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


“Putting Off the Old Self, and Putting On the New Self”

Ephesians 4:17-5:2

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

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

Sermon Hymn: “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus” LSB 685

After Dedication/Installation: “Christ Be My Leader” LSB 861

Communion Hymns: “Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord” LSB 637

“Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” LSB 821

“Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise” LSB 680

Closing Hymn: “Fruitful Trees, the Spirit’s Sowing” LSB 691


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

Acolyte: Sat: Kelsey Barnes; Sun: Blake Kleiboeker; Crucifer: Amelia Kleiboeker;

Greeters: Sat: Don and Betty Draves; Sun: Erna Boehne and Diana Hemminghaus;

Lector: Sheila Lueking; Narthex Usher: Craig Boehne; Elders: Jim Tyberendt and Gary Knolhoff

Altar Guild: Carol Edler, Melodie Ainslie and Marsha Abernathy;

Ushers: Pam Campbell, Doug Palm, Eli Palm, Jianna Palm, Dave Redeker, Jim Roeckeman, Craig Boehne, Caleb Boehne, Brad Boatright, Anna Krenz, Caroline Boehne, Shanna Lueking.

Leaders of this Group: Bob Zimmermann and Mike Luebbers;

Church Attendance: Sat: 60 Communed 48 Sun: 8:30am 97 Communed 78

Tuesday Bible Class: 9

CD and Bulletin Delivery Schedule for Shut-ins: Jim Roeckeman

Remember in Our Prayers

The Family of Joyce Michael- as they grieve her earthly loss.

The Family of Betty Hauling- Sandy Krumery's mother who went home to be with her Savior this past week.

Deloris Kellermann- In rehabilitation after a recent hospitalization.

Levi Sanders- Recovering from a bone marrow transplant.

Cliff Nehrt- recovering at home.

Living with cancer and/or receiving treatments: Roland Telford, Bob Steinkamp, Brenda Edler, Bo Arvin, Roland Telford, Danny Owen (Cameron's Grandpa), Christine Twenhafel, Marlene Cole, Elizabeth Weidner (friend of Jaime Spittler), Kathy Steinmann (friend of Lola Zimmermann), Reese Lewis- 5 year old granddaughter of Margo (Wessel) Marshall, Judy Owen- Grandmother of Cameron Owen.

Our Missionary Family- Tom and Debi Going: That God would bless their visits in the U.S. during their furlough from missionary work in Japan.

Christ the Vine Lutheran Mission

Matthew Fick and Sara Kuper- Our new teachers at Trinity Lutheran School in Hoffman.

Trinity Lutheran School as it starts its 143rd school year.

Students and teachers in area schools as they begin the 2018 school year.

Trinity Centralia as they begin their pastoral vacancy.

Messiah Carlyle as they continue the call process for a pastor.

Southern Illinois Church of the Week: St. James Lutheran Church, Glen Carbon, Illinois.


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: 1 Peter 1:22

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR: Flowers on the altar today are in memory of Shirley Twenhafel who went to heaven 10 years ago on August 13, 2008. Always missed by Shirley’s Family.

THANK YOU- for your donations of food to Matthew 25 Food Bank, which serves those in need in Clinton County for in Proverbs 22 verse 9 it says: "a generous man will himself be blessed for he shares his food with the poor."

CARD BASKETS: A free will offering/Gift basket is available in the church entryway for our new teachers Sara Kuper and Matthew Fick.

ALL ARE INVITED to the “Back to School Picnic” at 5:00pm and “Opening Chapel” at 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 15 as Trinity Lutheran School here in Hoffman begins its 143rd year.

BLOOD DRIVE: Hoffman Community Blood Drive at Hoffman Village Hall. Monday, August 13th from 3 to 7pm. Sponsored by Hoffman Pride.

INSTALLATION SERVICE: You are cordially invited to the Service Installation for Rev. Matthew Mark Richardt Office of Pastor. Faith Lutheran Church, 1104 N 42nd Street, Mt. Vernon on Sunday, August 19th at 4:00pm. Reception Dinner immediately following in Faith Living Center. RSVP by August 13 to: 618-731-6775.

THE TUESDAY BIBLE CLASS AT CARLYLE HEALTH CARE has been moved to Thursday at 2pm for this week only (August 16th). The following week this class will move again to Tuesday at 2pm. The book we are presently studying is 1st Timothy.

NEW CATECHISM...CLASS: A class on the new small catechism will be starting for all adults starting Sunday, August 19th. While we will have extra catechisms in the class, please sign up for either a hardback or spiral bound catechism in the resource center. This is not a new membership class, but a refresher class for those who are presently members. Visitors are welcome too :) This will serve as our regular Sunday morning Bible class at least through the month of September).

WELCOME BACK! It is time to begin our Sunday School fun. The excitement will begin August 19th after the 8:30 church service. At this time, children will make their way over to the Preschool room at the grade school. Here, we will begin with a few songs and then part ways to their assigned rooms. Students are grouped by grade and will have the opportunity to meet their new teacher and get started!! We have a Pre-K through high school program to help engage, celebrate, and share our faith. Parents you are invited to stay for adult bible study during this time. See you on the 19th!

THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY: We are looking to start an evening Biblically themed topical class for adults starting on Thursday September 20th. If you are interested in such a class contact one of the Board of Parish Education members, Andrea Cavaleto, Lola Zimmermann, Jim Roeckeman or you can call the church office.

ADULT INFORMATION CLASS: The next class for those looking to learn more about the Lutheran Church or join the congregation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30pm. If you or someone you know might be interested, contact the church office. This class usually runs once a week for three to four months, and the times may change depending on participant schedules.

THE CONGREGATIONAL PICNIC has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 23rd in the school play area after the worship service.

LWML DISTRICT CONVENTION INFORMATION: Registration deadline for the LWML Southern Illinois District Convention is August 15. If you are planning to attend the SID LWML District Convention at Christ Our Rock on Saturday, September 29th, please make sure your registration is mailed by the deadline. The cost is $25 if you want your lunch provided and $20 if you plan on bringing your own. It’s going to be an amazing day celebrating the 75th anniversary of LWML! If you have any questions or need assistance with this please contact Deb Lueking or Michelle Hill.

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: This has been a busy month already at school. We started with a Back to School Library Bash. The students had fun listening to stories and doing some activities. The staff all pitched in to help this day be a great success. The next day, the staff attended the Day of Spiritual Renewal in Edwardsville where we celebrated the beginning of a new school year with other Lutheran Educators in the Southern Illinois District. Registration was held on the 7th. It looks like enrollment is nearly identical to the past few years. We are excited to welcome a few new students to our family here at Trinity this year. We hosted the local Lutheran Professional Development Day on Friday for the area teachers. We enjoyed devotions, activities, lunch, and a presentation from Mr. Jeffrey Fick, SID Educational Executive, on the NLSA process. Everyone has been busy moving things around, cleaning, and preparing for the students to arrive on the 15th. We are having a Back to School Picnic prior to the opening chapel this year. The Farmers State Bank has partnered with our PTL to sponsor this time of fellowship for our families as we begin this new year. Thank you to everyone who has helped prepare us for a successful beginning of the 2018-2019 school year! Please keep our school in your prayers.

Blessings on your day,

Beth Boester


Preschool Teacher - Natalie Finley **

Preschool Aide - Jaime Spittler

Kindergarten Teacher - Heather Childress **

1st/2nd Grade Teacher - Angie Redeker

3rd/4th Grade Teacher - Sara Kuper *

5th/6th Grade Teacher - Cindy Spenner

7th/8th Grade Teacher - Matthew Fick *

Student Aide/Extended Care -Judith Romine*

Band/Jr. Choir - Nick Harding

Principal - Beth Boester

Robert and Jodene Carpenter- Church Custodians

Charlie Taylor- Grounds *

Waylon and Michelle Livesay- School Custodian *

Deb Albers and Tina Boehne- Lunch

Rita Tyberendt- School Secretary

Mary Jones- Church Secretary

Dave Redeker- Athletic Director

*New to our Staff

** New position for this staff member

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY: In the fall we are looking to start another Financial Peace University Class... This nine week class covers many financial questions from a Christian perspective. We are going to start this in the middle part of September.

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.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital HEALTH FAIR: Pre-registration for the 2018 HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese Fall 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:

· September 5 at the Breese KC Hall.

· September 19 at the Carlyle KC Hall

· October 3 at the Trenton First United Methodist Church

· October 17 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.

JOIN THE CORLHS 365 CLUB: Join the 365 Club and become an exclusive member of CORLHS supporters. All 365 Club members donate $1 per day for the whole school year. For your donation, you will receive a memento of your choice. Pick from these items: Tumbler, Lapel Pin, or Phone Charger Set. All items will have inscribed "365 Club, CORLHS, 2018-2019". You can pay Monthly- $30.42, Semi-annually- $182.50, or Yearly- $365.00. 365 Club information bulletins and envelopes are available in the back of church. If you have more questions about how you can support CORLHS, call the school office at 226-3315 or email brueter@corlhs.org.

CORLHS TEE OFF GOLF SCRAMBLE: Whether you play with a competitive edge or just enjoy a day on the golf course, don’t be left out of the CORLHS Tee Off Golf Scramble. The Sept. 7 registration deadline is nearing to enter your foursome or individual entry. The 15th annual CORLHS Tee Off Golf Scramble will be held on Sunday, September 16, at Greenview Golf Course in Centralia. Tee off is at 1:00pm with an awards dinner to follow the round of golf. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Visit www.corstallions.org or call 226-3315 for information. Forms are located 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.

God Be Willing – Trinity Church Calendar – Aug 11th to Aug 19th

Saturday: 6:00pm Saturday Worship Service

Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service

Installation and Rededication of Staff

Sunday School Teacher/Helper meeting after worship service

Monday: Teachers In-service

6:00pm School Board; 6:15pm Elders; 7:00pm Trustees; 8:00pm Council

Tuesday: Teachers In-service

Wednesday: 1:00pm Quilting

6:30pm Opening Service

Thursday 2:00pm Bible Study at Carlyle Healthcare (16th only)

7:00pm Board of Outreach Meeting

Friday – Sunday Youth Group Balloon Fest Concessions

Saturday: 6:00pm Saturday Worship Service

Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service


August 12: Staff Dedication and Installation for Matthew Fick

August 13: Faculty & Staff Brunch and In-Service 9:00 - 3:00

August 14: Faculty In-Service 9:00 - 3:00

August 15: Back to School Picnic @ 5:00 & Opening Chapel @ 6:30

August 16-17: Early dismissal - 11:30 am

August 21: CPR/AED Training 5:30 pm

August 23: PTL Meeting 6:30 pm

I am so excited to introduce myself to the parents and students of Trinity Lutheran School! My name is Sara Kuper, and I will be joining the teaching staff for the 2018-2019 school year. I’m sure some have questions, so I wanted to give some information about both my personal and professional life. My husband, James, and I have been blessed with two kids - Eli, who is in kindergarten here at Trinity and Zoe who is 4. My family and I are members at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ferrin where I serve as one of the youth leaders.

I am a Carlyle High School graduate. After that I went to Kaskaskia College for two years, and then transferred to Eastern Illinois University where I got my bachelor’s degree. I received my master’s degree in education from SIU-E in 2016. I have endorsements in mathematics, English, and library science. I have spent the last ten years teaching at Centralia Junior High School. CJHS is where I did my student teaching and I was blessed to then be offered a job at the school as well. The majority of my time spent at CJHS has been teaching 7th grade math, however at the beginning of my career I also taught English and two enrichment type classes.

I wasn’t searching to leave my current job, but when this opportunity arose I was very excited. Our family devotion the night I made the decision to apply was of Jesus calling his disciples - this reminder that we are called to serve Him really reinforced my desire to work at Trinity. I know that a large part of what makes Trinity successful is the support of the families, and I look forward to working with all of you. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” I am so excited about helping the students to build the foundational relationship with Christ that is so important in all of our lives. I am very excited about moving to Trinity to teach not only academics, but also to share the love of Jesus with the students. If I haven’t met you yet, I look forward to doing so soon!

Matthew Fick was born in Houston, TX. During his formative years he lived in Springfield, Illinois and Ogden, Iowa. Matthew graduated from Concordia University Nebraska in 2002 with Secondary Education degree with an emphasis in Language Arts. Upon graduating college, he went to serve as a missionary in Chiayi, Taiwan. At first teaching 1st, 2nd, and 6th grade English and Religion at a cram school and then moving to the middle school. In 2017, he was married to Rebecca. After serving in Taiwan for ten years Matthew moved back to the United States and taught Religion and Geography for one year at Lutheran High North in Houston, Texas. Matthew and Rebecca are expecting their first child on October 13th. He is excited to serve the Lord here in Hoffman.