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Trinity Lutheran Church

March 4, 2018 8:00 am 2163 Mayhew Lake Rd. NE Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Those Serving Today Officiating Today




Musician Screen Team


Daniel Reineke 10:30am

8:00am 8:00am

Acolyte Visuals



Lay Minister

Jeff Zimmer Cindy Clitty


Alison Reginek Andrew Kath, Nick Lindquist


Noah Ripka, Zachary Duchene

8:00am 8:00am

Daniel Reineke

Altar Guild Information Desk

Ruth Immerfall Jon Fuchs

10:30am Lector

Rev. David Hinz

Diana Weyhrausch, Sue Kulzer 8:00am

Zone – 1

Barb Mingo


Zone – 2

Craig Cooper


Zone – 1

Tom Skuza, Shirley Skuza, Lori Zipp


Zone – 2

Diane Gooch, Donna Esselman


Zone – 1


Zone – 2

Mark Helgeson, Dick Mingo, Norm Greenwaldt, Bob Koroll, Dan Reberg, Russ Riehm Dave & Bev Grose, John Sprengeler, Ken Knafla, Jim & Carol Truenow


Jeff Snyder, Delano Schultz


Clint Wenger

Cover Artwork is provided by a student of Prince of Peace Lutheran School. Trinity is a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran School Association and the Good Shepherd Community. 1

The Third Sunday in Lent Divine Service Setting 2 (LSB pg 167) March 4, 2018

8:00 a.m.

PRESERVICE MUSIC CELEBRATION RINGERS: “How Firm a Foundation”………..…arr. Sandra Eithun WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OPENING HYMN: “How Firm a Foundation” LSB 728 INVOCATION The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism. P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen. CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION P: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. C: But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination.

P: Let us then confess our sins to God our Father. C: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen. P: Almighty God in his mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen. 2

PSALM 19 (antiphon. vs. 8) ALL: The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C: P: C:

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their measuring line goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom| leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat. The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the | simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the just decrees of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

ALL: The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.





P: Let us pray… O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy, be gracious to all who have gone astray from Your ways and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of Your Word; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Sit OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Exodus 20:1-17 And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth 5

generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. 12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. 13 “You shall not murder. 14 “You shall not commit adultery. 15 “You shall not steal. 16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.” L: This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God. EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 18

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is 6

weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

L: This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God. Stand GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

HOLY GOSPEL: John 2:13-25 P: The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the second chapter.

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Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the moneychangers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade.” 17 His disciples 7

remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18 So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?”19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken. 23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man. P:

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

NICENE CREED C: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And he will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen Sit



“Marvel Not at Earthly Gain”

THE MESSAGE (John 2:13-25) OFFERING (Please sign and date the Rite of Friendship pad located in the pew. The children are invited to bring their offerings to the front at this time.)

CELEBRATION RINGERS: “With Great Joy”………..…………..Susan E. Geschke PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 9


P: It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who overcame the assaults of the devil and gave His life as a ransom for many that with cleansed hearts we might be prepared joyfully to celebrate the paschal feast in sincerity and truth. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying: SANCTUS


LORD'S PRAYER P: Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray: 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. THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION PAX DOMINI



About Holy Communion—The Lord’s Supper is celebrated here in the belief and glad confidence that our Lord gives us as He says, not only bread and wine, but His very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another. Our Lord invites to His table those who trust His words, repent of all sin, and forgive and love as He forgives and loves us. If this is your belief, we welcome you to join us at the Lord’s table. Because we are called to examine ourselves before receiving the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:28-29), we encourage you to consider the questions on p. 329-330 in the front of the hymnal. If you are communing with us for the first time, or if you would like a fuller understanding of what we as Lutherans believe about the Lord’s Supper, please pick up a copy of “What is the Lord’s Supper?” at the Information table in the entryway. Please reserve the white grape juice cups in the center of the communion trays for those who for health reasons are unable to drink wine. If your health requires gluten-free wafers, they are available upon request. Speak to the pastor prior to the service. Our pastors are happy to speak to you further if you have any questions.

DISTRIBUTION HYMN: “The Infant Priest Was Holy Born” LSB 624 POST-COMMUNION COLLECT P: Let us pray… We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love towards one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



CLOSING HYMN: “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” LSB 427 Acknowledgments Divine Service, Setting Two from Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. Reprinted with permission. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

WE WELCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN We are glad you are here! If there is a time during the Worship Service that you feel your child (or you) needs a “time out,” please feel free to leave the service. If you leave the service, you can go to the lobby or use the large conference room across from the church office. The conference room has speakers and one-way glass so you can still participate in Worship. During the Sunday school hour, (9:15am – 10:15am) and during the 10:30am worship service the nursery is staffed for children 0-3 years old. The nursery is in the preschool on the north end of the building. It is the first classroom on the left as you enter the preschool parent lounge area. There are also speakers in the nursery so you can listen to the service. Activity bags for young children to use are in the plastic tub outside the church office.


The Third Sunday in Lent 8:00am Worship Z1 (HC) 9:15am Sunday School & Bible Classes 9:15am New Member Class 10:30am Worship Z2 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 2:00pm Anyuak Church Meeting MONDAY TUESDAY 7:00pm Friends in Harmony WEDNESDAY 7:00am Men’s Bible Study @ GS 4:45-5:45pm Soup Supper 6:00pm Lenten Worship Z3 6:45-7:30pm Conf. Classes 6:45pm Celebration Ringers

WEEK OF 2/25/2018 2/25/2018

TIME 8:00am 10:30am Total


ATTENDANCE 38 126 164 200

OFFERINGS General Fund Offerings Building Debt Offerings Total Weekly Need:

$4,218.98 $583.00

2/14/2018 Missions Rec’d to-date Annual Funds Promised

$4,801.98 $11,745.05 $1,226.00 $224.00 $3,145.37 $23,000.00

Readings for next Sunday: Numbers 21:4-9 Ephesians2:1-10 John 3:14-21 Let’s Be in the Word!

THURSDAY 1:00pm LWML 5:30pm Lay Ministry Mtg. 6:00pm Brownies 6:00pm Preschool Dad’s Night 6:00pm Worship Team Rehearsal 6:30pm Leadership Mtg.

Church Office Hours: M-F 8:30am-2:30pm

Open during the noon hour. Church Office Phone 252-3670

FRIDAY 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon.

The Fourth Sunday in Lent 8:00am Worship Z4 9:15am SS & Bible Classes 9:15am New Member Class 10:30am Worship Z5 (HC) 12:00pm Anyuak Worship

SATURDAY 9:00am Altar Guild 1:30pm St. Cloud Prison Bible Study 6:45pm Traditional Worship Practice Set Your Clocks Ahead

4:00pm Creative Crafts & 4H Meeting 14

The Crucified and Risen Body of Jesus Is the True Temple of the Lord The Lord rescues His people, Israel, “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex. 20:2) and makes His gracious covenant with them, defined by the Ten Commandments. Since He has become their God by His grace, they shall be His people, having “no other gods” before Him (Ex. 20:3). He is “jealous” for them as a husband for his wife and as a father for his children. He has named them with His name and called them to rest in Him (Ex. 20:5–9). The incarnate Son, Christ Jesus, is likewise jealous for His Father’s house, because it is to be a place of divine grace and Sabbath rest for His people, and not “a house of trade” (John 2:16–17). His zeal consumes Him as He gives up “the temple of his body” to the destruction of the cross, but in three days He raises it up again to be the true temple forever (John 2:17–21). By His crucifixion He cleanses the entire household, and in His resurrection, He becomes “wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30).

everlasting life through the suffering, death, and resurrection of His Son Jesus. The color scheme (ROY G BIV) has been adjusted to absorb the Gray of Ash Wednesday, White for Maundy Thursday, the Black of Good Friday, and the Golden glow of the Easter resurrection. Today’s Radio Broadcast is sponsored by Janet Kramin in memory of Pastor Howard Kramin, her brother-in-law. We thank her for her generosity. We have openings in March and April. If you would like to sponsor a broadcast please complete a form and turn it in. Forms are available in the church office. The radio transmission enables our shut-ins, as well as others in our community to hear and participate in our worship. 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 In March our hosts are Youth and their parents. Members who have last names beginning with the letters “E, F, & G” are asked to bring treats for our fellowship time. If you can help, please sign up on the bulletin board.

RAINBOW FOR LENT The Rainbow has long been a sign of Yahweh’s covenant with Noah. God had promised Noah never to destroy the earth again by flood as means of punishing the iniquities of mankind. The colors of the rainbow can easily signify the sins that Christ Himself came to wash away, and the new covenant Yahweh makes with us, to forgive our sins and bring us

Remember to designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars. The deadline is March 31– Make Trinity your Choice!


Please remember in your prayers this week: Rick Iees (son of Shirley), Betty Winczewski, & Pam Hadley undergoing medical care. Jim Bump, Sandy Duffy and Sandra VanVickle as they continue their cancer treatment and care.

our FREE, seven-week workshop called “Stepping On”. This workshop is led by a health care professional and peer leader and is appropriate for independent community-dwelling older adults with a history of falls, at risk of falls, or who have a fear of falls. It will be offered at Shepherd Oak West Apartments - Community Room on April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7 & May 14 from 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. To register or to receive more information, call Kassara Kneeland at 320-258-9357 or kassarakneeland @gsc-mn.org. Pre-registration for this free workshop is required by March 23, 2018.”

Prince of Peace News: “Shine Like Stars!” is the theme for the Prince of Peace Lutheran School annual Legacy Dinner and Auction which will be held Sunday, April 22nd at the school. Mark your calendar now and save the date to come out and provide support for our school. Tickets will again be $14 to cover the cost of the catered noon meal – look for them to be available in March.

White Easter Lilies: The altar guild will be ordering lilies for Resurrection Sunday. They will be 6 1/2" pots for $12. We will be printing a "Memorial/in Honor of" folder again this season. Please order by Wednesday, March 14. Make your check to the Altar Guild, and place in an envelope and write the memorial information on the outside or use the form available at the information desk and kiosk in the narthex. Please also include your telephone number, 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.

Lenten Soup Suppers continue this week on Wed., served from 4:45 to 5:45pm. Volunteers needed for set-up, serving, clean-up or to make soup. Sign-up sheet to bring desserts is on the kitchen door. To volunteer, talk to Sue Bragelman at 252-9618 or Joann Kath at 251-0405. Come to enjoy great soup and fellowship before the 6pm Lenten worship. “Stepping On Workshop” Join other older adults in learning how you can take control of your life to prevent falls! Falls are not a normal part of aging. Take control of your life to remain independent in your own home without a fear of falling by enrolling in 16

The LWML will meet this Thursday at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Hinz will have the Bible Study. Please join us!

food needed. Thank you! For Your Information: Here is the schedule of services for Lent and Holy Week:

Trinity LWML is requesting help in gathering items needed at Anna Marie’s Alliance of St. Cloud. This appeal will continue until the league’s March 8th meeting. Items needed are: personal care items, children’s hats, mittens, gloves sleepwear, blankets, games and puzzles. Gift certificates from stores are welcome. The basket to gather donations is in the narthex. A listing of items needed is posted on the kiosk, and a basket will be available in which to place your donations. Thank you!!!

Each Wednesday through Lent, worship at 6:00pm with soup from 4:45 to 5:45pm Maundy Thursday: Worship at 12:00pm and 7:00pm with Holy Communion Good Friday: Worship at 12:00pm and 7:00pm Resurrection Sunday: Worship at 6am, 8am and 10:30am all with Holy Communion - Easter Breakfast served from 7am to 10am. Did you notice the new Bibles in the pews today? Thank you to the Sunday School for purchasing two cases of pew Bibles to allow everyone to look up the scriptures in worship! God bless our Sunday School children!

This is a reminder that Shepherd Tours has seats available for “KICKIN’ IT IRISH” on March 12. Registration is still OPEN. Even though this one-night event is sold out at the Chanhassen – we have room! Contact Jeanette at Good Shepherd to reserve a place: 320-2589365. Easter Breakfast: From 7 to 10:00am on April 1st, there will be a breakfast of Egg bakes, muffins, fruit and juice. See the sign up sheets in the Church entry! Plan now to attend and to help supply the 17