Numbers 11:24–30 (ESV)
24 So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord. And he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. And as soon as the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied. But they did not continue doing it.
26 Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. 27 And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.” 29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” 30 And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.
Psalm 25:1–15 (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.
11 For your name’s sake, O Lord,
pardon my guilt, for it is great.
12 Who is the man who fears the Lord?
Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
13 His soul shall abide in well-being,
and his offspring shall inherit the land.
14 The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
and he makes known to them his covenant.
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
for he will pluck my feet out of the net.
Acts 2:1–21 (ESV)
1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”
14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:
17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”
John 7:37–39 (ESV)
37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Sunday Worship – May 28
God empowers us through his Holy Spirit.
Reverse Giving – Tell us your stories!
Don’t forget to tell us your stories of how you used your reverse giving money to spread the joy of the Gospel message!
Pre-Call Meeting Recording Now Available
A congregational meeting was held on Wednesday, May 24, led by Kansas District LCMS President Rev. Justin Panzer to review the process Trinity will have moving forward as we work toward the goal of calling a new senior pastor.
Pastor Mark Is Recovering from Surgery
Pastor Mark will be undergoing hip replacement surgery on Monday. He will be off for a couple of weeks recuperating. Please keep him in your prayers.
Summer High School Youth Group
Summer is here! Take a second to add our Summer High School Youth Group meeting dates to your calendar.
Shawnee Summer Inter-Generational Study
For the summer a the Shawnee campus, we be embark upon a inter-generational Bible study/video series called “Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith.” After watching the video each week, we will break our into age-based groups for discussions and activities. Popcorn provided!
Wear Red for Pentecost – May 27-28
On the weekend of May 27-28, the Day of Pentecost (fifty days of Easter and ten days after the Ascension), the clergy wear red vestments to signify the work of the Spirit. It is also a custom in many churches for the people in the congregation to wear red on the Day of Pentecost as well. We invite you to wear red on Pentecost Sunday to remind us of the fire of the Spirit.
Red Flowers for Pentecost
As is Trinity’s tradition, we will again be ordering red flowers to celebrate Pentecost at the Mission campus on May 27-28. The flowers will then be planted to beautify the Mission campus entryway. To make a donation towards the purchase of the flowers, you may sign up with the link below or visit the display in the foyer.
Executive Committee Nominations
Nominations are open for two-year terms as President, Secretary, and Treasurer of Trinity’s Executive Committee. Nominating forms are available in the foyer at both campuses. Completed forms are due by June 4, and the election will be held at the Congregational Assembly on June 25.
OneFund Commitment Cards
OneFund commitment cards were distributed on April 30. The OneFund is our annual commitment to our Lord in the areas of worship attendance, Bible study, prayer, use of talents, and financial contributions. Please pick up a card, prayerfully consider these commitments, and return the completed card on May 21.
Graduate Recognition 2023
On Sunday, May 14 Trinity will recognize our 2023 High School Graduates during service with a blessing and special gift. Please take a moment to read what the class of 2023’s plans include and help congratulate them on all they have accomplished.
Kids’ Kamp Registration Open
Kid’s Kamp is back for THREE days only!
Mon – Weds
July 10 – 12, 2023
12:30 – 3:00pm
Grades 1st – 5th
Space is Limited! Register today!
Stellar VBS Decorating Volunteers Needed
Stellar VBS captivates kids with rugged moonscapes, colorful constellations, and lunar landers! You can help transform Trinity into a gorgeous galaxy with easy-to-make items like comets, portholes, mission control panels and many other items that will give our space an “out of this world” appearance. No special skills required!
Perspectives Bible Study
Thursdays, 6:15-8pm starting June 1
Led by Joanna Mountain
Do you want to take a deeper dive into the Scripture readings we hear on Sunday mornings? Starting on June 1, make your plans to join us every Thursday night from 6:15 to 8pm at the Shawnee campus for a new bible study called “Perspectives.”
LVR Info 2023
LVR is less than a month away! Check out the attached information you may need while getting ready for our upcoming trip. Get excited to grow deeper in friendships, God’s word, and marvel at God’s Creation!
Volunteer Musician Invitation
If you sing or play an instrument, have you considered using that musical gift to the glory of God? While our Trinity Choir takes a break during the summer months, volunteer musicians are invited to help lead worship.
Are you interested in traveling with Trinity’s mission team to Panajachel, Guatemala, this year? Contact Pastor Phil to learn more!
A Special Message from Pastor Mark
A Special Message from Pastor Mark
Missions Mini Grants
The Missions Committee will be sponsoring a mini-grants program to fund a limited number of Trinity members’ social service/ministries projects/programs. The goal of this program is to seek God’s will in the use of our common resources as we strive to care for neighbors.
Hope Lutheran School Seeks Teachers
Hope Lutheran School in Shawnee is seeking two full-time teachers for the fall.
2023 Altar Flower Sign-Ups – Mission Campus
Would you like a meaningful way to commemorate a special event in your life or the life of a loved one? How about dedicating altar flowers? The 2023 altar flower chart is now available for signups in the Mission campus foyer and online. Please keep in mind the...
Support for Ukraine
Would you like to help support the people of Ukraine? The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Office of International Mission has ways you can help.