Scripture Readings for This Week
Amos 8:4–7 (ESV)
4 Hear this, you who trample on the needy
and bring the poor of the land to an end,
5 saying, “When will the new moon be over,
that we may sell grain?
And the Sabbath,
that we may offer wheat for sale,
that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great
and deal deceitfully with false balances,
6 that we may buy the poor for silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals
and sell the chaff of the wheat?”
7 The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
“Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.”
Psalm 113 (ESV)
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
4 The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
6 who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
8 to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
9 He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!
The second lesson is being omitted during the fall sermon series.
Luke 16:1–15 (ESV)
1 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3 And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5 So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”
by Jo Ann Emerson, Preschool Director | Let me take you back to the days of Algebra. All algebraic expressions contain combinations of numbers (4), variables (e) and operations (+). Powers (e3 ) are often part of expressions too. Algebraic equations include an equal sign (=) and say that the left expression equals the right expression.
The next step as we explore a proposed expansion of the Shawnee campus and enhancements to the Mission campus is almost completed. By the end of the month we will have architectural concept drawings that incorporate the ministry vision needs that have been identified....
Interested in helping out when disaster strikes? Want to respond to others with the love we have first received from Jesus? To be better prepared, please consider attending Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) Training Session.
Have you been visiting Trinity, and thinking about making Trinity your church home? Come find out more about what it means to join this “Community Following Jesus” during the next New Member Class, coming soon!
The next Noisy Collection will be Sunday, September 29, in all services. The money collected for the noisy collection will benefit the Rushton Adopt-a-Family Program. This program supplies Christmas gifts to families in need with children who attend Rushton Elementary...
October 9, 11:30am | Mission Campus Fellowship Hall | Your mouth will water for the traditional German meal of brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, and dessert. Members of both campuses are invited and encouraged to come!
On September 13-14, five members of Trinity traveled to Fremont, Nebraska, to assist with ongoing rebuilding efforts. While there, we were able to put the love of Jesus into concrete action, as we re-installed sheetrock in two homes.
This fall we will experience a discipleship sermon series titled, “A Community Following Jesus,” as we explore together a three-fold pattern to the walk of faith. Each week we will explore either the UP dimension of discipleship (our relationship with God), the IN...
Trinity families, you are invited to pack a picnic for your family along with a blanket (or lawn chairs) and plan to stay and play after Sunday school on September 29 at both campuses. Let’s enjoy a simple lunch and let our kids play together.
Who: Families of all ages and stages–singles, families with young kids, teens, empty-nesters | What: Camping, hiking, fishing, archery, campfires, s’mores, sitting and relaxing, and more! | How: Tent camping, RV camping, or in cabins | When: October 11-14
LWML Sunday (Lutheran Women in Mission) is being celebrated October 6-7 at the Mission campus and October 7 at the Shawnee campus. We invite members of the congregation to celebrate LWML Sunday with us by enjoying the quilts for Lutheran World Relief and Metro Lutheran Ministry on the pews at Mission
Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML) is collecting 4-ounce or 5-ounce bars of individually wrapped soap for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). Please bring your donations to the Soap Box located at either the Mission or Shawnee campus by October 6.
Reverend Justin Panzer will be installed as the new President of the Kansas District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod during the joint worship service at the Church Workers Conferences on Wednesday, October 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Overland...
Did you know that Metro Lutheran Ministry (MLM) gives out at least 10,000 sack lunches per year to needy individuals right here in the KC metro? MLM needs volunteers like YOU to help pack these sack lunches! During the Sunday School hour on September 22 at the Shawnee Campus
Trinity offers a wide range of Bible studies, classes, and learning experiences for all ages. There are Bible studies for groups and individuals, for men and women, as classes and independent study. Check out our Fall Lineup!
How do we, as people retired and beyond, strive to be all that God wishes us to be?Too often the organized church looks at this age group mainly as care receivers and not as people eager to continue their ministry as “Children of God.” Trinity looks at seniors...
In worship on September 28 and 29, we will be celebrating St. Michael and All Angels Sunday, a minor festival of the church year that occasionally falls on a Sunday. In this service we thank God for angels, who fight against evil, protect God’s people, and serve as...
Saturday, October 19, 10am, Mission Campus | Alzheimer’s and dementia touch every family in one way or another.
Trinity’s Senior Ministry is sponsoring a talk and discussion about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Awad Ismir lead this presentation.
Trinity women, come and join us for a mini retreat, “Fill Your Cup,” based on Psalm 23:5 and led by Julie von der Linden, on Saturday, September 21, from 9:00 to 12:00 at the home of Gloria Garrelts.
Awaken your soul with this extraordinary season opener grounded in creativity, integrity, and devotion to world–class choral performances. This enchanted musical journey reinvents the traditional concert experience with an eloquent collage of musical genres curated by Artistic Director Ben A. Spalding.
Deacon Tim Reaman will return to serve as a host for the seventh time for the Wittenberg English Ministry (WEM) in Wittenberg, Germany for six weeks beginning September 21. Wittenberg is where Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses in 1517 and is considered the cradle of...
This past spring, Nebraska was devastated by major flooding. While this has fallen out of the news cycle, the need is still great. Local churches are still committed to recovery efforts and have asked for volunteers to come in and serve. A trip is currently being...
Rushton Elementary is a local school that Trinity serves as part of our mission focus as “A Community Following Jesus.” This mission relationship formally began in 2012 with assistance for their school supply drive and has blossomed into an ongoing mission where...
Interested in serving out beyond our walls, and reaching the community around Shawnee with the love of Jesus? Come be a part of a Serving OUT Team at the Shawnee campus. The goal of this team is to identify one local service opportunity per month to connect with the...
The Trinity Choir will resume rehearsals starting Wednesday, September 25, at 7pm in the sanctuary. The choir sings for the 8:30 and 11am Sunday worship services at the Mission campus. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, late September through December, and then February through May from 7-8:30pm.
Would you like to take the time to smell the roses (and carnations, lilies, chrysanthemums, you get the idea)? Would you like to combine that with bringing joy to people, whether they are celebrating or mourning? Each week the altar at the Mission campus is graced...
Worship is meant to be participatory: God acts, we respond. God comes to us with his mercy and grace; we respond with thanks and praise. One of the many ways we do that is through music. The majority of the music in our services is meant to be sung by the congregation. And yet, it can be difficult to sing a new, unfamiliar song for the first time.
Immanuel Lutheran’s Hispanic Ministry needs volunteers to help in their food pantry in “The Argentine.” There are many different ways for you to serve. The pantry is open every Tuesday morning from 9am to noon. They’re easy to find, just off I-635.
November 2, 6-9pm, Overland Park Convention Center | Metro Lutheran Ministry’s Power of Each One Annual Gala is coming November 2! This gala helps us to raise funds for the more than 21,000 low-income and homeless individuals and families in the KC metro area, assistance ranging from emergency assistance to permanent supportive housing.
The Venue in Leawood | Friday, October 4, 6-11pm | Dinner, silent and live auction will support the services of Alexandra’s House. Alexandra’s House offers healing and support for parents and families, free of charge,
Ach du lieber! You are invited to enjoy the seventh annual “Blocktoberfest” at Trinity, Paola, so named because the church is located in the former rural community of “Block.” Each year over 1,000 people gather for this festival on our beautiful 42-acre campus, 30 minutes south of Overland Park. This FREE event will be held on Saturday, September 21, from noon to 6:00pm.
The Golf Club at Falcon LakesBasehor, KSMonday, September 27 | 8 AMThe rain, rain did not go away, so we rescheduled our golf for another day! Registration has been re-opened and hopefully you will be able to join us!September 27, 2019 4-person scramble |...
Join us at the Hollis Lodge for good time! Sample an assortment of chili, homemade pie, and craft beer, while enjoying live music on the deck. After eating participate in a lively unconventional live auction where we raise funds for the mission and ministry of Hollis. This evening is fun and low key, suitable for the whole family. We look forward to seeing you there!
King of Kings Lutheran Church (located at 306 E Madison in Gardner) will serve as the host for the Lutheran Laymen’s League Zone 3 Fall Rally the afternoon of Sunday, September 29
Have you ever thought about being a pastor? Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN is offering a "Prayerfully Consider Visit" on October 10-12. Spouses and fiancees of prospective students are encouraged to attend also. The visit, which includes...
Join us again by the warmth of the fire for our tenth Annual Hollis Winter Art Fair! Each year Hollis has the privilege of hosting local artisans in the Hollis Lodge for an Art Fair. Mediums include pottery, photography, handmade jewelry, hand turned woodworking, and more. We are currently accepting artists applications. Applications will be considered within two weeks of submission. The deadline is October 1. Visit holliscenter.org for complete information and an application.
September 5-14, 2020
Informational Meeting on May 13, 7pm, at Hope Lutheran Church
Pastor Tom and Diane Harries of Lenexa are hosting a Germany tour in 2020 from September 5-14. The trip will include touring Lutherland, attending the world famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, and visiting other historic and colorful…