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Trinity Tidings INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Military BibleSticks— May 19th

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When anyone offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering from the herd or from the flock, to be accepted it must be perfect; there shall be no blemish in it. Leviticus 22: 21 Jesus Christ is Risen! Hallelujah!

LIC Jamboree LWML Spring Rally at Holy Cross

Summer Worship Schedule

Dine to Donate for May

God’sText Readings for May

I hope you still feel that after Easter glow, for Christ’s resurrection is for you and at work in you! GOD’sText, which I encourage you again to pick up and dive in to, is about to enter the realm of Leviticus. Ever had any interest in reading through the city of Sauk Rapids official ordinances for the last 50 years? That kind of reading might scare even the hardiest of readers! That’s the view many Christians have about this book of Leviticus. It’s full of ordinances, decrees, statutes, and commands that cover every aspect of Old Testament life. So, too often we ignore it or get bogged down in it—and miss that sweet message of salvation in it! Moses records valuable information that ties directly to salvation! City ordinances may not sound like fun reading, but they contain valuable information on the organization and smooth running of city life for those who live within its borders. As we dive into Leviticus, I hope we discover a new appreciation for God’s presence and mercy. Our holy God desires interaction with His people. He desires connection, where He will offer His grace and we might respond. And that’s what we are “all about” too: connection. Connecting with God at His Word, Connecting with one another as Church, and Connecting the Gospel to the community. Easter gives us the hope, the Spirit gives us the power, and the Word gives us the tools! Moses and the people gave sacrifices…at personal cost. Sin costs lives. God gave the greatest unblemished Lamb— His own Son—at great personal cost, to connect to you, to make you whole, and wholly His. Let’s get connected! Blessed Eastertide,

Pastor Hinz



"He Is in Prison" And the angel answered and said unto the woman, "Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, and see the place where the Lord lay." Matthew 28:5-6

Notes from Our Associate Pastor

Rev. Ken Klaus relates his experience with a children’s message one Easter Sunday: On a particular Resurrection Sunday, I spoke to the youngsters about the guards and the great stone and the sealed tomb guarding Jesus' grave. I told them about the women starting out in the darkness prepared to go to a funeral. Then, with the women approaching the tomb, I began to ask questions. "And do you know," I said, "what the angel said to the women who had come to say 'goodbye' to Jesus?" A number of hands went up; a number of young voices eagerly called out, "I know! Pastor, I know." (Between you and me all the hands should have been up and all the voices should have been calling out. Not more than two minutes before we had read the resurrection narrative to them.) Although I had never seen her before, I pointed to one girl who had been listening most attentively. She said, "The angels told the ladies, 'He is not here. He is in prison.'" Certain I must have heard her wrongly, I asked the young lady to repeat her answer. She did: "He is not here. He is in prison." The reiteration of her answer gave me the time to figure out she had misheard the Gospel reading, and her mind had substituted the word "prison" for "risen." It was an honest mistake, but it made her response completely wrong. Thankfully, the next few minutes managed to get things straightened out for her -- and for her parents, too. After their daughter's obvious mistake, they decided they had been remiss in their spiritual responsibilities for her, and they became faithful members of our congregation. That Sunday's children's message was a microcosm of our world this, and every, Resurrection Sunday. God's saved people are giving thanks that Jesus isn't in prison, and He isn't in an undiscovered grave. For us, Jesus' resurrection is visible, tangible proof that His work of saving us has been completed. Now, by His grace and the Holy Spirit's power, all who are brought to faith in the Christ are assured they, too, shall someday rise from the grave. Yes, today the Christian world does what it has done for almost 2,000 years. Once again our celebration tells a despondent and doubting world that the Light of Life is shining in the darkness. Our Resurrection Sunday greeting, "'He is risen," is the church's shout of victory, which proclaims the Savior's blood-bought triumph over the prison of death. THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, today there are many religions, doubters, and political leaders who would prefer You stayed in prison or in Your grave. Indeed, their denial of the resurrection reality is just giving voice to Satan's desire to push You back into that borrowed sepulcher. May we, empowered by the Holy Spirit, repeat to everyone the words of the angel: "He is not here. He is risen!" This I ask in Jesus' Name. Amen. [Used with permission: Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries by Rev. Ken Klaus, April 20, 2014]

Pastor Beck TRINITY


Women’s Bible Study Women's Bible study will continue to meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Starting in May we will meet at Jenny's house. We continue to work through the book "Getting to know Jesus." If you are interested in joining the group please contact Jenny Sprengeler at 320-309-5952 or by email at [email protected]


to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.”

Military BibleSticks



“Faith Comes by Hearing Sunday” is May 19th The third weekend in May we remember, give thanks and support those who serve us in the Armed Forces. You can support our troops by giving a gift of $25.00 that will provide a Military BibleStick to one of our troops that requests one from their chaplain. In the month of May all contributions will be matched. The Military BibleStick is a portable, digital audio player, which comes pre-loaded with the Audio Drama New Testament and selected Psalms. This Audio Bible, which is about the size of a pack of chewing gum, easily fits into a uniform pocket.

“The Audio Bible is great. It enables me to listen to it at my convenience: on long drives, in my room, office, or the gym while working out.” – U.S. Army officer

Thanksgivings, Endowments and Memorials

“God’s Word brings my soldiers comfort, security and peace. Thank you for the Military BibleSticks.” – U.S. Army Chaplain

In Memory of Judy Heintze

What a tremendous opportunity to give a gift that will create and strengthen the faith of those who sacrifice so much for us. I am encouraging each family at Trinity to consider providing a Military BibleStick for one of our troops. On “Faith Comes by Hearing Sunday”, May 20th we will receive a “door offering” after both services to support this important outreach ministry. Checks can be payable to: Trinity Lutheran Church with “BibleStick” in the memo.) The Military BibleStick reaches service men and women deployed in some of the most dangerous areas of the world. God’s Word in audio can go with them and sustain them in even the most difficult circumstances. Each service member who receives a Military BibleStick also has the option to request a free Audio New Testament or Kids Bible for family back home. Military BibleSticks provide real hope for our heroes!

Shirley Johnson, Amy Schaefer, Ed & Carrie Heintze, Jan Sorell Virgil & Sue Bragelman, Carol Behrendt Bob & Jane Behrendt In Memory of Don Zwick Ayers & Janice Putnam, Bob & Jane Behrendt

Ron & Sharon Eickhoff Dave & Karen Strohschein Virgil & Sue Bragelman, Paul & Nancy Cloeter Donna Esselman, Jan Sorell

Ascension Service Wednesday, May 29th

6pm with Holy Communion



Worship and Music Notes Above all powers, above all kings, above all nature and all created things. Above all wisdom and all the ways of man, You were here before the world began. Above all kingdoms, above all thrones, above all wonders the world has ever known. Above all wealth and treasures of the earth, there's no way to measure what You're worth. Crucified, laid behind a stone. You lived to die, rejected and alone. Like a rose, trampled on the ground. You took the fall and thought of me . . . Above all. I remember when I first heard the song, "Above All". It was in October of 2001 and I was driving back to Omaha, NE after spending the weekend with friends. I had purchased Michael W. Smith's first Worship Live CD that weekend while out shopping. I had the CD playing and was hearing most of the worship songs on it for the first time. When I listened to the words of "Above All", I had tears streaming down my face and to this day, I cannot play and/ or sing this song without it having the same emotional affect on me. Whenever we sing "Above All" in church, my worship team singers tell me that they love singing it and that it always brings tears to their eyes. It's become one of my all time favorite worship songs. It was written by Paul Baloche and Lenny LeBlanc in 1999. Paul didn't start out to "write" a song when the words to "Above All" came to him. He was just spending time alone, worshipping the Lord. But as he meditated on Jesus, the words poured out. "Lord, you are above all kingdoms, above all thrones, above all the wonders the world has ever known." Paul struggled for over a year to write a chorus that fit the verses. But it wasn't until he sat down with friend Lenny LeBlanc that the song began to fully take shape. Lenny suggested, "Crucified, laid behind a stone. . . like a rose trampled on the ground. . ." and suddenly they realized that something wonderful was coming together. By the time they had written "You

took the fall and thought of me. . . above all," they were in tears. Hmmm … It seems to have that affect on a lot of people :) Ruth Immerfall

Contemporary Worship Director 320.291.9293/ [email protected]

PRC Walk for Life is Saturday, May 4th, 2019 Call 320-253-5333 to Register! TRINITY




Thank you for your generous support for the Legacy Dinner and Auction that took place on Sunday, April 8th. Your support helped us raise over $55,000! We thank God for giving us supportive association churches that pray for us, give Pastoral counsel, as well as financial support. We couldn’t operate Prince of Peace without those important pieces. Be Strong in the Lord, Mrs. Anne Neilitz • Dine to Donate is May 20th @ Pizza Ranch from 5pm to 8pm. • Prince of Peace students will once again be filling 150 Chemo Care Totes to donate to Coborn's Cancer Center on May 20th. If you would like to help we are in need of Sugar Free Hard Candy, Word Finds or Adult Coloring Books and pencils, Small Travel size unscented Hand Sanitizer or Lotions, Chapsticks or Individual snacks like granola bars or trail mix. If you would like to contribute please have your donations to the school by May 16th. SCRIP—Prince of Peace SCRIP will be available on May 19th.

Our theme in 2019 is “Forgiven” and is based on Jesus’ words in Luke : “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34a. During 2019 we believe that God will touch the lives of many young people. He will strengthen their faith. He will give them guidance in their young lives. God will engage them in reflective learning about His creation, each of our sins, and the wonderful gift of forgiveness that He provides for us.

On Sunday, May 5th Louis Blocker will be visiting our congregation to share information, answer questions, and register our children for summer camp. Our congregation provides and the camp also provides some camperships so every child can go to camp at least once this summer. Our goal is to have many of our children ready to sign up for camp on May 5th. When we do that, we will be able to help each other with rides, encourage children to go to the same camps, and help the camp plan for the summer. So, pick up your brochure, get ready to sign up!

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Parking Lot Light Gifts Hospitality Guild Sewing Guild Deb Wimmer Judd & Farah Machula Bill & Geraldine Lovitz Duke Knafla Jim & Connie Bump We have already covered $2100 of this expense! Thank you for your generosity!

God’sText and Today’s Light Discussion Questions

If you are interested in more reflecting upon your God’sText readings, Concordia Publishing House offers free online Discussion Questions on the readings. Here is the link for you: https:// A number of years of questions are available and it takes a little searching. The materials are based upon a two-year reading plan which begins in January of even-numbered years. Because TLC did not begin in January, it is necessary to adjust for the dates by looking at the readings to match our schedule at TLC. To find questions for our current reading schedule, click on “January-March 2018” (first year of a twoyear cycle). It begins with Genesis 1, so page through to the headings for our current Exodus/ Leviticus readings. These discussion questions can be used for personal study or in small groups. If you are interested in participating in a small group discussion, let us know in the church office. Any other questions, please let me know. Blessings on your reading and reflection on God's Word. -- Pastor Beck TRINITY


April 29 – May 3 Monday Exodus 34:1-35 Tuesday Exodus 35:1-36:38 Wednesday Exodus 37:1-38:30 Thursday Exodus 39:1-40:38 Friday Leviticus 1:1-17 Saturday Leviticus 2:1-3:17 May 6-11 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Leviticus 4:1-6:30 Leviticus 7:1-9:24 Leviticus 10:1-11:47 Leviticus 12:1- 15:33 Leviticus 16:1-17:16 Leviticus 18:1-19:37

May 13-18 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Leviticus 20:1-22:33 Leviticus 23:1-25:55 Leviticus 26:1-27:34 Numbers 1:1-3:51 Numbers 4:1-6:27 Numbers 7:1-8:26

May 20-25 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Numbers 9:1-10:36 Numbers 11:1-12:16 Numbers 13:1-15:41 Numbers 16:1-18:32 Numbers 19:1-20:29 Numbers 21:1-35

May 27-June 1 Monday Numbers 22:1-25:18 Tuesday Numbers 26:1-27:23 Wednesday Numbers 28:1-30:16 Thursday Numbers 31:1-54 Friday Numbers 32:1-34:29 Saturday Numbers 35:1-36:13




Summer Worship Schedule

This year the Trinity LWML ladies will be joining with other churches in our area for a Regional LWML Rally. The rally will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on May 4th. Registration begins at 9:30. We will car pool from the church. The Rally will highlight a dynamic speaker, Joy Markus. Joy was born and raised in Kuwait. She converted to Christianity at great risk to herself and family. At present Joy works with the POBLO Mission in the United States. Joy’s presentation will help us learn to witness to the ever-growing Muslim population in Central Minnesota. You are welcome to come just for the speaker. Reservations need to be made for lunch. You may make your reservation with Judy in the office or Connie Mooney, LWML president. The cost of registration and lunch is $7.00. We will also have our monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9th at 1:00pm. Pastor Beck will lead our study. Please join us!

Summer worship services times will change May 26th through September 1st to 9:00 a.m. only. We will have one service that will alternate traditional and contemporary services. In years past attendance has dropped through the summer months. Our intent for Trinity is to provide for our congregation an opportunity to attend the service and offer both worship styles. Feel free to contact Lay Ministry Chair, Justin Hackett if you have any comments, questions or concerns. Radio service will still be broadcast each week with the previous weeks recorded service .

Official Acts / Jan through April: Baptisms: Corbin Joe Jarnot—Feb. 10 Sullivan James Lass—March 17

Connor Benjamin Barhorst—March 24

Pastors’ Conference, May 13-15 Our pastors will be attending the MN State Pastors’ Conference, May 13-15 (Monday-Wednesday) at Maddens Resort in Brainerd. This year’s theme is “We Cannot Keep Silent: Confessing the faith in the public square amid a secular age.” This is a joint conference of the MN North and South Districts of the LC-MS. You are invited to the Communion Service at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd on Monday evening at 7:30 pm (pre-service music at 7:15pm).

Bennett John Hagen—March 31 Weddings: Leah Messerich & John Wollack—March 30 Kate Juntunen & Nathan Stueve—April 27

Burials: Judy Heintze—March 1

Orphan Grain Train Collection will be taking prior to the Pastor’s Conference at Madden’s Resort, May 13th. Please donate in the basket provided in the Narthex. Items needed: New Socks and Undies (men’s, women’s, children’s) These items will be sent to help meet the needs of children in Haiti, Texas missions and other countries where new items are allowed.

Don Zwick—April 10

TO MARS AND BEYOND! Our VBS Theme. Watch for details to come!


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TRINITY TIDINGS Trinity Lutheran Church Our Mission: “Sharing the Caring Christ with all People”

Contact Us Church Contact Information Church Office: 252-3670 Church Fax: 202-1095 E-mail: [email protected] Website: Office Staff Pastor David Hinz Pastor John Beck Pastor John Bakou

Additional Contact Information Admin. Assistant: Judy Rehwaldt Traditional Music : Daniel Reineke 248-7367 Contemporary Music: Ruth Immerfall 291-9293 Prayer Chain: Delores Volkers 252-2101, Parish Nurse: Jennifer Machula Prince of Peace School Office: 251-1477


May 2019 Sun





1 7:00am Men’s Bible Study @ GS 6:00pm Celebration Ringers


2 9:00am Sewing and Crafts 6:00pm Worship Team


3 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon.

4 9:00am Altar Guild 9:00am Walk for Life 9:00am LWML Spring Rally @ Holy Cross

5 LIC Jamboree 8:00am Worship (HC) Z5 9:15am SS & Bible Study 10:30am Worship Z1 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 12noon Private Event 3:00pm Machula- Poland Presentation 12 Mother’s Day 8:00am Worship Z2 9:15am SS & Bible Study 10:30am Worship (HC) Z3 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 4:00pm Creative Crafts


7 7:00pm Friends in Harmony (W)

8 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS 6:00pm Women’s Bible Study 6:00pm Sanctuary Choir

9 1:00pm LWML (F) 5:30pm Lay Ministry Mtg. 6:00pm Worship Team 6:30pm Leadership Team Mtg. (Lcl)

10 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon.

11 9:00am Altar Guild

13 6:00pm Bev’s CC

14 7:00pm Friends in Harmony

15 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS 6:00pm Sanctuary Choir

16 9:00am Sewing and Crafts (F) 6:00pm Girl Scouts (FH) 6:30pm POP Music Concert at Love Of Christ

17 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon.

18 9:00am Altar Guild 8:00 – 12noon am Cleanup Day

19 MILITARY BIBLESTICKS 8:00am Worship (HC) Z4 9:15am SS & Bible Study 10:30am Worship Z5 12:00pm Anyuak Worship (M,Y) 3:00pm Rehwaldt Piano Recital

20 Dine to Donate 5-8pm at Pizza Ranch

23 6:00pm Worship Team 6:00pm Girl Scouts (FH) 6:00pm Parent Confirmation Meeting

24 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon.

25 9:00am Altar Guild

26 9:00am Worship (HC) Z1 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 4:00pm Creative Crafts

27 Memorial Day

Room Reservation Key O=Overflow Room

W=Worship Space F=Fellowship Hall

Pastor’s Conference @ Madden’s

Pastor’s Conference @ Madden’s

21 7:00pm Friends in Harmony (W)

Pastor’s Conference @ Madden’s

22 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS 5:00pm Preschool Closing Program

NL Deadline


28 9:00am Parish Workers NL 7:00pm Friends in Harmony

Scl=Small Class Room Lcl=Large Class Room

M=Music Room Y=Youth Room

29 30 7:00am Men’s Bible Study @ GS 6:00pm Ascension Worship Z2 (HC)

Lcf=Large Conf Room Scf=Small Conf Room

CM=Care Ministry K=Kitchen

31 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon.


May Birthdays Name Patricia Kjorlien Elaine Sowa Paul Wegner Cody Zoellner Nicole Bastian Layla Hallerman Joshua Kaeter Jacob Staneart Abigail Brashear Diane Gooch Obuuy Omot Destanie Benson Anne Cham Dean Henkemeyer Halley Keske Brendan Schwartz Joshua Kutzorik Spencer Lyness James Wainright Madison Walker Michael Wiese Paige Woitalla Russell Hackett Allie Johnson Zachary Bratland Akway Okello Nyla Wendt Eli Huinker Monica Matuska Dennis Miller Marvin Neubert Britney Nieters Frank Riehm Ginger Jarnot Jason Kardell Emily Kath Jordan Mendel Jan Middlestadt

Bday 5/1 5/1 5/1 5/1 5/2 5/2 5/2 5/2 5/3 5/3 5/3 5/4 5/4 5/4 5/4 5/4 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/6 5/6 5/7 5/7 5/7 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/9 5/9 5/10 5/10 5/10

Corina Miller Marlene Vogel Louise Erickson Benaiah Hinz Karl Anderson Joanna Volkers William Adkins Amber Kulow Vicki Neils Cham Obang Cassidy Kulow Brynn Felchle Marie Knapek Charolang Omot Emma ProwDockendorf William Feuling Jan Gratke Tom Machula Joe Morey Duane Unke Tanya Boettcher Leona Kula Chokoni Philip Tim Volkers Edna Grabuski Alberta Pierce Corrine Lanz Matthew LurkenTvrdik Alivia Hejhal John Nack Cameron Ngo Garrett Sarazin Carly Hackett Emily Novak Aaron Reginek Connee Cossairt Linda Feuling Emily Mooney

5/10 5/10 5/11 5/11 5/13 5/13 5/14 5/14 5/14 5/14 5/15 5/16 5/16 5/16 5/16 5/17 5/17 5/17 5/17 5/17 5/18 5/18 5/18 5/18 5/20 5/20 5/21 5/21 5/22 5/22 5/22 5/22 5/23 5/23 5/23 5/24 5/24 5/24

Obang Ochan Cody Wurdelman Matt Beck Josh Morey Janice Schleicher Delores Wainright Taenaesha Cooley Grace Roesch Nicholas Lindquist Ronald Schaefer Elaine Poepping Kathy Stueve Michael Milner Janet Tucholke Tiarah Watson Austin Besser Te-jwock Oman James Volkers

5/24 5/24 5/25 5/25 5/25 5/25 5/26 5/26 5/27 5/28 5/29 5/29 5/30 5/30 5/30 5/31 5/31 5/31