September 2022 Trumpet

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Trinity Trumpet Trinity Lutheran Church Springfield, Missouri

September 2022 WELCOME TO OUR TRINITY FAMILY! MISSION STATEMENT The family of Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes all people to share in the life of the Christian faith in worship, friendship, and service.

OUR CORE VALUES Faithfulness to God’s Word . . . Integrity . . . Compassion . . . Family focused . . . Engagement in Service . . . Welcoming to all people . . . Fiscal responsibility & stewardship

VISION STATEMENT The family of Trinity builds and nurtures the bonds of faith through love, learning, and sharing with others.

OUR CRITICAL TARGETS Faithful Worship . . . Christian Education . . . Healthy Christian Homes . . . Caring Relationships in Christ . . Robust Community Connectivity & Outreach

Trinity Lutheran Church 1415 South Holland Springfield, Missouri 65807 Phone: 417-866-5878 Fax: 417-866-5629

TO GOD ALONE BE THE GLORY!  Devoted to Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Savior and Lord of the World

 Devoted to God’s Word, teaching the pure doctrines of the faith

To contact our staff, call the church office or Email:

 Devoted to the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, through which the Holy Spirit blesses God’s people with His presence and His gifts.

+ Rev. Nicholas Hagerman, Pastor + Vicar Samuel Aizenberg

 Devoted to Christian Fellowship and to loving and caring for each other

+ Mrs. Hannah Knehans, Director of Family Life Ministry (DFLM)

 Devoted to sharing the Gospel with all people

+ Dr. Grace St. Pierre, Director of Music Ministry

(Acts 2:42)

+ Mrs. Angela Bruton, Office Manager

Officers President: Curt Brand Vice Pres: Chris Straw Secretary: Angie Reitmeier Treasurer: Amy Collins

Mission & Ministry Council Ev. & Mission: Laura McCune Christian Care: Dick & Jan McGuire Fellowship: Melinda Brown Stewardship: Endowment: Ann Marie Baker Trustee: Personnel: Zeke Young Parish Ed.: Daniel Straw Elders: Kevin Scheer Family Ministry: Amy Scheer Age-Based Ministry: Josh Sexton

Your Board of Elders Zone 1 (A/Bo) Johnny Dicks Zone 2 (Br/C) Tim Peters Zone 3 (DE) Jason Gabathuler Zone 4 (FG) Mark Jones Zone 5 (HIJ) Grant McCune Zone 6 (KL) Dan Lyons Zone 7 (M) Zack Peters Zone 8 (NOP) Adam Breshears Zone 9 (QR) Joe Western Zone 10 (S/Se) Phillip Hackley Zone 11 (Sh/T) Kevin Scheer Zone 12 (UVWXYZ) Tom McClain 2

Your Board of Parish Education Chair: Daniel Straw Member/ABS: Kathy Polacoff Member: Patrice Winter Sunday School: Linda Young Midweek School: Jody Hackley VBS: Claire Hagerman

Our Trinity Family Stewardship – August 28, 2022 Attendance:

8:15 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Tithes and Offerings:

142 n/a

Previous week:

Undesignated (General) Offerings Designated Gifts Debt Reduction $ 184.00 Portals of Prayer $ 23.00 World Missions $ 75.00 World Relief $ 35.00 Kitchen Stove $ 600.00

104 190 $ 9,010.84

R&R Fund Bus Expense Midweek Dinners Drinking Fountain Total Total Gifts

$ 1,200.00 $ 6.00 $ 50.00 $ 450.00 $ 2,623.00 $11,633.84

FROM the PASTOR Dear Trinity Family, Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! As I write this letter to all of you, the school year is back in full swing and our weekly schedules are filling up rapidly. Just here at Trinity, the following programs have already begun or will be starting in the next couple of weeks: Sunday School, Midweek School, Faith Foundations women’s Bible study, Wednesday morning Bible class, Trinity choir, and bell choir. Add to those programs our regular events for Trinity Tots, Mighty Missionaries, Junior and Senior High Youth, and Senior Safari, as well as our monthly meetings of the Board of Elders, the Board of Parish Education, and Church Council. It always happens this time of year, but the sheer number of activities taking place here at Trinity never ceases to amaze me! This year the Hagerman family also has some additional items on our schedule that we have not had in years past. For starters, Claire is now working as a lactation consultant at Cox South, and so she is occasionally taking shifts at the hospital. We also have three children in school now, which adds additional field trips and other events in which we will be participating. But right now, the biggest draw on our time is sports. As I’m sure many of you parents are aware, having three boys in elementary school means that our family will be a part of many sports teams over the next fifteen years or so. Right now, Kenny is playing flag football and fall baseball, while Marty and Jonny are both playing soccer. During the winter, I’m sure at least a couple of them will be playing basketball, and then in the spring they’ll all play baseball. Getting to multiple practices and games every week is a serious challenge. It takes a lot of time and commitment, plus with the registration fees, equipment costs, and high gas prices, it takes a lot of money as well. Until the middle of October, when all of their teams finish playing their games, we are going to be busy almost every night of the week. I can see how difficult it is for families these days to maintain their commitment to their church when so many other worthwhile activities are available as well. I can also see how easy it would be to plan any number of those activities during times when important things are happening at church. As my kids get older, they’ll be asked to participate in more and more practices and games, and the chances of those events occurring during significant church events will continue to grow. Kenny’s baseball team this year already has scheduled practices on Wednesday nights, while we have dinner and Midweek School at church. It would be so easy for us to allow him to go to those practices, and we could think of so many good excuses why he should be able to do so. He attends Springfield 3

Lutheran School, so he’s already getting religious instruction during the day. He’s not in 3 rd grade yet, and Midweek doesn’t really start until then (and it doesn’t get really important until 7th and 8th grade). We can skip Wednesdays as long as we keep Sundays reserved for church. And on, and on, and on. But we have resolved as a family not to allow ourselves to buy into those excuses. Kenny simply is not going to participate in any practices or games on Wednesday evenings during the school year or Sunday mornings during the entire year, and neither will our other kids. We recognize that this may limit their athletic opportunities in the future, but we know that their spiritual lives are far more important than sports. As Christian parents, Claire and I understand that our most important task is to raise our children in the faith, and anything else, worthy as it may be of our time and dedication, must be given secondary priority. We’re not making these decisions just because I’m the pastor and it would look bad if my kids didn’t show up for church events; we’re doing this because we care first and foremost about our children’s spiritual well-being. This is a decision that we as a Christian family are called to make, and all Christian parents everywhere are called to similarly prioritize the faith of their children over all other considerations. I would strongly encourage all parents at Trinity to make the same decisions we have when weighing the opportunities that your children have in front of them. Whether it be sports teams, dance or karate classes, music lessons, school clubs, or anything else, please remember that your kids’ faith needs to be the most important thing in their lives. It does not send the right message to kids about the relative importance of God when He is consistently sidelined for other activities. I would hope that the biggest goal for all Christian parents would be to see their children live eternally with them in God’s kingdom, and we jeopardize their eternal futures if we send them the message that God is not as important as some other things out there in the world. I realize that it is hard to resist being caught up in the busyness of life (it’s hard for my family too!), but I hope that all of us at Trinity are able to see why it is so important for us to be where God has promised to meet us in the preaching and teaching of the Word and the administration of the Sacraments. To deprive ourselves and our children of those times to be in God’s house is to weaken our faith, which makes it more and more likely that we will fall away from the grace that God gives us through His Son Jesus Christ. May God give all of us the strength to remain faithful to Him, not only in our intellectual beliefs, but also in the way we conduct our lives and the priorities we makes for ourselves! Since He has given us so many wonderful gifts in Christ, we can do nothing less in response. In Christ, Pastor Hagerman

Flowers on the altar are given on behalf of Roy and Pat Merritt’s 57th wedding anniversary (Sept. 4). May God continue to bless this couple.

We are excited to welcome Laura Troxel (left) and Jen Gabathuler as our new custodians. They are each working part time and are quickly learning how big our campus is to keep clean. We ask that everyone take pride in YOUR church and help out where you can.


Vicar Sam’s Travels Cedar Breaks National Monument: Iron County, Utah

Scripture Reading: Psalm 95:1-7a Suggested Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (LSB 790) Look at that view! It is quite something, isn’t it? Growing up in the south-western U.S., I was never far from breathtaking parts of creation such as this. Almost every weekend during my elementary and middle school years, my family went up to southern Utah to hike, camp, ride horses, and go off-roading. But even though I appreciated the beauty of places like Cedar Breaks, it was not until I became a Christian in highs school that I marveled at God’s creation, leading me to ponder what it means for us that God is THE Creator and sustainer of all things. “O come, let us sing to the Lord, let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of Our Salvation. Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving, Let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise…” 5

During our daily chapel services at seminary, we went through the Service of Matins (Lutheran Service Book, pages 219-228) at least twice a week. And just like with all the liturgy, I sang along with my classmates praises to our God with His Own Word-in this case, Psalm 95:1-7a. And then, it hit me one day when singing verses 5-7: “The sea is His, for He made it, and His hand formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand” Seeing God’s creation around me-whether I was camping in Utah or walking to work-reminded me that we are part of His creation too-and we belong to Him. And because of Jesus Christ-the Good Shepherd-Who laid down for His life for us and took it up again on the third day, we are free to take comfort that we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand! What are some ways you can answer the call to worship God in your everyday life throughout the week? Maybe you can take the time to pray a short prayer of joy and thanksgiving to God between class, during a shift at work, or at mealtime with your family. You could make a joyful noise unto the Lord with songs of praise-be it singing a Psalm (like this one), a stanza from your favorite hymn, or another Christian song you heard on the radio on your commute. And no-you don’t have to be a world-class singer to sing to the Lord a new song! You could read and recite your favorite Scripture verse when you are by yourself or share that verse with someone near you. Or you can silently reflect on how God not only takes care of His creation-but takes care of you, for He has fearfully and wondrously made you in His image. Whatever you do, may God bless you, your family, and all of us as we worship the Lord, our maker, throughout each and every one of our days! Yours in Christ, -Vicar Sam

Adult Bible Study (ABS) SUNDAY Time 9:45 AM 9:45 AM

Topic Daniel 1st Corinthians

Leader Pastor Hagerman Bob Quebbeman

Location Gym Woker Room

9:45 AM

Households of Faith

Zeke Young

Family Room

9:45 AM

Senior High Youth

9:15 AM

Faith Foundations-The Catholic Epistles (part 2)

10:30 AM


6:30 PM

Parenting in God’s Way

Josh Sexton MONDAY Pastor Hagerman

WEDNESDAY Vicar Sam Hannah Knehans


Youth Room, West Wing

Gym, begins Sept. 12

Gym Youth Room, West Wing

Adult Bible Class Descriptions The Book of Daniel--Join Pastor Hagerman on Sunday mornings to read the book of Daniel, one of the most familiar and yet strangest books of the Bible. Daniel has some stories that we all know and love (the fiery furnace, the lions' den), but it also has some sections that are just plain weird! This fall we will read through this interesting book and learn what it has to say not only about the history of the people of God, but also the future that He has in store for them and for the entire world. 1st Corinthians-Dr. Quebbeman’s class in Paul's great 1st Corinthians letter is continuing. All are invited to join even if they have not attended before. These final chapters are important and understandable by everyone. Following that we will launch into the most interesting prophetic book of Zechariah. It will be an exciting year! Households of Faith-Zeke Young will lead us in three habits that are active in spiritually vibrant households. These households 1) apply spiritual disciplines; 2) extend hospitality; 3) engage in spiritual conversations. This video study is from Lutheran Hour Ministries ongoing partnership with Barna Group. Within our households, growth and development of all kinds take place. As such, God-centered truths and Christlike behaviors can be introduced and nurtured there. In this Households of Faith video study, you will see how households-both ancient and modern- have played a critical role in cultivating godly citizens for God's kingdom. You will also see how your household can be a place where the love of God is shared, and people are encouraged to learn more about Jesus. High School Bible Study-Josh Sexton teaches our High School Students. All high school students are welcome! The Catholic Epistles (Part 2)--Our Faith Foundations women's Bible study will continue reading through the Catholic Epistles this year and learning what the apostles had to say about God, faith, and our lives as Christians. We plan on studying 2 Peter, Jude, and the three letters of John. The format of the class will be small group discussions, large group lectures, and home Bible study. All the ladies of Trinity are invited to attend the class and bring as many friends as they'd like! 1st Thessalonians-Join Vicar Sam in this semester-long class covering one of St. Paul’s earlies epistles…1st Thessalonians! Characterized by its emphasis on suffering as a Christian, thankfulness, what happens when we die and one of the most comprehensive descriptions we have about Christ’s return on the Last Day, 1st Thessalonians offers encouragement not just for the church in Thessalonica-but for us as well in our day-to-day lives. Parenting in God’s Way-Have you ever felt inadequate, ill-equipped, or unconfident in your role as a parent? You're not alone! Since we live in a sinful world, parenting is not easy. But God gives us biblical tools and strategies that will help you and your family thrive as you grow in faith together. In this class we’ll cover various topics including time management, technology safety and use, discipline, at-home faith formation through prayer, family devotions, and more! Throughout each class we’ll cover biblical ways to handle difficult situations and conversations, build trust with your children, teach repentance and forgiveness, and help children grow in their faith. Parents with children of any age will benefit from this class as we join in group discussions and learn from many different biblical resources. Every week will be different so don’t hesitate to join us at any time! Facilitated by Jody Hackley and Hannah Knehans, DFLM


Thank you so much, Trinity Congregation, for the Mite offerings this month, which totaled $27. The accumulation of the Mite offerings will go to “Caring for and sharing Christ with hurting people.” Psalm 107:1-“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever.” You can save your daily pocket change and we’ll collect for missions in the LARGE purple Mite Box that will be displayed in the narthex. The next opportunity will be on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Dorcas Circle will meet on Tuesday, September 13 at 9:30 a.m. Deborah Circle will meet on Thursday, September 15 at 4:30 p.m.

FUNDRAISING FOR MISSIONS! Next time you are grocery shopping at Walmart, Sam's, Price Cutter, or Harter House, remember that if you were using Scrip cards, 2.5-5% of your grocery bill would be going to support various mission groups. This is at NO extra cost to your family! When you buy a card for $25, $50 or $100, you get the full-face value!! Proceeds this quarter will be going to the kitchen flooring projects. Stop by the Scrip table on Sunday before Sunday school to get your Scrip cards.

CLOTHING BANK An affiliate of Least of These Food Bank has a Clothing Bank in Ozark. They are in need of gently used clothing for all ages and sizes from newborn to adults. They also accept shoes, blankets, sheets, towels, etc. This past year they served over 700 families in our area!!! Jo Scheer has placed a tub in the narthex to collect these items.

CONNECT WITH US If you would like to receive weekly emails from Trinity, please contact Angela in the church office. These emails include weekly News & Notes, the monthly Trumpet, funeral information, Bible class information, closing due to weather, etc. Call 417-866-5878 or email Don’t forget to check our website for information as well If there is anything you would like to see added to the website, please let us know.


Please join us each Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. prior to our Midweek events for a homecooked dinner, fellowship, and God’s word. We as for a $3 donation per person to help off-set the cost of preparing the food. If you would like to help prep, serve, or clean up just talk to someone in the kitchen on Wednesday nights. We start about 4:30 p.m., serve at 5:00 p.m. and clean up around 6:00 p.m. Date: Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5

Menu: Taco Night Toasted Ravioli Chicken Strips and Mashed Potatoes TBD Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

Thank you Ron Shepard for all of your work at Trinity. Blessings to you and Cyndi upon your retirement.





MUSIC NOTES from DR. GRACE Dear Trinity Family, Greetings! I hope this summer has been restful for everyone but also filled with renewing activities and uplifting family times together. Fall is almost here, and it is time for Trinity music ensembles to come back. We have been so blessed by the music our ensembles have given us every Sunday over the years and it will be wonderful to have everyone return and participate in worship once again. Let me say a huge thank you to all our ensemble members for your support of worship ministry and participation in our Trinity music program. You are each and all loved and appreciated. And so, as always and as we continue to rebuild our ensembles after covid and a long summer, we are faced with some changes in our music program. In general, we are reaching out to and for new members and encouraging once again our former members to return and continue to share your vocal, pianistic, instrumental, or bell skills. I want to encourage our talented musical folks out there in our congregation that each ensemble is a group of loving people in an atmosphere of musical and spiritual support. We ask you not to be afraid to sing or play bells and to pray about becoming a new member. While providing uplifting music for our worship services, members experience spiritual support along with a place to share their abilities in service to God. We truly need you. There is always a commitment to anything we do well, and we also know that music knowledge is a skill. Please be assured that for those who may not feel as confident, teaching occurs in each ensemble, your choir has section leaders to assist you, and there is always room for learning. Music gives back spiritually to the musician as much as it gives the listeners. Music Ensembles at Trinity and Rehearsal Schedule for Fall up to Advent Adult Choir Wednesday 6:15-7:15 PM Youth Alive Singers (Junior High and High School) Wednesday 5:30-6 PM Kids of the Kingdom Choir (Grades 3-6) Wednesday 6-6:30 PM Bell Choir (all ages from HS to Adult) Start Date and time TBA

Rehearsals begin August 31 Rehearsals begin August 31 Rehearsals begin August 31 (we have a new director)

Vacancies Filled in Music Positions at Trinity Fall 2022 We lost our Bell Choir Director in the spring with Michael Payne moving to LA. But God has blessed us with a new director. Thank and praise Him for His goodness. Charlotte Zimmerman, one of our Trinity members, has stepped up to direct the bells. Charlotte is an accomplished musician with a long-distinguished background of musical experiences. I will feature her in my next Trumpet article but for now, we say “thank you” to her for her willingness to take the leadership of this wonderful Trinity ensemble. We are also looking for an accompanist for both the Youth Alive Singers and the Adult Choir. We are also searching outside of our congregation as well, but our Trinity congregation/family is so blessed musically and I would like to see if anyone would like to play for either or both choirs. serve in our very vital and important music ministry. Please call or e mail me, Dr. Grace, Director of Music Ministry, as soon as possible, if you are interested in serving or have any questions, Cell (417) 861-1149. A few notes about our Adult Choir As our congregation grows and changes, a few things may need re-explaining. The Adult Choir comes at 7:45 AM each Sunday and sings the 8:15 service. They go to Sunday School and then come back and sing the anthem during the first part of the second service. After the anthem, they quietly leave the service. The choir would sing in the balcony, but sings in front not because they want to, but because we have our bell scaffolding in the balcony and there is little room for the choir up there. Also, Dr. Grace sadly at this time in her life, cannot climb the 2 flights of stairs like she used to. So please forgive choir as we leave the sanctuary at around 11:30. Our most sincere wish is to not disturb the service or our people in worship as we leave. 13

It is also important to let those who are new or may not know that for 11 years, since I have been Director of Music Ministry, our Trinity congregation has supported Section Leaders in the choir. The role of the section leaders at Trinity is designed to be completely supportive of the choir in worship and our Trinity music program in general. We know they have blessed us as a choir and congregation musically/vocally in so many ways over the years and as members of the choir, we dearly love and appreciate them. Their role is never to replace having a committed choir filled with our own Trinity members or to intimidate or discourage our talented congregational members musically to participate in choir. We are always looking for and welcome new members from our congregation. The responsibility of the Section leaders is to be present for the people in their section and when choir is low in numbers, they assist the music prepared for Sunday worship and our special programs to be accomplished. They are not separate from the choir but an integral part, providing continuity, musical support and vocal leadership on a weekly basis to our choir members. We thank them for their service to Trinity, working together and often carrying choir through when needed, melding with our congregation with their encouraging and beautiful worshipful singing. Three of our 4 section leaders will not be returning this fall except for Josh Gose. Josh will continue to direct the Kids of the Kingdom Children’s Choir and serve as tenor section leader. Shannon Crosby is the KOK accompanist. We have three new section leaders. Our soprano is Peyton Adams, a sophomore at MSU in Vocal Performance/MUSED. Our alto is Toni Raney, a grad student at MSU in Vocal Performance. And our new bass is Brendan Sienko, grad student at MSU. Thank you, Trinity congregation, for your support of these lovely people and musicians. Please welcome them. Description of Open Music Positions at Trinity: Adult Choir-Accompanist (needed as soon as possible) Rehearse weekly with the choir on Wednesday Work closely with Dr. Grace Accompany the choir every Sunday at both services and play for all special programs Youth Alive Singers-Accompanist (needed as soon as possible) Rehearses weekly with the Youth Choir on Wednesdays from 5:30-6 PM Accompany the Youth once a month or occasionally with the Adult Choir on special anthems/occasions Work closely with Dr. Grace Youth Choir director) Thank you, dear Congregation, for praying for musicians to fill these accompanist positions and may God lead YOU to share your gifts and be an important part of our Trinity music program. I am looking with great excitement to begin rehearsals again and come back to bringing special music for worship from all our ensembles. As you consider sharing your musical talents, remember that as believers we are ALL blessed with the ability to praise God in music of some form, in song or in whatever musical talent you may possess. They are all gifts from God. Musical ability is within the hearts of every believer. We are asking that as a talented member to step up and commit to an ensemble at whatever time level you are able. We need you and God will reward you with joy and we will all be grateful for you sharing. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord (Ephesians 5:19). There's a place for you in our music ministry and an incredible beauty and connection between the spirit of believers with the Lord and each other in music. Songs of worship and praise are deeply part of us and well up in the soul in times of joy and sorrow. I would love to chat with you to consider becoming a member of one of our ensembles or about any thoughts you may have when it comes to our music program at Trinity. Please e mail me at or give me a call at 417-861-1149. May God bless you and keep you as we look forward to this Fall and as you enjoy these last days of summer. In His love, Dr. Grace 14



Lutheran Night at Springfield Cardinals


LUTHERANS FOR LIFE appreciates the hard work and effort that went into our recent SMASHING Mongo Rummage Sale! So many of you donated, sorted and purchased "Treasures." Now is the fun part...we are meeting September 13th at 6:30 at the Trinity Family Center to plan and decide how to best spend these funds in a pleasing manner. Roe Vs Wade has recently been overturned, but our work continues even stronger as we help those in need. You are invited to join us for a Bible Study, business meeting which includes election of officers and the spending of the money!!! Lutherans for Life supports life-affirming organizations! Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20 PRO-LIFERS!! Lutherans for Life invites you to join our TEAM on September 17 for the Pregnancy Care Center Walk. Starting time is 10:00 and is only 2 miles. They will have a great crowd with live music and games for the kids. Contact Kim Deluce at for more details. Let's strive to get as many walkers FOR LIFE as we can!!



Projects at Trinity: 1) The stove/oven in the gym kitchen is from 1959. Cost: $5,500 This project is fully funded!!! 2) Gym entry and hallway flooring. Laminate Flooring. Cost: $1,200 3) Drinking fountain in gym. Single level fountain with bottle filler. Cost: $2,553. If you have other project suggestions, please call the church office (417-866-5878) or call our interim trustee Kevin Scheer (417-880-0051).


Sunday School Promotion 2022-2023


Senior Safari Events Senior Safari (ages 60 and over) will have a time for fellowship and a meal on Wednesday, September 14 at Noon. If you have any questions please contact Cyndi Shepard. Cyndi will also be overseeing the monthly Arts & Crafts hour on Wednesday, September 18 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Bring your own craft project you have been working on or enjoy starting/learning a new craft. PICKLEBALL September Schedule: Thursday, Sept. 8 & 15 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 & 27 at 6 p.m. If anyone is interested in playing pickleball, there is a group who plays on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged. If you are not familiar with pickleball, it is a cross between tennis and ping pong. Come check it out!! If you have questions you can talk to Wayne Scheer, Clate Baker, Mark Jones, or Matt Lundien.

Blessings to you from your friends at Springfield Lutheran School! We are gearing up for another incredible school year. This year, our theme is “More than Conquerors” based on Romans 8:37, “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:38-39 reminds us that not even death or life, angels or demons, present or future circumstances, powers, height or depth, or anything in creation can separate us from his love. We all have mountains to climb. Our problems may feel trivial or overwhelming, but it all matters to God. He cares for us, wants to help us carry our burdens, and is with us – even when we don’t deserve it. Our prayer is that we are all bolstered in our faith to climb any mountain that comes our way. His love endures forever and gives us what we need. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us! The Redeemer School Committee (SLS’s governing board) is tackling something big, and we hope you will help us conquer our goal. Springfield Lutheran School’s playground needs some work. Some play structures have already been removed because of their age and others need to be removed. Then, we need new play structures to replace the outdated play equipment. So, we are introducing Springfield Lutheran School’s PLAYGROUND CHALLENGE! If you are able, would you please consider donating to this PLAYGROUND CHALLENGE to help us meet our goal? A generous family will even match the first $10,000 raised! 22





TRINITY FAMILY PRAYER PAGE Each week immediate prayer needs are published in “The Trinity Family Prayer Page.” Each month in The Trumpet, those we pray for weekly as well as others with long term prayer needs are listed to be included in members’ personal and household devotions and prayers. . .if you’d like to add a family member or friend, please call or e-mail the Trinity office with your request. . .May God bless all for whom we pray. . .

For Those Coping With Cancer Virginia Sproule

For Those Who Are Homebound in our Trinity Family Members permanently or temporarily homebound. . . Lida Chism Georgia Mikessell Kathryn Neely Ruth Ohrenberg

Bonnie Peters Juanita Randolph Paula Spalding Jerry Williams

For Those Facing Ongoing Health Issues Carol Etherton Easton Fitzgearlds Joshua Gaede Pam Osterloh Tim Peters Kathy Polacoff Albert Shook

Friends/Family of Trinity Members: Eli Applegate, grandson Ben & Deb Schroeder Elise Drennan, great-niece of Debbie Shell Sarah Hicks, daughter of Pauline Peters Jordon Peters, grandson of Pauline Peters

For Our Nation and For Members of Our Armed Forces We pray not only for the soldiers listed here, but also for their families! Chris Adams Sean Becker Phillip Hackley Jacob Klatte Benjamin Schmidt Robert Stillings, Jr.

Nick Costello, nephew of Mark & Karen Freiert Frank Edling, son of Alfred Edling Eric Flattem, nephew of Jeff & Barb Flattem Aaron Gann, son of Rich & Donna Gann William Jones, brother of Lauryn Peters Kevin Myers, brother-in-law of Kathy Polacoff Austin Peregory, nephew of Mark & Karen Freiert


Trinity Swag – Deadline Sept. 18 Don’t forget to order some Trinity merchandise and wear our logo proudly! Click on the link and look through all of the options for t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, hats, etc.

Week of September 4-11, 2022 Today

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 8:15 & 11:00 a.m. Divine Services 9:30 a.m. Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class


Labor Day Church Office Closed


6:00 p.m. Elders Meeting 6:00 p.m. Rich Crabtree presentation (Pickleball moved to Thursday)


8:15 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.


6:00 p.m. Pickleball Hannah Knehans’ at church worker conference Pastor Hagerman at Vicar Supervisor conference


Church Office Closed Pastor Hagerman, Vicar Sam, & Hannah Knehans’ day off

Pastor leads SLS Chapel Staff Meeting (office closed) Family Midweek Dinner Youth Alive Choir Kids of the Kingdom Choir 7th-8th grade catechism classes Adult Choir 3rd-7th grade catechism classes Bible Class – Parenting in God’s Way


Next Sunday September 11

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 8:15 & 11:00 a.m. Divine Services 9:30 a.m. Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 12:30 p.m. Senior High Youth, out to eat!