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April 20, 2017

 

Scripture Readings This Week

Acts 5:29-42 (ESV)

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while. And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men. For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing. After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered. So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice, and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.

Psalm 148 (ESV)

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord!
For he commanded and they were created.
And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!
Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
Beasts and all livestock,
creeping things and flying birds!
Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the Lord!

1 Peter 1:3–9 (ESV)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

John 20:19-31 (ESV)

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Support Your Favorite Mission Project or Program

  The Missions Committee is, for the fourth year, sponsoring a Mini Grant Program to fund a limited number of service/ministries projects/programs, each with a maximum amount of $2,500, from the 2016-17 budget. Last year, the 2016 Mini Grants assisted: local...

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Confirmed in Christ

Thirteen of our young adults will be confirmed in their Christian faith this year. The Rite of Confirmation will take place on Sunday, April 30, at the 8:30am service at Trinity’s Shawnee campus, and at the 11am service at the Mission campus. These young people have...

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New Member Classes

Trinity is called to be “A Community Following Jesus.” Are you ready to take the next step in your journey of following Jesus by joining with us in this community? Please come to our next new member class, where we will talk about faith, discipleship, and what it...

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Third Annual Trinity Family Garage Sale

Donate: April 23, 2-6pm | Shop: April 27-29 | Volunteer: April 22-29 It all starts Sunday! Join us after the 11 o’clock service on April 23rd at the Shawnee campus to ready our church for the 3rd Annual Trinity Family Garage Sale.  Come to church dressed ready to...

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Scooter Needed

I am having foot surgery on May 5 and will need a knee walker/scooter to use for 6 weeks. Please contact me at 913-269-6188 if you have one I could borrow or buy. Thank you! Karla Dautenhahn.

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Call for Nominations—Executive Committee

Nomination forms for the Executive Committee are now available online and at both campuses. Positions up for election are: President, Secretary, and one Member-at-large. While the incumbents for these positions have agreed to serve again, additional nominations will...

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A Columbarium Project

During the January congregational meeting, Pastor Mark mentioned that there was interest among some members that Trinity look at the feasibility of installing a columbarium. For those who have a question as to what a columbarium is, it’s simply a place for cremains to...

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Confirmation Gifts

Please check out Trinity's Book and Gift shop at the Mission campus for your confirmation needs. We have a lovely assortment of Confirmation gifts for that special confirmand in your life. We are open on Sunday mornings, but if you are at church during the week and...

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Ruth Flentgen Memorial Garden

The beautiful tulips you see in front of the marquee sign and cross at the Mission campus are the Ruth Flentgen Memorial Garden. Later this spring. What better way to remember Ruth than a remembrance through the Trinity Foundation. These flowers at the base of the...

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Retirement Workshop – May 6

Saturday, May 6, 9am-noon Mission Campus On Saturday, May 6, Trinity Lutheran Church is offering a workshop for newly retired people and those are looking forward to retirement in the next few years. The time leading up to retirement and the first few years of...

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Ladies Spring Luncheon – May 7

Calling all ladies of Trinity! Mark your calendars for the Spring Ladies Luncheon on May 7 at 12:30pm.  Join us for a catered lunch with a presentation by Chyleen Pauesick. There will also be a musical interlude by Kenda Arendt. Sign up starts March 25 at the Welcome...

VBS Registration Now Open!

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Life Line Screening – June 15

Thursday, June 15 Mission Campus Fellowship Hall Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Mission Campus. Ultrasound screenings to identify risk factors for...

Prayer Team Members Wanted

"And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15 (ESV) For years Trinity has...

Call Committee Nominations Requested

For the last two months, our Call Committee has been in frequent contact with a variety of representatives from our Concordia University system, trying to determine if one of the nine schools might have an intern or a recent graduate who could possibly be the right...

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Bach Cantata BWV 79 at Immanuel – May 7

Bach Cantata BWV 79: Gott Der Herr ist Sonn und Schild in the setting of evening worship, Sunday May 7 at 7:30 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Roadd, KCMO 64111 Bach composed this cantata in Leipzig for Reformation day 1725, and it is presented now as...

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Walk for Life – June 3

Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers will host the 13th annual Walk for Life on Saturday, June 3, at 8:30am, in the parking lot of our Overland Park Office located at 10901 Granada Lane (I-435 &Roe). Come join and participate in the 2017 Walk for Life and raise...

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Lutheran Laymen’s League Golf Tournament – May 6

The 45th Annual Lutheran Laymen's League Kansas District Golf Tournament will be held May 6 at Village Greens Golf Course in Meriden, Kansas. Lunch and registration begin at noon with tee-off at 1:30pm. Youth and adults are invited to attend. Please fill out an entry...

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Hope Seeks Preschool Teachers

Hope Lutheran School in Shawnee is seeking preschool teachers who will: Create a fun, energetic environment that encourages student growth and fosters a love of God, each other, and learning. Work collaboratively with colleagues in maintaining academic excellence in a...

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MLM Summer Breakout – June 7

  Get Ready for Summer Breakout 2017! Enjoy an evening of delicious food trucks, live music, shopping, and more at MLM’s second annual Summer Breakout on Wednesday, June 7, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church 7851 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213. All proceeds...

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Arts and Crafts Vendors Wanted for Hollis – June 3

Arts and Craft Vendors Wanted Exhibit at HOLLIS FEST | June 3 2017 Apply today to exhibit your handcrafted items at our first ever Hollis Fest 2017. Cost to exhibit is $30, or $25 for Bonner Springs Arts Alliance Members. Call or email us with questions: 913-441-0451...

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Blessings Abound Requests Moving Volunteers

Blessings Abound Floor Plan Moves, Phase II New Date - Saturday, May 6 Our recent store floor reconfiguration was such a huge success that we are planning additional improvements and need your help! On Saturday, May 6 from 8am to 10 am we need many able-bodied...

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Hollis Fest – June 3

Hold on to your hats! We are re-vamping our Taste of Hollis event and introducing HOLLIS FEST. This one day event will include what you love most about a Taste of Hollis...wine tastings, good food and music, but we are adding an art fair, a food truck, more music, and...

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