans of fruit, 2 cans of cornbeef, 3 cans of vienna sausage, 1 box of pasta, 1 can of spag meat sauce, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Bar of soap, Feminine hygiene, Batteries—any size, Flashlight with batteries. The collection barrel in the narthex will be there until the end of August.

AUGUST UPDATE: Maria says there have been requests for school supplies, so we are also collecting: glue sticks, crayons, pencils, pens, notebooks, folders

Ongoing Ministry/Outreach

Prayer Team

TELC formed a Prayer Team in 2011. The purpose of the Prayer Team is to accept requests for prayer from people and to lift them up to God. We ask God to hear our prayers and to work His

will in all requests.

Kathy Holroyd is the contact person for the Prayer Team. Call her at 330-9335 and she will pray and pass the concern on to the ten other people on the Chain.

You may also submit a prayer request for this team by using one of the Prayer Cards in the pews and then placing it in the Prayer Chain box in the narthex.

Please know that all prayer concerns are kept confidential within the team.

Prayer is a vital link in our relationship with God. Please feel free to reach out to this ministry.

Morning Glory Breakfast

The Morning Glory Breakfast is held on the first Monday from September—May. It is a social group and is led by a number of different people.

All involved are encouraged to participate by bringing baked goods or fruit and to lead the

devotion if they are so inclined.

Welcoming Team

The Welcoming Team seeks to encourage sharing of one’s faith and reaching out to others inside of and outside of our congregation so all may know the love of Christ.

In 2017 the Welcoming Team was involved in the following:

 Sponsored a new member luncheon March 24.

 Offered two 4 –session Lifetree Small Group video-based studies for members and the community focusing on “Choosing Resilience,” “Forgiving the Unforgiveable,” “Make a

Difference Now,” “The Bible,” and “Growing Closer to God.”

 Participated in the Community Day of Caring and Sharing - Saturday, April 22, helping with Gates cleanup.

 Served 2 coffee hours after summer worship.

 Sponsored the International Christmas Gift Sale on December 9 to promote fair trade items.

 Updated a tri-fold brochure about TELC for members to use to hand out to friends and


 Made ongoing phone calls to congregation members.

Thank you all for serving and for supporting God’s work through evangelism.

Community Garden

2017 saw 10 raised beds come to life producing delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers. The rains helped produce an abundance.

We fixed 5 of the 10 beds with new pressure treated wooden sides. Next year we will look at fixing up the other 5 beds. 

We encouraged people to give at least 10% of their produce to needy individuals. Much of this year’s abundance went to Cameron Community Ministries.

We are looking forward to 2018 and are always looking for new gardeners. 

If you are interested in having a raised bed to grow vegetables or flowers, please contact the church office for more information.

God’s Work—Our Hands

God’s Work—Our Hands Sunday was Saturday September 8, 2018.


For this year’s God’s Work, Our Hands event,  TELC volunteers will be helped out at the EquiCenter, in Honeoye Falls on Rush Mendon Road, just south of Mendon Ponds Park. 

EquiCenter’s mission is to foster the personal growth and individual achievement of people with disabilities, at-risk youth, Veterans and their families using a wide range of therapeutic equestrian and related programs. Every year they hold a fundraiser on the ranch called the “Mane” Event. This year’s event will host nearly 200 people on September 29th and they need help preparing their facility by landscaping, cleaning up the barns and possibly work on their organic farm, painting, repairs and light carpentry. 

The equestrian program at EquiCenter is an effective tool for improving muscle stimulation, strength, coordination, flexibility, posture and balance for wounded veteran’s physical injuries. In addition to the physical benefits, therapeutic equestrian activities help with often less visible wounds experienced by veterans, including Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). In the 3-acre EquiCenter garden they grow a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers, which are sold through farmer's markets and local restaurants, used in our culinary arts classes and donated to local food cupboards. For more information, visit

Thanks to all who responded to the need of the community. You are blessed to be a blessing.

Flower City Work Camp


Flower City Work Camp operates on the strength and commitment of the churches and volunteers who give of their time and energy to serve our City and enable teens to also serve God in practical ways. Site,

Sidewalk and Sports Camp Leaders are at the heart of what Work Camp does, as they lead and mentor the 

participating teens and serve as a Godly example to the homes and neighborhoods in which they serve.  

TELC (both youth and adult) have participated in this program for many years.

Little Dresses For Africa /Crafty Disciples


Little Dresses For Africa /Crafty Disciples started working together 5 years ago meeting periodically to sew Little Dresses for Africa through Lutheran World Relief.  In the beginning only 4 or 5 women were involved.  Since the fall of 2017 we have been meeting the 3rd Saturday of every month and as you can see we have expanded in not only the amount of women in attendance and what we are able to accomplish.  The Little Dresses project continues but also we have added the projects of creating bears to be given by Frontier Pioneers to each child upon their admittance to Golisano Children's Hospital and also a group of women who love to quilt have joined us to make quilts, blankets and lap robes to be donated locally to Hospice Homes and Veteran's residences.

Stephen Ministry Team

When you or someone you know is hurting   “Bear one another’s burden . . . And so fulfill the law of Christ, which is love.” Galatians 6:2

Distinctively Christian Caring

Our congregation has been involved in Stephen Ministry since 1998 when three people went to Leadership Training. The first group of Stephen Ministers were commissioned in 1999.  Through these years 30 members have been trained to be Stephen Ministers.

What is Stephen Ministry?

 A one-to-one caring ministry through which one Christian reaches out to another in time of


 A committed group of persons, trained and commissioned, who, through prayer and

service, reach out to live the Gospel message of Jesus to "bear one another's burdens."

 A spiritual and educational system of training and organizing named after St. Stephen, one

of the first deacons in the early Church, who was commissioned by the disciples to care for

the community's needs.

What is a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister is:

 a child of God who walks beside a hurting person

 a caring Christian friend who really listens

 a lay person who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctly Christian


 a trained lay minister who continues to meet twice a month during his/her term of ministry

for the purpose of continuing education and peer supervision. During these sessions he/she

receives support and help through sharing problems and concerns.

 a person who is committed to the rule that "all transactions, all observations or impressions,

and all records made concerning the care receiver are and must remain confidential."

Needs & Opportunities for Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministers care for:

 people currently or recently hospitalized

 individuals and families of those facing serious or terminal illness

 those grieving a death or serious loss

 those suffering from depression or loneliness

 the homebound or institutionalized

 prisoners, ex-offenders, and their families

 those experiencing a job loss or some business or financial crisis

 those with disabilities and their families

 people who are new to the community or those in process of leaving town

Fellowship Ministry

Our mission at Trinity Emmanuel is to serve and create fellowship at all levels, including coffee hours and related functions.

 Five Coffee Hours,

 Lenten Dinner

 Maundy Thursday Luncheon

 Set up and clean up for Church Picnic

 Decorating Church for Christmas and taking down the decorations after Christmas

Emmanuel In Motion

Throughout the year we’ve had work days at which our mechanics gather together to share knowledge, tools and parts.

Since 2005, it’s been 13 years that Emmanuel in Motion has been operating. Over these years we have been able to recondition 357 bicycles to work as good-as-new. These have gone to adults who need a bike for basic transportation as well as to children. That is an average of 27 bikes per year.

This year we reconditioned 6 more bikes, most of which are destined for the folks served by St. Oscar Romero Church. This number has been falling over the past couple of years due to our folks being involved in the disaster-recovery mission trips as well as helping out at St. Oscar’s Church. We do hope to reverse this trend and reinvigorate this ministry in this coming year.

To everyone who has helped over these years we thank you all for your support, for the hands on work you’ve done, for the bikes you’ve donated, and for the funds you’ve contributed. We hope you have found your efforts worthwhile.

Operation Christmas Child

Putting together Christmas boxes for children all over the world is so gratifying for the giver and the receiver. Trinity Emmanuel donated 68 boxes last year to Samaritan's Purse for


We look forward to the same participation this year. God will bless us all. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.



To Provide a recreational program for about 50 developmentally disabled adults from several group homes in our area. 

To continue to bring the word of our Lord to current and future SEEDS participants as well as provide an evening of fun, fellowship and socialization for develop-mentally disabled individuals.