Trinity eNews

May 23

Trinity eNews

May 23


This Week’s Scripture Readings

Acts 16:9-15 (ESV)

9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

11 So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, 12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days. 13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15 And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.

Psalm 67 (ESV)

1 May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face to shine upon us,
2 that your way may be known on earth,
    your saving power among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!

4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
    for you judge the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations upon earth.
5 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!

6 The earth has yielded its increase;
    God, our God, shall bless us.
7 God shall bless us;
    let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27 (ESV)

9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

John 16:23-33 (ESV)

23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father.
26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

It’s Not Too Late!

Not in worship on May 20, or have not handed in your commitment card? It is not too late to turn in or submit your commitment card online! Our members commitment information is one of the tools we use to evaluate our future giving contributions. As such, the more...

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Seeking Your Input!

Over the past six months, as a part of my responsibilities as Trinity’s senior pastor I have been developing a Strategic Ministry Plan for Trinity for the next several years. The purpose of the plan is to align our ministry efforts with the vision and values of the...

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Executive Committee Nominations

Due June 2Nominations are now being received for three positions on Trinity’s Executive Committee. Positions up for election are: President (incumbent is standing for re-election); Member-at-large (incumbent is standing for re-election); and Secretary (open). Please...

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Shawnee Campus Development

by Pastor Phil CookWe’ve reached another major milestone in the development and expansion of the Shawnee campus. In April, our development team met with two architectural firms to hear their proposals towards developing a master plan for the future of the...

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MLM Summer Breakout

Enjoy an evening of food trucks, live music, shopping, and more at Metro Lutheran Ministry’s (MLM) fourth annual Summer Breakout on Wednesday, June 5, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Overland Park. All proceeds benefit the MLM Christmas Store which provides gifts to...

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Wear Red for Pentecost

On the weekend of June 8-9, 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.

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Red Flowers for Pentecost

As is Trinity’s tradition, we will again be ordering red flowers to celebrate Pentecost at the Mission campus on June 8-9. The flowers will then be planted to beautify the Mission campus entryway. To make a donation towards the purchase of the flowers,...

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Handbell Players Wanted

Handbell players wanted: We are organizing a small handbell ensemble of about four players to play for worship one Sunday this summer at the Mission campus. If you would like to participate, please contact Lara West ( by June 3. Past handbell experience...

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Thank You to Children and Youth Ministry Volunteers!

We would like to thank all those who have served in the Children and Youth Ministry areas throughout the school year. We are so grateful for your faith-filled service. Our children and youth have truly been blessed through your caring hearts for...

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Summer Messenger Issues

Love is in the air at the Hollman household! Our office supervisor’s daughter Olivia, who served as a Children’s Ministry intern at Trinity a few years ago, is getting married on July 5 and Gretchen will be busy with wedding plans that week. In order to...

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Support Your Favorite Mission Project or Program

The Missions Committee is for the sixth year sponsoring a Mini Grant Program to fund a limited number of social service ministries, projects, and programs, each with a maximum amount of $2,500, from the 2018-19 budget. During the past few years the Mini...

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2018 Mission Mini Grant Recipients

As you contemplate how you could become involved in a mission project of your own, here are some stories of how Mission Mini Grants helped other people and agencies. Mission Mini Grant applications of up to $2,500 are available through May 31. Just click the link at...

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Sunday School Celebration and Summer Programming

Sunday May 19, 9:45 – 10:45, Both Campuses

Join us as we celebrate the end of another school year and journey into summer. We also celebrate our amazing Shepherds who have shared God’s Word with us throughout the year. Food, fellowship, and fun activities for families will fill our time together.

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A Summer of Fun!

At Roar VBS, kids will explore God’s goodness, and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. We all know life for kids can be wild, and not always in a good way. Life can be unpredictable, unsteady, unfair, sad, and sometimes scary. Roar VBS will teach kids that when life is crazy, God is good!Roar VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences that kids see, hear, touch, and even taste. Every part of VBS helps children discover how faith can flow into real life. Kids will also discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life. 

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“I’ll Be Seeing You” Concert

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3pm
Featuring Jazz Vocalist Patricia Thompson, long-time member and soloist of the Spire Chamber Ensemble

Patricia Thompson sings a collection of timeless songs arranged in a classic vocal jazz style. You will hear standards made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday as well as beloved favorites from American hymnody’s rich tradition.

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Listen to the Shawnee Playlist for Sunday

Worship is meant to be participatory: God acts, we respond. God comes to us with his mercy and grace; we respond with thanks and praise. One of the many ways we do that is through music. The majority of the music in our services is meant to be sung by the congregation. And yet, it can be difficult to sing a new, unfamiliar song for the first time.

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Hope Seeks Extended Care Workers

Hope Lutheran Church & School are looking for Extended Care workers for 2019-2020 School Year. The hours are from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. If you, or anyone you know is interested, please contact Mrs. Jankowski (

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Advice & Aid Seeks Volunteers

Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers, Inc. is in need of volunteers, including bilingual volunteers, and will be offering a Volunteer Informational Meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019 (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th Street, Shawnee,...

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Bethany Seeks Bookkeeper

Bethany Lutheran Church in Overland Park is accepting résumés/applications for the position of Part-Time Bookkeeper. Résumés and inquiries should be directed to Rev. Dr. Kevin Wyssmann at

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Experience Germany: Lutherland and Oberammergau Passion Play

September 5-14, 2020

Informational Meeting on May 13, 7pm, at Hope Lutheran Church

Pastor Tom and Diane Harries of Lenexa are hosting a Germany tour in 2020 from September 5-14. The trip will include touring Lutherland, attending the world famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, and visiting other historic and colorful…

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MLM Minor Home Repair Team

Here at Metro Lutheran Ministry we’re working to increase the number of senior and disabled neighbors we serve through our Minor Home Repair team services. In order to grow this program, we need more volunteers to help! As some of our most valued MLM...

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