Isaiah 55:10–13 (ESV)
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
12 “For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord,
an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
Psalm 65:1–13 (ESV)
1 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall vows be performed.
2 O you who hear prayer,
to you shall all flesh come.
3 When iniquities prevail against me,
you atone for our transgressions.
4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,
to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
the holiness of your temple!
5 By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas;
6 the one who by his strength established the mountains,
being girded with might;
7 who stills the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
the tumult of the peoples,
8 so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.
You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.
9 You visit the earth and water it;
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide their grain,
for so you have prepared it.
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.
11 You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,
13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
they shout and sing together for joy.
Romans 8:12–17 (ESV)
12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23 (ESV)
1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, 6 but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. 7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8 Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears, let him hear.”
18 “Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”
God sows the seed of His Word in our hearts! May that seed bear abundant fruit as we follow Jesus. We are now able to offer online worship for both campuses! Mission Campus Worship Video worship will be availableby 8am on Sunday morning.Shawnee Campus Worship...
Why is Trinity conducting a planning study?
The decision to expand our ministry space for the Shawnee campus by moving to the retail site at Johnson Drive and K-7 is too important to make without first doing our homework. We need to hear from you about this plan before we can decide to move forward.
Just a reminder that with Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s executive order requiring the wearing of masks in public places, we will be following the executive order as we honor and respect those in positions of authority as directed by the Fourth Commandment. Extra masks...
Gathering together in worship is at the heart of who we are and what we do as the people of God. Even though we are thankful for the option of online worship over these past weeks, it has always been our desire to resume “in person” worship as soon as we could safely do so.
We believe we are now at that point. In person worship will resume on the weekend of June 20/21.
Barb Estes as faithfully served Trinity for over four years as Office Support person. Anyone who has had the pleasure to work with Barb knows what a delightful and helpful person she is and what an asset she has been to Trinity. Barb has been diligently training her...
The bags are packed, and your boarding pass is ready, for a fun and exciting journey during our at-home Online Rocky Railway VBS where we will discover that “Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through” in all circumstances. We are so excited that you are a part of our great adventure as we explore how God’s power pulls us through and that we can trust in Him.
Dear Parents, Sowing the seeds of faith is such an important part of parenting. Nothing is more important in the life of your child than their faith in Christ Jesus. Children are always watching and learning from our examples, so what example are we setting for them....
The altar flowers at the Mission campus for the weekend of July 11-12 are given by Yvonne Tickles in loving memory of her step-daughter Kathy Bard.
Summer Sunday School Grab & Go Registration is NOW OPEN. We will provide packets for at-home family Sunday School for the weekends of July 12 - August 23, 2020. We require registration so we know how many packets to prepare and for what grade level. Registration...
Virtual MLM Christmas in July via Amazon
The Metro Lutheran Ministry (MLM) Christmas Store needs your help! The MLM Christmas Store makes Christmas a little merrier for needy families in December. Since the MLM Christmas Store serves close to 1,000 disadvantaged families, the need is great! We are helping the Christmas Store with a Christmas in July.
Welcome! With the retirement of Barb Estes as Office Support, we are pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members who will both be serving as Office Support. Jennifer grew up in Shawnee and attended KU for her bachelor's degree and UMKC for her...
The June Congregational Assembly was held via Zoom on Sunday, June 28, at 1pm. Thanks to so many who logged on to join us for the meeting! After an explanation was given and questions were addressed, the 2020/21 budget was approved. In addition, the following people...
Trinity will be partnering with Harvester’s and Kid’s Café summer lunch program this summer to do FREE Grab & Go lunch meals at our Mission location for any child ages 1-18. Meals will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 – 12:30 beginning June 15.
VBS Bonus: Drum Safari! Drum Safari will be a part of our VBS! Led by Trinity's Worship Leader at the Shawnee Campus, Brandon Draper, Drum Safari will include a session that will interactive music, a freeze dance, puppets, instrument demonstrations and how to...
The July - September issue of Portals of Prayer is now available for pick up at each campus. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please contact Tom Perry and he would be glad to do so, email@example.com, 913-787-6077.
We are happy to announce that we have set a date in mid-August for a special Confirmation Service for our Confirmands and their families. We are excited to celebrate this milestone in their faith with them; with that being said, this service will be limited to only...
We are so excited to announce there is a NEW Food Pantry coming to Mission and it will be called the Mission Community Food Pantry! Our desire at Trinity was to provide a grocery pantry that could serve the families attending our Grab & Go summer...
Trinity is working alongside local business leaders and members of the Mission community to establish a new food pantry. One way your family could serve and help this effort is to gather donations of canned and dry goods for the pantry. We are working to be able to...
With the resumption of in-person worship, the format for our online worship services will be changing. Online worship going forward will be a lightly edited video of our in-person worship instead of a separate taping process. (We are not able to sustain this separate...
Dear Trinity Community: I wanted to spend a few minutes talking about the subject of Singing Together when we resume “in- person” worship on June 20/21. I am reminded of God’s Word found in Psalm 137 when God's people were in exile in Babylon: By the rivers of...
The Missions Committee is, for the seventh year, sponsoring a Mini Grant Program to fund a limited number of social service/ministries projects/programs, each with a maximum amount of $2,500, from the 2019-20 budget, on a selective basis. The Committee especially...
Trinity is offering Holy Communion in small, socially distanced groups of 10 or fewer people during a Brief Service of Confession and Communion. Members will need to sign up in advance to participate. We have improved the signup process, making it much easier to sign up your whole family.
While we are not able to gather in person these days, people around the world are finding creative ways to get things done. The ingenuity, compassion, and generosity of people in this worldwide crisis is heartening for sure. Trinity members have always come together...
Are you or someone you know in need of prayer? Trinity is a tightly knit "Community Following Jesus" that cares for one another and the community. We are not able to gather in person right now, but we may still participate in a robust prayer life! If there is...