October 16, 2019 Weekly Update

October 16, 2019 Weekly Update

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Remember the following in your prayers this week:

  • Sandy Finck scheduled for knee surgery this Friday
  • Don and Sue Juricka, and their daughter Jenny, mourning the loss of Jenny's husband Tim Staulcup (also the nephew of our member Diana Uphoff)
  • For our college students Nathan Donaldson, Jared Faulk, Zach Johnson, Jessie Moody, Makenna Parkhouse, Allison Paternoga, Ryan Skare, and Derek Zielsdorf
  • For Sawyer VanHoveln in Afghanistan
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Voter's Meeting Tonight

If you can make it, we have a Voters' meeting tonight, Wednesday, October 16th at 7pm.

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Come out for a pork chop sandwich Saturday, October 26th at IGA in El Paso and support our Trinity Lutheran Preschool!!

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Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 24th we will have a church thanksgiving potluck after the 10am service. Please plan to attend. It's a great opportunity for our church family to give thanks together for all our blessings!

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Romans 1 & 2 - No Excuses

In study last Sunday we finished chapter 1 where Paul lays out God's wrath against all unrighteousness. There are no excuses before God.  Here's the handout.

Next Sunday we'll dig into chapter 2 where Paul continues to show us the problem for  the whole world--the problem of sin and unrighteousness.

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Humility. (Last Sunday's Sermon)

Humility is a great gift. The key word is "gift". We don't have it in ourselves. We see that most clearly in how we handle any kind of suffering. We hold grudges and seek revenge and find it very difficult to forgive. That shows our pride. But in all that Jesus suffered He kept humility. He prayed from the cross, "Father, forgive them." As part of the sermon I also mentioned the example of Brandt Jean. If you want to see his humility, you can view the video here.

*Artwork by Ian M. Welch. All Rights Reserved. paramentics.com

Listen to the sermon here.

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Testing Jesus... (Upcoming Sermon)

In next Sunday's Gospel the Pharisees test Jesus on the Law. This is one of our favorite moves - put God to our tests. But after answering their question about the greatest commandment in the Law, then Jesus asks them His own question, "Who is the Christ?" That question hits us square between the eyes. We're not the Christ. And the key question for the entire world is, "Who is He?"

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Choir Oct. 20 and 27

All are welcome! Choir is come and go as you're able and willing. We'll meet this Sunday, October 20th at 9:25am for a rehearsal. Then again the next Sunday, October 27th, we'll rehearse at 9:25am and then sing for the 10 am Reformation Service. We'll be singing Psalm 46 and possibly one other (still under consideration).

Thank you!

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40 Days for Life

Thank you to Judi Hartman and Lisa Hocker for coming out to pray and stand for Life at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Bloomington at the Planned Parenthood. Also pictured is Rev. Frank Zimmerman, pastor in Danvers and Minier. We were there from 3-4pm on Tuesday. There has been quite a bit of heckling and counter-protesting but we were blessed to have a pretty peaceful hour. Any time you drive by and see people standing and praying, make sure to give a honk and a wave. It's a great encouragement. And I plan to do more hours out there so if you want to be part, please let me know and I'll schedule an hour with you. (Pastor Boehne)

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