“Like an oak I spread out my branches, magnificent and graceful. Like a grapevine I put out lovely shoots; my blossoms give way to rich and glorious fruit.”  

Sirach 24:16-17

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Build Up, Branch Out is a two-year generosity initiative to ensure that Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools and the surrounding community will flourish both now and into the future.


We have set high goals to fund delayed and much-needed roof and building repairs, and grow the Mission Budget Funding to foster a sustainable future of lived generosity for TLCS as a partner in the Lynnwood community—and beyond! God’s vision and the needs around us are worth aspiring to, and God will use each one of us to do what God is calling us to do, as together we deepen our generosity.

Kick-Off Sunday
October 2, 2022

Commitment Sunday
October 30, 2022

Roof & Building Repairs

2 Years of Mission Budget Funding

One
Giving Initiative

How Will You Respond?

1. Pray

that God will multiply our efforts to live out our generosity such that we meet our goal for roof and building repairs and expanded Mission Budget Funding.

2. Commit

to taking steps forward in your generosity and contributing to the goal of 100% prayerful engagement in the Build Up, Branch Out initiative.

3. Grow

by participating in the Build Up, Branch Out worship series—October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30—and setting aside time each day to follow the daily devotions found in the main brochure.

4. Give

in a way that changes you. Every person who calls TLCS home is asked to prayerfully make a two year commitment to this initiative and fill out a commitment card between now and October 30.

Primary Goal

100% Prayerful Engagement

Everyone who considers TLCS their church home is asked to engage with this initiative by joining together to pray, commit, grow, and give generously.

Secondary Goal

$4.2 Million

  • Roof & Building Repairs = $1.7 Million

  • Mission Budget Funding (2 Years) = $2.5 Million

 

Mission Budget Funding is Trinity’s ‘General Fund,’ and the goal represents a modest increase in projected giving for both 2023 & 2024, which will allow us to invest more in ministries that touch the heart of God and impact the community. 

Benevolence Increase

Trinity currently sends 6% of its annual income to the Northwest Washington Synod as Mission Support. The ELCA recommends that congregations ‘tithe’ or give 10% away as benevolence. Over the next two years, as part of this initiative, council and leadership propose to increase that Synod Mission Support by 1% each year, and provide an additional  1% in 2023 and 2% in 2024 to support one or more local organizations. By fostering a culture of sustainable generosity at Trinity, we’ll be able to reach that goal of 10% benevolent giving, embodying God’s calling to live generously.

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.


Colossians 2:6-7

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How to Fill Out Your Commitment Card

Sunday Worship Series

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Remember

Lamentations 3:19-26

Luke 17:5-10