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February 24, 2017


Scripture Readings This Week

Exodus 24:8–18 (ESV)

And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.”

Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.

The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” So Moses rose with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. And he said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever has a dispute, let him go to them.”

Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the Lord dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. Moses entered the cloud and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Psalm 2:6–12 (ESV)

“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

2 Peter 1:16–21 (ESV)

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 17:1–9 (ESV)

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”

Call Committee Update

After months of little to no activity, the call process for a new worship leader/family and youth minister has suddenly kicked into high gear. Following the Congregational Assembly approval in January, the Call Committee began looking at students from the Concordia...

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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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Milestone Ministry Celebration March 5

Milestones mark significant, important events during our lifetimes. They are celebrated and shared with others. Trinity’s Children’s Ministry offers a very special Milestone Ministry focused on faith formation for children, youth, and families. These faith...

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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...

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Hospice Care Presentation – March 10

Friday, March 10, at 2pm Mission Campus Sanctuary Do you have questions about hospice care, who is eligible, how it is paid for, and what it entails? On Friday, March 10, at 2pm Trinity Lutheran Church will offer an opportunity to learn more about this caring service....

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Lenten Evening Meals – Shawnee Campus

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. I’ll send out a menu when we get more details in. Thank you to all the groups hosting these...

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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...

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The Last Days of Jesus Bible Study

Sundays 9:45am to 10:45am March 5 through April 9 Shawnee Campus | Pastor Phil’s office The Last Days of Jesus DVD study covers everything from Palm Sunday to Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. The study invites us to clearly see behind the scenes of the main events...

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Preschool Pizza Fundraiser – Feb. 28

Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool Fundraiser at Sutera’s Pizza 22716 Midland Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 913-667-3000 Dine in/dine out included. (May not use with specials.) Please bring your flyer with you. Thank you for your support! Trinity...

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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...

Office Help Needed

Due to some turnover in volunteer staff, the church office is in great need of help. Office volunteers are a significant asset to the church office in helping things run efficiently. The main job of an office volunteer is to answer phones and greet incoming visitors....

Choir Resumes

The Trinity Choir will resume rehearsals starting Wednesday, March 1, with the 7pm Ash Wednesday service. The choir sings for the 8:30 and 11am Sunday worship services. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, March-May from 7-8:30pm, (7:30 in Lent). The choir is open to all...

Senior Ministry 2017 – A Year of Vibrancy

What a wonderful group of fun-loving, motivated, and active children of God Trinity has! Our members sixty and older give freely of their time and treasure. Did you know that at least 21 of our weekend readers and communion servers, and 33 of our greeters and welcome...

The House of Tudors: Music of the Monarchs, Feb. 24-26

For more than a century, the Kingdoms of England and Ireland were united under the rule of the Tudor dynasty. Henry VIII's break with the Catholic Church, Queen Mary's return to the Roman faith of her mother, and Elizabeth's union of England under the Anglican Church...

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 – NEW DATE

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...

Abigail Circle Book Drive

The Abigail Circle of Trinity's active Lutheran Women's Missionary League is collecting books during the months of January and February to benefit children in the Kansas City metro area through Reach Out and Read KC. To donate, drop books off at the marked receptacles...

Who is this man? Shawnee Men’s Bible Study

The Shawnee Men’s Bible Group will study a powerful video series titled “Who is this man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus" by John Ortberg in January and February. This group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8pm in room 201 of the Shawnee...

Hope Lutheran School 10th Annual Spades Tournament

Please clear your calendar for the 10th annual Spades tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 25, from 5:00-9:30 pm 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...

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Blessings Abound Is Growing – Moving Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed March 5, 10am - 1pm As a result, we are adjusting the floor plan for donations and merchandise. On Sunday, March 5th from 10 am to 1 pm, we need many able bodied volunteers to move furniture, boxes, etc. Come and go as you are able. Please sign up by...

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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, March 27, 7-9pm. The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th Street, Shawnee, KS. For more information...

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Now Hiring at Advice & Aid

Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers is looking to fill the position of Bridges Client Relations Coordinator. The Bridges Program is Advice & Aid’s parenting support group.  Under general direction of the Bridges Program Manager (BPM), the Bridges Client Relations...

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Hope Lutheran School Seeks Teachers

Hope Lutheran School in Shawnee, KS is seeking candidates with credentials to teach Kindergarten and 4th grade and who will: Create a fun, energetic environment that encourages student growth and fosters a love of God, each other, and learning. Work collaboratively...

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