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  • Trinity Tidings JULY 2017

    STAFF Interim Pastor — Alan Saatkamp Cindy McGinnis Administrative Assistant office@topekatlc.org Laurie Jackson Music Director Marcy Carlson Custodian marcyrtpr@gmail.com

    OFFICE Trinity Hall, 725 SW Buchanan St. Office Hours: 10:00AM-3:30PM Mon.-Thur. Telephone: (785) 233-0767 WORSHIP SERVICE Sundays, 10:30 AM liturgical service of Holy Communion celebrated every Sunday BIBLE STUDY 9:15 AM Sundays in Trinity Hall Lounge SUNDAY SCHOOL Trinity Hall-725 SW Buchanan Street 9:00-10:15 AM (September-May) Ages 3 through Adult

    The mission of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is to:  worship God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,  serve those in need, and  reach out to share the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ!

    Together in Community Living with Christ Caring for Neighbors

    Nothing prints in this area—barcode will be applied here.

    TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 725 SW Buchanan Street Topeka, Kansas 66606-1426

    CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED

    NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE

    PAID PERMIT # 838 TOPEKA, KS

  • Trinity Tidings JULY 2017 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Page

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

    Trinity Tidings

    Special Items of Interest:

     July 29 Birthday party for Barbara Apps. See invitation on page 6.

     SWOT analysis report on page 4.

     Diane’s report from the Synod Assembly is on page 7.

     Personal Care Kit items for LUTHER- AN WORLD RELIEF are being collected by Priscilla Circle this year. Everyone is welcome to participate in the project. You can bring items to the Quilting Room or office anytime before October 1. Items to bring are: •One bath towel (light weight, dark color) •Two bars soap (bath size) •One toothbrush (original package) •One sturdy comb •One nail clipper

    JULY 2017

    Have you made your plans yet for the Fourth of July? Soon we again will celebrate another In- dependence Day. That’s the an- niversary date from 1776 when the Continental Congress adopt- ed the Declaration of Independ- ence. For many Americans, it’s a holiday--a day for parades, fami- ly picnics, outings, and a chance to relax. We recall how our na- tion came to this point in its his- tory and the freedoms we con- tinue to enjoy today--including that of worshiping in the tradi- tion we choose. Nearly 500 years ago (in 1520 to be exact) Martin Luther also was busy writing. His composition “The Freedom of a Christian” stands out as an important docu- ment too. Luther wrote “a Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Chris- tian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.” Sounds

    contradictory, doesn’t it? But Luther went on to explain why that’s not true: “These two the- ses seem to contradict each oth- er. If, however, they should be found to fit together they would serve our purpose beautifully. Both are Paul's own statements, who says in 1st Cor. 9[:19], ‘For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all,’ and in Rom. 13[:8], ‘Owe no one anything, except to love one an- other.’ Through Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection, we have the gift of grace, of forgiveness, of salvation because of what he did to make us righteous, or right with God. As the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 130 ‘If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.’” Knowing God’s love, God’s for- giveness, the gift of grace allows us the opportunity to reach out to love and serve one another as Jesus commanded. May this holi- day be a joyous and healthy one for you and your family in our journey of faith. Interim Pastor Alan

    725 SW Buchanan St. Phone: 785-233-0767

    E-mail: office@topekatlc.org

    Interim Pastor Alan Saatkamp

  • Trinity Tidings JULY 2017 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Page 2

    Date Greeter(s) Usher(s) Musicians Lector Altar Guild Coffee Host(s) Assisting Minister

    Presiding Minister

    July 2, 2017

    Junior & Liz Utech

    Diane Bottorff

    Marcia Dahlman

    Betty Quarnstrom

    Pam Kobbeman & Team 3

    Curt & Jane Lewis

    Ted Murphy

    Interim Pastor Alan

    Saatkamp

    July 9, 2017 Ted Quast

    Diane Bottorff

    Laurie Jackson

    Diane Bottorff

    Pam Kobbeman & Team 3

    Howard & Loni Reece

    Vickie Jacobs

    Interim Pastor Alan

    Saatkamp

    July 16, 2017

    Julie Reeves

    Diane Bottorff

    Laurie Jackson

    Linda Longren

    Pam Kobbeman & Team 3

    Laurie Jackson

    Interim Pastor Alan

    Saatkamp

    July 23, 2017

    Larry & Mary

    McGinnis

    Diane Bottorff

    Mitchell Bean Loni Reece

    Pam Kobbeman & Team 3

    Duane & Debbie

    Pomeroy

    Walt Laughlin

    Interim Pastor Alan

    Saatkamp

    July 30, 2017

    Howard & Loni

    Reece

    Diane Bottorff

    Laurie Jackson LaVell Winsor

    Pam Kobbeman & Team 3

    Donna Allen,

    Marilyn Heckman &

    Carol Marker

    Marsha Ridinger

    Interim Pastor Alan

    Saatkamp

    Worship Assistants

    JULY 2017 WORSHIP LEADERS

    Office Hours

    The church office is open Monday thru Friday, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. To be removed from the mailing list, please call 785-233-0767 or email office@topekatlc.org. Prayer Requests

    To share a prayer request please con- tact Barbara Apps at 249-7244. She will get the prayer chain started. If you want your prayer request included in our wor- ship service prayers, please let Barbara know that as well.

    Altar Flowers

    If you would like to donate one or two vases of flowers for our worship service, please see the sign-up chart on the nar- thex bulletin board or call the church office, 233-0767. Each vase is $25. Please note “flowers” on your check and put it in the offering plate. Should you have questions or con- cerns, please contact Cindy in the church office, 233-0767. After worship, you may take live flowers only home or to a friend. Please let Cindy know if you will not be picking up your flowers after worship but sometime during the week or if you do not want the flowers and prefer we donate them for you.

    Regular Blood Pressure Checks are good for you!

    Come to the kitchen after worship to have this important health check.

    Blood Pressure Checks July 9, 2017

    Note: July blood pressure checks will be done on the second Sunday of July, in- stead of the first Sunday, due to the July 4th holiday weekend.

  • Trinity Tidings JULY 2017 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Page 3

    Birthdays 2 Donna Southerland 4 Bridget Hiltgen 8 Andy Winsor 12 Trisha Welch 14 Janelle Meredith 15 Curt Lewis 16 Edward Emmons 16 Marilyn Hypse 20 Katelin Cain 20 Rhonda Webb 21 Barbara Apps 22 Ted Quast 24 Don Longren 25 Kade Welp 26 Hudson Ralph 27 Audrey Horton 28 Kathryn Axelton 28 Lucille Falley 28 Alex Nichols 29 Parker Jackson 30 Brooke Ralph

    Baptisms 3 Marsha Ridinger 7 John Carlson 9 Tyler Tunnell 13 Cindy McGinnis 18 David McGinnis 22 Jennifer Grubb

    Wedding Anniversaries 2 Al & Susan Carpenter 20 David & Brooke Ralph 26 Andy & LaVell Winsor

    JULY Celebrations JULY Readings

    Adult Bible Study meets on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am.

    July 2 — 4th Sunday of Pentecost Jeremiah 28:5-9

    Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42

    July 9 — 5th Sunday of Pentecost Zechariah 9:9-12

    Psalm 145:8-14 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

    July 16 — 6th Sunday of Pentecost Isaiah 55:10-13

    Psalm 65:[1-8]9-13 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

    July 23 — 7th Sunday of Pentecost Isaiah 44:6-8

    Psalm 86:11-17 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

    July 30 — 8th Sunday of Pentecost 1st Kings 3:5-12

    Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

    Youth Group is scheduled to meet July 9 and July 23, 5:30-8:30 pm.

    When we meet in July we will continue the topic “All Anew!...ready or not”, about renewal that takes place in Christ's Church. We'll consider how this renewal takes place among the people of God. Come join us in the cool Trinity Library at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, to take part in the lively discussion. Please pray for three important gather- ings that will take place in the Women of the ELCA organization in the com-

    ing months. The first is the Tenth Tri- ennial Convention (30th Anniversary), July 11-13 in Minneapolis, MN. The next is the Sunflower Cluster gathering of our area Women of ELCA. to be held September 9, at Grace Lutheran, Osage City, KS. And the third is the Synodical Women of the ELCA gath- ering to be held at McPherson, KS on September 29 through October l. For more information on these events, contact Helen Laughlin, 266-9357.

    WELCA News

    Luther Says… God does not need your good

    works, but your neighbor does. Martin Luther

  • Trinity Tidings JULY 2017 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Page 4

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