Trinity eNews


June 22, 2017


Scripture Readings This Week

Jeremiah 20:7-13 (ESV)

O Lord, you have deceived me,
and I was deceived;
you are stronger than I,
and you have prevailed.
I have become a laughingstock all the day;
everyone mocks me.
For whenever I speak, I cry out,
I shout, “Violence and destruction!”
For the word of the Lord has become for me
a reproach and derision all day long.
If I say, “I will not mention him,
or speak any more in his name,”
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
shut up in my bones,
and I am weary with holding it in,
and I cannot.
For I hear many whispering.
Terror is on every side!
“Denounce him! Let us denounce him!”
say all my close friends,
watching for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we can overcome him
and take our revenge on him.”
But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior;
therefore my persecutors will stumble;
they will not overcome me.
They will be greatly shamed,
for they will not succeed.
Their eternal dishonor
will never be forgotten.
O Lord of hosts, who tests the righteous,
who sees the heart and the mind,
let me see your vengeance upon them,
for to you have I committed my cause.
Sing to the Lord;
praise the Lord!
For he has delivered the life of the needy
from the hand of evildoers.

Psalm 91:1–16 (ESV)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge—
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

Romans 6:12–23 (ESV)

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 10:5a, 21–33 (ESV)

These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them,

Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.

“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

Congregational Assembly

June 25, 1pm Shawnee Campus The annual congregational assembly meeting will take place on June 25 at 1pm at the Shawnee Campus. All members are invited to participate. Childcare will be provided.   Agenda Election of Executive Committee members President: Cheri...

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Great American Giveaway – July 29

Save the date! We will be holding the third annual Great American Giveaway on Saturday, July 29. The Giveaway all takes place in one whirlwind day.  We will need plenty of volunteers as well as your used items to give away, 13-gallon trash bags, and snacks for...

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Shoes and Sweaters Needed for Guatemala Mission Trip

A nine-person team from Trinity is returning to Guatemala in July to continue mission work. This year we plan on completing two homes. We ask for the support of the Trinity congregation in collecting the following items for donation to the Guatemalan women and...

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Vicar Ben’s Ordination and Installation

July 8, 5:30pm Mission Campus We have received word from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis that Vicar Ben has completed the necessary requirements for him to accept Trinity’s Call to be Specific Ministry Pastor. He has joyfully accepted the Call, and will be ordained...

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Vacation Bible School

June 19-23 9-11:30am July 10-14 9-11:30am Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they are lovingly crafted by God. At Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids discover they were created by God and built for a purpose. Maker Fun Factory is filled...

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Kids’ Café Free Lunch

July 10-14 11:45—12:30 Mission Campus We will serve free lunch through the Kids’ Café lunch program for ANY child ages 1 – 18 from July 10-14. You do not need to attend VBS to participate in the lunch program and no registration is required.  ...

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Mission Kids’ Kamp

July 10 – 13 Mission Campus Grades 1 – 5 Mission Kids’ Kamp is our afternoon camp available for first – fifth grade youth. Each day we will enter into a new adventure at camp. Activities may include games day, bingo and singing at Bickford Senior Living, a pool party,...

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Summertime Hymn Sing – June 25

Sunday, June 25, 8:30 and 11:00 am services Mission Campus We will begin our worship together with a Summertime Hymn Sing! 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...

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Mission Mailboxes Receive an Update

Hey Mission campus attenders, have you checked your mailbox lately? You might be in for a surprise! No longer will you sneeze in a cloud of dust when you pull a letter out of your slot! No longer will you wonder why someone else's name is in a bigger font size than...

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Retirement Workshop Resources

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our...

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...

A New Deacon at Trinity: Tim Reaman

Tim Reaman, a credentialed Deacon, and his wife Pat recently became members of Trinity. Tim completed the Kansas District lay training program in 2001. He has previously served as a Deacon at Redeemer in Olathe and most recently at Bethany in Overland Park and...

Trinity Preschool: The Survey Says…

If we do not know where we are going, how do we know if we get there? Chances are you have belonged to an organization with a mission statement. And chances are you cannot remember what that mission was. You may have a vague idea of the organization’s purpose or...

OneFund Pledges: It is not too late!

Not in worship last week, or have not handed in your pledge card? It is not too late to turn in pledge cards. Total pledge information is one of the tools we use to evaluate our future giving contributions. As such, the more households that provide pledge information,...

Blessings Abound Seeks Cashiers, Assistants

Blessings Abound Thrift Store is currently seeking cashiers or cashier assistants to help bag merchandise. Shifts are available on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm, breaks included. Be part of a...

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Pantry Collection

As summer is now upon us, the need for food at Metro Lutheran Ministry and St. Luke's food pantry increases. Needy children are home for the summer and are not receiving school lunches. As you are out grocery shopping, please consider picking up a few extra things to...

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Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers Needs Volunteers

Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers, Inc. is in need of volunteers, including bilingual volunteers, and will be offering a Volunteer Informational Meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 7-9pm. The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th Street, Shawnee, KS. For more...

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