Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16 (ESV)
1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, 2 that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him, 4 “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.”
15 And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16 I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”
Psalm 22:23–31 (ESV)
23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from him,
but has heard, when he cried to him.
25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
26 The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the Lord!
May your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
28 For kingship belongs to the Lord,
and he rules over the nations.
29 All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not keep himself alive.
30 Posterity shall serve him;
it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
31 they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
that he has done it.
Romans 5:1–11 (ESV)
1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Mark 8:27–38 (ESV)
27 And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.
31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Jesus challenges us by calling us to a life of self-denial and sacrifice.
Trinity’s senior community will be making and delivering Easter baskets to our home bound members again this year. We will purchase baskets and ask that you help us in filling them. Here are some ideas for items that you might consider donating.
For each week in Lent, Trinity is offering two online options for midweek worship and study in lieu of in-person worship. The first is a devotional worship service using the liturgy of the Holden Evening Prayer. This version begins with the Holden liturgy, continues...
In the midst of the temptations of this world, Jesus calls us to repentance and faith. © A-726621 for all hymns© CCLI 234033
Youth Group, mark your Calendars for June 6 through June 11th—we are going to LVR! Registration for the event will open this Monday, March 1.
A tradition held by our doctor’s wife lies at the heart of one of my childhood memories of Lent.
The altar flowers for the weekend of February 27-28 at the Mission campus are donated by Rich and Karen Brengelman in honor of their granddaughter Emily Hennerberg.
The Confirmation Retreat is almost here! We will be gathering at Foundry Church in Lenexa near Sar-Ko-Par Trails for a one-day retreat NEXT Saturday, March 6, from 10am to 7pm.
Since its January 14th meeting, the Call Committee has prepared an interview questionnaire and contacted eight pastor candidates to request an interview. Interviews were scheduled with four candidates between February 11 and March 4. Once these interviews are complete, the committee will meet to discuss them and determine the next course of action.
9:30am, Sunday Mornings, Online
Led by Amy Holsapple and Bill Vaughn
There is treasure hidden in Paul’s thirteen letters, but the path to find it is not obvious. Here is a tip: in the Bible, Paul’s letters are not sequenced in chronological order.
The preliminary stages of the capital campaign to raise funds to expand the Shawnee campus are underway. Corey O’Shaughnessy of the Steier Group has been named our campaign manager. Members are now being recruited to serve as a part of the “Campaign Cabinet.” In addition, a campaign theme is being selected for the duration of the campaign. Watch for more updates in the weeks ahead!
We are excited for Lenten Mentoring to begin and to see how God works through these conversations between Mentor and student! Our intention is to encourage a link between the Mentor and student that goes beyond the season of Lent.
Lenten devotionals are here! Following our long tradition at Trinity, a variety of devotionals are available for you pick up and use throughout the Lenten season as you seek to draw closer to the Lord. This year, four options are available:
Do you nee a hot cup of coffee or tea to warm you up on a cold winter's day? 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 COVID-19, you may contact Elfriede...
The Kansas District is starting another round of “Together We Pray,” with 50 days of verses and prayers for Lent and Easter. The prayers begin on Ash Wednesday, February 7 (in conjunction with the Kansas District Day of Repentance) and run through April 7.
Do you have any remembrances of special Lenten and Holy Week journeys of the past, and scriptural and historical references which made the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus touch your heart?