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August 24, 2017


Scripture Readings This Week

Isaiah 51:1–6 (ESV)

“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness,
you who seek the Lord:
look to the rock from which you were hewn,
and to the quarry from which you were dug.
Look to Abraham your father
and to Sarah who bore you;
for he was but one when I called him,
that I might bless him and multiply him.
For the Lord comforts Zion;
he comforts all her waste places
and makes her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the garden of the Lord;
joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the voice of song.
Give attention to me, my people,
and give ear to me, my nation;
for a law will go out from me,
and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples.
My righteousness draws near,
my salvation has gone out,
and my arms will judge the peoples;
the coastlands hope for me,
and for my arm they wait.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look at the earth beneath;
for the heavens vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment,
and they who dwell in it will die in like manner;
but my salvation will be forever,
and my righteousness will never be dismayed.”

Psalm 138 (ESV)

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth,
and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
for great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
but the haughty he knows from afar.\
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Romans 11:33-12:8 (ESV)

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

“For who has known the mind of the Lord,
or who has been his counselor?”
“Or who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Matthew 16:13-20 (ESV)

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

Youth Ministry Listening Event – Sept. 6

September 6, 6:30-9pm, Shawnee campus We’ve had some great dialogue and conversation around our hopes and dreams for youth and family ministry over the past several weeks, and yet there is more to be done. The end goal of this process is a ministry philosophy...

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Fall Bible Study Lineup

A Community Following Jesus: Bible Studies By Pastor Ben Vineyard As a “Community Following Jesus” we cherish opportunities to get together with one another to encourage each other in the walk of faith. Below, you’ll find several opportunities for such gatherings....

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Life Together Groups

As a “Community Following Jesus” we intend to share in this journey of faith together. One way to do so is through Life Together Groups. These are opportunities to gather with others to grow in firsthand spirituality: studying and applying the Scriptures ourselves,...

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Sunday School Kickoff

August 20,  9:45am Mission Campus September 10, 9:45am Shawnee campus Welcome to the start of another great year of Sunday School! We hope this information will give you a glimpse into what is happening in the life of our children at Trinity. We are excited about this...

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Join FellowShipmates Young Adult Group!

Mission Campus Heritage Room Every-other Thursday evening We enjoy hanging out and good conversation. We meet every other week at Trinity's Mission campus for Bible study and friendship. We also strive to have at least one social/community service event per month and...

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Confirmation Orientation – September 10

Orientation September 10, 10:45am Classes Begin September 17, 9:45am Orientation September 10, 6:30pm Classes Begin September 17, 6:30pm Greetings, parents and Confirmation students! Confirmation is a time for students to study, learn, and grow in their faith (and...

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Call Committee Update

The Call Committee for the Family Life Ministry Coordinator/ Shawnee Praise Team Leader has heard back from the one candidate still being considered. Due to life circumstances (she is getting married this fall), she is not in a position to consider a Call at this...

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Trinity Choir Resumes Rehearsal Schedule

New Members Welcome! Wednesday, September 20, at 7pm The Trinity Choir will resume rehearsals starting Wednesday, September 20, at 7pm in the sanctuary. The choir sings for the 8:30 and 11am Sunday worship services at the Mission campus. Rehearsals are Wednesdays,...

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Fellowship Hall Renovation Update – August 16

The renovation continues! We are now in the dry-wall phase. These photos depict the storage enclosure as well as the in-fill in the wall in the Kitchen Annex and the enclosed transition between the annex and the Fellowship Hall.

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New Member Class Begins August 31

Pastor Mark is organizing a new member class at the Mission campus. The class will begin on August 31, 6:45-8pm, at the Mission campus and will continue for four weeks. If interested, please contact him at

50+ Fall Season Kicks Off with Meet and Greet – September 13

10:15am, Wednesday, September 13 Mission Faith Factory  (turn right from the elevator on the lower level) Join the 50+ Bible study group as they kick off the fall season in style. All members and guests of the "golden age" are invited for a meet and greet at 10:15am...

CONNECT Summer Sunday School – August 27

A Summer to Serve is an intergenerational event for children, youth, families and all congregation members on Sunday mornings at Trinity from 9:45 – 10:45am at both our Mission and Shawnee campuses. A Summer to Serve has completed the season at the Mission campus but...

The Spiritual: America’s First Art Form – Sept. 16-17

Featuring Reginald Mobley, Countertenor From the hills of Appalachia, to the small African-American churches of the Deep South, the American Spiritual is, today, America’s first home-grown musical art form. From the plaintive sounds of Amazing Grace to the unbridled...

Lutherans for Life Presentation – August 29

Lutherans for Life executive director Rev. Michael Salemink will be speaking at Hope Lutheran Church, 6308 Quivira Road, Shawnee, on Tuesday, August 29 at 7:15pm. The mission statement for Lutherans for Life is “to equip Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for...

Two Volunteer Opportunities

Here are two opportunities to serve at Trinity. Interested? Contact Pastor Mark for more information. 1 Be a funeral helper. Be available before and during funerals held at the Mission campus to offer assistance as needed at the pastor’s or funeral...

Me, a Pastor?

Have you ever thought about becoming a pastor? The Rev. Scott Holder from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will be in the Kansas City area on Wednesday, September 13, and would love to connect with you. Call or text him at 314-502-1479.

Missions Committee Mini Grants

The Missions Committee was established to advise the senior pastor regarding the allocation of budgeted dollars in the category of “Support for Others” in the annual OneFund budget. This year those dollars amount to 7.1% of offering receipts. The ultimate goal is to...

Intentional Personal Ministry

Saturday, August 19, 9am-noon Mission Campus What is a personal ministry and, more importantly, what is your personal ministry? Most people, if asked if they are loving and caring, would most likely characterize themselves as being so. But how does that...

Sunday School Registration

It’s that time of year to register your children for Sunday School. Just fill out the simple online form. One per child, please. We are registering children age 2 through high school.

Authentic: Shawnee Men’s Bible Study

Wednesdays, September 6 - October 18 Shawnee Campus Conference Room The Shawnee Men’s Group invites all men to join in experiencing the powerful 7-session program titled “Authentic” from September 6 to October 18. Produced by pastor and author James MacDonald, this...

LCMS-U at K-State

Are you a student heading off to K-State? Check out LCMS-U when you get there! LCMS-U is the campus ministry of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, offering faith, fun, and fellowship. They exist to “Share the GOOD NEWS of CHRIST through the SUPPORT and ENCOURAGEMENT of...

Time to Order your Lutheran Witness!

How do we as Lutheran Christians respond to the world around us? How do we share a biblical perspective on current issues? How can we be better beacons of God’s light and care for those around us? The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod offers an excellent resource that...

Mission Campus Parking Repairs – New Dates

Part of our 2017-2018 budget are repairs to the Mission campus parking lot. These repairs include replacing the concrete curb and asphalt at the two western entrances from Woodson Road as well as seal-coating and re-striping. The entrance repairs will likely occur the...

Sunday School Mentoring at Mission Campus

All children from second to fifth grade are assigned a youth or adult mentor. This is crucial to forming relationships at Trinity. Each mentor volunteers his or her time to make connections with each child. It is important that children are here by 9:35am so that they...

Coming in September – Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University This changes EVERYTHING! Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God's ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University! The average turnaround (money saved plus debt paid) is $8,000 in just the first three...

LWR Coffee and Tea Sale – August 13

Lutheran World Relief coffee and tea sale will be held between worship services at the Mission Campus on Sunday, August 13. Be sure to stop by the table to select from the wide variety of flavors available. Selected items are available for purchase in the gift shop...

Facility Setup Changes at the Mission Campus

With Jay Williams’ departure, facility room setups at the Mission campus will now be handled by Nissen Services. We are working toward having as smooth a transition as possible. With everyone’s help and an added measure of patience, we are confident that facility...

Summertime Hymn Sing – August 20

Sunday, July 16, 8:30 and 11:00 am services Mission Campus We will continue our tradition of Summertime Hymn Sings! This is a great opportunity to sing your favorite hymns of the faith. Our Music and Arts Director, Ben A. Spalding, will lead this inspiring hymn sing...

Seminar for Families of Prodigals – October 14

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (presentation with light continental breakfast and working lunch) Where: Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 4153 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS RSVP: to the church office 913-236-6228 or or sign up...

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Rev. Dr. Roger Dallman Retires

Former member of Trinity, Rev. Dr. Roger Dallman, is celebrating 41 years in the ministry and retiring at a celebration at All Saints Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Washington. All Saints is celebrating on Sunday, August 27, with a celebration service, luncheon,...

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500th Anniversary Festival at Bethlehem-Raymore

Do you know someone who doesn't know Jesus or who doesn't know much about the Lutheran faith? Please consider coming yourself and bringing them along with you on Saturday, September 30! In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Bethlehem...

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Fall Farm to Fork Dinner Party – September 30

Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 7 PM Hollis Lodge, Hollis Renewal Center Come dine with us! Enjoy an amazing meal with great company and Hollis hospitality. Our Fall 2017 Farm to Fork Dinner will be a celebration of the bounty of the fall harvest. Our...

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