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March 23, 2017


Scripture Readings This Week

Isaiah 42:14–21 (ESV)

For a long time I have held my peace;
   I have kept still and restrained myself;
now I will cry out like a woman in labor;
   I will gasp and pant.
I will lay waste mountains and hills,
   and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn the rivers into islands,
   and dry up the pools.
And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know,
in paths that they have not known I will guide them.
I will turn the darkness before them into light,
   the rough places into level ground.
These are the things I do,
   and I do not forsake them.
They are turned back and utterly put to shame,
   who trust in carved idols,
who say to metal images, “You are our gods.”
Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see!
Who is blind but my servant,
   or deaf as my messenger whom I send?
Who is blind as my dedicated one,
   or blind as the servant of the Lord?
He sees many things, but does not observe them;
   his ears are open, but he does not hear.
The Lord was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake,
   to magnify his law and make it glorious.

Psalm 142 (ESV)

With my voice I cry out to the Lord;
   with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.
I pour out my complaint before him;
   I tell my trouble before him.
When my spirit faints within me,
   you know my way!
In the path where I walk
   they have hidden a trap for me.
Look to the right and see:
   there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
   no one cares for my soul.
I cry to you, O Lord;
   I say, “You are my refuge,
   my portion in the land of the living.”
Attend to my cry,
   for I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
   for they are too strong for me!
Bring me out of prison,
   that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
   for you will deal bountifully with me.

Ephesians 5:8–14 (ESV)

At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

“Awake, O sleeper,
   and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39 (ESV)

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”


They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out.

Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.”

Early Communion Class – April 8

Saturday, April 8, 2017 9am - 12pm Mission Campus Fellowship Hall Dear Parents, Trinity will be offering an Early Communion Class that provides Communion instruction for students in grades 5 - 8 and their parents. We offer this class starting in fifth grade and it is...

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Intentional Disciple Formation

One of the key aspects of our individual and collective lives as God’s people is growing as disciples of Jesus and helping others to do the same. We have labeled this process “Intentional Disciple Formation.” We aim to develop intentional pathways for each of us and...

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Call Committee Nominations Requested

For the last two months, our Call Committee has been in frequent contact with a variety of representatives from our Concordia University system, trying to determine if one of the nine schools might have an intern or a recent graduate who could possibly be the right...

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Lent and Holy Week Schedule

Lenten Theme Our Wednesday midweek Lenten services this year will focus on God’s grace as it comes to us through Confession and Absolution, Holy Baptism, and Holy Communion. In this 500th anniversary year of the Lutheran Reformation it seems appropriate to focus our...

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Ladies Spring Luncheon – May 7

Calling all ladies of Trinity! Mark your calendars for the Spring Ladies Luncheon on May 7 at 12:30pm.  Join us for a catered lunch with a presentation by Chyleen Pauesick. Sign up starts March 25 at the Welcome Center. The price is $12 per person. Please make checks...

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LWR Coffee and Tea Sale – April 2

Lutheran World Relief coffee and tea sale will be held between worship services on Sunday, April 2. Be sure to stop by the table to select from the wide variety of flavors available, including two new flavors: Cozy Cup Decaf and Breakfast Blend. Selected varieties are...

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VBS Registration Now Open!

June 19-23 July 10-14 Text and graphics courtesy of Kids discover they're lovingly crafted by God. On this interactive adventure, curious kids become hands-on inventors and experience God-the ultimate Maker-in new and wildly creative ways!...

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Life Line Screening – June 15

Thursday, June 15 Mission Campus Fellowship Hall Life Line Screening Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Mission Campus. Ultrasound screenings to identify...

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Thank You from Abigail Circle

The women of Abigail Circle would like to thank both Trinity campuses for all the books that were donated for the Reach Out and Read KC program. This was a new project and the response was overwhelming. A truckload of children's books were delivered to KU Med Center...

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Prayer Team Members Wanted

"And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15 (ESV) For years Trinity has...

Vicar Ben’s Call Service – April 7

Vicar Ben will receive a Call to be Trinity's SMP Pastor at morning chapel at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis on Friday, April 7. A group from Trinity is planning to attend to celebrate this milestone. Are you interested in coming? Contact Pastor Mark by April...

Easter Lily Orders – Both Campuses

The spiritual principle held here is that true repentance is the beginning of beauty. A mark of purity and grace throughout the ages, the regal white lily is a fitting symbol of the greater meaning of Easter. Gracing millions of homes and churches, the flowers embody...

Lenten Evening Meals – Shawnee Campus

Shawnee Campus March 8 - April 5 5:30-6:45pm We will continue Lenten meals at the Shawnee campus this year. Meals will be led by various groups at the Shawnee campus and will go from 5:30 till 6:45pm each Wednesday night. Thank you to all the groups hosting these...

Bible Studies During Lent

This is a listing of Trinity’s Bible Studies during Lent 2017. They are listed by day of the week. If you have any questions, want to join, or feel called to lead a new group, contact Vicar Ben at Pastor Led Bible Study -- 9:45am in the Worship...

Lenten Devotionals 2017

Sacred Space for Lent 2017 By Irish Jesuits One of my spiritual mentor and I (Vicar Ben) once prayed together along the rhythms found in this book. We did this for several months or more. The rhythms are written by Irish Jesuits, and while we are Lutheran, he and I...

LVR Registration Now Open!

Lutheran Valley Retreat | June 4-10, 2017  | Woodland Park, ColoradoParticipants This event is for high school students only, incoming freshmen through graduating seniors. Church groups from Kansas City and Topeka areas will travel to Colorado. The congregations...

Guatemala Mission 2017

Mission Displays at both Campuses Sunday, January 29 | Shawnee Campus Sunday, February 5 | Mission Campus There will be information available about Trinity’s Guatemala mission on Sunday, January 29, at the Shawnee campus, and Sunday, February 5, at the Mission campus....

Whimsical Mystery Dinner – March 25

This event has been rescheduled to March 25. Saturday, March 25 3-5 pm Mission Fellowship Hall On Saturday January 14 Linda and Bill Guerry will help host a mystery dinner. All Trinity people age sixty or better are invited. A mystery dinner is a delicious meal served...

Lutheran High Spring Musical Tour

Thursday, March 23 at 7pm Lutheran High School of Kansas City 12411 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64145 Lutheran High School of Kansas City Announces its Spring Music tour 2017. The Concert Choir, Concert Band, and Resounding Joy Handbell students will be...

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Saint John’s Bible Exhibit and Events

On Sunday, March 26, at 3pm in the Abbey Church, the Benedictine Music Department is presenting "Illuminations in Concert," a concert of music inspired by some of the same scripture passages seen in the illuminations in the exhibit. Performers include the Benedictine...

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Lutheran High School Spring Music Tour

Theme:  Be My Witness Lutheran High School of Kansas City Announces its' Spring Music tour 2017. The Concert Choir, Concert Band and Resounding Joy Handbell students will be touring in Missouri and Illinois. They will complete their tour with a home concert. Lutheran...

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St. Luke’s Annual Charity Golf Classic – May 5

Want to have fun and help St Luke’s Lutheran Church and her partners provide services to their community? Sign up for their Charity Golf Classic to be held at Painted Hills Golf Course, 7101 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS (a spikeless course), on Friday, May 5....

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Hope Lutheran School Tenth Annual Spades Tournament

Please clear your calendar for the tenth annual Spades tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 25, from 5-9:30pm in the lunch room area of the school. This will be a fun family event with food and babysitting provided by the eighth graders. No experience is required...

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