Trinity eNews

July 18

Trinity eNews

July 18


This Week’s Scripture Readings

Genesis 18:1–15 (ESV)

1 And the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth 3 and said, “O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. 4 Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, 5 while I bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.” 6 And Abraham went quickly into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quick! Three seahs of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes.” 7 And Abraham ran to the herd and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to a young man, who prepared it quickly. 8 Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate.

9 They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” 10 The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” 13 The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” 15 But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

Psalm 27:1-4 (ESV)

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When evildoers assail me
    to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
    it is they who stumble and fall.

3 Though an army encamp against me,
    my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
    yet I will be confident.

4 One thing have I asked of the Lord,
    that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
    and to inquire in his temple.

Colossians 1:21–29 (ESV)

21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

Luke 10:38-42 (ESV)

38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Guatemala 2019 Mission Travelogue

July 17, 2019Peace to you from Guatemala. Trinity's 2019 mission group is doing well in Guatemala. We stay each night in Mario's Rooms and so far have watched lightning flash above ancient volcanoes. There are great flashes but rarely do we hear thunder. I don't know...

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Great American Giveaway

5th Annual Great American Giveaway, August 3, 2019, Mission Campus Parking Lot

How can you help?

1. DONATE your stuff
2. VOLUNTEER your time
3. PROVIDE snacks for volunteers
4. PRAY for everyone involved

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Children and Youth Summer Events

What an amazing summer it has been in Children’s Ministry at Trinity! From Mega Sports Camp Summer Sunday School to ROAR VBS, we have had wonderful opportunities to grow in our faith while learning that we can live out our faith in everything we do in our daily lives. Find out what we are up to!

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Rushton School Supply Drive

We are again continuing our important ministry to assist with supporting low-income families at Rushton Elementary School. Help us send the children off to school with all the supplies they need to give them a jump start toward success by donating school...

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“Dreaming of Christmas” at MLM Christmas Store

The Metro Lutheran Ministry Christmas Store needs your help! Each year, you help make Christmas a little merrier for almost 900 Kansas City families in need. Please help MLM stock the warehouse by bringing an unwrapped gift to church this summer....

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Listening to You

One of the primary responsibilities of Trinity’s Executive Committee is listening to you, the members of our “Community Following Jesus.” This happens in a variety of ways, both through organized events where input is sought as well as informally in personal...

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LCMS National Convention News

The 67th convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will take place July 20-25 in Tampa, Florida. This year’s convention theme is “Joy:Fully Lutheran” based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all...

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Summertime Hymn Sing

Sundays: July 21 and August 18
8:30 and 11:00 am services
Mission Campus

We will begin our worship together with our second Summertime Hymn Sing for the summer on July 21! This is a great opportunity to sing your favorite hymns of the faith. Our Director of Music and the Arts, Ben A. Spalding, will lead this inspiring hymn sing and we’ll use specific verses of the hymns you suggest that morning so we can sing as many selections as possible. If you have a favorite hymn, plan on sharing it that morning as we join with the heavenly chorus in praising our wonderful Creator!

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Listen to the Shawnee Playlist for Sunday

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.

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Blessings Abound Annual Golf Benefit

The Golf Club at Falcon Lakes
Basehor, KS
Monday, August 26th | 8 AM Tee time

Registration is open for the annual Blessings Abound Golf Benefit. Call your buddies, dust off your clubs and register to play 18 holes of golf! Sponsorship opportunities available.

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Experience Germany: Lutherland and Oberammergau Passion Play

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…

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Seminary Visit?

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...

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Hope Seeks Extended Care Workers

Hope Lutheran Church & School are looking for Extended Care workers for 2019-2020 School Year. The hours are from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. If you, or anyone you know is interested, please contact Mrs. Jankowski (

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Advice & Aid Seeks Volunteers

Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers, Inc. is in need of volunteers, including bilingual volunteers, and will be offering a Volunteer Informational Meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019 (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th Street, Shawnee,...

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