Revelation 14:6–7 (ESV)
6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7 And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
Psalm 46 (ESV)
1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
Romans 3:19–28 (ESV)
19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
John 8:31–36 (ESV)
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”
34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
We rejoice that we are saved by grace through faith alone!
You are cordially invited to a networking and idea sharing event on Saturday, November 13, at 9am at the Mission campus. We’ll be exploring the idea of “Living as the Baptized” with KS District staff.
The holidays are coming! Please bring food to help others through Metro Lutheran Ministry. Please bring food to church by Sunday, November 7.
Sunday, October 31, 2:00-4:00, Mission Campus | Plenty of fun things to do including drum safari, a fire truck, and, of course, treats!
November 6-7 is All Saints’ Day (observed) as we remember that God has made into saints all who have been baptized into Christ.
A new member class for the Shawnee campus will be held online in November. Contact Pastor Phil for more information or to register.
We are still in need of bottles of water and a few volunteers. If you are able to help, please sign up here.
Thanks to all who gave coats and jackets, we collected over seventy items.
Oktoberfest was a lot of fun this past week. We enjoyed being with friends, both old and new.
Just a reminder that there are many opportunities for you to be in Bible classes. We have Sunday morning classes, men’s groups, small classes, Monday groups, women’s classes, and the 50+ class.
The altar flowers for October 30-31 are donated by Julie Messbarger and children in loving memory of mother and grandmother, Joan Miller’s, birthday.
Join us in raising money for those in need by clipping your Best Choice bar codes.
On October 30-31, the congregation is invited to wear RED for Reformation to remind us of the fire of the Spirit.
Trinity is back to printing a bulletin each week! If you have an announcement to include, please submit it by noon on Tuesdays.
Are you or someone you know of currently in a mid- to upper-management business position, interested in an industry or career change?
Would you like a seasonal way to serve the church that enhances festival worship? Trinity is looking for a volunteer who will organize the purchase, placement, and donation of seasonal flowers for Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost.
On October 31 Trinity will celebrate a special milestones in worship for second and third grade students and their parents. This celebration follows a two-session parent-child learning class about how to use the Bible and experience its lessons together.
As Christians, we know that because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have forgiveness of our sins and God’s certain promise of eternal life. Maybe now is a good time for you to do advance planning for your funeral or memorial service.
The pantry is in need of certain items to help fill up the shelves for the bi-monthly giveaways. Can you help?
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10am-6pm
Each year Hollis has the privilege of hosting local artisans in the Hollis lodge for our annual Winter Art Fair. Join us again!
This traditional German Christmas Market will be held outdoors on Friday, December 10th from 4:00-9:00pm and Saturday, December 11th from 11:00am-9:00pm on the 40-acre campus of Saint Paul Lutheran High School.
The Germany Lutherland and Oberammergau Passion Play Tour postponed due to the pandemic has been rescheduled for September 3-12, 2022.