Bulletins - Weekly

Trinity Lutheran Church and School

P.O. Box #200, 8700 Huey Road, Hoffman, IL 62250

Pastor Stephen Krenz

Church: 495-2545 Home: 495-2777 Cell: 618-363-0121

Pastor’s Office: pastork@frontiernet.net

Church Office: trinityhof@frontiernet.net

Beth Boester, Principal: School: 495-2246

Principal’s Office: trinityhoffprincipal@gmail.com

School Office: tlshoffice@frontiernet.net

Church and School Web Site: www.trinityhoffman.org

Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School: 226-3315 Don Duensing, Principal

CORLHS Web Site: www.corstallions.org

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Oct 20th & 21st 2018

“True Rest” Hebrews 4:9-10

Preservice: Handbells- “All Creatures of Our God and King”

Order of Service: Divine Service Setting 2 LSB pg. 167

Opening Hymn: “O Day of Rest and Gladness” LSB 906

Sermon Hymn: “Come unto Me, Ye Weary” LSB 684

Offering: Handbells- “Earth and All Stars”

After the General Prayer: Sunday School Children Sing: “The Lord’s Prayer”

Communion Hymns: Handbells- “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”

“I Come, O Savior; to Thy Table” LSB 618

“I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” LSB 411

“Lift High the Cross” LSB 837

Closing Hymn: “Now Rest beneath Night’s Shadow” LSB 880


Organist: Sat: Rita Carpenter; Sun: Ruth Boehne;

Acolyte: Sat: Kelsey Barnes ; Sun: Reagan Pingsterhaus; Crucifer: Ethan Peltes;

Greeters: Sat: Connie Dodson and Jane Siegrist; Sun: Youth Group; Lector: James Kellermann; Narthex Usher: Rob Carpenter; Elders: Bob Zimmermann and Dennis Nottmeyer; Altar Guild: Valorie Smith and Carla Knolhoff; Ushers: Roger Hugo, Gary Knolhoff, Rob Carpenter, Bruce Nottmeyer, Phil Rueter, Jennifer Johnson, Tara Kellermann; Leaders of this Group: Glenn Lueking and Wayne Rinne;

Church Attendance: Sat: 44 Communed 38 Sun: 8:30am 197 Communed 143

Sunday School: 20

CD and Bulletin Delivery Schedule for Shut-ins: Jane Siegrist

Remember in Our Prayers

Glenn and Pam Lueking: 50th Wedding Anniversary on October 26.

Ryder Michael Ashby-Lyons- son of Tess Ashby and Jonathon Lyons, who was baptized this past Wednesday.

Pastor Krenz and his family: As they prepare to transition from Trinity Hoffman to St. Paul's in Columbia, IL.

This Congregation: As it prepares for a pastoral vacancy.

Family and Friends of Joyce Buettner (sister of Pam Campbell) – who recently died.

Marlene Fruend-home following knee replacement surgery.

John McCoy-Recovering from a broken leg

Wayne Michael – dealing with health issues.

Levi Sanders- Recovering from a bone marrow transplant.

Living with cancer and/or receiving treatments: Brenda Edler, Roland Telford, Bob Steinkamp, Bo Arvin, Marlene Cole, Elizabeth Weidner (friend of Jaime Spittler), Kathy Steinmann

(friend of Lola Zimmermann), Reese Lewis- (5 year old granddaughter of Margo (Wessel) Marshal)l, Judy Owen- (Grandmother of Cameron Owen).

Our Missionary Family- Tom and Debi Going who are serving at Urawa Lutheran School in Japan.

Christ the Vine Lutheran Mission

Rev. Scott Schilbe –From Christ Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN accepted the call to Messiah in Carlyle.

Southern Illinois Church of the Week: Concordia Lutheran Church, Granite City, Illinois.

Trinity Third Grade Class: Garret Beal, Cortney Brammeier, Greyson Dugger, Jeremy Jansen, Keaton Kauling, Rylan McCline, Amelia Tull, Christian Westfall, and Teacher Sara Kuper.


TRINITY’S MISSION STATEMENT: “In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hoffman, Illinois is to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our congregation, community and the world (John 20:23, 1 Peter 2:9, Matthew 28:18-20). Our congregation’s members will be equipped through the Word of God to live as witnesses of Christ’s love.”

THE LORD’S SUPPER: One of the great joys of the Christian faith is receiving God’s good gifts through Christ in his word and sacrament. To receive this wonderful meal in a beneficial way there is a scriptural criteria that involves examining oneself (1 Cor. 11:28) , recognizing the body and blood of Christ (1 Cor. 10:16-1; 11:27), and unity in Christ and his teachings (1 Cor. 1:10. 11:15, Matthew 28:19-20). If you are not part of a sister Lutheran congregation or have never taken communion here before please speak first to Pastor Krenz before receiving communion here at Trinity.

VERSE OF THE WEEK: Romans 8:38-39

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR: are given in honor for Glenn & Pam Lueking by their children and grandchildren. Glenn and Pam are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on the 26th.

FAREWELL RECEPTION/BRUNCH: This weekend Pastor Krenz will preside at his final services here at Trinity. All are invited to a BRUNCH POTLUCK at 10:00 following the Sunday Service in the school gym. All families are asked to bring a covered dish.

LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTIONS: Renewal rates for 2019 Lutheran Witness subscriptions is $18.00. If you are currently receiving a subscription, please send in your renewal to the church or school office by Tuesday, November 13. If you would like to be added to the list to start receiving this publication, please contact the church office by November 13.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: No Adult Bible Class or Sunday School this week.

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: “God Provides Manna, Water, and Quail” is the Sunday School lesson for today. Just as God provided manna, water, and quail for the hungry and complaining Israelites to preserve them, in Christ, God feeds us with the manna of His Word and the water of forgiveness, satisfying our eternal hunger and quenching our eternal thirst. Consider discussing, “How does sin cause us to be lost and hungry and thirsty for what we cannot have?” Talk about Jesus, the bread of life and the living water, and how He satisfies our spiritual hunger and thirst.

PTL FUNDRAISER: PTL is selling Little Caesars Pizzas. Order forms are due October 19th. Delivery date will be October 30th. If you have an questions, contact Annette Kleiboeker at 322-7414.

Wednesday School of Religion (These classes will meet at the school): Wednesday School of Religion is open to everyone, but especially for those who do not attend our Day School. this is for ages Kindergarten through 6th grade and will meet at the school. These will run through November 14th, from 5:45-6:30pm.

TRUNK OR TREAT: The Hoffman Trinity Outreach Committee is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat at the school parking lot on October 26. Come decorate your spot and join the fun and enjoy the children’s costumes. Food and drink will be provided. Contact Melodie Ainslie 495-2673 on how you can be a part of making an old custom new and safe for our children! The Annual Children’s Parade, sponsored by the 4-H, will be the same day with a new route. It will start at the Park and end at the Church.

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: This has been a fantastic week! We started with all the students singing in church on Sunday. On Monday, the Rotary Club presented dictionaries to our 3rd grade students. On Tuesday, our younger students celebrated National School Lunch Week by tasting different puddings and learning about how it is made. Wednesday morning's chapel was amazing. Preschool shared with us what Love is. Ryder was baptized. Praise be to God! The 7th and 8th grade students said the ENTIRE Athanasian Creed. AND we learned the refrain for our newest song, Yesterday, Today, Forever. Thursday morning started with Prayer Families and a Jump Rope for Heart introduction. Friday was the end of the 1st quarter. Whew! On to Parent - Teacher Conferences this coming week.

Blessings on your week,

Mrs. Boester

1ST & 2ND GRADE MISSION PROJECT: This year the first and second grade will be doing different activities for the Ronald McDonald House as a mission project. One thing that we will be doing is collecting pop tops and old keys. If you have any pop tops or old keys please bring them and put them in the buckets either at school or in the back of the church and we will take them to the Ronald McDonald House at the end of the school year. Thank you for your help and support.

LIBRARY: Just a reminder to everyone. Our church library has some wonderful books to read. Please feel free to check them out and keep them as long as you want.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES: For the month of October, Women’s Fellowship is asking for donations of Personal Care Items: Comb, Hairbrush, Washcloths, Bandages (Colorful), Lip Balm, Nail Clippers, Compact Mirror. Small Plastic Bowl, Water Bottles & Utensils. Also boys or Girls Socks and Underwear size 10 to 12, Flip-Flops, (Small Adult Sizes) Sunglasses, Hair accessories & Jewelry, Bandana. Remember the boxes will be sent to children ages 10-14. If you donate something in a large package we can open and distribute as needed. Happy Shopping!! Questions, call Carla Knolhoff (618)495-2902.

LOST AND FOUND CONCERT: Zion Lutheran Church is hosting a free Lost and Found Concert titled "Luther: The Rock Opera" on Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30pm (Zion Lutheran Church, 625 Church Drive, Bethalto, IL 62010). Zion would like to invite all the district churches to join us!

FAVORITE HYMN SURVEY: A total of 81 hymns from Lutheran Service Book are from the era of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648), written either during the war itself or after the war by hymn writers who survived. St. John’s, New Minden, is conducting a survey to choose several favorites to sing at its Hymn Festival on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. To take the survey, go to stjohnsnewminden.org and click on “Hymn-Sing Survey.” The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a short recital by organist Dr. Nancy Peterson of Zion, Mascoutah. Survey deadline is October 31.

REFORMATION SERVICE: When celebrating the Reformation it may seem counter-intuitive to call Lutherans “catholic.” Luther and the other reformers are known for their opposition to the Catholic Church of their day. They rejected any church tradition which obscured the Gospel —and rightfully so. They are less well known, however, for their reliance on that very same tradition in reforming the church. They believed what they were saying to the church of their day was nothing new. They not only believed it; they proved it. On Sunday, Oct. 28, hear more about this “catholic” Reformation from the Rev. Dr. Joel C. Elowsky, professor of Historical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He also serves as director of the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts. The event begins with a service at 4 p.m. at Olive Branch Lutheran Church in rural Okawville (11265 State Route 177). The service will feature a choir of district circuits 7 and 8, and the choir of Immanuel Lutheran School, Okawville. Elowsky will preach during the service. A dinner and his presentation will follow at the Original Springs Hotel, 506 N. Hanover St., Okawville. To attend the dinner, please send a RSVP to Olive Branch Lutheran Church at 618-243-5498. Reservations end at October 14th. The cost of the dinner will be 20 dollars The dinner is a buffet. All are welcome to attend and hear about the catholic significance of the Reformation.

Joint Circuit 7 & 8 Reformation Service to be held at Olive Branch – And we will be needing volunteers for the joint circuit 7&8 choir for the Reformation service. The service will be held at Olive Branch Lutheran Church on October 28th, 2018 at 4:00 pm. The piece of music for the choir anthem is Abide, O Dearest Jesus with melody by Melchior Vulpius and arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach. Practice for the choir will begin before the service at 3:15 pm. All are invited to sing in the choir.

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 CORLHS ANNUAL BANQUET: Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School invites you to their Annual Banquet on Friday, November 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker, Bob Farmer of Farmer’s Almanac will provide an evening of encouraging words. The evening also includes a catered meal consisting of country fried steak & gravy, smoked pork chop, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, green beans, tossed salad, rolls, and desserts. The CORLHS band and choir will commence the evening with a performance of songs. Executive Director Don Duensing will present an update on CORLHS. Tickets are $35 each which can be purchased by October 26th at the CORLHS school office or you can purchase online at www.corstallions.org. Contact the Christ Our Rock office at 226-3315 for more information.

TRIVIA NIGHT IN HOYLETON: November 3! The Trinity Hoyleton youth group is hosting a trivia night on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30PM in order to help raise funds for their upcoming trip to the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN. This event will take place in the school gymnasium. Come enjoy a fun night out! The cost is $10/person and we will have 8 people per team. Popcorn will be provided. Soda and nachos will be available for purchase. You are welcome to bring any snacks or non-alcoholic beverages that you'd like. Babysitting will also be provided as well! There will be a cash prize for the 1st and 2nd place teams. Reservations are encouraged, and you may contact Kirk Meyer (618) 493-6515. Hope to see you there!

60TH ANNUAL WURSTMARKT: Sponsored by the Ferrin Men’s Club of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ferrin. Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Ferrin School Basement. (Handicap Accessible). Adults $11.00 Children $6.00 Carry Outs $11.00 Under 6 Free **Sausage For Sale***

ALL YOU CAN EAT WURSTMARKT: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Trinity Lutheran Hoyleton Activity Center from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Adults $10.00 Sr. Citizens $9.00 Ages 6-12 $6.50 5 & Under Free Carry Outs $10.00 ***Cooked and Fresh sausage also available for purchase. **** Trinity PTL

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Every clip counts. Never underestimate the power of one! Cut and Save those box tops and drop them in the box located in the narthex.

LUTHERAN CHURCH EXTENSION FUND: Dear Friends in Christ: Thank you for the work you do on behalf of your congregation. You are a great asset to the Church.

For the past 40 years we’ve had the privilege of supporting Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations like yours with loans that fit ministry needs.

And because of your congregation’s partnership with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, we invite you to strengthen that relationship by investing through a special note we are making available for a limited time: Our 40-month note at 4%. Your congregation can invest as little as $500 up to $40,000. This investment would allow us to support the growing needs of even more LCMS individuals, organizations, schools and churches.

Furthermore, when you invest with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, you know how your investment is being used: to serve churches, organizations and church workers and help further the mission to make known the love and forgiveness of Christ and new life found in Christ.

We need to reach $100 million in investments to meet future loan demand projections. We are ending this limited-time offer once we reach this goal.

This is a time to celebrate the wonderful work done by LCMS organizations. There are applications located in the narthex. If you have any questions, call 800-843-5233 or visit lcef.org/40month for more information. Rev. Bart Day President and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund.

THE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP is open to those with diabetes and their family members. Caregivers are also invited. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and can be made by leaving the name and phone number for everyone attending at (618) 526-5743 or emailing the information to megan.stanley@hshs.org

AUDIO SERMONS: Past sermons are available in audio format at trinityhoffman.org

HEARING DEVICES: The hearing devices for church services are located on the bookshelf in the narthex of church.

God Be Willing – Trinity Church Calendar – Oct 20th – Oct 28th

Saturday: 6:00pm Saturday Worship Service

Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service

10:00am Farewell reception for Pastor Krenz/Family following the worship service

Tuesday: Newsletter Deadline

Wednesday: 8:45am Chapel

1:00pm Quilting

6:30pm Bells

7:30pm Choir

Friday: Trunk or Treat

Saturday: 6:00pm Saturday Worship Service

Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service

10:00am Sunday School/Bible Class;

School Events for the week:

Oct 23 Pee Wee Game @ Home vs. New Horizon

Oct 25 Parent Teacher Conferences 3 - 8 pm (Pee Wee Tournament)

Oct 26 Teachers' In-Service Meetings - No School for students; Trunk or Treat in school parking lot

Oct 31 Jump Rope for Heart