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May 25, 2017


Scripture Readings This Week

Acts 1:1-11 (ESV)

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold,two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

Psalm 47 (ESV)

Clap your hands, all peoples!

Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,

a great king over all the earth.

He subdued peoples under us,

and nations under our feet.

He chose our heritage for us,

the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

God has gone up with a shout,

the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing praises with a psalm!

God reigns over the nations;

God sits on his holy throne.

The princes of the peoples gather

as the people of the God of Abraham.

For the shields of the earth belong to God;

he is highly exalted!

Ephesians 1:15-23 (ESV)

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Luke 24:44-53 (ESV)

Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.

CONNECT Potluck Brunch – June 4

Join us for an intergenerational Summer Sunday morning event which will take the place of Sunday School. ALL ages are invited to attend. We will begin Sunday June 4, 2017, at both Shawnee and Mission campuses from 9:45 – 10:45. This is a POTLUCK Breakfast brunch....

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Call Committee Update

Good news! For the past year, Trinity has been in the process of finding and calling someone to become a new Family Life Ministry Coordinator (both campuses) and Worship Leader (Shawnee campus). The previous two rounds of the process ended without finding anyone we...

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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,...

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Mission Mini Grant Applications Due May 31

For the fourth year the Missions Committee is sponsoring a Mini Grant Program to fund a limited number of service or ministries projects or 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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Quilters Request Blankets and Sheets

Are you doing spring cleaning or extra sorting now that the weather has warmed up? The Quilters group at the Mission campus can always use sheets and blankets as backing and filling for the quilts they assemble. These quilts are sent around the world to areas of...

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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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Geraniums for Pentecost – June 4

Mission Campus Geranium Orders Being Taken Now As is Trinity’s tradition, we will again be ordering geraniums to celebrate Pentecost at the Mission campus on June 4. The geraniums will then be planted to beautify the Mission campus entryway. To purchase a geranium for...

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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...

RADiCAL Divorce Recovery Group

Regardless of where you are on the divorce journey, this life-changing group helps you take stock of where you are and gives you the tools to get where you want to be. You will find connections, support, and practical strategies for healing, finding your new vision...

You are Invited to an Altar Guild Coffee and Meeting

Saturday, June 3, 9:30am, Mission Campus An Altar Guild coffee and meeting will be held Saturday, June 3, at 9:30am in the Mission campus lounge. Interested in learning more about Altar Guild? Thinking about whether this might be an area where you would like to serve?...

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.  ...

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,...

Vacation Bible School

June 19-23 July 10-14 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 with incredible...

Mission Campus: Fellowship Hall Renovation Update

Demolition of the stage occurred on April 22. Nearly 20 members came together and within 4 hours had the stage removed and debris cleaned up. We have a few items to take care of in this space, sealing the floor and removing some electrical, before we can begin using...

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...

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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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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Flag Day Celebration – June 14

Flag Day Celebration Everyone is invited to Kansas City's Flag Day Celebration on June 14. Enjoy and evening of free food and fun at Lakeview Village, 9100 Park Street, Lenexa, KS. Festivities will happen 5:30-7:30pm. You may retire any flags you bring. Other...

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Lutheran Laymen’s League Zone 3 Spring Rally – May 21

First Lutheran Church, located at 401 E. Piankishaw in Paola, will serve as the host for the Lutheran Laymen's League Zone 3 Spring Rally the evening of Sunday, May 21. Registration begins at 5:30pm with a meal provided by First Lutheran's LWML and festivities begin...

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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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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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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 tastings, good food and music, but we are adding an art fair, a food truck, more music, and...

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