Genesis 22:1–18 (ESV)
1 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” 3 So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5 Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8 Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.
9 When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.
10 Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide;” as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”
15 And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16 and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, 18 and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”
Psalm 25:1–10 (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.
James 1:12–18 (ESV)
12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Mark 1:9–15 (ESV)
9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
We’d like to hear from you! Make your plans to join us for one of the three upcoming listening sessions at Trinity. It will be your opportunity to join in the conversation about the future direction and work of the church.
We are thrilled to share the latest exciting updates on the progress of the Shawnee campus expansion, and we sincerely appreciate your ongoing support and understanding as we embark on this transformative journey.
The Kansas District of the LCMS is spearheading a project for all congregations in the district to join in a service event. Trinity will be participating through three projects in April. Watch for more details to come.
In the early years of the Reformation, Martin Luther expressed a desire that people should sing songs in their own language during worship. His encouragement began to bear fruit when the “Achtliederbuch” (“eight-hymn book”), officially titled Etlich Cristlich lider (Some Christian Hymns) was published in 1524. This first Lutheran hymnal celebrates its 500th anniversary this year.
Saturday, March 23, 2024
9:00 – 11:30am
Early Communion Class provides Communion instruction for all students, 5th through 8th grade. One parent must attend with their student.
Embark on an impactful mission trip to Rapid City, SD, open to current 8th-12th grade students from June 23rd to 28th. This experience promises a blend of community service, cultural immersion, and collective worship and growth.
We are so excited to take a high school group this June to camp in Colorado at Lutheran Valley Retreat! Please take a minute to fill out this short survey to indicate if you can join us or not!
Beth Stephens is back from her three-month sabbatical. Delve into the insights she has learned and how it will impact ministry moving forward.
Wednesday Lenten Meals
Lenten meals provide a meaningful opportunity to nourish our bodies and spirits as we journey through this season of reflection and preparation. We believe that coming together in community strengthens our bonds and enriches our individual spiritual paths.
The Mission Community Food Pantry would like to say “Thank You” to all who donated to Trinity’s “Souper Bowl of Caring” event.
We would also like to thank the Trinity Preschool for their amazing donation gathered during Lutheran Schools week. They collected 163 items!
Join us for a special Seder meal, as we celebrate the Passover the way Jesus and his disciples would have celebrated it. The Maundy Thursday Seder Meal runs from 6-8 pm on Thursday March 28th and is a fully integrated experience, a combined time of worship, and a full meal eaten together as the extended family of Christ.
This event is for parents of teen students or soon-to-be teen students. Landen Frye, M.A., LPC will be coming to talk to parents about teen mental health. We have two opportunities to hear him speak: February 25th, Shawnee Campus, 6:30-8:00pm, Worship Center | March 3rd, Mission Campus , 6:30-8:00pm, Fellowship Hall (downstairs)
Thank you to every one who helped support the preschool for the Panera fundraising meal. The preschool made $277.27!
Join us for a service opportunity at Harvesters on March 9 from 1:30-3:30 pm! Harvesters is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. We will be sorting & repacking food in the warehouse.
Now available at each campus! Helpful Lenten guide to the theme, worship times, and more!
In the middle of this frightening world, we find a tender invitation from the Lord: “Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents over disaster” (Joel 2:13). During this season of Lent, we will consider the theme “Return to the Lord” and examine how the call to return played out in practical ways for the people who walked alongside Christ as He demonstrated and carried out God’s grace and mercy on our behalf, taking God’s wrath upon Himself, setting the stage for God to “turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him” (Joel 2:14).
Enjoy a wide variety of devotionals, for children, youth, adults, and seniors, to aid in your personal preparation during Lent for the joyous celebration of Easter to come. Devotionals are available beginning February 11.
If you have been visiting Trinity for a while, and are interested in finding out more about what it means to be join with us as “A Community Following Jesus,” a new member class is starting soon. Class will be held at the Shawnee campus on Tuesdays, February 13, 20, 27 and March 5 from 7:00-8:15 pm.
Saturday, February 17
Join us for a Lenten prayer breakfast on the first Saturday in Lent, February 17 from 9-10am in the adult lounge at the Mission campus. Breakfast (featuring biscuits and gravy) and prayer lists will be provided.
It is time to begin sign up and donate for Easter lilies! Mission campus: sign up with a link or in the foyer. Shawnee campus: A donation bucket will be available in Lent in the foyer.
At the Shawnee campus, on each of the six Wednesdays in Lent, a meal is provided as a time of fellowship and to make it easier for families with busy schedules. We are lining up the meal schedule and servers now. If you would be interested in helping to prepare and/or serve a meal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Guatemala Mission Team is heading to Chuchipaca February 25-March 2 and are in need of donations for their trip. Please 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), children’s shoes of all styles and sizes, and over-the-counter medicines like pain relief and cold medicine for children and adults and Metamucil.
Learn financial responsibility techniques Tuesdays for nine weeks beginning March 5. Classes are March 5 – April 30 at Olathe Indian Creek Library and are taught by a member of Trinity. Register for your spot today.