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October 12, 2017


Scripture Readings This Week

Isaiah 25:6–9 (ESV)

On this mountain, the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
And he will swallow up on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
the veil that is spread over all nations.
He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Psalm 23 (ESV)

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD

Philippians 4:4–13 (ESV)

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 22:1–14 (ESV)

And again, Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again, he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.

“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”

A Special Invitation

Dear Child of God, This weekend in worship we will consider the Parable of the Wedding Feast from Matthew 22. In keeping with the parable’s focus, you are invited to come and hear the Good News of My gracious invitation to you and to receive My gift of...

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New Member Class Starting October 22

Sundays, October 22 and November 5, 12, and 19 Shawnee Campus 5-6:15pm If you’ve been thinking about making Trinity your church home, now is the time to find out more about who we are and what it means for us to be a “Community Following Jesus.” Contact...

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Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 29 4:30-6:00pm Mission Campus Free event for the young and young-at-heart! Invite your neighbors and friends to join us! Balloon artist Mission firetruck and police car Family-friendly service project Cookie walk Popcorn buffet Games and goodies Bring...

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Tap Your Toes! The Importance of Movement – Oct. 20

by Dr. Eric P. Justin Friday, October 20, 2pm, Mission Campus Tap your toes! Wiggle your nose! Dance around the room! Please join us at 2pm at Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mission campus for an entertaining and fascinating presentation of the importance of...

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Happy Oktober!

We wish everyone a happy Oktober! The 50+ Senior Group had a lovely time at the Oktoberfest party today!

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Junior Youth Board Game Night

October 15 7:45 to 9:30pm Shawnee Campus Mark your calendars! The Junior Youth will be having a Board Game Night on October 15th from 7:45pm to 9:30pm at the Shawnee Campus (following Shawnee Confirmation). Youth from both campuses are welcome! Feel free to invite...

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Shawnee Campus Saturday Work Day

Saturday, October 21 8am to Noon Join us at the Shawnee campus for some much-needed sprucing up inside and outside of the building. The more people that can help, the merrier!  Please Reply to to let us know if you can help on the...

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What did you say?

One of the helpful discussions that came out of the Family Life Ministry listening sessions was a desire to improve both internal and external communication at Trinity. The Executive Committee is appointing a communications task force that will meet several times...

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FellowShipmates BBQ and Pumpkin Carving

October 26 6:30pm Mission Campus If you are a young adult, age 18-30, whether single, a couple, or married, come and join the FellowShipmates group for an evening of barbeque and pumpkin carving. Bring a side dish to share for the barbeque and a pumpkin...

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All Saints’ Potluck

Sunday, November 5 12:15pm Mission Campus Fellowship Hall Mark your calendars now for the annual All Saints’ Potluck dinner. We will be celebrating many things: We will give a nod to the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 theses Thank many of our...

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Hurricane Disaster Relief Opportunity

We’ve all heard the news and seen the pictures of disaster upon disaster, from Texas to Florida to Puerto Rico. We’ve prayed as a church. We’ve collected relief funds. And now I’m wondering if you would consider joining others at Trinity on a short mission trip to...

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Fellowship Hall Renovations Are Complete!

For many years, there has been a hope and dream to upgrade the Mission campus fellowship hall. In the 2016/2017 fiscal year budget, we committed to a ceiling and lighting upgrade. As we worked toward developing the upgrade project, several members came together to...

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Listening to You

One of the primary responsibilities of Trinity’s Executive Committee is listening to you, the members of our “Community Following Jesus.” This happens in a variety of ways, both through organized events where input is sought as well as informally in personal...

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New Shawnee Campus Worship Leader!

Brandon Draper It is with great joy that we announce the hiring of a new—permanent—worship leader for the Shawnee campus. Brandon Draper has been leading worship at the Shawnee campus on an interim basis for the last eight months, and has been doing an...

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Service Project: Food Basket Assembly – Oct. 29

Come out for all of the fun! 4:30 - 6:00pm (During Trunk or Treat) Mission Campus Foyer From Pastor Ben: Come join my Life Together Group as we host an assembly of food baskets containing staple food items for immigrant and refugee families in need. All...

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Seeking Childcare Provider

The Wednesday morning Ladies’ Bible Class at Shawnee is in need of a childcare provider. This is the perfect position for you if: You’re available 9:15-11:15 am on Wednesday mornings throughout the school year You love playing with kids You would like to...

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The Living Time Capsule – Seeking Ideas

At this year’s All Saints’ dinner, which will be held in the newly renovated Fellowship Hall on November 5 after the 11am service on the Mission campus, we will be placing a new time capsule. This capsule is to be opened on Trinity's 100th birthday in...

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Seeking Childcare Providers

The Shawnee campus is currently seeking applicants for Childcare providers in the nursery on Sunday mornings and for church events through the year. If you love children, are energetic, and have experience meeting the needs of little ones, please share...

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A Man Named Martin Bible Study – Part 3: The Movement

Sundays 9:45am to 10:45am | Room - Pastor Phil’s Office September 24th to October 22nd From Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses in 1517 to the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, God was at work in the Reformation. In A Man Named Martin—Part 3: The Movement, viewers will...

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Volunteer Opportunities

Many hands make light work, and it takes a lot of hands to make Sunday mornings run smoothly. Have you ever considered helping out in one of the many, various roles: Ushers, Greeters, Readers, Communion Servers, Basket Holders, Altar Guild, AV Team, Coffee Prep,...

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Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers Seeks Volunteers

Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers, Inc. is in need of volunteers, including bilingual volunteers, and will be offering a Volunteer Informational Meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017 (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th...

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Bethany Lutheran Seeking Bookkeeper

Now Hiring: Bethany Lutheran Church in Overland Park, Kansas, is interviewing for Church Bookkeeper - Part-Time General Description: The primary responsibility is to handle all the accounting duties for the church, Foundation, Mother’s Day Out (MDO)/...

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Hollis Renewal Center Seeks Artisans

Hollis Renewal Center is still looking for a few talented artisans to exhibit and sell their wares at the 8th Annual Hollis Winter Art Fair, December 2 & 3, 2017. We are particularly interested in jewelry artists, but will consider all mediums. Visit...

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MLM Power of Each One

Metro Lutheran Ministry's Power of Each One fundraising dinner is Saturday, November 4th at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Learn more about how MLM serves those in need while enjoying fellowship with over 700 MLM volunteers, supporters, and friends....

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Luther Movie Event – October 27

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation by attending a showing of the new Martin Luther film at: BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 13145 S. Blackbob Rd. Olathe, KS 66062 Friday, October 27 @ 6:30 PM and Saturday, October 28 @ 2:30 PM This special...

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MLM Christmas Store Volunteers Needed

As we move into the end of the summer, Metro Lutheran Ministry staff and volunteers are busy preparing for the 2017 Christmas Store! With your help, MLM will serve over 850 families at this special event. New this year, registration will take place at MLM...

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Bountiful Blessings Gift & Craft Festival – Nov. 18

Gift and Craft Fair 9am-3pm The Craft Fair is sponsored by the 8th Grade classes from Christ Lutheran School and Bethany Lutheran School, with proceeds going to their class trips. It is held at Bethany Lutheran Church and School, 9101 Lamar Avenue,...

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Seminar for Families of Prodigals – POSTPONED

This event has been postponed due to a family situation with the presenter. When: Saturday, October 14, 2017: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (presentation with light continental breakfast and working lunch) Where: Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 4153 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS...

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