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

Jason Steffenson, Seminary Field Worker: 630-962-1781

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

First Sunday in Lent, Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018

“In Christ, God Will Provide”.

Genesis 22:1-18

ORDER OF SERVICE: Divine service Setting 1 pg 151

OPENING HYMN: “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word” LSB 904

SERMON: "The Lamb, The Lamb” LSB 547

COMMUNION: “Glory Be to Jesus” LSB 433

“Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face” LSB 631

“Christ Be My Leader” LSB 861

CLOSING: “Jesus, Lead Thou On” LSB 718


Organist: Sat: Rita Carpenter Sun: Ruth Boehne Acolyte: Sat: 6:00pm Katy Crocker Sun: 8:30am Blake Kleiboeker Crucifer: Amelia Kleiboeker Wednesday Lent: Madison Atchison; Greeters: Sat: Connie Dodson and Jane Siegrist; Sun: Youth Group; Lector: James Kellermann; Narthex Usher: Mike Luebbers; Worker: Jason Steffenson Elders: Bob Zimmermann and Dennis Nottmeyer Altar Guild: Valorie Smith and Carla Knolhoff, Ushers: Pam Campbell, Doug Palm, Eli Palm, Jianna Palm, Dave Redeker, Jim Roeckeman, Craig Boehne, Caleb Boehne, Brad Boatright, Anna Krena, Caroline Boehne, Shanna Lueking; Leaders of this Group: Bob Zimmermann and Mike Luebbers; Church Attendance: Sat: 90 Communed: 58 Sun: 8:30am 85 Communed: 57 Sunday School: 24 Adult Bible Class: 10 Ash Wednesday Attendance: 68 Communed: 58

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

Remember in Our Prayers

Bob Steinkamp- Recovering at home

Zuri Reeder-At Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.

Peggy Anderson: Recovering at Greenville Hospital.

Wayne Maschhoff- As he recovers at Marla's in St. Louis following his recent hospitalization in Florida.

Living with cancer and/or receiving treatments: Danny Owen (Cameron's Grandpa), Christine Twenhafel, Bill Patton (father of Angela Maschhoff), Marlene Cole, Elizabeth Weidner (friend of Jaime Spittler), Kathy Steinmann (friend of Lola Zimmermann), Phyllis Hanke, Reese Lewis- 5 year old granddaughter of Margo (Wessel) Marshall, Judy Owen- Grandmother of Cameron Owen

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

Christ the Vine Lutheran Mission

Bethlehem Ferrin, Messiah, Carlyle, and Faith, Mt. Vernon-who are in the process of calling a pastor

Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School and Carlyle High School.

For all those impacted by the Florida School Shooting

Southern Illinois Church of the Week: Trinity Lutheran, Girard, 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: 1 John 3:16 tells us that the way we know love is that Christ laid down His life for us. 1 Cor. 11:26 tells us that whenever we receive the Lord’s Supper, we are proclaiming His death. Therefore, by God’s definition, our reception of the Holy Communion is a proclamation of love. Out of love for God’s Word and for God’s people, it is also our practice to come to the table unified in faith and belief. Guests who are not members of a sister congregation (LCMS) and would like to commune are asked to speak first with the Pastor.

VERSE OF THE WEEK: Hebrews 11:1

SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING: A special voters meeting to discuss the call of a 3rd and 4th grade teacher. The meeting will be today, February 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm. This time was chosen to accommodate Pastor’s schedule and also allow the Sunday School Teachers to attend.

80TH BIRTHDAY: The children of Joan Rueter invite you to join in celebrating her 80th Birthday! An open house will be held Sunday, February 18th at the Pinball Palace in Carlyle, from 2-3:30pm.


MEN’S FELLOWSHIP meets Monday, February 19 in the School Library at 7 p.m. Men of all ages are welcome to join us in helping us do our different projects.

LENTEN DEVOTIONALS: There are two Lenten devotionals located in the Narthex. “Return from Exile” and “Silent Witnesses”. “Return to Exile”, was written by John Boehne, (Curt & Ruth Boehne’s son).

LENTEN SCHEDULE: This year area LCMS pastors are rotating to seven different congregations bringing the "Return to Exile" message to the people of God. 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.

Feb. 21 “The Pit to the Pit: The Pit of Lions to the Tomb”

Pastor Kangas (Trinity, Iuka) Meal: PTL

Feb. 28 “Mountain to Mountain: Mount Moriah to Mount Zion”

Pastor Girardin (Trinity, Centralia) Meal: CORLHS

Mar. 7 “Garden to Garden: Eden to Heaven”

Pastor Miller (Trinity, Nashville) Meal: Men’s Club

Mar. 14 “Tree to Tree: The Tree of Life to the Cross”

Pastor Kotila (Trinity, Nashville) Meal: Women’s Fellowship

Mar. 21 “Out of Egypt: Through the Water”

Pastor Landskroener (Messiah, Carlyle) Meal: Youth

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

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP meets Monday, February 19 at the School Library at 7 p.m. Men of all ages are welcome to join us in helping us do our different projects.

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: The next 2pm "Exodus" Bible class will continue on Tuesday, February 20th at Carlyle Health Care.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: The account of “Paul and Silas in Prison” serves as the focus of Sunday School today. Just as God freed Paul and Silas from prison, granting them life out of death, so Christ by His crucifixion and resurrection frees me from the prison of my sins and grants me life eternal. Questions for discussion include “How is this event more than just a story about Paul’s escape from prison”? and “How has God rescued us from the prison of sin?”

HOW THE CHURCH GREW: This Sunday we will be leading our Acts class by looking at chapter 14. Join us in the Gym at 10:00am.


Sunday, February 18th at the Crocker's 6:30-8pm. “Tonight”

Sunday, March 4th at the Johnston's 6:30-8pm.

Sunday, April 8th at the Kleiboeker's 6:30-8pm.


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2017 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).

DEBT REDUCTION: Over the last couple of weeks, we collected for our debt reduction a total of $7176.00. This will go towards the $25,000 note. Please feel free to donate to this fund at anytime.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY: What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you can take steps to control your money in a God pleasing way, and not let it control you. If you’re interested in learning more about the class go to www.daveramsey.com. If you would like to sign up for the class go to fpu.com/1059868. The fee is $109 per household, and the class goes for nine weeks. Trinity Lutheran is sponsoring this nine week class at the Village Hall in Hoffman. We have already had on class, but it is still not too late to sign up for future classes. Call the church office at 495-2545 if you have questions.

CHRIST THE VINE LUTHERAN MISSION: We are looking for 4-8 individuals from Trinity, Hoffman who might be willing to attend these 9:30am services on the last Sunday of the month over the next three months. This will help encourage this small group of worshipers at Nordike funeral home in Aviston. This Sunday, and February 25th are the dates when Trinity, Hoffman is scheduled to take our turn in bringing a car load of people to this service.

CONCORDIA SEMINARY GUILD LUNCH: is Friday, March 16 at noon. Registration starts at 11:30am in Koburg Hall. The cost is $10.00 and reservation must be made by March 2nd. Forms are on the table in the narthex

FERRIN PASTORAL VACANCY: I am continuing to serve the pastoral vacancy at Bethlehem Ferrin. They have recently changed their Sunday service times to 11am. Please continue to keep this congregation in your prayers. Pastor Krenz

IF YOU’RE IN THE THRIVENT CHOICE PROGRAM, please remember that you must designate your 2017 dollars by March 31. If you need help with this, please let us know! We will be happy to assist you.

FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Oh my! The auction was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who helps support our school and its mission. We were very pleased that everyone made it out in spite of the icy weather. (4)

Back in the classrooms, everyone was hard at work this week. Wednesday was an interesting day, we started the day in chapel talking about Valentine's Day and Christ's love. By the end of the chapel, we were repentant sinners, receiving the imposition of ashes in the shape of the cross upon our foreheads. This reminds me of the Latin phrase that Luther used, "simul justus et peccator." He was explaining that through our justification we are one and at the same time righteous or just, and sinners. On our own, under the scrutiny of God, we still have sin, but, by faith in Christ, with His righteousness transferred to us, we are considered just or righteous. So, we are at the same time, both saint and sinner. This is the heart of the Gospel message. We are forgiven sinners through the Grace of God.

We are excited about our Call Meeting this evening. We hope to see you there! Keep this process and the candidates in your prayers.

Blessings on your day,

Beth Boester, Principal

IT’S TIME TO DONATE YOUR DIMES! Did you know that one full 2 liter bottle of dimes is worth over $500? Your dimes will be used to assist our Student Support Ministry which provides speech and language, math and reading tutoring for some of our students. Let's Fill the bottle!

SPORTS UPDATE: We need a person to step forward and be the manager for our sports concessions. We also are looking for a track coach for the spring. If you are able to assist with this, please call Mrs. Boester.

TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL- Hoffman is accepting applications for a Kindergarten teacher and a 3rd/4th grade teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Please contact Mrs. Boester for more information.

CHRIST OUR ROCK is searching for a head and junior varsity boys baseball coach for the 2018 season. Interested parties should send resumes to Mr. Don Duensing, Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School, 9545 Shattuc Road, Centralia, IL 62801, 226-3315, dduensing@corlhs.org.

THE CONGREGATION IS IN NEED of someone to mow the Church, School, and Cemetery. If interested, contact one of the Trustees.

HOFFMAN TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL ENDOWMENT FUND: The Endowment Committee (four percent minimum as required by the by-laws of the Endowment Fund) will be distributing $2,000-$3,000 from the Endowment Fund for use at the church and school. Submitted ideas will be presented at the March 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.

AGAPE YOUTH FROM FERRIN will host a trivia night on Saturday, March 3rd. Doors will open at 6:30. Teams of up to 8 people (you may have less). $80 per table. Free baby-sitting provided. Drinks provided. To reserve a table call or text Sara at 974-8369 OR email us at ferrinyouthgroup@gmail.com (5)

CHICKEN SUPPER: St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Minden will be hosting the Chicken Supper on March 4th from 4-7:00pm at the St. John’s “schoolhouse”. Adults: $10.00, Children 5-12: $5.00 and under 5 is free. Carry outs available. A portion of the proceed will be supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

ANNUAL BREESE LION’S CHICKEN DINNER: will be served from 11:00am – 6:00pm. Tickets at the door Adults $10.00 Kids (6-12) $8.00 Under 6 years old – Free. Advance Tickets $9.50 and can be purchased from any Breese Lions Club Member. Proceeds to benefit Sight and Hearing Impaired.

SAUSAGE SUPPER: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Troy, Il will hosting a sausage supper on Sunday March 4, 2018 serving from noon to 6:00pm. Country Store Crafts and Baked goods. Adults $10.00 Children 5-10 $4.00 Under 5 – Free Carry outs $10.00.

CORLHS STERLING EVENING DINNER & AUCTION: Coming Soon! Saturday, March 17th Christ Our Rock is having their 14th Annual Sterling Evening Dinner and Auction. Note the date on your calendar. They are in need of items to be auctioned. No matter how small or large there is a price range for everyone! From apple pie to a truck load of wood, every donation adds to where Faith and Knowledge Grow! Deliver your auction items to the school office or give them a call at 226-3315 to arrange for someone to pick up.

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP AWARD: The Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi, the National Lutheran Fraternity, is offering a $1500 Scholarship for high school seniors who have applied to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The application can be found at wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships/. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2018. For questions, please email UIUCScholarship@betasigmapsi.org.

10-DAY TOUR OF GERMANY: Footsteps of Luther Tour plus Oberammergau Passion Play;. Travel dates September 14-23, 2020. Leave from Chicago/O’Hare Airport. Information brochure located in the narthex. This tour is being led by Rev. Dr. Wayne Knolhoff (A Son of the congregation).

SJH BREESE SPRING 2018 HEALTH FAIR::Pre-registration for the 2018 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 7, 2018 - Breese KC Hall

· March 21, 2018 - Carlyle KC Hall

· April 4, 2018 - Trenton 1st UMC

· April 18, 2018 - 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

All Christmas Flowers will be removed from the cemetery on March 1. Cemetery Committee

HEARING DEVICES: The hearing devices for church services are located on the bookshelf in the narthex of church. (6)

God Be Willing – Trinity Church Calendar – February 17 to February 25

Saturday: 6:00pm Worship Service

Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service; 10:00am Sunday School/Bible Class

4:15pm Jr. Confirmation

5:00pm Congregational Voters Meeting to call a teacher

6:30pm Life Night at the Crockers

Monday: 6:30pm Men’s Fellowship Meeting

Tuesday: 2:00pm Bible Study at Carlyle Healthcare

Newsletter Deadline

Wednesday: 8:45am Chapel

1:00pm Quilting,

4:45pm Adult Information Class

5:30pm Bell Choir

6:00pm Lenten Meal (PTL)

7:00pm Lenten Wednesday Service

8:00pm Choir

Thursday: 7:00pm Financial Peace University, Hoffman Village Hall

Saturday: 6:00pm Worship Service

Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service; 10:00am Sunday School/Bible Class

4:30pm Jr. Confirmation



Feb 19 - Presidents' Day - No School

Feb 20 - VB - Home - TSJ

Feb 21 - PTL Lenten Meal; Pre-k - 8th Sing!

Feb 22 - VB Home - St. Bruno

March 1 - VB @ New Horizon

March 5 - Casimir Pulaski Day - No School

March 6-11 - Lutheran Schools Week

March 6 - VB @ Trinity Centralia

March 7 - 8th Grade Career Conference @ KC

March 8 - Spring Pictures; VB Home - Kell 5:30 pm

March 9 - End of 3rd Qrtr; VB @ Central City

March 10 - VB Conference Tourn. @ St. Bruno

March 11 - Sing at Church; Daylight Savings Time

March 12 - VB @ St. Mary's - Mt. Vernon