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
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Jason Steffenson, Seminary Field Worker: 630-962-1781
Beth Boester, Principal: School: 495-2246
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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
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 21ST & 22ND 2018
“God’s Stewards-Our Relationship With Others”
“...and love your neighbors as yourself.” Matthew 22:29
“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” 1 John 3:17
Order of Service: Divine Service Setting 2 LSB Page 167
Opening Hymn: “This Joyful Eastertide” LSB 482
Sermon Hymn: “Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way” LSB 857
Communion Hymns: “Father Welcomes” LSB 605
“Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won” LSB 490
“In Thee Is Gladness” LSB 818
Closing Hymn: “May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill” LSB 698
Organist: Sat: Rita Carpenter; Sun: Rita Carpenter Acolyte: Sat: Katy Crocker; Sun: 8:30am Blake Kleiboeker; Crucifer: Amelia Kleiboeker; Greeters: Sat: Connie Dodson and Jane Siegrist; Sun: Roger Hugo; Lector: Curtis Boehne; Narthex Usher: Tom Anderson; Seminary Field Worker: Jason Steffenson Elders: Bob Zimmermann and Dennis Nottmeyer; Altar Guild: Sheila Holston, Denise Robinson, and Diane Hanke; 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: 116 Communed 77 Sun: 8:30am 118 Communed: 84 Sunday School 14 Adult Bible Class 13; Tuesday Bible Class 7; Wednesday School of Religion 16 CD and Bulletin Delivery Schedule for Shut-ins: Dave and Louise Brinkmann
Remember in Our Prayers
Madison Atchison and Dillon Cunningham- As they receive the gift of baptism.
Steffenson Family- As Jason receives his vicarage placement on Tuesday
Howard Haake- Brother of Dennis Haake Sr. who entered his eternal rest this past week.
Garold Ammon- The son in law of Don and Sandy Hohman who entered his eternal rest this past week.
Cliff Nehrt- at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
Dorothy Rueter-recovering from eye surgery
Eunice Carroll- Recovering following her recent hospitalization
Delores Kellermann (Mother of James Kellermann)- at Maryville Rehab Center after a recent hospitalization.
Living with cancer and/or receiving treatments: 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 who are teaching at Urawa Lutheran School in Japan.
Stewardship Growth- In our Relationship with God.
Christ the Vine Lutheran Mission
Mark Belli and his family- As he has recently received a call to teach 4th grade at Guardian Lutheran School in Dearborn, MI.
Bethlehem Ferrin- As they hear this week whether they will get a pastoral candidate from the Seminary.
Bethlehem Ferrin, Messiah Carlyle, and Faith in Mount Vernon continue in the calling process.
Stewardship Growth in relationship with each other.
Southern Illinois Church of the Week: Zion Lutheran Church, Staunton, 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: Psalm 27:14
STEWARDSHIP QUOTE: If your investments are limited to this earth, you are the world's worst investor. John Hagge
WELCOME: This weekend we welcome into the Trinity Family Madison Olivia Atchison daughter of David and Beth Bassen and Dillon James Cunningham son of Amy Cunningham. Madison’s sponsor is Jean Bassen and Dillon’s sponsor is Jim Tyberendt. Please keep Madison and Dillon in your prayers.
SMOKED PORK CHOP DINNER: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Trinity Lutheran School in Hoffman, Adults - $10.00, K – Grade 8 - $6.00, Preschool and under – Free, All Carry Outs - $10.00, Pork Chop, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Applesauce, Bread and Drink, and your choice from many fabulous desserts. Sponsored by the Men’s Fellowship and Women’s Fellowship of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman. Hope to see you there.
BLOOD DRIVE: Please consider donating blood at Christ Our Rock on April 25th blood drive which runs from 2:00-6:00. Our student volunteers need to collect 47 units to receive the top scholarship! So, your donation saves lives, qualifies our student volunteers for scholarship money, and puts donors in the running for a Home Depot gift card. All donors are automatically entered in a sweepstakes to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to The Home Depot®, courtesy of Suburban Propane.
A SPRING HANDBELL CONCERT: will be offered at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton by "ReBELLion" - a St. Louis area community handbell ensemble under the direction of Dolan Bayless. The concert will be on Sunday, April 29 at 6PM and will feature both sacred and secular arrangements. The theme for ReBELLion's 2018 spring concert is "Feel the Spirit." It's going to be a great evening. Hope to see you there!
MY WORSHIP NOTES: If you have a child/grandchild between 2nd and 6th grade and would like to assist them in better understanding the worship service and sermon, you are encouraged to share with them “My Worship Notes”. These can be found in the narthex near the 7th and 8th grade worship/sermon notes.
SPECIAL SERMON SERIES: This weekend we have the second in our three part "Stewardship Relationships". This weekend our focus will be on our relationships with others. Next week Jason Steffenson will look at our relationship with money.
SERVANT EVENT: The Board of Parish Education at Trinity in Hoffman is planning servant events for this spring and summer. They cordially invite Messiah Lutheran and Bethlehem Lutheran members and others to join them in helping others in need. A meeting is scheduled at Trinity Hoffman Church on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 pm to review local and national service event opportunities. Teenagers, young adults, and older adults are welcome to join us. A spring work day will be with Pastor Stallworth of Unity Lutheran Church in East St. Louis is planned for Saturday, May 12 from approx. 9am to 4 pm. To find out more information contact Jim Roeckeman at 618-610-5855.
ADULT BIBLE CLASS: This week Jason Steffenson will continue to lead the adult class on Acts 19 and Acts 20. These chapters address events in Paul's third missionary journey.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS- This Sunday the Sunday School Class will study about “God’s Covenant with Abram”.
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: The next 2 pm Bible class will take place on Tuesday, April 24th at Carlyle Health Care. We are just starting a study on Galatians.
CALL DAY!!: Please keep the Steffensons in your prayers as they prepare for their vicarage assignment on Tuesday, April 24th at 3:00pm.
PORTAL OF PRAYER; The April through June Portal of Prayers are here. You can pick up a copy in the narthex.
AUDIO SERMONS: Past sermons are available in audio format at trinityhoffman.org
FROM THE PRINCIPAL: Spring is in the air! The students were able to get outside and enjoy the warm sunshine this week. We had several exciting field trips. The 7th and 8th grade students went on a trip for Confirmation with Pastor Krenz and Miss Fuehne to The International Center, LCMS headquarters, and Lutheran Hour Ministries in the St. Louis Area. Students in Kindergarten through 4th grade went to Earth Day at Carlyle Lake. It is always great for students to get out and learn about new things. We had two students, Anna Childress and Jordynn Duensing, represent our school at the Clinton/Marion County Spelling Bee this year. This is the first time in many years that we have participated in this competition. We are gearing up for our ITBS Testing at the end of the month. This test is given one time per year, giving us a snapshot of student learning in various academic areas such as Reading, Mathematics, Spelling, English, Science, and Social Studies. The results of this testing allow us to make decisions on curriculum, instruction, and textbooks.
We thank everyone who helped out with our Chicken Dinner this past Sunday as well as those who supported this fundraiser by purchasing tickets and eating dinner with us. This has been a successful fundraiser which takes minimal prep time compared to some of the others. The big commitment is on the day of the dinner when we need all hands on deck to help with the meal and clean up. Thank you again! Proceeds from this meal will assist with Technology costs in the school.
Blessings on your week,
VACANCY NOTICE: We are now accepting applications for a half day preschool teacher. If interested, please contact Mrs. Boester for more information.
MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST: Carlyle Jr. Legion Baseball is hosting a Mother's Day Breakfast from 8am-12pm on Sunday, May 13 at the Carlyle VFW. $8 per plate to include Scrambled eggs, Pork Sausage Links, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, & Hash Browns. Contact Hayden Hoffmann, Jackson Brammeier, or Ethan Hanke for tickets or phone Steve Hoffmann at 618-594-2340.
A RETIREMENT CELEBRATION: Please join us for a retirement celebration honoring Mrs. Ruth Boehne and Mr. Jim Tyberendt with food, fun, and fellowship. DATE: Sunday, May 20th. Worship Service at 8:30am followed by a celebratory dinner and reception at the school. Meat, Drink, Dessert will be furnished. Please plan on bringing a covered dish. Thank you! “I thank God in all my remembrance of you...because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now”. Philippians 1:3-5
SUMMER VBS: Mark your calendars for June 11th-15th.
CORLHS AUCTION RESULTS: Thank you to all who attended and donated to the Sterling Evening Dinner and Auction to benefit Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School. This incredible annual event was held on Saturday, March 17 and we are again amazed at the awesome support from our congregations and communities. We had around 414 people in attendance and netted close to $137,800 to support the operation of CORLHS!
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!
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
WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP/LWML SUNFLOWER Banquet will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30 at Trinity Lutheran School. In continuing the tradition of the “Mother-Daughter” Banquet this is an evening for all women of the congregation, their daughters, sisters, and “girlfriends”. Bring your aunts and your nieces too! Dinner and a fun evening for all. Tickets are $12.00(pre-school and under free). You may get tickets by calling Carla Knolhoff (830-9573) or Sandy Hohman (322-1726). Tickets will also be sold at church before and after services on April 7th & 8th and April 14th & 15th. Last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday, April 18, 2018. We hope to see you there!
MATTHEW 25: Thanks again for your donation of food and money to help Matt 25, whose mission is helping those in need of food assistance in Clinton County. Statistics show that more than 50 percent of retirees have only social security to help get them through retirement and with today's cost of living, social security will not pay enough to support them during retirement. So, we see more senior citizens coming through each month. So, try to save for retirement and secondly, remember those whose income during retirement is insufficient.
MISSION OF THE MONTH: for May and June for Women's Fellowship is the Centralia Pregnancy Clinic. They gladly accept any new or gently used baby items up to size 2T. Please deposit items in the tote in the front foyer. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
RESOURCE CENTER: All Items in the Resource Center cabinet are for sale and priced as marked. There are individual cards available at 50 cents. Full boxes of cards are available priced as marked. To purchase anything use the coin envelopes on the Cabinet and put amount paid, Book Name and purchaser’s name on the envelope. If check used make payable to “Trinity Lutheran Church” and place in the container of coin envelopes. Any questions call Deb Lueking 495-9055.
HEARING DEVICES: The hearing devices for church services are located on the bookshelf in the narthex of church.
God Be Willing – Trinity Church Calendar – April 21st to April 29th
Saturday: 6:00pm Saturday Worship Service
Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service; 10:00am Sunday School/Bible Class
10:30am to 1:00pm Men’s Fellowship Pork Chop Dinner
Tuesday: 2:00pm Bible Study at Carlyle Healthcare
6:30pm Servant Event Meeting
Wednesday: 8:45am Chapel
5:45pm School of Religion and Jr. Confirmation
Thursday: Pastor’s Circuit Meeting at Hope in Mt. Carmel
Saturday: 6:00pm Saturday Worship Service
Sunday: 8:30am Worship Service; 10:00am Sunday School/Bible Class
6:30pm Confirmation Questioning
April 26 - 8th Gr Testing @ CORLHS; PTL mtg 6:30 pm
April 28 - Track Meet @ Zion Belleville 8:30 am
April 29 - Confirmation Questioning
April 30 - ITBS Testing starts
May 1-4 ITBS Testing continues
May 4 - Track Meet @ Nashville High School 8:30 am
May 6 - Confirmation 8:30 am; Band Concert @ CORLHS 3:00 pm
May 8 - 3rd/4th Gr Field Trip to Eversgerd Fort
May 10 - Spring Concert 6:30 pm
May 11 - Graduation Dance (Gr 5-8) 7 - 9 pm
May 12 - Track Meet - Lutheran District - Freeburg
May 14 - Board Meeting 6:00 pm
May 15 - Preschool & K Field Trip
May 16 - Preschool Graduation 6:30 pm
May 17 - Prayer Families
May 19 - Lutheran State Track Meet
May 20 - Retirement Dinner
May 21 - Awards Night 6:30 pm
May 22 - 8th Gr Graduation 6:30 pm
May 23 - Closing Chapel