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November 20
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This Week

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 (ESV)

 

11 “For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.

20 “Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21 Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, 22 I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the Lord; I have spoken.

Psalm 95:1-7a (ESV)

 

1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3 For the Lord is a great God,
    and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;
    the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.

6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
7 For he is our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    and the sheep of his hand.

1 Corinthians 15:20-28 (ESV)

 

20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 28 When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.

Matthew 25:31-46 (ESV)

 

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Sunday Worship – November 22

Sunday Worship – November 22

This weekend we celebrate the Festival of Christ the King, which marks the end of the Christian church year. Rejoice that Christ is your King both now and forever!Mission Campus Worship Video worship is available immediately.Shawnee Campus Worship Video worship is...

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Devotions for the Season of Advent 2020

Devotions for the Season of Advent 2020

The season of Advent is itself a gift and we encourage you to take the time to receive it. Prepare your hearts for the Christ who is, who was, who will come again—notice him. Somehow, this time of year lends itself well to such seeing, and we hope these devotional tools and study opportunities help you in the journey.

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Christmas Eve Worship Survey

Christmas Eve Worship Survey

In order to provide a safe in-person worship environment for Christmas Eve, we will be limiting the total attendance at each service. This allows us to maintain appropriate social distancing. We need your input! We are providing a survey form with the link below to...

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Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Over the past few years, Thanksgiving Eve at the Shawnee campus has consisted of "Pie and Praise"--eating pie together and sharing stories of thankfulness.Due to the pandemic, this format is not possible this year, and will not take place. Please join us at the...

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Thanksgiving Eve Praise Reports

Thanksgiving Eve Praise Reports

We will gather to give thanks to God on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25, at 7pm at the Mission campus (only). As a part of the service, we will invite you to share "praise reports" outlining specific things for which you are thankful.

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Children’s Christmas Worship CHANGE: Video Only

Children’s Christmas Worship CHANGE: Video Only

Dear Parents, As you are aware, there have been some changes in the number of cases and quarantines due to COVID. Volunteers and families have been affected by this as well. After discussion, we have decided that it would be best to do a VIDEO ONLY Children’s...

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A Free Christmas Gift from Trinity!

A Free Christmas Gift from Trinity!

Trinity has a gift for you, free for the taking! A gift that will continue to provide benefits for years to come. What is this gift you ask? It is the gift of financial security for you and your family. The Ramsey+ program is available free to Trinity members and...

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Thanksgiving Meal Baskets

Thanksgiving Meal Baskets

Volunteers Needed! The Mission Family Adoption Committee is filling Thanksgiving Meal Baskets on Monday, November 23, 8–10am at the Sylvester Powell Community Center. We are looking for 15-20 volunteers to help fill Thanksgiving Meal Baskets for families and those in...

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Poinsettias for Christmas

Poinsettias for Christmas

Poinsettia orders are now being taken to beautify the church for Christmas. If you are interested in helping to beautify the sanctuary with this meaningful flower, please see the signup on the easel in the foyer. This year you may also order online with the link below. Orders are due by December 13. Poinsettias will be donated to home-bound members after Christmas.

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Adventures in Advent Bible Study

Adventures in Advent Bible Study

Sundays, November 29, December 6, 13, and 20
9:45 a.m. Online
Led by Pastor Tom Van Duzer

This class will look at themes around Advent including prophecies of Jesus birth and scriptures accounts of the event. Pastor Tom’s Bible studies include class participation and sharing.

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Altar Flowers – November 22

Altar Flowers – November 22

The altar flowers for November 22 at the Mission campus are donated by George and Janet Vetter in celebration of Janet's birthday; and by Pastor Mark and Nancy Schulz in celebration of their 37th wedding anniversary.

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Coffee for Christmas?

Coffee for Christmas?

Are you looking for a good Christmas gift?Nothing beats a good cup of joe in the morning! Keep the LWML Coffee and Tea sale in mind for your Christmas gift and holiday entertaining needs. This is still an on-going project to benefit Lutheran World Relief and growers...

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Youth and Sunday School Schedule

Youth and Sunday School Schedule

There will be NO children’s or youth Sunday School on Sundays, November 29, December 27, or January 3.

We do realize that travel plans look different for everyone this year, however, we want to provide our volunteers with options to do what is best for their families. We are doing this is so we can honor our amazing volunteers, those willing to serve under some crazy circumstances this year. It allows them to spend time with their loved ones even if that is just their immediate family.

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Office Hours Reminder

Office Hours Reminder

Church business is humming along, but did you realize that most of it is being done from the comfort of our own homes? As we all continue to navigate through the pandemic we have found creative ways to get things done. Keeping people safe while maintaining a constant...

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Drive for Bishop Sullivan Center – Mission Campus

Drive for Bishop Sullivan Center – Mission Campus

Bishop Sullivan Center serves the homeless population of KCMO. We are requesting donations of toiletries, new (underwear, socks) or gently used (shirts, slacks, winter wear) clothing, and non-perishable food items. Please drop donations off in the blue box in the...

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Online and In-Person Sunday School

Online and In-Person Sunday School

Children’s Ministry is offering two options for Sunday School – In Person and Online. We are utilizing Simply Loved Sunday School curriculum for both options so everyone is learning the same message. This is a fun, hands-on way to learn God’s Word and how to apply it to our lives. The curriculum offers a Bible Point, Bible Verse, and Bible Story each week along with a Bible Buddy to help reinforce the message.

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Kansas District Prayer Campaign: “Together We Pray”

Kansas District Prayer Campaign: “Together We Pray”

The pandemic has made social distancing and going it alone the new normal. Here’s an opportunity to buck that trend. On September 1, the Kansas District is kicking off a 90-day prayer campaign, “Together We Pray,” which will include daily scripture verses and prayers...

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Welcome Back to In-Person Worship!

Welcome Back to In-Person Worship!

Gathering together in worship is at the heart of who we are and what we do as the people of God. Even though we are thankful for the option of online worship over these past weeks, it has always been our desire to resume “in person” worship as soon as we could safely do so.

We believe we are now at that point. In person worship will resume on the weekend of June 20/21.

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Communion during COVID – New Easier Signup!

Communion during COVID – New Easier Signup!

Trinity is offering Holy Communion in small, socially distanced groups of 10 or fewer people during a Brief Service of Confession and Communion. Members will need to sign up in advance to participate. We have improved the signup process, making it much easier to sign up your whole family.

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Don’t Forget Your Offerings! Many Ways to Give

Don’t Forget Your Offerings! Many Ways to Give

While we are not able to gather in person these days, people around the world are finding creative ways to get things done. The ingenuity, compassion, and generosity of people in this worldwide crisis is heartening for sure. Trinity members have always come together...

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Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests

Are you or someone you know in need of prayer? Trinity is a tightly knit "Community Following Jesus" that cares for one another and the community. We are not able to gather in person right now, but we may still participate in a robust prayer life! If there is...

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