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October 19, 2017


Scripture Readings This Week

Isaiah 45:1–7 (ESV)

Thus, says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whose right hand I have grasped,
to subdue nations before him
and to loose the belts of kings,
to open doors before him
that gates may not be closed:
“I will go before you
and level the exalted places,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut through the bars of iron,
I will give you the treasures of darkness
and the hoards in secret places,
that you may know that it is I, the LORD,
the God of Israel, who call you by your name.
For the sake of my servant Jacob,
and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name,
I name you, though you do not know me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other,
besides me there is no God;
I equip you, though you do not know me,
that people may know, from the rising of the sun
and from the west, that there is none besides me;
I am the LORD, and there is no other.
I form light and create darkness;
I make well-being and create calamity;
I am the LORD, who does all these things.”

Psalm 96:1–13 (ESV)

Oh sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Sing to the LORD, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the LORD made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts!
Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth!

Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.”
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the LORD, for he comes,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in his faithfulness.

1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 (ESV)

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace to you and peace.

We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

Matthew 22:15–22 (ESV)

Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words. And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard it, they marveled.  And they left him and went away.

Reformation 500 Hymn Festival DVD Orders

Place your DVD order by October 31! “We Sing the Faith” Reformation 500 Hymn Festival was a glorious event! Thank you to all those who participated and attended. We have more great news! We have received the necessary number of requests to allow us to produce DVDs of...

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Reformation and Discipleship

From Pastor Ben Vineyard This is my first Reformation as a pastor and it’s a big one: the 500th anniversary of Luther posting the 95 Theses in Wittenberg. Now I’m a pastor in this great tradition. Special 500th anniversary stoles were even donated to the...

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New Member Class Starting October 22

Sundays, October 22 and November 5, 12, and 19 Shawnee Campus 5-6:15pm If you’ve been thinking about making Trinity your church home, now is the time to find out more about who we are and what it means for us to be a “Community Following Jesus.” Contact...

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Tap Your Toes! The Importance of Movement – Oct. 20

by Dr. Eric P. Justin Friday, October 20, 2pm, Mission Campus Tap your toes! Wiggle your nose! Dance around the room! Please join us at 2pm at Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mission campus for an entertaining and fascinating presentation of the importance of...

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All Saints’ Potluck

Sunday, November 5 12:15pm Mission Campus Fellowship Hall Mark your calendars now for the annual All Saints’ Potluck dinner. We will be celebrating many things: We will give a nod to the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 theses Thank many of our...

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Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 29 4:30-6:00pm Mission Campus Free event for the young and young-at-heart! Invite your neighbors and friends to join us! Balloon artist Mission firetruck and police car Family-friendly service project Cookie walk Popcorn buffet Games and goodies Bring...

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FellowShipmates BBQ and Pumpkin Carving

October 26 6:30pm Mission Campus If you are a young adult, age 18-30, whether single, a couple, or married, come and join the FellowShipmates group for an evening of barbeque and pumpkin carving. Bring a side dish to share for the barbeque and a pumpkin...

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It’s the Little Things That Matter

It is a goal of the support department of Trinity to provide all who enter and use our facilities with the best possible experience, from hospitality to cleaning and room setups. Now that we are adjusting to the move from a full-time custodian to a custodial service...

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Noisy Collection November 5

The Sunday school children will be having a noisy collection on Sunday, November 5, at all services. Bring your “noisy” loose change, and even some not-so-noisy money, if you feel so inclined. All money collected will be used to purchase Christmas gifts...

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Happy Oktober!

We wish everyone a happy Oktober! The 50+ Senior Group had a lovely time at the Oktoberfest party today!

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Shawnee Campus Saturday Work Day

Saturday, October 21 8am to Noon Join us at the Shawnee campus for some much-needed sprucing up inside and outside of the building. The more people that can help, the merrier!  Please Reply to to let us know if you can help on the...

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What did you say?

One of the helpful discussions that came out of the Family Life Ministry listening sessions was a desire to improve both internal and external communication at Trinity. The Executive Committee is appointing a communications task force that will meet several times...

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Hurricane Disaster Relief Opportunity

We’ve all heard the news and seen the pictures of disaster upon disaster, from Texas to Florida to Puerto Rico. We’ve prayed as a church. We’ve collected relief funds. And now I’m wondering if you would consider joining others at Trinity on a short mission trip to...

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Service Project: Food Basket Assembly – Oct. 29

Come out for all of the fun! 4:30 - 6:00pm (During Trunk or Treat) Mission Campus Foyer From Pastor Ben: Come join my Life Together Group as we host an assembly of food baskets containing staple food items for immigrant and refugee families in need. All...

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The Living Time Capsule – Seeking Ideas

At this year’s All Saints’ dinner, which will be held in the newly renovated Fellowship Hall on November 5 after the 11am service on the Mission campus, we will be placing a new time capsule. This capsule is to be opened on Trinity's 100th birthday in...

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Hope Lutheran School Seeks Second Grade Teacher

Hope Lutheran School is seeking candidates to teach full-time second 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 with colleagues in...

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Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers 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, November 13, 2017 (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th...

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Bethany Lutheran Seeking Bookkeeper

Now Hiring: Bethany Lutheran Church in Overland Park, Kansas, is interviewing for Church Bookkeeper - Part-Time General Description: The primary responsibility is to handle all the accounting duties for the church, Foundation, Mother’s Day Out (MDO)/...

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Hollis Renewal Center Seeks Artisans

Hollis Renewal Center is still looking for a few talented artisans to exhibit and sell their wares at the 8th Annual Hollis Winter Art Fair, December 2 & 3, 2017. We are particularly interested in jewelry artists, but will consider all mediums. Visit...

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MLM Power of Each One

Metro Lutheran Ministry's Power of Each One fundraising dinner is Saturday, November 4th at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Learn more about how MLM serves those in need while enjoying fellowship with over 700 MLM volunteers, supporters, and friends....

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Luther Movie Event – October 27

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation by attending a showing of the new Martin Luther film at: BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 13145 S. Blackbob Rd. Olathe, KS 66062 Friday, October 27 @ 6:30 PM and Saturday, October 28 @ 2:30 PM This special...

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MLM Christmas Store Volunteers Needed

As we move into the end of the summer, Metro Lutheran Ministry staff and volunteers are busy preparing for the 2017 Christmas Store! With your help, MLM will serve over 850 families at this special event. New this year, registration will take place at MLM...

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Bountiful Blessings Gift & Craft Festival – Nov. 18

Gift and Craft Fair 9am-3pm The Craft Fair is sponsored by the 8th Grade classes from Christ Lutheran School and Bethany Lutheran School, with proceeds going to their class trips. It is held at Bethany Lutheran Church and School, 9101 Lamar Avenue,...

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