Trinity eNews


August 17, 2017


Scripture Readings This Week

Isaiah 56:1, 6–8 (ESV)

Thus says the Lord:

“Keep justice, and do righteousness,

for soon my salvation will come,

and my righteousness be revealed.


“And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,

to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,

and to be his servants,

everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it,

and holds fast my covenant—

these I will bring to my holy mountain,

and make them joyful in my house of prayer;

their burnt offerings and their sacrifices

will be accepted on my altar;

for my house shall be called a house of prayer

for all peoples.”

The Lord God,

who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,

“I will gather yet others to him

besides those already gathered.”

Psalm 67 (ESV)

May God be gracious to us and bless us

and make his face to shine upon us,

that your way may be known on earth,

your saving power among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,

for you judge the peoples with equity

and guide the nations upon earth.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

The earth has yielded its increase;

God, our God, shall bless us.

God shall bless us;

let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Romans 11:1-2a, 13-15, 28-32 (ESV)

I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.

Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?

As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

Matthew 15:21–28 (ESV)

And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

Fall Bible Study Lineup

A Community Following Jesus: Bible Studies By Pastor Ben Vineyard As a “Community Following Jesus” we cherish opportunities to get together with one another to encourage each other in the walk of faith. Below, you’ll find several opportunities for such gatherings....

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Missions Committee Mini Grants

The Missions Committee was established to advise the senior pastor regarding the allocation of budgeted dollars in the category of “Support for Others” in the annual OneFund budget. This year those dollars amount to 7.1% of offering receipts. The ultimate goal is to...

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Life Together Groups

As a “Community Following Jesus” we intend to share in this journey of faith together. One way to do so is through Life Together Groups. These are opportunities to gather with others to grow in firsthand spirituality: studying and applying the Scriptures ourselves,...

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Sunday School Kickoff

August 20,  9:45am Mission Campus September 10, 9:45am Shawnee campus Welcome to the start of another great year of Sunday School! We hope this information will give you a glimpse into what is happening in the life of our children at Trinity. We are excited about this...

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Join FellowShipmates Young Adult Group!

Mission Campus Heritage Room Every-other Thursday evening We enjoy hanging out and good conversation. We meet every other week at Trinity's Mission campus for Bible study and friendship. We also strive to have at least one social/community service event per month and...

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Blessing of the Backpacks

August 20, 8:30 and 11am Worship Services, both Campuses Get your child's school year off to a great start by helping to keep God on their minds during school. Have your child bring his or her backpack to the 8:30 or 11am worship services on Sunday August 20 for a...

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Confirmation Orientation – September 10

Orientation September 10, 10:45am Classes Begin September 17, 9:45am Orientation September 10, 6:30pm Classes Begin September 17, 6:30pm Greetings, parents and Confirmation students! Confirmation is a time for students to study, learn, and grow in their faith (and...

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Call Committee Update

The Call Committee for the Family Life Ministry Coordinator/ Shawnee Praise Team Leader has heard back from the one candidate still being considered. Due to life circumstances (she is getting married this fall), she is not in a position to consider a Call at this...

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Trinity Choir Resumes Rehearsal Schedule

New Members Welcome! Wednesday, September 20, at 7pm The Trinity Choir will resume rehearsals starting Wednesday, September 20, at 7pm in the sanctuary. The choir sings for the 8:30 and 11am Sunday worship services at the Mission campus. Rehearsals are Wednesdays,...

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Fellowship Hall Renovation Update – August 16

The renovation continues! We are now in the dry-wall phase. These photos depict the storage enclosure as well as the in-fill in the wall in the Kitchen Annex and the enclosed transition between the annex and the Fellowship Hall.

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New Member Class

Pastor Mark is organizing a new member class at the Mission campus. The class will begin in late August or early September. If interested, please contact him at

50+ Fall Season Kicks Off with Meet and Greet – September 13

10:15am, Wednesday, September 13 Mission Faith Factory  (turn right from the elevator on the lower level) Join the 50+ Bible study group as they kick off the fall season in style. All members and guests of the "golden age" are invited for a meet and greet at 10:15am...

CONNECT Summer Sunday School – August 20, 27

A Summer to Serve is an intergenerational event for children, youth, families and all congregation members on Sunday mornings at Trinity from 9:45 – 10:45am at both our Mission and Shawnee campuses. A Summer to Serve has completed the season at the Mission campus but...

The Spiritual: America’s First Art Form – Sept. 16-17

Featuring Reginald Mobley, Countertenor From the hills of Appalachia, to the small African-American churches of the Deep South, the American Spiritual is, today, America’s first home-grown musical art form. From the plaintive sounds of Amazing Grace to the unbridled...

Lutherans for Life Presentation – August 29

Lutherans for Life executive director Rev. Michael Salemink will be speaking at Hope Lutheran Church, 6308 Quivira Road, Shawnee, on Tuesday, August 29 at 7:15pm. The mission statement for Lutherans for Life is “to equip Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for...

Two Volunteer Opportunities

Here are two opportunities to serve at Trinity. Interested? Contact Pastor Mark for more information. 1 Be a funeral helper. Be available before and during funerals held at the Mission campus to offer assistance as needed at the pastor’s or funeral...

Me, a Pastor?

Have you ever thought about becoming a pastor? The Rev. Scott Holder from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will be in the Kansas City area on Wednesday, September 13, and would love to connect with you. Call or text him at 314-502-1479.

Intentional Personal Ministry

Saturday, August 19, 9am-noon Mission Campus What is a personal ministry and, more importantly, what is your personal ministry? Most people, if asked if they are loving and caring, would most likely characterize themselves as being so. But how does that...

Sunday School Registration

It’s that time of year to register your children for Sunday School. Just fill out the simple online form. One per child, please. We are registering children age 2 through high school.

Authentic: Shawnee Men’s Bible Study

Wednesdays, September 6 - October 18 Shawnee Campus Conference Room The Shawnee Men’s Group invites all men to join in experiencing the powerful 7-session program titled “Authentic” from September 6 to October 18. Produced by pastor and author James MacDonald, this...

LCMS-U at K-State

Are you a student heading off to K-State? Check out LCMS-U when you get there! LCMS-U is the campus ministry of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, offering faith, fun, and fellowship. They exist to “Share the GOOD NEWS of CHRIST through the SUPPORT and ENCOURAGEMENT of...

Time to Order your Lutheran Witness!

How do we as Lutheran Christians respond to the world around us? How do we share a biblical perspective on current issues? How can we be better beacons of God’s light and care for those around us? The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod offers an excellent resource that...

Mission Campus Parking Repairs – New Dates

Part of our 2017-2018 budget are repairs to the Mission campus parking lot. These repairs include replacing the concrete curb and asphalt at the two western entrances from Woodson Road as well as seal-coating and re-striping. The entrance repairs will likely occur the...

Sunday School Mentoring at Mission Campus

All children from second to fifth grade are assigned a youth or adult mentor. This is crucial to forming relationships at Trinity. Each mentor volunteers his or her time to make connections with each child. It is important that children are here by 9:35am so that they...

Coming in September – Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University This changes EVERYTHING! Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God's ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University! The average turnaround (money saved plus debt paid) is $8,000 in just the first three...

LWR Coffee and Tea Sale – August 13

Lutheran World Relief coffee and tea sale will be held between worship services at the Mission Campus on Sunday, August 13. Be sure to stop by the table to select from the wide variety of flavors available. Selected items are available for purchase in the gift shop...

Facility Setup Changes at the Mission Campus

With Jay Williams’ departure, facility room setups at the Mission campus will now be handled by Nissen Services. We are working toward having as smooth a transition as possible. With everyone’s help and an added measure of patience, we are confident that facility...

Summertime Hymn Sing – August 20

Sunday, July 16, 8:30 and 11:00 am services Mission Campus We will continue our tradition of Summertime Hymn Sings! This is a great opportunity to sing your favorite hymns of the faith. Our Music and Arts Director, Ben A. Spalding, will lead this inspiring hymn sing...

Rev. Dr. Roger Dallman Retires

Former member of Trinity, Rev. Dr. Roger Dallman, is celebrating 41 years in the ministry and retiring at a celebration at All Saints Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Washington. All Saints is celebrating on Sunday, August 27, with a celebration service, luncheon,...

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500th Anniversary Festival at Bethlehem-Raymore

Do you know someone who doesn't know Jesus or who doesn't know much about the Lutheran faith? Please consider coming yourself and bringing them along with you on Saturday, September 30! In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Bethlehem...

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Fall Farm to Fork Dinner Party – September 30

Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 7 PM Hollis Lodge, Hollis Renewal Center Come dine with us! Enjoy an amazing meal with great company and Hollis hospitality. Our Fall 2017 Farm to Fork Dinner will be a celebration of the bounty of the fall harvest. Our...

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Blessings Abound Golf Benefit – August 28

Monday, August 28, 2017 | 8 AM Tee Time The Golf Club at Falcon Lakes, Basehor, Kansas This annual golf tourney is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Winners from 3 flights will be awarded prizes at awards ceremony immediately following lunch....

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Solar Eclipse Watch Party – August 21

Monday, August 21, 2017 |  11am-1pm Hollis Renewal Center 14114 Kansas Ave. Kansas City, KS 66111 Join us at Hollis to watch the total eclipse of the sun! Don a pair of special CE & ISO certified shades and walk the labyrinth during the event. Lunch provided for a...

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Guatemala Mission 2017

It was good to see Heydi again. We as a church helped her out a few years ago. It was good to see her precious girls who came running to us for hugs and holding hands. She cried when we talked, sharing benedictions with one another. I wished then and there my boys...

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Powerful Giving with Your Smartphone

Apps make life easier. With Give+ you can use your smartphone to give anytime, anywhere! Download the FREE app on your Apple or Android phone. Search your phone’s app store for “Give+,” register one time, and future giving is quick and easy. Log in or donate as a...

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