Bulletins - Weekly

Trinity Lutheran Church and School

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

Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Joe Lecke

Church: 495-2545 Home: Cell: 618-214-2766

Pastor’s Office:

Church Office: trinityhof@frontiernet.net

Beth Boester, Principal: School: 495-2246

Principal’s Office: bboester@trinityhoffman.org

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

Third Sunday in Lent, Sunday, March 23rd & 24th, 2019


THE OPENING HYMN: “Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good” LSB 819

ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine Service Setting 4 LSB Page 203


Old Testament Reading – Ezekiel 33:7-20

Epistle – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

The Holy Gospel according to Luke 13:1-9

THE SERMON HYMN “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” LSB 702

THE SERMON Repent of Perish” Luke 13:1-9





“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” LSB 621

“Blest Be the Tie That Binds” LSB 649

“God Loved the World So That He Gave” LSB 571


BENEDICTION: Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and † give you peace”.

THE CLOSING HYMN “Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise” LSB 917


Leader: Sat: Rev. Joe Lecke; Sun: Rev. Joe Lecke;

Organist: Sat: Ruth Boehne; Sun: Ruth Boehne;

Acolyte: Sat: Reagan Pingsterhaus; Sun: Blake Kleiboeker; Crucifer: Amelia Kleiboeker; Wed: Katy Crocker; Greeters: Sat: Judy Kleine and Jean Bassen; Sun: Roger Hugo; Lector: Curtis Boehne; Narthex Usher: Tom Anderson; Elders: Dale Hohman and Shannon Cooney; Ushers: Junior Kleiboeker, Jim Tyberendt, William Kleiboeker, Michael Kleiboeker, Sean Kellermann, Rion Hill, Jeremy Johnston, Haydn Johnston, Logan Johnston, Abigail Kleiboeker, Macie Peltes, Jordynn Duensing; Leaders of this Group: Tom Anderson and Jim Tyberendt; Church Attendance: Sat: 78 Communed 60 Sun: 8:30am 83 Communed 67 Wednesday: 55 CD and Bulletin Delivery Schedule for Shut-ins: Dave and Louise Brinkmann

PASTORAL NEEDS: In case of an emergency for pastoral needs.... you can call Pastor Lecke at 618-214-2766. He will do hospital and home visits. Retired pastor from Centralia, Rev. Perry Schefelker is our shut in visiting pastor. His phone number is 618-322-7498

Remember in Our Prayers

This Congregation: As it deals with pastoral vacancy.

Norman Knolhoff ( father of Marsha Abernathy) at Carlyle Healthcare

Rhonda Mackie (sister of Roger Hugo)- at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis

Rae Ann Toennies (family of Keith and Casie Huels) 14 year old girl from Germantown suffering from serious medical condition and recent surgery.

Helen Knolhoff – in rehab at Carlyle Healthcare

Jean Brink- at Carlyle Healthcare Center following a stroke

Living with cancer and/or receiving treatments: Curtis Boehne, Levi Sanders, Reese Lewis- (granddaughter of Margo (Wessel) Marshall), Brenda Edler, Roland Telford, Bob Steinkamp, Marlene Cole, Elizabeth Weidner (friend of Jaime Spittler), Kathy Steinmann (friend of Lola Zimmermann), 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


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 the Pastor before receiving communion here at Trinity.


MEN’S CLUB MEMBERS: will meet after church today to discuss plans for Lenten Meal.

******VOTERS MEETING: at 11:00am today.

LENTEN SERVICES: Please join us at 7pm for these Lenten services. In addition all are invited to join us for a light meal in the school gym that will precede each service at 6pm.

March 27 – “My God, Why...?” Men’s Club;

April 3 – “I Thirst” Elders;

April 10 – “It is Finished” Youth.

April 18 – “The Supper & The Sacrament” Maundy Thursday

April 19- “Father, Into Your Hands” Good Friday

THANK YOU: Men's and Women's Fellowships want to thank all those who helped at the Pork Chop Dinner. Thanks to Mrs. Boester and the grade school students for setting up the tables and chairs for us, Youth Group for their help in cleaning tables and taking down tables and chairs, the donations of all the great desserts, the good work of our grillers, and thanks to the Maschhoff's for the use of their grill, and to all the volunteers who came to assist us in our Pork Chop Dinner.

DONATIONS: The School Lunch Room staff are looking for donations of small bud vases for Grandparents Day. Any questions, ask Tina or Deb at school. Needed by March 31st.

EASTER FLOWERS: The Easter Season is approaching, and the Altar Guild is taking orders for Easter Lilies/Hydrangeas. Fill out the form and return it with your check to the Church office by April 7th.

PTL FUNDRAISER: Trinity Lutheran School PTL is selling butter braids, cookie dough, and pizza 2-pks for their fundraiser. Forms are located in the narthex. Turn in by April 2nd for delivery date of April 12th.

SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON: Today’s Sunday School lesson is the account of Jesus and the Samaritan woman. In this lesson, we learn that Jesus gives the Spirit, who cleanses us from sin and unrighteousness in the living water of Holy Baptism. Talk with your children about how sin causes us to have guilt and shame before God. Emphasize that through the water and Word of Holy Baptism all guilt and shame are removed. Discuss, “Jesus comes for all people, no matter what race or color they are. Ordinary water leaves us thirsting for more, but the living water of Jesus, which flows from His Word and the font of Baptism, quenches our spiritual thirst forever.”

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: On Sunday after worship Pastor Lecke will lead the Bible Study.

2018 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS are ready and are located in the Narthex. Please pick up your statement. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Tate (618-322-3708) or Sheila Holston (618-322-5776).

HOFFMAN TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL ENDOWMENT FUND: The Endowment Committee will be distributing $2,000 to $3,000 from the fund for use at the church and school. Submitted ideas will be presented for approval at the March 2019 congregational voters meeting. If you have any ideas on how these funds can be spent, please see one of the committee members: Bill Lueking, Glenn Knolhoff, Erna Boehne, Donna Hemminghaus, and Judy Kleine.

RADA CUTLERY: I will be placing a Rada Cutlery order on April 2nd. There are catalogs and order forms on the table in the narthex. Question-Call Carla Knolhoff 495-2902

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: We are so happy to see the sunshine! Students were able to go outside to play at recess a couple of days this week. We are hoping it stays dry enough for us to continue to use the playground over the next few weeks. Our school’s playground committee is working diligently on finalizing plans to begin the revitalization project. If you would like to help, please contact Dave Redeker.

We started track practice this week. We are very thankful to have Annette Kleiboeker as our track coach this year and Monica French assisting with the registration for events and some of the extra paper work. Students and teachers have also started practicing songs and learning parts for the Grandparents’ Day program which is just around the corner.

We have ended the third grading quarter and met with parents for conferences this week. It is always great to see all of the parents and discuss the progress their children are making. Our 8th grade students were able to attend the Career Conference last week at Kaskaskia College with other area students. This week, they attended the Reality Store at Centralia Junior High. They were faced with the task of imagining their lives at the age of 25, choosing a career and receiving a paycheck, then taking care of their financial responsibilities which come along with the joy of being an adult. Choices really do have consequences!

Blessings on you week,

Beth Boester

GRANDPARENTS DAY 2019 is just around the corner! April 4th we will celebrate Grandparents Day. All Grandparents of our school children are invited to attend the events. We will have a musical program featuring Noah’s Ark, an activity in each classroom, and a meal. After the meal, the children get to go home with their Grandparents and spend a special day with them! We do have a few students in need of honorary Grandparents if you do not have a child in school right now and would like to volunteer!

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

DINNER/AUCTION: Immanuel Lutheran is hosting a Dinner Auction to support our Daycare and Pre-K through 8th grade school programs. It will be held on March 30th at the Okawville Community Club with doors opening at 5:00pm. Dinner starting at 6:30pm and Live Auction at 8:00pm. Tickets are $25 per person. Tickets will be available at Immanuel Lutheran School, Immanuel Wee Care, First National Bank, Old Exchange Bank, or contact a committee member Tami Craig Schilling 618-444-4561, or Lisa Teter 618-534-1292. The proceeds will support Wee Care Building Fund and Operating Management Fund. Donations welcome, contact a committee member.

CHICKEN DINNER: St. Teresa Church, Marydale Chicken Dinner, Sunday, April 7th. Serving from 11:00am to 5:00pm. $11.00 Adults/$5.00 Child. Quilt Raffle / Carry-outs available. Located six miles north of Carlyle on Route 127.

HEALTH FAIR: Pre-registration for the 2019 HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese Spring Health Fair is now open! It’s a great time to keep your health in check with lab tests and health screenings. Health Fairs are on the following Wednesdays from 6 – 10am:

· March 27th at the Carlyle KC Hall

· April 10th at the Trenton First United Methodist Church

· April 24th at the Germantown Legion

Forms are available at the hospital’s front desk, the HealthPlex, local doctors’ offices, local libraries and on the hospital’s web site: stjoebreese.com/healthfairs For more information contact Judy at 618-526-5351.

RAE ANNE TOENNIES #RALLYFORRAE #WEPLAYFORRAE: 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 20th at Schoendienst Park, Germantown, IL Check in 7:30am; start 9:00. Entry forms in the Narthex.

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.

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

********PARSONAGE REMODEL PROJECT: Before the new pastor and family come, we would like to update and do remodeling in the parsonage. The Elders and Trustees have agreed that several things need to be addressed. The last time there was anything done to improve the parsonage was when Pastor Wachter came. The flooring is in real need of improvement along with new baseboard molding. It could be new carpet or laminate. The walls are in need of painting and the possibility of different kitchen cabinets is also being considered. In all it is thought that these improvements will run in the neighborhood of $10,000-12,000. This could be less if we can get help to accomplish some of the jobs and not hire someone else to do it. Carpet laying would have to be hired to have it laid, but painting could be done by members. We would like to have some if not all of these jobs completed by the time the new pastor and family get here. Therefore, we need to start the process now. We would like to get the money together first. If you could help by contributing what you feel you can and designating it as remodeling project, we will hopefully have what we need quickly and can then get started in this process. We thank you for your contribution to this project.

*******ACCEPTING BIDS: Trinity Lutheran Church is accepting cash rent bids from Trinity Hoffman members for 57.5 acres of farmland located at the NE corner of College and Creek Road. Parcel number 10-09-31-300-009. Bids will be accepted until April 7th. Please submit bids to Trinity Lutheran Church, c/o Trustees, PO Box 200. Hoffman, IL 62250

God Be Willing – Trinity Church Calendar – Mar 23rd – March 31st

Saturday: 6:00pm Saturday Worship Service

Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service

10:00am Sunday School/Bible Class

11:00am Voters Meeting

Wednesday: 8:45am Chapel

1:00pm Quilting

5:30pm Bell Choir

6:00pm Lenten Meal (Men’s Club)

7:00pm Lenten Worship Service

8:00pm Choir

Saturday: 6:00pm Saturday Worship Service

Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service

10:00am Sunday School/Bible Class



4 - Grandparents’ Day

7 - Sacred Music Concert @ Trinity Centralia 2-4 pm

9 - 3rd/4th Grade Field Trip to Science Center

12- 4th Quarter Mid-Term

17 - Prayer Family Activity; Pre-k to Lueking Dairy Farm; Civic Oration Speeches; 2:00 Dismissal

18 - 23 No School – Easter Break

23 - Teachers’ In-Svc (No Student Attendance today)

24 - 26 NLSA Team Visit – Accreditation Process

29 - 30 ITBS Testing