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Research has shown that church-going people are some the most loyal consumers when it comes to making a purchase from a fellow member or supporter of their church. You can make Trinity members aware of your business by placing your message in the Trinity newsletter 11 times each year. Each month the newsletter is delivered to the 350 member households and posted on the Trinity Lutheran website where it is viewed by hundreds more. The cost per insert is just $27 for 1-7/8” x 1 inch ad paid in advance with an 11-issue contract The cost per insert is just $49 for 1-7/8” x 2 inch ad paid in advance with an 11-issue contract.

Our VBS will be in August this year. Our theme is

“Splash Canyon!”

Upcoming Events: May 1—Pastor’s Circuit Meeting May6—Good News Bible Study May 9– Ascension Service Dinner at 5pm Women’s Bible Study (after worship)

Call 252-3670 to get started.

May 10—LWML

“BY FAITH!” Lutheran Island Day Camp is coming to Trinity! Plan now to attend! Date: June 11-15 Time: 7:30am to 4:00pm Reg. Cost: $120 Hebrews 11:1— “Now faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see.”

Prince of Peace Preschool has exciting news! Our Kindergarten Readiness class at our Trinity location is going to be five full days instead of four for the 2018-2019 school year! Enrollment is open. For more information, please contact Kim Essington at 251-8416.

May 17—POP Spring Music Concert @ LOC May 21—Dine to Donate @ Pizza Ranch May 23— POP Preschool Program and Graduation

May 24—Newsletter Deadline May 28—Memorial

Day Office closed

May 29—Parish Workers NL

Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

“Devotion to the notion;” that was their work. And the gods would be pleased. But Paul called them to be more than “spiritually aware”.

Pastor’s Pen

The greater St. Cloud community, including our Have you ever watched your children or grandchil- very own neighborhoods and lives are surrounded dren play video games? Those who are too young by a culture increasingly seeking to be “religious”. With all the frightful violence, anger, and fear gento drive can be excellent video-game drivers? Never having taken target practice, they are expert erated in our world, people are seeking hope and speaking of it. But being religious is not the same video-marksmen? Never having flown a plane, they are natural video-pilots? Just don’t put them as Christian. Nor is it saving. Truth mixed with lies is still lies. And how often we are encouraged behind the real wheel Yet! to give-in here or there. Pretend is fun, but real experience is different. A print just isn’t the same as the painting. Watching I’d love to say that Paul won thousands of converts that day by sticking to his guns and showing the football isn’t the same as playing it. Attending a differences. But the truth is the men of Athens class isn’t the same as participating in one. And were not easily swayed. They didn’t want to give being “religious” isn’t the same thing as being up being religious…’just in case.’ “Christian.” The Spirit has given us the real thing - a life, a revived worship, the path for salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is more than being religious, it is being a Christian. Being a follower of Christ. It is genuine, it is powerful, it is life altering, and it is life-saving. Not only for you, but for your neighbor too! That together we might sing: I am a C. I am a C-H. I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N. And He is in my H-E-A-R-T and I will L-I-V-E E-T-E-R-N-A -L-L-Y! For Christ is the real deal; and in Him, so are we!

This Easter season we’ve been walking through the book of Acts in Worship. In chapter 17 we hear Paul address a crowd saying: ”Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious” (Acts 17:22). These first-century Grecians were very religious, but they did not have saving faith. Paul understood the difference. Religiosity was something he noticed right away. They had a god for everything; even one statue for an “Unknown God,” just in case they were missing one of the gods. They were full of piety, sincerity, and devotion. They spoke and acted with a religious aire; but these “believers” were always left wondering whether their efforts were enough to merit anything lasting.

Pastor

Paul took a stance with these people and with us. He uses this “Unknown God” statue as a device to bring them the Gospel of Jesus, yet in doing so, he makes sure to confront the difference between being religious and being Christian. The first “sounds” positive. The second is real…and eternal. The one, true, and only God who created all things and sent His Son to redeem all things through suffering, death, and resurrection. Christianity is following this God, the only God, by faith.

There’s still time to sign up for Oberammergau 2020! But spaces are filling up fast. If interested, please pick up a brochure in the Church office or talk to Pastor Hinz!

This was a problem in Athens. Greeks loved the latest craze and followed the coolest gods. 2

Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

DCO CORNER New Church Properties Committee Being Formed In February, members from the Leadership Team, Lay Ministers and the Finance Committee met for planning. They decided to focus on three areas: Faith Formation, Building and Communication and assigned members to each of these three work groups to set goals. The Building work group has met 3 times. They are developing a Church Properties group or committee, 5-7 members, to oversee the overall maintenance and repair of our facility which includes both building and grounds. They have written general objectives for the committee and a more specific “scope of work” for projects here on our campus. They are now in the process of recruiting committee members. If you have interest in serving on the committee and knowledge in building maintenance/repair please contact one of the Building Work Group members: Jon Lentz, Karen Petron-Broda, Delano Schultz or Craig Cooper. This is a great opportunity to serve the Lord by taking care of the building used to bring God’s gifts of Word and Sacraments to our community.

DCO Retiring this Fall I have been considering retirement for about a year and after much thought and prayer I feel it is the best for Trinity and myself. I plan to retire from full-time church work on October 31, 2018. I will be working hard for the next 6 months, with the leadership, to prepare for a smooth transition. The transition time will include taking an inventory of all my responsibilities and with leadership determine what duties to end and what tasks need an alternative plan to continue with either volunteers or future staff. I feel blessed to have served with all of you here at Trinity for the last 18 years. Please pray for me and Jody and we prepare for this new phase in our lives and we will be praying for God’s richest blessings for Trinity as they move forward. – Craig Cooper, DCO Church Contact Information

Additional Contact Information Admin. Assistant: Judy Rehwaldt Traditional Music : Daniel Reineke 656-0963, Contemporary Music: Ruth Immerfall 291-9293 Prayer Chain: Delores Volkers 252-2101, Parish Nurse: Jennifer Machula, Prince of Peace School Office: 251-1477

Church Office: 252-3670 Church Fax: 202-1095 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.trinitysr.org Office Staff Pastor David Hinz Pastor John Bakou DCO: Craig Cooper 3

Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

Women's Bible Study: A new Women's Bible Study started on April 18th and we had a group of 11 women. We plan to meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 in the Christ Care room. Women who are interested in joining this group are welcome to come on May 9th. If you have any questions please contact Jenny Sprengeler at 320-309-5952 or [email protected]

SCRIP Prince of Peace SCRIP will be at Trinity again on May 20th. Get ready for your summer camping trips with a gift card to a gas station or maybe you need to prepare for the kids to be home from school all summer with gift cards to local grocery stores. The SCRIP program is a great way to support our school.

CEMETERY UPDATE Notice from Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Assn. Due to increasing maintenance costs and doing business in general, the cemetery association will be increasing the cost of burial plots as follows: NOTE: You must be an LCMS member to purchase grave spaces at our cemetery in Sauk Rapids. Old prices for Trinity members

New prices

Single Grave 200

300

Half Lot (4 graves) 700

1100

Full lot (8 graves) 1400

2200

Old prices for non Trinity Members

New Prices

Single Grave 300

400

Half Lot (4 graves) 1100

1500

Full lot (8 graves) 2200

3000

NOTE: upright monuments require the purchase of at least four grave spaces, flat markers only on singles and doubles. The cost of opening and closing will also increase by 100 to 800 for a traditional burial and 500 for cremation.

These increases take effect on 7-1-2018. This should give ample time to buy at the old prices. We ask that any actual site reviewal be delayed until after snow melt. All single and multiple spaces will be sold in chronological order. Sincerely, Tom Machula, Chairman, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Assn. 320-252-9904

LCEF Update: Congrats! We are still currently in the top tier of the Shared Blessing program. Thank you to all of you who have invested. There is still scholarship money available for Young Investors. If you have any questions please talk to Lori Wendt.

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Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

Memorial and Thank Offerings In Memory of Sandra VanVickle Trinity Sewing Guild

NEWS from Prince of Peace Lutheran School

In Memory of Louise Botzek: Marie Thomas Jeff and Lynn Snyder Carol Ann Burtness Kris Bennett

We provide a Christ-centered and quality education, making POP a “Grace-place for Education!”

We are currently receiving both re-enrollment of current students and enrollment for new students for the 2018/2019 school year. We invite In Memory of Alvina Fleck families not currently at POP to call us and Audrey Fleck arrange a tour of our school. We believe you will love Carol Sova our small class sizes and the Christian culture and values we are blessed to have. Our teachers are dedicated to fostering the faith of each children while giving Would you like to see the Passion Play in them a solid education. Please contact Pastor Dave Oberammergau in 2020? Pastor Hinz will Strohschein ([email protected] or 2511477) for more information and to schedule a visit! be leading a group on that trip! Talk to Pas-

tor to learn more about this exciting opportunity! There is information available in the church office.

Lutheran Women in Mission Highlights of our April 12th meeting included Topic on “Sowing the Seed” led by Craig Cooper; firming up attendance for Spring Zone Rally on Tuesday, April 24th, at Zion Little Falls; selection of delegate and alternate (Sandy Machula and Pat Sauer) for LWML District Convention in Bemidji, June 18-20, 2018. Pastor Hinz installed officers:

Prayer Shawls – Lifegiving Gifts Shawls are provided to all who are physically, spiritually or emotionally ill or for persons undergoing life changing events. Need not be a member to take one. You may pick up one at the information desk.

Connie Mooney: President Sandy Machula: VP/Christian Growth, Evelyn Pingel: Secretary Carol Sova: Treasurer

CHURCH OFFICERS President: Jeff Cziok * [email protected] * (320) 293-6660 Vice President: Jon Copeland * [email protected] * (320) 267-4905 Secretary: Katie Dusing * [email protected] * (320) 761-5165 Treasurer: Mark Helgeson * [email protected] * (320) 259-7640 Lay Minister: Justin Hackett * [email protected] * (320) 249-3813 Lay Minister: Bob Koroll * [email protected] * (320) 420-3651

Mites and Social Ministry collections were received, Birthday recognition for April included Estelle Johnson, Dorothy Mielke and Irene Wolf. We welcomed Joyce Germandson, Connie ’s Mother as our guest. Our May meeting will be on Thursday, May 10th in the Fellowship hall. Visitors welcome. 5

Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

May Birthdays Name

Date

Corrine Lanz

5/21

Inette Smith

5/25

5/27

Elaine Sowa

5/1

Jacob Staneart

5/2

5/2

Nicholas Lindquist Matthew LurkenTvrdik

5/5

5/29

5/25

Spencer Lyness

Kathy Stueve

Matt Beck

5/17

5/30

5/4

Tom Machula

Janet Tucholke

Destinie Benson

5/31

5/8

5/17

Austin Besser

Monica Matuska

Duane Unke

5/10

5/10

5/18

Jordan Mendel

Marlene Vogel

Tanya Boettcher

5/10

5/31

5/3

Jan Middlestadt

James Volkers

Abigail Brashear

5/10

5/13

5/7

Corina Miller

Joanna Volkers

Zachary Bratland

5/4

5/8

5/18

Anne Cham

Dennis Miller

Tim Volkers

5/30

5/25

5/26

Michael Milner

Delores Wainright

Taenaesha Cooley

5/24

5/5

5/24

Emily Mooney

James Wainright

Connee Cossairt Louise Erickson

5/11

Joe Morey

5/17

Brynn Felchle

5/16

Josh Morey

5/25

Linda Feuling

5/24

John Nack

5/22

William Feuling

5/17

Darlene Nastrom

5/22

Diane Gooch

5/3

Vicki Neils

5/14

Edna Grabuski

5/20

Marvin Neubert

5/8

Jan Gratke

5/17

Cameron Ngo

5/22

Carly Hackett

5/23

Britney Nieters

5/8

Russell Hackett

5/6

Emily Novak

5/23

Mary Lou Haehnel

5/12

Cham Obang

5/14

Layla Hallerman

5/2

Obang Ochan

5/24

Alivia Hejhal

5/22

Akway Okello

5/7

Dean Henkemeyer

5/4

Te-jwock Oman

5/31

Benaiah Hinz

5/11

Charolang Omot

5/16

Eli Huinker

5/8

Obuuy Omot

5/3

Ginger Jarnot

5/9

Chokoni Philip

5/18

Allie Johnson

5/6

Alberta Pierce

5/20

Joshua Kaeter

5/2

5/29

Jason Kardell

5/9

Emily Kath

5/10

Elaine Poepping Emma ProwDockendorf

Halley Keske

5/4

Aaron Reginek

5/23

Patricia Kjorlien

5/1

Frank Riehm

5/8

Marie Knapek

5/16

Grace Roesch

5/26

Leona Kula

5/18

Garrett Sarazin

5/22

Amber Kulow

5/14

Ronald Schaefer

5/28

Cassidy Kulow Joshua Kutzorik

5/15 5/5

Janice Schleicher Brendan Schwartz

5/25 5/4

William Adkins

5/14

Karl Anderson

5/13

Nicole Bastian

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5/21

5/16

Madison Walker

5/5

Tiarah Watson

5/30

Paul Wegner

5/1

Nyla Wendt

5/7

Michael Wiese

5/5

Paige Woitalla

5/5

Cody Wurdelman Cody Zoellner

5/24 5/1

Trinity Lutheran Church

“Sharing the Caring Christ With All People”

Sauk Rapids, MN

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Cobblestone Corner Eatery The Cobblestone Corner Eatery serves Country Manor Campus customers everything from soda, coffee or soup, to premade salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Volunteers are responsible to staff the Eatery and be available to get customers their food or beverages. Volunteers are also responsible for basic cash register operation, pouring hot beverages, making coffee as needed, and some gentle cleaning.

Dine to Donate Night

Contact Casaundra, Country Manor Campus at (320) 253-1920

110 2nd Street S, Waite Park

Boys & Girls Club

May 21st 5pm-8pm

Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club is hosting a Cinco De Mayo event for their members and they are looking for 10-12 volunteers forFriday, May 4th, 2018 from 4:30pm-7:00pm. Volunteers will be helping with carnival style games and serving food. Volunteers will need to fill out a generic background check consent form (will not ask for social security #), as they will need those results prior to the event since you will be working directly with children. Contact Tabatha Notsch, Boys & Girls Club at [email protected]

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235 Stearns Drive Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 320 –774-6084

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Kelm & Reuter, P.A.

Duffy Engineering & Associates, Inc. Engineering Civil Structural Mechanical Electrical Land Surveying 350 Hwy 10 South, Suite 101

St. Cloud, MN 56304 320-259-6575

Leann Klimek and Toni Kasella CPA’s

1287 North 2nd Street, Suite101 251-1423 “The Sauk Rapids Law Firm”

111 7th Ave. S. PO Box 40 St. Cloud, MN 56302 (320)252-2841 or (888) 950-2265

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2550 Hwy. 10S. P.O. Box 1103 St. Cloud, MN 56302 Office: (320)252-4781 Cell: 250-1063

320-253-4859 www.mechenergy.com

Sauk Rapids & St. Cloud FUNERALS CREMATION PREPLANNING

www.williamsdingmann.com

Knotty Pine Liquor Store “Old Fashioned Service

Dennis Pursley

114 Second Ave. N. Sauk Rapids Open 8-6 Mon – Fri & 8-4 Sat.

21 Wilson Avenue NE St. Cloud, MN 56304

253-8683

320-252-5055

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Commercial/Industrial RICK MEHRWERTH 320.252.8072 Cell: 320.980.4575 5123 Shadowwood Dr. NE Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 Email: [email protected]

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Events at Trinity in May 2018 Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1 9:00am Circuit Meeting in Randall, MN 6:00pm Playhouse Training Meeting (Lcl) 7:00pm Friends in Harmony (W)

2 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS 6:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

3 9:00am Sewing & Crafts (F) 6:00pm Worship Team Rehearsal (W)

4 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon. (CM)

5 9:00am Altar Guild

6 8:00am Worship (HC) Z2 9:15am S. S. 9:15am Bible Class 10:30am Worship Z3 12:00pm Anyuak Worship 4:00pm Creative Crafts 4:00pm 4H Meeting (Lcl) 4:00pm Good News Study 13 Mother’s Day 8:00am Worship Z5 9:15am S. S. 9:15am Bible Class 10:30am Worship Z1 (HC) 12:00pm Anyuak Worship

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8 6:00pm Playhouse Training Meeting (Lcl) 7:00pm Friends in Harmony (W)

9 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS 5:00pm Dinner 6:00pm Ascension Worship Z4 7:00pm Women’s Bible Study

10 1:00pm LWML 5:30pm Lay Ministry Mtg. 6:30pm Leadership Team Mtg.

11 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon. (CM)

12 9:00am Altar Guild

14 6:00pm Bev’s CC (CM)

15 7:00pm Friends in Harmony (W)

16 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS 6:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

18 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon. (CM)

19 9:00am Altar Guild

20 Military Bible Sticks 8:00am Worship (HC) Z2 9:15am S. S. 9:15am Bible Class 10:30am Worship Z3 12:00pm Anyuak Worship

21 POP Dine to Donate at Pizza Ranch 5-8pm

22 7:00pm Friends in Harmony (W)

23 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS 6:00pm POP Preschool Program

17 9:00am Sewing & Crafts (F) 6:00pm Joint Leadership Planning Mtg. 6:30pm Prince of Peace Spring Music Concert @ Love of Christ 24 6:00pm Worship Team Rehearsal (W) 7:30pm Benton Co. Jail Bible Study

25 9:00am Parish Workers 6:00pm Narcotics Anon. (CM)

26 9:00am Altar Guild

& Graduation

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

2:00pm Rehwaldt Piano Recital

4:00pm Creative Crafts 27 8:00am Worship Z4 10:30am Worship Z5 (HC) 12:00pm Anyuak Worship

28 Memorial Day

Room Reservation Key

W=Worship Space F=Fellowship Hall

O=Overflow Room

Office Closed

29 7:00pm Friends in Harmony (W) 9:30am Parish Workers (NL)

30 7:00am Men's Bible Study @ GS

31 6:00pm Worship Team Rehearsal (W)

Notes:

Scl=Small Class Room

M=Music Room

Lcf=Large Conf Room

Lcl=Large Class Room

Y=Youth Room

Scf=Small Conf Room

CM=Care Ministry K=Kitchen

CDC=Child Dev. Cntr.

Place this sheet inside your church pictorial directory for future reference.

Trinity’s New Members Received April 2018

Neal & Monica Matuska 1133 Golf Court Foley, MN 56329 612-308-1190 N 507-250-7497 M

Jessica Raveling 1445 Northway Dr. #205 St. Cloud, MN 56303 320-429-1086

Maria Voigt (Mark) Joseph, Anna 7863 NE River Rd. Rice, MN 56367 320-291-5988

With Opiew 419-15th Ave. SE #2 St. Cloud, MN 56304

Owar Olock 1530 E. St. Germaine #107 St. Cloud, MN 56304 605-231-2982

Mary Beth Cochran 1225 Meadowbrook Ln NE Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 320-493-7230

Caroline Hoagland 828 Village Ave. Sartell, MN 56377 320-266-1565

Ochudo Ojulu & Mary Bakwo Enyimae, Onyekwech, Ojulu 419-15th Ave. SE #2 St. Cloud, MN 56304 320-282-2169 (Mary & Ojulu not pictured)

Othow Ochalla 320 Parkmeadows Dr. #102 Waite Park, MN 56387 619-288-5321

Angach Ojo 1127 13th St. S. St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-455-5291