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This Week

Ezekiel 37:1–14 (ESV)

 

1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LordThus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”

Psalm 139:1–16 (ESV)

 

1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
    and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
    behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
    it is high; I cannot attain it.

Where shall I go from your Spirit?
    Or where shall I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
    If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
If I take the wings of the morning
    and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
    and your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light about me be night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
    the night is bright as the day,
    for darkness is as light with you.

13 For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.

Acts 2:1–21 (ESV)

 

1 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    and your young men shall see visions,
    and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants and female servants
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”

John 15:26–27; 16:4–15 (ESV)

 

15:26 [Jesus said] “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

16:4 “But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

Annual OneFund Commitments

Annual OneFund Commitments

The month of May is your opportunity to reflect, discern, and consider what your annual OneFund stewardship commitment will be for our next fiscal year, which starts July 1. We ask you to submit your OneFund commitment card for our 2024/2025 fiscal year for OneFund Commitment Sunday on May 19.

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Youth Summer Calendar

Youth Summer Calendar

Summer is time to kick back, relax, and enjoy fun events with your friends. Mark your calendars for several fun Youth Ministry events throughout the summer for middle school and high school students.

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May 16 Construction Update

May 16 Construction Update

Exciting work is going on at Shawnee! The windows should be installed this week, roofing is complete and the exterior siding is making great progress! In the next week or so the entrance to the upper level will be changing.

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VBS Kids’ Kamp

VBS Kids’ Kamp

Monday – Wednesday ONLY
July 8-10
Grades 1 – 5
12:30 – 3:00pm
Mission Kids’ Kamp is our afternoon camp available for first – fifth grade youth. Each day we will enter into a new adventure at camp. Kamp activities include FREE lunch after SCUBA VBS, games, service day, movie day, and swim day.

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Shake It Up Café

Shake It Up Café

We are “shaking” things up this summer! We would like to invite you to join us this summer for our “Shake It Up Café” Family Bible Study event beginning June 9, 2024.

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Celebrating Our 2024 Graduates!

Celebrating Our 2024 Graduates!

On Sunday, May 12, Trinity recognized our 2024 High School Graduates during service with a blessing and special gift. Please take a moment to read what the class of 2024’s plans include and help congratulate them on all they have accomplished.
Congratulations and God’s continued blessing class of 2024!

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Wear Red for Pentecost

Wear Red for Pentecost

May 18-19
All Services

On the weekend of May 18-19, the Day of Pentecost (fifty days of Easter and ten days after the Ascension), the clergy wear red vestments to signify the work of the Spirit. It is also a custom in many churches for the people in the congregation to wear red on the Day of Pentecost as well. We invite you to wear red on Pentecost Sunday to remind us of the fire of the Spirit.

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Volunteer Musician Invitation

Volunteer Musician Invitation

While our Trinity Choir takes a break during the summer months, volunteer musicians are invited to help lead worship. You may be confident and skilled enough to serve as a soloist, or you may wish to work on building your confidence by playing along with a hymn or two.

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LVR Trip Information

LVR Trip Information

Lutheran Valley Retreat (LVR) is coming up in a few short weeks, June 2-7. There are still spots left for youth! Find out trip details here!

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VBS Registration is Now Open!

VBS Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open!

Take kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about!

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Request for Lead Pastor – Mission Campus Nominations

Request for Lead Pastor – Mission Campus Nominations

This is your chance to nominate someone for possible inclusion in our list of names for call consideration. Perhaps you have visited other LCMS churches, or are a former member of another LCMS church, at which you observed a pastor that you think is committed to the written Word, and possesses the compassion, prayerfulness, temperament, interpersonal skills, and presence in the pulpit that will serve us well.

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Summer Young Adult Group

Summer Young Adult Group

Monday, May 13th at 7pm

Calling all young adults! People who are in college, working, doing grad school or something else. Over the summer, Trinity is organizing a Bible study group to meet together, study the Bible, and eat food. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, let us know. Spend this summer learning more about God, and connecting with new or maybe old friends!

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Red Flowers for Pentecost

Red Flowers for Pentecost

$9 per plant
50 plants
Mission Campus
Help beautify the Mission campus with red flowers for Pentecost. The flowers will then be planted around the Mission campus grounds.

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Nominations for Executive Committee

Nominations for Executive Committee

Nominations are open for two-year terms as Vice President, Treasurer, and Member-at-large of Trinity’s Executive Committee. Nominating forms are available in the foyer at both campuses. You may also fill out an online form. Completed forms are due by May 31, and the election will be held at the Congregational Assembly on June 23.

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New Member Class Begins May 8

New Member Class Begins May 8

6-7:15pm, Wednesdays, May 8-29, Mission Campus
Trinity is called to be “A Community Following Jesus.” Are you ready to take the next step in your journey of following Jesus by joining with us in this community? New Member Classes are being offered in May!

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Attendance Tracking Update – New Digital Pew Card!

Attendance Tracking Update – New Digital Pew Card!

New for May! Trinity is introducing a new way to take attendance! Starting in May you can now register your worship attendance with your phone. This new Digital Pew Card will also give you other things at your fingertips such as prayer requests, electronic giving, and announcements. Look for this coming soon!

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Altar Flower 2024 Schedule

Altar Flower 2024 Schedule

Would you like a meaningful way to commemorate a special event in your life or the life of a loved one? How about dedicating altar flowers?
The 2024 altar flower chart is now available for signups in the Mission campus foyer and online.

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Hollis Crossings Summer Day Camp

Hollis Crossings Summer Day Camp

HOLLIS CROSSINGS SUMMER DAY CAMP 2024
June 24-27, 2023 | Hollis Renewal Center
Spend a week at Hollis, exploring nature, making new friends and learning about God’s love for us all.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

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