Trinity eNews


March 22, 2018


Scripture Readings This Week

Zechariah 9:9–12 (ESV)

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and he shall speak peace to the nations;
his rule shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Psalm 31:9–16 (ESV)

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress;
my eye is wasted from grief;
my soul and my body also.
For my life is spent with sorrow,
and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
and my bones waste away.

Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,
especially to my neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street flee from me.
I have been forgotten like one who is dead;
I have become like a broken vessel.
For I hear the whispering of many—
terror on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.

But I trust in you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hand;
rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
Make your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love!

Philippians 2:5–11 (ESV)

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Mark 11:1–11 (ESV)

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”

And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Join Us for Holy Week!

Service Schedule The heart of the Christian faith is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The events we commemorate during Holy Week are the central pieces of our faith and the most significant week of the year for Christian worship. To fully...

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Shawnee Campus Vision Sharing

At the beginning of last summer, the Executive Committee appointed a team of committed members and leaders to pray, think, and further develop a vision for the Shawnee campus. Members of the team are: Rex Garrelts, Erin Hoestje, Al von der Linden, Mike...

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Fourth Annual Trinity Family Garage Sale

Donate: April 15, 2-6pm | Shop: April 19-21 | Volunteer: April 16-21 It all starts Sunday! Join us at 1pm on Sunday, April 15, at the Shawnee campus to ready our church for the Fourth Annual Trinity Family Garage Sale.  Come to church dressed ready to work…we only...

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March Madness Youth Fundraiser

Trinity High School Youth are holding a special fundraiser in March. Trinity has 25 youth going to Lutheran Valley Retreat (LVR) this year the week of June 10-16. The funds raised will help youth attending LVR as well as plans for a future mission trip....

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Shawnee Playlist – March 25

Worship is meant to be participatory: God acts, we respond. God comes to us with his mercy and grace; we respond with thanks and praise. One of the many ways we do that is through music. The majority of the music in our services is meant to be sung by the...

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Maundy Thursday Seder Meal Worship at Shawnee Campus

March 29 Seder Meal Worship at 6pm, Shawnee Campus Join us for a special Seder meal, as we celebrate the Passover the way Jesus and His disciples would have celebrated it. We will also see how Jesus changed this traditional meal, bringing it to fulfillment...

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Youth Easter Breakfast

April 1 9 - 11am, Mission Campus Fellowship Hall 9:30 - 11am, Shawnee Campus Lower Level The youth will be serving Easter breakfast at both campuses again this year. This breakfast is a fundraiser that enables youth to participate in retreat experiences...

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Knitting and Crocheting Fellowship

March 24, 9am Mission Campus Heritage Room Barb Estes and Cheryl Palmer will be hosting a knit and crochet fellowship gathering. Bring a project and join us for fun and fellowship. If you want to learn to knit or crochet, bring yourself. We will supply...

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Trinity Ladies’ Luncheon

Sunday, April 22, noon Mission Campus Fellowship Hall $10 | All ladies are invited! Guest speaker: Tim Reaman All ladies of the congregation are invited to our annual Ladies’ Luncheon. This year we look forward to listening to Deacon Tim Reaman speak about...

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New Bible Study Topic

Lounge Class Taught by Wayne and Nancy Meyer Begins March 25 Mission Campus Join us on March 25 as we delve into a new topic for the 9:45am Bible study in the Mission lounge. We will be studying Surprised by Hope: Exploring Heaven, the Resurrection, and...

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New Sunday Morning Parent Class

April 8, 9:45am Shawnee Campus We will offer a new class for parents at the Shawnee campus beginning Sunday, April 8, from 9:45 – 10:45am in the conference room upstairs. Our first study will be Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your...

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Easter Lilies—Shawnee Campus

Shawnee Campus Freewill donation See bucket in Foyer Help decorate the altar at Shawnee for Easter! We are collecting donations to purchase lilies for Easter. You may leave your contribution in the bucket marked “Easter Lilies” on the table in the back of...

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Columbarium Update

If anyone has ventured west in the educational wing hallway, you’ve noticed changes taking place in the prayer chapel. That’s because renovation is in full swing in preparation for delivery of the columbarium units, which is scheduled for March 27th. The...

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New and EGGciting Easter Egg Hunt!

Easter Sunday, April 1 Both Campuses Trinity will host our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday morning with some new and Eggciting elements. The Easter Egg hunt will take place from 9:15 – 10:15am at both the Mission and Shawnee campuses. This is an...

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Call Committee Update

At the end of February, we learned that the Call we extended to a DCE was declined. We are all disappointed, and yet, we still trust that this is the Lord’s church, not ours, and that he is still leading and guiding us through this process. This past week,...

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Bowling with Fellow Shipmates – April 5

April 5, 7pm Main Event in Olathe The young adult Fellow Shipmates Bible study group is going bowling! They are always looking for new members to join them. The group is designed for young adults ages 18-30: singles, couples and married adults. If you are interested,...

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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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Shoes and Sweaters Needed for Guatemala Mission Trip

Trinity friends, as you look through your closets, gather up your older sweaters and shoes and let us give them to people who would love them. We take sweaters and shoes each year to Chuchipaca, Guatemala, and they are appreciated very much. Women’s shoes...

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Guatemala 2018!

We’re making another venture to the people of Panajachel and Chuchipaca, Guatemala, this summer, July 15 - 21. We’d be happy to have you come along! Many have shown interest. Write Pastor Ben if you want to learn a bit more ( The...

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Early VBS Request

Trinity’s vacation Bible school is in need of cans for the VBS program this summer. About 20 cans are needed in the large bulk size , size #10. Size #10 cans hold 3 quarts. Please make sure the cans are empty, clean, and free of sharp edges.  Thank you so...

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Growing as Disciples

By Pastor Mark Schulz At Trinity we are committed to growing as disciples as we listen to Jesus and seek to live like Him. Last year we introduced Life Measures as a tool to help us reflect on our spiritual growth by identifying strengths in our lives as...

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Preschool Enrollment

Preschool Open House Tours Enrollment Packets Children’s Activities Refreshments We hope to see you at this come-and-go event!   Friday, January 26 This enrollment is now complete. Friday, February 2 Online at 8am Friday, February 2 Online at...

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Hollis Farm to Fork Dinner – April 7

Only Farm to Fork of 2018! Our only Farm to Fork Dinner of 2018 will be a celebration of the friendships cultivated by volunteering. Dinner will once again be prepared by Bread & Butter Catering, the catering arm of Bread & Butter Concepts, the renown...

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St. Luke’s Hospital Needs Volunteers

St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City is looking for volunteers. Do you enjoy: Meeting new people? Working with the public? Being part of a team? Helping visitors find their way? Be a volunteer at one of our Information Desks, visit patients, escort people to...

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Advice & Aid News

Seeking Volunteers Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers, Inc. is in need of volunteers, including bilingual volunteers, and will be offering a Volunteer Informational Meeting on Monday, March 26, 7-9pm. The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th Street,...

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Lutheran High School Home Tour Concert

Thursday, March 22, 7pm 12411 Wornall, Kansas City, MO The Concert Choir, Concert Band and Resounding Joy Handbell Ensemble will be giving their home tour concert at Lutheran High School on Thursday, March 22, at 7pm. The theme of the tour is "I AM has...

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