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Reformation Sunday

October 28, 2018 8:00am Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity is a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran School Association and the Good Shepherd Community.

Those Serving Today Officiating Today Organist Musician Screen Team Lector Acolyte

Rev. David Hinz Daniel Reineke Ruth Immerfall Mark Woitalla Eric Hansen Cindy Clitty Sue Bastian Tyler Woitalla

8:00am 10:30am 8:00am 10:30am 8:00am 10:30am 8:00am 10:30am

James Johnson, Ethan Kutzorik

Visuals Altar Guild

Daniel Reineke Barb Mingo, Linda Clark

Information Desk

Zone – 2

Craig Cooper Sue Kulzer


Zone – 3 Zone – 2 Zone – 3


Diane Gooch, Donna Esselman

Shirley Skuza, Lori Zipp Dave & Bev Grose, John Sprengeler, Ken Knafla, Jim & Carol Truenow Wayne Smolnik, Loren Tvrdik, Fred Joesting, John Heintze, Jon Roesch, Mark Thompson

Zone – 2

Zone – 3 Lay Minister


Delano Schultz


Bob Koroll, Jon Lentz

If you have difficulty standing during the worship service, please feel free to remain seated during those parts of the service. 1

Reformation Sunday October 28, 2018


P Dear Friends in Christ, The Divine Service this day is catechetical in nature, built on the format of question and answer within the context of the liturgy, that we might recall the tenants of our faith. On this day of Reformation, as we ask out Lord to be with us, remembering our Baptism and the blessings God bestows in and through it.

Invocation and Baptismal Remembrance P Why is Baptism not simple water only? C Baptism is not simple water only because it is water comprehended in God's command and connected with God's Word. P Why do we Baptize infants in the Lutheran Church? C We baptize infants because in the Lutheran Church. We baptize infants because they are included in Christ's words "all nations,” infants are born sinful and are in need of forgiveness, and infants can believe by the power of the Holy Spirit. P What blessings does Baptism offer? C Baptism offers forgiveness of sins, delivers from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation. Stand The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism. P Baptized into Your Name and calling upon You, O Lord, we begin in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen. Processional Hymn: “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” LSB 656

Confession and Absolution P When God is present, we discover our sin. Our only hope is the mercy of God, thus we confess. C What is confession? P Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, 2

but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven. Yet, what sins should we confess? C Before God we should plead guilty of all sins, even those we are not aware of, as we do in the Lord’s Prayer; but before the pastor we should confess only those sins which we know and feel in our hearts. P Consider your place in life according to the Ten Commandments: Are you a father, mother, son, daughter, husband, wife, or worker? Have you been disobedient, unfaithful, or lazy? Have you been hot-tempered, rude, or quarrelsome? Have you hurt someone by your words or deeds? Have you stolen, been negligent, wasted anything, or done any harm? Have you sought things that are unhealthy and ungodly? All of this we confess… -

Silence -

P O almighty God, merciful Father, C I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being. P Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen.

Collect of the Day P Let us pray. Lord Jesus Christ, I give You thanks that my sins are forgiven before Your Father in heaven. By the Holy Spirit, give me grace to trust in Your promises and so live in the freedom and peace that You have won for me in Your death and resurrection. C Amen. Sit Handbell Ensemble: “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”


Old Testament Reading

Revelation 14:6-7 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7 And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. 6

Choir: God is our refuge and strength, an ever ready help in time of trouble. We shall not fear if the earth is shaken, if the mountains fall into the depths of the sea; Even if the waters rage and foam, and the mountains quake in the surging tide. Congregation sings refrain. Choir: There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the dwelling place of the most High. God is within her; she cannot be shaken. God will help her at the breaking of the dawn. Nations are in tumult and kingdoms are shaken; God speaks and the earth melts away. Congregation sings refrain. Choir: Come, see the works of the Lord, The awesome deeds He has done in the earth. He puts and end to wars in all the world; breaks the bow, shatters the spear and burns the chariots with fire. “Be still and know that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted in the earth.” Congregation sings refrain. 4

Epistle Romans 3:19-28 19

Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. The Righteousness of God Through Faith 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. A This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God. Stand Alleluia and Verse

Holy Gospel

John 8:31-36 P The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the eighth chapter. C Glory to you, O Lord.


Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” 34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 31 So

P This is the Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to You, O Christ. Sit Hymn of the Day: “Speak, O Lord, Your Servant Listens” LSB 589 vs. 1 & 4

Catechetical Instruction {See Booklet} Offering Preparation P From earliest records in ancient times, the people of God worshipped, receiving God’s grace and responding with offerings of thanksgiving. Our Lord has instructed us to “return to Him” our prayers, our lives, and our possessions. We are called to manage wisely our time, talent, treasures, and even our tissue – that is our bodies – as well as His Gospel in our homes, our world, our work, and His Church. Specific to His call to give treasure to the Church, our Lord gave an Old Testament guide of a tithe or tenth of one’s income. Ultimately, however, in the New Testament our Lord calls for cheerful and sacrificial giving. It is important to note that God’s people give for very important reasons. We give:

C To THANK God for providing for us. CPToWe THANK give: God for providing for us. C To BREAK the power of money over us. P We give: P We give: C To BREAK the power of money over us. C To strengthen our trust in God to continue to provide. P We give: P We give: acknowledge God’s ownership of alltothat we have. CCToTo strengthen our trust in God to continue provide. P We give: help those in need, both spiritually and physically. PC WeTo give: P May the Lord give usownership generous hearts, use and bless our offerings. C To acknowledge God’s of all that we have. P We give:

C To help those in need, both spiritually and 6 physically. P May the Lord give us generous hearts, use and bless our offerings.

Offering: Sanctuary Choir: “Strength for Tomorrow, Grace for Today”………..Marty Parks Stand

Prayer of the Church P The church gathers her prayers. Individually and corporately we speak to our Heavenly Father as He promises to listen. There are four ACTS of prayer? C The four ACTS of prayer our are Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication P But first to whom only should we pray? C We should pray only to the Triune God. P What are we to include in our prayers when praying for physical blessings? C We must include: "if it be your will, 0 Lord.” P Why do we pray "in Jesus' Name"? C We pray in Jesus' Name because He is our mediator--our only way to the Father. P Let us Pray: Petitions Conclude: P “O LORD” C “If it be your will” P Taught by our Lord and trusting His promises we are bold to pray: The Lord’s Prayer C Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction P The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine on you and be gracious unto you, the Lord look upon you with favor T and give you peace. C Amen. Closing Hymn: “Almighty Father, Bless the Word” LSB 923


Reformation Sunday

8:00am Worship Z2 9:15am Rite of Confirmation 10:30am Worship Z3 (HC) 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 12:00pm Private Event 4:00pm Creative Crafts









MONDAY 9:30am Parish Workers NL TUESDAY

General Fund Offerings


Building Debt Offerings

$418.00 $6,317.04


WEDNESDAY 7:00am Men’s Bible Study at GS

Weekly Need: Missions


THURSDAY 9:00am Sewing and Crafts 6:00pm Parent Conversation Mtg 6:00pm Worship Team Rehearsal



Rec’d to-date


Annual Funds Promised


Readings for next Sunday: Revelation 7:2-8; 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 Let’s be in the Word!

FRIDAY 9:00am Parish Workers 7:30pm Narc. Anon.

This is pastor appreciation month! Please let Pastor Hinz know how much his ministry means to you!

SATURDAY 9:00am Altar Guild Set Clocks Back

All Saints Sunday 3rd


Mites will be collected TODAY and on the last Sunday of each month are used for many very important mission projects. See the kiosk for examples of the great work your coins do! Plan to bring yours in!

Daylight Savings Ends graders receive their Bibles 8:00am Worship Z4 (HC) 9:15am Bible Classes & SS 10:30am Worship Z5 12:00pm Anyuak Worship


Today’s Radio Broadcast is sponsored by the members of Trinity Lutheran. We thank them for their generosity. We have openings in November and December. If you would like to sponsor a broadcast please complete a form and turn it in. The cost of a full broadcast is now $90. Forms are available in the church office. The service airs on WVAL 800 on the AM dial, at 8:00am, and live on the internet at www.800wval.com. Sunday Morning Fellowship November our hosts are Gail Reginek & Carol Wendt. Members who have last names beginning with the letters “T, U, V” are asked to bring treats for our fellowship time. If you can help, please sign up on the bulletin board. Please remember in your prayers this week: Rick Iees (son of Shirley), Betty Winczewski, Judy Heintze, Joe Poepping, Caroline Hoagland, Jessica Raveling, Bonnie Duea, & Pam Hadley undergoing medical care and following surgery. Jim Bump, Janine Lutgen (sister of Mona Hanson) and Sandy Duffy as they continue their cancer treatment and care. TODAY 9 young people will confirm their faith. Because this is an important day in any congregation, all families are invited to attend. No Sunday School or Bible Class today. Thank you for supporting these young adults! ATTENTION VETERANS: If you submitted information for Veterans Day, it will be utilized for a Veterans Day Celebration at Trinity Lutheran Church at the 10:30am service. It’s not too late. Send your info to Judy in the church office, [email protected] Preschool is looking for Friends in the Faith at Trinity Church that are willing and able to read a story to us on a Friday morning. We can provide the book or you may bring your own! Please call (320) 230-3047 to schedule with Mrs. Petty or Mrs. Bauer. We need Friends for all Fridays in October and November! Thank-you for the Great Day! We want to express our thanks for a great day last Sunday recognizing my retirement! Thank-you to all who were involved in preparing for worship, lunch and the program. We are thankful for the plaque, memory book, flowers, trip to Ireland and all your encouraging words, gifts and cards. We are grateful and humbled by the great turn out, thanks for being there to celebrate with us God’s faithfulness in ministry. - Craig & Jody Cooper

No Confirmation Classes or God’s Grub this Wednesday! Do you know a family who is suffering and would appreciate a Christmas Stocking this year? Please call the church office if you have a name to share at this special time of year! LCEF is celebrating 40 years with a limited-time offer of a 4% term note for 40 months on new money. See the kiosk for more details or contact Lori Wendt. 9

Helping Hands Needed to Help Assemble the “November” Edition of Our Trinity Tidings Newsletter We could use some extra hands assembling the newsletter Monday morning. If you can help, we would be grateful for your assistance. We gather at 9:30am and are usually finished by 11:00am. Festival of Nativities at Trinity What a wonderful opportunity to meet our neighbors around Trinity by delivering a beautiful postcard invitation with information on Festival of Nativities. Our plan is to deliver 200 invitation to homes bordering our church on Sunday, November 18 th after second service. We will have a light lunch, (sub sandwiches) before we distribute the cards. For this outreach opportunity to be successful, we need 20 individuals or families to deliver 10-15 invitations each. Will you join us in inviting our neighbors to Festival of Nativities at Trinity? Please call Karen Strohschein 320-290-7665 or Joanne Keck 320-492-1896 to volunteer.

“Are You An Angel?” We are still in need of several volunteers! Secret angel mail is kept simple: cards, letters, words of wisdom, favorite verses, poems or snacks/treats are just a few ideas. The student has the same secret angel throughout 7th and 8th grade. Would you prayerfully consider mentoring one of them? Please contact Kristen Fuchs for more information including the list of class names: [email protected] or call me at: 320-282-4432. Remember ‘Shhhhhh!!’ Your identity is a secret until the student’s confirmation day!

Minnesota Teen Challenge Choir MN Adult & Teen Challenge will bless us with worship & song at the 10:30 a.m. service and a time of sharing and testimonies during Bible class on Sunday, November 11th. The testimonies and heartfelt singing of our visitors is a moving experience every year. We are pleased to invite you to bring a dish to share, as indicated, according to the first letter of your last name: A-K Hot dish, L-R Salad, S-Z dessert. We will also receive a door offering at both services that day, and checks should be made payable to: Trinity Lutheran Church, and note in the memo, “MNTC”. Please stay to break bread with our brothers in Christ and support them in their journey by spending time with them after the service.

The next parent conversation meeting (formation of confirmation, etc.) will be held Thursday, November 1st at 6:00 in the fellowship hall. Please make a strong effort to attend. 10

There has been a Nominating Committee formed to prepare a slate of nominees for the Leadership Team positions that will be up for election at the December 16th Voters Meeting. The terms for all four elected positions are up for election in December (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer). The members of the Nominating Committee (Chaired by Vice President, Jon Copeland) are Marc Cassen, Jenny Sprengler, Farrah Machula and Karen Petron Broda. The Committee will meet as needed in October and November to prepare for the December 16th election. If you know of individuals that you think should be nominated for one of the positions please contact them directly to verify that they are willing to accept the nomination, then provide the name to one of the members of the Nominating Committee. On the Bulletin Board in the Narthex you will find information that describes what the Bylaws say about the responsibilities of the Leadership Team and each of the individual positions. If you have any questions please contact Jon Copeland at 267-4905 (or any other of the Committee members). Invite a couple of SCSU International students for Thanksgiving this year. This may be their first opportunity to celebrate this American holiday. Let Sue Morey (250-7534) know of your interest by Sunday, November 11th. What an opportunity to reach out to the world with God’s love. STOCKINGS FOR JESUS MISSION PROJECT: Kathy Schlueter is again making Christmas stockings to distribute to needy families and organizations that aid those in need. Kathy works year round to assemble thousands of stockings. They are sent out locally and out of state. Items are needed to “stuff” the decorated stockings. Items to donate include pencils, pens, notepads, rulers, erasers, blunt scissors, yo-yos, decks of cards, combs, small toys, wrapped candy, soaps, etc. Cash donations will be used to pay for shipping and to purchase more stocking stuffers. Please have your donations to the church by November 18th to allow time for packing and delivering. Donations can be dropped off in the box provided at church or Kathy can be reached at 252-3722. Thank you for your continued help throughout the years with this project! Altar Guild will be ordering Poinsettias for Christmas They will be 61/2" pots for $11.75 with gold wrap. Colors available are: Red, White, Pink and Candy Cane (red with white speckles). We will be printing a "Memorial/in Honor of" folder again this season. Please order by Nov. 18th. Place your check made out to Altar Guild in an envelope and write the memorial information on the outside, also include your telephone number, please print clearly. You can place the envelope in the offering plate or in the office. Thank you! Any questions call Evora Sorokie @ 291-0740 or Sue Kulzer @ 248-9783. 11