Trinity eNews

March 14

Trinity eNews

March 14


This Week’s Scripture Readings

Jeremiah 26:8–15 (ESV)

8 And when Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, “You shall die! 9 Why have you prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant’?” And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.

10 When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king’s house to the house of the Lord and took their seat in the entry of the New Gate of the house of the Lord. 11 Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and to all the people, “This man deserves the sentence of death, because he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears.”

12 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, “The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words you have heard. 13 Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the Lord your God, and the Lord will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you. 14 But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you. 15 Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood upon yourselves and upon this city and its inhabitants, for in truth the Lord sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.”

Psalm 4 (ESV)

1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
3 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.

4 Be angry, and do not sin;
ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah
5 Offer right sacrifices,
and put your trust in the Lord.

6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”
7 You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.

8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Philippians 3:17—4:1 (ESV)

8 “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Luke 13:31–35 (ESV)

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33 Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 35 Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Reflections: A Lenten Dinner

Lent has been a favorite season since childhood. The soup suppers had our little country church laughing and sharing stories and then the Lenten hymns filled our souls with the deepest resonance.  Now and then the local pastors would trade churches. There was one from...

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Shoe and Sweater Donations for Guatemala Mission

In anticipation of warmer weather, we know many of us will begin spring cleaning. We would like you to consider donating your gently used button-up or zip-up women's sweaters as well as women's shoes (flats, size 6 1/2 or smaller), and children's shoes of...

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Missions Spotlight

Dedication to mission efforts is high on Trinity’s priority list. From local to international missions, we strive to make Christ known to as many people we can. This issue of the Messenger gives a background of the goals of the mission program and highlights two missions: the annual mission trip to Guatemala and mission efforts at Rushton Elementary School.

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March Madness Fundraiser

The youth are going to do the March Madness Envelope Fundraiser again this year to support their trip to Lutheran Valley Retreat. Envelopes will be available starting Sunday, March 17, through Sunday, April 7. Each envelope is labeled with a dollar amount. Envelope...

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Easter Lily Orders – Mission Campus

It is time once again to sign up to purchase Easter lilies for the Mission campus. Please sign up on the poster in the foyer. The lilies are $12.00 each and will be donated to homebound members after Easter.

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Hymn Festival at Trinity

Ponder Anew What the Almighty Can Do
Hymn Festival
Saturday, April 6, 5:30pm
Featuring the Trinity Choir and Festival Brass
Conducted by Ben A. Spalding
Organist Tom Trenney

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Noisy Collection March 31

The next Noisy Collection will be Sunday, March 31, in all services. Money will be used to buy VBS supplies so we can continue to offer this at no charge to the community. Bring your noisy (or not so noisy) change to donate. 

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Preschool Seeks an Aide

Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool is seeking a Preschool Aide beginning March 27, 2019. Applicants will: Be a high school or college graduate Have experience working with children Be energetic Take classes required by state licensing requirements Complete...

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Lenten Study Experiences

Lent is a sacred season of preparation and formation. In the ancient life of the Church, Lent was dedicated to theological study and spiritual formation exercises. Our modern devotional habits are a descendant of this. I have three invitations I’d like to share with you this Lent.  

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Say “Cheese!” – Photo Directory Photos

Sunday Mornings for the Month of March
It has been a while since we have had a campaign to systematically update member photos for a directory. Well, here it is! For the month of March there will be a photo booth set up in the foyer at each campus and designated volunteers to take your picture on Sunday mornings. This is for both family and individual photos. So spiffy up, bring the family, and say “Cheese!”

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Easter Baskets for Homebound Members

Once again Trinity’s Senior Ministry is sponsoring an Easter Basket project for our homebound members. Last year we initiated this ministry and it was a blessing for all involved. Our homebound members received a cheery basket of goodies as well as some...

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Lenten Meals – Shawnee Campus

We’re continuing the tradition of Lenten meals at the Shawnee campus this spring. A meal will be provided beginning at 5:30pm for the whole congregation, especially for the Confirmation Lenten mentors and student families. Worship begins at 7pm each night. The menu is...

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Lent and Holy Week Schedule

We will once again begin our Lenten journey starting on Ash Wednesday, March 6, which marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent preceding Easter. God created us to experience joy in communion with him, with all humanity, and to live in harmony with all his...

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Following Jesus: Opportunities for Servanthood

Trinity Senior Ministry has two requests to go out to our congregation. We have over 35 members who either don’t have transportation or are home bound for health reasons. These members have been active for many years and find disheartening when they cannot be active in the church they love. We are hoping that members can help out. There are two specific ways we could use you.

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Vacation Bible School on the Last Frontier

Jean Thomas and Laura Baack are co-leading a mission team to Emmonak, Alaska, in July 2019. The team of 5-6 individuals will travel from Kansas City to Anchorage/Bethel/Emmonak July 20-27. We will spend time visiting with the village people and sharing the message of...

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Older Adult Ministry – Take a Survey!

Trinity is trying to increase its role in the life of our seniors. One way to find out what is important to you is to ask.  We have put together a survey to aid us in determining what is of most interest and importance to you.  Our prayer is that the completed surveys will help us identify ways of enhancing your life as God’s child. 

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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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German Film Festival Series

The Hannover Committee of the Sister City Association of Kansas City is presenting the next three movies of a series of 8 films. Greetings from Fukushima will be presented at the Waldo branch of the Kansas City Public Library on February 21.; Goethe! will be presented at Penn Valley Community College on March 9; and Gerhard Richter Painting will be presented on March 21. You are invited!

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Advice & Aid Pregnancy Center 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, April 1, 7 - 9pm. The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th Street, Shawnee, KS. For more...

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Trinity’s Weather Policy

With the onset of winter weather, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of Trinity’s long-standing policy regarding weather cancellations:Worship Services:Services will be held as scheduled regardless of the weather conditions. As always, please...

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