Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32(ESV)
1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?’ 3 As I live, declares the Lord God, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel. 4 Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.
25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just? 26 When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it; for the injustice that he has done he shall die. 27 Again, when a wicked person turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he shall save his life. 28 Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions that he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 29 Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, are my ways not just? Is it not your ways that are not just?
30 “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”
Psalm 25:1-10 (ESV)
1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, in you I trust;
let me not be put to shame;
let not my enemies exult over me.
3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
6 Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!
8 Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
9 He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Philippians 2:1-18 (ESV)
1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.
Matthew 21:23-32 (ESV)
23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
28 “What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 And he answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.”
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus. What does this mean for our life as His disciples?Mission Campus Worship Video worship will be available by 8am on Sunday morning. Shawnee Campus Worship Video worship is available immediately. © A-726621...
Sunday, October 4 at 1pm
A special congregational assembly will be held via Zoom on Sunday, October 4 at 1pm. The sole purpose of the meeting is to receive the report on the planning study and, depending on the recommendation that is put forward, to vote to embark on a capital campaign to fund the expansion of the Shawnee campus.
Please plan to join us for this important meeting.
Led by Pastor Ron
Starting September 16th at 10:30 Pastor Ron will begin the new 50+ Bible class. The class will take place via Zoom. Pastor Ron will lead us in a study of 2 Corinthians with the theme of “Reconciled to God.”
Through much prayer, conversation, in consultation with Trinity Preschool leadership, following the best public health guidelines (listed at the end of this document), and through your responses to our Ministry Survey, the Growing Team ministry has put together a plan for the re-opening of Sunday morning ministries for children and youth at Trinity. We are excited to continue to serve your families as we journey together to grow in our faith and love for our great God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
by Don Zoller
I was sitting on a rock overlooking the Jordan River at the place where John began baptizing a short time ago. Today, in this very same place, many people were trusting in Jesus—amazing!
“Peter, come over here with the rest of us.” That’s Jesus. I’d better go see what He wants. “Mary and Martha, our friends in Bethany, just sent me a message that Lazarus, their brother, is sick.“
Sundays, October 11-November 8, 6:30pm
Led by Pastor Tom Van Duzer via Zoom
Ever have a chance to share your faith and you didn’t know where to start? A clear, short personal testimony can be a powerful tool in witnessing. In this class we will actually take time to write out and share with others our own personal faith story.
Second and Fourth Saturdays, 9:30am
New Session Begins September 26
The Saturday women’s group is studying a book: The Attributes of God: A journey into the Father’s Heart. volume 1 by A.W. Tozer. We do have extra books for anyone who wants to join. All are welcome!
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The altar flowers for the Mission campus for the weekend of September 26-27 are given by George and Janet Vetter in celebration of their grandchildren's birthdays, George, Hazel, and Evelyn; and by Gary and Cathy Brumley in celebration of their wedding anniversary.
October 15, 2020, is National Miscarriage Awareness Day. Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Avenue, will hold services titled “Real Grief & Real Comfort” during their regular worship hours of 5:00 pm Saturday, October 10; and 8:30 am and 10:45 am Sunday, October...
Led by Julie von der Linden
Wednesday Women’s Bible Study will be meeting from 9:30 – 11am both virtually as well as an occasional outdoor meeting in a park. The new study is Steadfast Love, A Study of Psalm 107. Psalm 107 is a call to worship. It reminds us that each season of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. In this seven-session Bible study, Lauren Chandler uses Psalm 107 to show us how to face both storms and deserts with courage and trust in Jesus and to discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts.
The October - December issue of Portals of Prayer is now available for pick up at each campus. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please contact Tom Perry and he would be glad to do so, firstname.lastname@example.org, 913-787-6077.
Join the musicians of Spire for our first live concerts since March! In these exclusive outdoor FREE events, you will be able to hear exquisite music curated for the beautiful garden setting of Founder and Artistic Director Ben A. Spalding’s home.
Led by Al von der Linden
Join this group for a time of Bible study, fellowship, and prayer. This group formerly met at the Shawnee campus, but is currently meeting online, and is open to all men. Bible study topics will be developed as the study continues.
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...
The August 4th Beirut explosion destroyed three shipping containers of LWR quilts, school kits, health kits, and baby kits. LWR is in dire need of replacements. Trinity LWML circles, we are asking for you help. Please place any completed kits in the quilting room by...
Have you missed the opportunity to purchase your favorite coffee or tea while you are at church on Sunday morning? This is still an on-going project to benefit Lutheran World Relief and growers in third-world countries to earn a better living. During this time of...
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.
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.
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...
ALL are invited to enjoy a special outdoor concert by the "Singing Saints" of St. Paul Lutheran High School from Concordia, Missouri, at 4pm on Sunday, October 4, at Eagle Bluff Ranch in Waverly, Missouri. Eagle Bluff Ranch provides a majestic view of the Missouri...
Monday, September 28
Falcon Lakes Golf Club
Thank you for your interest in the Annual Blessings Abound Golf Benefit!
We are thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity for the Hollis community to gather! Because of the on-going pandemic, we have made changes to the tourney format that will ensure the health and safety of all involved.