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Bi-weekly Publication November 7, 2014 Vol. 29 Issue 19
One Church...Two Campuses
Mission Campus: 5601 West 62nd Street / Mission, KS 66202
Shawnee Campus: 21320 Midland Dr/Shawnee, KS 66218
The Messenger
The Candidates for Associate Pastor
An Update From the Call Committee:
The call committee has invited three candidates to spend part of a weekend in
Kansas City getting to know Trinity's staff, touring the campuses, and meeting
members of the congregation. The candidates will each be worshiping at both
campuses during their visits, and we encourage you to take a minute to meet
The three candidates, and the dates they will be worshiping with us are; Pastor
John Merrill (November 9), Pastor Phillip Cook (November 23), and Pastor
Luke Timm (December 7).
Please continue to keep the work of the call committee in your prayers.
Relentless in knowing Christ...Fearless in making Him known.
Benjamin Vineyard and Seminary Enrollment
Back in August I shared with you that Ben Vineyard would be entering the Specific Ministry
Pastor Program (SMP) of our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). I asked Ben to
share with you more about this wonderful opportunity. Please see his letter below.
–Pastor Mark
Dear Trinity,
I’m going to be a seminary student this winter and the greatest joy about it is that I get to
stay with you as I study.
The program is called the Specific Ministry Pastor program (SMP). It started in 2007 when
the LCMS announced an alternative route for pastoral education. I will be studying through
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The process begins February 2014 (yes, the same month
Jenny and I are expecting our new baby boy, but I assure you she is excited about this too).
The SMP process is a distance education experience with a few week-long intensives at the
seminary in St. Louis. The program is strong in on-the-ground pastoral training mixed with
book and class study. These are done through internet dialog, writing, and on-campus
Pastor Mark will be my on-site supervisor and will help shape this experience at Trinity. I
consider myself blessed to work through this with him. I’m also blessed to have many other
pastors who serve or have served at Trinity as possible helpers in this journey.
It was conversation in previous call processes that led to this decision. People graciously said,
“Ben seems wired for more of a pastoral role at Trinity.” We talked and considered what this
could mean for Trinity and my family. We’ve discerned it means good things. This can be a
blessing to Trinity in training another person to participate in the pastoral roles at Trinity,
lending a hand to Pastor Mark, Pastor Ron, and the associate pastor we are currently praying
for, hoping to call. It will also be a blessing to me for I too have felt this nudge since I was a
high schooler, even when I took Greek and Hebrew in Concordia Seward’s Pre-Seminary
program. I am wired for this. I believe that. And I look forward to the formation and
So, beginning February 2015, I’ll be “Vicar Ben.” And I’ll be a vicar for two years. After two
years of study, I become eligible for ordination. From then, I’ll be “Pastor Ben.” Two more
years will finish the first part of this program, making it a four-year process. But there’s an
additional two year option which leads to a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.), which is what your
traditional LCMS pastor leaves the seminary with.
If you have questions or want to help me with my homework, please let me know:
[email protected]
May God bless the journey!
Benjamin Vineyard
Trinity Book and Gift Shop Bringing Christmas Gift Items to Shawnee
November 9th, 8:30 - 12:30 - Trinity Book and Gift Shop will be going on the road and
bringing some Christmas and gift items out to the Shawnee campus for your shopping
pleasure. Please join us for refreshments, fellowship, and some early Christmas shopping.
Trinity Book and Gift Shop Christmas Open House (Mission Campus)
November 16th, 8:30 - 12:30 - Trinity Book and Gift Shop will be hosting a Christmas Open
House at the Mission campus. Please stop by the library for refreshments and check out our
new Christmas and gift items.
Usher groups, a time-honored service organization, are in need of more members at the
Mission campus. All of the Sunday services (8:30, 9:45 and 11am) could use more team
members. The usher teams for each service are divided into two groups, A and B. Each group
is assigned in a pattern of two weeks “on” and two weeks “off” throughout the year. Both
men and women can be valued members of an usher team. If interested, please see or call
Randy Fassold (Head Usher), 913-764-5543.
Coffee and Tea Sale
Lutheran World Relief coffee and tea sale will be held at the
Mission Campus between worship services on Sunday,
November 9. Be sure to stop by the table and select from the
wide variety of flavors available for all of your holiday
entertaining and gift-giving needs. Selected varieties are also
available for purchase in the gift shop between regularly
scheduled sale dates.
The large purple and white mite box will be available on the coffee table to deposit your loose
change. One of the mission projects being supported by your donations is Voice of Care
Ministry to the Developmentally Challenged. Learn more about this project from the poster
behind the mite box. Thank you for your support .
*Cantatas begin at 5:00 pm
Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich
Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift
up my soul
Festival Brass and Trinity Choir
Trinity Choir
Kauffman Center for the Performing
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid
Ah God, what deep affliction
Spire Chamber Ensemble and
Baroque Orchestra,
Trinity Choir
Trinity Choir
Tickets Required at
Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust
Contented rest, beloved inner joy
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [II]
Come now, Saviour of the gentiles
4pm Service
Children, Youth and Families
6pm Service
Festival Brass and Trinity Choir
Lessons and Carols
9:30pm Candlelight Communion
Service and Choral Prelude
Trinity Chamber Artists
Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht
Fret not, O soul
Candy Sale to Benefit the MLM Christmas Store
Do you love the candy sold at the MLM Spring Fling every year? You don't have to
wait until next March! This famous candy will be sold at Colonial Church 7039
Mission Road in Prairie Village on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 am3:00 pm and on Sunday, November 16, 11:00 am-1 pm. All proceeds from this
candy sale benefit MLM Christmas Store and Thrivent is providing matching
funds! Let your chocolate addiction help others during this Christmas season!!
The young adult ministry FellowShipmates will meet on Thursday, November 13 at 6:30
pm in the Adult Lounge on the Mission campus for a Thanksgiving potluck! A sign-up sheet
for dishes to bring will be available by email or on our Facebook group page. Please join us
as this is our last event until we reconvene in mid-January after the holidays!
The Audio Visual team at the Mission campus is in need of volunteers to assist with running
the equipment for services. Training will be provided.
If you are interested, please contact:
Doug Wilkinson, [email protected]
or Hank Hanusch, [email protected]
Childcare Workers Needed
We are looking for qualified Childcare workers for our
Mission campus. Candidates must be 16 years of age or
older. Must be available for Sunday Mornings, some
evenings and special events. This is a paid position. If
interested please contact Rhonda Synovec
at [email protected]
Bountiful Blessings Gift and Craft Festival
Just in time for Christmas shopping!
You will not want to miss this spectacular Gift and Craft
Festival! From handcrafted items such as ornaments,
woodcraft and crotchet, to unique gift products like
handbags, jewelry and beauty items, you will be sure to
find that special Christmas gift. 50+ vendors will be at the
Bethany Lutheran Gym, just east of Metcalf, one of the
main commercial avenues in Overland Park. Come play
the "Prize Walk" game plus much more! Concessions are
available and sponsored by the 7th grade classes of
Bethany and Christ Lutheran Schools . Booth rental and
concession profits support the 7th and 8th grade service
and education class trips.
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Bethany Lutheran School Gymnasium, 9101 Lamar, Overland Park, KS
Free Admission
Christmas in the City
LUMA Christmas Store is scheduled for Dec 9-12
with set up Dec 6-8. This is an annual event held at
the LUMA Ministry Center, 3007 Mercier in
KCMO. During the Store about 300 families (1300
individuals) are served. You're invited to help
make Christmas in the City a reality as we share the
love of Jesus and help others celebrate the birth of
our Savior. To learn more and to register, please go
to Thank you for helping make
Christmas in the City a reality this year!
Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers, Inc. is in need of volunteers and will be offering a
Volunteer Informational Meeting on Monday, November 10, 2014 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm).
The meeting will be held at 11644 West 75th Street, Shawnee, KS. For more information on
volunteering in this ministry or to RSVP, please contact Mary Newcomer at 913-962-0200 or
email [email protected]
Learning to Earning Plans
Ribbon Cutting for KCK Opening
Metro Lutheran Ministry will formally
open a new branch of its Learning to
Earning program at 750 Armstrong
Avenue in downtown Kansas City, Ks.,
with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 17.
The Learning to Earning program has
been very successful serving the
community from MLM’s Central offices
at 3031 Holmes, Kansas City. The new
location will allow access for more
residents in need and expanded
Learning to Earning is designed to help participants manage their lives and solve the problems that
many homeless and low-income residents face. The program includes personalized coaching,
assistance with work placements, help in completing the GED and other types of support. By utilizing
the resources available through Metro Lutheran Ministry's other community care and emergency
assistance programs, Learning to Earning is able to deliver high-quality bundled services in an
effective, efficient manner from a competent, compassionate staff who are sensitive to our citizens'
needs, desires, and struggles.
Homeless, Poor To Benefit from Christmas Shopping
Want to help poor and hungry people while finishing your Christmas shopping? Two of Overland
Park’s favorite stores can help on Dec. 14.
On Sunday Dec. 14 from 1-5 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages at 7947 Santa Fe Drive, and from 1-4 p.m.,
the Tasteful Olive, 7945 Santa Fe Drive, will both donate 15 percent of their net sales to MLM.
Ten Thousand Villages sells fair trade handicrafts, home decor, jewelry, coffees, teas and chocolates.
The Tasteful Olive sells olive oils, gourmet oils, balsamic vinegars, pastas, olives, pestos, sea salts,
spice blends, recipe books and more!
For more information contact MLM at (816) 931-0027 or For information on the
stores, contact Ten Thousand Villages at (913) 642-8368 or;
or Tasteful Olive at (913) 649-7900
Stewardship Corner
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus!
Your contributions are but one method of expressing your joy for what Christ has done. Your
giving statement for January through September 2014 is now available at both campuses.
You may also access your personal giving records via the Trinity Cloud.
The Lord does love us! He loved us enough to send His Son to deliver us from sin, death and
the power of the devil--not with cheap gold or silver but with His precious, innocent suffering
and death. He continues to "richly and daily provide all that we need" to live a fruitful and
healthy life. What the Lord provides is enough to meet our needs and to respond to the needs
of others. He has promised us, "You have been made rich in every way so that you can be
generous in every way" (2 Corinthians 9:11).
Demonstrate your thankfulness this season.
Each holiday our generosity is our response to the many promises of God, including the
promise that our sins are forgiven, made certain by the suffering and death of Jesus Christ,
and the promise that the Lord is always with us, made certain by the gift of the Holy Spirit
whom we have received through Baptism. These promises remain valid and true, regardless
of what we have done or failed to do. We thank God for His faithfulness! With this thought in
mind, we do not look back at the troubles of the past but look forward to the joy set before us.
Quarterly Giving Statement
Your contributions are but one method of expressing your joy for what Christ has
done. Enclosed is your giving statement for January through September 2014 as well as
instructions to log on to Trinity Cloud so you may access your personal giving records.
In the future, the mid-year quarterly giving statements will not be printed. We are taking this
step to be good stewards and save the church some administrative costs. Of course, we will
remind you that giving statements are available. For anyone who is unable to access Trinity
Cloud just call the office and we will happily print a giving statement at any time.
Multiple Methods of Giving
If you need a convenient way to make recurring contributions or plan to make an additional
gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to check out our electronic giving options.
As the pace of life speeds up around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a most
welcome way to make contributions.
Remember, Trinity offers multiple paths for contribution giving: Sunday offering plate
(envelopes), your bank bill-pay service, or online giving--visit and click
"Online Giving." Contact Gretchen Hollman or me in the church office if you have questions.
Thank you for your generosity and support! God bless us with His peace as we joyfully
respond to what the Lord has given us.
Larry Conrad
Our financial results of the first 3 months of our 2014/2015 fiscal year show that
contribution giving of $235,702 is on-target to budget projections. We are thankful for your
generosity and financial support to Trinity’s ministries.
September also marks the end of the first fiscal year quarter. This year, we are committed to
making our Missions payouts on a quarterly basis. We are setting aside 4.1% of contribution
giving for Missions. For the quarter this amounts to over $10,000 including directed
Missions giving. These expenses will be reported on the October financial statement. The
Missions Team will evaluate and make recommendations to Pastor Mark on the
organizations that should receive funding.
As always, should you have questions or desire more detailed information feel free to connect
with me (or any member of the Executive Committee) and we will certainly answer your
Larry Conrad
Immediate Prayer Requests
Shirley Birchfield
Chris Shifflett
Jeanne Stevenson
Ralph Tinnin
Joyce O’Connell, sister-in-law of Mary
Member Prayers-Shawnee
Ron Flentgen
Bill Kuehn
Dana Pasley
Gary Robinson
Jean Schanefelt
Jerry Shreve
Member in Hospital
Lee Bonn
Tim Bredow
Carol Ohlde
Jane Tinnin
Retirement Facility/Homebound
Rita Bartlett, Good Samaritan
Barbara Brown, Delmar Gardens
Maxine Bruner, Aberdeen Village
Ted Dahl, at home
Bob Ebel, Bickford Place
Allene Gantz, Benton House
Paul Gilbert, Overland Park Place
Lois Haubein, Overland Park Place
Lois Klausen, Delmar Gardens
Jean Klemp, McCrites Plaza
Lucy Krieger, Brookdale-College Square
Ruth Kroenke, at home
Bertha Lefebvre, at home
Jerry Lewis, Sunrise
Mildred Liemen, at home
Dave Lindquist, at home
Bob Mann, at home
Florence Meyer, Park Meadows
Art Nelson, Park Meadows
Helen Wendlandt, at home
Sylvia Wendt, Bartels Lutheran
George Zschoche, at home
Member Prayers-Mission
Amy Adams
Kenda Arendt
Bob Barker
Bob Becker
Bill Birchfield
Norma Brock
Peni Colville
Helen Dehning
Bob Fleenor
Lee Glasnapp
Jack Haden
Larry Hare
Ona Jean Harvey
Lee Hovel
Dale Kesl
Doug Lewallen
Bill Mohling
Gary Owens
Nancy Parks
Jenny Peimann
Betty Peppers
Happy Birthday!
November 12 - Pam Burris, Thomas Dempsey
Shirley Erickson, Judy Gross, Terry Klausen
Dianna Mayfield, Skip Phelps, Elijah West
Ardyn West
November 13 – Frank Emert, Angela Jeppesen
Luke Keller, Noah Latas, Breanne Olson
November 14 - Sandy McArthur, Vicki Ortiz
November 15 - Lyle Bonn, Carol Ohlde
Conrad Wells
November 16 - Megan Eckman, Michael McSweyn
Erica Minton
November 17 - Leitha Archer, Lois Hanauer
Seokwon Kim, Rebecca Lee, Mary Kris Nolte
Lexi Oehlert
November 18 - Roland Boehnke, Deryl Hancock
Renee Jones, Jerry Stephenson
November 19 - Dayton Bohr, Casey Hancock
Nancy Holloway
November 20 – Lisa Delaney, Justin Shields
November 21 - Rita Bartlett, Kyle Mayfield
Janet Vetter
November 22 - Jason Bitter, Ben Tefft
November 23 - Jenifer Barney, Cheryl Brockman
Susan Nurnberger, Erin Tieman
November 24 - Bernard McCarty, Jacklyn Mowder
Jenny Peimann, Rhonda Synovec, Christina Wright
November 25 - Larry Conrad, Paul Hanusch
Jenny Hertel, Joey Wells, Nancy Zier
Faith Inspirations
"...what does the LORD require of you but
to do justice, and to love kindness, and to
walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
Happy Anniversary!
We want to hear about your
Faith Inspirations Story
Bob & Beth Behrens, November 15th (45th)
Mark & Nancy Schulz, November 20th (31st)
Fred & Martha Chael, November 21st (61st)
Bob & Joyce Barker, November 22nd (45th)
Brad & Shawn Veal, November 23rd (18th)
Anniversaries / Birthdays are listed from
November 12th to November 25th
Don’t see your anniversary / birthday listed?
Please contact the church office. Thank you.
Give thanks to the Lord,
for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Psalm 136: 1
Mission Campus
5601 West 62nd Street, Mission, Kansas
The Messenger Published by Trinity Lutheran Church;
5601 West 62nd Street, Mission, KS 66202; 913-432-5441
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Communion Service
Email Messenger Articles to: [email protected]
Sunday Mornings
8:30 a.m. Family-focused Worship
with Communion
9:45 a.m. Praise Service with Communion
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Family-focused Worship
with Communion
Messenger articles are needed by noon on Tuesday during the week of
publication. (Messengers are printed on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each
Trinity Staff:
Mark Schulz, Senior Pastor: [email protected]
Ron Flentgen, Vacancy Associate Pastor: [email protected]
Benjamin Vineyard, Minister of Disciple Formation:
[email protected]
Rhonda Synovec, Director of Family Life Ministry:
[email protected]
Rhonda Nesselrode, Preschool Director: [email protected]
Ben Spalding, Director of Music: [email protected]
Anna Myeong, Organist: [email protected]
Larry Conrad, Administrator: [email protected]
Gretchen Hollman, Office Supervisor: [email protected]
Shawnee Campus
21320 Midland Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66218
Sunday Mornings
8:30 a.m. Family-focused Worship
with Communion
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Family-focused Worship
with Communion
Pastoral Emergency Contacts:
Pastor Mark Schulz - 913-231-9726
Pastor Ron Flentgen - 913-748-6670
Professionally Staffed Nursery for ages 6
months to 3 years is available during all
worship services and the Sunday School hour.
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